General If jailbreaking wasn't an option, would you......

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Lend27, Apr 14, 2013.


What would you do if jailbreaking was no longer an option?

  1. Continue to use an iPhone

    35 vote(s)
  2. Switch to an android phone

    24 vote(s)
  3. Use another device such as windows phone, blackberry etc.

    2 vote(s)
  1. Lend27 macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Continue to use an iPhone or switch to an android device?

    I will start by saying I think I would stick with apple.
    Android seems to have more problems with malware etc.
  2. HankHowdy macrumors 68040


    Dec 2, 2012
    Victorville CA
    I would leave.
  3. tomtattoo macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2013
    I´d stay.
    Over 220€ for apps, music etc.....that is MY apple jail.:p
  4. IrishVixen macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010
    Go back to using my permanently exploited iPhone 4. :D

    Honestly, though, I'd really consider Android, if only because I have to be able to blacklist calls. My number was once a company one, and I still get spam calls even though that business has been gone five years now. That function alone is worth the hassle of jailbreaking. Everything else is just a bonus.
  5. ValtermcPires macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2013
    Portugal, Cascais
    Continue to use an iPhone for sure! At begging when got my first iDevice i never heard talk about JB and i was happy with it! Sure JB is awesome for customize the iDevice but i would not die for not being able to use it.
  6. nanolife macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2011
    So I just bought this iPhone 5 and would trash it out because there's no JB? :confused:
    I like it better than I like any Android or Windows phone available.
  7. clockworkorange macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    Would probably return to Windows Phone, spend about two months with it, and cry myself at night for having chosen a platform that makes tons of sense but lacks developer support, jump onboard the android bandwagon, and eventually crawl back to iOS on my 3GS and curse the living daylights out of the jailbreak devs who left us for dead. :(
  8. rocknblogger macrumors 68020


    Apr 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    I would continue using iPhone. I didn't buy the iPhone because of jailbreak. I bought it because I like everything it offers, design, material, iOS and connectivity with all my Apple gear. I think anyone who buys an iPhone because of jailbreak is making a mistake from the get go. I choose my devices and tech based on what they can do, not because of what it might be able to do.
  9. waa1futs, Apr 14, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2013

    waa1futs macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2012
    I could get used to not having my convenience type of jailbreak tweaks (ncsettings, zephyr, activator, etc)...

    ... but no gaming emulators (w/ bluetooth controller) for gaming on the go whenever I'm bored or stuck somewhere with 30 min to kill?

    That'd be tough :(
  10. occollegeboi420 macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2013
    I wouldn't have an iphone unless it could be jailbroken. I'm with tmobile, and there's no way I'm getting an iphone 5 until someone comes out with a jailbreak for it. I'm very excited for tmobile to finally have the iphone now.
  11. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    You will be waiting a while, most likely until fall.

    I will continue with my iPhone. The JB is nice and would miss many things but i am too invested in the apple ecosystem is
  12. MastahRiz macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2010
    I haven't used an Android or a Windows phone long enough to know which one I like better, but I'm sure that without a jailbreak I wouldn't stick with Apple.
  13. iRetired macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2012
    I didn't buy the iPhone because I could jailbreak it.

    I bought the iPhone because it was a heckuva lot more dependable than the POS Blackberries and Androids that I had gone through. Plus, the amount of manufacturer and carrier-loaded bloatware made those phones next to useless.

    Jailbreaking is icing on the cake.
  14. Jamesesesesess macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2011
    I don't even use my jailbreak for anything besides a custom lockscreen and a tethering app, so I would stick with my iPhone.
  15. Troneas macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2011
    At the alternatives section.
    gathering from that rumoured video that was posted of iOS 7, i would certainly switch if JB would no longer be available.

    even all those alleged improvements coming in iOS dont come even close to what JB and installing just 10 of the most popular tweaks are capable of - themes notwithstanding.

    so ironically, i will probably have "a more advanced" OS in my 4S running 6.1 JB than someone with a iPhone 6 (or 5S) running iOS 7.
  16. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA
    Still use an iPhone because "if you don't have an iPhone you don't have an iPhone"
    - apples website

    Sent from my iPod touch 5G using Tapatalk 2
  17. Troneas macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2011
    At the alternatives section.

    i think that phrase held much more weight in the past that it does now.
  18. Maverik3 macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2012
    Meridian Idaho
    Did you by chance take your name from that awful movie... You know the really weird one that makes you wanna cry?
  19. AQUADock macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2011
    For me iPhones do everything that I require so jailbreaking is just a plus.
  20. regkilla macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2013
  21. LithePanther macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2011
    I would immediately switch to Android.

    The only reason I bought an iPhone 5 yesterday because t-mobile's was still shipping with 6.1.2 and now I have 14 days to wait for the HTC One and try it out, with a jailbroken iPhone 5 as fallback
  22. Demonface macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    I would stick with Apple. Andriod has compatibility issues . AFAIK .
  23. ARSkemp macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2011
    I would highly consider switching. Not sure if I would end the end, but I would definitely think about it.

    This would not be for a while though. Even if the iOS 7 is not jailbreakable (is that a word?) then I would probably stick with my current Jailbroken iPhone 5 on iOS 6 until iOS 8 comes out. even then, if not a whole lot has been brought to the table I will still continue on my current phone or see what Google or Microsoft have to offer then.
  24. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    I didn't feel this way about iOS in the past, but if my 4S wasn't jailbroken right now, I'd switch to android, probably a Nexus 4.


    It was a book fact, I've always thought it was a fairly good book.
  25. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Switch. Sorry, but stock iOS has become so boring and stagnant.

    Though I am deeply in love with iCloud, iMessage and iTunes syncing.

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