iPhone I have just decided to jailbreak my iPhone 6 Plus

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  1. MacRumors' FAN, Nov 12, 2014
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    MacRumors' FAN macrumors regular

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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).
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It's not for everyone.
    If you're asking questions like that then youre better off staying stock.
     
  3. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    What do you mean? I was clear in my first post of this thread.
     
  4. Syndicate0017 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  5. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    Answer this question: What are the advantages of jailbreaking iPhones?
     
  6. dlmart2 macrumors 6502a

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    Having more control over your phone, and unlocking a plethora of features.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    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.
     
  8. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    Tweaks like Battsaver work great, and doubled my battery life on ios 7.. was just updated today for ios 8.
     
  9. silverblack macrumors 68030

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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
     
  10. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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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!
     
  11. Syndicate0017 macrumors 6502

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    I have no idea what you're talking about.
     
  12. loyalist macrumors 6502

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    +1

    Trolls will be trolls :rolleyes:
     
  13. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    It's currently legal. Apple doesn't like it though and keep pushing out patches with every few updates.
     
  14. dlmart2 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you are wrong. And you are a troll.
     
  15. fisherking macrumors 603

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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
     
  16. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  17. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    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.
     
  18. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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    And with Jailbreak you can also uninstall preinstalled applications (like Safari)?
     
  19. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I do not think you can uninstall them but you can hide them. You also sub non apple apps for iOS functions. Such as open chrome when you click a link in an email.
     
  20. JackieInCo macrumors 603

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    The only installed app that I've been able to delete is the stupid tips app that Apple includes on 8.0
     
  21. Snide macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  22. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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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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    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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    Stop trolling jackass, having control over what you have paid for is illegal? are you on meth or something? how is that illegal?
     
  25. MacRumors' FAN thread starter macrumors regular

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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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