Why should I jailbreak? Anything good I should have?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by kashmoney2006, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. kashmoney2006 macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2007
    With the app store in place, what is the reason to jailbreak? I had my phone jailbroken before there app store went live but restored it, and am now not sure if i should re-jailbreak it. What is out there in the jailbreak community that is worth jailbreaking? also, what is the difference between Cydia and Installer.app? Thanks.
  2. pyrodex macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    1) You're able to customize the interface more which for some people is a big thing
    2) Ability to use other tones than the default for certain alerts
    3) Ability to install applications that aren't on Apple's app store or will never be.

    Those are a few quick ones I can think of.
  3. iblastoff macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2008
    i jailbroke for:

    winterboard theming
    categories (should be out soon)
    umm free cracked apps if you're into that

    and seeing as 2.0 is fairly recent, i'm sure tons more jailbreak-only options should be coming.

    cydia and installer.app are just two different tools to install apps. one uses a 'standard' distribution model while the other doesn't but that shouldn't concern the end-user much.
  4. lamadude macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2006
    Brussels, BE
    mxtube is great (and works on 2.0, not all apps work on the 2.0 firmware) it allows you to download youtube videos and has a great interface.
    That's the only app I use, but even then, what do you have to lose?
  5. NiroshanMan macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    ability to install apps that cost money on the app store on your iPhone for free :)

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