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Old 10-28-2009, 09:19 AM   #1
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Jailbreak Your iPhone?

I've read several articles recently on why you should Jailbreak your shiny new iPhone.

I'm looking for the other side...

Anyone have any input on why you shouldn't?

Anyone brick their iPhone while attempting to Jailbreak it?

Anyone successfully Jailbreak their iPhone and were sorry they did it and restored it to its previous factory firmware?

Just curious.
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:36 AM   #2
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:46 AM   #3
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I've read several articles recently on why you should Jailbreak your shiny new iPhone.

I'm looking for the other side...

Anyone have any input on why you shouldn't?

Anyone brick their iPhone while attempting to Jailbreak it?

Anyone successfully Jailbreak their iPhone and were sorry they did it and restored it to its previous factory firmware?

Just curious.
One down side is you have to backup all your jail break items, restore to old OS for updates, and then re-jailbreak you phone again. Did it once, not worth it to me.
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:48 AM   #4
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One down side is you have to backup all your jail break items, restore to old OS for updates, and then re-jailbreak you phone again. Did it once, not worth it to me.
Ah! This is the kind of thing I'm looking for. I haven't seen that mentioned in any of the research I've done.

Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:05 AM   #5
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If you jailbreak it can it then do multi tasking? I mean, will things run in the background?
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:08 AM   #6
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There is an app for apps.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:20 AM   #7
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If you jailbreak it can it then do multi tasking? I mean, will things run in the background?
Supposedly, with the Backgrounder app. (An application not allowed by the App Store.)
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:33 PM   #8
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This topic makes absolutely no sense to me....
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Old 10-28-2009, 06:09 PM   #9
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If you jailbreak it can it then do multi tasking? I mean, will things run in the background?
No, Steve only wants cultists doing one thing at a time.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:24 AM   #10
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No, Steve only wants cultists doing one thing at a time.
So listening to music while doing other things doesn't count?
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Get BiteSMS. Kicks the OEM messenger's ass.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:38 AM   #12
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Where would you suggest I look to buy an older iphone? Buying one off Ebay is a little shaky for me. How about the older batteries? Can you replace them?
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:27 AM   #13
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Where would you suggest I look to buy an older iphone? Buying one off Ebay is a little shaky for me. How about the older batteries? Can you replace them?
I've seen a few turn up here in FleaMarket,better than eBay I suppose.
Although I did get a real clean 1st generation phone on eBay.
My old 3GS(now jailbroke/unlocked) just replaced that one for my G/F.

Batteries are replaceable,haven't done it yet,but there is an inmate in "vendors"that does them.

*edit* here's the thread. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=750762
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:39 AM   #14
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Update on Jailbreak Apps that are useful:

Previously Mentioned:

Fake Carrier
- Change your carrier name or banner at the top of your screen to whatever you want. Change "AT&T" to "Xeraux" or just leave it blank. Basically the same as "MakeItMine", that I mentioned in my earlier post, but MakeItMine stopped working with one of the iOS 4.x updates. Also, Fake Carrier has a little cleaner interface and is easier to use.

RecentDelete - No longer necessary. Apple has included this function in iOS 5.

New:

BiteSMS - Actually, I've had this one from day one, but for the life of me, I don't know why I didn't mention it last year. Waaaay better text messaging app than the OEM one. Quick Reply directly from the alert message, Quick Compose, Scheduled Messages, Auto-Forward, Auto-Retry, Passcode Lock, Privacy, Delivery Reports, Contact Pics, Easy Pick Smileys, Templates, Signatures. I can't believe Apple didn't include half of these features in their native app. If you don't get any other app after Jailbreaking your iPhone, get this one.




LockInfo - Changes your lock screen into an information center. You can view your new emails, upcoming calendar events, unread SMSs, missed calls and a bunch more stuff on your lock screen. Also, lots of free, third party plug-ins to get it to do even more. It can also manage the information on your included InfoShade.



Glasklart Theme - Tired of all the candy coloured application icons? This theme changes most all of them (there are over 6,000 replacement icons included and the theme changes them out, you don't have to do it one by one) to a nice subtle grey.



Notified - Ever get an alert from your iPhone, you quickly dismiss it because you were pecking out a text message to a hornie, then later forgot what the alert was? Notified collects all your alerts and displays them on one page separated by application. Dismiss any alert you get with impunity knowing that you can later open Notified then read them all. Apple attempted this with the "InfoShade", but Notified is much simpler, easier, and better.



MyWi - Don't want to pay your carrier US$19.99 a month to simply use a feature that's already included with your iPhone? Use MyWi to give your other devices internet access via your iPhone's 3G signal. You can turn your iPhone into an WiFi Hotspot (infrastructure and ad hoc) or tether via Bluetoothy or USB.

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Old 01-08-2012, 12:34 PM   #15
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Before I got an iPhone, I naturally assumed I would Jailbreak it as soon as possible. When I actually got one, I have never found a good reason to do so. I've been happy with it, as is and I like iOS5 pretty well, besides the 3GS having some performance issues which I can overlook.

I see a handful of useful apps for Jailbreaked phones, but here's my question: Is there a disadvantage to Jailbreaking?

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