Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Why jailbreak?

This is a discussion on Why jailbreak? within the iPad Hacking forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; 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 ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Why jailbreak?

  1. #1
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    41764
    Liked
    1 times
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    122

    Why jailbreak?

    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.

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    35724
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    16
    I too would like to know other's reasons for jailbreaking. And if creates an problems for the device.
    iPad 2 - 64 Gb - 3G Verizon

  4. #3
    iPF Legend
    Member #
    7489
    Liked
    132 times
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Sacramento, California
    Posts
    14,940
    Check this out ~

    Should I Jailbreak
    Marie ~


    64GB WiFi/3G iPad1 ~ JB with jailbreakme.com ~



    Forum Rules. Please Read.

    appleforums.net

  5. #4
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    48051
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    The bay areA
    Posts
    80
    I jailbreak jut bc I can. I like to customize my device, something that apple doesn't let me do.

  6. #5
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    13576
    Liked
    1447 times
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Western NY state (USA)
    Posts
    11,055
    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 ... !!

    Marilyn
    Space Gray 32GB WiFi-only iPad Air & Black 32GB iPhone 5 (both jailbroken on iOS 7.0.6 w/evasi0n7)
    * * * PLEASE READ * * * Forum Rules * * * Hacking Section Rules * * * PLEASE READ * * *

  7. #6
    iPad Noob!
    Member #
    47909
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    4
    I second that. Sbsettings alone makes it worthwhile. Id seriously miss that.

  8. #7
    iPad Addict
    Member #
    27034
    Liked
    5 times
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Gettysburg, Pa
    Posts
    1,232
    Another tip with sbsettings is under "more" where you can "poof" icons that you want no-one else to find.

  9. #8
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    68767
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    12
    Is there a Section devoted only to Jailbreaking?

  10. #9
    iPad Junkie!
    Member #
    21736
    Liked
    1 times
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    235
    Quote Originally Posted by rabbithutch View Post
    Is there a Section devoted only to Jailbreaking?
    You just posted this comment in it, so, yes, there is.

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/
    Curious about unlocking, jailbreaking, hacking, and/or cracking the new Apple iPad? This section also covers Cydia for the iPad.

  11. #10
    iPF Legend
    Member #
    7489
    Liked
    132 times
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Sacramento, California
    Posts
    14,940
    And you bumped a 2 month old thread ~ not that that matters, but the search button is your friend.
    Marie ~


    64GB WiFi/3G iPad1 ~ JB with jailbreakme.com ~



    Forum Rules. Please Read.

    appleforums.net


Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Can you jailbreak iPad in the way you jailbreak iPhone 4?
    By Dirk Schulz in forum iPad Hacking
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-17-2010, 03:02 AM
  2. How To Jailbreak iPad in the way you jailbreak iPhone 4?
    By Paul Gardiner in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-17-2010, 03:01 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-17-2010, 01:28 AM
  4. Can you jailbreak iPad in the way you jailbreak iPhone 4?
    By Dirk Schulz in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-17-2010, 01:25 AM

Search tags for this page

ipad jailbreak why
,
jailbreak ipad why
,
why jail break ipad
,
why jailbreak
,
why jailbreak an ipad
,

why jailbreak ipad

,
why jailbreak ipad?
,
why to jailbreak ipad
Click on a term to search for related topics.