5 excellent reasons to jailbreak your iPhone

5 excellent reasons to jailbreak your iPhone

Summary: Looking for a reason to jailbreak your iPhone? Here are five fantastic apps--apps that will rapidly become "must have" apps--that you can download and install onto your newly jailbroken iDevice.

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TOPICS: iOS, iPhone
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  • Introduction

    Following the release of the Evasi0n jailbreak tool -- the first such tool for the iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini, and fifth-generation iPod touch -- there's been a resurgence of interest in jailbreaking and what it has to offer the iDevice owner.

    While jailbreaking is not be compatible with BYOD, for those who use their devices for personal use, it is a great way to add new features to a device.

    While many of you already know of the benefits of jailbreaking, others are curious as to what jailbreaking has to offer.

    Here are five excellent reasons to jailbreak your iPhone. And believe me when I say that these apps are just the tip of the iceberg.

  • WinterBoard

    One of the primary reasons why people jailbreak their iPhone is to be able to customize the look and feel of iOS with themes and icons. This might seem lie putting form ahead of function, but customizing the platform is actually a good way of personalizing the platform, and making it easier to sue.

    One of the best tools for doing this is WinterBoard. Once installed, it allows you to customize the look and feel of your iPhone by downloading and installing themes.

    Price: Free.

    Source: Cydia.

Topics: iOS, iPhone

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  • One More Thing...

    I think SBSetting should be in placed with IntelliscreenX... Very Essential with implementing Mail, RSS feeds, Quick Messaging, Twitter and Facebook in Notification Center...
    Ludatyk
    • For unlocking

      Well, jailbreak doesn't allow me to use other phone company, as for the att users, go check att iphone unlocking . com, they unlock all att phones up to date, I also did mine there.
      nina99
  • i think the main reason is slightly less noble

    knowing that jailbreaking makes it possible to install any non-free apps for free, it would be safe to assume that that is the reason for the majority of "jailbreakers"
    vpupkin
    • Not necessarily freeloaders

      ...as vpupkin mentioned.
      While I am not a jailbreaker myself, I can see why tinkerers would like this.
      MG537-23482538203179240121698430309828
    • nope!

      Installing non-free apps for free isn't the reason to jailbreak the Iphone! yes you have access to that but the reason is to feel that Iphone belongs to you! and you can modify it in any way you can! lets put Android devices for example! when I bought a Motorola Triumph it came with a stock Rom. it would run very slow, freeze, sound quality was poor, and the interface was very ugly! what I did? I rooted it! from there I was able to push the processor speed to the limit it was designed! I was able to change framework files in order to make the interface look more appealing to my eyes! I would enjoy my phone, and what was better was that I didn't have to buy a new phone, I would just download custom roms!
      Sebaz KI
  • Grammar

    I think you mean use; "and making it easier to sue."
    colicolo
  • LOL Dashboard X - live widgets

    When apple eventually comes under enough pressure for their lack of innovation the last couple of years, they will simply copy the windows life tiles. They will just give the tile's rounded corners and there you go, apple has done it again they are in unrivalled at innovation.
    Scroogled
  • Possibly fun - not useful

    These a 5 apps for twiddling with your phone's appearance. If you find that fiddling about and tweaking your phone all day is a useful activity then, I suppose, these apps are "excellent."
    Otherwise, they are a waste of time.
    bigjuliefromchicago
  • Not convinced

    You gave us a customizable interface, a performance boost for chrome and 3 apps that do practically the same thing. I came here to find a reason to jailbreak but it was a great letdown. These 5 tools are only suitable if you spend all day looking at your phone and even then it's not worth the expense imo. Which leaves me questioning who is going to read this article and then think: wow, I MUST jailbreak now this is what I've been missing whole my life with my iPhone... And even if there are people like that, why did they buy an iPhone to begin with? You knew it didn't have that much gadgetery and if you decided you wanted it to jailbreak it this article is too late for you because you already made up your mind. So i'm left with people who are thinking of exchanging their iPhone because they don't like the options. The advise should be imo: please exchange!
    Vampireeyes
  • Loyal Apple Users Will Not Jailbreak

    Jailbreaking allows IOS users to access pirated software. Why would they want that choice? Let Apple control your choices for you--you know it's for your own good!

    http://www.zdnet.com/why-do-iphone-and-ipad-users-jailbreak-freedom-7000011114/?s_cid=e004
    ldo17
  • Wow...

    If you Jailbreak your iPhone, you get Android 2.2!!! It's like the worlds lamest easter egg!
    ePoch270
  • there is only one reason

    To make iOS as customizable as Android
    sjgarciav@...
  • Not worth the effort

    The reasons listed to jail break simply are not worth the effort. And if you screw it up, now you have a brick. Now no phone all just to see the layout different?
    spikey289
  • Jailbreak 6.1.3 released

    These are the reasons why I love to jailbreak my phone. The latest ios 6.1.3 jailbreak has been released and I just jailbreak my phone yesterday. 100% working at WWW.JAILBREAKHOME.COM
    Adam Daieh