iPhone Already Bored With iOS Jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by pooleman, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. pooleman Suspended

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    It's been a day and I'm already bored with the ability to jailbreak my iPhone 5. I installed a clear lock-screen, Intelliscreen X, and Zepplin. I already installed and removed Springtomize and a bunch of other stuff. I think Zepplin is about to get deleted too. Who cares if I can change a few status bar items?

    So have fun guys, I'm not faulting anyone who is into this whole scene, but it seems silly looking at all the threads about bricked phones and things not functioning correctly. After I find a good tweak that lets me hotspot my unlimited AT&T phone that will be the end of my jailbreaking experiment.

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  2. JBryan84 macrumors regular

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    The clear lockscreen you installed does it give you those 2 lines across the screen? One under the clock and one above the slider? Haven't been able to find one without this issue.
     
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  4. JohnLT13 macrumors 6502a

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    Im also a bit jaded with the whole jailbreak, but until Bite sms becomes iPhone native I will still do it.:D
     
  5. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    I don't get it, what's your point? So after you find a tweak that allows you to do things with your carrier's data plan that you're prohibited from doing, you'll be done experimenting? I thought you're already bored with it, restore already, and go away.
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 601

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    after just the first sentence from the OP, i am already bored with this post...

    seriously...who cares? for some of us, making our phones OURS has great value...whether it's running a 'useful' app like biteSMS, or making hideous incomprehensible lockscreens...it's FUN. if it's NOT, don't do it. simple! :cool:
     
  7. pooleman thread starter Suspended

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    Not yet.

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    Yawn..... Who cares about this post? This entire website is filled with "who cares" posts and threads. For every post you find boring there are some who find it interesting. Some of you nerds will like it and some of you nerds won't. "Who cares?" Who indeed?
     
  8. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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    im not sure what you expected. there's a lot of people (myself included) who wanted to be able to use an iphone 5 but didn't want to lose a jailbreak.

    so i see this as having an iphone 5 with the added benefit of jailbreaking.
     
  9. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    this is my first jailbreak experience and i only took the plunge because iOS 6.1 will be my last firmware in my IP 4S so i decided to play around with it until i upgrade my phone again.


    but i too wonder if the "enhancements" brought by JB are really worth the hassle.

    cydia for starters is a bloody mess - and i keep wondering what side effects do all these tweaks and add-ons have on my phone. tweaks which can be useful every now and again but certainly won't make much of a difference in your everyday use of the phone.

    themes are nice but again, i keep wondering if the price of hacking my phone is really worth a nice theme over a nice wallpaper.
     
  10. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Come back in a month or so. ;) So many people jailbroke this time around that Cydia was crushed into pieces. I don't remember a time when this has ever happened, even in the days of Installer.

    A lot of things are simply breaking because the servers are under so much load that we could be loading corrupted/unfinished files into our devices. That and a lot of stuff could do with optimizing. Give developers a few weeks and it'll be sorted out for sure.

    It used to be better when we didn't have the App Store, I admit that. I now have so many obscure applications that I have a hard time theming.
     
  11. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, as mentioned, you can't judge Cydia in the day after a jailbreak is released that has huge pent up demand. During a normal time period, Cydia is just as solid as the Apple app store. It's not as pretty, but it is very reliable.

    Also, there are currently some growing pains in the tweaks for a number of reasons. #1: it's the first time they've been used on iOS 6 on anything above an iPhone 4. There's iPhone 5 growing pains. As a result, most of the themes aren't updated yet to take the best advantage of that. Many excellent tweaks don't quite work yet with iOS6 and the iPhone 5. Give the devs a little while to actually test and debug their code on the new JB and you'll see things improve very quickly.

    Jailbreaking doesn't open up a world that is super enormously different from the stock iOS experience...but if there is something you've wanted to do with your phone, chances are there's a tweak that does it (or close).

    For me, being able to have nested and paginated folders, quick access to settings and some customization is enough for me. I will say, after you have been jailbroken for a little while, and have whatever tweaks you want on your phone, when you upgrade and are then without them, you really start to miss them. And, for me, even after just a day of being jailbroken again, I look at the stock iOS icons, and it makes me want to puke. :D
     
  12. slowsupra macrumors member

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    That's cute, not really thread worthy. Did you want people to beg you to stay or something?
     
  13. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    As you mentioned, jailbreak is not for everyone. You have fun with your stock OS and I will enjoy my jailbroken OS.
     
  14. pooleman thread starter Suspended

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    No begging. Like every other person here I shared a thought. That's it.
     
  15. adamj575 macrumors 6502

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    holy smokes!....after reading your post ive decided jailbreaking is stupid and a waste of my time as well!...thanks for the insight bro!
     
  16. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    It won't be the end of your jailbreaking experiment because you have to remain jailbroken in order to use the tweak.... For some people jailbreaking is not exciting its just a means to get extra functionality that Apple doesn't allow... Some people jailbreak for one thing and dont even tinker around.... I have a friend who installs bitesms and thats it.
     
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    From what I've seen over the past few years, jailbreakers tend to fall into one (or more) of three camps:

    1) Hackers/Homebrewers. They typically install feature modifications such as MapsOpener, 3GUnlocker, SBSettings, custom Bluetooth stacks, shells, file browsers, Wifi hotspots, emulators, etc.

    2) Themers. I usually see people that fall into this group installing sometimes extensive GUI hacks. Some of them are beautiful and intensely elaborate, some of them are very simple and effective (five icon rows? who wouldn't want that? Also, home screen folders before apple put them in were amazing. I feel that f.lux also falls into this category), and some of them seem to exist only to take up battery and cpu cycles.

    3) Pirates. Get ALL the apps!
    I myself fall into more of the first group. I experimented with some themes back when I had my first iPhone but I found that most of the themes tended to slow the system down (not sure if this is still the case; we're talking about the older versions of iOS here). I even had a theming app brick my phone once. My mods are pretty conservative; between 10 and 15 Cydia apps, almost all of them functionality based, with the occasional experimental app here and there. Once it's setup, I'm happy. I've never had any issues with my phone slowing down or bricking. I seem to have this much in common with many of the jailbreakers falling into the first group; there are also some guys i've seen who take this to the extreme.

    Just an observation here...I've noticed that those in the second group tend to get 'bored' with their phones quite quickly. They also seem to result in a lot of the 'why is my phone slow' and 'uninstall jailbreak' threads around here.

    The third group seems (to me at least) to be the most impatient about a jailbreak coming out, utilizing the tethered hacks, then complaining when it all doesn't work amazingly.

    Jailbreaking isn't for everybody, and I'm not meaning to say that I'm 100% right or flame anyone who does/doesn't jailbreak. Just thought I'd write down what I've noticed over the past few years.
     
  20. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Sometimes the most basic necessity makes it worthwhile to JB. For me, that is F.lux.
     
  21. 9huyna1 macrumors newbie

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    Do you mind sharing with me what the clear lock screen was labeled under? I can't seem to find a working one.
     
  22. hishaks macrumors newbie

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    I guess if you jailbreak for the sake of it, u will get bored. If you have no idea what you want to achieve by jailbreaking, or if you do not have a specific purpose, like I wanted to install SBSettings and f.lux and appLocker, you will get bored.

    It's not a video game that you thought would be exciting and interesting. It is to achieve a certain functionality that apple does not provide. Period.

    So, get over it if you just did it for the sake of it. Restore ur phone and get a life.

    P.S. - I think Zepplin is great. I was bored to see my SP name.
     
  23. dma550 macrumors 6502

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    Yep - this - no upgrade for me until a JB was available for the apps I need/use. Now I am free to get a 5.
     

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