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    Some people are just paranoid for no reason. I've done this before with the iPhone. No issues. I'd love to see proof that a restore sometimes doesn't work. Hell, you could delete the cydia app and those pimply faced kids at the apple store aren't really going to know...let alone a full restore via iTunes.
    Last edited by Matth3w; 05-30-2010 at 07:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Matth3w View Post
    How would the restore not work?
    Um, yeah, my question exactly.

    When MikesTooLz said:
    Correct a proper resotore can leave no traces, but most regular users wont performe a proper restore.
    I went, ***? (Silently, to myself, so no one would be offended.) But, seriously, ***? What's a "proper restore," Mr TooLz, and how is it done? Jus' askin...
    In iPhone terms a proper restore refers to a clean restore to Apples original firmware. Its not the first time I see iPhone lingo travel into iPad diskussions.
    For the iPhone there is something called pwned firmware, which is created with the jailbreak (and optional unlock) already done, and then used in Itunes to restore your phone. To my knowledge theres no pwn yet for the iPad, but for alot of us ol iPhone breakers the lingo sticks.

    No point in getting hooked up on how people phrase their responses, theres so much else to talk about!
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    Just use the stock restore, you'll be fine is my point.

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    will jailbreaking affect battery life at all? I won't be using any themes or any background running utilities....

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    If you aren't using SSH or backgrounder, no. Some people have reported SSH as draining battery life, so I turned it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Matth3w View Post
    How would the restore not work?
    Um, yeah, my question exactly.

    When MikesTooLz said:
    Correct a proper resotore can leave no traces, but most regular users wont performe a proper restore.
    I went, ***? (Silently, to myself, so no one would be offended.) But, seriously, ***? What's a "proper restore," Mr TooLz, and how is it done? Jus' askin...
    Performing a restore does whipe everything off of the device. But at the end of the restore it will prompt the user asking if this is device XXXXXXX or is this a new device. If they say yes this is xxxxxxxxxx it can toss proof back onto the device of it being jailbroken even though the device has not been rejailbroken.

    They have software at the geniouse bar to check the logs, history, ect...

    If you want to test it out, perform a restore on your device and when it asks if this is xxxxxxxxxx or a new device say yes. Then launch the Xcode organizer and you will most likely see some logs pop up for this just restored non jail broken device from things like cydia and other jailbroken apps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matth3w View Post
    How would the restore not work?
    How does anything fail? By something unexpected happening.

    Having supported computer users and their problems for 19 years I have seen a great number of "how did THAT happen?" events. Two possibilities that come to mind are a corrupted download of the OS file from Apple, or a flawed load that leaves the iPad corrupted and unable to receive the new copy of the ROM. I've seen more than one device fail on a flash update, including a 3Com switch that cost WAY more than an iPad.

    "Things fall apart. It's scientific." - David Byrne/Talking Heads

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikesTooLz View Post
    … at the end of the restore it will prompt the user asking if this is device XXXXXXX or is this a new device. If they say yes this is xxxxxxxxxx it can toss proof back onto the device of it being jailbroken even though the device has not been rejailbroken.

    They have software at the geniouse bar to check the logs, history, ect...
    Soooo...I want to say, "No, this is a completely new device." Then there's no digital paper trail, is that right?


    Also: Some other guy's experience with jailbreaking here...

    iPad Jailbreaking Woes...
    Last edited by rowan; 05-31-2010 at 12:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowan View Post
    Soooo...I want to say, "No, this is a completely new device." Then there's no digital paper trail, is that right?


    Also: Some other guy's experience with jailbreaking here...

    iPad Jailbreaking Woes...
    Correct
    Last edited by MikesTooLz; 05-31-2010 at 06:32 AM.

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    It is like everything else, wait for another spirit version and everything should be fine. If your an expert well you can try the first jailbreak version but im not an expert so I usually wait for a second or a third version.

    thanks for the thread
    Jonathan


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