Thursday, 19 May 2011

Why Jailbreak my iPhone, iPad or iPod touch?

The big reason why so many people decide to Jailbreak an iDevice, is because of the simple reason that Apple holds way too much control over your device and what you can do with it. Jailbreaking your device gives you the freedom to use applications on your device in a way Apple does not allow. Jailbreaking removes Apples grip on your device.

Jailbreaking gives you an alternate "App store" called Cydia. Where you can download Apps straight to your device. You can still use the original app store in conjunction with Cydia, nothing about how you originally used your device changes just from Jailbreaking.


Sounds cool! so what can I actually do?
-You can add five or more icons in your homescreen dock.
-Use the Bluetooth function to transfer files, just like most phones can!
-Install themes, customize your iPhone and make its UI completely unique to fit you.
-Show information in your lockscreen such as twitter/facebook updates.
-Carrier unlocking

This is just a tiny selection of what is possible! I will be updating with a full list of recommend themes and applications soon, including themes I've released on Cydia.

(Many other devices can be Jailbroken too, the Windows phone, Android devices can be "rooted", the PS3 can be Jailbroken, which has been publicized in recent months by the Geohot got sued case)

122 comments:

  1. but if you have a problem with the device, you can restore it from itunes, and the apple help you with the problem

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  2. totally agreed, and to the above poster, you can still restore it? no?

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  3. @Slash971 Yes you can restore a jailbroken iDevice with itunes, just it will need to be re-jailbroken :)

    There's also Apps available in Cydia to back up all your Jailbreak tweaks! saving you the time of installing them all again

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  4. If I'll ever buy one of those the first thing I'll do it will be for sure jailbreak it.

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  5. but if u get a problem with say the attery and cant restore, giving it to apple won't help at all..

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  6. Yeah its easy enough jailbreaking

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  7. I can add five or more icons in your homescreen dock! great news my friend.

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  8. If i ever were to buy some iThing, I would definitively jailbreak it.

    Cool poll btw, feel kinda bad for Bulbasaur lol.

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  9. Already jailbroke my touch and i love what i can do with it now, simply unbeatable

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  10. iWhatevers never really interested me unless they were jailbroken

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  11. I never owned an iphone I do have an ipod touch and it became 10 times better when I jailbroke it. I highly recommend it.

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  12. Jailbroke my iPod Touch a while ago. All I do is play Pokémon Red on it!

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  13. My friend had one of those jailbroken. It worked just fine.

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  14. Well, I think unlocking any eletronic device is the best thing to do since you could run homebrews on it.

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  15. I don't know why companies are against you jailbraiking something you already bought it

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  16. The thing I noticed is that the app store for Cydia is quite expensive. I jailbroke my iPod but really haven't done much with it afterwards >_>

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  17. You Must Jailbreak your iphone, it is amazing, you can play pokemon on your ipod with a emulator for example.

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  18. I would jailbreak anytime

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  19. I'm jailbreak and i'll always be, if you don't go buy an android phone :\

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  20. i jailbreaked my iphone 4 months ago!

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  21. nowdays is easy for everyone lol

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  22. already did with mine but thx for sharing!

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  23. I have an old iPhone i've been thinking about jailbreaking, I feel like i have nothing to lose!

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  24. Cause you want an android....

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  25. What are the negatives though? Does it break warranty?

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  26. i jailbrke for emulators lol

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  27. isn't bluetooth useless? i think that option might not be the main reason just my opinion +followed

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  28. i have jailbroken all of my iphones...although i do pay for an app if its worth it

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  29. I'm gonna jailbreak my iphone once i get one lol

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  30. Having an unjailbroken ipod/phone doesn't make much sense in my opinion. Some of the restrictions apple have are so stupid.

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  31. You jailbreak it by looking at google.com with the word "how to Jailbreak an Iphone"

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  32. There's always going to exploits like this and alongside those exploits, risks!

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  33. What can go really bad, is if the device get some kind of problem and then can't be recognize on the computer, and you can't remove the jail break...

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  34. Hey, just to confirm
    -you can always restore a jailbroken iPod/iPhone/iPad via itunes :)

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  35. im an android guy myself, but if i ever were to get an iphone.. i would root it in a heartbeat

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  36. i jailbroke my touch as fast as I got home from buying it. xD

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  37. I own an ipod touch. I regret it now. I bought it for the screen size to watch videos before I had a laptop. I jailbroke it etc. Was good then. Now it is nothing more than an mp3 player to me. I dont use it for anything else anymore. Also iTunes is the worst program I've ever had the displeasure of using.

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  38. Life is for the bold. Take the risk.

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  39. I jail broke my Ipon just so I could play pokemon on it lol

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  40. Dude fuck the Geohot case, that's bullshit

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  41. Geohot case total bullshit. They had it coming.

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  42. I jailbroke or I guess "homebrewed" my PSP and so glad I did, best portable system ever capable of playing all the oldschool systems.

    Didn't know I could jailbreak my ipod though, nice information going to follow your blog.

