Jailbreak

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  1. idoccurt macrumors regular

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    Is it worth it?

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    What are the pros and cons
     
  2. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502

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    Pro's:

    - customizable
    - more options = iOS becomes opener

    Con's:

    - iOS is less safe
    - Jailbreak does not apply to newest versions of iOS
    - Often it's get a little bit buggier
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No. Not true.

    Jailbreakers who open themselves up to problems by installing things they should not, allowing others to physically handle their phones, using sketchy repos and not changing default passwords make iOS less safe - by their own hand.
    Again. No.

    Jailbreakers who use sketchy repos, install pirated/cracked tweaks or tweaks they didn't bother to check out or understand before they install them make iOS buggier. Installing tweaks meant for older versions of iOS because you are careless about checking destabilizes things as well.

    OP. Apple protects you because they vette the things in the App store. When you choose to jailbreak you are taking on the responsibility of protecting yourself.

    You have to be prepared to accept that responsibility. However, the upside is that you have almost total control of your device. How you want it to look and function. That is the benefit of jailbreaking.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, the fact that it allows people to do that (while the default iOS doesn't) does make it less safe in a sense that you can still avoid it, but you can still do it as well.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    The argument is that jailbreaking makes the iPhone less safe because jailbreakers use exploits to jailbreak the device.

    The flaw in that argument is that anti-jailbreakers assume that a jailbreak immediately throws an iDevice wide open for exploitation.

    If that were the case, jailbreaking would have died a long time ago because no one would trust a jailbreak because of this.

    Jailbreaking transfers responsibility for your safety from Apple to you. So, your device is only as secure (or insecure) as you allow it to be.

    Considering that a lot of jailbreakers jailbreak to make their devices MORE secure (iCaughtU Pro, NO PLS Recovery, etc) this thought that jailbreaking makes your device automatically wide open for violation has no merit whatsoever.

    Your argument assumes that all tweaks/apps are malicious. 99% of them are not, yet because of the way they function Apple does not allow them in the App store.

    A perfect example of this is f.lux. f.lux does one thing very well, but Apple will never allow it in the app store.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sure, all that, but at the basis, the removal of a barrier does make it somewhat less safe, even if it's still on the individual to basically make the decision. If you are walking across a bridge and there's a barrier on the side to make sure you don't accidentally fall off, it makes things safer, and if the barrier is revamped, you can still be safe by being careful, but at the same time the safety of the barrier was there (even if you didn't really use it) is no longer present.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I hear you. And technically what you say is true.

    But the non or anti-jailbreaker sees the bridge as towering far far above dangerous terrain or water when in reality the barrier you say has been removed is from a bridge that is only about a foot high over a sandy creek bed.

    Yes, you are "less" safe, but falling off that bridge is not going to kill you.
     

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