BB9900 to iP5... Should I jailbreak?
I am switching from BlackBerry 9900 to an iPhone 5 to pair with my MacBook Pro and iPad. I will be losing some features like adding attachments to my emails and a native word processing app that I use for school. I am curious to know if I should jailbreak my phone. It was first introduced to me in my distributions class while I downloaded Keynote on my iPad for $9.99 and my group partner downloaded it for free on his iPhone. But I am more interested in the OS features and not pirating. So... Should I jailbreak my iPhone?
- 09-16-2012, 07:17 PM #2
Jailbreaking is over rated IMO. Play with the phone for for a few weeks. If you like it, stay without the jailbreak, if not then jailbreak. I used to always jailbreak but then you have to wipe your phone if you wanna update to a new OS. It's not even worth it. Takes too much time to tweak things all the time, if I wanted to do that I would get an Android.
- 09-16-2012, 07:41 PM #3
Jailbreaking is a good thing if you really need to do certain things. For some it's not necessary. I do it for 2 reasons.... Call blocker and free tethering. There are a lot benefits for people that really like to tweak. I would say there's no harm in doing it because you can always reverse it. Doesn't hurt to see what functionality you can gain.
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- 09-16-2012, 07:54 PM #5
To the OP keep in mind it could take a couple months before iPhone 5 is jail broken. First they are going to haw to figure how to jailbreak iOS 6 then do it for the new device because that's a different feat itself. So you'll have plenty of time to try the device as is and then try jailbreak when it's available.
- 09-16-2012, 09:07 PM #6
It works for me because I'm use to my tweaks and quick settings because of the JB. For someone like yourself, switching from a BB to a iP5, I don't think its necessary. Especially considering what all iOS 6 does. Not to mention it might take some time to JB iOS 6 (even though it is JB'n for dev right now in beta). Off rip, the iPhone will do more than the BB though.
- 09-16-2012, 09:12 PM #7iPhone Newbie
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I would not. For one it is highly illegal if you download the content for free apps. Which right there should let you know that it is definatly illegal. Anyways the new iOS 6 should be good enough.
And if you do jail break you may have problems with apps shutting down or not working like they should. So if u were you the safest thing to do is not to jailbreak.
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- 09-16-2012, 09:38 PM #10
I originally jailbroke my ipod touch so I could use my ipod while it was connected to my cars stereo via usb. That accessory spash screen meant I couldnt search music from my ipod while it was playing on my cars speakers. As long as I can play pandora off my phone and use it too in my car ill be happy.
I switched to verizon so my now free tethering means I dont have to jailbreak my phone. I can just use my ipod which then negates the need to jailbreak in the first place.
Im coming from a blackberry to ip5, so im sure there will be convenience issues. Such as being able to download off websites, bb alarms which work even when phone is off, on / off phone timers, etc.
I've got far more to gain from switching to ios (netflix, words with friends, far superior apps, etc) than to stick with outdated blackberry. I was waiting for blackberry 10, but no word on if it has lte or if it can play android apps. When the time comes, im sure i can always sell my ip5 to pickup a bb10.
about the people who say jailbreaking has problems, I disagree. In the proper hands, it gives you more options and makes the ios interface much more functional and efficient. I DO think people can mess up their phones via a jailbreak but you can always reboot, or simply avoid things you dont understand.
- 09-16-2012, 10:13 PM #11
At the end of the day do what you want to do. As you can see users have various reasons why they do or don't. Depends on the person and you're no different. But I still say you really dont know how useful it COULD be if you try it. Can always revert back if not needed.
- 09-16-2012, 10:57 PM #12
As others have pointed out, it will probably be months before the new iPhone will have a jailbreak, going by the last couple of devices, and many current tweaks and apps won't be compatible with the new hardware and software. I don't believe in piracy; apps aren't that expensive anyway. And if you already bought Keynote for iPad, you can download it free on iPhone.
That said, there are a lot of cool things you can do jailbroken, but the most important things we used to do it for are now built into iOS. But jailbreaking is usually easy and low-risk. I've had few problems, and if you do have a problem, you can always restore your phone to stock condition, as a last resort, not that I've ever had to in three years. Get used to your new phone as is, and when the jailbreak eventually comes out, search Google for jailbreak tweaks and apps to see if that's what you want to do. By that time, there should be all new jailbreak stuff for the new phone and new iOS.
- 09-16-2012, 11:04 PM #13
- 09-17-2012, 08:14 AM #14
The good thing about jailbreaking is if you don't like it, it's easy to go back to stock. Reverting back to stock is much faster than trying to reinstall an OS on a bricked BB.
- 09-17-2012, 08:33 AM #15
There's really no reason to refrain from jailbreaking...the simple act of doing it doesn't do anything to change the iPhone itself, people would honestly never know the difference when looking at it without any tweaks or anything.
The positives though are very numerous...you can customize and tweak until you're blue in the face. Most users just do a few mods and then leave it be, having a setup they prefer (me, i love having a 5 icon dock, if no other reason to jailbreak, i would do it JUST to have that feature).
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- 09-17-2012, 12:44 PM #19
You will lose the ability to create numerous sound profiles. You will lose the shining blinking red notification light. You will lose the microsd card slot for expandable storage. You will lose a removable battery. You will lose the quicklaunch button on the side. You will lose one touch access to network connections, notifications, universal search, 24 shortcut keys from the home screen, and all shortcuts in all apps.
Jailbreaking will give all the non-hardware capabilities back, so yes, I would say do it as soon as it's available.
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