Should I Buy A iPhone 4 for Tinkering Purposes?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones and Media Players' started by CuriousTommy, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. CuriousTommy
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    Hello everyone,

    I was thinking of buying an iPhone 4 to (maybe) play around with exploits. It's the cheapest and most recent iPhone I could think of that has an unpatchable bootrom exploit. I don't intend to use it as a daily driver at all since I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

    In the best case, I want to mess around with limera1n (since the source is online) and see what I can make the iPhone 4 do, but if I never follow through with my original plans, would the iPhone 4 be an okay device to casually use as a secondary device? 50 bucks for a 32gb iPhone is not a lot of money, but I don't want a device that is too old to browse the web.

    Do you think it is a good idea for me to buy an iPhone 4?
     
  2. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink your friendly neighborhood serial killer

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    dude if you want a 4S i have one at my parents (ex fiance gave it to me I don't feel its worth returning to her iirc already jailbroken via Haiku just post relivant stuff i think you get access to trading forum at 500 post unless it changed then set up a thread we cand discuss more on here only in trading
     
  3. x65943

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    You get access at 100 posts I believe. So he should be able to make a listing now.
     
  4. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink your friendly neighborhood serial killer

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    u heard em
     
  5. CuriousTommy
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    CuriousTommy GBAtemp Fan

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    Thanks, but I want an iPhone with a bootrom exploit. As far as I am aware, the 4S doesn't have a bootrom exploit. Plus my dad has a 4S anyway (if I ask him kindly, he will probably give it to me).

    The whole point of me wanting to get the iPhone 4 is to understand how bootrom exploits work. I am curious about how exploits like limera1n work and how I could modify the exploit to make it do whatever I want it to do.
     
  6. Kiker

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    iPhone 4 doesn't seem to be a good idea ,
     
  7. CuriousTommy
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    Thanks for your suggestion, but I actually already bought one, but I do wonder why you think buying an iPhone 4 is not a good idea?
     
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