#1 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -
#2 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

So I'm curious to see how many of you have a jailbroken device.

#3 Posted by mosespippy (4185 posts) -

I have never owned an iDevice. I have a MacBook Pro but it's pushing 7 years old. It's old enough that I'm not going to upgrade the OS anymore so I don't even have the mac app store.

#4 Posted by TyCobb (1972 posts) -

I own 0 Apple products and will continue to own 0 Apple products for the foreseeable future.

#5 Posted by ManU_Fan10ne (662 posts) -

My iPod was jailbroken, too lazy to jailbreak, and will probably sell it in the near future....

#6 Posted by hawkinson76 (370 posts) -

I did it to see if I could. I have since restored it, I'm not a filthy pirate!

#7 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

no, i don't own any apple products. i have been thinking about buying a older ipod as i need a new mp3 player. i don't know i still haven't decided. my sansa view screen is cracked on the inside. it's not worth getting it fixed compared buying a new one.

#8 Posted by Vexxan (4620 posts) -

No, I have an iPhone 4 but I believe if you can afford a smartphone(any smartphone, really) then paying a buck for an app shouldn't be a problem.

#9 Edited by mandude (2669 posts) -

If I did have an iDevice, it would be jailbroken, but since Android seems to be an easier alternative, I went with that.

#10 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -
@Vexxan

No, I have an iPhone 4 but I believe if you can afford a smartphone(any smartphone, really) then paying a buck for an app shouldn't be a problem.

Yep. That's how I feel about my 4S. I enjoy supporting good iOS apps and games.
#11 Edited by Smashlampjaw (220 posts) -

What Is up with all the not buying Apple products thing, that's still a thing really? It doesn't make you a hipster just cause you buy Apple shit.

#12 Posted by Ubersmake (754 posts) -

I'm using a Galaxy Nexus now, but my previous smartphone was an iPhone 3GS, and that was jailbroken

It's pretty easy to do. And, IMO, being able to control your screen brightness using a dropdown menu accessible anywhere, instead of going out and into Settings and getting into it through there, makes it worth it.

#13 Posted by Kyelb22 (297 posts) -

I have jailbroken both my old 3GS and my current 4. I love being able to customize the look and feel of my phone any way I want.

#14 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

Had it jail broken, but it slowed down too much so I went back to stock iOS.

#15 Posted by DondiTerminator (10 posts) -

My bro have one, but he don't know how to jailbreak. I jailbreak it, first attempt, no bad things happened to his Ipod Touch.

#16 Posted by _Chad (962 posts) -

I used to. Then Ios 5 added screen locking so I no longer needed my phone to be jailbroken.

#17 Posted by konig_kei (618 posts) -

i would not function without sbsettings and activator.

#18 Posted by geirr (2574 posts) -

I have a jailbroken 3GS but I found out I really didn't need it that much - just for grooveshark really so our 4GS and iPad are all jailed.

#19 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

@TyCobb said:

I own 0 Apple products and will continue to own 0 Apple products for the foreseeable future.

what else don't you own

#20 Posted by g6065 (273 posts) -

Never really felt the need to.

#21 Posted by Dogma (961 posts) -

Nope...I have a ordinary not jailbroken iPhone 4S. I believe in paying for apps BUT it is not common at all that I actually buy apps.

#22 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

@Dogma said:

Nope...I have a ordinary not jailbroken iPhone 4S. I believe in paying for apps BUT it is not common at all that I actually buy apps.

The point of Jailbreaking doesn't mean getting apps for free. By jailbreaking you could add cool stuff to your idevice. Emulators, onscreen recorder, and so on.

#23 Posted by BaneFireLord (2935 posts) -

Never cared enough to bother.

#24 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

@Smashlampjaw said:

What Is up with all the not buying Apple products thing, that's still a thing really? It doesn't make you a hipster just cause you buy Apple shit.

Why is it so hard for you to come to terms that some people hate the way Apple does business and find that their products are terrible? I decided to give them a fair chance and I broke down and bought an iPad a few months back. After playing around with it for a few days I promptly took it back for a refund. I do not understand why people like those terrible devices so dam much.

#25 Posted by blindisaac (141 posts) -

@Kyelb22: Should have gone with Android. Way easier and safer to root and even more customizable .

