Jailbreaking iPad for what purpose?

holyjohn

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People around me jailbreak their iPhones and iPads because they want to run the apps fore FREE.
Isn't that an illegal motive to do so?

Of course, if you jailbreak you can get more features like multi-tasking and etc., but I find that many people take advantages of running paid apps for free and I think it's very unfair.

No wonder Apple does not approve jailbroken iPads and iPhones! :mad:
 

MRU

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Welcome to reality sadly.



Many of us who JB don't pirate though. I have my iPad JB'en simply for

Categories & CategoriesSB = a tidy ipad with folders rather than pages of apps

3G unrestrictor = so as someone with a 3G iPad and 30GB of data allowance, i find it to be an utter joke that unless I use this app, I am restricted to poor YouTube quality, and small iTunes downloads simply because Apple doesn't want those with smaller data plans to get hit by large downloads. Why not simply give us an option ourselves rather than forcing us to JB to utilise our ipads ion a manner for which we are paying our 3G suppliers?
 

mixvio

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Uh, what?

Assuming that the only reason why people jailbreak is to steal software is like assuming the only reason people have PCs is to steal software. It's completely bogus.

I jailbreak and I also have probably $300 worth of apps from iTunes all purchased legally without even a slight temptation towards downloading it inappropriately.

There's a wealth of software available through Cydia that extends the functionality of your iPad or iPhone far beyond what can be done just through official applications.

Just because some people do the wrong thing with the toolset doesn't mean the toolset itself is bad.
 

doodude

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pssst, look behind you...
I am not that "holy" :rolleyes:
Nor am I, my friend.

When I first JB my iPhone I knew nothing of how to get free apps. I JB mine for the freedom of wallpapers, categories, themes etc.
I still paid for all my apps just like a non-JB iPhone. I also wasted a ton of money on apps that claimed one thing & often, very often, were not only not as claimed but were poorly written & crashed constantly among other problems.

I do know how to get free apps & I do get them & while as I said, I'm not that Holy, i do purchase the ones I like & keep & I delete the ones I don't like or keep. I prefer the ease & sanity of ownership.

My money supply is not endless & Im sick of wasting it on an app that dosent have a lite/free version for me to try. I assume that is because the creator of the app dosent have confidence in his or her app.
Maybe I'm wrong there, I don't know...

But as I said, there is much in what you say. There are also many, many good reasons & people who jailbreak. We're not all scoundrels & scalawags! ;)
 

Southern Dad

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My iPad was Jailbroken until recently when I upgraded OS. I chose to do it for one app; Backgrounder. This is something that Apple should have put in from day one.
 

Ray Manorak

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I JB'd specifically to steal software. Sorry. I was gifted it and was struggling to find things to actually do with it... now i am running ScummVM and that has given me a few weeks joy. In my defence those are games that i have already owned legally once...
 

likemyorbs

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Ray Manorak said:
I JB'd specifically to steal software. Sorry. I was gifted it and was struggling to find things to actually do with it... now i am running ScummVM and that has given me a few weeks joy. In my defence those are games that i have already owned legally once...
i definitely am on the same page. I pirate apps but it's also great having backgrounder. Really makes my iPad much more useful until ios 4 is out
 

silverblack

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For me, Display Out is alone a good enough reason to jb. It allows me to display everything on the iPad on a projector. I'll be using this and Noterize together for my class in the fall.
 

Alvi

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Your Mac/PC is Jailbroken (You don't have iOS-ish Limitations), You can get free pirated apps and more, same with the iPhone, It's about what you do, that app is intended to just "test" apps, and of course people use it forever
 

xraytech

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People around me jailbreak their iPhones and iPads because they want to run the apps fore FREE.
Isn't that an illegal motive to do so?

Of course, if you jailbreak you can get more features like multi-tasking and etc., but I find that many people take advantages of running paid apps for free and I think it's very unfair.

No wonder Apple does not approve jailbroken iPads and iPhones! :mad:
Calm down dude!!!

