- 08-19-2009, 04:53 PM #76
This has been a very interesting conversation. I am also a WinMo refugee. (I bought my wife a Touch and after a couple minutes with it knew I had to get an iPhone.) There I regularly flashed, and got comfortable with it. But the stories of bricking with an update are pretty scary. How real are they?
I do like the idea of running things in the background. What is the impact of that, though? This was always an issue with WinMo where no matter how much memory you had, things would start closing--always without notice. So I'm thinking my GPS will tell my the next turn... only to check and it magically closed at some point! How does this work with the iPhone? How many open? Does the OS do memory management?
Also, is backgrounding a part of the 3.x update roadmap?
I also like the idea of freeing Sling from the confines of WiFi. I could sling over 3G on my WinMo and it seems crazy that I can't from my iPhone. It's not like I can't stream from other sources. Why single out Sling?
- 08-19-2009, 08:46 PM #77iPhone Newbie
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the bricking stories are exaggerated. you can always do a restore from DFU mode (unless you brick your phone and break the USB connector at the same time).
on the 3GS, you have around 160MB of free RAM after the kernel loads up. That gives you a lot of space to run background apps. There is a youtube video where a guy has 2 big games and 4 other apps backgrounded without any noticeable delay.
I dont think Apple will allow backgrounded apps anytime soon. They have made a huge investment in Push notifications and so has the entire ecosystem (app developers).
- 08-19-2009, 09:18 PM #78
Thanks for your reply. What is "DFU mode"?
Also, what happens if memory is full? Will it crash? Or what? Will GPS run in the background?
This seems really intriguing, but I really don't miss all the tweaking and finagling I had to do on my Fuze just to get the d*mn thing almost working. Having something that "just works" right out of the box is really refreshing. My fear is that JB will take me back into WinMo-like hell, where things are never working together quite right, and one wrong move can put you back on square one. I spent way too much time trying to get my Fuze to work right.
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- 09-02-2009, 03:15 PM #83iPhone Nanite
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Only one real need
The only reson I would jailbreak would be to get the full version of GV Mobile. I ave the free dialer before it was removed. I have put the tethering hack in place and have MMS set and ready to go if AT&T will ever provision my account for MMS. I have the carrier 5.0 profile on there.
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- 09-03-2009, 01:48 PM #90iMore Pro
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So I guess, they all need to come into the jailbreak threads and tell us what fools we are. This is their space, give it to them
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- 09-06-2009, 05:16 PM #96
I had my 3GS for about 3 months and finally decided to do it about 2 days ago. I really am glad. As for cellular network impact i see none. I understand installing some packages, which is the name for apps on Cydia, could impact network stability. But I can roughly tell with my judgment which ones not to install. And using Block my Call, a spoof app that allows you to make any number you call look like its coming from any number you want it to was worth it for me. I thought it was complicated to do but i watched a youtube video for about 8 minutes and that was enough to show me it really isnt complicated at all. Definately worth it using Backgrounder, Block my call, winter board, and installous. I mean you can get any app for free.
- 09-06-2009, 07:10 PM #97
I'm a scaredy cat and never even did a jailbreak on my iTouch let alone my brand new shiny iPhone. Maybe I'll try it on the iTouch and if I don't screw it up, I'll try it...but I'm just afraid of what will happen if I have a problem down the road. I don't want to void my warranty or Apple Care...
- 09-18-2009, 03:30 PM #98
I JB both mine & my wife's 3G 3.0. So far NO major problems. Been done now about 5 months. There are a few MINOR draw backs, but none to loose sleep over. This may sound strange to some, but my reason for JB is "Because I can." I think that covers it "ALL." IGoSlo
- 09-18-2009, 09:59 PM #99
I have been reading this forum in particular for quite some time. Here is yet another reason, for me, to NOT jailbreak- it seems that more than half of the "help" posts are from those that have jailbroken. Now it seems that a standard troubleshooting question is....are you jailbroken?
This along with my previouse reasons is why I choose to, as this thread states, NOT jailbreak.
- 09-19-2009, 01:30 AM #100