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Iphone and Ipad jailbreaking low down and advice

I have a Iphone 4s and the newest Ipad. I am thinking about jail breaking them both so I can tether my ipad to the ihpone and use a password locking tool on the ipad since Apple hasn't provided a way to do this since they think it means people will buy multiple ipads instead of sharing one in a family.

So my main concerns are.....

1. What are the chances of bricking the device to the point it is a paper weight? Or if you brick it can you just wipe and restore and your back to normal? I really don't want to destroy my new $730 Ipad.

2. How long does it normally take for a new jailbreak version to be released after a IOS update? I would think the protocol is wait for a new jailbreak version to be released then update and rejailbreak.

3. Can anyone give me a site or list of sites for tried and true jailbreaking, it makes me a little nervous to just do a web search so I would rather use a site several people can vouch for. I have read that http://blog.iphone-dev.org/ is a good site to use but I don't know anything about them.

4. After jailbreaking do you just backup like normal in Itunes, run new updates, rejailbreak device? Or do you have to backup and restore to get rid of jailbreaking, update, then jailbreak again?

5. How complicated is it to jailbreak and go through the process of updating and rejailbreaking? I'm not really worried about it I am just curious what will be involved.

7. Does jailbreaking create a big safety concern? Again, I am only planning on tethering and locking apps. I may install a few apps that allow you to customize the phone more but that's about it. Does the safety risk come from bad apps or just the fact the phone is jailbroken?

6. Are there any other big concerns I should be aware of before jailbreaking? Since it is legal now does apple still void the warranty? If you wipe and restore to normal will they ever know?


Thanks for any answers and advice.
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Madnhain

It sounds as though you've done some research and are on the right track. However, before you void your warranty, you may want to do some research into the wireless carrier's crackdown on tethering. They are getting wise to it and people are starting to get some pretty outrageous bills. (being charged for tethering even though it's not on their plan because it's obvious that is what they are doing)
Other than that, Jailbreaking is simple and you can find dozens of tutorials and how-tos.
Personally though, I wouldn't recommend it.
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I'm using the most recent IOS updates. Is it possible to roll back to a previous version?

From what I understand as long as you use a IOS device they can't detect tether, so IPad should be ok but laptop with Windows 7 isn't.
Madnhain

I think for rolling back to previous update, you have to restore. I could be wrong, but that is my understanding.

wireless companies look at your data usage, if the data usage is above what should be expected from a device (regardless of operating system) they know you are tethering. Computers will use a whole lot more data than a phone or pad will.
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I am not aware that you can downgrade to an earlier iOS if you are now on the latest iOS.  You will just have to wait for them to Jailbreak the current iOS before you can jailbreak.

See http://www.redmondpie.com/downgrade-ios-6-to-5.1.1-on-a4-ios-devices-using-redsn0w/

I am waiting for iOS6 to be broken before I upgrade as I use an App that I rely on and don't need the extra features on iOS 6, so I sit and wait.

Sorry.

Alan
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Hooked4Life

Another thing to add.. My iPhone4 that was JailBroken was very slow after the Jail break. Flashing it back to factory was like night and day in regards to speed of the iOS.

Another thing to think about is if you use any apps for work (like Good) they may block Jail Broken devices.
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Thanks for the info. Hopefully they will release a jail break soon.
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