What is the point of Jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by Bigbenxl786, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Bigbenxl786 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2009
    I have a new ipod(2gen 8g) and ive been doing a little research on jailbreaking and all ive really seen that it does is that u can customize ur ipod but u can also lose the ipod. is this true? i have a realitivly old computer bout 7 years windows xp what program should i use? thank you if there is a guide that answers my questions can u put a link up
  2. hyperonion macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2010
    only big chnge i see is it installs something llike blackra1n/cydia/installer.
    I say use blackra1n. All you do is run it and wait for ipods reboot.
  3. JennaLDS macrumors 6502


    Jul 23, 2009
    Really? You are asking this? Okay, let me break it down for you..

    Jailbreaking allows customization, widgets, free apps, free pretty much everything, and it makes an ipod touch or iphone into the device that they should have been from the beginning. Some people jailbreak for the hacking fix they get, others because it opens the device up to so many new things.

    I jailbroke 2 of my iphones, my friends ipod touch, and 3 other friends iphones. For me jailbreaking is the way to go, but that is a matter of opinion I guess.

    You should search youtube on ipods or iphones that have been jailbroken, and see what all can be done. It might just change your opinion on this "unnecessary" task, or necessary at least for me.

    Edit: I downloaded both Rock and Cydia, and after that installous. Cydia and Rock are where you download pretty much anything you want, Winterboard controls what tweaks and customizations that were downloaded and installous is to download apps for free, although you can download some apps from Rock and Cydia. Winterboard is downloaded through cydia, and Blackra1n is the Jailbreaking method, but can be deleted after Cydia and Rock are downloaded and installed. You tube has more info, if you are more of a hands on kinda person, such as myself.
  4. instaxgirl macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Edinburgh, UK

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