Pros:So what are the pros and cons of jailbreaking these days? I'd rather someone not link me to google or a forum search because I would like a current opinion.
I am considering JB my 3G. The MAIN reason is to stream music in the background. I have an app that clears the ram too (I'm sure there's on on Cydia too), so I'm not sure what you mean by "bog down." I mean can I clear the RAM and then it's okay? or is it ALL the time and clearing the RAM won't help. I notice that my 3G isn't the fastest (usually when I open BeejiveIM) but everything else is acceptable.Cons:
None that I've found so far. If you were using anything other than the 3GS then memory would be an issue. The phone starts to bog down after a while but the 3GS has more than enough RAM to handle anything you throw at it.
I couldn't agree with you more as I had all if not a couple more of these installed on my 3G. Now that I have a 3GS, I have to clear some misconceptions in that jailbreaking is a 100% perfect solution: It's not. There are some quirks but I'm quite bothered in how the masses refuse to acknowledge and admit that they do exist.Things I have because I'm jailbroken:
Backgrounder - Put apps in the background. If I used Pandora, I could listen to pandora and read emails/surf internet at the same time. I use it mainly so that I don't lose my spot when I'm reading something from apps such as iReddit, FML, texts, etc.
mQuickDo - I use with this Backgrounder to easily switch apps or background an app from within it. I also use to to take screenshots, among other things.
biteSMS + Tlert + Popup Blocker - This makes my texting so much easier. With tlert (+ popup blocker [to block native SMS popups from coming up]) I can reply to a text from within any app. A small un-intrusive and moveable bubble comes up and I can tap on it to reply. With biteSMS, I can compose a message from any app simply by hitting the volume button.
Categories - Organize my apps into folders. Games, general apps, tools, etc. Condenses 10 pages of apps to 1.
5 Icon Dock/5 Column Springboard - I have 5 icons in my dock and 5 columns on my screen. Allows me to get everything on one page.
iProtect - Password protect certain apps. Good if you want to let someone see your phone, but not read your texts, etc.
Musicinfo - When listening to music, a small bar appears at the top of the screen for a few seconds listing the current song.
No Page Dots - Removes the page dots/spotlight search icon.
Rotation Inhibitor - A toggle which allows me to turn off rotation, which really got on my nerves in texts and email. (I like to lay on my side in bed.)
SBSettings - Easily turn off wifi/3g to save battery. Easily adjust brightness.
StatusNotifier - I can see in the top menu bar whether or not I have new email, voicemails, etc.
Winterboard - I use it for simple themes.
In conclusion...it's definitely worth it.
.I have a few questions..
I have a 3GS that came with 3.0 (I got in the summer)
I've upgraded to 3.1.2 (7D11)
1.Will the act of jailbreaking itself decrease my battery performance or would that be because of what apps I run after jailbreaking? (I know running background apps uses more batteries and so on) Some have had battery issues with 3GS in 3.1 and 3..1.2 whether JB or not JB
2. If I follow the directions here
will it work? That site usually has accurate tutorials, as long as you pick the correct tutorial for your model, firmware and computer
3. what are the chances of a hardware glitch that freezes the device? It happens, but it's nearly impossible to "brick" an iPhone despite what inexperienced posters write
4. if I notice any problems, laggyness, horrible battery, and I do a full restore, will all the problems go away? You will not see any lag issues with a 3GS, but yes, you can do a restore to official Apple IPSW, choose set up as new, and any issues should be gone
or is there a chance a that a problem might linger even if I restore and decide not to jailbreak? It is very unlikely, but just do a 2nd restore
Thanks a lot
I thing you might have misreadhas no one mentioned SSH?
with a JB you can enter the iphones directory and manually add other files over wifi or usb like ebooks, comics, Themes, game roms (nes, snes, gba, ps) and music(without using itunes)
If JB means Final Fantasy III for the iphone who could refuse!
Jailbreaking takes some basic knowledge of how Pwnage Tool, iTunes and the iPhone work.Thanks a lot
so does the fact that I don't know what a SHSH is mean I don't know enough to jailbreak?
i am totally aware of what i wrote.I thing you might have misread
I suggested she capture her SHSH files in Cydia as soon as she gets JB
And SSH is, of course, something different.
Then why did you bother to post ??i am totally aware of what i wrote.
I was giving some reasons for making it worth Jail braking your iphone, as that was the topic of this thread. Using open SSH you would be able to access the phones directory, for reasons i have described.
i have no interest in your other conversation started here and i certainly wasn't commenting on it.
First, let me say, I agree with almost all your posted. But, that being said, many of us have experienced bugs, lag and decreased battery life. But there are simple ways to restore to official Apple IPSW's then re-JB to overcome these.You're asking this question not only in an iphone forum, but an iphone hacks forum. What do you think the answer is going to be?
Personally, I have tried jailbreaking twice - once with my 2G iphone before OS 2.0 and once with my 3GS on 3.0. I won't get in to the details of the first JB because it's old news and really doesn't apply any more, but it wasn't good and scared me off until the 3GS / 3.0.
When I jailbroke my 3GS, I had two problems. First, my phone would no longer stay connected to wifi. Second, the battery drained much faster. I don't know why this happened, and I'm sure people will tell me I screwed something up, but honestly I just used redsn0w and that's what happened. I didn't mess with anything else or go off on my own experiments.
So now I'm unjailbroken and happy with it. The only thing I really wanted was backgrounder. I really don't like almost all of the themes I've seen, so that's not a big draw for me.
My point is that you should ask yourself three questions:
1) do I want my iphone to be able to do something that it can't currently do? If no, then don't JB. If yes, then go to question 2:
2) will jailbreaking allow me to do what I want? If no, then don't JB. If yes, then go to question 3:
3) Am I prepared to deal with the following potential problems in exchange for the new functionality (note: I said potential. So if you don't have these problems don't yell at me; they are problems some people have):
- unexpected bugs
- decreased battery life
- inability to update to new firmware for some time after it's released
If no, then don't jailbreak. If yes, then jailbreak.
I'm not against jailbreaking at all - it's just not for me. My answers to the first two questions were yes, so I tried jailbreaking. But I found out the answer to the third question was no. YMMV.