Why would you NOT want to JB?
I was just wondering on the people out there who does not want to JB...why not?? I been wondering this since i 1st JB my iPhone a few months back...i couldnt think of a reason why not JB...so i figure, just ask
- 01-19-2010, 03:49 PM #2
the only reason i havent is becuase of the possiblity of push notification problems, and the tethered portion of the jailbreak. i know there is a work around for the push notifications, but i dont want to hack the hack so to speak. the tether isnt that big of a deal really, but i dont wanna ever risk not having the ability to use my phone if something were to ever happen. with my line of work, i need to know that my phone will always be able to make a call when i need it to.
- 01-19-2010, 04:05 PM #3
the apps aren't vetted for malicious code
weird issues always reported fixed by uninstalling an unrelated app
risk of being hacked via ssh
harder to restore apps
harder to backup and restore with issues
can't get hardware support without restoring phone to new
- 01-19-2010, 04:23 PM #4
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- 01-19-2010, 04:51 PM #7
OK, change the ssh password that takes care of that problem and only leaves you with the stablility issue. Watch what you download dont go beyond your knowledge in the jb and you wont really have stability issues either. Alot of the problems come from those "not to speak of" illegal apps. Stay away from those and your stability issues decrease even more. Just my 2 cents.
- 01-19-2010, 05:22 PM #9
- 01-19-2010, 05:23 PM #10iPhone Newbie
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I think simplicity is the #1 reason.
I've been JB for about 6 month and am loving it. I also love tinkering with electronics and am willing to put up with SB crashes, lag, etc. because I love the added functionality that JBing provides.
My girlfriend on the other hand just wants her phone to work. Period. She is content to be locked down because the phone just works for her.
- 01-19-2010, 05:25 PM #11
> 75% of them will not know what ssh is and > 95% of them will not know how to use their *nix command line
it's a problem because it requires technical knowledge most people don't know
- 01-19-2010, 06:11 PM #13
The iPhone space is much more like the Mac space. As there are lots of people who prefer the Mac because it is a lower profile target, I prefer the iPhone for the same reason.
I have one source for everything, Apple. Apple is on my side. So far, in spite of the large number of developers writing for the iPhone, we have seen little if any hostile code. If some were to leak through Apple and hit the iPhone population, most of them will go to Apple on a timely basis and be restored to an orderly state.
I think that Apple's intention and strategy is to maintain an orderly community. The more successful the product, the harder time they are going to have but so far it is working. The jb community, like the Windows/Unix community must rely upon the good behavior of almost one hundred percent of the community. Not very likely.
Perhaps there is not much difference in risk between the two populations. Perhaps jbrs can compensate for what there is. I make a different choice and the name of the motive for my choice is "security."
- 01-19-2010, 06:51 PM #14
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- 01-19-2010, 09:08 PM #16
These are all things that can be done easily after "jail breaking."
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- 01-19-2010, 11:16 PM #18
that goes to what I was saying, if it goes beyond your knowledge don't do it. If you don't instal ssh you don't need to change password. I am not technical savy at all I have learned everything in this forum. There are some really good people in here that will do everything they can to help. I can do alot now because of these people. It's like everything in life, you have to keep up with it for it to keep working properly.
- 01-19-2010, 11:24 PM #19
I JB once and it messed up push and my iPhone didn't run as well. Also didn't like having to micromanage everything like I did with WinMo. The over all experience of a stock iPhone is just want I want in my phone. It works and I really have to put in very little effort to make it work and work well. I just want to pick it up and it's good to go.
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- 01-20-2010, 09:45 AM #24iPhone Beginner
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If apple were to release the new iPhone with all the features that JB phones currently have, people would be screaming with joy and excitement.
- 01-20-2010, 07:43 PM #25