Missing my Jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by srf4real, May 13, 2018.


Is Jailbreaking Dead?

  1. Yes

    5 vote(s)
  2. No

    1 vote(s)
  3. Give it Time Grasshopper

    3 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. srf4real macrumors 68040


    Jul 25, 2006
    paradise beach FL
    I must admit, going from iOS 9.3.3 to 11.3.x has brought new life to this old iPhone.. but. Big BUT...

    Pros: App Store updates that are waay overdue. No noticeable slowdown on the 6 or 6s. A lot of old Cydia tweaks are now inside this sandbox in some form or another.

    Cons: No useable 5 row keyboard (universal.). Same old tired GUI and icons. No more quick camera anywhere, anytime even from other apps. These are my biggest gripes but the list goes on! I have not been stuck without a jailbreak since iOS 4.. it kinda sucks. Is anyone even trying anymore? The useful threads are gathering dust in here.

    edit: I forgot banner ads. F#%*+ banner ads. :annoyed:
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    October will mark three years on my 9.0.2 fully untethered jailbreak.

    Don't miss anything at all. I have over 200 tweaks to keep me occupied. :D

    That said, my next phone won't be an iPhone.
  3. JackieInCo Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    You're really not missing much these days. I have a iPad Mini 2 on 9.0.2 untethered and a 6S+ on 10 something that is jailbroken and a 6+ on 6 something also untethered. I jailbroke both of my SEs on 11.1.2 but there are so little tweaks available that it's really not worth it and a whole week can go by before new tweaks are even added in Cydia and even then, it's only just a few. It's like the developers have given up these days.

    I'm about to update my two SEs, 6S+, 7+, 8+ and iPad Pro to the latest. I kept all these on iOS 11.1.2 or below just so they could be jailbroken but really, there is no point in waiting now.

    I bought the 8+ for my birthday last month but like the above poster, my next phone most likely won't be an iPhone.

    There are a few things I can do on Android simply by using apps that are not allowed on iOS.
  4. srf4real, May 14, 2018
    Last edited: May 14, 2018

    srf4real thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jul 25, 2006
    paradise beach FL
    “My next phone likely won’t be an iPhone.” I hear more of this now than in past refresh cycles. Honestly for me, I plan for this 6s Plus to be my last phone, period. I am happy with the functionality and the camera and anything further would only be incremental improvements on a fantastic product!

    My next move will be a rugged Apple watch phone with facial recognition, airbuds and Apple Pay, once they have improved battery life and make a diver certified waterproof edition. Then I will ditch the “phone” concept altogether. I can dream... heck make that solar powered! :cool:
  5. 3:16 macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2018
    We will miss you?:(
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Oh, I won't be leaving the forum. ;)

    I'm active in the PowerPC Mac forums here and I own an iPad so I'll still be here.

    And I have no plans to remove the jailbreaks on my 6s+, my 5 or my 4s.
    --- Post Merged, May 14, 2018 ---
    For me it's a combination of things.

    First off, I've never cared for the design of the 6 series even though I've owned a 6+ and currently use a 6s+. Second, I have seen Apple remove the ability of the user to do certain things with later versions of OS X on Mac. Third, there are no more fully-untethered jailbreaks. Fourth, the environment for producing jailbreaks has shifted to pursuits of bug bounties while the average Apple user is willing to accept the watered down 'features' Apple infrequently doles out.

    I can see where this is going and that's a completely locked down product line. That doesn't bother a lot of people who are either okay with settling or just don't care as long as they can still get certain things done. But it bothers me.

    I don't like the fact that Android has too many ways to do a single simple thing, but at this point I'd rather have that instead of being more and more locked in.

    In short, Apple isn't worth it for me anymore. Their devices are no longer pretty enough for me to ignore the increasingly poor abilities jailbreaking is now offering.

    That's why I'm leaving.

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