Would you still jailbreak and why?

Will you still jailbreak your iPhone running OS 4.0?

  • Yes

    Votes: 53 56.4%
  • No

    Votes: 29 30.9%
  • Not sure, may be.

    Votes: 12 12.8%

  • Total voters
    94

eaglesteve

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 10, 2009
466
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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?
 

jsook724

macrumors regular
Aug 2, 2008
144
3
CA
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
 

NorrisKillsKids

macrumors 6502a
Jan 14, 2008
587
3
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.
 

yayitsezekiel

macrumors 6502a
Aug 1, 2008
619
0
Irvine, CA
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 ;)
 

sinsin07

macrumors 68040
Mar 28, 2009
3,434
2,275
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
 

mreddys10

macrumors regular
Jul 29, 2008
249
1
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.
 

Nermal

Moderator
Staff member
Dec 7, 2002
18,678
1,183
New Zealand
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 :)
 

nickrinaldi

macrumors regular
Jul 21, 2009
191
0
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! :)
 

Hawke

macrumors regular
Dec 21, 2007
136
0
Dublin, Ireland
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
 

Niiro13

macrumors 68000
Feb 12, 2008
1,717
0
Illinois
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])
 

Red-Five

macrumors newbie
Apr 10, 2010
6
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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.
 

tiptopp

macrumors regular
Aug 15, 2008
225
2
Norwich, UK
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
 

Niiro13

macrumors 68000
Feb 12, 2008
1,717
0
Illinois
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
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.