Do you ever read my posts and think, "man, Todd sure has long and wordy posts!" Today's will not be that way. I have a lament, but to keep things light I will intersperse it with photos from my company's March Birthday desserts. I like to bake and all but I am no competition for Rachel who made all of these!
My iphone is no longer jailbroken. It happened a couple of Friday nights ago when we were in Santa Barbara. Suddenly, the tethering stopped working, the screen said no service and the phone hung. Soft reboots were not helpful - phone was still hung. Eventually I figure out how to perform a hard reset and it was responsive again but still no service. AT&T had found me out and shut me down. How, I couldn't say.
Didn't try these - the red sleeved ones were filling-free
Once I was home again, I reset the software and I was back on the network. Unfortunately, that means I had upgraded to OS 3.1.3 which is notoriously hard to jailbreak. I tried but every time I did I was kicked off the network again. Maybe if I had persisted I could have succeeded. It might have been possible to go back to 3.1.2 and become free again but I decided it wasn't worth my time to keep trying.
Had a very small slice of this - very nice
I decided that there were three reasons I enjoyed being jailbroken.
- Running the forbidden Google Voice app
- Tethering while out of town
- Feeling like I'm getting over on the man
Didn't try this - not a huge red velvet fan
But how important are those three things to me really?
- The HTML5 Google Voice app is better than the banned app if a little slower to launch
- I have only tethered twice since I've owned the phone
- This one is sad to give up. What fun is life if you don't occasionally get away with something? Like eating an extra churro.
My favorite - another very small slice (there was a large crowd)
So that is my lament. I am no longer one of the cool hacker kids. But I am plotting my next churro trip!