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    I have been an adroid user up untill yesterday when a friend gave me a an iphone 5 so I'm very ignorant with the product. I have seen a lot of subjects leading me to believe there are ways to get cydia with out jailbreaking the phone? If this is true can someone direct explain to me the path I take to do this?
    03-07-2014 12:48 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Nope.
    03-07-2014 12:56 PM
  3. 098v's Avatar
    Short and sweet answer, no, if you'd like an explanation here's why; the iPhone does not allow apps to be installed without the use of the built in AppStore unlike the android phones that allow the use of either SD Card or their built in AppStore, jail breaking allows you to gain root access to do such things on your iDevice as well as much more.


    Tapin and talkin from my iPhone
    03-07-2014 01:17 PM
  4. rayz336's Avatar
    No but luckily it is extremely simple to jailbreak an iPhone
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    03-07-2014 02:52 PM
  5. Haalcyon's Avatar
    No but luckily it is extremely simple to jailbreak an iPhone
    Can't argue that, I like to say that it's "telepathically easy".


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    03-07-2014 02:59 PM
  6. vikesfan0827's Avatar
    You can mess up a android by rooting it very easily while on the other hand jail breaking is a much more secure system.. When I explain it to others I tell them jail breaking gives you the backdoor key to the house... Rooting gives you the master key... Problem being is they don't tell you what doors not to open on a android


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    03-09-2014 01:47 PM
  7. bobbob1016's Avatar
    I have been an adroid user up untill yesterday when a friend gave me a an iphone 5 so I'm very ignorant with the product. I have seen a lot of subjects leading me to believe there are ways to get cydia with out jailbreaking the phone? If this is true can someone direct explain to me the path I take to do this?
    No, it's easier than rooting, but it can mess up your phone if you install conflicting plugins, it can confuse things.

    You can mess up a android by rooting it very easily while on the other hand jail breaking is a much more secure system.. When I explain it to others I tell them jail breaking gives you the backdoor key to the house... Rooting gives you the master key... Problem being is they don't tell you what doors not to open on a android


    Shannon's iPhone using Tapatalk
    I'd say more that you can mess an Android up *during* rooting it, not so much after. I make android backups daily (automatically) so I can go back to whatever whenever. iOS, if I want to restore, I have to re-jailbreak, and hope my stuff is there, as I can't see the contents of the backup.
    03-09-2014 05:47 PM

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