1. Ipheuria's Avatar
    People always come in asking why should they Jailbreak(JB). So I figured ok maybe we should have a little fun with it. Let's talk about why we JB? You can give a reason, tell your first JB experience, list apps and tweaks you use and why? Feel free to include screenshots, pretty pictures always make a thread popular If you list an app or tweak try to keep it to like three, if you're a big tweaker and list 50 apps then that kinda kills the thread because then others don't have anything to suggest. You can come back in a couple hours and just post again So lets have at it.
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    11-03-2011 03:06 PM
  2. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Customization - it allows me to customize my phone to look and sound how I want it to and not like every other iPhone around me.

    It allows me to hide Newsstand in my Infinidock

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    11-03-2011 03:08 PM
  3. BLiNK's Avatar

    enough said.
    11-03-2011 03:56 PM
  4. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Gridlock - Allows me to put the apps and folders where I want on the screen
    iFile - Allows you to access the file system of the phone on the phone.
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    11-03-2011 04:35 PM
  5. E_Brown's Avatar
    My #1 app for jail breaking is bitesms. It is the best texting app there is. I'm not a big customizer so I don't don't do themes or anything like that. Gridlock is an awesome tweak, and perpagehtml was awesome. I'm on the 4S now, so I'm not jailbroken, and I can't find any pictures, but if I do, I'll post them here.
    11-03-2011 04:41 PM
  6. BLiNK's Avatar
    iFile is a must have if you're jailbroken

    FullScreen for Safari - the way Apple should have made Safari work

    ScreenDimmer - in depth controls of backlighting and a battery saver

    PandoraSkips FTW!
    11-03-2011 04:50 PM
  7. Philbaines's Avatar
    Customization - it allows me to customize my phone to look and sound how I want it to and not like every other iPhone around me.

    It allows me to hide Newsstand in my Infinidock

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    Wow-what theme/fonts you running there bro? that looks amazing!
    11-03-2011 05:38 PM
  8. wamadden4's Avatar
    Ipheuria what do you use to get your font like that? its the Disney font right? it looks awesome!!
    11-04-2011 04:13 PM
  9. BLiNK's Avatar
    not exactly sure what his method is for fonts but you can use bytafont. works like a charm
    11-04-2011 04:16 PM
  10. JohnH59's Avatar
    Lockinfo - I'm still on 4.2
    11-04-2011 05:15 PM
  11. Lenerdosy's Avatar
    Customization - it allows me to customize my phone to look and sound how I want it to and not like every other iPhone around me.

    It allows me to hide Newsstand in my Infinidock

    That theme and others like it are a good enough reason for me to have the want to jailbreak when ones available. That theme is kick ***!
    11-04-2011 05:17 PM
  12. Ipheuria's Avatar
    SBSettings - Allows me to turn off Wifi, BT, Data and respring my phone easily
    OpenSSH - Allows me to backup my themes and tweaks, access the phone's file system from your computer(change system sounds)

    Thanks for the comments on the theme it's got elements of a bunch of themes I like plus 60% of it is my own creation. The lockscreen is the Tooche.B lockscreen with my own customizations.

    The font is Disney, I got it through Bytafont I didn't list it yet because I have a screenshot.
    11-05-2011 08:55 AM
  13. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Bytafont - allows you to change the system font to all sorts of different fonts
    Homepage in Safari - Allows you to set a homepage in Safari on the iPhone

    11-05-2011 03:49 PM
  14. Massie's Avatar
    I do it for simple things: BiteSMS lets me text from anywhere, and LockInfo gives me a better, more function-filled version of Notification Center. Activator is great toosuch a simple tool but it can totally change how you use your phone.

    Ipheuria, how is your Winterboard experience on ios 5? I'd love to get back into some lockscreen themes but had issues with WB when it was first updated.
    11-05-2011 06:27 PM
  15. Judson50's Avatar

    enough said.
    Now this is something I would JB for. I coming from BlackBerry next week and I am HUGE at customizing things; I have NO desire to JB but this may push me over the edge.


    The only irony, what does the lock screen prevent you from doing then? LOL, still awesome.
    11-05-2011 08:50 PM
  16. zwoof's Avatar
    For the apps
    11-05-2011 11:02 PM
  17. K.J's Avatar
    For the customization, tweaks, flexibility that Apple doesn't freely allow, granted they are protected some users from themselves..

    Fast Copy
    3G Unrestrictor

    The apps also help, to trial them out, but if you like them, you should purchase, else developers loosing revenue will stop developing great apps..

