Answer by Th0rHere · Feb 21, 2011 at 10:37 PM
Well i never liked people saying that it can expose you to security treats. For a jailbreak to exist in the first placethe developers must find a security flaw in the firmware to allow to to be jailbroken.
Funny thing is that every firmware out there has had a flaw to allow them to be jailbroken in the first place, Which means they are NOT secure at all. So that argument really doesn't have any merit.
Think at the pdf exploit found in 4.0/4.0.1, Which allowed people to run unsigned code. That caused alot of headaches for people with potential treats just by clicking on a pdf file.
After jailbreaking you were able to patch it straight away, But had to wait nearly two weeks for apple to fix it.
The pros of jailbreaking far outweigh that of not.(infact i can't think of any) Doesn't slow the phone down and there is 0% chance of fully bricking your iphone, Simply restoring your phone will put it back to its original state(Warranty intact at that point)
There are at least 10 utilites in which i use every day, Some that improve upon apples own features, like multi-tasking, Loading music onto the iphone, And syncing.
Fact is because of jailbreaking i can now sync with itunes from anywhere in the world. I can share my internet connection with anyone through wifi. Use themes.
Anyone who thinks jailbreaking doesn't add features should ask why android is becoming more and more popular.
Answer by ThePrall44 · Feb 21, 2011 at 10:27 PM
I like the flexibility and functionality that comes with jailbreaking my ipod touch. I also like the satisfying feeling of control I have over my device :p But the jailbreaking community has vastly matured in the last few years and the risks are minimal. As long as you're not a pirate, I see nothing wrong with jailbreaking.
Answer by catchatyou · Feb 21, 2011 at 10:13 PM
It is good if you like to customize the operating system.
It is bad if you like syncing your device with iTunes and having an almost perfect (stability wise) operating system.
Coming from a guy that is completely against jailbreaking, I don't want to say much more (I'm trying to keep this argument as fair as possible).
Answer by TheTechDude · Feb 21, 2011 at 10:23 PM
I know a quite a few people that like to jailbreak their devices. Yet no one has come up with a good reason why except that you can customize it.
I am against jailbreaking and don't like the idea. I like the fact that iOS is secure and stable.
Answer by ScottishDan · Feb 21, 2011 at 11:04 PM
Jailbreaking for me is essential. I've been freeing iPhones since the original in 2007, in fact my original iPhone came pre-jailbroken. I don't think I could ever run a vanilla iPhone and in fact hold off buying the newest iPhone until a proven jailbreak is available. The day iPhone becomes a super-max is the day I jump ship to Android- although it seems that there will always be some vulnerability to exploit.
Answer by ryebread761 · Feb 21, 2011 at 11:14 PM
I jailbreak. Remember when your icons lost their mind springjumps can fix that, want themes winterboard is to the rescue and you have a whole community on your side and ready to help. Some other perks of jailbreaking are SSH, Tweaks (lot's don't have time to list), custom boot logos and SBSettings. Many more things are possible and the latest 4.2.1 is ready for you to jailbreak it on Mac or PC so WHY NOT?
Answer by squidyaker · Feb 21, 2011 at 11:33 PM
I could not live with an un-jailbroken ipod. I can go months without a phone, but not a day without my ipod. When I get my iphone this week, the first thing i'm doing is jailbreaking it. SBSettings and Backgrounder are the ones I use the most.