- 01-04-2012, 11:36 AM #26
I had mine jailbroken for a few weeks, once before os5 and once after. I reverted to stock both times. Even with intelliscreen, infinidock etc it wasn't worth the instability I ran into. The only times I ever had random reboots, freezing and crashing was when jailbroken.
Won't do it again.
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- 01-04-2012, 12:36 PM #27iPhone Newbie
- 13 Posts
I JB'd my iPhone the first time I got it which was a while ago. Did it for the fun as I like to experiment. I have an iPhone 4 now and is not JB. I just didn't find a reason or need to. There were couple of things I wanted that I was told you can easily do if you JB the device, like wanting to video capture a gameplay.
- 01-07-2012, 05:51 AM #28
- 01-07-2012, 07:03 AM #29
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- 01-07-2012, 06:02 PM #31
I don't care what people think one way or another, what bothers me is the clowns who post stuff they pull out of the rear quarters like saying it's "illegal", or it will break your phone, or open it up to viruses. It's mis-information that I can't stand!
- 01-07-2012, 08:37 PM #32
Jailbreaking lets you tweak your phone as much as you want. Changing things like the carrier name or the animation when changing home screens. My battery was never terrible and usually never had any type of slowdown.
The bad: You are basically opening up your phone. For instance, with the latest jailbreak qTweeter, a very cool twitter client, does not work and will freeze up your phone and cannot reboot without completely rejailbreaking. For the most part these things don't happen but they CAN.
- 01-07-2012, 09:43 PM #33
- 01-07-2012, 10:19 PM #34
- 01-07-2012, 10:19 PM #35
And that has happened how many times?
There are better things to worry about, I'd rather have my smartphone be useable and operate like an actual smartphone, rather than keep it locked up so it's barely useable, all because of the infinitesimally small chance that it could one day be attacked by malware. Most security holes on the iPhone have been in stock iOS itself directly from Apple, i'd say the jailbreak scene has had better security than Apple has.
It's these security flaws themselves that allows people to jailbreak in the first place, which then Apple usually patches up, so in fact, those of you who don't jailbreak can thank the jailbreak developers for finding the security exploits in iOS and alerting Apple to them so they can be patched.
- 01-08-2012, 09:26 AM #36iPhone Nanite
- 1 Posts
I recently did an untethered jailbreak on my iphone 4 and after installing some tweaks such as "springtomise" and "weespace" and many more and i have noticed that my multitasking gesture and autolock doesnt work.
also i am not sure if its the tweaks or the jailbreak thats prevented the multi task and autolock
I dont want to have to un install every tweak to realise it was just the jailbreak!!
does anyone know what maybe wrong?
- 01-08-2012, 12:28 PM #37iPhone Newbie
- 28 Posts
Jailbreaking can be fun and exciting as long as you are somewhat savvy with your iDevice. Simply just in-case you need to do some diagnostics to it or create a custom firmware etc. Some of that can be a bit confusing and overwhelming for a novice user.
But on the other hand it can also make all your iPhone dreams come true if you know what your doing.
So if your confidence is built up and your ready to give it a whirl then just do tons of research ahead of time and read peoples posts and their experiences. You can learn from their mistakes. lol cause there are certain things that are important like backing up and making sure you have a good jailbreak build from a trusted source and install tweaks one at a time to test them. preserve your baseband (depending) and other stuff too.
needless to say just know what your getting yourself into