How many are/have Jailbroken

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by g33, Sep 27, 2009.


How many ARE / HAVE / NEVER been jailbroken?

Poll closed Oct 7, 2009.
  1. YES and never looked back

    131 vote(s)
  2. YES but returned to legit' OS due to personal preference

    40 vote(s)
  3. NO because its dumb & dont see the benefit

    33 vote(s)
  4. NO because im scared

    11 vote(s)
  5. This thread is dumb GTFO

    10 vote(s)
  1. g33 macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2008
    London, UK
    Did a quick search but had no just out of interest POLL above :)
  2. cal6n macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2004
    Gloucester, UK
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Same here. I've been considering it again, but don't want to go through the hassle.
  4. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2008
    Jailbroken and never looked back. I was scared at first and put it off for the first 6 months or so that I had the phone. Ever since, I've loved it with never any thoughts of reverting back and I never update to any new firmware or software updates unless I know it wont harm my jailbreak and I find the time to update and re-jailbreak during the same time period.
  5. mdee4 macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2008
    You have to jailbreak. It is ponitless to have an iphone and not jailbreak. TRUST ME! You got any questions about jailbreaking, then PM me! And Ill be glad to help you out and give you ssome tips and tricks!:)

    But really, a none jailbroken iphone is pathetic when compared to a jailbroken iphone!!!
  6. Dominat0r macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2009
    i would NOT keep a stock iphone....only time i go back to non JB if im going to the Apple store.

    few programs i need to get by with...couldnt live without =)
  7. ihonda macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2009
    i can deal without jailbreak.. i only use appsync, sbsettings and irealsms but jailbreak is deff nice :)
  8. mdee4 macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2008
    There is no hassle. Now you can jailbreak an iPod in 3 mins, if that!:) Its way worth jailbreaking. If you don't then it's just a regular suckish unjailbroken iPhone. Nothing much to it.
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I've been Jailbroken since the 1.02 days.

    You kids have it easy now.
  10. TheHeadFL macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Would not use an unjailbroken iPhone anymore...
  11. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040


    Jun 25, 2008
    Haha, yea... Bad location for this thread. :D

    I couldn't wait to Jailbreak my phone. Also, whenever I show a friend an App that I got from Cydia, they go to their app store and say where is that!!!?!. Then I get to explain what they're missing out on. :D
  12. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    I would get a storm 2 if i couldnt jb my 3Gs.
  13. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    If I lose the jailbreaking ability I will have no reason to stay with ATT.
    I simply dont like the standard phone.
    I bought a car once that had all the options I wanted but wasn't the color I wanted. I regretted buying that car from day 2.
    I wouldnt stay with the iphone if Apple prevents jailbreaking and not allowing users to personalize their phones.
    If that was today, T-mobile and the my touch would be my next purchase
  14. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Jailbreak for features I crave apple gave us. *cough* iRealQuickSMS*cough*. Plus I'm on T-Mobile.
  15. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    If Apple had some of these apps, multi-tasking and backgrounder, I wouldn't have to Jailbreak....:(
  16. instaxgirl macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Edinburgh, UK
    I jailbroke within about a month of having my phone, wrecked it with Winterboard then went back to stock.

    Got bored again, jailbroke, never went back.

    I had to unjailbreak as soon as 3.1 came out (20% of my battery disappeared overnight with 3.0 It wasn't a jailbreak issue) and I missed my apps BADLY.

    I only keep a few basics -

    Genesis4iphone (I really LOVE that I can play old games on it)
  17. hidehide macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2007
    Never was unjailbroken..
    The first thing that I do after I opened my 2G and 3GS is to jailbreak it.

    I can't live without jailbreak!
  18. exlurker macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2009
    I've jailbroken mine twice but each time, I've put it back to standard. Why? - cos it made the phone really slow and unresponsive. Plus, I was worried that if it ever crashed on me and I ended up taking it back to the Apple Store, they wouldn't touch it. Once it's out of warranty I may look at it again, but for now, it stays as standard.
    Is there any way of knowing if a phone has been jailbroken if it's put back to factory?
  19. niuniu macrumors 68020


    Mar 29, 2009
    A man of the people. The right sort of people.
    I Jailbroke 2 iPhones (2G and 3G) but I probably won't do it anymore because it now supports video capture with the supplied OS.
  20. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Removing the 3G/wifi restrictions is reason enough for me to jailbreak (not only Skype calls over 3G but also YouTube HQ, App Store + iTunes >10MB, etc) ...

    All of the other stuff (SBSettings, Backgrounder+Kirikae, WinterBoard, etc) is just icing on the cake. Very sweet, incredibly delicious icing, but still ... ;)
  21. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I haven't jailbroken my phone, not because its dumb but rather I choose not too.

    To that end, I think the wording and selection of the poll is lacking. I believe many people don't jail break for various reasons not just because its dumb.

    For me, the risk vs. the reward is such I choose not too, in other words, I see no benefit for jailbreaking but the risk of bricking the phone or possibly running into warranty issues down the road is such that its just not worth it.
  22. Blueline29 macrumors 68020


    Jun 16, 2009
    Indian Rocks Beach, FL
    Yes, and I LOVE IT. I'd never dream of going back. :D
  23. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    I don't have time to mess with jailbreaking. I also need everything working within the established specs. My iPhone is a tool I use every day for personal and business reasons. I don't need to be opening myself up to possible issues.

    With that said though, it is tempting to jailbreak just to remove the wifi restriction. If AT&T doesn't remove that soon, I see jailbreaking in the near future.
  24. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    Chris, I have a friend that uses his iphone for his business so he didn't want to risk someting going wrong with his phone. He ended up getting a second 3G which he jailbroke and just swapped the sims when he wanted to play.
    Now both are jailbroken and he simply carries the second one in his computer bag just in case.
    After jailbreaking the spare one he saw that he could customize backgrounds and wallpaper to his company logo's.
  25. lavrishevo macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2007

    You should not be afraid to jailbreak. This idea that somehow the phone becomes unstable because of jailbreaking is folly. They only common issue is when people load their phone down with all kinds of junk. This is exactly the same case when someone has upwards 80 processes running in Windows... things slow down.

    I also use my phone for business and personal and have the apps that compliment this. No problems and yes, my phone may be a few seconds slower over the day switching between apps, but the extra benefits far outweigh the slight increase of speed non-jailbroken phones have. Just my two cents.

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