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Dear friends,
I do not know why people love jailbreaking their own iPhone. What are the advantages? I know it is legal, but with the Jailbreak it is possible doing only illegal actions (like installing applications without purchasing them).
 
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Syndicate0017

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So many people have this misconception about jail breaking...is it possible to steal apps and IAP's? Yes. That's not what I use a jailbreak for though. It grants me more control over my device and allows me to install (and pay for) tweaks in Cydia that present me with a much more pleasant usage experience.
 

eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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Answer this question: What are the advantages of jailbreaking iPhones?
Well…Eclipse gets rid of iOS 7's PlaySkool/Fisher Price inspired, unicorn-puke color palette.

And you can finish the job with Monochrome.

Thanks to those I have a black/gray, grayscale UI and not one with toddler-based primary colors.

Just one example.
 

silverblack

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To give you a couple of good examples of how tweaks can make your phone better, go to YouTube and search for: cydia activator, and springtomize 3
 

MacRumors' FAN

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But having more control of own iPhone it is illegal! Am i wrong?
If yes, it will become illegal in the future and so you will be forced to unjailbreak!
 

afsnyder

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But having more control of own iPhone it is illegal! Am i wrong?
If yes, it will become illegal in the future and so you will be forced to unjailbreak!

It's currently legal. Apple doesn't like it though and keep pushing out patches with every few updates.
 

fisherking

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Jul 16, 2010
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But having more control of own iPhone it is illegal! Am i wrong?
If yes, it will become illegal in the future and so you will be forced to unjailbreak!

i have this vision of apple cops, in blue apple-logo t-shirts & jeans, bursting thru my door, and forcing me to connect to itunes, and 'unjailbreak'.

which is exactly why i jailbreak... :D
 

From A Buick 8

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But having more control of own iPhone it is illegal! Am i wrong?
If yes, it will become illegal in the future and so you will be forced to unjailbreak!

You could not be more wrong with your post.
Not illegal
Will not be made illegal in the future.

I JB to get rid of the dock background, I JB to add the toggles I want in the control center, I use a JB to add the date to the status bar, I JB to add more icons to the dock and I JB to add more icons to folders and to be able to nest folders.
 

eyoungren

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i have this vision of apple cops, in blue apple-logo t-shirts & jeans, bursting thru my door, and forcing me to connect to itunes, and 'unjailbreak'.

which is exactly why i jailbreak... :D

LOL! Not too far from the truth though probably.

During the run up to the iPhone 4 one of the prototypes got lost and the guy that found it sold it to Gizmodo. Apple security was all over this man's house. They came with SFPD, did not identify themselves as Apple security (thus it was assumed they were cops) and searched this guy's house and vehicles without a warrant.

All the worse because the security officers were ex-SFPD cops.

Apple fired them later. But sure didn't have a problem with their actions at the time.
 

MacRumors' FAN

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You could not be more wrong with your post.
Not illegal
Will not be made illegal in the future.

I JB to get rid of the dock background, I JB to add the toggles I want in the control center, I use a JB to add the date to the status bar, I JB to add more icons to the dock and I JB to add more icons to folders and to be able to nest folders.
And with Jailbreak you can also uninstall preinstalled applications (like Safari)?
 

Snide

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All the worse because the security officers were ex-SFPD cops.

Apple fired them later

That's news to me! Do you have a cite for that?

The story was all over the local media at the time, and I don't recall those particular details.
 

Jman13

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Aug 7, 2011
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I jailbreak for the ability to customize my device, add widgets to the homescreen, add weather info to my Lock screen, change toggles in control center, turn the X in notification center to clear notifications with one tap instead of two, enable Hey Siri at all times, upscale the resolution of my device to allow for more usable area and enable split pane apps and full tabs in Safari like on the 6+ (I have a 6), and a few other things I'm not thinking of now.

I don't steal apps or in app purchases, I don't illegally tether (I have tethering in my plan), I pay money to the developers of jailbreak tweaks and enjoy more freedom with my device.
 

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eyoungren

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That's news to me! Do you have a cite for that?

The story was all over the local media at the time, and I don't recall those particular details.
The story is old so I was only able to find three links. Here is the best one…
http://www.tuaw.com/2011/11/07/apple-security-chief-john-theriault-reportedly-retiring/

The story I originally read indicated the guy was ex-SFPD, but some of the links now say ex-FBI and they also use the term "retiring". Don't be fooled. He was essentially fired.

EDIT: Man, memory certainly is fuzzy. This story says it was the iPhone 5 prototype…
http://www.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2...ersonating-police-searched-his-home-exclusive

EDIT2: Some stories are saying 4s. Doesn't really matter as impersonating a police officer is what this is really about. Here's a CNET article.
http://www.cnet.com/news/source-apple-pushed-security-executive-out/
 
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navodwickra

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Aug 24, 2013
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But having more control of own iPhone it is illegal! Am i wrong?
If yes, it will become illegal in the future and so you will be forced to unjailbreak!

Stop trolling jackass, having control over what you have paid for is illegal? are you on meth or something? how is that illegal?
 

MacRumors' FAN

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I have just decided to jailbreak my iPhone 6 Plus

Dear friends,
I have just decided to jailbreak my iPhone 6 Plus. I do not know how jailbreaking my iPhone 6 Plus.
 
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