Anyone else un-Jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mcdj, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Not that anyone asked, but I just restored to stock 2.0.1. I was jailbroken for all of 24 hours. Maybe I didn't give it a chance, but in IMO, jailbreaking on 2.0 holds little allure compared to 1.x.x.

    My 1st gen iPhone was jailbroken for about 9-10 of the 12 months I owned it. I couldn't imagine having a non-jailbroken iPhone. The App Store has played a big part in changing that for me.

    Cydia is a little too cold and sterile for me. I prefer a little eye candy...screenshots are nice, like Installer had.

    Winterboard seems more like a band-aid for theme hags than a true theming app. No offense to the dev; you are bringing joy to many a die hard theme hag. But there are waaay more apps on the app store than were on Installer...who has the time to make all the icons? Rounded corners and black backgrounds keeps things nice and simple. Sure, some apps' icons are butt ugly, but that's just the way it is.

    Installer 4 is like that brand new shiny glass mall in the bad part of town. A few shoppers may come out of curiousity, but I wonder if it won't just stay pretty much empty. After all, the developers of the apps that the average Joe wanted have already flocked to the app store. Beyond a decent theming app, SSH and maybe some system level notifications, what's left for the average jaibreaker to want? Games and apps. What dev worth their salt is gonna pass up the chance to make bank from their hard work at the app store ?

    While jailbroken, I installed a few cracked apps for kicks. I quickly felt regret, even though I was doing it to test out apps I was thinking of buying. It's the software equivalent of shoplifting at a mom and pop deli. Some of these devs are right here on these forums. I'm not talking EA, I'm talking 17 year old kids who ride bikes. Uninstalling the cracked apps was more satisfying than installing them in the first place.

    I may revisit jailbreaking again, if and when the shelves are a bit more stocked on Installer, with apps that are truly more compelling than what can be found on the App Store.
  2. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    It's worth it to me. The Pwnage Method has no downside as it jailbreaks at the .ipsw level.
  3. taibien86 macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2007
    i felt the exact same way when i jailbroke 2.0. the novelty of having a hacked iphone seemed outdone by the app store. also i couldn't find any apps that were worth keeping the hack. i ended up un-jailbreaking it after 24 hrs although i had my original iphone jailbroken the whole time.
  4. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2008
    What do you mean? Cydia does have screenshots.
  5. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2007
    On my iPhone
    I too did jailbreak for most of my 2G's life with me. The ONLY reason I would jailbreak now is to theme. I am still looking into if they theming is working but it sounds like there are still issues.
  6. mcdj thread starter macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007

    oops, must have missed that. oh well, I still think it's kinda sterile. most of the available apps are too dev centric.
  7. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2008
    I also undid my jailbroken 2.0 phone when 2.0.1 came out because the bugs in 2.0 were driving me crazy. I decided to skip the jailbroken 2.0.1 version when it came out because I know 2.1 is around the corner. I didn't want to have to keep setting it up, again and again. But with all the damn bugs in the Iphone I have to anyway. I swear I will never buy another Apple product again. They should have beta tested longer and not released a phone just because Samsung had the Instinct and LG's Dare, etc. I bet the Samsung owners haven't had to restore their phones 6 times now.
  8. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I haven't HAD to restore my phone at all since 2.0. Restarting it fixes most of the problems. Plus, you know how angry people would be if Apple delayed AGAIN?
  9. hookem12387 macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    I had an unlocked and (obviously) jailbroken 1st gen, and since switching to ATT and the 3G I'd much rather stay within warranty more easily. I dont really feel like I'm giving up much at all. Just my $.02
  10. andrewk82 macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2008
    Don't you still need to jailbreak to use the 3G connection on say your laptop?
  11. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    The warranty thing isn't a big deal because a restore will erase any evidence of jailbreaking. With the app store more people who jailbroke before 2.0 probably won't worry about jailbreaking now. Unless you want an app that Apple won't allow or if you want app store apps for free.

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