Is it worth Jailbreaking the iPod Touch 4G?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by fel10, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2010
    Woodstock, GA USA
    I just wanted to know if its worth jailbreaking it. I mean, does Cydia have enough apps that the App Store don't to justify it????
  2. macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2010
    I don't think it is really an issue of whether there are enough apps on cydia to justify the jailbreak but whether the available applications on iTunes can satisfy your needs sufficiently or not.

    Jailbreak only if you know what you are doing and accept the risk involved in it and also that there apps in cydia which you must have which is not found on itunes.
  3. macrumors 603


    Jul 11, 2006
    it's worth jailbreaking if you want to do something that you can't do with apps on the iTunes store. If you can already do everything you want with it then it's not worth jailbreaking it.
  4. macrumors G4

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Cydia does have some apps, but most of the things in it are system tweaks -- things like password protecting individual apps, changing app icons, assigning buttons and gestures to certain functions, change the way you get notified of push messages, etc, etc.
  5. macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    It's free and takes like a minute to do. What do you mean "worth it"? Worth what? You get extra functionality for $0 and a minute of effort.

    Yes, it's worth it.
  6. macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2009
    Somewhere in the middle of nowhere
    Well, I Jailbroke my 4G and it is worth it. I also JB my 3G and that was worth it. And when I JB my sister's iPod Touch (2G), she LOVED it. So I feel like for $0, stop wondering and JailBreak!
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008
    Yes it is. It depends on your personal preferences though. I use mine for gpsphone, scrobbler (Last.FM), YouTube downloads, Mark All in mail (so I don't have to look at every new mail), iFile & SSH (so I can explore my device), and to enable native HDR.
  8. macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2009
    its worth it it you want something you have to pay for
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2008
    The only thing you have to sacrifice is the time it would take to undo the jailbreak if you don't like it. It's not permanent and it can be undone...just restore to factory settings using iTunes, and resync/restore from backup.

    So what have you got to lose?

    -- Nathan
  10. macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2010
    Would you be able to use Skype on a Jailbroken iPod Touch ? I know there is a warning that it would not work the first time I start Skype.
  11. macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2010
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    That has nothng to do with jbing. It displays for all devices jailbtoken or not.
  12. macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2009
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    I jailbreaked mine and restored it to original again after some days. iPod touch has only 256mb ram while iPhone has 512mb. Cydia AppS and installous use a lot of memory RAM and i noticed The défice slower than usual and sometimes AppS would Quit randomly but thats not The main problem. The performance is worse only bu a bit so it's not a big deal for most users for the tradeoff of the cost of using cracked apps. I also like to update without having to worry about anything. This is my opinio on jailbreak
  13. macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2010
    i jailbroke mine this morning and restored it this evening. It started freezing up and moving slow. this is the 3rd ipod that started messing up after jailbreaking.....don't do it, it really not worth it.My 2nd gen started having tons of problems after jailbreaking (apps crashing,ipod shutting off randomly,slow lagg,volume going up randomly, music pausing,ect), thank god it was still under warranty.
  14. macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2010
    under warranty? that's great.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2009
    It is great. Screw apple for trying to limit what you can do with a device you paid for.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2010
    I have jailbroken my iPod, my sisters and about 2 dozen other kids at schools ipod.(made a boat load of cash with the $10 jailbreaking fee;)) I ended with the same result every time, they would usually install installous and a theme then they deleted cydia using ifile since it slowed down their device. I just got the ipod touch 4 and I will not jailbreak it since the apps that are coming out will need all the resources they can get. Once Saurik figures out a way to make the api for everything or whatever run smoother and with less power then I might jailbreak.
  17. macrumors G4

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Sure, Cydia itself is slow, but it slows down the device overall? I don't see how -- it's not like it runs in the background or otherwise takes up system resources while it's not running. Personally, I've never noticed any slowdowns on my jailbroken iDevices. A bit faster battery loss, yes, but system slowdown, no.
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2010
    I'd say JB your touch. When I had my touch I JB it.
  19. macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2010
    Toronto, Duh!
    JB, but BE CAREFUL! A lot of tweaks aren't meant for 4.1, and it's easy to go too deep and permanently screw up a device. I've done it twice!
  20. macrumors G4

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Permanently? Really? Don't you mean you had to restore and set up as new?
  21. macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2010
    The top two reasons for me to Jailbreak are NotifiedApp Pro and Grooveshark. Too bad they're yet to fix the Mail crash issue.
  22. macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2011
    Yes, but be careful...

    It depends. Often jailbreaking can damage your iPod, which can be very annoying. Also, :apple: absolutely HATE jailbreaking, they want to make jailbreaking illegal (but they couldn't) so don't expect them to fix any problems for you. Jailbreaking can lead to all sorts of joy, but they can lead also to painstaking misery and loss of £200. There are advantages and disadvantages to it. Do it if you're a risk taker.
  23. macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    You hate something that you've never tried before.. interesting. And no, it can't damage your iPod Touch. I've jailbroken and unjailbroken my iPod/iPhone over 30 times. Testing hundreds of tweaks. No such problems. Stop making up garbage to scare people.
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2010
    somewhere over the rainbow
    wonder how many threads there are with this same title...
  25. macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    A lot...

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