The vast majority of Jailbreakers do it to unlock the potential of our iDevices. It's the very vocal minority like the ones who post threads titled, "What happened to Hackulous?" or "Can you post a list of Hacked Repos" that give the Jailbreaking community a bad rep.
 

spinedoc77

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People around me jailbreak their iPhones and iPads because they want to run the apps fore FREE.
Isn't that an illegal motive to do so?

Of course, if you jailbreak you can get more features like multi-tasking and etc., but I find that many people take advantages of running paid apps for free and I think it's very unfair.

No wonder Apple does not approve jailbroken iPads and iPhones! :mad:
Seriously, if you want to not be called a moron why have such an obvious and blatant troll?

I paid the MAX for a 64gb 3g version, I have spent easily a couple of hundred bucks on applications for my ipad alone, I rent movies, buy music, etc etc on it. Guess what, I'm jailbroken and I have never stolen a single app.

I completely agree with you about running unpaid for apps. But there are 2 things. 1) part of it is the devs fault for not giving us demo programs, this is a weak argument, but an argument still. 2) Pirating is everywhere, whether it's Mac, PC, movies, music, or just going down to Canal St. and getting a fake Gucchi bag, just because some people do it doesn't mean the vast majority does also.
 

aohus

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idk about you all, but i purchase jailbroken apps, for example: ibluever. cost 5 dollars on cydia. wouldn't have been able to get to it without jailbreaking it.

i pirate too, but just to try out apps. i normally end up deleting apps. i like to keep apps to a minimum. i like to keep the iPad minimalistic in nature.
 

Relg3!

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Jul 29, 2010
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In the floor.
Isnt jailbreaking now leagalized?
I can see taking "cracked" apps for free when they are sopposed to cost...
but doesnt that happen everywhere in tech?
Software,Movies,iTunes giftcard credits?
Torrents?
Its reality stealing is EVERYWHERE!:(
 

kepner

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idk about you all, but i purchase jailbroken apps, for example: ibluever. cost 5 dollars on cydia. wouldn't have been able to get to it without jailbreaking it.
I love keeping up on the latest Cydia Store apps, just to see the latest hacks that people have come up with.

WiCarrier, and YFiSelect are two hacks I now rely on. Now, I always know which WiFi network I'm on, and can always switch to another without leaving my current app. (Handy when you use a Verizon 3G MiFi with a 5GB data cap.)
 

Mitchrapp

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Categories and CategoriesSB for me. I also use Backgrounder. So there is more to jail braking than just piracy. Much more.
 

Lotso

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For me, Display Out is alone a good enough reason to jb. It allows me to display everything on the iPad on a projector. I'll be using this and Noterize together for my class in the fall.
I would really like that. I hate how the iPad only outputs certain things to the external display! Hmm, I wonder...
 

EthanNixon

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Sep 30, 2007
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Welcome to reality sadly.



Many of us who JB don't pirate though. I have my iPad JB'en simply for

Categories & CategoriesSB = a tidy ipad with folders rather than pages of apps

3G unrestrictor = so as someone with a 3G iPad and 30GB of data allowance, i find it to be an utter joke that unless I use this app, I am restricted to poor YouTube quality, and small iTunes downloads simply because Apple doesn't want those with smaller data plans to get hit by large downloads. Why not simply give us an option ourselves rather than forcing us to JB to utilise our ipads ion a manner for which we are paying our 3G suppliers?
AT&T, not Apple.
 

DIMEZ

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Mar 5, 2009
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Uh, what?

Assuming that the only reason why people jailbreak is to steal software is like assuming the only reason people have PCs is to steal software. It's completely bogus.

I jailbreak and I also have probably $3000 worth of apps from iTunes all purchased legally without even a slight temptation towards downloading it inappropriately.

There's a wealth of software available through Cydia that extends the functionality of your iPad or iPhone far beyond what can be done just through official applications.

Just because some people do the wrong thing with the toolset doesn't mean the toolset itself is bad.
$3000...wow

what apps are you buying?
 
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