Wondering why I resisted so long...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Lara F, May 24, 2009.

  1. Lara F macrumors 6502a

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    Basically Slingplayer was the straw that broke the camel's back. I'd been contemplating jailbreaking months ago for the sake of Backgrounder alone, but held on since Pocket Tunes's integrated browser was tolerable enough. This weekend though I finally took the plunge. First attempt with QuickPwn got stuck on the Apple logo when restarting, but I was able to restore and the second try worked. :)

    No losses - I have all my old emails, sms's, contacts and photos. Just be sure to backup through iTunes prior to the jailbreak.

    All my old apps are back with no loss of settings, the only thing is that I'll have to rearrange them again since they were restored in alphabetical order. I can carry on purchasing and upgrading through iTunes exactly as before.

    No lagging or excessive crashing so far! If you're a purist/plain vanilla person like me and don't need to customize (IOW stay away from Winterboard), there shouldn't be any cause for concern. I understand that for many people that's the whole point of jailbreaking in the first place, but it works for me.

    Now I'm slinging over 3G (surprisingly good quality with full bars even in NYC) and as a added bonus can finally background Slacker/Pandora/Absolute. :D I also have Skype credit that I can use if needed without finding a hot spot. Very happy and wondering why I waited till now. I seriously doubt it'll be worth upgrading my phone now, especially if Cycorder/Qik turns out tolerable (haven't had a chance to test yet).

    Just wanted to reassure others like me that it's ok to take the plunge! If I put Cydia and Installer on the last page, you couldn't even tell except for the above gained functionality. :)
     
  2. NSK123 macrumors regular

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    Try out the Iphone Video Recorder, it has a much better GUI and the same, if not better quality than Cycorder which is pretty overhyped.

    You can also record in several different formats http://www.iphonevideorecorder.com/
     
  3. TSX macrumors 68030

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    I wondered why it took me so long to want to .JB my phone, but im glad i did. Better late than never.
     
  4. manorpark macrumors member

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    Same here

    I did this yesterday and only due to the slingplayer app, prior to that i would have waited for OS 3.0 for better functions. Now that I have done it I will have a play about and see what other things are available.

    It has got to the stage that apple are forcing people to JB to get the full functions of the apps we are paying and that seems a bit silly.

    MP
     
  5. kAoTiX macrumors 6502

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    I jailbroke my iPhone around a week after purchase. This is going back a year now and I honestly would not go back.
    When I initially had it, most of the functionality it was lacking was only possible through cydia and there was not much point in me sticking to a stock iPhone.

    Will never go back to a stock iPhone now, obviously will have to when I get the new iPhone
     
  6. jmann macrumors 604

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    Welcome to the world of jailbreaking. There is so much more you can do with your phone now. :)
     
  7. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    This is really cool, I've been wondering about breaking my iPod Touch, I don't know anything about jail break, but which software did you use since you seem to be having no problems with it? I was concerned that jb would block me from syncing with iTunes or buying apps etc... but it appears that's not a problem? I'm intrigued.:)
     
  8. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    I have not jailbroken simply because I have found no compelling reason to do so.

    Can you give me a couple?
     
  9. jackryan57 macrumors regular

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    PYSL is one very HUGE reason...It keeps your SMS messages from showing up on your lock screen. I hate that apple doesn't allow us to disable those SMS windows from popping up.
     
  10. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

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    You've always been able to disable a preview of the content of your SMS' showing up on the lock screen in Settings.

    However, you still get a popup letting you know if you have a new message, but I find that quite useful!
     
  11. jackryan57 macrumors regular

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    Where is it in settings? I was just trying to find it, what dies it do - disable the message portion but still show who sent it?
     
  12. jmann macrumors 604

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    Yes. In order to disable message preview you have to enable a passcide on your phone. You can just as it for every four hours. By after setting the passcode you can disable the preview.
     
  13. jackryan57 macrumors regular

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    Oh ok that's right, but who wants to have to enter a passcode every time. PYSL for me as I said earlier.
     
  14. jmann macrumors 604

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    No it will only ask for one every four hours. Not everytime. Not a big deal. :)
     

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