Advantages and disadvantages of jailbreaking

Posted: June 7, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Hey guys, sorry about not posting. I’m horrible at keeping track of time. Anyway, I’m writing this from my newly jailbroken iPod touch. What is jailbreaking? Jailbreaking is when you basically free your iDevice. As ipod2g, one of the programmers says, “Why jailbreak ? There are multiple reasons to jailbreak, including : changing the iOS experience with powerful tweaks that can’t ever exist on the AppStore : SBSettings, WinterBoard, IntelliScreenX, LockInfo, and lot of others… playing retro games on console and arcade emulators. having access to a unix shell in you pocket, and all the open source software that can run on a unix OS.” You might not understand all of this, but it basically means you can tweak and customize everything. For example, here’s what my lock screen looks like:

Pretty cool, right? Still don’t get it? So, let’s say you bought a car at a car dealership. When you drive it home, you find that they’ve locked the hood. They say you can only modify it with their store and their rules. This is what Apple does. They say you can only modify your device with their AppStore and their rules. Jailbreaking lets you use an alternative AppStore, called Cydia, to download apps, tweaks, and themes. One advantage of jailbreaking your device is that you can do much more in terms of customization. Another is that you can change the default of things. Normally you can only put 4 icons in the dock of an iDevice, but if you download InfiniDock, you can put as much as you want. The only disadvantage is that it voids your warranty. It is 100% legal, unless you use it to pirate AppStore applications. (note: I am not in favor of Install0us). To learn how to jailbreak, visit for a step-by-step walkthrough. Thanks for viewing! Cyrus, signing off!

  1. Wrath1800 says:

    VERY COOL. only one question… will the app store, iCloud, etc. be disabled once you jailbrake?

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