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  43. Yeah I agree. They're garbage. I'm on a mac right now, and I'm pissed. I'm going to beat my cat as soon as I'm done posting this comment.

    JK I love cats.

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  44. Jailbreaking still amazes me to this day

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  45. My Iphone keeps having black screen problems

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  46. My iPod is currently not jailbroken, but I loved it when it was. I loved having 5 columns, and this really nice theme. Some day I'll rejailbreak it.

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  47. my stand......why have a ipod touch if it aint jailbroken :)

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  48. I love having it jailbroken! +1follower

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  49. I jailbroke my 1st gen iPhone, and I was really satisfied with it.

    Someone stole it from me a few weeks later, though.

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  50. Definitely jailbroke my current iphone, worth all the time I put into it.

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  51. def worth jail braking iphone

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  52. i jailbroke my iphone and itouch. is there anyway to make cydia load faster?

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  53. When I actually have enough money to get an iphone instead of my current absolute crap phone, I plan to jailbreak it. There's too many positives not to

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  54. interesting never thought you could do that

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  55. yeah I heard thats a good thing to do mane

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  56. I jailbroke my iphone 3g, too. After everythink runs it falls down a bridge -.-*

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  57. iphones are getting slightly better, but anything Apple is just 'my way or the highway'-itunes, macbook, iphone. Nowadays most ppl who care about computers run windows on their macbooks

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  58. I jailbroke my iphone and its great

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  59. Apple does control way to much. They even had that big deal over apple vs adobe. Thank goodness google stepped in and made flash for the android :)

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  60. 1) Your poll is so awesome
    2) Is jail breaking really worth it? If something goes wrong internally with the iphone, Apple won't repair it if jailbroken

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  61. rooted my droid. not an apple fan.

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  62. So many iPhone users are jailbreaking their devices, it seems they should just come pre jail broken.

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  63. I failed at jailbreaking too many times...

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  64. jailbreaked my cousins iphone two weeks ago. wasn't that hard if you have the right tutorials

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  65. I have ipod 1gen, can does all aps work with it being jailbroken?

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  66. Yeah I recommend this method too, it's very 'healthy' for your ip*d.

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  67. Still waiting for a unlock method for the 02.10

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  68. super informative, thanks

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  69. If I had an iAnything, I would totally jailbreak it.

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  70. mines been jail broken for 3 years every thing you said is true and i recommend to any one to jail break the apple devices

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  71. I've thought about jail breaking my iDevices but Idk if I want to go through the trouble.

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  72. I have an iPhone 4, but i haven't jail broke it yet. Dont think I will

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  73. iphones that arent jailbroken are useless

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  74. It's all about getting around the system

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  75. My friend jailbroke is ipod touch today and its pretty nice he cant customize it way more!

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  76. I'm hoping to buy an iPod touch sumply because it's the best and i would love to jailbreak because one of my friends were playing pokemon RBY lol

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  77. I used to jailbreak it ages ago but now it's pretty good even without jailbreaking.

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  78. didn't jailbreak my touch. i'm afraid that it doesn't work afterwards.
    good blog.
    following

    http://incredible-mo.blogspot.com/

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  79. I'd be interested to hear more about jailbreaking an iDevice. Paricularly what you can do if it turns pear shaped

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  80. Jailbreaking is safe, the worst that would happen is you would have to reformat it which is easily done

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  81. I had a PSP that was jailbroken,it unlocks a lot of new options

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  82. I jailbroke my iPhone before the app store was around, and the only way to get apps was with Installer... I feel old now.

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  83. I'm not cool enough to Jailbreak.

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  84. It will make your phone loads better seriously.

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  85. nahh don't do it, stay with Apple. constant updates and all that. best way. and app store. woop.

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  86. want to jailbreak my iphone now too :)

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  87. oh god......................

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  88. never thought about it, good idea

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  89. I love this, whenever I have owned any apple product I have jail broken it. Yeah it may void the warranty, which is crappy, but theres really a lot more you can do with the device!

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  90. I first jailbroke my iPhone about a year ago. Never looked back.

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  91. iPhone jailbreaking is awesome.

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  92. Friend jailbroke my Ipod nano once, worked for a day then never again :(

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  93. who doesnt want as many apps as possible?

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  94. I'm afraid that if I jail break it, I'll just break it.

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  95. Jailbreaking and homebrew are one of the greatest places where webOS shines in my opinion. HP/Palm has left the code open, so all you have to do is type "webos20090606" in the device, and you can install whatever you want on the device. As HP put it, they "leave the tools in the garage" for people who want to get the most they can out of their phones.

    All the platform needs is a killer device, and I'm sure it'll take off like iOS and Android has.

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  96. i just rooted my droid 1, not only does it not feel prehistoric anymore but i also feel like a champion :)

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  97. definitely worth it to jailbreak it

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  98. all the apps free, simple as... :)

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  99. haha I remember when jailbreaking was new and you had like a 30% success rate xD

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  100. I jailbroke my ipad, it was a good decision!

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  101. My verizon Iphone 4 is jailbroken.

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  102. First thing I did with my iphone.

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