Jailbreak worth it?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Kolohenalu, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Kolohenalu macrumors newbie

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    I've had my iPhone 4 for about a year now and i was wondering if i should jailbreak my phone. Whats been stopping me is im not an expert at this, i dont keep up to date with all the hacker stuff so im just wondering if its worth jailbreaking
     
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    Out of boredom I jailbroke my phone yesterday after about a year of owning it. The only thing I found useful was the lockinfo app, but the novelty wore off and I restored my phone this morning.
     
  3. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000

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    I went 2 years without jailbreaking. Now I've been jailbroke for the last 6 months and I'll never go back. So many advantages to being jailbroken wish I would've done it in the first place. I have zero problems and is as stable as stock. Very easy to do and easy to undo. Give it a shot!
     
  4. eaglesteve macrumors 6502

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    Most certainly worthwhile doing it, even with iOS 5.0.

    I still want to be able to start/pause repeat/skip music tracks using hardware buttons and without having to turn on the screen or take it out of my pocket.

    I also want to be able to hide my mails, sms, and photos by one quick action, and to bring it back again by the same action but with password.

    My Telco charges me if I use the native hotspot, so tethering to allow my wifi model iPad and Macbook air to use internet outside is another reason.

    Another attraction is the ability to automatically turn on and off 3G, wifi, etc to maximise battery life. (When connected to WIFI, it would automatically switch off 3G. When on lock screen, switch off wifi and 3G subject to application override, When on 3G turn off wifi automatically).

    Most of the other reasons that I jailbroke have been incorporated into iOS 5 already, but the above reasons are still valid.
     
  5. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

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    Lockinfo is one of the reasons I jailbreak my iPhone.
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    1. Facetime via 3G
    2. Not being forced to use mobile websites
    3. Remove the stupid slide to unlock and make it tap to unlock
    4. SBSettings.....google it
    5. Turn your phone into a USB drive with USB Drive.

    The list goes on...
     
  7. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    tons of info on google about jb. cruise over to the iphone hacks forum and look around, i love my jb.
     
  8. BurntReality macrumors 6502

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    It depends on what you are expecting out of jailbreaking.
    I am a heavy texter so quick reply is something I cannot live without.
    Is there any particular reason you are looking into jailbreaking?
     
  9. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    just got usb drive...thanks for the heads up.

    is there anyway to view your virtual disk on your device?
     
  10. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    very easy to jailbreak and tons of good reasons to do it, also very easy to reverse back to stock,

    win win situation
     
  11. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    what is a virtual disk?

    are you refering to iFile?
     
  12. Kolohenalu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess im looking for easy customization and quick texting and because i jailbroke my 3G a while back and it was old already so there were plenty problems with it
     
  13. Pennine macrumors 6502

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    I did my iPhone 4 the other day and have mobilenotifier, sbsettings,qTweeter and 20 sec lock screen. It seems less clunky than before and I'm enjoying it for now. Give it a go and if you don't like it then just restore it.
     
  14. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    I guess you mean the file system? iFile does just that.

    @OP: perhaps your 3G became unstable because you jailbroke it with outdated software, or the 3G's iOS wasn't compatible, etc. Today's methods are usually much simpler.
     
  15. Kolohenalu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I think I will jailbreak my phone. Is it easy so that you dont need some expert to do it?
     
  16. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    very easy, just youtube how to jailbreak and insert your iOS version there is different methods for different firmwares but ive jailbroke 4.1, 4.2.1 and 4.3.3 and they were all so easy
     
  17. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    no im refering to usb drive.
     
  18. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    can you give an example? im sure any file or folder can be viewed using iFile
     
  19. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    I can list at least 20 things to why you should jailbreak, but I'm too lazy...my point, yes go for it, it's worth it.
     
  20. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    i think jailbreak is well worth it. you will however need to allocate some time in learning what is out there and what benefits it can offer.
    My household is all jailbroken and even though i have a lot of the jailbreak programs hidden on hers she is still able to take advantage of may features without needing to worry about cydia updates and so on. I take care of that for her.
    It was funny she came home one day asking me to help her friend figure out why her iphone wasn't able to do the same things my wife's can do.
    I laughed.
     
  21. Kolohenalu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok. I remember there being more than one way to jailbreak it each with something different. Which in your opinion is "better"?
     
  22. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    well what firmware are you on?
     
  23. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    i would like to view my virtual drive on my iphone?? dunno how else to say it?
     
  24. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    why cant you view with iFile?

    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=5437

    does that help, found that link after 5 seconds of intense googling
     
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    4.3.3
     

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