#26 Posted by blindisaac (141 posts) -

@SexyToad: Since the 4 came out I see no reason to jailbreak ever unless you are a pirate despite the added benefits of changing the ringtones.

#27 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -

I have a iPhone 4s and a old iPod touch. Since I never use the iPod I've thought about jailbreaking it mostly for emulators though.

#28 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

Yeah, but I'm still on an old version (4.3.2) and I'm not sure how to update it without losing the jailbreak apps and stuff. I might just go ahead and do it since certain app store apps don't work on that version.

#29 Edited by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

Not recently. I tried jailbreaking last year mainly to try out Mobilenotifier, the Android lock screen and to switch my SMS tones. I also messed around with the themes a little. After iOS5 came out and finally solved most of the reasons I had for jailbreaking I didn't see the point anymore.

Since then I've switched to an Android phone. I haven't even bothered to root it.

#30 Posted by animathias (1186 posts) -

@blindisaac said:

@SexyToad: Since the 4 came out I see no reason to jailbreak ever unless you are a pirate despite the added benefits of changing the ringtones.

Activator is the main reason I jailbreak, and f.lux is another fantastic reason. There's also a myriad of tweaks that makes the notification center and Siri more usable, and also plenty of theming options. That's just to name a few.

I've had a jailbroken 4S since the untethered jailbreak was released, and my 3GS was jailbroken before that. I have never pirated an app and I never will.

#31 Posted by joemarch (25 posts) -

I do for nes/snes games on the move

#32 Posted by billyhoush (1192 posts) -

When I first got my iPhone I immediately jailbroke it to see all the fuss. Then I won a $100 iTunes card from my school by filling out a survey in the library so I've been legit for 2 years. I still have tons of money left on it as I only buy apps on sale using AppShopper. The balance will probably carry over to my next iDevice.

The library said out of the entire university I was the only one who bothered to do the survey.

#33 Posted by spiceninja (3062 posts) -

I jailbroke my iPod to use a GBA emulator. Once I realized that I would never use it I just upgraded it to an official firmware.

#34 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

@PlasmaBeam44: Same here. I look through the number of emulators on the Google Play store and wonder how many people would really want to play any of those games on their fucking cell phone. That Archos GamePad on the other hand...

#35 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

@Smashlampjaw said:

What Is up with all the not buying Apple products thing, that's still a thing really? It doesn't make you a hipster just cause you buy Apple shit.

Why is it so hard for you to come to terms that some people hate the way Apple does business and find that their products are terrible? I decided to give them a fair chance and I broke down and bought an iPad a few months back. After playing around with it for a few days I promptly took it back for a refund. I do not understand why people like those terrible devices so dam much.

Because they work. I have a Nexus 7. And even with the latest Android update, it's still not as fast and fluid as Apple's OS on the iPad 2. Say what you want about Apple's business practices (if you really want to ignore all the other companies that do the exact same thing, go right ahead), but they're products are far from terrible.

#36 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

@PrivateIronTFU said:

@crusader8463 said:

@Smashlampjaw said:

What Is up with all the not buying Apple products thing, that's still a thing really? It doesn't make you a hipster just cause you buy Apple shit.

Why is it so hard for you to come to terms that some people hate the way Apple does business and find that their products are terrible? I decided to give them a fair chance and I broke down and bought an iPad a few months back. After playing around with it for a few days I promptly took it back for a refund. I do not understand why people like those terrible devices so dam much.

Because they work. I have a Nexus 7. And even with the latest Android update, it's still not as fast and fluid as Apple's OS on the iPad 2. Say what you want about Apple's business practices (if you really want to ignore all the other companies that do the exact same thing, go right ahead), but they're products are far from terrible.

I too have had both a Nexus 7 and the latest ipad, and of the two the Nexus 7 was a much more fluid and enjoyable OS then the Apple one even ignoring how much easier it is to customize Android the way you like. As for their business practices, I never said anything about ignoring other companies that do the same thing. I dislike companies that make products with a closed garden mentality and double so when they throw that garden out every year and make you buy a new one.

If you like Apple good for you. I have just used their stuff in the past and could not for the life of me see any aspect of it that would make people go so nuts for the thing.

