Why jailbreak? Sorry noob to jailbreaking

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Clipse79, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Clipse79 macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2007
    Been iPhone user for about a year now just left it as is never looked into JB`ing but now i`m sort of interested. Can someone give me some reasons why I should or direct me to read somewhere?

    Thank you
  2. superxero3 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2008
    Flashlight App - changes the brightness to max (unlike the appstore flashlights) very awesome
    NES - emulator, self explanatory
    FontSwap - though i'm having trouble with 3.0 and this, it changes all of the iPhone fonts to whatever you want, very customizable.

    I'm am completely skimming the surface here, but those are my 3 main reasons (before 3.0, i JB'd for MMS and tethering).
  3. Westin macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2009
    Um.... free official app store apps... need i say more?
  4. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    Tethering. It's the only reason why I do it. I don't even pay attention to any other JB apps but PDAnet.
  5. superxero3 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2008
    not on these forums
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    To unlock the phone.
    Change colors,pics, add themes, custom sounds.
    Hacked appstore programs.
    Tethering for free.
    To Use Slingplayer over 3G.
  7. Nanook macrumors regular


    Dec 26, 2008
    LA, CA
    I do it to expand the usefulness and ease of use of my phone. In order to adjust the brightness of my phone, Apple thinks I should quit whatever app I'm in and go to the springboard, find Settings, launch Settings, choose brightness and relaunch the app I was in. With SBSettings, a simple swipe across the top of the screen in any app gives me access to many different toggles, including brightness, and I never need quit the app I'm in.

    Apple thinks I shouldn't have control over the look of my phone. With Winterboard, you can theme it to your heart's delight. Granted this, along with running apps in the background will give you a performance hit, which is why I am not running either this JB, but many do.

    Apple thinks I should have an icon for every app, and until 3.0, should have had a limit to how many apps I could have installed. With Categories, I can create "folders" to contain as many apps as I want.

    Five icons in the dock, a video camera app for 3G, a truer implementation of Spotlight than Apple's in 3.0, tethering, SSH, the list goes on.

    It can't hurt anything, it's easy, so why not? Honestly, I would not have kept my iPhone past the 30 day limit had I not jailbroken.

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