Why should I Jailbreak 2.1?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ViPa, Sep 16, 2008.


Should I JailBreak 2.1?

  1. YEAAASSSSSS - do it, its amazingg

  2. NOOOOOOEZZZZZ - its not worth it

  3. Eat a hamburger

  1. ViPa macrumors 6502a

    Dec 4, 2007
    i havent jailbroken my iphone 3g yet..jailbroke my 2g a when i had it..what is the point of jailbreaking when the appstore is available? What "different" apps are available that arent there in the appstore?

    Is it worth risking the "instability" and bugs?
  2. TBi macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2005
    If you don't think you need to then don't jailbreak. If you need to jailbreak you'll know it and won't need to ask. :)

    On the other hand, you can always jailbreak and then unjailbreak if you want to. At least you can see how the other side lives.

    Personally i need to jailbreak :)
  3. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2008
    Puget Sound, U.S.A.
    Me too-Winterboard and Cycorder alone are worth it...
  4. AustinSTI macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    Not to mention tethering and Intelliscreen :)
  5. myemaildw macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2008
    I need cause I bought my iphone second hand without original sim. I have to jailbreak in order to pass the activation screen. Also who wouldn't mind having cracked apps from App Store? I cracked Anatomy app :) that cost $35 I need it cause I'm a broken Med student. :( Google mobalinstallation for 2.1 firmware
  6. iblastoff macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2008
    haha such bs. a med student that can't afford 35$? righttt. no students are that broke. especially ones with IPHONES.
  7. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2008
    I've been jailbroken since the day I bought my first generation iPhone. It was fun for a while...I got to install all the free apps/games I wanted from Pirate Bay. I got to play with themes, video recorders, an NES emulator, etc... yeah, it was fun...but then the fun slowly started to die. Playing with all the new and somewhat useless apps from Cydia/Installer, and breaking my phone and having to restore got old. I've been un-jailbroken since 2.1 came out and I don't miss a thing. I have a few free games/apps and a few paid ones...it's all I need. 2.1 is noticeably smoother, ie 'snappier'. Now if Apple would only add cut/copy/paste and a video app sometime before the world disappears on October 21:(
    I voted to eat a hamburger.
  8. alanisrox69 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2007
    Say what now?
  9. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2008
    We all get to meet our maker on October 21 when the Large Hadron Collider causes the universe to get sucked into its own butthole.
  10. agbot macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    Silicon Valley
    That, or if on October 21, a Tuesday, Apple still hasn't announced new MacBooks, the collective force of countless heads exploding in MacRumors threads will collapse upon itself, sucking the universe down with it.
  11. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    I jailbreak mostly just to install my Leopard theme. :D

    Here's what it looks like now:


    But also for Cycorder on occasions. That's about it, really...
  12. eddydorantes141 macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2008
    I heard rumors that an iphone with 2.0 software or higher can be jailbroken and keep its purchased apps. Is this possible? and is it available for windows?
  13. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Wow. Read the stickies. Welcome to 2 months ago.
  14. domness macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    Sheffield, UK
    I jailbreak alone to get the tethering so I can have free full internet on my Laptop :)
  15. sk8tergaro macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2008
    yea dude i have that app pretty sick works really well

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  16. ViPa thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 4, 2007
  17. Red Sox macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2007
    did you actually pay for that crap?
  18. Millah macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2008
    Lawl, so you're a student attending Med School that can afford to have both an iPhone and its expensive service costs, but you can't afford a 35 dollar app? Lame. People like you make me laugh. I bet you're typing this from your Macbook Pro, in a nice upscale apartment or even home that your parents pay for. It sucks for these developers who put a lot of time and work into these apps, and have these people stealing their apps, even if you really can't afford it I don't see how thats an excuse. A lot of these developers are students like yourself who also need the money, its not right. As much as I would love free apps and certainly could if I wanted, I would rather support these devs who are mostly average guys doing it on their own. I mean Christ most of these apps are 5 bucks or less you really get good value out of most apps and games, are people really that cheap?
  19. Millah macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2008
    Do you believe that? If this were even possible, the Earth would have been destroyed long before Humans were even born. Cosmic rays smash into the Earth all the time that release far more energy than the Hadron Collider will release.
  20. iphonics macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2008
  21. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    I tried it and it works well. To me, this is the sort of application that is worth $10. Not Super Monkey Ball. The great thing is that all you do is fire up the application on your Mac or PC and it creates the ad hoc network and sets up the proxy settings all automatically. Then when you're done you just hit disconnect.

    It is much faster than manually doing it. I've tried the whole locations thing, it never works right for me.
  22. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2008
    No, I don't really believe it...I just want it to happen so I can finally meet God, and fly around through the clouds in my brand new angel wings, and relax all day smoking my heavenly hash pipe, and...stuff like that.
  23. bilboa macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    Which application is this? Thanks.

    I also find it annoying that the network Location in System Preferences does not remember my AirPort or proxy setup, so every time I want to tether I have to manually go through the steps of setting up an ad-hoc wifi network, and then enabling the SOX proxy. It only takes a couple of minutes, but it would be nice to have a program that does it all in one step.
  24. ellsworth macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2007
    Don't worry. My girlfriend is a med student. People don't understand. I understand! :D

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