Why Jailbreak?

Discussion in 'iPod touch 2G Jailbreak: redsn0w, 24kpwn, etc.' started by JavaWizKid, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. JavaWizKid

    JavaWizKid New Member

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    I've jailbroke my 2G iPod Touch and the only USEFUL all was the background tasks, and even it is buggy and unreliable. I can't see the point in jailbreaking your firmware. Can anyone give me a reason NOT to go back to original firmware?
  2. Duykur

    Duykur Banned

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    There are many useful apps in cydia that you cannot find on the app store.

    and since it is unmoderated, there are many apps that add extra functionality. And the novelty apps like winterboard allow users to show off the ipod touch's.
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    JavaWizKid New Member

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    But winterboard is pointless, who cares if your icons look different? It is just confusing.
  4. Duykur

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    It's what people what, You might find it useless, and so do many people, but the majority find jailbreak very useful
  5. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    • Themes (WinterBoard)
    • Organization (Categories)
    • Easy access to toggles (SBSettings)
    • Developing with Apple's restrictions (Toolchain)
    • SpringBoard search (QuickGold)
    • Copy & Paste (Clippy, hClipboard)
    • Download YouTube videos (MxTube)
    • Emulators (gameboy4iphone, gpSPhone, quake4iphone, snes4iphone, NES, OpenTTD, genesis4iphone, Mini vMac, etc.)
    • Games (MacMan, iPhone Doom, Quake III, etc.)
    • Knowing about your device
    • Download music (dTunes, MewSeek, MewSeek Pro)
    • Unlock your phone
    • Quick SpringBoard page access (SpringJumps)
    • More icons (Five Icon Dock, 5IRows)
    • Cool customization (Spinboard, Winterboard)
    • Delete Cydia applications from SpringBoard (QuickDel)
    • VoIP (Siphon, iTalk, etc.)
    • Alphanumeric passcodes (mobileconfig file)
    • Record Videos (Cycorder, Snapture)
    • Video wallpapers (vWallpaper, Winterboard)
    • Ringtones
    • MMS (SwirlyMMS)
    • Pr0n (iSteamy)
    • Scare your friends (Cracked Screen Simulation, iBroke)
    • Know more about your device
    • Alternative applications (PwnPlayer, MewSeek, Cydia, Installer, MxTube, myFox)
    • Browse the file system (OpenSSH, iCommander, MobileFinder)
    • GPS (xGPS)
    • Use applications rejected by Apple (Podcaster, iBroke)
    • Free alternatives to App Store applications (Colloquy)
    • Backup App Store applications (AppBackup, OpenSSH)
    • SpringBoard add-ons (QuickGold, gPower, Stack, Dock)
    • Command line (Terminal)
    • VNC Server (Veency)
    • Mac OS 6 and 7 emulation (Mini vMac)
    • Background tasks (Backgrounder)
  6. mitchell209

    mitchell209 Active Member

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    Eh, it's your opinion. If you can't find anything useful, then restore to Factory Settings, but I personally like the jailbreak because I can do more stuff with it, like SSH into it...
  7. Duykur

    Duykur Banned

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    nice list
  8. JavaWizKid

    JavaWizKid New Member

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    Haven't seen them before, must play around with them!
    Can you write your own apps and how?
  9. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    Let me point you to the Toolchain and SDK Development subforum.

    Apps can be written in Objective-C with the Toolchain or the official iPhone SDK.
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    • Illegal/piracy-related discussions
    FREE APPS though i aint jailbroken as i am runniing 3.0

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