Jailbreaking: Advantages VS Disadvantages




About: I love to hack and build

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 :))

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    11 Discussions


    3 years ago

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

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    4 years ago

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


    6 years ago on Introduction

    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!!!!

    Code Greycaitlinsdad

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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?

    NachoMahmaCode Grey

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    . 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.