iPod touch Jailbreak: the pros and the cons

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by BreadedVirus, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. BreadedVirus macrumors member

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    As the title says, what's the pros and cons with regards to jailbreaking the iPod Touch 4
     
  2. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    Pros: you can do things and add apps that Apple doesn't approve of.
    Cons: you can't do stuff and add apps that Apple doesn't approve of.
     
  3. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    Pro's: More functionalities added than you can count.
    cons: Can't think of any sorry.
     
  4. BreadedVirus, Jun 26, 2012
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    BreadedVirus thread starter macrumors member

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    What jailbreak programe do i use?

    I see that there is 2 programes that can be used?
     
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  6. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    pros.... well make your iOS device look fricken awesome!!!
    cons.... loose applecare, possibility of really messing your iPod up, and its less secure.
     
  7. flameproof macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't jailbreak so far, so I am just guessing some cons:

    • Potential loss of warrenty
    • Can't use iOS updates immediately
    • Changes you do to your contacts etc while on jailbreak are lost in case you move back to the unjailbreak version

    I'm not sure about the last point, correct me please.

    May I ask an vaguely topic related question?

    When you do a backup via iTunes, will that backup only the apple app data or all data? Example, all mails in the gmail app are also backed up or not?

    I didn't jb yet, but I am really tempted.
     
  8. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    Chances are you won't screw up your contacts unless you actually screwing around with their files, which you shouldn't do unless you know what you are doing.

    I believe it backs up all data, but for gmail, the data is stored on google servers, so you could delete the app and redownload it right now and you would still have all your emails.
     

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