- 04-24-2011, 08:54 AM #2
Well, no, there wouldn't be any viruses. It runs just the same. All the jailbreaking does is allow us to install Cydia, which hosts apps and packages, just like the App Store. This way you can browse your phone remotely, theme it, things like that. You could be more vulnerable, if you don't turn off your SSH or change the password, but it's not too big of a risk.
As for speed, I don't see any issues.
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- 04-24-2011, 11:15 AM #4
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- 04-27-2011, 10:35 PM #10
redsn0w jb seemed to kill my battery, almost 10% an hour. Phone just sitting there and I made sure no apps running in background, just Phone and Mail.
I did the jb again with sn0wbreeze and now it's flaky but some days I get decent battery life, others I get bad battery life and the screen registers touches all wrong. I restart and it works ok for a while, better than redsn0w.
- 04-27-2011, 10:48 PM #11
- 04-27-2011, 11:24 PM #12
I'm actually quite frustrated with iphone, I got the 4 thinking it would hold me over because my 3G was flaking out but it's been very problematic and unreliable. I expected more quite frankly. It's too limited to use non jailbroken and Android while it has a feature rich OS I still haven't seen one handset put it all together hardware wise. Samsung Galaxy S II has decent specs except the screen resolution is lacking and the industrial design is an eyesore to me.
- 04-28-2011, 07:52 AM #13
- 04-28-2011, 10:52 AM #14
uberspeed, if i were in your position i would highly consider restoring as new and re-jailbreaking, via redsn0w or sn0wbreeze
restoring as new always fixed unknown issues..
now, with every new iOS i restore as new before i jailbreak.. starting fresh before loading a new iOS and jailbreak is important to me.. at minimum, peace of mind can go a long way
in regards to an app that gathers stat info per individual app, i have not seen anything out there, yet. i agree, it would be nice to have something to show what exactly, in detail, what is being used, how much and how often
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- 04-29-2011, 10:14 PM #19
restoring as new can definitely be time consuming but well worth it in the end..
i'm not a big gamer so saving game data is not a concern for me, although it can be backed up if needed
i backup my photos to my laptop and email them to myself, this is when i really decide if i "need" them on my device or just keep them saved
apps & music can be easily put back onto the device, as you know
notes; not concerned but i'm sure they can be backed up and added at a later time
emails; i have 6 accounts. when i first started restoring as new i would take screenshots of the vital info for each account and email them to myself so re-adding accounts was less painful... now i can do it with my eyes closed
contacts and calendar... i sync both with google sync. very convenient
- 05-05-2011, 05:20 PM #20
Happy to report that my iphone is now running in tip top form. Restore as new with 4.3.2 (8H7) using shift+restore in itunes then did everything from scratch, painful and time consuming but overall I'd say it's worth it to be running jailbroken and smooth. Finally, this is the iphone experience I was hoping for. Battery life is next thing I have to watch for but it seems to be much improved as well thus far.
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