Would you guys sell your iPhone if you couldn't jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by 226896, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. 226896 Guest

    Sep 13, 2008
    Imagine that iPhone jailbreaking never existed, and that you had to just stick with the features Apple has given the iPhone. Would you still have your phone? Would you be the first one to whack it on eBay?

    Just curious as to how reliant people are on jailbreaking.
  2. jcde7ago macrumors 6502


    Aug 4, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    As much as I love the added functionality from jailbreaking (and yes, the enjoyment/usefulness that I get from my jailbroken phone has increased exponentially from that of stock) I have to say that without these extras, the iPhone to me would still be the most full-featured and versatile smartphone/PDA on the market, so I would definitely stick with it.

    Besides, as much as I love Windows on my tablet laptop, (sorry, OSX just doesn't do everything that I need to do) I have to say that after owning a BlackJack prior to the iPhone, I completely abhor Windows Mobile and all its crappiness. If you think you've experienced even a SLIGHT amount of lag from running things like Winterboard and tons of other MobileSubstrate based apps on a jailbroken phone, you don't know how good you've got it, because Windows Mobile is just atrociously laggy in and of itself.
  3. Grolubao macrumors 65816


    Dec 23, 2008
    London, UK
    I would! For me there isn't an Iphone without Jailbreaking
  4. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    I agree with jcd...... yeah. That guy.

    The phone itself, as Apple intended, is the best looking and easiest to navigate phone with the best features I've encountered. There's no way I'd sell mine unless it was to fund a newer model with more great features.
  5. PatrickRolfsen macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    I'd be disappointed that i could not jailbreak, but hands-down it is still (imho) the best software and physical design on the market right now and I would have no intention of ridding myself of it.
  6. bytethese macrumors 68030


    Jun 20, 2007
    I agree with everyone else. I'd still keep it as it's seriously the best smartphone (for my needs) that I have seen so far. :)
  7. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2003
    It will never happen, but if it did I would sell mine.

    I bought the phone because of how hackable it was.
  8. xsecretfiles macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2008
    Well I had the virgin iphone for about 8 -10 months, I was afraid of the jailbreak

    Granted this was before the app store.....

    Trust me, I now bang my head against the wall once in a while when I get reminded of my mistake. But now I couldn't live without my own customizations, and how much control do I have over EVERY single directory.. my mms, landscape sms, quick reply..omg the list goes on and on

    To answer your question lol I will sell a virgin phone in a heart beat :)
  9. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    without Intelliscreen, status notifier, SBsettings, clippy, etc., I most likely would have moved on to a BlackBerry by now. Those are basic, basic smartphone functions.
  10. coltsfantn macrumors newbie


    Mar 9, 2009

    I wouldn't sell it. Jalibreaking has opened a whole new world to my phone, but even without it, the iPhone is still the most versatile phone out there. It has more to do than any other phone. Not to mention I LOVE games and it by far has more games than any other phone.
  11. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    No, jailbreaking isn't a big deal for me. I don't do much with a jailbroken iPhone. When I had mine replaced I even kept it virgin until I decided I wanted it jailbroken.

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