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Hi;

I have an IPhone 3GS, I want to know whether jailbreaking is legal in Sweden and moreover reversible?

As wikipedia says, it's legal in US whereas I couldn't find any info for Sweden.

Kind regards.
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by:arnold
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Some links when searching says that it is possible to reverse by reinstalling the firmware using itunes.
or getting the iphone into a recovery mode.

Other than cost, any reason not to buy an unlocked new iphone in a few months)?

can't provide links as some reference info on unlocking.
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by:jazzIIIlove
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what is the risk of doing so? I mean is there a risk that iphone is corrupted after reverting this operation?

Kind regads.
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by:arnold
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Do your research on the procedures for both. Then see whether you are willing to take the risk.
Make sure to sync as well as backup your existing data prior to making attempts and is a good practice to maintain and avoid data loss whether you go through with this.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1414

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by:Maximu5
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I wouldn't know about the legalities in Sweden.

Althought I've jailbroken my phone before and restored it back to normal without any problems.

As with any firmware hack / upgrade there is a risk. However, it's very small. I've haven't heard of anyone I know that's had any problems.

Good luck!
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arnold:
Hi arnold;

I check for the backup links you provide and before doing this jailbreaking operation, I'd like to know can sync be considered as backup in iphone/ipod? I mean, I sync. my phone but how can I revert it if there is a failure? I check in the links that it says the backups are in the path,

C:\Users\jazzIIIlove\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

but in that given path, there are lots of files and their size is not that big, are those backups contain my contact list in my phone or so?

I am a little confused that it says to revert a backup, one should use timemachine or other solutions in MS, so in practice I am having my backup not via itunes but with other solutions. Is it true?

Maximu5:
Thanks.

Kind regards.
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Itunes only keeps the last backup you create.
i.e. you sync your content last Monday.
You then sync your content this Monday.
You then realize that a video/sone is missing which was present the prior Monday. The issue is that you only restore data from this Monday.

Your only option is to check your file system backup (ntbackup or timemachine) to see whether you can restore on the local computer the backup file from last Monday.

This is the reference to the third party app deals with going back/restoring from a previous backup that is no longer available within itunes, but might be available as part of  the fiel system backup (timemachine, MS ntbackup)

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To clarify, Itunes only keeps the last backup you create.
 = itunes only keeps the files/folders sync.ed

But, my case also involves merging two contact lists etc. of 2 phones, meaning that sync. will erase the previous contact list or so. Right? What should I do in this case?

Kind regards.

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by:arnold
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You are adding to the question which I am unclear on.
Presumably you will merge/import the second list within Itunes.
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by:jazzIIIlove
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Ah, yes, this question seems "merged" with my another question, http://www.experts-exchange.com/Apple/Hardware/iPhone/Q_26975297.html

Thanks arnold for the information you provided.

Kind regards.
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