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Why shouldn't i jailbreak?

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djquiksilver Calculating status...
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Mar 8, 2010 3:53 PM
Hello, i was wondering what the bad sides of jailbreaking are?
I can't seam to find any reasons other than ones that will benefit me.
iPod Touch 1G, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,140 points)
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    Mar 8, 2010 4:06 PM (in response to djquiksilver)
    Voids warranty

    Likely brick the ipod upon software update.

    No support from Apple or this forum.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.1), airport express, iphone, ipod, ipod touch
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
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    Mar 8, 2010 4:11 PM (in response to djquiksilver)
    24" iMac 2.8GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3GS - 6 iPods
  • John-macOwner Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Mar 9, 2010 2:12 AM (in response to djquiksilver)
    Aside from all of those bad things like voiding the iPod warranty and other things like unwanted viruses on the device like the report on the press that users who hacked their iPhones were hacked. Jailbreaking has some advantage over the apple tight control of the Iphone OS, like multitasking of applications; customize your home screen differently(able to install pictures/wallpaper) instead of a black screen. And also the underground app store which all people are talking about the "Cydia Store". When applications submitted to the official App Store are not approved, developers went to that store to upload their applications. The Cydia store applications for jailbroken iPhones and iPod Touches can often function on a deeper level than Apple-approved applications because they have the ability to access any part of the hardware or file system. This allows for themes, file browsers and system-wide modification to all apps installed on an iPhone/iPod touch.

    On my opinion it has it's good side and it's bad ones, before deciding to jailbreak take precautions and think wisely before doing that. I don't think that you might want a brick of your Itouch.
    iPod touch 3rd generation (OS 3.1.2), Powerbook G4 (15-inch),, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 500 Mhz mercury model
  • newcomlr Calculating status...
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    Mar 9, 2010 4:12 AM (in response to djquiksilver)
    Because it is illegal and immorale. Does this mean nothing anymore? I hope apple figures out a way to detect jailbroke iPods, wipes out the OS and data everytime, and starts criminal and civil action against anyone they catch.
  • matgal Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Mar 9, 2010 6:50 AM (in response to djquiksilver)
    its not illegale to jailbreak, but its not leagale to download free programs from it. and it will reduse your battery from 25 - 80% and there are a lote of reasones, dont do it!!!
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  • 2Chuck Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 9, 2010 8:58 AM (in response to djquiksilver)
    I've read a lot of good things about what the iPhone or iPod Touch can do after jailbroken. So let's list the bad things:

    1. Void warranty
    2. Device and application instability
    3. Unreliable voice and data
    4. Compromised security
    5. Shortened battery life
    6. Inability to apply future software updates

    What if the warranty on the ipod or iphone is already expired? What's the statistic on some of the issues listed above? How often does the iphone or itouch being compromised after jailbroken? Does everything all of sudden becomes so unstable that the iPone or iPod becomes useless after jailbroken? How often does Apple provide new software updates on iPhone or iPod and how important are those updates?

    Personal views: I like my iPhone the way it is right now...no issues, works well, stable. I'm a PC tech support and frankly, I'm surprise how stable the iPhone is. Even with Blackberry, I had to reboot once or twice in every two or three months.
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