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

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



1. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

18. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

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!

6. obnoxious9162775

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 25, 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

4. joker unregistered

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

5. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

7. obnoxious9162775

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 25, 2011

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

8. deago78

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Hell yea its beatiful

10. JeffdaBeat unregistered

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

9. Apple Fanboy unregistered 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

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...

12. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 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

13. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

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...

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...

16. jvital33

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 23, 2011

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

17. afghanmoose unregistered

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

19. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

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

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