Is it worth it to jailbreak my iPod touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by iMichaela, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. iMichaela macrumors member


    Jun 25, 2010
    So I've been thinking about jailbreaking lately an had a couple of questions.

    First off, what will apple do if I break it etc? I don't want to not be under warranty. Will they give me a comeplety new device (that would be nice)?

    Can I use my apple apps with the third party apps? How much do the apps cost? I don't want to jailbreak then find out I can't buy any of them or
    use my old apps.

    And also tell me about what apps you can get that you can't with apple.
  2. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    Over there....
    you will be able to use all your apple apps, most of the third party apps are free, as for warranty i really don't know
  3. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    apple won't do anything for you if you break your ipod by jailbreaking it.
    or if it breaks while jailbroken and they find out.

    jailbreaking isn't that big of a risk if you're smart about it,
    and it's worth it for the most part.
  4. saxon48 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    Jailbreaking is TOTALLY worth it.

    As far as apps go with jailbreaking enabled, there are several amazing features.
    -Multitasking alternatives to the new iOS4 one (i.e. Backgrounder, Kirikae, Multifl0w, ProSwitcher), which, when used properly, don't hog the battery life.

    -SBSettings: Basically a method of shortcuts and doodads for enabling/disabling Wi-Fi, SSH, Processes, etc. One of the most commonly downloaded JB apps.

    -NES Emulator(s)

    -Customizable wallpapers, themes, and icons that go WAY beyond the iOS 4's capabililtes.

    -Installous: An app that will download any App Store app for free. (redundant sentence is redundant) :D

    This is just to name a few.... Jailbreaking is a great part of owning a iPod Touch/iPhone, and can be easily restored to original settings if you're not satisfied.
  5. aceofhearts81 macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2010
    Knoxville TN
    Ipod is completely fine and now pretty easy as for the warranty you can always do a restore on itunes if it breaks and it should be good to send in to apple if you are under warranty. they dont know if you jailbreak or not. just be smart about it.
  6. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2010
    Toronto, Duh!
    Jailbreaking bricked my iPod Touch. Take my advice, DON'T jailbreak!
  7. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2007
    Indy, IN
    Jailbreaking is completely worth it for one thing: SBSettings. Once you use it you will wonder how you lived without it.
  8. MattWylde macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2009
    You're the first, if that is true. You can always restore to factory default by putting your phone into recovery mode. I've been following the jailbreak scene for a year and a half now, and I've yet to hear of a device actually being "bricked".

    Jailbreaking is totally safe, and totally worthwhile. SBSettings, wi-fi sync, backgrounder, Music controls, and 5 icon dock are my favorites. bjett is right on the money when he says you'll wonder how you lived without SBSettings.
  9. FallenAnjel macrumors member

    May 10, 2010
    On and Island that is Long.
    Well, THIS caught my eye ! ;)
  10. firemedicmark macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2005
    be careful here, think this might be against site rules
  11. Meconio macrumors newbie


    Sep 12, 2008
    Well I did it and I just love it, sbsetting ftw specially since today update from Cydia I'm able to turn on and off the wifi just by holding down the home button.
    Just not so happy with the multitasking made my iPod very slow and I have to keep closing apps cause I guess I run out of ram, battery is draining way faster, I'll deactivate the multitasking.

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