Well for starters, there is the fact that if you 'hack' your iPod touch, a signal is sent to Steve Jobs at Apple HQ. At which point he personally orders ninjas to sneak into your house in the middle of the night to reclaim your iPod touch.How would you do harm to your iPod touch by hacking it.
dont forget the stains on your sheets and the pain... ooohhh the pain.Well for starters, there is the fact that if you 'hack' your iPod touch, a signal is sent to Steve Jobs at Apple HQ. At which point he personally orders ninjas to sneak into your house in the middle of the night to reclaim your iPod touch.
You wake up with a brown Zune, a broken window, and an angry letter from Mr. Jobs.
So ppl who DO hack will have a more secure IPT than those waiting on Cupertino....crazy!It patches the hole that you used to jailbreak your iPod to begin with.
Basically, when you used this as the method to exploit your phone for jailbreaking it was considered a 'good thing'. But if somebody else decided used the exploit to deliver malicious code to your iPod touch, it could potentially be nasty (remember all you have to do is view an image in Safari).
Apple will likely fix the problem with the next update. The fix in installer fixes it now.
My personal point of view. I gained:Can someone seriously tell me besides the iPhone apps, what I gain? I'm not a flamer, I just want to have some reason to really want to do it. Is there an IM application that does time out? That's my only issue with the online one I use.
First thing you should do once you have installer.app is download the BSD package (not sure if Appsnapp does this for you or not?) and Community Sources. These other sources are where the majority of apps are found.i mean, theres hardly any apps at all in installer.app?
I am glad I am not the only one who hates these "Convince me" threads. I would bet that most people couldn't care less if you hack your ipod or not. Do some research and if you like the idea then do it, and if not, then don't. Stop being a sheep by asking people to convince you to do something.Can I instead convince you (and everyone else) to stop making threads like these?
I had the chance to play with the iPhone in the store before the iPod touch was announced, and knew such a device was in my future. I'm tied to another contract, though, so I watched the unlocking unfold. This process, I knew, was not for me. So I rejoiced when the iPod touch was introduced and described as the iPhone without the Phone.There's nothing you can loose with the hacks and it's really simple.
The touch becomes almost a PDA when you hack it. And you get a glimpse at the future whene the SDK will be available and 3rd party apps will start to pop up.
For once a thought out, well written reply.Nothing ventured, nothing gained.