JB? Pros & Cons

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by sdguy6904, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. sdguy6904 macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2008
    San Diego
    OK, I got an iPod Touch for Xmas.

    In reading these posts on here, it seems many iPod Touch owners have chosen to Jailbreak.

    As of yet, I have not done so.

    What are the real pros and cons to jailbreaking?

    I know one con to JB is that warranty on the iPod Touch will be void. What are some other cons to JB?

    When SDK comes out in February and 3rd-Party developers start putting out apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch, will jailbreaking be needed anymore?
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    You can restore the touch to bring back the warranty, the only small con is that it takes up some space on your touch.

    We don't know the SDK details, so can't judge it...
  3. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007
    It won't void your warranty unless you send it in Jailbroken to them.

    You can easily restore the iPod touch to what it was when you first bought it, leaving no evidence behind.
  4. Draythor macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2006
    Exeter University, UK
    It pretty much rests on whether you can be bothered with re-jailbreaking with every new software that comes out. I personally only really used the iPhone apps when my iPod touch was jailbroken. So I was happy to conform to the software update. If you like the idea of having extra games etc before the new apps come out in feb then jailbreak. There's good guides and pleanty of support on these forums if you get stuck. And you can always restore if you need to.
  5. thinkband macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2007
    Jailbraking is not really worth it. Their are only a handful of programs that are decent. NES emulator is cool but not really fun to play because the touch buttons kinda suck. I would say my favorite programs were doodle and apollo (aim) but you can still aim, and doodle is not worth jailbraking the ipod every time.
  6. Domofloge macrumors regular


    Jan 5, 2008
    New Jersey
    It is definitely worth jailbreaking. I mean you have the option to download hundreds of 3rd party software. It takes 5 minutes. If you don't like it, then just restore it. Then you magically have your warranty back.. So its a win win situation if you think about it. :D
  7. YuriVoorhak macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
    IMO, the only useful JB ap was AFPd. And really, the 1.1.3 functionality I lost wasn't even worth that. I'm all for jailbreaking in principle, but the (admittedly) hundreds of aps I found just weren't all that useful.
  8. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I feel the same way. Yeah, lots of apps... but only a handful of them worked well. I only used about 5 apps. Terminal (for extra hacking), Customize (home screen layout), Sketches (I can live without it), Installer and VNSea (iPhone Remote does this too on a non-jailbroken iPod)
  9. bodhammer macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2008
    I jailbroke my touch but I would prefer to have real apps. The apps I have added to my touch are:

    Notepad, Mail, Weather, Stocks, Maps - I would pay for these if I could add the below as well.

    Stumbler - gives me more info on Wifi - not critical but nice to have.

    WiFi Toggle - quick to save battery - functionality does exist in the settings, this is just quicker

    Converter - Unit converter - very handy for me (this is a great example of a $1.99 -$2.99 application)

    Games: Go, Chess, Backgammon - I would love to have iBlackjack (complete with insurance, splits, ect.) and a good Craps game.

    HP12C calculator - this is a very nice to have app for me and really well done, 11C version is nice as well

    ToDo List - This is an app I want but I also want Outlook sync, same with notes. This is something the Palm has done well for years with PocketMirror, etc.

    Lockbox - this is the app I want most to be "official". This is the one app keeping me from retiring the Palm. I have 100 passwords, credit card numbers, and account numbers/PINS stored in my palm and the database is sync's at both home and work. Having a hacked touch concerns me and I have not stored any real numbers in here. I would pay for this app to be signed, secured, and sealed!

    I'm more than willing to pay $2-10 per app for the above.

    Things I think are still missing on the touch:
    Real Acrobat Reader
    Disk Storage - I truly don't understand why this is not enabled on the touch
    Caps Lock - so annoying

  10. pizz macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2007
    There are some great apps under jailbreak but if you can just wait 1 more month when Apple releases their SDK. I think i'm going to hold on to my 1.1.1 jailbroken version until it comes out and go the SDK route. You will get all the 3rd party apps you can want with the added bonus of quality control which you don't get now with jailbreak.
  11. xSuperbleederx macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2009
    i know this is an old thread but i got one question

    if i jailbreak will i still be able to use and download from the apps store?

  12. Josh101 macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2010
    Atually the ipod touch saves a log of what has happened to the ipod, they can examine this and find out it you have JB
  13. liamkp macrumors 68020


    May 29, 2010
    You should be able to.
    Hmmm... I didnt know, thanks.
  14. Danielp123 macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2011
    @bodhammer yyou can do caps lock just double clic on the capital button :cool:

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