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    11-06-2011 08:32 AM
  18. 3cit's Avatar

    (my home screen)

    (my lock screen)
    You guys got it covered!!!
    Customization being the number 1 jailbreak reason.
    Bitesms being a VERY VERY close second!! (please pay for it fools!)
    I tried not being jailbroken, and made it for about 30 minutes, no lie!
    Once you've had a few tweaks you CANNOT live without them!
    One tweak that hasn't been mentioned (or perfected yet...) is iSwipe.... It's ALMOST perfect still needs a little work though
    Last edited by 3cit; 11-06-2011 at 09:34 AM.
    11-06-2011 09:31 AM
  19. Ipheuria's Avatar
    3cit the eye on your homescreen is very eerie lol but I'm loving your setup. Massie sorry I missed your question Winterboard has been perfect for me. I did the JB then the complete upgrade and installed the new Winterboard and I've had no problems at all.

    Winterboard - don't remember if it was mentioned but it allows you to theme your phone with different themes, sounds and lockscreens
    Sounds - I love that I'm now able to customize system sounds. My setup lock "Goodbye" in Mario Bros. voice, unlock "thunderclap" and had a blow-off valve alternating. New emails say "you've got email' in a woman's voice. When I receive texts while in the app it's Borat's voice you got a message.
    11-09-2011 06:36 AM
  20. leharris22's Avatar
    Thank you for posting this thread. I was always wondering what the advantages were to jailbreaking, as I'm coming from BB and it's not the same process/result.
    11-09-2011 12:01 PM
  21. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Folders - Ability to change the background of the folder when it is opened, ability to change the look of the folder itself. I use transparent folders which give you a much better view of the wallpaper underneath.

    Icons - The ability to make your own icons, I love the fact that my icons wont be found anywhere else but on my phone. I made each one, some I actually took from other themes but a large amount I customized myself.

    LOL no prob, I know alot of people always come in asking so I figured why not answer before they ask.

    There haven't been a ton of lockscreens posted here so if customizing is your thing check out this thread http://forums.tipb.com/jailbreak-app...mescreens.html it is really long but some really good info and some wicked lockscreens.
    11-09-2011 03:23 PM
  22. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Unlock - OK the unlock hasn't been touched on in the thread. I don't unlock anymore because I bought a factory unlocked iPhone 4. However I noticed that quite a few people have been asking in the forums how to unlock. So that is yet another reason perhaps even the biggest one to JB. Jailbreak and Unlock are two different things, however in order to unlock the phone it must be Jailbroken. So this is another reason for some to JB. Only certain basebands are unlockable and the process is you JB then you run ultrasn0w to unlock the phone and you can use it on any GSM provider.
    11-14-2011 11:36 AM
  23. Spiral_ouT's Avatar
    Icons - The ability to make your own icons, I love the fact that my icons wont be found anywhere else but on my phone. I made each one, some I actually took from other themes but a large amount I customized myself.
    First off, great thread! I'm sure this is helping a ton of people that are confused about Jailbreaking and if it would have any benefit to them.

    After doing some searching here on TiPb and on Google, I wasn't able to find any info on how to use custom icons. There's plenty of sites showing you how to use themes in Winterboard and sites with icons you can download, but no real info on how to get your own icons on your screen. Maybe I'm just not searching with the correct words? If you could point me to a site or thread that covers this topic or give a rundown of how you do it, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Back on topic. I Jailbreak for customization and tweaks, like having my multitasking and radio controls in the notification center.

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    11-14-2011 04:44 PM
  24. restlesshearts23's Avatar
    Great thread! I am a newbie to jailbreaking! but the one thing I REALLY love about it is the ability to customize and change the look of your homescreen, lockscreen etc. Coming from a blackberry i missed that aspect when i got the iPhone until I jailbroke it! I also love the apps! like folder enhancer, full screen for safari, iconoclasm, infinidock, IntelliScreen X, Bite SMS just to name a few! Now I couldn't see myself ever going back to stock!
    11-16-2011 01:41 PM
  25. Ginbill's Avatar
    I loved having a 5 icon dock on my ipod touch when it was jailbroken. I also liked having a different battery when charging on the lock screen and the lock screen. And folder customization. A few other features that aren't available with stock. Nothing too big but I liked having the ability.

    I'd love to have some of these things back on my iPhone when I get the chance to jailbreak it.
    11-16-2011 08:13 PM
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