iPhone Jailbreakers a dying breed?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Sonny bro, Feb 6, 2013.

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    Is it just me, or does it seem that jailbreaking is becoming less and less a popular choice for iOS device owners? I mean, sure, back in the iOS 4.x days, jailbreaking seemed a must-have procedure if you wanted to get the most out of your device. However, a few major updates down the line and here we are. Many of the applications/tweaks that jailbreaking has been most famous for, have simply been implemented in stock iOS. I mean sure. It seems likely we will never see winter board in stock iOS. Nor will will we see things like graviboard and protube. But are these kinds of tweaks really worth the effort? These talented hackers that have created evasion, they've spent a very long time dedicating themselves to this jailbreak to be able to release it to the public, free of charge. Why? Tweak developers have to rescale/update their creations, to fit the larger screen or to make it compatible with new software. Is it worth it? A popular reason people jailbreak is for installous, to try an app before they buy. However, now that hackulo has gone completely bust, how much will this affect the JB community? Each update, hackers have to start at square one. Sifting through minute codes, looking for the tiniest of bugs they can exploit. Developers have to update their tweaks to keep up, all for what? Apple patches the bugs as soon as they are released. With apple always implementing new features into their devices, replacing many jailbreak tweaks..installous going down, and many developers neglecting to update their tweaks, i cant help but beg the question; are the days of jailbreaking coming to an end?
     
  2. SAVAGE5, Feb 6, 2013
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    I think the total is up to like 1.8 million jailbroken devices. I think they set some kind of record but not sure. I wouldn't say it's dead. iOS still sucks stock. No quickreply, no customiztaion of any, I can't block calls or text, I can't really do anything except what apple wants me to do.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Doesn't seem dead to me. I could barely get any apps from all the congestion when the jailbreak was first released.
     
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    ->sets record for jailbroken devices in 3 days

    -> makes topic about how jailbreaking is dead.
     
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    The evasi0n jailbreak has been used on 1.7 million devices in two days. That seems pretty popular to me.

    Hopefully this will get rid of the cheap bastards that pirate and get them to support developers like they should, in effect strengthening the jailbreak developer community.

    Not a chance. You could have asked this question when there was FUD out there before the evasi0n jailbreak release. But now that its out you see the huge demand and support for jailbreaking.
     
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    well some people think the App Store prices are ridiculous lol $40 for a GPS app or $10 for keynote if you only need to use it once is a lot of money for a smartphone app.
     
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    ain't that the truth!
     
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    There are free gps apps (waze, google) and web based solutions for the "need" for keynote.

    No need to pirate apps.

    The JB scene is alive and well, no need for the op to be concerned.
     
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    It's just you. Even the simplest review of the latest news about jb would have answered your question.
     
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    Jay Freeman, the man who made cydia, tweeted some hours ago. https://mobile.twitter.com/saurik

    Check that out. That alone is enough to know it is NOT dying.
     
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    No, and apple better start embracing it.
     
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    thewitt

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    Apple will lock jail broken devices out of their services before they will ever embrace them...
     
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    It is still nice to have the option, but it is far less important, IMO, than it use to be. I remember one of the main reasons to jail break was a notification menu. The only reason for me personally to jailbreak is biteSMS....everything else is just for show. Who cares if I can have a "live" multitasking icon, but the option is here.
     
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    Unbelievable!!! :confused:
     
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    I don't think that word means what you think it means.
     
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    Yep, just you !
    The only correct piece of information in the whole paragraph ! :confused:
     
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    Well... I am alive... :p
     
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    The demographic of the iPhone buyer has changed, including more graybeards, and blue haired ladies.

    It's very visible whenever I visit my local Apple store. The ease of use makes it possible for them to feel included with their smartphone using kids & grand kids. These are not buyers that will ever jailbreak.

    Next we have the jail breakers of the past. They've since discovered the fun of Android which are vastly more customizable.

    Times change & we are witnessing the effects first hand.
     
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    It's just you.

    People buy these smartphones for hundreds of dollars and pay a premium for data and voice service every month. Then those same people turn around and complain these apps cost too much? Really? I'm starting to think these cheap bastards who feel the need to pirate apps are little kids who have no way of paying for them or people who don't want to use the cash they got for selling their food stamps.
     
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    I see the opposite happening. For example, I had a female coworker ask me about the iPhone 5 and the GS3. I own both devices so she wanted my opinion I had on both. I told her the pros and cons of both. The next day, she showed me her new GS3. Her reason? It was buy one get one free and her daughter wanted a smartphone so it was cheaper to go the Android way. Nothing I told her regarding both phones were even taken into consideration when she purchased the phones. The majority of the older crowd at my workplace use Android. I asked them why they chose an Android device over the iPhone. They all told me because it was cheaper (free with 2 year contract). Not one of them mentioned customization or specs at all. They don't even know how to use the majority of the features and options. They didn't even know about the Play Store!
     
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    You are more correct than you might realize !
     
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    It may happened to YOU. In my practice, I see the opposite: females prefer iPhones to Android phones. Unfortunately, they're the vast majority when compared to computer literate people wanting as much freedom as with Android (that is, power users). No wonder Apple won't EVER provide us more freedom - female / old users just don't want more freedom.
     

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