Jailbreak or NOT

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ndwgolf, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. ndwgolf macrumors regular

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    I am not sure if this has been addressed or not but if you are using a AT&T or o2 or True Move sim card on contract is it worth jailbreaking your iPhone or Not????
    Can you get the same Apps with a contract phone as you can with a Jailbreak iPhone
     
  2. nimda0 macrumors 6502

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    I heard if you jailbreak Apple will steal your kidneys in your sleep....

    True Story.
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    But you get cydia. It's a fair trade. ;)
     
  4. ndwgolf thread starter macrumors regular

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    so does a contract iPhone come with cydia???
     
  5. jmann macrumors 604

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    If you jailbreak your phone cydia is automatically installed. that is how you download 3rd party apps and themes.
     
  6. ndwgolf thread starter macrumors regular

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    But without jailbreaking I guess you can only get Apple apps??
    Does jailbreaking slow down the iPhone any, or make it buggie????
     
  7. jmann macrumors 604

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    Exactly. Sometimes there is a bit of lag or bugginess, but it doesn't bother me enough to not jailbreak. I think it is totally worth it.
     
  8. ndwgolf thread starter macrumors regular

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    WHY
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    I am asking in a nice way because I have been using a jailbroken iPhone ever since they first came out but I now want to go on contract and try it the way Apple wants us to use it.
     
  9. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Seriously, stop asking the same questions. Why are you people continue to post the same threads and ask us to convince you to jailbreak.

    You know what, do everyone a favorite and don't jailbreak. I am sure Cydia would run faster if less people use it.
     
  10. ndwgolf thread starter macrumors regular

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    WOW have you always been an as£hole or only since you discovered Cydia????
    PS. Was that a favor or just a favorite
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  11. nimda0 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed.
     
  12. Tastannin macrumors 6502

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    Jailbreak it, no discussion for me. Harmless and you get the best of both worlds. If you keep it stock, you are missing out on plenty of good apps!
     
  13. rageboi macrumors newbie

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    Agree but I did find jailbreaking slowed my phone a lot, trade off I guess.
     
  14. Loonytik macrumors 6502a

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    I can't think of anything worth jailbreaking my iphone for. I have everything I need and then some. No need to jailbreak it and risk bricking it.
     
  15. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    Do us all a favor.. Don't jailbreak. Use it the way that you think Apple wants you to use and please don't ask again.
     
  16. vertigorp macrumors newbie

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    a non-jailbroken iphone is an incomplete iphone.
     
  17. !!11oneone macrumors newbie

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    I've just un-jailbroken.

    I found it made my screen unresponsive and laggy, and even the quickest press sent my icons jiggling to re-organise them. Very annoying. I also found apps crashed more often.

    The only apps I was interested in from cydia were:

    Winterboard - I can live without this, though I liked having wallpaper and hidden names

    FiveIconDock - that was handy to put phone, sms, ipod, mail and safari on the dock. But I can live without it.

    Backgrounder - never used it, don't really need it

    SBSettings - vaguely useful, but didn't use it day to day

    IntelliScreen - I liked this and wished my phone did it anyway, but it wasn't worth the problems I had.

    Each to their own. Personally, I found only IntelliScreen was worth jailbreaking for.
     
  18. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a

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    Jailbreaking does not make your iPhone laggy. Mine isn't.

    Regarding cydia apps, its like the app store. Some you can't live without some you can. Personally I love theming my iPhone. #1 reason I jailbreak.
     
  19. ndwgolf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Me too, i guess I will try it stock first and if need be jailbreak it later
     
  20. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

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    I'm under contract with AT&T and just recently jailbroke my iPhone...the App Store works just fine with downloading/installing/updating apps and my phone is running without any lag or unresponsiveness with the screen. the only apps i really use from cydia though are cycorder, snapture, and winterboard (gotta love the custom themes :) )
     
  21. ndwgolf thread starter macrumors regular

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    From what I am seeing from a lot of this thread is Apple Apps dont have a winterboard or custom walpaper (what a bummer) is there a reason behind that or have Apple just not caught onto it yet?
     
  22. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean that 'Apple Apps don't have a winterboard or custom wallpaper'? Sorry, I don't get what you're trying to say. Do you mean the App Store doesn't have them?
     
  23. ndwgolf thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess; well thats what I have got out of this thread
     
  24. vertigorp macrumors newbie

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    i think intelliscreen was your problem. since the 2.2 update and the following winterboard update my jailbroken runs as fast as my phone was while it was un-jailbroken. i held out a couple days after i restored my phone the other day. (took it to the apple store to get it replaced because the home button was sticking too often. couldn't replicate the problem at the store and felt like an idiot) but i hear nothing but bad thing about intelliscreen relating to lag. never actually used it myself.
     
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