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What is your opinion on jailbreaking? Do you think it is a bad thing to do? considering it isn't supporting the developers that actualy spend time, money, and effort to make the apps and deserve the profit from them?

asked Jun 05 '10 at 14:28

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Im not sure if you COMPLETLEY understand what jailbreaking is. You CAN get apps for free but that is in a different program within cydia (the jailbreak app store). Not everything in cydia is getting free apps. There are stuff like tweaks and themes (for example you can side swipe the top bar that has the time to drop down a little settings bar). So you can jailbreak and still buy apps from the actual app store.

answered Jun 05 '10 at 14:31

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This is my response to the Question: http://lockergnome.net/questions/6832/jailbreaking-iphone-ipod-touch-and-ipad-is-not-illegal-heres-why

I figured, instead of re-writing my thoughts on the topic I would post one I already wrote. The link above is the exact question the user asked. That triggered this response:

"Okay first off, this site is for questions. Second off, the act of "jailbreaking" is not illegal you are right. Downloading applications from Installous, AppBox, and other applications where people share applications over file sharing sites IS illegal. Not only that but Jailbreaking is something that is against what Apple allows in the OS. So you are breaking Apple's rules, which intern shows no respect for the company that they are, you are also stealing from developers that have families to feed like everybody else, and all it does is slow down, and mess up the device that you just spent hundreds of dollars on. In my opinion, if I spent a couple hundred dollars on a device I wouldn't want it to break because I was cheap and didn't want to support the creators of 1 dollar application. NOT worth it. Jailbreaking is wrong, and Apple will find a way to stop it.

"As designed by Apple, the iPhone OS ensures that the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operate reliably. Some customers have not understood the risks of installing software that makes unauthorized modifications to the iPhone OS ("jailbreaking") on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Customers who have installed software that makes these modifications have encountered numerous problems in the operation of their hacked iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Examples of issues caused by these unauthorized modifications to the iPhone OS have included the following:

Device and application instability: Frequent and unexpected crashes of the device, crashes and freezes of built-in apps and third-party apps, and loss of data.

Unreliable voice and data: Dropped calls, slow or unreliable data connections, and delayed or inaccurate location data.

Disruption of services: Services such as Visual Voicemail, YouTube, Weather, and Stocks have been disrupted or no longer work on the device. Additionally, third-party apps that use the Apple Push Notification Service have had difficulty receiving notifications or received notifications that were intended for a different hacked device. Other push-based services such as MobileMe and Exchange have experienced problems synchronizing data with their respective servers.

Compromised security: Security compromises have been introduced by these modifications that could allow hackers to steal personal information, damage the device, attack the wireless network, or introduce malware or viruses.

Shortened battery life: The hacked software has caused an accelerated battery drain that shortens the operation of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on a single battery charge.

Inability to apply future software updates: Some unauthorized modifications have caused damage to the iPhone OS that is not repairable. This can result in the hacked iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch becoming permanently inoperable when a future Apple-supplied iPhone OS update is installed.

Apple strongly cautions against installing any software that hacks the iPhone OS. It is also important to note that unauthorized modification of the iPhone OS is a violation of the iPhone end-user license agreement and because of this, Apple may deny service for an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has installed any unauthorized software." (Apple.com)


answered Jun 05 '10 at 15:06

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edited Jun 05 '10 at 15:07

Personalty I DO "jailbreak" my iPod touch because there are so many more features you can use on your iPhone, The only down side is that it voids your warranty with Apple for your iPhone or iPad Touch. These days "jail-Breaking" is 99% safe to do as well. Allot of people also do it so they can use the "Cracked App Patch" which would then allow the user to get free App Store apps off of file sharing websites.

answered Jun 05 '10 at 15:05

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From the Apple EULA -
This warranty does not apply: (a) to consumable parts, such as batteries, unless damage has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship; (b) to cosmetic damage, including but not limited to scratches, dents, and broken plastic on ports; (c) to damage caused by use with non- Apple products; (d) to damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, flood, fire, earthquake or other external causes; (e) to damage caused by operating the product outside the permitted or intended uses described by Apple; (f) to damage caused by service (including upgrades and expansions) performed by anyone who is not a representative of Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (“AASP”); (g) to a product or part that has been modified to alter functionality or capability without the written permission of Apple; or (h) if any Apple serial number has been removed or defaced.

I think sections (e), (f), and (g) answer your question.

answered Jun 05 '10 at 14:34

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Jail braking cant affect your iPhone/iPod but i dont recommend to

answered Jun 05 '10 at 15:03

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"Jailbreaking can't effect your iPhone or iPad, but I don't recommend it." I fixed your question so I can answer it. Yes is can effect your iDevice in a plethora of way; Slows it down tremendously, Can cause the device to crash, Can cause deleted data, and it is against Apple's policies.

(Jun 05 '10 at 15:10) Wackertech Wackertech's gravatar image

Jailbreaking is NOT all about pirating apps, Most Jailbreakers in the community hate people who jailbreak for the sole purpose of pirating apps. As for me, i am 100% for it. Let people do what they want with their Devices (i do jailbreak btw)

answered Jun 05 '10 at 14:32

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I tried it once, big mistake. It slowed down my iPod Touch by half its original speed, not worth it.

answered Jun 05 '10 at 15:02

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Thomas Davis

I don't do it. I am happy with what Apple has supplied me. Plus, it will void your warranty.

answered Jun 05 '10 at 15:07

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Myself I did not Jailbreak my iPhone simpely because for me, there is no need for it. Unless I want freebie applications, which I would rather pay for anyway. I do understand that some people really WANT or NEED a certain feature, which they can only get via Jailbreaking, and well, it isn't a criminal offence, so go ahead. myself, I did not do it, and I do not think I'll ever do it either.

answered Jun 06 '10 at 07:02

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I am not against Apple in any way of what they offer us with iOS but, I have jailbroken before with iPhone OS 3.1.3 and I could multitask, and set backgrounds and it wasn't slow at all. And, did I mention that I have an iPod Touch 2G 8GB MC model? Multitasking, backgrounds, and folders all existed before Apple even announced iOS 4. The iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G can in fact handle multitasking IMO. Now, I have read that people jailbroke the iPhone 3G/ipt2g and they reported that the wallpapers was very laggy. So, they disabled wallpapers and kept multitasking and it was fast. That is the Native Wallpapers and Multitasker provided in iOS 4. Apple could have done a better job with the Springboard wallpaper idea IMO.

answered Jun 24 '10 at 12:42

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