Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by naths, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. naths macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
    Just jailbroke my iphone4,wow!!!...why oh why do apple lock these phones down so much?...the available apps are great,wi-fi sync,truprint,to name but 2,this is what the iphone should have available to all,will try it and see how i get on,if i dont like it will restore thurs and upgrade to 4.3 fri....:eek:
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I hear you.
    Im never using a stock iphone ever again.
    The JB scene has so much more to offer that Apple never will let you do with your own phone.
  3. -MRB macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2010
  4. naths thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
    never thought id do it,iv also got a nexus s,if the iphone had the freedom of android i thik it would take google a long time to catch up with 4.2.1,yet alone 4.3...and dont even mention catching up with ios5!!!..lol
  5. r2fa3l macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2010
    be careful with wifi sync though.
    crashed my ability to restore/update
    iphone/ipad/ipad using itunes last time around.
    it happened to loads of ppl not just me
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    on the developers website, where you go to download the desktop version it clearly says to uninstall wifi sync before restoring/updating the phone... Most people just dont take the time to read or follow instructions.
  7. Management macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
    I'm waiting for a jailbreak to iOS 4.3 and an app that will utilizing the built-in hotspot feature or be able to utilize the feature without an app.

    That would make my day!!!! It is all I need.
  8. supermac96 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2010
    somewhere over the rainbow
    I agree with you and im jailbroken but people don't jailbreak because
    a. the dont know about it
    b.they are to lazy to do it
    c.the arn't willing to sacrafice slowness and less battery life for a jb and always having to worry about not updating and checking if the latest itunes is ok with there jb and all that.

    I love my jb but IT DOES MAKE YOUR IPOD SLOW. I know all these people say, not if you install the right apps. but if you install basically any app that is an essential cydia app, (sbsettings, backgrounder, wb) plus the mobile substrate after jb your ipod will be noticbly slower.

    by the way does anyone know how to intentionally put an ipod touch in safe mode cause sometimes when i don't care about the tweaks and I just want my ipod running fast safe mode is nice.
  9. skinnylegs macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2006
    San Diego
    I only use two apps on my jailbroken iPhone 4; LockInfo and MyWi. I would miss LockInfo but I could do without it. MyWi, on the other hand is indispensable until iOS 4.3 and hotspotting happens.
  10. dime21 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    ... or you could buy an Android phone. Which is exactly what my next phone is going to be. Create / install any apps you want, no rules, no stupid "app store" nazi's, and a free developers kit even!

    iPhone was revolutionary when it came out, but the Android software is a superior platform IMO.
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    No way. Why would I downgrade from nice iOS to crappy android?
    Apple is leaps ahead of the competition.
    And jb an iPhone gives me all the freedom I want with my iPhone.
  12. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    JBing is great and I am an advocate of it. But one must go into it with their eyes open and be prepared for more overhead than a stock iPhone requires. One of the selling points of an iPhone is anyone can do it.

    If you have the most mild tech abilities than JBing may be for you but for people like my wife a stock iPhone is perfect, she can't and does not want anything more complicated.
  13. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2004
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Why use Truprint when Printopia exists and is cheaper?
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Well said. It's great for some but not for everyone.
  15. Peppe macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2010
    Qld, Australia
    Personally I can't stand the iPhone if it isn't jailbroken, but a JB iPhone is a completely different phone

    I only jailbroke my wife's iPhone cause she wanted a different theme then available and for Barrel.

    I also don't understand why Apple lock these down so much, surely they could make a lot (more) money buy selling these themes/apps/tweaks.

    But never mind as long as there's JB around:D:D

  16. dime21 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    You have clearly never used an Android phone. And really, jail breaking your iphone gives you all the freedom you need? Except of course when it comes time to update the iOS version, or sync with mobile me, or get warranty service, or technical support, or...

    Don't get me wrong, I love OSX, Apple knows how to do a proper desktop OS, but iOS on mobile devices is a closed proprietary nightmare.
  17. Synthion macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2011
    *heavy breathing*
    Welcome *breathe* to the the dark side *breathe*

    (Darth Vader Theme)
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I used many different models briefly and they were all terrible, laggy, buggy and nowhere near as smooth or polished as the iOS.
    About the software updates I can wait till a new jb is out, I'm not impatient.
    Syncs with mobile me fine, shows how much you know:)
    And I get warranty work any time I want by restoring the iPhone to stock firmware and then jb it again when I get home.
    But you're obviously into the iPhone also, maybe secretly or else you wouldn't be browsing and posting at an iPhone forum.
    Instead you'd be at a droid site;)
  19. xAnthony macrumors 65816


    Mar 2, 2010
    Agreed I could never go back now that it's jailbroken. Anyone who hasn't jailbroken their phone is really missing out.
  20. mrat93, Mar 7, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011

    mrat93 macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    I'm gonna have to disagree with you. I tried out an Android phone (a GOOD Android phone, the Samsung Captivate which was the best rated Android on AT&T until the Atrix came along.) I'd often find myself having to close applications and processes that I never ran in the first place. My battery would die after a few hours of usage. And I felt the whole OS to be laggy, despite a 1gHz processor.

    My friend, an Android fanboy, suggested that I root the phone and put a custom ROM on to speed things up. I did that and noticed very little difference.

    In regards to updating the OS... If you have an Android phone, you don't even know if the manufacturer will release an update for it! The Captivate just got Froyo (2.2) when Gingerbread (2.3) was released two months ago! Also, the only way to update the Captivate's software was through a Windows program. So much for OTA updates...

    No issues whatsoever with MobileMe here...

    Warranty service? Technical support? Most problems I can fix myself without restoring. If that doesn't work, I restore my phone and everything works fine. And if THAT doesn't work, I bring it to Apple and they fix it (provided that it's within the one year warranty period.)

    Based on my experience:

    Stock iPhone>Android only by a little bit.
    Jailbroken iPhone>Android by a long shot.
  21. neko girl macrumors 6502a

    neko girl

    Jan 20, 2011
    It is fun, isn't it? I'm glad you decided to try it out..
  22. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2007
    I'm finally going to JB my iPhone (most likely tomorrow) just so I can get MyWi. I'll have to look up LockInfo.

    Any there any other "must have" jailbreak apps?

    Also, where do you GET these apps once your phone is JB?

  23. neko girl macrumors 6502a

    neko girl

    Jan 20, 2011
    The process of jailbreaking will install an app called Cydia. Cydia is the jailbreak app store and you can get free apps, specific to jailbreak (not pirated apps or anything), or paid apps that are more sophisticated - like the app store.

    Some apps you install may not have an icon, because they're like extensions. Some will have icons in your home screen. You can't delete them like regular apps - you have to uninstall them in Cydia.

    I would recommend SBSettings, Activator, Fast Copy, Action Menu Free, My3G, OpenSSH.

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