So now Jailbreaking is legal over there.
I'm planing on getting an iPhone 4 soon, but I don't intend to jailbreak it.
The reason is that it doesn't have enough advantages. All cellular networks work fine in my country, and themes are childish and useless. Getting the apps for free is nice, but that's piracy, and they're so cheap anyways...
It's the time for Apple to release a version of iOS that does everything a jailbroken iPhone would do, so no one would want to do it. They have that power and they have been working on it. Jailbreaking is having less advantages each year.
There's wallpapers and folders now.
Besides, Jailbreaking promotes piracy.
How much time you think Apple.Inc will take until they make Jailbreaking useless?
And if you think there are advantages I'm not seeing, say so.
How are themes childish and useless? They are there, created by other people, to give you a new look and feel of the UI. There's plenty of people over 40 who use themes and they are very professional. If you don't like themes, then I guess you can just go back to completing tasks via command line. Oh yeah, I can tether my Internet via wifi, can you? I can control my phone from my computer, can you? I can see all my mail, SMS, Twitter, Calendar, and weather on my lock screen, can you? I can access my settings without leaving an app, can you? I can text while still in an app, can you? I can block ads, can you? I can download stuff from Safari, can you? I can go on for a long time.
answered Aug 04 '10 at 09:19
Here's the reasons why,
You can use a software lock button incase your lock button breaks, You can change the sensitivity level of the touchscreen incase something goes wrong with your digitizer, Software home button click, Send text messages from within any app, Full blown multitasking, Adjust proximity sensor sensitivity, Quickly adjust your settings, Open an app from a double home button click, View all your information on the lock screen, Put as many icons as you want in your folders, home screens, and dock.
There are also a lot other reasons, but I have to go at this time.
answered Aug 14 '10 at 21:50
I'm not a jailbreaker, nor will I ever be, because what Apple gives me is enough for me. The government has no right coming in and trying to change something like that, because there are way more important issues that we need to focus on.
Some call it Jailbreaking, I call it modifying/tweaking. Like when someone buys a project car to work on, I tweak my gear. Notice, I said MY GEAR, that I paid for with MY HARD EARNED MONEY! So, for as long as there's a need to take back control of MY GEAR ... There will ALWAYS be a need to Jailbreak!
answered Aug 05 '10 at 14:23
I am a jailbreaker. Waiting for d new Spirit jailbreak for ios4.
answered Aug 04 '10 at 08:51
First, a list of advantages:
SSHd on your iPhone is awesome, it lets one remotely access the phone and have full access to the filesystem (though FUSE-SSHFS or SFTP).
Who wants to be restricted to Apple's choice of apps? On an OS X desktop, people often install Free/OSS apps through ports or such. Why should this not be possible on an iPhone? Jailbreaking makes this possible.
How about running software for SETI@home? Jailbreaking allows one to partake in distributed supercomputing.
Making the device yours, not just a customised Apple device. Copyright laws were made to restrict copying and/or performances not modifications of software you have paid for. This is why for example on games consoles, hacks such as Action Replay were deemed legal when tested in a court of law.
In theory, one could emulate another OS within the iPhone or even hack a cooperative OS setup e.g. iOS/Linux. It's your hardware so why not?
Now, to kill a myth...
"Besides, Jailbreaking promotes piracy."
That is like saying Symbian promotes piracy or Android promotes piracy, simply because there are no app restrictions on those platforms.
Jailbreaking lets you use apps that cannot be supplied by the app store. Apple doesn't want JB'ing because it makes the phones less secure as not all content is then signed/validated by Apple, and it cuts into their revenue stream if someone wants all freeware apps - nothing to do with piracy.
Apple just want to run things Nazi-style, which is good for those Apple approves of but bad for those Apple denies access for.
answered Aug 04 '10 at 09:00
apple is against jailbreaking. i think the will never do it unless includeing a jailbreak is the only way for the iphone/ipod to survive.
answered Aug 04 '10 at 13:07
I agree with those who stated things like "I bought it, so why not?" kind of statements. Seriously, if a consumer purchases something, it should be up to that consumer what he/she wants to do with the device. When you purchased your computer, you have the option whether or not to optimize it to your liking, no? I can add as much RAM, as big a hard drive, as expensive a graphics card, as much of a sound system, etc that I want to my computer, right? If I want to "jailbreak" my iPhone (I don't own one, don't too much care for them as I am free to do) then I should be allowed to. Don't post about "sensitive" subject matter in an "opinion" based question if you'll argue anyone who does not agree with your opinion. Now don't get me wrong. If you posted more along the lines of "I don't like the idea of jail breaking iPhones. Who's with me?" then I'd understand if you argued anyone opposed to that subject. When posting like you did ("asking" for opinions/people to express oppositions) expect an opposing opinion and quit arguing someone's opinion.
answered Aug 13 '10 at 23:35