iPhone Jailbreak the 5?

AlexHaines

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Sep 18, 2012
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I am completely happy with my new iphone, I am greatful that its not actually called the "new" iphone, but i've always wondered about jailbreaking one of my phones. I'm not even sure when it will be possible to jailbreak it, however, I'm thinking I might try it this time around. What are some major pros and cons of doing this? And how hard is it to do? Thanks for your answers in advance
 

scorpio333

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Apr 11, 2008
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I'll do it. For me the biggest pro is getting rid of ads, one of my biggest personal peeves. Someone will reply, "support the devs". BS. I support through my own choices and have never bought an app or game through some flashy ad. They're annoying and I'll jb just to get rid of them. After that it's fun just gaining a little control over things and poking around to find new tricks.
 

bridgeman

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Mar 9, 2012
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Besides increased customization and access to non-Apple approved apps, turning your phone into a free wi-fi hotspot is one of my main reasons.
 

AlexHaines

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Sep 18, 2012
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Besides increased customization and access to non-Apple approved apps, turning your phone into a free wi-fi hotspot is one of my main reasons.
I can see the advantages of that, after doing this, are you still able to get Apple apps? Or do you strictly use non apple apps after this process. And about how hard is it? (I know that that is essentially an impossible question to answer, but I thought i'd ask anyway)
 

justinwebb

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Aug 23, 2009
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you can use both non apple apps and apple apps, its not hard there are normally videos on how to jailbreak step by step.
 

BumpyFlatline

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Apr 11, 2012
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It's typically a short, pain free process. But many newcomers to jailbreaking just start downloading jailbreak programs and start doing unnecessary steps which end up causing a lot more problems in the long run. Best advice when a jailbreak comes out is to read a few tutorials on the process and get familiar with the terminology. That's how I approached it and I've never had a problem jailbreaking ever.

If you're on a jailbreakable firmware, it usually involves downloading a program (absinthe or redsnow for example), connecting your device, and either clicking the button that says "jailbreak" or you follow the instructions that said program will display. Like the other poster said, watch some videos or read some tutorials. It's mindblowingly simple but so many uneducated, impatient people make it so much harder by just downloading and clicking buttons. Check out ijailbreak or iClarified for some tutorials.
 

guitarmandp

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Sep 21, 2012
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Besides increased customization and access to non-Apple approved apps, turning your phone into a free wi-fi hotspot is one of my main reasons.
I would love to be able to turn my phone into a free wi-fi hotspot to use with my iPad but I have AT&T and from what I understand if they catch you they cut you off from your unlimited plan and move you to a tethering plan.

Now supposedly a few of these apps hide the fact you are tethering but I've heard they don't work