iOS 4.1 Reasons to jailbreak or to not jaibreak

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  1. frosk

    frosk Member

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    What are the reasons to jailbreak or to not jailbreak? Should I do it even if I worry alot for my iPod?
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    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    Do you want root access?
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    Well, there's NO reasons not to jailbreak. If you don't like it (or find any utility) you can just do a restore and everything will be back to normal.

    However, once you'll do it you won't want to go back to normal

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    Well most people are afraid to cuz they think it voids warranty, but it isn't that big of a deal lol
  5. Dama682

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    Jailbreaking will:

    • Void warranty
    • Lower battery life
    • Make you susceptible to attacks

    Do note that the 3rd can be avoided by changing your SSH password to something strong and only downloading packages from repositories you know are reputable.

    In exchange, jailbreaking will give you control over pretty much everything about your iPod/iPhone.
  6. JacobVengeance

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    Yes there is.
    Some people don't have the time and don't want to risk messing things up, we may know it can always be fixed, but not everyone does. So yeah.

    Well some of us pay for extra warranties and don't want to risk voiding them, though I did void mine and I don't really care.

    Jailbreaking will not do either of these things:
    • Lower battery life
    • Make you susceptible to attacks
    If you don't install junk or install too many tweaks that interact with each other, than maybe. Security isn't a concern since nothing changes in the security unless you install OpenSSH and don't change root password.
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    Like pointed out before, 2nd/3rd reasons are total lies.
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    Reported cases of battery life issues.
    Granted, they may not all be because of the jailbreak, but there's definitely a notable number of people with issues.

    Old news, but I hope people didn't forget that silly Rickroll prank. A proof of concept of a potentially serious threat if you don't change your SSH password.
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    v3n0m New Member

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    Jailbreaking will NOT lower your battery life.
    The only plausible reason why it WOULD lower your battery life is because either:
    1. you're playing with it so much and having so much fun because it's jailbroken
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    2. You install tweaks which drain battery life quite fast (like multitasking with alot of tasks open or something else)
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    My battery life is improved after jailbreaking, just cause I didn't report it doesn't mean it isn't there. Irresponsible people installing junk and too much stuff lead to battery issues, not jailbreaks. *Some* jailbreaks may cause it, but none of the recent ones have.

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