Would you still jailbreak and why?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eaglesteve, Apr 9, 2010.

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Will you still jailbreak your iPhone running OS 4.0?

  1. Yes

    53 vote(s)
    56.4%
  2. No

    29 vote(s)
    30.9%
  3. Not sure, may be.

    12 vote(s)
    12.8%
  1. eaglesteve macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Now that Apple has included multitasking, custom wallpepr, folder, and more, will you still be motivated to jailbreak your phone?

    What are some of the "remaining reasons" for jailbreaking?
     
  2. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    considering I wouldn't have jailbroken my phone anyway, the answer is still no
     
  3. jsook724 macrumors regular

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    #3
    yes because i still need miwi if i want to use my laptop somewhere other than home, other than that i wouldnt. miwi is the GREATEST jb application
     
  4. NorrisKillsKids macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah of course. It allows you to do a zillion and five awesome things. Lets you customize everything however you wish, and has a lot of useful utility stuff. I'm glad apple did what they did so it's less I have to do on my own, not that it's hard.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    #5
    No doubt about it.
    Theres tons of other things you can do with JB iphone than what is available on 4.0
     
  6. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    so I can use miwi to use my mbp when there isn't wifi, to get a five icon dock, get some good cydia only apps, and to get applications ;)
     
  7. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    #7
    1: Quickscroll
    2: Infiniboard
    3: Infinidock
    4: 3G Unrestrictor
    5: Intelliscreen
    6: Profiles
    7: Backgrounder (It is yet to be seen how well Apple's multitask is)
    Note: The jailbreak version of multitask gives better ways to invoke besides home button.)
    8: Change SMS ringtone
    9: SBSsettings
    10: Tether
    11: Myfi

    The list goes on
     
  8. mreddys10 macrumors regular

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    #8
    1. Custom themes
    2. LockInfo
    3. SB Settings

    Its my phone, I paid for it, let me do what I want with it Apple!!

    EDIT: heh....forgot UNLOCK

    But I do like most of the new features in 4.0 though.
     
  9. Nermal Moderator

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    #9
    Yes, not due to the new features in 4, but due to the incompatibility. OS 4 won't run on my old model so I jailbroke it yesterday to gain some of the OS 4 functionality. So far I've only set up Backgrounder but I'm glad that I did :)
     
  10. NorrisKillsKids macrumors 6502a

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  11. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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  12. goobot macrumors 603

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    #12
    all apple did was replace categories and music control. nothing else.
     
  13. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    #13
    4 Main reasons why I want to keep the jailbreak:

    1. Unlock
    2. Old 3G | EDGE | GPRS icons thru Winterboard
    3. 3G Unrestrictor
    4. Tethering
     
  14. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    Mybe by 2050 Apple will include everything that is available in Cydia on the iPhone lol
     
  15. anjinha macrumors 604

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  16. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    #17

    3G unrestrictor is great. I like making skype over 3G calls especially if I'm coming close to minutes.

    Marc
     
  17. nickrinaldi macrumors regular

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    yes jailbreak for sure. although os 4 will cover some of my jailbroken apps like proswitcher/backgrounder & music controls. i dont believe these are addressed

    3g unrestrictor - cause i don't want to watch blurry pixelated youtube videos when i'm not near wifi, dont want an app telling me i need wifi to download/transfer.

    quick reply - cause i don't like leaving an app to reply to a text message.

    bosspaper - cause one custom wallpaper isn't enough for me i got over 100 randomly changing on my springboard, plus i like to get rid of app icon names too.

    sbsettings - quick toggles without going into settings app and scrolling down looking for specific option

    overboard - i personally don't use categories or any folders i like using overboard to quickly jump to a page

    also
    snappy
    qtweeter
    ifile
    activator
    cydgets- cydialer
    cyntact
    safari download manager
    erica utilities - lets me change at&t to my own name! :)
     
  18. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    #19
    iBlacklist.

    Apple still does not include the ability to block certain calls from the iPhone.
     
  19. Hawke macrumors regular

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    #20
    I've tried jailbreaking my previous iPhone and iPodTouch in the past, and something always went wrong (either my phone wont boot properly, or i have to restore, or i got some error message) It was ridiculous... my friend on the other hand jail-breaks his phone no problem. I guess I am just unlucky, so I'll stay away from the jailbreaking this time around, not worth the stress
     
  20. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    #21
    Nope! Apple's multi-tasking covers everything. Sure, applications would take the same amount of time to load as if it never went into the background, but that's better than the resource hogging of actual backgrounding applications.

    Already got a 3G/4G Spring Overdrive in a 4G area, so don't need MiWi. This also covers the 3G Unrestrictor.

    The one downside is the ability to download stuff from Safari and YouTube. Not a dealbreaker for me, though (especially since Cydia and Rock are like the slowest applications I have ever seen anywhere [including WiMo phones])
     
  21. Red-Five macrumors newbie

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    #22
    Despite the welcome promise of seamless multitasking and pseudo-customization that 4.0 will offer, the 'jailed' OS 4 will still be very much 'locked down'. Themes, file management, mods (e.g. Infinidock, Winterboard etc.) and of course, the ability to unlock are all musts. Thus, I'm forced to remain Jailbroken. Still curious, though.
     
  22. -aggie- macrumors P6

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  23. tiptopp macrumors regular

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    #24
    Not sure...

    I heard Steve Jobs saying that developers get access to 1500 additional APIs, and that calendar information is now available. Is there anything in the developer agreement that stops someone from developing a Lockinfo-type application for the app store now? That's the only thing that I couldn't currently live without, although the HD hardware might be so much quicker than my 3g that I don't mind going into calendar to find out where I'm supposed to be...

    Tiptopp
     
  24. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    #25
    You don't even have to look in the agreement. Applications are still sandboxed so while certain parts of them can run in the background, they still can't modify part of the core operating system like the lock screen.

    Now technically a workaround could be where developers would use local push notifications to display the information when you set your alert, but if it works like how the current push notification system works, that popup will disappear if you get another notification from anywhere else.
     

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