No sarcasm intended, I'm just curious why someone would want to jailbreak their iOS device. I can sort of understand the idea that some people just don't want to leave someone else in control of their device but I'm wondering about specific, practical things that you want it to be able to do that you can't within the sphere of Apple's control.
And, yes, I know that there are other forums that discuss the jailbreak/hacking process but I felt that this question was probably more general as it's not about the process but about the reasons people have for going to the trouble.
I too would like to know other's reasons for jailbreaking. And if creates an problems for the device.
I jailbreak jut bc I can. I like to customize my device, something that apple doesn't let me do.
I jailbroke my iPad for the convenience.
At the time I did it, Apple had shown us the gestures for 4.3.1 - but then I heard they weren't going to be released. So, jailbreaking gave me gesture capability (actually, I got more than just the gestures Apple had designed).
Then, I discovered SBSettings! This thing is a time saver extraordinaire! From SBSettings, I can turn on/off: VPN, Wifil, Data (3G/Edge), Bluetooth, Autorotation, Autolock, Displayout, Veency, Adblocker, Airplane [mode], 3G Unrestrictor and Inspell.
I can also adjust brightness, remove backgrounded apps, shut down specific apps and/or free up memory, make Safari the default browser (as currently I've got Atomic as my default), reset Safari (clear cache, history and cookies), run a calculator, take a note, check my data usage, invert the colors and start the iPod to play music.
Again, all this from within SBSettings. No more leaving an app to go to Settings and then to make the change. It's all right there.
It makes the iPad even more magical - that I can do what I want to do more quickly.
And I haven't even gotten into the other neat things you can do with a jailbroken app ... !!
I second that. Sbsettings alone makes it worthwhile. Id seriously miss that.
Another tip with sbsettings is under "more" where you can "poof" icons that you want no-one else to find. ;)
Is there a Section devoted only to Jailbreaking?
You just posted this comment in it, so, yes, there is. ;)
Originally Posted by rabbithutch
Curious about unlocking, jailbreaking, hacking, and/or cracking the new Apple iPad? This section also covers Cydia for the iPad.
And you bumped a 2 month old thread ~ not that that matters, but the search button is your friend.;)