1. AB Lambert's Avatar
    All,

    Why do people Jailbreak their mobile? My buddy did his iPhone 6 Plus and keeps telling me I have to. I really don't see a big gain out of it.

    A.B.
    02-10-2015 03:42 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    For some, it's a "because they can" thing... and an aura that they're "sticking it to the man"... Once upon a time, I did... but I've 'outgrown' it.
    cwbcpa, shief24, hydrogen3 and 2 others like this.
    02-10-2015 03:57 PM
  3. iEd's Avatar
    Some folks like the tweaks that it offers. I tried it once and it just made things too unstable and I spent too much time figuring out what wasn't working with what.
    Keeping my phone stock all it usually takes is a restart or restore as new for any software issues that aren't a official bug.


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    02-10-2015 04:22 PM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I was an avid jailbreaker until iOS 6. Just for little tweaks and all.

    Now all I do it for are my iPads just to tweak things. For example getting AirPlay on the Sunday Ticket and NFL Network app. Useful things. Not customizing and all that. I outgrew that in my sophomore year of iPhones.
    02-10-2015 04:23 PM
  5. TheRewardisCheese's Avatar
    I usually do but just for 2-3 very small visual tweaks such as getting rid of the Dock background. Once iOS 7 was introduced, I did not like the way the dock background looked or the way the frosted look made certain wallpapers that had darker colors turn grey behind the dock. Purely just a visual thing, but important to me nonetheless.

    However, that being said, I usually run stock for 2-3 weeks whenever I get a new iPhone to make sure things are running smoothly with the device on stock just to see if there are any hardware or software issues.
    02-10-2015 04:31 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    People like to tweak their stuff to make it more personalized...that is the core reasoning for jail breaking.

    I used to jail break to get a few features Apple didn't provide natively on the device, but over the years, they filled these needs completely, so I don't bother anymore. The only thing I miss is 5 icon dock, but not enough to actually go through the process of jailbreaking, and certainly not at the risk of problematic and buggy versions of the break.
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    02-10-2015 04:54 PM
  7. Haalcyon's Avatar
    As a primary Android user I'm tempted to jailbreak though there is no real need. I have to remind myself that I got an iPhone because it wanted something different than what I already had so there is limited value to trying to customize it out like my other devices.

    ... but jailbreaking can provide fun results.
    Last edited by Haalcyon; 02-11-2015 at 12:11 AM.
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    02-10-2015 06:27 PM
  8. jakdillard's Avatar
    I did it for certain jailbreak apps like iAppLock and MxTube, but realistically I moved away from Android so I'm not constantly tweaking
    02-10-2015 11:04 PM
  9. jianrong's Avatar
    Background manager isnt updated for ios 8. So hold off for jailbreaking then.
    02-10-2015 11:53 PM
  10. AB Lambert's Avatar
    I don't see a need.

    A.B.
    02-11-2015 08:06 AM
  11. kataran's Avatar
    Friends I know that JB often say that it doesn't feel like there device if it's stock but there the same ones that constantly complain that Apple makes an unstable operating system
    Not Quite Right likes this.
    02-11-2015 08:42 AM
  12. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I choose to be different by leaving everything stock, much to some peoples dismay being the "Techie Guy" I am. I explain that I lost the desire to customize the devices I buy past the point of recognition. I much more enjoy learning to use my devices software & hardware to their fullest extent, than spending my time changing things simply for the sake of changing things ...
    kataran likes this.
    02-11-2015 10:26 AM
  13. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I am tempted to jailbreak a spare iPhone just to be able to use different themes. But then again I think that would lose its appeal as soon as I start to have trouble with it, as I surely would since I'd be using the phone in a manner other than what it was intended.

    So....although I'm very curious and often tempted, I haven't done it yet. Don't know if I will. I might keep my 6 in September when I get my 6s Plus and see what all the jb fuss is all about.
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    02-11-2015 12:32 PM
  14. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I am tempted to jailbreak a spare iPhone just to be able to use different themes. But then again I think that would lose its appeal as soon as I start to have trouble with it, as I surely would since I'd be using the phone in a manner other than what it was intended.

