Here is 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 will not dwell here in explaining what is ascertained in the operation of jailbreak, but I intend to list only briefly, from my point of view, the advantages and disadvantages of that choice.
- Add Cydia (alternative to the App store)
- Access via SSH to the device (use the iPhone as a hard disk into which to load files via ssh fact)
- SBSettings (via Cydia) that sets up quick menu for frequently used functions (on / off services like WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, etc ...)
- Ability to synchronize applications (IPA) downloaded from the Internet via iTunes (the operation is legal, then it remains 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 incoming
- Add useful features to native applications like SMS Helper (displays a character counter input when writing a text message)
- Change the 'APN of your phone provider to not run into unwanted charges on its rechargeable
- For 3Gs with new iBoot, unbootable iPhone without having to go back to a jailbreak using blackra1n
- Reduction of the performance of the battery (not high if you use wisely the additional services such as SSH etc ...)
- I do not think so much more ...
You would add something else to the list?