I need your opinion - should I fabricate a "Jailbroken iPhone Bible"?
As many people, please answer. This is my idea -
To create a PDF document that includes all relevant guides and tutorials on how to jailbreak the iPhone by iPhone model, baseband, and firmware, and then having a troubleshooting section for every possible problem, with solutions.
Obviously, this is going to be a lot of work. I believe I can get it down to between 50-75 pages, including photos, table of contents, etc.
My question here is wether or not to attach a $1.99 price tag on it, or if I should take donations. I would also set the PDF to link directly to my dropbox account, where I would host all of the files required in order to be able to just click a link inside the PDF as well.
I know the 'proper' way to do this would to be use the donation model, however, this is seriously A LOT of work, and it will obviously need to be constantly updated. I will also need to spend a massive amount if time researching just about everything in terms of troublehooting.
So, I guess my question is this - would you guys pay $1.99 for this "Bible" in digital format, recommend it to other people, or do you think I'm being pretentious by wanting some form of compensation?
Keep this thread alive, as I would like AS MUCH POSSIBLE INPUT, both good AND bad, I want to hear it all.
Last edited by LVCIFER; 03-23-2010 at 04:39 PM.
- 03-23-2010, 11:13 PM #3
- 03-23-2010, 11:27 PM #4
I don't think 1.99 is bad at all. I agree donations are the more popular way of spreading stuff like that online, but how many people honestly donate for that stuff. And you're right, it would take a lot of time and energy getting all that info together.
- 03-24-2010, 07:56 AM #6
- 03-24-2010, 09:01 AM #8
- 03-24-2010, 09:02 AM #9
- 03-24-2010, 10:21 AM #10
Experienced jailbreakers probably wouldn't buy it I guess, however inexperienced people would quite likely pay 1.99 if they're convinced the information contained within can answer all of their queries. Would save trawling the net for answers.
Good luck with it if you decide to take it on
- 03-24-2010, 11:21 AM #11
I'd be willing to pay $1.99 even as High as $5.00 for it. I to am a small business owner and know the value of MY time and services. It would be a quite HELPFUL TOOL. If you decide to tackle this venture, please keep me (us) informed. Thanx
Thanks for the input, guys. Keep it coming.
The unlimited update idea is a given, as if you think about it, the jailbreak community never actually stops. There are always updates, there will always be cat and mouse between Apple and jailbreakers, etc.
The reason I'm doing this is because like iGoSlo said, sometimes it's just a pain in the *** to go and spend ridiculous amounts of time researching some obscure problem.
Obviously, I won't be able to list each and every problem because some issue. Are completely user created - for example, many people who have Cydia and Rock installed will often times have random resprings because MobileSubstrate has a conflict with Rock Extensions, or they will wonder why their phone is acting funny when they just installed 25 different tweaks without fully understanding what they do, etc. But for the most common problems, and troubleshooting, this would mainly be a 'one stop shop' of information specific to the iPhone, jailbreaking and problem solving.
So far the input is good, guys, keep it coming.
- 03-24-2010, 06:48 PM #13iPhone Newbie
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Honestly, I personally wouldn't buy one, because I (perhaps a little masochistically) enjoy the painful/frustrating searches through forums, blogs, etc. I always end up learning something completely different than what I was searching for in the first place, and eventually find what i was looking for in the end. However, that's just me. I'm sure there are lots of others out there who would really appreciate the effort and it would save them a lot of time.
One thing that I think is important is the post-jailbreak maintenance. As in "How to clean up the mess you've made after installing 500apps and an equal number of tweaks, add-ons, and themes"...
- 03-24-2010, 07:09 PM #14
- 03-25-2010, 08:57 AM #15
I think it's a good idea and would be a bargain at $5 . . . but keep it cheap anyway.
Just know that piracy WILL happen. Almost immediately after you publish this a bunch of smucks will start selling the IDENTICAL thing on ebay. You may want to contact ebay and see what it will take to establish yourself as the only authorized seller. But it will likely be up to you to monitor the other sellers and inform ebay of violations.
Oh, trust me, I know that the piracy will definately be an issue. However, then it will only be an issue of me
pushing out updates to those who made the donations via either their e-Mail addresses or their paypal transaction ID's, or something like that.
- 03-28-2010, 08:25 PM #17