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iPhone "jailbreak or not to jailbreak?"

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?

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  1. tosca11
    January 20, 2010 at 19:31 | # 1

    I think they are more advantages than disadvantages, perhaps by installing too many apps from cidya the phone slows down a bit, I can think of winterboard and customization of the themes that it is still a voluntary thing but when you have it you do! the speech is on the 3g that actually has very little memory and app running in the background slows down bad ....... but you still have the max 2g?

  2. January 20, 2010 at 19:33 | # 2

    Tosca, speak almost as one who knows what he says ... ohibhó amaze me!
    I am this Christmas a happy owner of 3Gs which actually proves to be ahead in terms of speed and memory (RAM) available ... no problem with any application :-)
    The 2G is passed to my mother ... in good hands! smileys

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