1. Flow39's Avatar
    Most people I know do it for customization.
    02-11-2015 11:06 PM
  2. natasftw's Avatar
    I don't see a need.

    A.B.
    Then don't do it. It's really that simple. It's your device. Don't do something to it because your friend wants you to.
    02-11-2015 11:28 PM
  3. Headgame's Avatar
    Just keep in mind that 99% of the malware that exists for iOS devices only affects jailbroken devices. Just some food for thought.

    As for myself, during my brief stint with Android a few years ago, the big appeal was the whole 'freedom' and 'customization' aspect that came with it. However, I found out that the customization hook got old real quick. So I can make custom icons, whoop dee do. It doesn't help that most of the custom themes people came up with were ugly as sin compared to stock.
    Be specific. Exactly what malware are you referring to?
    02-12-2015 12:30 AM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Be specific. Exactly what malware are you referring to?
    Though these things are near impossible to actually get, they do, in fact, exist...and primarily on jailbroken devices...

    https://blog.fortinet.com/post/ios-malware-does-exist
    02-12-2015 02:32 AM
  5. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I love the jailbreak that allows you to remove the dock background, have non-standard icon arrangements, monochrome icons, and display weather widgets. Those are all the customizations I had on my jailbroken 5s'. ...looking forward to that for my 6+.
    02-12-2015 04:37 AM
  6. natasftw's Avatar
    Just keep in mind that 99% of the malware that exists for iOS devices only affects jailbroken devices. Just some food for thought.
    If you're going to look at that direction, you should also note that most security fixes come from the jailbreak community. After all, as they're finding vulnerabilities to exploit, this shows Apple where they've made mistakes. There have been HUGE vulnerabilities that could impact all iOS users maliciously that have been fixed for JB first and then iOS when Apple reacted.

    You're also using a percentage to overstate the problem. 100% of unicorns live in Sweden. Does that mean we should all be taking a quick trip to Sweden to see these unicorns? Or, should we realize that 100% of 0 is still a pretty small number?

    It's not wrong to point out jailbreaking opens you up to that possibility. It is, however, a stretch to word it as you did making it sound like a virtual certainty. The chances are minimally greater. For 99% of users, it's a non-factor.
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    02-12-2015 09:28 AM
  7. dimitrist's Avatar
    tweaking and customization, iOS has come long ways but still like to be able to customize my device the way I want.
    02-12-2015 11:11 AM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    If you're going to look at that direction, you should also note that most security fixes come from the jailbreak community. After all, as they're finding vulnerabilities to exploit, this shows Apple where they've made mistakes. There have been HUGE vulnerabilities that could impact all iOS users maliciously that have been fixed for JB first and then iOS when Apple reacted.

    You're also using a percentage to overstate the problem. 100% of unicorns live in Sweden. Does that mean we should all be taking a quick trip to Sweden to see these unicorns? Or, should we realize that 100% of 0 is still a pretty small number?

    It's not wrong to point out jailbreaking opens you up to that possibility. It is, however, a stretch to word it as you did making it sound like a virtual certainty. The chances are minimally greater. For 99% of users, it's a non-factor.
    I honestly don't think it was worded that badly...it is true, nearly all malware related to iOS also only targets jailbroken devices, so while his "99%" number may not have been technically accurate, it generally represents the actual problem pretty well.

    I didn't get a reference of how likely you are to get malware from his post at all...just that it primarily effects jailbroken devices (which is 100% accurate).
    02-12-2015 11:33 AM
  9. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I'm sorry but I haven't seen any unicorns in Sweden.

    Jail breaking IS a risk. Can't argue about that.

    Sent from my SEXY GORGEOUS AWESOME GOLD 128G iPhone 6
    02-12-2015 12:14 PM
  10. Fit24's Avatar
    The iPhone users I know that jailbreak their device do it because they want to customize it.
    02-12-2015 07:03 PM
  11. wbertacchini's Avatar
    The only reason I would like to jail break my iPhone would be to allow me to feather my phone to my tablet, which isn't allowed on my current prepaid plan.
    02-12-2015 07:17 PM
  12. natasftw's Avatar
    I honestly don't think it was worded that badly...it is true, nearly all malware related to iOS also only targets jailbroken devices, so while his "99%" number may not have been technically accurate, it generally represents the actual problem pretty well.

    I didn't get a reference of how likely you are to get malware from his post at all...just that it primarily effects jailbroken devices (which is 100% accurate).
    I'm not sure how you wouldn't get a reference from that. If it's something to consider, it should be enough of a risk to be worthy of consideration. If not, it's not worth mentioning.

    I'm sorry but I haven't seen any unicorns in Sweden.

    Jail breaking IS a risk. Can't argue about that.
    If we apply that logic universally, using any phone is a risk. Therefore, we should stop. Everything carries risk. I didn't try to suggest otherwise. I merely pointed out the increase in risk is negligible. If you're deciding between two phones that are nearly identical. One has a 12hr battery life. One has a 12hr 5 minute battery life, would you be concerned about the 5 minutes or would you focus on other aspects? It's essentially the same conversation here. The "increased" risk isn't enough that it should be a decisive factor. I can VERY easily argue that.


    Even with that said, I still believe the original poster shouldn't jailbreak. It's clearly something they aren't interested in. They shouldn't do so just because a friend of theirs enjoys doing so.
    02-13-2015 12:30 PM
  13. AB Lambert's Avatar
    Heard you can't do it anymore. Apple apparently removed the hole that aloud it.
    02-13-2015 12:34 PM
  14. WP7Nettwerk's Avatar
    I did jailbreak on first gen and 3G iPhone. It was interesting to learn something new. But I get tired every iOS release have to wait new jailbreak and setup everything new. I'm old for this ****. Yeah I make some themes for iPhone. If you search in google you will finde some.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    02-13-2015 06:10 PM
  15. hatchettjack's Avatar
    Most jailbreak so they can tether and steal data!


    Sent from my  6+
    02-13-2015 08:15 PM
  16. rayz336's Avatar
    I personally jailbreak my devices for customization and activator gestures
    02-13-2015 08:17 PM
  17. 50ShadesofDroidx's Avatar
    It's just mostly for customization. All user preference. I stopped jail-breaking my phone 2 models ago.
    02-16-2015 03:49 PM
  18. hearmeoutx's Avatar
    I can see the appeal of jail breaking your device. I often find myself having an itch to customize certain things so iOS is easier to use, but I never actually go through with it. Apple has added so many things in the past for iOS overhauls, that they have filled in so many gaps. I love that Apple looks at the jailbreak community and what they are jailbreaking for to see what to add to each OS. I see it as an essential community and while apple might patch the exploits that allow it to happen, they do not completely eliminate the ability to jailbreak a device.
    02-16-2015 04:01 PM
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