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    I've seen allot of news recently regarding jailbreaking. I currently use a pure 4S and am on the fence about jailbreaking. I love the idea of all the possible customizations but also have concerns like how it will affect how I currently use my phone. Does it affect the way I currently have everything set up (mail accounts, currently installed apps, all phone settings...etc). I'm just a little skeptical like I'm sure allot of people are before the jail break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMars View Post
    I've seen allot of news recently regarding jailbreaking. I currently use a pure 4S and am on the fence about jailbreaking. I love the idea of all the possible customizations but also have concerns like how it will affect how I currently use my phone. Does it affect the way I currently have everything set up (mail accounts, currently installed apps, all phone settings...etc). I'm just a little skeptical like I'm sure allot of people are before the jail break.
    It won't affect anything you have set up currently. A couple of apps (direct tv for example) don't work with a jail broken phone but aside from that you shouldn't see any issues.
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    So all currently installed apps will still be present and function properly after I jailbreak?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMars View Post
    So all currently installed apps will still be present and function properly after I jailbreak?
    Yep. In fact some of them can function even better (making pandora stream in hd for example).
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    So after the jail break I can no longer use iTunes?
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    sometimes things are not as great as you might read about.. just sayin
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMars View Post
    So after the jail break I can no longer use iTunes?
    ... No. Of course you can use iTunes. Why wouldn't you be able to? Everything works the same.
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    Just asking. I've never jail broken. Do you still purchase apps thru iTunes?
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    look bro, if i were you i'd do A LOT of researching before you make the move

    Google, YouTube .. even here

    i researched for a couple of weeks before i did it and the best part is you can Restore your device and bring it back to stock just like right before you messed with anything jailbreak
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    I just came here for advice before I did anything..thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    look bro, if i were you i'd do A LOT of researching before you make the move

    Google, YouTube .. even here

    i researched for a couple of weeks before i did it and the best part is you can Restore your device and bring it back to stock just like right before you messed with anything jailbreak
    Are you still jailbroken and happy you did it?
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    ha! i'm a duck of another color. i jailbreak and go back to stock too often. i really should see someone about it

    anyways, my personal opinion is it is a give and take. you might compromise the fluidity of the OS or experiment battery drain but the trade off is you can make your device completely different than the next person. it becomes a personal preference

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    It's kinda cool. My phone didn't change one bit. But now that I can put themes on it. It's a bit different. You can always revert back to stock like they said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearlyrob View Post
    It's kinda cool. My phone didn't change one bit. But now that I can put themes on it. It's a bit different. You can always revert back to stock like they said.
    Have you experienced any dramatic battery drain issues? Also, can you confirm if you can still purchase apps, music, books via iTunes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMars View Post
    Have you experienced any dramatic battery drain issues? Also, can you confirm if you can still purchase apps, music, books via iTunes?
    Yes, you can keep using itunes and the appstore normally, no changes there.
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    Meh, unless you can't wait to rip off developers by downloading free apps cause you're too cheap to pay a dollar or two for an app, it's not that big of a deal.

    I've had a jail broken iPad, 6.0 broke that and I honestly didn't miss it very much.

    Main thing I used it for, was a little tweak called Barrel that makes your icons fly around when you swipe through the home screens.

    It did make it more unstable. Would crash a couple of times a week, but nothing that a quick restart of the Springboard (that basically draws your icons) wouldn't cure.
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    Yep I haven't noticed any glitches yet. Battery life may be slightly worse but I've been downloading a lot of extras and tweaks, and it's constantly rebooting and re springing. iTunes works perfect.
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    Cost of apps isn't an issue. I don't mind paying for them. Just concerned about the functioning of my device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Androidandipad View Post
    Meh, unless you can't wait to rip off developers by downloading free apps cause you're too cheap to pay a dollar or two for an app, it's not that big of a deal.

    I've had a jail broken iPad, 6.0 broke that and I honestly didn't miss it very much.
    yeah because every jailbreaker pirates apps. unreal
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    What about future IOS releases. Does each new IOS release require a new jailbreak? Meaning a jail broken phone cannot be updated to the latest IOS without a new jailbreak for that IOS version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMars View Post
    What about future IOS releases. Does each new IOS release require a new jailbreak? Meaning a jail broken phone cannot be updated to the latest IOS without a new jailbreak for that IOS version?
    Correct.
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    Ok I think I'm going to take the plunge. Can anyone give me an estimate on how long the process takes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMars View Post
    Ok I think I'm going to take the plunge. Can anyone give me an estimate on how long the process takes?
    It's a quick process - a couple of minutes to download the jailbreak software (depending on your internet connection) and another 5-7 minutes to run the software. I did both my iphone 5 and my husband's, and both went quickly and smoothly. Shopping around in Cydia can take some time, though it is much smoother now that it was earlier in the week. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMars View Post
    Ok I think I'm going to take the plunge. Can anyone give me an estimate on how long the process takes?
    Around 20 mins.

    Getting familiar with tweaks and how you want things set up? Hours, days, some dollars.
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    I haven't experienced any battery drain in fact at almost 10 PM my iPhone is at 70% which is pretty amazing. Battery drain is such a bag of tricks there are tons of threads with people on stock iOS experiencing it. The most important thing is to read through some threads and get a feel for some of the more well known apps and what they are used to do. Jailbreaking can severely enhance your device by allowing you to do things so much more efficiently, easily and quickly. However you have to understand that you need to remain cool if things become a little unstable. Just ask here and wait until you get some advice. If you panic you can end up doing more damage requiring a restore and frustration for yourself. Since you're starting out I'll give you a hint of the apps I use and for what reason.

    Bulletin - Notification from lock screen, ability to dismiss lock screen notifications
    BiteSMS - Answer and compose iMessages and texts from the lock screen
    NCSettings - Toggles in the Notification Center for main things (Wifi, Bluetooth, etc)
    Infinidock - Infinately scrolling dock allows me to put as many icons and folders on the dock as I want
    Showcase - Changes the keyboard so it shows upper and lower case letters like you would expect
    NoSpot - Disables spotlight function (can't stand it)
    Lockscreen Clock Hide - Hides the clock on the lock screen
    iFile - Browse the file system of the device on the device (Very advanced!!!)
    Zeppelin - Changes carrier logo
    Winterboard - Used to enable and disable themes and tweaks

    Always check for updates in Cydia once in awhile and just like the App store do them so you're up to date.
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