1. BryantCarpio's Avatar
    I am switching from BlackBerry 9900 to an iPhone 5 to pair with my MacBook Pro and iPad. I will be losing some features like adding attachments to my emails and a native word processing app that I use for school. I am curious to know if I should jailbreak my phone. It was first introduced to me in my distributions class while I downloaded Keynote on my iPad for $9.99 and my group partner downloaded it for free on his iPhone. But I am more interested in the OS features and not pirating. So... Should I jailbreak my iPhone?
    09-16-2012 08:12 PM
  2. Beezzy's Avatar
    Jailbreaking is over rated IMO. Play with the phone for for a few weeks. If you like it, stay without the jailbreak, if not then jailbreak. I used to always jailbreak but then you have to wipe your phone if you wanna update to a new OS. It's not even worth it. Takes too much time to tweak things all the time, if I wanted to do that I would get an Android.
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    09-16-2012 08:17 PM
  3. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Jailbreaking is a good thing if you really need to do certain things. For some it's not necessary. I do it for 2 reasons.... Call blocker and free tethering. There are a lot benefits for people that really like to tweak. I would say there's no harm in doing it because you can always reverse it. Doesn't hurt to see what functionality you can gain.
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    09-16-2012 08:41 PM
  4. Beezzy's Avatar
    Jailbreaking is a good thing if you really need to do certain things. For some it's not necessary. I do it for 2 reasons.... Call blocker and free tethering. There are a lot benefits for people that really like to tweak. I would say there's no harm in doing it because you can always reverse it. Doesn't hurt to see what functionality you can gain.
    I switched to a share plan with Verizon and it comes with free tethering. But like I said too much to deal with.
    09-16-2012 08:50 PM
  5. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I switched to a share plan with Verizon and it comes with free tethering. But like I said too much to deal with.
    Yeah I don't have a share plan do its good for me when I want to tether y laptop or iPad. To each it's own. Not too much to deal with for me. I jailbreak each time. Never have issues or anything that causes me any inconvenience.

    To the OP keep in mind it could take a couple months before iPhone 5 is jail broken. First they are going to haw to figure how to jailbreak iOS 6 then do it for the new device because that's a different feat itself. So you'll have plenty of time to try the device as is and then try jailbreak when it's available.
    09-16-2012 08:54 PM
  6. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    It works for me because I'm use to my tweaks and quick settings because of the JB. For someone like yourself, switching from a BB to a iP5, I don't think its necessary. Especially considering what all iOS 6 does. Not to mention it might take some time to JB iOS 6 (even though it is JB'n for dev right now in beta). Off rip, the iPhone will do more than the BB though.
    09-16-2012 10:07 PM
  7. CappyGuy's Avatar
    I would not. For one it is highly illegal if you download the content for free apps. Which right there should let you know that it is definatly illegal. Anyways the new iOS 6 should be good enough.

    And if you do jail break you may have problems with apps shutting down or not working like they should. So if u were you the safest thing to do is not to jailbreak.
    09-16-2012 10:12 PM
  8. rayz336's Avatar
    Honestly, I'd jailbreak when an untethered version is available just for tweaks like NCSettings, SBSettings, and BiteSMS.


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    09-16-2012 10:29 PM
  9. iJDR's Avatar
    Free tethering and Bitesms alone are worth the risk of jailbreaking
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    09-16-2012 10:37 PM
  10. ups925's Avatar
    I originally jailbroke my ipod touch so I could use my ipod while it was connected to my cars stereo via usb. That accessory spash screen meant I couldnt search music from my ipod while it was playing on my cars speakers. As long as I can play pandora off my phone and use it too in my car ill be happy.

    I switched to verizon so my now free tethering means I dont have to jailbreak my phone. I can just use my ipod which then negates the need to jailbreak in the first place.

    Im coming from a blackberry to ip5, so im sure there will be convenience issues. Such as being able to download off websites, bb alarms which work even when phone is off, on / off phone timers, etc.

    I've got far more to gain from switching to ios (netflix, words with friends, far superior apps, etc) than to stick with outdated blackberry. I was waiting for blackberry 10, but no word on if it has lte or if it can play android apps. When the time comes, im sure i can always sell my ip5 to pickup a bb10.

    about the people who say jailbreaking has problems, I disagree. In the proper hands, it gives you more options and makes the ios interface much more functional and efficient. I DO think people can mess up their phones via a jailbreak but you can always reboot, or simply avoid things you dont understand.
    09-16-2012 10:38 PM
  11. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    http://www.iphone4jailbreak.org/adva...iphone-4s.html

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/20244...ns_Not_To.html

    At the end of the day do what you want to do. As you can see users have various reasons why they do or don't. Depends on the person and you're no different. But I still say you really dont know how useful it COULD be if you try it. Can always revert back if not needed.
    09-16-2012 11:13 PM
  12. johndhynes's Avatar
    I am switching from BlackBerry 9900 to an iPhone 5 to pair with my MacBook Pro and iPad. I will be losing some features like adding attachments to my emails and a native word processing app that I use for school. I am curious to know if I should jailbreak my phone. It was first introduced to me in my distributions class while I downloaded Keynote on my iPad for $9.99 and my group partner downloaded it for free on his iPhone. But I am more interested in the OS features and not pirating. So... Should I jailbreak my iPhone?
    You can send email attachments on iPhone. However, heretofore since there is no access to the file system, you can only do it with local documents inside of apps, rather than the mail app. With the new iOS, you're supposed to be able to send attachments from the mail app, but I don't know what it works on besides photos. I'm sure you can do more jailbroken, but I've never needed to.

