Introduction: Jailbreaking: Advantages VS Disadvantages

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I jailbroke my iPod today and I will wayout the advantages and disadvantages:

But first I will explain what jailbreaking does based on exerince and reading:
Jailbreaking: In simple terms alterls the iOS of a device. In more technical terms it removes Apple's restrications and gives the user access to the file system and root.

I jailbroke using Redsn0w and messed up the first time so all I had to do was reboot and try again.
I'd recomend redsn0w for anyone wanting to Jailbreak after reading this guide.

IMPORTENT: When you jailbreak make sure you exit any iTunes application or your iTunes won't work. (To fix this on Win 7, Log out and then log in)

I will also highlight some usefull apps.

= More Custimbility
= More Themes
= More Free Ringtones
= Apps That Didn't Pass The Apple Quality Test
= Funny Tweaks
= Usefull Apps For Accesesories

= Possibility Of Small Lag (only visible if you watch closly)
= Small Posibiltiy Of Virus
= Some False Apps
= Disables SpellChecker

The most usefull app I have at the moment is: Winterboard

If you would like to go back to original iPod software all you have to do is: Plug it into iTunes and click restore, it will probaly update the software. It will then "contact the iPod restore server' all you have to do is leave it.


(PS: It's Easter over here :))


RobS94 (author)2016-03-20

I s should probably try jailbreaking on my colleague's phone first.

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DocYoshi (author)2015-11-10

could this by any chance help hackers get into the device?

skehehdonfdldi (author)2015-09-16

agis68 (author)2013-05-23

jailbraking some machine automaticly you agree for some also limitations. If this limitations are minimal and the number is counting in 2-3 fingers the the jailbreak it worths. Personally i started with Ipod touch and in every apple device i gain I jailbrake it at once!!!!

caitlinsdad (author)2012-04-07

disadvantage: jailbreaking disables the spellchecker.

Code Grey (author)caitlinsdad2012-04-09

I have a jailbroken iPod 3rd gen running 5.0.1 and I just ran a couple of tests, I have a perfectly working SpellChecker (If by that you mean Auto Correct). It is quite possible that you installed something or have a conflicting part in you install. What are your system details?

NachoMahma (author)Code Grey2012-04-09

. I believe y'all have misinterpreted Mr. Dad's low-brow, Yankee sense of humor and irony. The spelling (and grammar) of the OP is atrocious. In Mr. Dad's (and a lot of other ppls') Weird Wild World, that is an indicator of no spellcheck.

DRH1469 (author)NachoMahma2012-04-11

HAHAH good one

caitlinsdad (author)Code Grey2012-04-09

yah, must be something irony slowing it down.

DRH1469 (author)caitlinsdad2012-04-07

I didn't know that I'm editing It right now

DRH1469 (author)DRH14692012-04-07

Edited It check it out!!

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