Who has no interest in Jailbreaking ?

asr10 user

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I am loving my iPhone 4 so much that I have bought almost $50 worth of apps within the first week, and I have pretty much never bought anything for a phone before. I also had a very bad experience with my first JB'ed iPhone 2G. So much so that I went back to my blackberry and hated iPhones.

With everyone seeming like they are JBing their phones, is there anyone else that does not care for it at all? Anyone have any terrible JB experiences?

Mine simply made my 2G worse in every way. Battery life went down the drain, everything got slow, everything would crash, every update from Apple was a super pain, I felt like I had to do this tedious update/jb cycle every month, etc. Even though they say a restore brings it back to normal, I still felt like the phone was never the same after.
 

wrkactjob

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Yeah I really don't see the point! Everyone is waiting for a big update to come from Apple to fix the proximity issue and other things but they will not be able to apply it with their JB phones untold it's 'safe' to do so by the Dev team which could take a long time.
 

R94N

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No, jailbreaking would do nothing for me - a standard iPhone would do all I wanted so I wouldn't bother.
 

AdeFowler

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I've got zero interest in Jailbreaking my iPad. I love it just the way it is and I'd hate to bugger it up.
 

Frenchjay

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Yeah I really don't see the point! Everyone is waiting for a big update to come from Apple to fix the proximity issue and other things but they will not be able to apply it with their JB phones untold it's 'safe' to do so by the Dev team which could take a long time.
I can see the point with the apps like mywi and others but until they have themes that are retina compatible i wont use it.

The sbsettings seem like a good feature apple should have put that in anyway!
 

Pushkar

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Same, if I had an iPad I'd be exactly the same.
Yes, I have an iPad (But I have jailbroken it) but there aren't many uses for the iPad really. There are no 'killer' apps for the iPad on Cydia available unlike those for the iPhone.

As for the iPhone, well a Jailbreak is needed and while it's not for everybody - it's damn useful and adds additional features that we won't see implemented by Apple for a long time.
 

gwerhart0800

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I originally JB my 2G to do app development before the Dev program let me in. That first JB was like this one ... browse to a web page and BAM. It was a real eye opener on how easy it is to get hacked with holes like this. I don't really have a need to get out from under the thumb of Apple at the moment, but I would like this hole fixed so that browsing someone's website doesn't compromise my phone. That first JB patched the hole ... this one does not appear to do that.
 

dagomike

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I don't jailbreak my phone. There's nothing really that compelling to risk performance and stability. I'd be more likely to on the iPad, but I haven't done that either.
 

bluer101

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I had my original iphone JB, but that was before there was any app store. The only thing that would be nice would be the tethering and the ability to facetime on 3g. I will wait until some of the early problems are gone. I just hope at&t and apple allow facetime over 3g soon. We know it works now with the JB, so they should just allow it.
 

ZacUSNYR

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I dunno, I hack everything I own. Original Xbox, PS2, Xbox 360, Wii, Gameboy Advance for portable ROM playing, my old Moto RAZR phone.

But my iPhones have always remained "stock" and I keep up on Apple updates. It just works the way I want it too and the apps I use are few and cheap so I have bought the ones I use and that's it.

I understand why people do it, as i'm usually the one that does it, but it doesn't interest me right now.
 

maflynn

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I think most people don't JB their phones. What you see here is a tiny subset of iPhone owners that are not representative of the actual population. Plus not all members here JB their phones.

Yeah a significant block of MR folks have, but if you don't have a need or a desire to run a given app, or customize the phone that can only be done through jail breaking, then why bother.
 

samcraig

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No real interest. While the idea of FaceTime over 3G interests me - it's not enough to "risk" the downsides of JBing at this time. And I do think ATT will eventually allow FaceTime over their network anyway
 

S1njin

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No interest at all whatsoever in JB'ing my iPhone 4. If I wanted that level of freedeom I would have stuck w/ Android. You pay a premium to be in Apple's walled garden, but I find its worth it. Stuff generally works very well, my identity is not getting stolen from me, and there iTunes to keep everything all tightly integrated.

When I had my Droid I spent gobs of time trying to find all the Apple equivalents.

There are none.
 

asr10 user

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Dunno man. Sounds like u didn't know what you were doing. Hater's gonna hate
Whats there to know? if its JB'ed its JB'ed.

I dunno, I hack everything I own. Original Xbox, PS2, Xbox 360, Wii, Gameboy Advance for portable ROM playing, my old Moto RAZR phone.

But my iPhones have always remained "stock" and I keep up on Apple updates. It just works the way I want it too and the apps I use are few and cheap so I have bought the ones I use and that's it.

I understand why people do it, as i'm usually the one that does it, but it doesn't interest me right now.
I'm exactly the same. Everything I own is modded to hell. I have an original Xbox 1 in every room of my house running XBMC and am building a 20TB server to host my media. Soon ill be making a mini HTPC for every room as well.

But I dont think I care about making my phone look 'cool' or any of the other JB stuff. I would really like MyWI and emulators, but thats all. I still have hope for an app sneaking into the App store that will do what MyWi does and buying it before Apple takes it down.
 

daneoni

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Ever since Carriers/Apple started unlocking iPhones I haven't bothered with the JB community.
 

h1r0ll3r

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While being able to change little things like icons and themes or whatever, would be nice. Seeing all the "Jailbreak messed up my phone" threads on here makes me think twice about doing so.
 

mikeyrko

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Nov 3, 2009
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I'm not interested I have done it many times and every time it works fine for a week then starts moving slow like a windows computer with viruses.
 

drewc1138

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I am loving my iPhone 4 so much that I have bought almost $50 worth of apps within the first week, and I have pretty much never bought anything for a phone before. I also had a very bad experience with my first JB'ed iPhone 2G. So much so that I went back to my blackberry and hated iPhones.

With everyone seeming like they are JBing their phones, is there anyone else that does not care for it at all? Anyone have any terrible JB experiences?

Mine simply made my 2G worse in every way. Battery life went down the drain, everything got slow, everything would crash, every update from Apple was a super pain, I felt like I had to do this tedious update/jb cycle every month, etc. Even though they say a restore brings it back to normal, I still felt like the phone was never the same after.
It all depends on what you're going to do with it. I JB'd my iPhone 4 for one reason alone...MyWi. I'm satisfied enough with Apple's solution for multitasking that I don't feel the need to use Backgrounder or Bitesms. If you're going to be doing things like using Winterboard to create custom themes or really messing with the phone, then it will obviously result in loss of processing speed and battery life (see: Android).

Also...JBing has come a long way since the 2G days. :)

No real interest. While the idea of FaceTime over 3G interests me - it's not enough to "risk" the downsides of JBing at this time. And I do think ATT will eventually allow FaceTime over their network anyway
Not much of a downside that a restore won't fix.
 

aforty

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I have no interest in it. Jailbroke my iPhone 3G a year ago, ran some stuff and was extremely underwhelmed. I restored it and was happy with the stock iPhone. Now I'm happy with my stock iPhone 4.
 

Steveo47

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Jul 18, 2010
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i dont have an interest yet. Im happy with my iphone, maybe once i get bored i will.
 
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