I am the dumbest person you know.

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by aCondor, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. aCondor macrumors 6502

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    I have an iPod Touch (1st Generation) running 2.2.1. But enough techno-garble, my question is much more general.

    I mainly use my iPod for music. Duh. Occasionally I have photos or a movie on it, but for the most part it is a music device.

    Why would I want to "jailbreak" it? What the heck is a jailbreak, anyway? Is it useful enough for an average Joe like me... or is it for little boys and girls who want the new blah blah blarg marf?

    What do you use your jailbreak for?
     
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    If you're just using it for music then you don't need to jailbreak. Jailbreaking lets you install additional applications above and beyond what's available from Apple, but if you're just using the built-in Music app then there's no reason to jailbreak.
     
  3. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    I jailbreak so that I can disable the iPod's native bullcrap multitasking, and implement 3rd party multitasking. I prefer the 3rd party multitasking because it is true multi-tasking, and it only backgrounds an app if I want it to.

    @OP If you have a first gen then this doesn't apply to your device anyways.
     
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    If you don't know why you would want to jailbreak, then you probably don't need/want to jailbreak.
     
  6. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    Do you want a background picture in your home screen about your favorite band or singer?!

    Then jailbreak it!:p
     
  7. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Wouldn't that make a first gen device unbearably slow?
     
  8. aCondor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would like to have a different background picture. Seems really silly that Apple wouldn't let customers change this.

    Would this make a 1st Gen unbearably slow (as Dalton asked)? And how do I deal with updates? Just never update from Apple again?

    Sorry, I really am this stoopud. The effort of forming these words has caused me to sweat and twitch uncontrollably.

    Well well. Here we are, having a nice conversation and you claim to not even know me? How rude. ;)
     
  9. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    IMO ... not worth jailbreaking ... it is just too old :cool:
     
  10. ssdeg7 macrumors 6502a

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    You can go back by restoring it. I don't find it dumb really
     
  11. aCondor thread starter macrumors 6502

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  12. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    nope I did that when I used my 1st gen, worked like a charm...I even used themes on it.
     

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