Is jail-braking your iPhone a really risky thing to do


bruinsrme

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Yes because once you have some of the apps loaded and get used to them, you'll miss them when you don't have them.
 

sjinsjca

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Could you risk breaking the phone?
Not really, but in my sore experience it's more trouble than it's worth. Way more. The chances are excellent that your phone will be flukier, less stable and potentially quite bricked. The upside is increasingly minimal as iOS advances.
 

TM WAZZA

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Jailbreaking is one of the easiest things you can do

You only need to click a program once and watch it happen!

It is no where near as complicated as rooting an Android, finding custom ROMS, checking if it's compatible with your model, buggy ROMS etc.

Once you jailbreak and discover the power of it though, it is hard to get used to vanilla iOS.

:D
 

JohnGregorio

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Not really, but in my sore experience it's more trouble than it's worth. Way more. The chances are excellent that your phone will be flukier, less stable and potentially quite bricked. The upside is increasingly minimal as iOS advances.
Jailbreaking doesn't make your iPhone less stable. There is no difference in performance of a jailbroken iPhone and a stock iPhone. Once you start adding a bunch of extra crap is where it could make it less stable.
 

Jare

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Not at all.

99.9% of the time jailbreaking just consists of plugging your phone into your Mac/PC, downloading the jailbreaking one-click program and clicking a button.

All jailbreaking really does is bypass Apple's security and uploads an app called Cydia to your device. This app is like the app store, but contains code Apple normally doesn't allow.

The only way to brick your device would be to drop your IQ to near retard level and start spam installing stuff until your phone stops working.

Rest comfortably knowing you can always go back with a restore if you don't like what jailbreaking has to offer for you (sometimes, you may have to DFU restore to fully get rid of the jailbreak traces, which isn't hard to do at all!)
 

monkor

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Not at all.

The only way to brick your device would be to drop your IQ to near retard level and start spam installing stuff until your phone stops working.
Butt funny response, and quite true.
 

boomhower

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With the new one click programs the risk is pretty much eliminated. Of course there is still risk, things can go wrong but it's extremely rare at this point compared to earlier methods.
 

BiggAW

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Jailbreaking is one of the easiest things you can do

You only need to click a program once and watch it happen!

It is no where near as complicated as rooting an Android, finding custom ROMS, checking if it's compatible with your model, buggy ROMS etc.

Once you jailbreak and discover the power of it though, it is hard to get used to vanilla iOS.

:D
Yup. So true about Android. Android hacking is more of a hobby. Fun, but tedious.