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Do You Miss Your Jailbreak? To 3.1.3 or not to 3.1.3.

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My good friends over at the Apple Store recently replaced my iPhone 3GS. I was having some intermittent issues and my battery was lasting about 2 hours with minimal use.

As usual, the experience was painless and I left with a new iPhone 3GS. When I got home to sync it I noticed that the new device had already been upgraded to OS 3.1.3. I lost my jailbreak. My first reaction was to scour the forums in search of a 3.1.3 workaround to get the jailbreak working again. Unfortunately, because it was a factory upgrade, I was out of luck.

It’s been 6 days and I’m noticing that I don’t miss the jailbreak as much as I thought I would and the iPhone actually seems faster, more responsive and less glitchy.

Things I miss: LockScreenInfo, 5 Icon Dock, My3G (for skype w/out WiFi), Winterboard (mostly to get rid of that ugly silver springboard and to select my own wallpaper).

Other than the above mentioned minor tweaks, I’m actually not missing the jailbreak all that much. I’m not saying that I will never jailbreak my iPhone again – assuming I even can in the near future. I’m just not missing it all that much.

What I’d like to know is:

How many of you have accidentally upgraded to OS 3.1.3 or have had to replace your iPhone 3GS and are now stuck without a jailbreak? Do you miss it?


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  • rayray14

    I don't think I could go without (in order):
    – Backgrounder
    – ProSwitcher
    – 3G Unrestrictor
    – SMS QuickReply
    – MyWi
    – Cylay
    – Longitude
    – 5 Columns
    – Rotation Inhibitor
    – SBSettings
    – StatusNotifier

    For this reason, I'm holding off on the next iPhone until the top 5 in my list are available through jailbreak means.

  • tilk

    i miss
    3gunrestrictor.
    hd youtube videos
    5 row dock and five columns.
    mac osx theme

  • Running 3.1.3 … with Jailbreak. Luckily I still have a 3GS that can jailbreak without tethering. I had updated to 3.1.3 accidentally, but got lucky and was able to downgrade / jailbreak / upgrade again.

    The one I won't be able to live without pretty soon is MyWi. I'n buying an iPad w/ Wifi only so MyWi is going to turn my iPhone into a mobile hotspot.

  • icemanyvr

    I was “forced” to factory reset my iPhone 3G due to a frozen phone. This reset took me to 3.1.3. I lost my JailBrake & my unlock. I figured I could go without my JB, but after a week or so I was determined to re-JailBrake my phone. Using Pwnage Tool 3.1.5 I was able downgrade to 3.1.2 and install Cydia. Once Cydia was installed, I was also able to downgrade my baseband using Fuzzyband from 5.12.x to 4.26.08 and unlock it as well.

    I can NOT live without

    SBSetting including Rotation Inhibitor
    Mulitfl0w

    I can live without, but enjoy

    Winterboard (for background image and transparent dock)
    Open SSH for customizing SMS tones

  • icemanyvr, I take it that you were lucky enough to have your hashes stored with Cydia before the 3.1.3 update? If not, I'd love to know exactly how you did it. Any side-effects so far? Drop me an email with some details! chris@aceto.ca

  • appledude123

    got my 3G replaced and now stuuck in 3.1.3…. HELLL ya miss my jailbreak soo plz post a solution when available !!!!

  • bobdoodle

    Have you tried ProSwitcher? I like it better than multifl0w, and its free.

  • Matt

    I miss mine quite a bit. I'm currently staying in another town for about a week now and have no WiFi. 3Gunrestrictor would be awesome right now to make phone calls over Skype and MyWy would do a great job tethering my phone to my MacBook. I really wish a JB is released soon. I hate the game of cat and mouse we are forced to play with Apple.

  • I recently upgraded to 3.1.3 on purpose to find out what the battery life would be like. I had been jailbroken for 6 months or so and other than the theming, I really don't miss a thing. Why do we need to run muliple apps on a phone when the apps launch quick and clean (usually) anyways?

    I suppose I miss 3gunrestrictor and sbsettings but not so much that I would ever jailbreak again. The benefits of having a faster, longer lasting device far outweigh any I'd get from jailbreaking.

  • steval

    I did the same thing and it’s still possible to downgrade (but not if you need an unlock, cause you can’t downgrade the modem…). This link is in french but you can figure it or translate it 🙂 I USED IT AND IT’S WORKING 100%
    http://www.forum-iphone.fr/tuto+downgrade+iphone+3gs+new+iboot+3+1+3+to+3+1+2-s30639

  • steval

    I did the same thing and it’s still possible to downgrade (but not if you need an unlock, cause you can’t downgrade the modem…). This link is in french but you can figure it or translate it 🙂 I USED IT AND IT’S WORKING 100%
    http://www.forum-iphone.fr/tuto+downgrade+iphone+3gs+new+iboot+3+1+3+to+3+1+2-s30639

  • rawbear

    I had to upgrade my 3Gs to 3.1.3 after a total freeze and itunes restore. I'm considering jailbreak and unlock now, mostly to prepare for future OS versions. But I truly don't miss any features. Sure, it is nice to be able to use the extra functions, but overall, I don't find the extra features “mandatory”.

  • icemanyvr

    I just installed Activator and ProSwitcher. I love it… so much better and smoother than Multifl0w. Didn't know about it. Thanks

  • icemanyvr

    I have a 3G not a 3GS. I sent you an email.

  • markajaw

    I MISS MULTITASKING with pro switcher!

  • roadcarver

    I would miss:
    SBSettings
    Intelliscreen
    Cycorder
    MyWi

  • JC

    My iPhone 3GS crashed over the New Year and i had to restore it. The only reason why I jail broke it in the first place was so I could use Asian SIMM cards while on vacation.

    I do not miss my jail break as the phone runs a lot smoother.

    If Apple said “no” to locking phones then I would have little to no reason to ever jail break again.

  • papatyre

    If I didn't have backgrounder for my gps, my3g, because I have a six gb limit and I want to use it, winterboard, and the excellent texting upgrade, I'd throw my iphone into the center of the sun.

  • papatyre

    If I didn't have backgrounder for my gps, my3g, because I have a six gb limit and I want to use it, winterboard, and the excellent texting upgrade, I'd throw my iphone into the center of the sun.

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