1. johnsmith27007's Avatar
    I am writing an article on iPhone traveling and I just like to ask guys here what is the reason they jailbreak&unlock their iphones ? Do you want to move to another provider or you just want to install free applications or maybe you want to travel abroad with your iphone and put there local sim card. Thanks!
    11-18-2009 12:37 PM
  2. IGoSlo's Avatar
    ALL the above mentioned are GOOD reasons to JB. I JB my iPhone's because I like the FREEDOM it gives me from APPLE and A T & T. I'm NOT Tied to Apple APP's and A T & T's network although I am a subscriber. We Drive truck all over North America and I Like the convience of using the local provider when needed. I also like the comments and looks we get when someone un-jailbroken sees or uses one of our iPhones. I've always been a non conformist and having someone TELL me I can not do as i wish with something I put down HARD EARNED CASH for erks me. Jail Break people... IT WILL SET YOU FREE...
    11-18-2009 02:07 PM
  3. mth785's Avatar
    I jail broke my iPhone just because I was bored one night.
    11-18-2009 02:27 PM
  4. thebeerbaron83's Avatar
    It also allows a whole new level of customization from springboard themes to being able to tether. And FYI not all JB apps are free. I have found the goods ones to cost a few bucks, although well worth the price. I am however very much against app pirating or cracked apps. That is the reason apple is fighting so hard to make it immpossible to JB.
    11-18-2009 02:32 PM
  5. C Nugget's Avatar
    So that I can customize my phone any way I see fit, and for access to apps like Qik and Cycorder.
    11-18-2009 03:17 PM
  6. masterkjn's Avatar
    To get away from the expenssive 3G data package At&T FORCES down your throats. If At&T had other data plans for iphone like charging money per KB of data used or per 100kb of data used, it would have been much better. :d
    11-18-2009 03:58 PM
  7. IGoSlo's Avatar
    I'm no big fan of A T & T, but I don't think their data plan is all that expensive.
    11-18-2009 05:05 PM
  8. Alli's Avatar
    The customization of your home screen and icons is the number one reason to jailbreak. I've paid for as many jailbreak apps as app store apps. Don't confuse jailbreaking (for the majority) with pirating (the minority). I haven't unlocked - perfectly happy on AT&T, but I can do it if I so desire. (When I travel abroad, I use Skype over WiFi and don't turn on my phone.)
    11-18-2009 05:15 PM
  9. bikefreax's Avatar
    Gee I asked the same question just in different words and got nothing but **** from people saying I should have done a search. One of those people also posted in this one but did not say anything bad. This is crap. Nobody gave me any answers, just shame for not searching so you better search next time.
    11-18-2009 08:39 PM
  10. bikefreax's Avatar
    11-18-2009 08:41 PM
  11. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    Customization and to add what Apple Missed .
    11-18-2009 09:13 PM
  12. BLiNK's Avatar
    To get away from the expenssive 3G data package At&T FORCES down your throats. If At&T had other data plans for iphone like charging money per KB of data used or per 100kb of data used, it would have been much better. :d
    FORCES??? you had he option to get an iPhone or did someone force you to get that as well?

    $30 a month, for unlimited data, is not much when you consider it breaks down to about $7.50 a week, roughly.


    pay per the kb would suck or anything like that, unless of course you enjoy obsessing over your data usage everyday.

    bottom line is, owning an iPhone simply isn't for penny pinchers.
    that is what 'normal' cell phones are for.
    11-18-2009 09:14 PM
  13. BLiNK's Avatar
    Gee I asked the same question just in different words and got nothing but **** from people saying I should have done a search. One of those people also posted in this one but did not say anything bad. This is crap. Nobody gave me any answers, just shame for not searching so you better search next time.
    hey man, don't take all this stuff so personal.
    remember it's just the internet.
    11-18-2009 09:18 PM
  14. Dipstix6996's Avatar
    I did the JB, well, just to it. I also did it for the customization of the phone. From themes, ringtones to sounds. And I don't like being told I can't do something to an item I paid for!?!


    Gee I asked the same question just in different words and got nothing but **** from people saying I should have done a search. One of those people also posted in this one but did not say anything bad. This is crap. Nobody gave me any answers, just shame for not searching so you better search next time.
    Bike, your thread asked WHAT does JB do? That is why you caught so much flak. A simple search would have answered your question. The difference is john wanted an opinion as to why people JB their phones.
    11-19-2009 01:55 AM
  15. LVCIFER's Avatar
    I thought this dude 'unsubscribed' anyway.

    What happened? The Subaru forums got tired if his sh*t too?
    11-19-2009 07:25 AM
  16. sargd66's Avatar
    @lvcifer
    lmao, I saw that also. I was gonna go there but didn't.
    11-19-2009 09:14 AM
  17. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I JB to do two things Apple wont allow that are absolutely necessary to me. I don't have a data plan so I JB to be able to turn off Edge and 3G. I also JB for Winterboard so I can have my wallpaper on my homescreens. JB allows users more freedom in my opinion because they don't have to use the phone how the manufacturer says it must be used. This has pros and cons and if you JB you have to understand that. I also have come to LOVE bitesms this app rocks like hell I don't think I could live without it. Oh yeah it also proves that the iPhone CAN do multi-tasking
    11-19-2009 09:25 AM
  18. masterkjn's Avatar
    FORCES??? you had he option to get an iPhone or did someone force you to get that as well?

    $30 a month, for unlimited data, is not much when you consider it breaks down to about $7.50 a week, roughly.


    pay per the kb would suck or anything like that, unless of course you enjoy obsessing over your data usage everyday.

    bottom line is, owning an iPhone simply isn't for penny pinchers.
    that is what 'normal' cell phones are for.
    $30 extra seems a lot for me since all i do on the 3G network is check email once or twice a month. Its great for people who make use of it a lot but i dont. Id rather make do with edge on Tmobile. Everywhere else i have wifi. I bought the iphone for its browing capabilities with wifi.
    11-19-2009 02:37 PM
  19. AarontheRed's Avatar
    I originally jailbroke my phone because I wanted to be able to customize and theme it. Now that I have been jailbroken for awhile, one of the things I appreciate the most is the ability to tailor a better notification setup than what you get with a stock iPhone. I like being able to see whether I have new emails and who they are from, etc., without having to unlock my phone and open up the Mail app.
    11-20-2009 02:20 PM
  20. ny888's Avatar
    I jailbroke mainly for theme'ing but find that I can never live without SBSettings.
    11-20-2009 02:30 PM
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