But if its OTB then yeah i think?
Maybe I'm wrong tho.
The phone will sometimes restore fine NOT in recovery mode and other times it will give you an error!
If you want to be sure it will work then just put it in recovery mode anyway. But for me personally I didn't need recovery mode (except to pwn the phone intially).
I was able to custom restore in normal mode! But its no big deal - just put it in recovery if your not sure thats the easiest solution!
Windows release hopefully be Tuesday night at some point UK time.
Unfortunately the guy releasing it managed to make windows crash and is now reinstalling it which will take several hours so don't wait around! come back later!
after I have done the whole process, can I set my phone from a backup or I need to start as a new phone?
if I need to start as a new phone, how can I backup my contacts? I dont want to loose them.
Your contacts should be synced on your computer with your addressbook or email (whatever you selected in itunes) when you set the phone up originally.
If you don't sync them then do it before you restore and it will save them on your mac so you can put them back later.
It is not recommended to use the backup as if your phone was jailbreaked before the settings may mess up your phone and require another restore to fix.
If your phone however was not hacked in anyway before and all you are doing is jailbreaking then you can restore from your backup - but for unlocking or restoring a phone previously jailbreaked it will cause lots of issues.
So if that is the case set it up as a new phone!
New to Ipone. I got my Iphone 1.1.1 back in Jan. 08. I have a visual impairment but can see the Iphone screen better than a lot of phones. I would like it to do some cut & paste and would like the dates in my contacts to work with the dates in my calendar. That said, I really would like to add 3rd party apps which is what brought me here. I only know the names of Ibricker, Jailbreak and Pwnage. I am using Windows XP SP2 and thought I read that I need to wait for Pwnage to come out in windows? My wife has a minimac but as I understand it, since I used my pc, I have to continue to use it and cannot use both my wife's mac and my pc with my Ipone.
Advise on how to proceed?
You can use it with the mac mini then re-sync it with the PC.
All you need the mac for is to pwn the phone and make the custom firmware.
Once it has restored with the custom firmware then you can use your PC.
There will be a windows version out in the next few days.
How can apple lock us up now?
When is this Windows version gonna get released? Im dying here! What is a windows preview???