Jailbroken or Normal iPhone? its advantages and disadvantages?

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  1. ericxd

    ericxd Well-Known Member

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    ok ive heard u can get FREE games if u jailbreak your phone from cydia...

    1. but can u get every single game for free off cydia?!?!

    2. and if so, do the game get updates like the games u buy in AppStore?

    3. whats the advantages and disadvantages for jailbreaking your iPhone??!?!

    4. and why have users like us kept our iPhone as it is (not jailbroken)???
     
  2. Dfender2022

    Dfender2022 Well-Known Member

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    1. no, not all games, but its illegal to download cracked games from the appstore.

    2. Not for cracked apps, but i'm not sure about apps off of cydia.

    3. Advantages: Make your iphone cool, get really cool apps that apple wont allow, and make your background different. Disadvantages: crashing and constant rebooting.

    4. I keep mine un-jailbroken because i like it being stable, with no crashing.
     
  3. yourofl10

    yourofl10 Well-Known Member

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    In some cases you can get a nice shiny brick if your lucky enough
    I have a ipt 1st gen never JB it cause I dont wanna brick it
    If you brick it, you need to buy a new one
    Also this thread belongs in this area:
    Jailbreaking and Installer Apps section ;)
     
  4. soup

    soup Well-Known Member

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    bricking is a rumour not a fact

    1. Not off cydia - only illegally from the web which can then be installed
    2. no cracked games get updates, legal free games over cydia do
    3. get rid of the straitjacket apple puts it in, remove the 148 apps limit, change appearance, video recording........
    4. When my phone has crashed, its had more to do with crappy app programming, or cos apple decided that 128mb ram is enough - not because its jailbroken. Normal everyday use its as stable as a non jailbroken phone
     
  5. TheOnePb

    TheOnePb Well-Known Member

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    My response

    3. Disadvantages: some people install way to much, their iPod/iPhone is way too slow to use normally (and to not smash it into the wall)...
    4. I stay legal:cool:
     
  6. Vende

    Vende Well-Known Member

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    Another disadvantage is that Apple has been claiming that jailbreaking iphones is illegal
     
  7. gigidey

    gigidey Well-Known Member

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    Two things:
    1. Apple tried to make jailbreaking illegal, it however is NOT illegal to do it
    2. After improvement since older firmwares, jailbreaking will not significantly slow down your phone and will not require reboots.
     
  8. Bitgod

    Bitgod Well-Known Member

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    I jailbreak mainly to customize the look of the UI, I like a few extra options it gives me, and lately I do it because Apple tells me not to. Apple has been pissing me off lately with some of the things they do like telling use we can't mess with the phone we bought or rejecting certain games as offensive, but then allowing 40 fart apps, which I find stupid. Shrug.

    I've never looked into stealing games because to me that's the whole point of cheap games, if you make the games or apps cheap enough, there shouldn't be a reason to steal. I don't mean every game has to be 99 cents, but a game has to be really good to make me want to pay more than 4.99, and even then...I'd probably wait for a sale. :)
     
  9. RedStaR

    RedStaR Well-Known Member

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    If you've never JB'ed then how would you know the probability of bricking your device?
    Don't weigh in with an opinion of something you've never studied.

    The best app I could "rec" for a real device user and not someone who reads articles enough just to make them feel safe by not taking the initiative to learn more about the boarders of their device is PDA net which allows you to tether your 3G signal to your computer's ad hoc to establish and access to a network.

    MewSeek is good for downloading free music through a p2p network-The new version imports all downloads to your itunes library

    but other than than it's every preference that apple left out, and very cosmetic.

    If you choose not to use the cracked app source then don't.
    haven't you ever played golf?.......you just don't cheat.

    However there are some who might say that they have spent enough on the junk presented as quality to deserve a little AppStore justice.

    P.S. if any one feels the need to quote this post quote the entire thing, I hate it when people misquote by singling out one phrase of an entire point.
     
  10. RedStaR

    RedStaR Well-Known Member

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    and crashing only happens when you load up your device with a whole bunch of crap, and add ons that aren't even compatible,

    although considering the people making all these downsides to Jail Breaking never have, but somehow they have such an expert opinion on the behaviors of modified firmware.
     
  11. iKoda

    iKoda Well-Known Member

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    Jailbreak for the win.
    So you don't support cracked apps. Don't use them.
    Jailbreak just to get a background instead of black.
    I jailbreak for customization to make my iPod unique. ;P

    There arn't disadvantages for a jailbroken iPhone. You can still buy apps, you can do everything a normal iPhone can do.
     
  12. Bitgod

    Bitgod Well-Known Member

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    Well, there are SOME disadvantages to JBing, the main one that I encounter is, I'm running 2.2 right now, and some apps I use have been updated to run on 2.2.1, so I can't update right now. Sure, I can update my firmware, it's just a pain in the arse to update, then load all my bought stuff, all my music, then load all the cydia apps back on, it would take all evening. I'd rather wait for a major firmware update to happen. So for now, I'll just wait until either a big update, or until a must have app won't update any more.
     
  13. zodttd

    zodttd Active Member

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    I heard there's some cool emulators for playing console/handheld games too. ;P
     
  14. RedStaR

    RedStaR Well-Known Member

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    If you back-up correctly updating shouldn't take any longer than any "normal" or unjailbroken update

    but I do agree with waiting untill siggnificant updates come out to update JB'ed or not
     
  15. modojojo

    modojojo New Member

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    Yes, that's the only fault I have with jailbreaking. When apple updates the firmware, you can't do It until a jailbroken version comes out. Then because Itunes can't backup a jailbroken iphone. you have to reinstall all cydia apps, cracked apps, customized themes, video, music ect....It takes me a while to update the phone........... but It's worth It, the pros outweigh the cons to me.
     
  16. ericxd

    ericxd Well-Known Member

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    so in conclusion jailbreaking an iPhone is a win win situation?
     
  17. nickels

    nickels Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the only downside as mentioned is having to do it all over again with each new software release. I love the little things like my weather icon on my homepage has the current weather shown on it. My charging icon is a beer, and I had Quake 3 and SNES running great on it.

    The process is simple, and you really don't need to worry about bricking the device. If anything goes wrong you just restore and start over.

    Cydia Store coming soon, suck it Apple.
     
  18. iGewappnet

    iGewappnet Well-Known Member

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    At least Apple definitely thinks it is illegal and I think they have a point. "Jailbreaking" means using a software to hack (break) the protection of the firmware (= software by Apple). It is also obvious that "jailbreaking" is a necessary condition for unlocking and usage of pirate copies. So even if it may not formally be illegal, it is certainly a gray area. I prefer to stay in the white area.
     
  19. ericxd

    ericxd Well-Known Member

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    cydia store means we have to pay for games??!?!
     
  20. GatorDeb

    GatorDeb Well-Known Member

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    #20 GatorDeb, Mar 11, 2009
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    Jailbreak all the way!! Just for 1. Folders (!!!), 2. Themes (Picnic FTW), and 3. Addons (background that changes with the weather, Today screen on lock screen), it is totally worth it. The new graphical jailbreak is a piece of cake. I'm transferring over 500+ apps to the Touch now :D NOW I'm glad I got a 32 gig!

    BTW the semi-tethered one would crash while syncing every 10th app or so. After the untethered jailbreak I'm on file 46 now and it works like a champ.
     

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