Should I jailbreak?

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  1. Fabytm
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    I know most of the cons and pros of jailbreaking, I've been jailbroken twice in the past but now I am stock.I want to jailbreak again, but I want to ask you some questions:

    -if I install winterboard with a theme, sbsettings and some other apps/tweaks(not alot) will it dramatically slow down my iPhone 3GS(8GB) or reduce it's battery life by alot?Now I have usually between 20-40% of battery at the end of the day.
    -I heard there are some issues with FaceIT(facetime for 3GS).Is that right?I heard, that if you uninstall it your iPhone will no longer boot up.
    -would I still be able to get viruses if I don't use OpenSSH?I know the pass is alpine but can other people log into my iPhone even if I don't have that app installed?
    -also, if I have problems with it, I can DFU restore and Apple/my carrier won't know that I ever jailbroke, right?

    Now, last time I jailbroke I didn't see a drastic impact on the performance, maybe when I was installing apps from the AppStore, but nothing else(games were still fluent etc.).

    Thank you in advance guys!
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    You might be better asking these questions over at our sister site, iphoneforums.net, but I'll try and answer...

    - You will see slight slowdown if you overdo things on the 3GS. It is an old device with a slower processor and limited RAM. However, if you don't go crazy overloading tweaks it will be fine.
    - I have no experience of FaceIT
    - There are no iOS viruses in the wild. You have nothing to worry about.
    - You can always remove a jailbreak by doing a DFU mode restore.

    Hope that helps.
    Last edited: May 20, 2011
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    Thanks for your help!I just gut some more questions I forgot to mention:
    -does sbsettings take slot of ram?I usually don't see any difference in ram usage whether it is jail broken or not...
    -on 4.3.1 jb I couldn't see any of my battery usage in settings...Has this been fixed now with rc16?

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    Wouldn't have thought so, but can't comment really as you are talking about a 3GS, sorry.
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    Without be to harsh

    If you have experienced jailbreaked I devices you know the score

    As for battery drain or virus ,yes you will use your battery a lot more, my advice is get a car charger if your on the move or a USB energy top up if you are that concearned about your iPad going dead.


    As for virus "......your safe there mate stop being paranoid
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    Wellllll...if you don't like it...you can always go back to jail....;)
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    And do not collect $200 ~ go directly to jail.


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    Ummm.....
    I thought this was an iPad forum.
    :)

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