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Cydia creator gives you a handful of reasons to jailbreak your iPhone

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Cydia creator gives you a handful of reasons to jailbreak your iPhone
If jailbreaking your iPhone is meant to make your smartphone a much more versatile device, why is it that only about 8.5% of iPhone owners actually do it? Yes, if not done properly it can brick your device indeed, but in reality, the act of jailbreaking is not as complicated as some users may believe. It adds a handful of features that are unavailable on a stock device, it brings a lot more customization options, and once it is performed, it does not strip the iPhone off any of its original features.

Shedding some light on the jailbreaking matter is Jay Freeman (a.k.a. saurik) who is popular for developing Cydia – the software marketplace app that pretty much every jailbroken iPhone is equipped with. In a brief 5-minute video, Jay shows off a few of the cool things that a jailbroken iPhone can do and tries to show people how cool it can be to roll with the jailbroken wagon. We would also like to point out that what you see being demonstrated is just the tip of the iceberg, but all of you who have already jailbroken their devices know what we mean. Feel free to check the video out, and if you happen to already own a jailbroken device, why don't you share with us in the comments what you like about it the most?

source: Redmond Pie


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posted on 29 Apr 2011, 10:01 1

1. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Quicksms I think its called. What this does is change the text alert for you. Instead of close or reply doing the normal operation when you press reply a keyboard pops up ams you can type you're reply without leaving your current app or game. Press send and it all disappears and you're back to normal. This was a mist in the days before multitasking, and in my opinion is still better than what is available now.

posted on 01 May 2011, 00:10 1

18. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


okay just saying but this video got removed. an iphone video got removed by google. nice...

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 10:55 3

3. iJob (unregistered)


Why would I ever jailbreak my apple device. . . you should only use it as lord iJobs deems. I can't believe you people would even think of such a thing!

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 13:48 3

6. obnoxious9162775 (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Apr 2011)


Its because crapple wants to lock you in, no freedom, that is the big thing with our country, FREEDOM. So jailbreak your crapple I phone and I hope it bricks on ya. lol

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 11:13 1

4. joker (unregistered)


(845)664-3167
I know who I'm prank calling next.

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 11:40 2

5. tedkord (Posts: 4829; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Jailbreaking is illegal. Steve Jobs still owns that iPhone you paid for.

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 13:53 4

7. obnoxious9162775 (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Apr 2011)


Fuck Jobs. That dude wants to lock you in for life. I choose Android, Freedom is a beatiful thing.

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 14:45 2

8. deago78 (Posts: 157; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Hell yea its beatiful

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 16:18 3

10. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I called a girl beatiful once...she ran away screaming like I was going to kick her ass or something...

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 15:46

9. Apple Fanboy (unregistered)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/PSX4Droid-maker-reb els-against-the-system-makes-the-PS-one-emulator-f ree-of-charge_id17948

I like your perception of freedom lmao, Google is beginning to understand why having an open source software is getting more and more difficult, but sure, keep telling yourself what ever you want you brain washed androids hahaha

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 16:22 4

11. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I've been thinking about jailbreaking my iPhone. Mostly because Steve Jobs won't let me change the GOD DAMN TEXT ALERT!!! I know there is a free tethering app, but has anyone seen AT&T get wind of it and charge you for it? I've always wondered how they're able to tell if illegal tethering is going down. Also, are they any problems with iTunes or syncing or updating when the phone is jailbroken? I am pretty sure updating it to new software kills the jailbreak...

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 18:21 1

12. trentsinmypants (Posts: 312; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)


I've been using the paid verison of PDAnet on my 3Gs for a year now and I never run into issues with AT&T finding out. I normally push 5GB of data per month too

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 19:21 2

13. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Go ahead and jailbreak jeff. There's no problem syncing with iTunes nothing passed to apple. It'll still work just like normal. Becareful about updating though. You do have to wait for updates to get jailbroken. And create a backup before the jailbreak if your extra careful.

I jailbroke my previous devices but not my iPhone 4. But since I cracked the hell out of the screen and bought a Samsung focus to replace it I'll be jailbreaking it tomorrow.

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 20:14 1

14. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Yeah, I'm going to breakdown and do it. Even with software updates, it seems like folks find a crack within hours...

posted on 30 Apr 2011, 10:44 2

15. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Phone successfully jailbroken. It was extremely easy...but I did panic a few times when it was installing because it would freeze on certain screens for 3 or 4 minutes. But so far so good...

posted on 30 Apr 2011, 14:00

16. jvital33 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Mar 2011)


Wat the animation called where the screen swivels lik that....someone tell me i really want to know

posted on 30 Apr 2011, 15:11

17. afghanmoose (unregistered)


whats the name of the twitter tweak that had the slide down gesture.

posted on 01 May 2011, 09:18 1

19. daniel_bargs (Posts: 323; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


youll see jailbreak has effect on your phone : it would be better

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