Should I Jailbreak????

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Mr. Giver '94, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

    Mr. Giver '94

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    I am looking into Jailbreaking my iPhone 3G and I have watched the iClarify tutorial so I pretty well know how to do it, but I would really like some advice as to whether I should or not.

    A couple questions I have....

    What are the benefits?

    Is it worth it?

    Will Apple be able to tell I did it after restoring back to iPhone Software in the event of a problem?


    I am mainly interested in using it for themes and customization, so the fact that there are similar applications in the App Store is irrelevant to my decision. Any help/replies are greatly appreciated!! Thanks! :)
     
  2. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    All of those topics have been beaten to death around here. Do some reading around in this section and you'll find your answers.
     
  3. Mr. Giver '94 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mr. Giver '94

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    Sorry I did some looking but a lot of the threads were kind of outdated, but I'll continue to look.
     
  4. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    Good things

    • Add cut+paste (buggy)
    • Video recording
    • Better camera app
    • MMS (with some effort)
    • Great UI tweaks
    • Other great apps apple won't allow
    • Unlocking

    Bad things

    • Buggy
    • Slows stuff down
    • Voids warranty (fix with restore)

    I say it is definitely worth it.
     
  5. Rusalka macrumors regular

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    ^You forgot aestheticlly pleasing under 'Good Things' :p

    You can individualize your phone to your hearts content, I've never had a phone that felt so...mine...before
     
  6. deadsouls macrumors regular

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    why do you even want to if you have no idea what it provides? if you're happy with your iphone then don't bother.
     
  7. Mr. Giver '94 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mr. Giver '94

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    Well I do know that it provides a ton of customization which is the main reason why I am considering doing it because I am a bit tired of the rigidity of the current iPhone software with regards to customization.
     
  8. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Those could be debated. The bugginess will only come from things you've installed, that goes for slowing the phone down also. And it's not necessarily true about voiding the warranty, only SOME Apple stores are refusing service to JB Phones. They're also turning a blind eye, and claimed they will not pursue or purposely 'mess up' tempered devices. :)
     
  9. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    Last time I checked, my local Genius Bar has a flyer posted saying that they cannot service jailbroken phones and that they are out of warranty. I'm not denying that some stores are servicing them, I just saying that the warranty is void if you jailbreak your iPhone.
     
  10. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    The warranty is void while the phone is jailbroken. After a restore its not JB anymore.
     
  11. jayman30 macrumors newbie

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    Don't forget these:
    • Landscape view SMS
    • emoji (emoticons) in SMS & Email
    • a cool NES emulator
    • multitasking,
    • data connection tethering with a laptop
    • allowing video streaming apps like Ustream / Youtube to use 3G instead of being limited to WiFi only
    • removing (annoying) 10MB download cap for mobile iTunes over 3G

    Definitely worth it for me too.
     

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