why?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hurricanes305, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. hurricanes305 macrumors newbie

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    why jailbreak? what are the benefits? i think of the saying ''if its not broke dont fix it'' it just seems like when u get into jailbreaking it creates more problems then it solves. this is especially true when i had android.
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I don't have specific numbers but I can take a guess that a large portion of the threads created on here asking for help because something is wrong with their iPhone is somehow due to a jalkbreaking (or some bad tweaks).

    Thats why when someone asks for help I always ask if their device is Jailbroken, if the response is yes then I move on to help someone else.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Then you shouldnt JB.
    Its not for everyone and if you're happy with the way your iphone is stock then dont bother.
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Which is why I don't jailbreak.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.:)
     
  6. hurricanes305 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh im def not, just curious as to why others do? im guessing the age demographic is the 18-21 year old range and its the ''cool thing'' to do.
     
  7. verwon macrumors 68030

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    No, clue! I pretty much did the same, read all the problem threads, saw most are due to something from a jailbreak and saw no point.

    I love my iPhone, as is and it's the first I've had that I haven't started complaining about after a few months! :p
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I wouldnt say its just an age thing.
    Just some people are power users or like the added functionality of a JB iphone.
    Personally my iphone 4S became 100 times more usefull and better to me since the JB came out.
    There's packages out there that are a must have to some of us used to JB devices that when on stock firmware there's just too many things missing. Even though the iOS is great to begin with there's always room for improvement and some stuff you can change or add with the JB that will probably never be allowed by Apple.
    To each his own though.
     
  9. PaulyD macrumors 6502

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    My thoughts exactly and can't sum it up any better. Few examples of the ones below

    Folder enhancer - now got games in 1 folder instead of 5, 12 apps a folder is far too limiting.

    Badge clear - now clearing notifications in notification centre actually clear the badge on the app

    Zephyr - Can slide down for notification centre, why not slide up for task switcher? Makes it so much more easier to multi task quickly without having to double click home button all the time

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    The you get the ones that help you a bit more, make it more appealing, apps like Springtomize which can edit the screen, icons, status bar, folders etc to your liking. Fullscreen for Safari which makes the most of the 3.5" screen etc.
     
  10. takeshi74, Jan 27, 2012
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    Subjective matter. I jailbreak for better GV intergration. If you want to look into it then read up in the Hacks subforum and look through the available GB apps (or the countless prior "Why jailbreak?" threads).

    As stated above, if you need to ask why then don't worry about it.

    Unfortunately, guessing without numbers really doesn't mean anything. Anyone can guess anything and all guesses are just as valid as each other no matter what the guess is coming up with.
     
  11. SurferMan, Jan 27, 2012
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    Has nothing to do with age, how about the fact that it let's you use/install programs that Apple should have from the beginning. or fixes issues with iOS stock program. i.e. FolderEnchancer removes Apples dump folder setup and restrictions so you can do what you want, like have a game folder with folders inside for categories (different types of games) or vice versa for other stuff like business, along with no limit on amount of apps like Apples stupid 12 apps per folder system. Or biteSMS which make IM so much better, or SBSettings integrated into the notification center with toggles vs having to go through menus and settings to do the same thing you now can do in one click.. could go on and on.

    "if it's not broke don't fix" doesn't exactly apply, if that were true there would be no need/use for the jailbreak community of which the number of users whom do so point out the need for it. There are so many useful apps disregarding themes and stuff (which is still great to give the phone a fresh look and UI with stuff like Barrel).

    If you have to ask....you don't get it. Does not create more problems, I own an GS2 as well, if you had problems with rooting and rom'ing your Android obviously you didn't know what you were doing, just like the people whom post on the Android forum stuff like this thread when the putz used the wrong kernal or wrong version of rom or rom period for X phone, or programs that were incompatible etc, and then wonder why there are issues, when all they had to do was "read".

    Over the years of jailbreaking, I've had more issues/glitches with stock iOS then jailbroken iOS.
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Jailbreaking allows nearly full control over your phone, something Apple doesn't provide.
     
  13. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    People JB for different features, and the age range is all over the place like me at 41.
     
  14. cynics macrumors G4

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    For every thread that is a problem that is actually related to jailbreaking there are two more threads of people asking how to do something that can only be accomplished via jailbreaking.
     
  15. SlasherDuff macrumors 6502a

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    I choose not to jailbreak any of my iDevices. I like them as they are
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I hear you, its always great to have options so people can make their own decisions. We cant all like the same exact things;)
     
  17. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    some people just don't know what you gain from jailbreaking.....

    enjoy being locked down by Apples rules TC
     
  18. F123D macrumors 68040

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    How are you stock iPhone users enjoying multi-tasking? Or notification center? Or banner notifications? Or camera directly from the lock screen? Or using the volume button to snap photos?

    These are just some of things people have been enjoying on their jailbroken iPhones before apple implemented them.

    If your thinking is "if it's not broke don't fix it". There's no reason for apple to keep updating their OS each year then, is there?
     
  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Bam, the man has a point:D
     
  20. Wide opeN macrumors 6502a

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    I think "why" is really a validation for fear of doing/trying something.

    TRUST!!! You want to jailbreak ;)
     
  21. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    so many cool tweaks out there that it does make your iP 10+ times better.
     
  22. 700-Grizz macrumors 6502

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    "WHY" dont you put in a better title to start a thread other that WHY??? Jeez:confused:
     
  23. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    If you don't know the reasons why you should jailbreak, then please stay out of it. Because you don't know what you're about to do.

    So kids, stay vanilla.
     
  24. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    My guess is that the people who start threads with one word titles, and in the thread ask questions that can be answered by a simple google search are probably between the ages of 14 - 17 and are doing it because its the "cool" thing to do.:cool:
     
  25. shadrap macrumors 6502

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    I love bitesms and mywi. They are enough to jailbreak. But there are sooo many more things you can also do. I stick to these and the phone stays stable.
     

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