- 07-30-2009, 06:38 PM #26
Like others who've made the jump from WM, I flawed my old WinMo device all the time However, because of all the flashing and registry hacks, my WM phone became very unstable.
For the time being, I'm going to leave my iPhone as is, ie not jailbroken. However, in time, I'll probably jailbreak because of the allure of the Cydia Appstore
- 07-31-2009, 11:16 PM #27
I've been on the hairy edge of JB-ing for a long time now. I didn't really want to while the phone was under warranty, and now that its not I'm worried I might F-it up... I downloaded the software file for JB-ing and the instructions etc., then got cold feet. I really hate how the simple things like backgrounds, sounds, icons etc are so limited/restricted on the iPhone so I'm still thinking about it.
- 07-31-2009, 11:44 PM #28iPhone Nanite
- 5 Posts
Mostly because I just plane don't trust the 3rd parties who produce the jailbreaks. At which point will Jail Broken IPhones become a spam spewing data eating botnet? Who knows maybe never, maybe tomorrow? All I know is that if it happens to my IPhone because I hacked it it's my fault. So I can mostly sum it up to security and I'm paranoid.
- 07-31-2009, 11:47 PM #29iMore Intermediate
- 228 Posts
I love my 3G S just as it is. I'm not sure I see a lot of app's that are a huge advantage over the native or those avail. in the app store (aside from the one that runs app's in the background). Aside from app's, skinning or theming would be the next biggest attraction, but I dig my iPhone just as it is, not quite worth the risk. At least not yet...
- 07-31-2009, 11:55 PM #30
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- 08-02-2009, 01:55 PM #33
The only reason i would want to jailbreak is for backgrounder, which i'm hoping apple will eventually roll out in a software revision. I'll say this the 1 thing i miss most about my blackberry was the fact that i could leave apps running in the background and not have to close everything to go to a different one.
I know most of the crackberry world hate's iphones but i think if backgroudning and mms were to finally come out in an apple software revision i bet alot of them would turn coat on the blackberry devices for an iphone. The temptation is hard to resist.
- 08-02-2009, 08:04 PM #34
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- 08-02-2009, 10:12 PM #36iPhone Newbie
- 14 Posts
Jailbreaking does not void your warranty! All you have to do is restore the phone and Apple has no way of knowing. If they ask why the phone was wiped, tell them you thought a restore might fix it. I've done this, it works.
Warranty issues are not a valid reason to avoid jailbreaking your Iphone!
- 08-03-2009, 12:31 AM #37
- 08-03-2009, 01:14 AM #38
Is this thread turning into a "come to the darkside" thread? I have done a lot of reading on this site and others. I will not be jailbreaking. There are too many problems with it. In my opinion the problems out weigh the so-called benefits.
- 08-03-2009, 07:57 AM #39
Currently my phone is working great and does everything I need it to while being non-jailbroken. I'm sure my imagination is limited as to thinking what benefits jailbreaking could bring me, bout the only thing I would want to do that I can't do now, and don't believe I would be able to do it while jailbroken is hulu.com.
- 08-03-2009, 10:21 PM #40
- 08-06-2009, 01:34 AM #41iPhone Beginner
- 97 Posts
well i own a itouch and a 3GS with a contract and i`m happy that way it is i wich i had google voice app but i can survive without it in my iphone as an app but i have it anyways just not as an app so why jailbreak it anyway custom backgrounds its ok i dont have to see a picture wich is gonna be blocked by the icons anyway in my background; what else some games hey i wanna game i turn on xbox 360 and get my COD4 on no really good apps out there right now that would make me doit and changing stupid themes and icons no thanks at least not in my phone my itouch is jailbroken and like sting7k said and yes it is a fact my itouch is laggy, crashes all the time, i have to restore once in a while is just not woth it in my 3GS my itouch ok it is my test device anyways
- 08-06-2009, 07:40 AM #42
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- 08-06-2009, 09:11 AM #44
- 08-06-2009, 09:55 AM #45
- 08-06-2009, 11:34 AM #46
Those of you who are not jailbroken, you do not know what you are missing. It makes the iPhone so much better because you control the experience. You can get aps like SBSettings, Cycorder (sweet video-recorder for the 3G), qTweeter (instant updates for facebook and twitter), winterboard and GV Mobile. It still syncs with iTunes just fine and you can always restore back to the way it was if you don't like it.
I was on the fence about jailbreaking but once GV Mobile was pulled I went through with it and I was nervous too. I found the experience to be easy and painless on my Powerbook G4. Those who knock it for being buggy did something wrong because I notice no difference at all before and after the break. Don't knock if you haven't tried it. The continuous updates make for a more stable experience. Those who make excuses are afraid or don't know enough about jailbreaking to make an educated decision or response.
Quoting Apple's policies is ignorant because Apple will tell you anything to keep you from jailbreaking and being free of their corporate stranglehold. I am surprised Apple didn't tell you the world would explode and burn into ashes if you jailbreak your iPhone. You would probably believe that one too.
- 08-06-2009, 01:11 PM #47
Just thought I'd chime in because I think sometimes those having problems are typically louder than those that have no reason to post "Hey my phone runs great!"
- 08-06-2009, 01:29 PM #48
I jailbroke my 3G right after the 3.0 update. I had always wanted to but I too was afraid it would screw up my phone.
I guess the reason I chose to after 3.0 was released was because I was pretty pissed that with the 3.0 update Apple didn't give the 3G the video recording option or the battery status percentage indicator. This irritated me because there is no limitation of the hardware that would stop them from making these features for the 3G and only making them available on the 3GS.
As quite a few have posted on here, it is a very quick and painless process (speaking from my experience). It takes less time to jailbreak your phone than to install a new Apple FW update or to do a Restore.
My top reason for jailbreaking is SBSettings by far. So many option at the swipe of a finger!
I can understand people's hesitation and I don't blame them. It's a personal choice.
As a side note, I did update my phone to 3.0.1 in order to fix the SMS issue. Figured that issue was more important to deal with than having a jailbroke phone. HOWEVER.... for the 3 or so days that I was not jailbroken I did notice that I STILL had the numeric percentage battery indicator and the numeric wifi strength indicator. Are you not supposed to lose the ENTIRE jailbreak when you update with Apples FW? I always thought iTunes did a Restore when it updated to latest firmware. Maybe I should have done a full Restore before updating to 3.0.1 and that would have wiped it all clean.
Anyhow, I am happy to have my jailbreak back.
- 08-06-2009, 01:46 PM #49iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
What are the pros, cons, and risks?
I have yet to find a good site that objectively weighs the pros, cons, and risks of jailbreaking in straight forward terms.
What instabilities might I start seeing?
What will Apple know about it and will they care?
It's all too shady to know if it's worth risking my warranty and reliability. If someone has a link to share, let me know!
- 08-06-2009, 03:10 PM #50iPhone Nanite
- 6 Posts
I have been wanting to jailbreak for a few features - winterboard, pdanet, cycorder, etc. I haven't yet because I'm afraid of screwing my phone up. I agree with noodlehead that there isn't a site that weighs the pros, cons, and risks. I've heard it's harmless but I've also heard its messed some things up too. I can't afford to replace the phone if I totally botch it up during jailbreak so I'm stuck on the other side.