New to iPhone and the whole hack business
So, I got 3gs 32g today. Not knowing much about iPhone or anything even close to jail breaking I bought the phone. The cutest thing was, when i tried to use it, it was locked. I couldn't use my SIM. Long story short, my friend jail broke it and now I have no idea what the hell it actually does / is / what I can do and can't do.
So I surf the web and find you guys that seem to know everything there is about this. Hope you can help me.
This is what I want to know. When jail broken (used blackra1n) is there a possibility of the phone getting "bricked"? I heard if it does that, you can use it as toilet paper. Uncomfortable toilet paper. Can using Cydia or any other of these jail brake abilities "brick" it? And how exactly does one "brick" the phone?
Now for the 2nd set of questions. Can I use app store normally? I have an iTunes account, will it want to send info to Apple or update it or any other thing that isn't in the interest of my phone?
Is there anything I should be aware of?
I know I put a lot of questions, but I kind of want to be sure what I can do with this phone, because I gave a lot money on it and want it to be completely useful.
I appreciate everything you tell me. Thanks.