why is it still worth jailbreaking my iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by stoopkitty, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. stoopkitty macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2010
    with iOS5 (i know there is no jailbreak yet, but when there is), what is there that would make it worth jailbreaking still? any specific apps that you use?
  2. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    Tether maybe? Mmm have icons wtv you like no in order? Colors of the letters , some other stud that I do not remember since I haven't jailbreak since 2010 lol
  3. polobreaka macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2009
    Huntington Beach, CA
    folderenhancer - maybe
  4. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    SBSettings is the only reason I need to jailbreak my iPhone, everything else is pure gravy :cool:
  5. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2010
    Philly Suburbs, PA
    if you have to be told what you're missing then you're probably not missing anything :)

    my daily frustrations are the download limits on 3g (3GUnrestrictor)
    the lack of being able to link to a real navigation system (navigate from maps)
    and the stupid splash screen that takes over my phone when i plug it into my car :mad:
  6. syan48306 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    I almost concur with the OP. I'm not too interested in modding the phone with different themes and stuff. The only thing I see is tethering and adblock w/ safari.

    Anything that's REALLY important?
  7. Will69 macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2011
    There IS a jailbreak for ios5. I did it to my iPhone 4. It's tethered though.

    Anyway I like SBSettings and the five icon dock. Also activator and the ability to use my flashlight with a simple push of the volume down button.

    I can't wait for the jailbreak on the 4S, can't wait!
  8. b24pgg macrumors 65816

    Jan 28, 2009
    This. If wireless tethering is the only functionality I get by jailbreaking, I will still do it. Tethering is that useful.
  9. MiRod407 macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Today me and my buddy were going to watch the new Grand Theft Auto 5 trailer and when it started playing it was horrible and grainy then I realized I was on a unjailbroken iPhone4S.

    Right now I really miss 3G and seeing videos in high quality and downloading apps over 20mb on 3G.

    Even if you don't like theming or adding functionality, jailbreaking is a great way to unleash the iPhone from its restrictions.
  10. stoopkitty thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2010
    Wont AT&T find out about the tethering?
    Also, does flash work well/do you use it? (frash)


    Wont AT&T find out about the tethering?
    Also, does flash work well/do you use it? (frash)
  11. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    Just monitor your usage and you will be fine. Stay under 2GB and I don't think theres anything to worry about.
  12. satchow macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2011
    frash is crap, hasn't been developed in over a year. Skyfire and iSwifter are the ways to go if you want to use Flash on your iDevice, plus you don't need to jailbreak for them.
  13. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    I will jailbreak for sbsettings, bitesms and clear lockscreen
  14. megadon macrumors 6502

    Dec 5, 2008
    Sbsettings- cant believe apple hasn't incorporated shortcuts to settings..
    Ie brightness , wifi , Bluetooth

    Bite SMS
    I hate having to leave n app and to open another app just to respond..

    And I'm the first to admit it, but free apps..
  15. Synergie macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
    Halifax, Canada
    Right now with 4s I am missing:

    - iBlacklist (the ability to block unwanted telemarketers right on the phone)
    - 3G Unrestrictor (without it, the 20 Mb limit keeps rearing it's ugly head!)
    - LockInfo (Even Apple's new notifications on the lock screen SUCK! They disappear after you unlock, and you can't display calendar appts or weather on the lock screen, only the notification centre.... so to see the weather which used to be 1 step for me - just turn on the screen - is now turn on the screen, swipe to unlock, and swipe down. It's a PITA! I'm actually using Siri to get weather on the lock screen now... but that's equally as time consuming... and yes 5 seconds vice 1 bothers me!)
    - SBSettings (the ability to EASILY and quickly toggle things on and off in one convenient place, instead of navigating through different pages in the settings app to toggle something)

    My BIGGEST pet peeve though without a JB is why can't Apple come up with a 'Today Screen' idea where ALL your pertinent info is available in one place, easily seen as soon as you turn the device on? Why do they insist on fragmenting all your info so you have to go into different apps to see it?? Notification centre is a step in the right direction... but you can't access it from the Lock Screen. :(

    I'm very much awaiting the iOS5 JB release!
  16. JFC macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2011
    I've seen some people post screen shots and instead of the carriers name there is something else written. I would like to get rid of AT&T and put my name.

    Is this possible without jailbreaking?
  17. TheComposer macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2011
    Question, why anybody mentions the obvious reason for jailbreaking? does it has to do with legal issues? Or Forum Rules? (You know what i'm talking about)
  18. Ke1ington macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2009
    IntelliScreenX. It's still in beta and already I can't live without it. Such an amazing leap over Lockinfo.

    I don't theme and My3G is the only other tweak I have.

    Attached Files:

  19. AlohaMaui macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2011
    Jailbroke my previous iphone to unlock it.

    This locking of carrier thing is dumb since they already make u sign a 2 year contract.
    Guess they want u to use their overseas roaming and make big money out of it.
  20. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    I'm sure IntelliscreenX is swell and all, but that screenshot certainly doesn't show why.
  21. OSMac macrumors 65816

    Jun 14, 2010
    Sbsettings is convenient.
    Emulators and file managers are nice but I found were not getting used much.

    IMO, it's not worth it giving up the security for a couple JB apps.

    Used to be just for MyWi but now that feature is included in the phone
    and free depending on the plan you have.
  22. ericrwalker macrumors 68030


    Oct 8, 2008
    Albany, NY
    If only for SBsettings it will always be worth it. There are others too, but that's a must.
  23. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    Frash work very well about a year ago. Now it barely works with any flash vids or flash sites. But it still seems to work flawless with flash ads, go figure.
  24. ericrwalker macrumors 68030


    Oct 8, 2008
    Albany, NY
    I tried frash and wasn't impressed. (when it first came out).

    I prefer to use use skyfire browser when I need flash videos. That usually works.

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