#37 Posted by lil_cheeks (118 posts) -

I had an Android device and changed jobs so they gave me an iphone 4S and an ipad. Both great devices but if you are used to Android, you can't not jailbreak. I jailbroke both the ipad and iphone and would never go back to stock.

#38 Posted by xyzygy (9994 posts) -

@TyCobb said:

I own 0 Apple products and will continue to own 0 Apple products for the foreseeable future.

#39 Posted by Keavy_Rain (130 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

@Smashlampjaw said:

What Is up with all the not buying Apple products thing, that's still a thing really? It doesn't make you a hipster just cause you buy Apple shit.

Why is it so hard for you to come to terms that some people hate the way Apple does business and find that their products are terrible? I decided to give them a fair chance and I broke down and bought an iPad a few months back. After playing around with it for a few days I promptly took it back for a refund. I do not understand why people like those terrible devices so dam much.

I think the issue is with you coming into a thread where the discussion centers on jailbreaking iOS devices and you saying "I don't own Apple devices."

You really didn't need to say it and it adds nothing to the discussion.

Watch as I add to the discussion:

I don't jailbreak my devices partly out of laziness, partly out of me wanting to pay for what I own, and mostly out of my job, where they're all "Ya know, your paycheck comes from us selling stuff digitally, so you may want to avoid piracy in your personal life and, if we find pirated media on your work computer or catch you pirating on our network, security will escort you to the door."

Paying for apps and waiting for the new iOS to add functionality is worth it to me.

#40 Posted by DriveupLife (915 posts) -

I jailbroke my first generation ipod touch back in 2007 and haven't done so since. I lost that ipod a year or so after I got it.

#41 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

I do not own apple products.

#42 Posted by doobie (605 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

@Smashlampjaw said:

What Is up with all the not buying Apple products thing, that's still a thing really? It doesn't make you a hipster just cause you buy Apple shit.

Why is it so hard for you to come to terms that some people hate the way Apple does business and find that their products are terrible? I decided to give them a fair chance and I broke down and bought an iPad a few months back. After playing around with it for a few days I promptly took it back for a refund. I do not understand why people like those terrible devices so dam much.

not buying things is fine. but posting into a thread to tell others that you don't own something just seems weird to me. do these people post into EVERY product on the internet that they don't own. or is it just apple. in which case i guess its well done cos as you say all their products are terrible and all those that think otherwise are idiot sheep

#43 Posted by Jrad (622 posts) -

I have an iPad (won it in a contest; don't have the money to actually buy one) but haven't jailbroken it. Is it worth it?

#44 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

@doobie said:

@crusader8463 said:

@Smashlampjaw said:

What Is up with all the not buying Apple products thing, that's still a thing really? It doesn't make you a hipster just cause you buy Apple shit.

Why is it so hard for you to come to terms that some people hate the way Apple does business and find that their products are terrible? I decided to give them a fair chance and I broke down and bought an iPad a few months back. After playing around with it for a few days I promptly took it back for a refund. I do not understand why people like those terrible devices so dam much.

not buying things is fine. but posting into a thread to tell others that you don't own something just seems weird to me. do these people post into EVERY product on the internet that they don't own. or is it just apple. in which case i guess its well done cos as you say all their products are terrible and all those that think otherwise are idiot sheep

You are the only one here saying the last part. All I said was that I had bought one and returned it because I did not like it and don't understand why people go nuts over them. There by following your precious rules of following the threads topic by saying that I had one previously and did not jail break it. Sorry for saying I don't like something you do.

#45 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

@Jrad said:

I have an iPad (won it in a contest; don't have the money to actually buy one) but haven't jailbroken it. Is it worth it?

I would say so. Emulators are awesome. Plenty of tweaks. It not really so hard to jailbreak either.

#46 Posted by ckeats (489 posts) -

I did to get stuff like a notifications thing, mobile hotspot, and a few other things, but then they all became standard, so I don't bother anymore. I've switched to Android for my phone, but still use my iPhone reguary (iTunes match<3) .

My iPad was jailbroken for a while, using emulators with the wiimote was really cool, but the novelty wears off fast. It's no longer Jailbroken.

Too unstable for me.

#47 Posted by benpicko (2008 posts) -

I'm going to leave this thread because I can tell half of the responses will be people assuming that everybody who jailbreaks also pirates apps.