Why did you jailbreak?

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  1. graywolf

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    I know the mods are thinking "oh no". But this thread will be different than "what should I get when I jailbreak" or whatever. I want to know specifically why you jailbroke. Did you see it on the Internet, a forum, or did you hear about it from a friend? Did you hear a specific tweak or hack that persuaded you? What made you want to show apple they can't control everything, and void your warranty? :)

    I heard about ibluever. Loved it from the beginning. I have a verizon cheapo phone with unlimited data, but I have a wifi only iPad. So, Bluetooth tethering was my pusher. Love being able to surf anywhere for $10 a month for unlimited data instead of buying a $600 ipad with 3G and signing a contract.
    And I always like to hack stuff, just because I can. :D
     
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    The reason why I decided to Jailbreak my iPad is the same reason why I hacked/cracked/modified any piece of electronic that fell into my hands:

    Experimentation! Just because someone manufactured a product for a certain purpose, does not mean you can not find another -sometimes better- use for it! :D *Remembers the good times spent hacking PSP*

    The iPad (as it was manufactured) was limited to a specific market, however when JB was out it opened the floodgates and coincidently generated more sales! I personally believe that Apple should be thankful that JB was created! I am one of those people the flood gates pulled in, since it has become a massive platform for beta testers.

    However if it is a specific feature that pulled me in hook, line, and sinker? It was the mobile terminal. :p
     
  3. Mickey330

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    I'm with Fr0st on this one...

    I jailbroke because "it was there." I've never been one to leave stuff alone, so, when I gathered up enough courage (Hey! It's a $800+ device! :D), I jail broke it.

    Now, armed with the knowledge I can always go back to stock and start all over again - I'm willing to try almost any tweak available for the iPad.

    So, essentially, the answer is because I could and because it's fun! I enjoy fiddling with it...

    Oh, and now? With SBSettings, Overboard, Activator and Smartscreen - so glad I "experimented"!

    Marilyn
     
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  5. Fr0st

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    iPodLinux! I have known you well...too bad the project died though...;(
     
  6. graywolf

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    I'm with you and Mickey. That is always a reason. I have been jailbreaking my ps3 every time a new software update came out for it just to make sure my jailbreak method worked. And it still does. :)
    I may not have a reason to hack, I just do it because I can.
     
  7. SweetPoison

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    Me too. I am a pro now. :D:D:D:D:D
     
  8. graywolf

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    More like a master! :D
     
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    I was only joking as you know! I have not played around with JB at all. Barely.
     
  10. arbor53

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    Greywolf is there any chance you can pm me a link or info on the ps3 jailbreak if it's not against the rules, I've been trying to find out from google but it takes forever to go through all the garbage on there.
    sorry for being off topic so ill add the reason I jailbreak is because I can. I swap between iOS and jailbreak because I get bored and it gives me something to do

    sent from my brain
     
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