Whats the point of Jailbreaking?

ecapdeville

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Nov 22, 2005
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Hello, I have an Iphone 3GS wich is working just as my carrier gave it to me and i´m quite happy. No JB.

I read and read more and more post of people having trouble with their Jailbreaked iphones and even with unlocked ones, searching more methods to do it or crying because they have a brick now.

What I mean is, is really jailbreaking that good? does it worth it?

sorry for my poor english
 

Gav2k

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It's to do and add things to the iPhone that apple do not allow basically.
 

Oskee2001

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Feb 14, 2008
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jailbreaking is not for everyone, obviously. If you're happy with your phone as is now, then don't even worry about it.
 

FastangV6

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For me, I JB because I want (in no particular order):

Backgrounder
MyWi & native tethering
Winterboard Themes
SBsettings
LockInfo & Weathericon
Liveclock
GVmobile
3G unrestrictor
SNES emulator

Apple doesn't allow/provide these things, yet. Until they do, I will probably stay with the JB.

JB also allows people to pirate apps. While it is against the rules to discuss it in detail on this forum, I expect that it is a significant reason why many people JB, which is what you asked.
 

Maverick1337

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The point of Jailbreaking is unlocking your iPhone's fullest potential.
Exactly.

SBSettings
Tethering
No Rotation
Winterboard (i dont have it now cuz it slows down my 3G but it's awesome)
Lockinfo

These are the main ones that I jailbreak for.
 

foob

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If you dont jailbreak, you have a phone with some apps. If you do jailbreak, you have full access to a little computer that can do nearly anything any laptop or desktop computer can do.
 

ecapdeville

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Thankyou for the answers, now the other question is, why Apple is giving us a crippled computer? why to cut the complete iphone experience? :confused:

for now i will keep my iphone as it is because is working fine for me.

:)
 

pcs are junk

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a jailbroken iphone is most powerful and dangerous device in the world. wanna know why? you may think, oh, so i can run a couple different operating systems on it...big whoop. right? well no, not only can you run actual operating systems on it, but you also have internet anywhere in the world, which computers dont unless they have a device routing off internet to them. therefore, if you are experienced enough, you can hack into Los Alamos, and launch a missile and blow up the world. Dont do that because i enjoy my life. lol. but still. This is why. Btw i have no idea how to do this but geohot probably has an idea on how to. i know someone who hacked into los alamos when he was 17, and went to jail for a few years. he also hacked the fbi to see if he was on their list for wanted criminals. when they asked him why he did it, he said "for fun". he was dared to do it, and it took him 3 months non stop. no sleep. no anything. after he got out the fbi hired him because he was so good at hacking. he has a jailbroken iphone. what do you think he could do now. and los alamos was supposed to have the tightest security. his name is peter. this is possible, he could do it if he wants to. trust me. he can do anything on a computer.
 

pcs are junk

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they are giving us a "crippled computer" to save battery life, and to prevent us from messing around with the baseband settings because we could potentially destroy an at&t tower beyond repair. also because we can get pirated apps, and tether on at&t's network. and cuz we can hack computers on it....and hack los alamos....lol.
 

F123D

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I've been content with my iphone 3G for 1.5 years and then jailbroke it over the weekend and seriously feel I've been missing out.

Some things I love on my jailbroken iphone that apple doesn't offer..

1. News, weather, calender, emails, texts, missed calls/voicemail alerts on my lockscreen.
2. Running multiple apps at the same time
3. Password protecting specific apps for privacy/security
4. Watching Youtube videos with wifi quality on 3G
5. Downloading youtube videos directly to phone.
6. Loading your camera in 1 second to take pictures
7. Creating folders to organize your apps
8. Customizing your themes/icons/fonts

All things you can live without if you don't know about them. But once you do, wow is it fun to use.
 

Penguissimo

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im not joking.
Okay then. Did you mean that a hacked iPhone could cause actual, physical destruction to a 60-metre cell phone tower, or just that you could somehow wreak havok on the network?

Also, I could be wrong here, but I'm pretty sure they don't hook Los Alamos missile launching systems up to the internet.
 

TSX

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The reason other than some of the ones stated above, is when I go some where and everyone and their momma has there iPhone out, they all look the same. Then they see mine that has a theme and stuff and I know they're wondering how I did that.
 

pcs are junk

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lol. but yes it is, well atleast it was or he wouldnt have been able to hack into it. also its probably hooked up considering they have high security, and need to communicate with the launching things, and radars for trespassers, cameras, and communication with other departments and services. also they need access to control where the missile goes right? and if they dont have control after its launched, they need to have access to a maps service.

EDIT: also it only destroys a single tower, not at&t's network...i mean if it was possible to destroy the whole network, at&t would probably block everyone's IMEIs and offer refunds.
 

Knowlege Bomb

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Seeing Calendar events and my Todo items for the day on my lockscreen.

I can't imagine using my phone without Lockinfo now that I'm used to it.
 

Penguissimo

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lol. but yes it is, well atleast it was or he wouldnt have been able to hack into it.
And your response is to assume there must be a direct TCP/IP link to missile control systems rather than think "Huh, maybe the story about this kid isn't entirely accurate"? It's vaguely plausible that your buddy peter hacked into, say, their payroll system or something, but I find it slightly difficult to believe that he had access to a missile control system and then got out of jail after "a few years". Actually, it's impossible that this happened and didn't make international news.

also its probably hooked up considering they have high security, and need to communicate with the launching things, and radars for trespassers, cameras, and communication with other departments and services. also they need access to control where the missile goes right? and if they dont have control after its launched, they need to have access to a maps service.
Oh, ok. I guess you must be right.

EDIT: also it only destroys a single tower, not at&t's network...i mean if it was possible to destroy the whole network, at&t would probably block everyone's IMEIs and offer refunds.
Explain to me again how a handheld device can destroy a 60-metre cell tower. Are you talking physical damage (fire, collapse, deformation of metal) or just disrupting service for users on that tower?
 

pcs are junk

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no this was back in like the 1980's when he hacked into them. hes like 40 or something now. its actually my dad's friend's friend. if the fbi didnt offer him a job, he would have been in jail longer. if he turned down the job for the fbi he probably would still be in there. and yes he had access to the missiles. also it doesnt like cause physical damage to the tower, it just screws up the firmware or whatever is in there that routes it out.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/07/jailbreak/