Have you ever gone to an Apple Store with a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod?

Mara_iphone5c_blue_angle1Here’s a short story.

I fondly remember the day that I accidentally visited the Apple Store with a jailbroken iPhone 5 in hand. I had been experiencing dropped calls and reception issues on my iPhone since purchasing it on launch day, in September 2012, and decided that a trip to my local retail outlet couldn’t hurt.

It was only when a Genius noticed that I had an iFans carrier logo did I remember I was not running a stock iPhone. I vaguely remember her asking me something about what iFans was, and surprisingly she continued to help me. But, at that point, my main concern was leaving the store without embarrassing myself further.

While jailbreaking is considered a legal practice, at least in the United States, Apple has the right to and often does refuse service to anyone with a jailbroken iOS device. So, next time you consider making a trip to the Apple Store, make sure you have restored or thoroughly hidden Cydia and all other jailbreak tweaks.

Have you ever gone to an Apple Store with a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch?

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Question of the day: Should I jailbreak my iPad?

Question of the day: Should I jailbreak my iPad?

ipad airiFans forum member chaofan writes:

Hi guys, just a quick question. My iPad 1 runs faster than a speeding snail. Would it be better if I download Cydia tweaks (if so, which ones?) or if I wipe, restore and not jailbreak the iPad?

Good question. Jailbreaking in itself does not fundamentally slow down the speed of an iPad, and there are a number of useful tweaks available on Cydia for tracking things like free RAM and other system information. As such, my recommendation is definitely in favor of jailbreaking the device. I would definitely look into tweaks like Activator and SBSettings…  (more…)

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Forums spotlight: ‘iPhone user switching to Android’

Forums spotlight: ‘iPhone user switching to Android’

iOS 7 AndroidLast week, iFans forum member touchu4g asked the community if it was worth upgrading his iPhone 4S to an iPhone 5S or switching to an Android device.

The thread has since collected several insightful comments valuable to anyone that is facing the same dilemma. Be sure to check it out and share your own tips.

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What was your first iOS device?

What was your first iOS device?

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It is safe to assume that almost everyone that is part of the iFans community has owned an iOS device at some point, even if they have since switched platforms.

So, tell us, what was your first iOS device? Was it the original iPod touch or iPhone, or perhaps an iPad? Think back over the past six years and let us know in the comments.

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The Biggest Pros and Cons of iOS 7

The Biggest Pros and Cons of iOS 7

iOS 7 ScreenApple claims that over 200 million iPhones, iPads and iPods have been updated to iOS 7 in the last week. As you would expect, there has been a significant amount of both praise and criticism towards the all-new software. iFans has compiled a running list of the biggest pros and cons of iOS 7 from within the discussion forums.

  • Pros: Control Center, battery life, blur effects, redesigned multitasking, live clock icon, the lock screen, and parallax wallpapers.
  • Cons: Animation slowness, album view in Music and Photo apps, overall lag in certain situations, and the dock.

Have you posted what you like and dislike about iOS 7 yet?

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What do you think Apple will unveil?

September Event: What do you think Apple will unveil?

iPhone 5Tomorrow is the day that we’ve been waiting for since last October. Apple will be hosting a media event at 10:00 AM Pacific in San Francisco, in all likelihood to announce the next-generation iPhone 5S.

There could also be other product launches and surprises in store, ranging from the mid-range iPhone 5C and long-rumored iWatch to new Macs and iPads. What do you think Apple will unveil?

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Reminder: Join Us Tomorrow For Live Coverage of Apple’s iPhone 5S Event

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Ladies and gentleman, the wait is finally coming to a close. It has been eleven months since Apple last introduced a new iOS device, but tomorrow promises to be another exciting launch day. The next-generation iPhone 5S is all but confirmed to be the highlight of the Apple event, which kicks off at 10:00 AM Pacific, and could be joined by a mid-range iPhone 5C and other surprises.

Those less-likely surprises that we’ll be keeping an eye out for include the long-rumored iWatch and second-generation iPad mini with Retina display. Apple has also yet to update its MacBook Pro lineup with the latest Haswell processors, although it usually reserves those Mac announcements for the May to June timeframe. Whatever happens, be sure to follow along at 10:00 AM Pacific (time zone list) tomorrow for live meta-coverage.

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What is the Weirdest Phone You’ve Owned?

What is the Weirdest Phone You’ve Owned?

Microsoft KinWhile I would imagine that the majority of users at iFans are now using an iPhone or one of the latest and greatest Android smartphones, there was perhaps a time not too long ago when you had a less-than-stellar mobile phone as your daily driver.

Maybe it was the ill-fated Motorola Rokr E1, the short-lived Microsoft Kin or the budget-priced BlackBerry Curve. Whichever device you once had — and now consider laughable — be sure to share it in the comments section. We’ll highlight some of our favorite comments after the break.

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Jailbreak Trick: How to Install an App Twice

Multiple duplicate iOS appsIf you share your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with someone else, or have multiple accounts, you might find it useful to be able to install an app twice — or maybe even three times. If so, iFans forum member abdallah has come to your rescue, with a tutorial on the discussion forums that outlines how to install an app more than once.

You will need a jailbroken iOS device and a plist editor such as iFunBox for Mac and PC, or iFile directly from Cydia. The rest of the steps are outlined in the tutorial thread, and these instructions should be followed at your own risk. There are risks that can be encountered by manually tampering with iOS software.

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How to Duplicate Items in Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Minecraft ItemiFans forum member iBattery has posted a tutorial on how to duplicate items in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the iPhone and iPad adaption of the popular cube-based game for Mac, PC, Xbox and other platforms.

Following the steps outlined below “allows you to turn one item into two, two into four, four into eight, and so on,” according to the user. “It works with any item, but only one type of item at a time.” Full step-by-step instructions follow…  (more…)

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