That's the question that haunts many people struggling with the infamous iPhone to unlock (jailbreak) or not?
What are actually the advantages and disadvantages of this choice?
I do not want to dwell here in explaining what the Consti operation of jailbreak, but I want to list only briefly, from my point of view, the advantages and disadvantages of such a choice.
- Add Cydia (an alternative to the App Store)
- Access via SSH to the device (use the iPhone as a hard drive in which to upload files via ssh fact)
- SBSettings (Cydia) that sets up quick menu for frequently used functions (on / off services such as wifi, bluetooth, 3G, etc ...)
- Ability to synchronize applications (IPA) downloaded from the Internet through iTunes (this is legal, then everyone is choosing to operate more or less legally with your device)
- Clear the blockage bluetooth for data transfer via the upcoming release of iBlueNove (ex iBluetooth) of MeDevil
- Put a firewall (blacklist) for the management of calls / sms / mms incoming
- Add useful features to native applications such as SMS Helper (displays a count of the characters entered while writing a text message)
- Change the 'APN of your phone provider for not encountering any unwanted charges on its rechargeable
- For 3Gs with new iBoot, inability to restart the iPhone without having to jailbreak again using blackra1n
- Reduction in battery performance (not high if you use wisely the additional services such as SSH, etc ...)
- I can not think of much else ...
You would add something else to the list?