General Do you jailbreak for your family's devices as well?

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  1. thadoggfather, Nov 24, 2014
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    thadoggfather macrumors G3

    thadoggfather

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    I do :D

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    From left to right:
    -iPad 3 on 6.1 (use a variety of tweaks, mostly Barrel, speed up animations, disable update as 6.1 runs great on it)
    -iPad mini 1 on 7.1.1 (just to disable update and ensure performance and speed up animations. might put F.lux on it again for my dad but he doesn't seem to be missing it since its been stock post iOS 6)
    -iPhone 6 for tetherme, cylinder, speed up animations
    -6+ for my own uses :D
    -rMini on 8.1 for my own uses too :D Kinda wished I stayed on 7.1.2 truth be told but handoff is nice between pad and phone.

    not pictured: another iPhone 6 for another family member that i took the photo with to speed up animations and tetherme as well

    The 6 and rMini aren't actually washed out like that, its just over exposed in the shot fwiw
     
  2. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh hell no! I get enough tech support calls from my folks as it is. No way I'd let them start installing tweaks from Cydia!
     
  3. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

    thadoggfather

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    I could see that but I just install the basics of what they want without them possessing technical skills or curiosity that I have with tweaks (i.e. "I want my hotspot back" -- "ok, done") so there is no troubleshooting.

    Not being able to accidentally update iPad 3, iPad mini will actually mitigate headaches down the road as they would come to crawling speeds :cool:
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Yes. I do. My wife's iPhone 5.

    My mom and my sister live in two different states. I don't touch their phones (my mom has enough issues trying to figure out iOS itself and my sister purports to be an iOS Goddess so I just stay out of the way)

    But my wife has strict instructions not to update anything from Cydia and she generally stays out of there anyway.

    Jailbreaking her iPhone is just easier than hearing "Why can't I do 'X'?"

    That started when all she wanted was to call up the LED as a flashlight and became annoyed that she had to use an app (she's on iOS 6.0.1). Activator took care of that. Then it was, why can't I sync ringtones and songs and so on with my iPhone (she has a 12" PowerBook G4). Bridge took care of that.

    And so on…
     
  5. kalirob99 macrumors 68000

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    Hell no. Every time I do they either install crap trying to fix the imaginary battery drain they blame Cydia for. Or just complain daily that Cydias doing stuff. Pretty much its to blame to stuff the stock phone does anyways
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly what he said above :D
    It's just tons of extra work, support and annoyance for me. Bad enough I have to babysit and fix their desktops and laptops all the time. Jb their idevices so they can mess them up and create more work and wasted time for myself? It starts getting old after a while whenever someone screws up their tech stuff it always ends up my problem.
     
  7. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    My mom claims that jailBREAKING actually physically breaks the phone so no, I don't.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Momma knows :D
     
  9. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Nobody in my house uses their phone for anything other than games, texting, calling, reading the news, and taking pictures.
     
  10. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

    thadoggfather

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    It's definitely true.

    The solution though: I throw the hacks (Cydia, pangu) in a folder and tell them "don't touch"

    They trust me since I've done this for them multiple times/iPhone generations.

    What was not fun-- telling my mom to trade in her phone but restore it first. She erased all content and settings when I told her ABSOLUTELY DO NOT.

    It's really minimal too. Speed enhancements and tethering. That's about it.

    Figuring out how to restore in iTunes over the phone while I was working was NOT fun.

    Otherwise it's been incredibly rewarding.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah I always tell them not to touch certain things but they do mess with things they got no clue about.
    And then play dumb. I don't know what happened, I didn't do anything:D
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    This is why I live in Arizona, my parents live in California, my sister lives in Washington and my wife's family all lives in Georgia.

    A few states between people tends to drastically curtail support calls.

    Thankfully no one's ever caught on to remote support. :D

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    My wife has a look she gives me when I've been incredibly stupid or just a man (one and the same maybe? :D). Stops me dead.

    The turn about is the look I have when a device or piece of tech (as she refers to things) which I have SPECIFICALLY stated DO NOT MESS WITH has been messed with.

    She'll do all she can to avoid receiving that look. :)
     
  13. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    I recently helped my brother jailbreak his iphone six plus over the past weekend. He seems to be catching on; I'm quite and thoroughly proud of myself. Sent from my iPad.
     
  14. glsillygili macrumors 6502

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    Oh I love that. One of my former teachers bought the iPhone 4 when it was initially released on Verizon. I told her not to update it so she goes and updates it. Then she wonders why it's not working. Same thing with one of my friends Wiis we told him not to update it and that it would brick his Wii so he updated it anyway and said "hur dur u bricked muh wii". Why is it so hard for people to listen to instructions?
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lmao:D
    You are a wise individual to put plenty of space and buffer around inlaws. I like that:)
     
  16. boo-boo-butt macrumors member

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    For those of you willing to deal with the headaches: more power to you. And, from your posts, you guys have it on lockdown which is great.

    I don't bother. My gf used to be jealous of my jailbreaks so I promised I'd sort her phone out once we moved in together. I haven't done it yet because her 5s crashes now and then and my 8.1 restoring shenanigans this weekend have scared her off the idea.

    In my immediate family, my mum has an iPad but there's no need to go jailbreaking and I told my little brother not to try it, as well.

    Most people I know want to jailbreak to download cracked apps and that's an area I definitely do not go anywhere near. Same for torrents, etc. Not worth the hassle.

    I've learned just to keep quiet about jailbreaking stuff unless I'm talking to a fellow JB'er.
     

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