Looking for a reason to jailbreak your iPhone? How about 100 reasons?

Looking for a reason to jailbreak your iPhone? How about 100 reasons?
Apple’s mobile operating system, for all its polish and ubiquity, is an ecosystem in chains. From the firmware to how the apps operate, the experience is tightly regulated by the masters in Cupertino.

For the vast majority of consumers, iOS operates just fine. For that smaller group that likes Apple hardware, and prefers the iOS environment, but longs for a bit of freedom, jailbreaking may seem an appealing, yet daunting endeavor.

There may also be a genuine wonder about just how much potential is unleashed when an iPhone is jailbroken. Well, the answer to that is, a lot. iOS 8.4 has already been jailbroken. There is more that can be tweaked in a jailbroken iPhone than many may imagine.

Any seasoned Android user will find some of these “tweaks” old news, such is the nature of Android. However, any experienced smartphone user will appreciate some of the functionality that can be tapped with a jailbroken iOS device. In case you needed more than one reason, Joel Barron, the talent behind JBTech17, compiled 100 different tweaks that are compatible with jailbroken iOS 8.3 and 8.4 devices.

Remember, jailbreaking your iPhone voids the warranty, and just like any technical hack, there are unforeseeable risks. That said, the tools available have become very refined, and the process is mostly a point-and-click affair.

sources: JBTech17 via Redmond Pie




Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Duuuh the phone sucks anyway, but people who buy the iphone only to jailbreak it....they need a checkup!

2. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I root all of my Android devices. What does that say about me?

7. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

No one talked about Android, Android is build to be rooted it's pretty common to root your device. But if anyone gonna jailbreak an iPhone that person must be crazy.(Apple products are all overpriced admit it and that's why they stuck.)

9. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Mr. hound, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I've ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response was there anything that could even be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this thread is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

14. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Got to love Billy Madison.

11. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

That's your opinion. I don't like Apples control freak policies. The iPhone is all about what Apple wants & F the consumer but the iPhone does have its advantages. Nothing wrong with someone wanting to jailbreak their iPhone

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You're right, it's their phone they should be able to do what they want. The question I would ask is, should you have too? After all, many of those capabilities should be available in the OS itself. For me, these are native hardware features that should be available without jailbreaking: I should be able to attach ANY file type to an email even if its an MP3. I should be able to transfer any file type over bluetooth. I should be able to theme the UI. I should be able to clear my RAM. I should be able to control what apps I want to multi-tasking, or it should just be full multi-tasking. I should be able to see background tasks and more. Simplifying a phone doesnt mean you shouldn't easily be able to access advanced features and capabilities.

24. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Well yeah you should own your hardware but if your not ok with IOS limitations or policies then you should skip it since jailbreaking have it's own disadvantages.

23. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I don't like Apple policies either but I don't think those being anything without Apple do jailbreak is not that good I'd you want freedom Android is a better choice since rooting it is easy and there's a lot of roms.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Jailbreaking and rooting aren't equal.

29. AmirBudi

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

Do you know how to remove bloatware from my Galaxy S5 without rooting ?

12. waddup121 unregistered

I need a 1000 reasons why Android needs root over no root too.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I have one. I only want root, so when I backup my apps; I can back up their data too so when I restore its exactly how it was. I believe this has been done, but requires 5.1.1. So until my S6 Edge gets it, I am stuck with all the backup tools only backing up apps and data for only things like contacts and messages. Once I can do this natively like it should have been from day one, then I wont need to root. I did install custom roms, but the only one I liked was ScottRoms. But i see no need for them now as Samsung has done much better with the present software and I expect it will get even better.

15. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I jail broken every iPhone i owned, custom everything

26. matistight

Posts: 927; Member since: May 13, 2009

That's like saying you don't want to change ANYTHING AT ALL on your car. I highly doubt that, especially if you bought it used.

13. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Jailbreakers want a iphone to work like android , no amount of Cydia is going to fix that

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013


20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I 100 % agree based on my 5 years of using a jailbroken iPhone, that fukn RAM was always an annoying limitation and still is in the 6. Causing my apps to crash, browser tabs to continuously refresh, etc. Kept using them jailbroken iPhones 'cause it was the best balance of versatility and privacy I knew of, plus, I always found great deals for them, eg $290 for a 32GB factory unlocked iPhone 4 during the time of the 4S (couldn't justify paying full price for them). Never could trust stock Android; it's literally a privacy-invading experience. Then I learnt about Privacy Guard on the OnePlus One, gave Android a shot on the OnePlus One, and never going back to them overpriced iGarbages. Apple needs to stop ripping off consumers.

25. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah i agree with you if you want to jailbreak then skip iPhone and go for Android.

27. matistight

Posts: 927; Member since: May 13, 2009

Find me pandora downloader on Android.

21. speedyfreedy

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I am amazed at the extent of bashing everyone does no matter the device or OS on the phone. Yes I know, your god given right!! You may not like Apple, but many people do. You may not like Android/Google, but many people do. The good news, they are both pushing one another as well as other manufacturers to make better more innovative products each year at virtually the same price if not less. As far as I know, no matter the manufacturer, thats good news for us consumers. Battle on Apple, Google or anyone else wanting to step into the smartphone fray.

22. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

Nice, thanks

28. sachouba

Posts: 263; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

1. To do things like Android 2. To do things like Android 3. To do things like Android ... 100. To do things like Android.

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