    So....although I'm very curious and often tempted, I haven't done it yet. Don't know if I will. I might keep my 6 in September when I get my 6s Plus and see what all the jb fuss is all about.
    You could always try it and bring it back to stock if you were to overcome with the guilt.
    02-11-2015 12:44 PM
  15. qbnkelt's Avatar
    NOT my daily driver, but maybe like I said....my current one when I get my new one....
    02-11-2015 12:58 PM
  16. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I don't see a need.

    A.B.
    Everyone will not want to some will and some wont. There seems to be this us vs you thing of people who don't do it thinking themselves purists. It's not really a big deal if you see the value then do it if not then just use your device. I was Jailbroken from the first iPhone I had on 1.x until around iOS 7 when it just became too much bother for me because I use betas. So the short time I had to run a JB before I would have to wipe and run the beta. It just didn't make sense anymore. There are so many ways to JB and so many tweaks that you will get so many different reasons and experiences depending on who you talk to about it. I've never had usability or power issues but I only used a handful of tweaks to do things that I wanted. Things like putting icons where I want on the home screen, Answering texts from the lock screen, turning off screen elements like album art, lock screen clock, using different fonts. Now that I'm no longer a dev I will probably be JBing since I wont be running iOS betas anymore.
    02-11-2015 02:53 PM
  17. mulasien'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.
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    02-11-2015 04:50 PM
  18. kch50428'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.
    Bingo... there's safety running stock.
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    02-11-2015 04:57 PM
  19. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Bingo... there's safety running stock.
    I was kinda shocked when I bought a Galaxy S4 and it came stock with a anti-virus app in the App drawer. It was a constant reminder of how spoiled I had become with the safety of my iOS devices
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    02-11-2015 05:08 PM
  20. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I like customizing, this is just today's look on my Note 4:

    So, I was wanting to personalize my 6+ and if a jb for 8.1.3 comes out I'll likely try it.
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    02-11-2015 06:05 PM
  21. Garz's Avatar
    I do it so I can theme my phone. I also love tweaks like Tage. You can double tap your screen to lock it and swipe up app to exit out of them. I also like to change my fonts. There are other tweak I love like Barrel but I mainly do it do I can personal my phone like Apple doesn't want me too.
    02-11-2015 06:28 PM
  22. Jeff0138's Avatar
    I used to jailbreak my iPhones and android devices all the time before I started to think about how potentially insecure I was making the devices. This hold true even more so today with features like Apple Pay. I would never want to compromise the security of a device that houses that type of info.


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    02-11-2015 06:58 PM
  23. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I used to jailbreak my iPhones and android devices all the time before I started to think about how potentially insecure I was making the devices. This hold true even more so today with features like Apple Pay. I would never want to compromise the security of a device that houses that type of info.


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    That's a good consideration.
    02-11-2015 07:15 PM
  24. shief24's Avatar
    My reasons:
    -To get rid of annoyances (vibrating when plugged in to charge)
    -To change the looks of iOS (theming, taking away app names on the icon for a clean look)
    - To change my default browser
    - To lock individual apps with touch I.D
    -To speed up animation/ take away delays
    - And other things that the stock OS won't let me do like moving multiple icons and having a guest mode

    Mostly because I can
    02-11-2015 10:40 PM
  25. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    The last time I jailbroke my phone was back when I had an iPhone 5. I did it because of three tweaks. A tweak that allowed me to geofence a location for where I wanted the screen lock pass code to be disabled, now redundant with TouchID. A tweak that added in more info to my notification bar, now redundant with the latest iteration of iOS; and a tweak that allowed me to reply to SMS messages right from my Lock screen, also now redundant via iOS updates. I simply have no other reason to jailbreak my device now.
    02-11-2015 10:47 PM
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