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    Default Should I jailbreak or not???

    I'm not really new to iOS i've had a 4s before I got my 5s. My 4s was jailbroken but at times would randomly reboot at times, i guess cause of some of the apps from cydia that I downloaded. I enjoyed themes, cydia apps/tweaks, but i'm not sure if you lose your warranty/apple care if you jailbreak which i really don't wanna lose if something goes wrong. I know I can probably do a restore if anything goes wrong but at one point with my 4s even when I did a restore my phone still would randomly reboot/lag. So my question is would yall recommend jailbreaking and why, cause I travel a lot and use my phone a lot for gps, and finding hotels/places to eat/places to shop/clubs, etc. in cities i'm not familiar with and if something goes wrong where my phone bricks, data stop working, etc. i'm screwed lol
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    Your phone won't randomly brick on you just because it's jailbroken. It's pretty much user error that causes bricking, but if you follow instructions 100% and don't do anything your unsure of then you do not need to worry about bricking your phone. As far as If you should JB your phone well that entirely up to you. For me it was more then worth the risk of voiding my warranty(which is essentially a none issue since you can restore your phone) as there are just so many valuable tweaks for me that I would have a hard time giving up in the future.

    If you find that there and tweaks and customizations that you would find useful then I say you should go for it. You have nothing to lose(again just follow instructions) and you can always just restore your phone if you don't like it. It took me all of 10min or so to jb my phone and all the tweaks/themes I've installed have breathed new life into my phone and made things much more convenient for me.
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    Its up to you- You seem like you have enough knowledge to do it without incident- I personally don't Jailbreak- not worth the instability- I see so many people on this forum with problems
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    Default Re: Should I jailbreak or not???

    I didn't jailbreak any of my devices this time around, and I have done it EVERY time before...I just don't trust this JB build, and feel that the issues that are being slowly worked through are not worth the tweaks I personally did.
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    If you're jailbreaking to install tweaks and themes, then no. If you jailbreak just to get one or two things, sure. I only jailbroke for the Pandora hack. If it wasn't for that, I wouldn't have even bothered.
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    Default Re: Should I jailbreak or not???

    I don't find jailbreaking appealing anymore. I guess if there are things you cant live without then jailbreak it.
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    Default Re: Should I jailbreak or not???

    If you travel a lot and not able to say do a restore on the road if a problem comes up you may want to stay stock.
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    Default Re: Should I jailbreak or not???

    If you travel abroad the j ailbreak mess up ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by H A W K View Post
    I don't find jailbreaking appealing anymore. I guess if there are things you cant live without then jailbreak it.
    Yea... On iOS 4, 5, 6 I wanted to jailbreak but with iOS 7 it's really starting to not appeal to me anymore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by phreddyl View Post
    Its up to you- You seem like you have enough knowledge to do it without incident- I personally don't Jailbreak- not worth the instability- I see so many people on this forum with problems
    The tweaks are the ones causing instability not the jailbreak itself.


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    It depends if you really feel like you need whichever tweaks you're jail breaking for. Personally I need QR/QC and the touch ID tweaks is what apple should've added to the touchID functionality


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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertAdams313 View Post
    The tweaks are the ones causing instability not the jailbreak itself.


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    I am aware of that- maybe I am incorrect but isn't the reason to jailbreak to get the tweaks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phreddyl View Post
    I am aware of that- maybe I am incorrect but isn't the reason to jailbreak to get the tweaks?
    I believe so. There's no point on jb'ing if you can't tweak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phreddyl View Post
    I am aware of that- maybe I am incorrect but isn't the reason to jailbreak to get the tweaks?
    Tweaks or some people just like to get main file access but yeah main reason is for tweaks but just have to be mindful of what you download. My phone is bug free.. No restarts, reboots, maybe a little battery drain but I do have quite a lot installed that utilize touch id so might be the culprit not too sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrome.brooks View Post
    If you travel abroad the j ailbreak mess up ?
    I think what he meant was unless you carry a laptop with a backup on your computer or back up to iCloud, you're sunk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerSnapsBack View Post
    I think what he meant was unless you carry a laptop with a backup on your computer or back up to iCloud, you're sunk.
    Well yeah if he does something or installs something that needs to have him restore he'll be screwed if he doesn't have a laptop with a backup


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    I think you should go for the jailbreak. I jailbroke my iPhone 5 two days ago and there are no any such issues. I have installed some essential tweaks such as Activator & NoSlowAnimations. If you want to get rid of the jailbreak, you simply restore and voila! So you should at least try it once.
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    I too have been on the fence (so to speak) about "jailbreaking", and it's a very high fence (smile). As I enjoy seeing some of the jailbroken screenshots and the things that can be done with a jailbroken iPhone, I don't want to fall off of the fence and have other "things" NOT work or have to find "tweeks" to get them working again.....I don't know, still on the fence, but I sure would luv to get rid of that semi transparent so called dock on the present iOS7
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    Default Re: Should I jailbreak or not???

    Short answer, yes
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    Default Re: Should I jailbreak or not???

    IMO, Jailbreaking is like installing a new ROM on your phone, it allows you to customize but if you don't, it works exactly like it was before, just with a Cydia app showing on your phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedygi View Post
    IMO, Jailbreaking is like installing a new ROM on your phone, it allows you to customize but if you don't, it works exactly like it was before, just with a Cydia app showing on your phone.
    I wouldn't say like installing a new rom. I would say it's the equivalent of rooting an android. All jail breaking does is allow for access and edits to the system. The tweaks make the changes.


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    Default Re: Should I jailbreak or not???

    I can't live without F.Lux or Bypass now. They make my life so easy. As for the device getting messed up by tweaks, you can go into safe mode and delete the tweak. Unless it's something serious, you can fix it without the computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerdl View Post
    I too have been on the fence (so to speak) about "jailbreaking", and it's a very high fence (smile). As I enjoy seeing some of the jailbroken screenshots and the things that can be done with a jailbroken iPhone, I don't want to fall off of the fence and have other "things" NOT work or have to find "tweeks" to get them working again.....I don't know, still on the fence, but I sure would luv to get rid of that semi transparent so called dock on the present iOS7
    I used a tweak called DockShift to make it fully transparent. If you are looking to get the classic iOS 6 dock, there is a tweak called classic dock. Just some info.
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    Springtomize alone is worth jailbreaking for


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    Only reason for me to jailbreak is for the tweak to watch YouTube videos in HD with data because I have unlimited data lol
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