How far do you go with your hacking...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by andrewwg94, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. andrewwg94 macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2009
    A. just jailbreaking
    B. jailbreaking and limewire/torrents
    C. all that and cracked apps (installous)

    hehe just wondering. i didn't put this in the hacks section for a reason...
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

    Unspoken Demise

    Apr 16, 2009
    And that reason would be?
    I'm guessing so it can be moved? Creating more problems for Mods, which will invariably lead to you getting banned.
    Good move.
  3. jacobgaul macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2009
  4. andrewwg94 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2009
    because everyone would say jail breaking.
  5. mstier09 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2009
    hacking isn't the same as pirating, I have no idea what your trying to figure out. limewire/torrents and using are all methods of pirating copy-writed material, is one worse than the other?
  6. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2009
    No. One is not worse than the other
  7. mstier09 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2009
    that question was kind of rhetorical really, and more directed at the OP, but yeah I agree, they're no different.

    Although people do seem to view them differently on MR, but that's expected because a lot of members are developers and whatnot. I wonder if those people who scold posts about pirating apps would do the same if I brought up pirating music/movies. I guess it all leads back to who we think we're hurting when we pirate, its morally permissible to steal from a record company or movie studio but not from a developer, right? What if I only pirate apps from EA or other large game studios, is that more acceptable? I know all pirating is illegal, but is one worse (morally) than another? Again, it all leads back to who we think we're stealing from, right?
    Just thinking out loud, thoughts?
  8. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2009
    Well it depends in the person. Techically pirating isn't stealing, it's sharing. My mom always told me to share :)
  9. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030


    Jan 10, 2007
    I haven't started yet, but I am going to get around to it eventually. I'd just like to jailbreak it so I can put whatever apps I want on it, not what Apple says I am allowed to.
  10. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

    SFC Archer

    Nov 9, 2007
    Troy, MT
    pi·rate (prt)
    a. One who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without commission from a sovereign nation.
    b. A ship used for this purpose.
    2. One who preys on others; a plunderer.
    3. One who makes use of or reproduces the work of another without authorization.
    4. One that operates an unlicensed, illegal television or radio station.
    v. pi·rat·ed, pi·rat·ing, pi·rates
    1. To attack and rob (a ship at sea).
    2. To take (something) by piracy.
    3. To make use of or reproduce (another's work) without authorization.

    To act as a pirate; practice piracy.
  11. IBradMac macrumors 68000


    Jun 27, 2008
    Not sure what your expecting everyone to say...? I doubt many folks are going to come on here and admit to pirating. :rolleyes:

    I can say the thread title is really misleading...

    How about-

    How far do you go with your hacking?

    And an acceptable response would be...

    I can use SSH fairly well and can swap themes and apps pretty easily once inside.
  12. foob macrumors 6502


    Feb 17, 2009
    I don't see what any of this has to do with hacking. Jailbreaking is not hacking, it's running someone else's hack. The rest are even less hackish.
  13. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    I see this thread heading one direction

  14. bdsmyth macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2007
    Jailbroken .... of course, and I've also created and installed my own carrier bundle file to get rid of the stupid group MMS functionality as well as install my own carrier logo. On top of that I've installed quite a few applications and if I like them I buy them from the app store. I've been burnt a couple of times buying apps without trying them first and they've turned out to be useless, or games where the game play just sucked!. So having a jailboken phone so you can test drive some of the apps is a must have because the write up on the app store cannot be trusted in most cases.
  15. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2009
    If you made it a poll where nobody can see I'm sure you would get more honest votes... I doubt anyone will admit to installing cracked apps.
  16. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Technically it is. If something has a monetary value, and you got it without paying for it then its stealing.
  17. FastangV6 macrumors regular


    Oct 1, 2007
    I jailbroke my iphone for the denial of service attack / cell phone tower destruction features. But maybe that's just me. ;) :rolleyes: [/sarcasm]
  18. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000


    May 9, 2009
    that's an interesting thought. I freely admit to illegally downloading music but I would feel bad illegally downloading apps, and I think it's probably because we interact daily with developers here. Hypocritical of me, I know :eek:
  19. dauerhippo macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    That's not true. I'll admit to it. I know it's wrong, but I do it anyway. The truth is we all do things in life that we know are wrong. It's up to each of us to decide what our threshold is for "how wrong" something has to be before we won't do it. Technically, speeding in a car is "wrong" b/c you are endangering other people's lives on the road, but most of us are ok with doing that. On the other end of the spectrum, most of us wouldn't commit murder b/c that is "too wrong" for us to do.

    So, for me, personally, I consider installing cracked apps to be wrong, but not THAT wrong.

    Just my .02$, but I'm sure the flames will follow anyway.
  20. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

    SFC Archer

    Nov 9, 2007
    Troy, MT
    NO Flames...Just NO Respect:(
  21. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    I jailbroke my phone for the same reasons. :D

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