I’ve decided to give up my jailbreak when iOS 7.1 comes out, here’s why

screen-shot-2013-09-15-at-5-10-49-pmI jailbroke my iPhone 5s a few days after the release of evasi0n7, and haven’t looked back since. I’ve updated to iOS 7.0.6 and then rejailbroke, but never have I been more than an hour or so without a jailbreak since. Then, one day, while using my phone, I sat down and realized something: nothing that I jailbroke for actually did anything for me. Most everything that I had installed on my iPhone through Cydia was almost all just cosmetic changes, not anything that really provided any necessary function, it was all form.

So, I decided to launch Numbers and make a spreadsheet of currently installed tweaks. Not including the dependencies of some tweaks, and only the things that I had gone to Cydia to install, I had a crazy 53 tweaks installed. Ridiculous, and I had wondered why my phone was acting up. At times my phone would freeze without explanation, Control Center wouldn’t open no matter how many times I swiped up from the edge of the screen, and I would have restarts that didn’t happen on stock iOS 7 (contrary to some other’s experiences). I decided to cleanse my phone and get down to just a few tweaks, which left me with Winterboard, ayeris, TypeStatus, OpenNotifier, Smartwatch+, TetherMe, NoSlowAnimations, and iFile.

I found each of those to add something to my device, and that is why I kept them. I bought ayeris because I loved ayecon on iOS 6, and knew the designer of the theme was going to provide a quality looking icon set, along with some smaller but definitely appreciated UI tweaks. I use TypeStatus for the convenience of it, and thankfully it has been free from the start. OpenNotifier is also free, and is just something that is neat to have. I use Smartwatch+ on a daily basis with my Pebble, but I can buy the App Store version or use one of the many other options now available via the Pebble appstore. It was a great investment, and I definitely feel I got my money’s worth (it was even on sale when I bought it). TetherMe was the first tweak I bought after jailbreaking because I wanted to use Google Glass with my iPhone without having to pay the obnoxious tethering plan. I used it a few times, but came to realize that it just wasn’t worth the battery loss and hassle that Bluetooth had become on my phone (I’ll touch on that soon). I had trouble connecting Glass to my phone, and it only start with the jailbreak, so I have concluded it to be related. iFile is iFile, just something I feel every jailbroken device needs.

So why give up the jailbreak I’ve invested time and money in? It just isn’t worth the instability. Having seen iOS 7.1 beta in action on my iPad and iPhone 5, some of the quirks of iOS 7.0.x have been corrected, and many of the bugs have been fixed. Animation speed is greatly improved in 7.1, and there are far less crashes or random freezes. And this is only having used the beta. There are rumors of further Touch ID features, as well as Siri improvements in the pipeline, and if I decide to stick around on iOS 7.0.6 forever, I won’t get to take advantage of any of those on my iPhone 5s.

The main problem here is weighing the differences between what I gain with iOS 7.1, and what I lose with a jailbreak on iOS 7.0.6. I’ve decided that the things I disliked about iOS 7 have been, for the most part, corrected in iOS 7.1. Also, the jailbreak and iOS 7 in general is so unstable that I just have become too frustrated to cope with the little inconsistencies of using my device everyday. When I bought an iOS device, I expected it to just work. That is the great thing of iOS, usually. With iOS 7, there were so many bugs that needed to be fixed that jailbreaking just made the device feel even more unstable. For instance, I have trouble connecting Bluetooth devices; Bluetooth just seems almost borked on my iPhone 5s. I haven’t dropped it, it hasn’t gotten wet, anything. And this isn’t just my 5s, I’ve tested on my iPhone 5 and the same problems arise. However, after trying the iOS 7.1 beta on my iPhone 5, it worked flawlessly. That is just one of many miscellaneous examples.

What am I gaining from my jailbreak? A few apps or tweaks that, when it comes down to it, I don’t need or, in some instances, don’t even use? I would rather sacrifice a little “freedom” and have a secure, up-to-date, less buggy device than one that is customized to no end and crashes a few times a day. I had gotten to the point where I just convinced myself it was what came with the territory, until that day I sat down and decided it shouldn’t be something I have to deal with.

What about you? Are you jailbroken? Do you really use everything you install? Or is most of it just fluff? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle, I’d love to hear what you have to say.

 

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  • DBD

    No jailbreaking for me. That’s the reason I switched to iOS from android in the first place. I wanted a phone that JUST WORKED out of the box. Been very happy with my 5, and I usually get frustrated after about a month of a new device. I’m at 18 months now. Never happier.

  • dodge321

    after reading your piece above and you mention Bluetooth issues could you explain a bit more, only I’ve had a few issues myself with a 5s mainly with pairing to my car where the Bluetooth will just disconnect without any reason and the caller display function on the car doesn’t display the callers name and I need to look at the phone to see who’s calling, a bit awkward when the phone is your pocket.
    so I’ve been looking for a fix and maybe jail breaking could help

  • Spider_Pig27

    Sorry to disagree but for me Jailbreak is a must. Ive been jailbreaking since the first iphone and Ive been back and forth with android and apple. & the only reason I left my note 3 is because the jailbreak I so desperately waited for was finally here. I love all the themes,tweaks and other misc. things i’m able to rock on my phone. I just love the fact my iPhone doesnt look the same as my friends. I like to have it uniquely styled to my perfection & not to mention the fact that when I show my friends all the stuff they cant do with their stock iPhones, I just love their expression. But dont get me wrong, I respecct your opinion and agree with you at some points.

