Sunday, August 8, 2010

Jailbreaking Your iPhone 3G

iPhone 3G users are stubborn bunch.  And I'm one of them.  Although I already upgraded to the more robust 32GB iPhone 4 (antenna issues notwithstanding), many have chosen to stay the course with 1/4 of the RAM of the top smartphones out this year, a considerably lower resolution screen, a considerably slower processor, a lower resolution camera with no built-in video recording, no front-facing camera and no gyroscope.

Recently, iPhone 3G users made their voices heard when OS 4.0 slowed their smartphone down to a crawl.  Fortunately for me, I did not experience such a slowdown with my 16GB iPhone 3G and I didn't care when I got my iPhone 4.

But now I'm intrigued by what I can do with my iPhone 3G now that the initial warranty is up, AppleCare has expired and jailbreaking is now legal.

I had actually jailbroken my iPhone 3G before with OS 3.x.  But, I was disillusioned with it since it made my phone really slow.  I'm hoping for better things with the iOS 4.0 jailbreak.

I have already jailbroken my iPhone 3G twice and here's what I think about the two ways to jailbreak the iPhone 3G: