What does jailbreaking an iPhone do?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by reptarrawr, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. reptarrawr macrumors newbie

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    What are its perks to it, versus the regular market version?
     
  2. allthatjazz macrumors regular

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    Jailbreaking opens your phone to 3rd party apps, free apps (paid apps in App Store) and hacks/tweaks.
     
  3. macingman macrumors 68020

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    don't do this, it's piracy.
     
  4. yourmother macrumors regular

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    I jailbreak to tweak my phone and change the appearance.

    Put notifications on my lockscreen, having something simlar to the notifications center in iOS 4, using a pattern lock, changing the way my icons look, widgets, etc.

    Jailbreaking for free apps is piracy. Support developer or the quality of the apps store will suffer. I am not a fan of the Android market and I know lots of developers who solely develop for iOS because its the best chance for them to make money.
     
  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

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  6. allthatjazz macrumors regular

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    I wasn't endorsing free apps, just answering the dang question. Sheesh! :rolleyes:
     
  7. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    If you wait long enough, Apple will incorporate most jailbreak features that have been out for years. Folders, backgrounds and notifications come to mind.
     
  8. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    Everything except quick reply in SMS, so for that reason, I will continue to jailbreak for biteSMS. :D
     
  9. eaglesteve macrumors 6502

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    I jailbreak for Activator, which allows me to start/pause/skip track/go back track by pressing and holding the home button and volume buttons. It lets you do this anywhere, including when the phone is sleeping. I also like to use third party widgets on the notification centre to do stuffs such as quick toggle of data/3g/wifi/gps/brightness/orientation.

    It's true that many jailbreak tweaks have been incorporated into the stock OS, but there are still many could only be enjoyed when you jailbreak.

    I don't care about software pirating. In fact the applications that I bought from Cydia are generally more expensive that those from the App Store. Whether you believe it or not I use hacked applications only for evaluation purposes, and always buy them once I decided that I want the applications. This is why I don't miss any App Store application in the last few months of using iOS5 beta when my phone was not jailbroken.
     
  10. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    The correct forum for this question is the iPhone Hacks forum.
     

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