Jailbreaking

AngusW

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Ok so I've seen some stuff about Jailbreaking. I know what it is, but is it really worth it?
 

Armen

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Ok so I've seen some stuff about Jailbreaking. I know what it is, but is it really worth it?
In my opinion NO.

Why?

- More and more jailbreak tweaks are making its way into the official iOS releases.

- The apps/tweaks that are truly worth it cost money and there is no guarantee that the developer will keep updating his/app as new versions of iOS are released. (some of these apps are $3.99 -$4.99).

- There is always some app/tweak out there that indirectly breaks something else in iOS that's unrelated. This is a troubleshooting headache because it's difficult to determine if the problem is iOS itself or a jailbreak tweak.
 

takeshi74

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Ok so I've seen some stuff about Jailbreaking. I know what it is, but is it really worth it?
Subjective just as worth is with any topic. Read up about the available tweaks and see if any sound like they would be of use to you. There are quite a few that I still find useful. YMMV.
 

Rhonindk

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Jailbreaking for me has two significant benefits.
1. For broken functionality or major bugs, frequently a fix is available there long before we see anything from Apple. A number of these are adopted by Apple.
2. Themes. The ability to theme your device; to personalize the look and layout. This is something I wish Apple did allow.

:cool:
 

iL15hts

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Jun 16, 2011
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The only thing I miss about jailbraking is the "status volume" the volume hud is very annoying especially watching YouTube videos.
 

0928001

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Ok so I've seen some stuff about Jailbreaking. I know what it is, but is it really worth it?
You should try posting this in the "Jailbreaking" section to get a more thorough and well-informed response, not that those provided aren't.

There are numerous advantages to jailbreaking, just Google it and you'll find plenty of pro vs. con lists...
 

AngusW

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You should try posting this in the "Jailbreaking" section to get a more thorough and well-informed response, not that those provided aren't.

There are numerous advantages to jailbreaking, just Google it and you'll find plenty of pro vs. con lists...
I was looking quick and hadn't noticed an entire section on it. But it looks like I can't jailbreak I'm on 8.1.3.