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?
I will not dwell here on what is ascertained in explaining the operation of the jailbreak, but I want to list only briefly, from my point of view, the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.
- 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 of course)
- 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, so is everyone the choice to operate more or less legally with your device)
- Unblocking a bluetooth for data transfer via the upcoming release of iBlueNove (ex iBluetooth) of MeDevil
- Insert a firewall (blacklist) for the management of calls / SMS / MMS Input
- Add useful features to native applications such as SMS Helper (displays a counter of characters entered in the process of writing an SMS)
- Change the 'APN of your phone provider to not run into unwanted charges on your battery
- For 3GS with new iBoot, unable to restart the iPhone without having to jailbreak again using blackra1n
- Reduced battery performance (not high if you use wisely the additional services such as SSH, etc ...)
- I can not think of much more ...
You would add something else to the list?