WTF is so compelling about jailbreaking

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  1. bondr006

    bondr006 Active Member

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    As the title says....... I have a neighbor with two bricked jailbroke ipod touch's that make great paperweights. I'm about as happy as could be with my devices just as they are. They do everything I ask of them with no problems. Why try to fix something that ain't broke?
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    Jailbreaking doesn't fix anything, it just adds features Apple never allowed such as themes, tweaks, and some Appstore rejected apps.
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    You can't brick an iPod through jailbreaking, or by any software means. DFU mode is physically burned into a separate chip on the device, which always allows you to restore to stock firmware, so only hardware failure would result in a "bricked device".
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    A DFU restore solves everything, the only way to brick your iphone/ipod is if you literally smash it to the ground

    I love the jailbreak by the single fact that you free your device from apple restrictions and bureaucratic BS, and you get to do so much more with your device.
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    I highly doubt they're actually bricked... He probably just needs to go into DFU mode and restore. :| Bricking an iPod touch is nearly impossible!

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    But yeah... Jailbreaking gives you the ability to do sooo much more with your iDevice! From multitasking, to syncing over WiFi, having springboard backgrounds, and sooo much more!
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    bondr006 Active Member

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    Well with OS4 just around the corner I cannot see any reasons compelling enough to potentially trash my devices.
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    Why walk when you can run/drive
    Why run when you can fly
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    If you don't see a reason don't do it. Some people like their device how apple intended it to be.
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    With OS 4:
    Do you get root access? No
    Do you get to use rejected app store apps (Google voice)? No
    Do you get to unlock your iphone? No
    Do you get to use your ipod as a portable hard drive? No
    Do you you get to use very useful nifty apps like mobile terminal, SB Settings? No
    Do you get create/use fully customizable themes? No
    Do you get this awesome plug-in that allows you to download videos from within the youtube app? No
    Do you get to download files from safari? No
    Do you get free pancakes? just joking mods
    The list is huge and goes on.....
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    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    Exactly.

    I restored to 3.1.3 and jailbroke with Spirit a few days ago just to test some stuff out, and I restored back to 4.0 beta an hour later. I personally have no use for a jailbreak. I don't need to be the rebellious guy and fight the 'Man'. I'm fine with my device so I have no use jailbreaking.

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