Do you Jailbreak your iOS device(s)?
Do you Jailbreak?
Main Reason for Jailbreaking?
Is it really worth it?
or is it more of a hassle?
I don't jailbreak my phone for a few reasons
1. I'm a computer idiot, so if I want my phone jail-broken (I don't know the proper term), I'd have to take it to somebody smarter, and I don't necessarily trust people handling something that contains a lot of personal information. Plus, there's always the possibility that they might do something to it other than jailbreaking it.
2. My luck sucks donkey balls. I know that the second that I jailbreak my phone, it'll somehow magically pop out of its otterbox and fall on the fall, shattering the screen. Then when I take it to get it repaired, my warranty will be voided so then I have to go back to using one of the old phones I keep in case something happens to my current one.read more collapse
Two of the three iOS devices in my care (my iPad and my daighter's iPod Touch) are jailbroken. My gf's iPad hasn't needed to be jailbroken yet, so I haven't bothered.
In the case of my iPad, jailbreaking gave me the ability to change a number of settings and install some apps via Cydia to make the iPad work better for me. Without the jailbreak, my iPad would be just a mediocre email client, reasonably good ereader, and great platform for certain games (sudoku, plants vs zombies, cut the rope). With the jailbreak, it is actually a useful device. (Though I'll note that it sucked badly during the last woot-off as the safari timeout would not allow me to get a BOC.)
As for my daughter's iPod Touch, she wanted to jailbreak it so she could check out what a jailbroken device can do. In truth, she doesn't really need a jailbroken iPod but it doesn't hurt to have one.
My gf is using all stock apps (primarily HBO Go) so she has no need (yet) for a jailbreak.read more collapse
I'll add the first answer and say that I used to Jailbreak (iPhone 4), primarily for the hotspot feature. I always had the tethering plan, but really wanted to be able to hotspot, not just tether from USB or bluetooth.
The rest of the tweaks you get were more of the cherry-on-top for me, but actually found that a lot of the cool tweaks were kinda buggy.
So after Apple released the hotspot feature I said goodbye to my rebel ways and restored my phone to a non-jailbroken state.
Overall, I found the whole Jailbreak experience to be more of a hassle than what you get out of it.read more collapse
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