A few simple questions regarding 3GS
As this is my first post, please allow me to start by commenting on the quality of this forum. You guys have a wealth of quality information and good staff, these things can be hard to find online today and I applaud you all.
Now, on to the questions. I am relatively new to the whole jailbreaking thing but I am very intrigued. (Having just finished reading "iPhone Hacks" by David Jurick, Adam & Damien Stolarz - a must read i should say!) I apologize if these questions have been answered previously but my model of iPhone appears to be a tricky one so I would like some quality advice before diving in.
I currently have a late-model 16GB iPhone 3GS. Firmware is 3.1.2 (7D11), and modem is 05.11.07. Serial number identifies it as "week 44". The phone is locked to the Optus network here in Australia.
Now from what I have read, jailbreaking recent models can be difficult especially f I were to upgrade to 3.1.3. (Which I havn't done yet mind) So my questions would be:
1. Is it advisable to jailbreak this model in the first place, or wait for future developments?
2. If so, what is the best method? (Redsn0w, Pwnage etc..?)
3. How does tethered booting work? (Does this mean I will need to connect my phone to the computer every time I want to restart it or it runs out of battery?)
I am not worried about sim unlocking as I am quite happy with my provider, all I am interested in is running 3rd party apps and emulators. Any advice would be greatly appreciated and I will happily donate to the forums in exchange for a helpful reply. Thanks in advance.