    As others have pointed out, it will probably be months before the new iPhone will have a jailbreak, going by the last couple of devices, and many current tweaks and apps won't be compatible with the new hardware and software. I don't believe in piracy; apps aren't that expensive anyway. And if you already bought Keynote for iPad, you can download it free on iPhone.

    That said, there are a lot of cool things you can do jailbroken, but the most important things we used to do it for are now built into iOS. But jailbreaking is usually easy and low-risk. I've had few problems, and if you do have a problem, you can always restore your phone to stock condition, as a last resort, not that I've ever had to in three years. Get used to your new phone as is, and when the jailbreak eventually comes out, search Google for jailbreak tweaks and apps to see if that's what you want to do. By that time, there should be all new jailbreak stuff for the new phone and new iOS.
    09-16-2012 11:57 PM
  13. johndhynes's Avatar
    I would not. For one it is highly illegal if you download the content for free apps. Which right there should let you know that it is definatly illegal. Anyways the new iOS 6 should be good enough.

    And if you do jail break you may have problems with apps shutting down or not working like they should. So if u were you the safest thing to do is not to jailbreak.
    I jailbreak but do not pirate apps. It's not illegal if you aren't doing anything illegal. And I've had very few problems in three years. The worst that could happen is that you have to restore, although I've never had to.
    09-17-2012 12:04 AM
  14. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Honestly, I'd jailbreak when an untethered version is available just for tweaks like NCSettings, SBSettings, and BiteSMS.


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    This. I don't use BiteSMS, but I do use SBSettings as well as a few other tweaks. I want to upgrade to iOS6, but not until there is a JB available for it. I like my JB too much to give it up.

    The good thing about jailbreaking is if you don't like it, it's easy to go back to stock. Reverting back to stock is much faster than trying to reinstall an OS on a bricked BB.
    09-17-2012 09:14 AM
  15. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    There's really no reason to refrain from jailbreaking...the simple act of doing it doesn't do anything to change the iPhone itself, people would honestly never know the difference when looking at it without any tweaks or anything.

    The positives though are very numerous...you can customize and tweak until you're blue in the face. Most users just do a few mods and then leave it be, having a setup they prefer (me, i love having a 5 icon dock, if no other reason to jailbreak, i would do it JUST to have that feature).
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    09-17-2012 09:33 AM
  16. ksison's Avatar
    There's really no reason to refrain from jailbreaking...the simple act of doing it doesn't do anything to change the iPhone itself, people would honestly never know the difference when looking at it without any tweaks or anything.

    The positives though are very numerous...you can customize and tweak until you're blue in the face. Most users just do a few mods and then leave it be, having a setup they prefer (me, i love having a 5 icon dock, if no other reason to jailbreak, i would do it JUST to have that feature).
    agreed, i also love the 5 icon row/dock. I also jb'd for a subtle font change (Ubuntu titling)
    09-17-2012 11:56 AM
  17. Garz's Avatar
    I really don't think you will see a untethered JB for awhile on iPhone 5. It gets harder and harder each year for the dev team to hack. I wouldn't worry about this just yet.
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    09-17-2012 12:39 PM
  18. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I really don't think you will see a untethered JB for awhile on iPhone 5. It gets harder and harder each year for the dev team to hack. I wouldn't worry about this just yet.
    Yeah each OS upgrade makes jailbreaking harder. It'll probably take them a couple months just to jailbreak iOS6 for the previous devices that are getting an upgrade, let alone the iP5 which will most likely have new and differernt security measures.
    09-17-2012 12:43 PM
  19. kjjb0204's Avatar
    You will lose the ability to create numerous sound profiles. You will lose the shining blinking red notification light. You will lose the microsd card slot for expandable storage. You will lose a removable battery. You will lose the quicklaunch button on the side. You will lose one touch access to network connections, notifications, universal search, 24 shortcut keys from the home screen, and all shortcuts in all apps.

    Jailbreaking will give all the non-hardware capabilities back, so yes, I would say do it as soon as it's available.
    09-17-2012 01:44 PM
  20. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    You will lose a removable battery.
    Only reason a BB has a removable battery is so you can remove it when the thing goes all Walt Disney and freezes.
    09-17-2012 01:53 PM
  21. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Only reason a BB has a removable battery is so you can remove it when the thing goes all Walt Disney and freezes.
    Yeah, that was a big problem, but my 9930 is going on 12 days without a reboot and working just fine. People like the removable battery so they have the CHOICE of getting an extended battery for 2-4 day runtime. Many people don't care at all about removing the battery, so if it's not an issue, then it's not an advantage one way or the other.
    09-17-2012 01:57 PM
  22. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Yeah, that was a big problem, but my 9930 is going on 12 days without a reboot and working just fine. People like the removable battery so they have the CHOICE of getting an extended battery for 2-4 day runtime. Many people don't care at all about removing the battery, so if it's not an issue, then it's not an advantage one way or the other.
    Only reason I needed a removable battery was so I could take it apart and I'd have two things to throw at the wall when my BB went all stupid.
    09-17-2012 02:00 PM
  23. jayfry's Avatar
    Yeah each OS upgrade makes jailbreaking harder. It'll probably take them a couple months just to jailbreak iOS6 for the previous devices that are getting an upgrade, let alone the iP5 which will most likely have new and differernt security measures.
    i think the iphone 3gs and 4 are fine

    its just the iphone 4S and 5 u have to worry about
    09-17-2012 02:06 PM
  24. BLiNK's Avatar
    I really don't think you will see a untethered JB for awhile on iPhone 5. It gets harder and harder each year for the dev team to hack. I wouldn't worry about this just yet.
    my opinion is this as well as another thing..

    it seems as if the passion to find exploits has lowered. we've seen some really good hackers leave the scene and i am not so sure if there really has been much to fill the voids
    09-17-2012 02:21 PM
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