    • Kyle Frost

      I’ve been jailbreaking since the first iPod touch came out back in late 2007. I don’t have a problem with my phone not being extremely different from others’ devices. I’m not saying going back to stock is for everyone, just that I have gotten to the point where what I wanted is no longer necessary to jailbreak for.

    • Lene Hansen

      Egree :-)

  • IPHONE4EVER

    I have to disagree, I have a lot of useful tweaks THATS why I jailbreak. hmm let’s see. swipe selection for keyboard, cccontrol for a lot more toggles in CCenter, springtomize 3 for wow anything, haptic pro for feedback when typing etc.. umm apptray for quick fav apps, barrel cause it’s just freaking cool!! I could go on but you get the point. to each his own I guess.

    • Kyle Frost

      I had CCLoader and changed a few of my Control Center settings and actually had it completely how I “liked” it, but came to the realization that I just didn’t use the added “features.” If you do, that’s great for you, this is just one person’s opinion.

  • Mohamed Zazoa

    Nice Topic My Friend , But Just let me Tell U somthing , There R Alot Of Things That Jailbreak Can Do Which The Stock Cannot , Examples Of Useful TWEAKS :
    WiFi Booster Its An Amazing Tweaks Using It In my Office , Before , I was Just Have One Wifi Network Only , After installing The Tweak I Have 6 Hotspots With Good Signals ,,,,, Which Is So useful To me Cos I dont Have A Data Package .
    Also A Tweak Called PRINTIFY (Printing Anything From Anything To PDF, The AppStore Having Many many Apps to Do That But All Of Them FAKE),PRINTIFY is Soooooooo Amazing And Cant Live Without In My Work, Cos I Use My Iphone In Work A lot , And many many Tweaks Which Saves The Day With Jailbreak .
    And The Last Thing Is FONTS and Specially ARABIC Fonts ,Honestly Jailbreaking Gives Us The THINGS That Apple Will Not Going To MAke It Even in The Future …

    Sorry For Writing A lot But Its A Nice TOPIC To Join…

    • RedGeminiPA

      He didn’t say there are NOT many useful reason for jailbreaking, they’re just not needed for HIM anymore. We ALL know (those who frequent these sites) there are many tweaks to be had, but many of us realize iOS has matured to the point that they’re not needed anymore for many of US.

      Also, why do you feel the need to capitalize the first letter of everything you type? OMG that’s hard to read!

      • Mohamed Zazoa

        Thats not what am talking about !!!!!!
        I just said that with jailbreak u can change the annoying things in iOS , only one thing : try to use your iDevice with clean tweaks for a while , and after that remove the jailbreak and return to stock , belive me U will find out that Ur device is useless

        iDevice without Jailbreak is like a device & stable device but with no options

  • Miejski

    I’ve do the same when XBMC shown on apstore

  • Chris4sure

    You sound like an Apple rep. You don’t JailBreak the iOS for the icons you dummy you do it to have control over your device. As soon as you jailbreak you get into prompt and chg passwd then you activate syslog. Then start utilizing the Terminal apps like ps, netstat, pmap, syslogs and such to fine tune the device. See every process see every connection every port and all it takes is a glance at logs after each installed tweak. You don’t sit there and run 5 different notification tweaks then wonder why you screwed your notifications. If you don’t want to gunk up your device stop downloading and installing every tweak use your brain.

    My iPad4 is a beast. No crashing processes with whisper quiet syslog all while I’m streaming media, watching networks, mashing on safari, a Unix hack machine with battery life for almost a weak of decent use it’s badass. While your pathetic device crashes 100 times a minute. No joke check your logs and quit being a newb installing every app under the sun.

    JB, terminal & syslog, iconoclasm, barrel, folder enhance, icon renamer & mover, a theme or two if you start with that foundation you won’t have a single junk process. Then carefully add from there and your set no issues. If you slop through App Store downloading bad code you’ll have similar issues opening up ports and junking device Jb or not. /usr/error.

    Oh and without bitesms the iPhone sucks.

    • Kyle Frost

      You make it sound like I just install everything and anything on my device and that is why my phone was having issues. I pay attention to every tweak I install and carefully analyze what happens to my phone because of it. I not once said I jailbroke only for the icons, so I’m not sure where you got that idea from; you’re just making things up now. I’m not a “newb installing every app under the sun,” just so you know (are people so immature they still use that word?). I’m not sure how a device is “pathetic,” but I digress. Everything I had installed I paid attention to what it did. The point was that I realized I didn’t actually use or need most of what I had installed. iOS is a very powerful platform, in the correct hands. It has grown over the years and had features added that make it a great mobile operating system; and that’s my opinion.

      You can have your opinion and I can have mine, but there is a difference between stating yours as I have and you trying to negatively chastise mine. Honestly, you came off as a complete idiot trying to make it seem like I know nothing. I’m pretty sure a computer science major at a major university will know a thing or two when dealing with their device, if I do say so my self.

      • Chris4sure

        I came off wrong and immature my apologies, you’re right. The article was just against what most seasoned ios modifiers know. Actually one of first things I do is turn off ALL iOS gunk like tracking and adservers and iCloud spy logs lol. Then I lock the system down tight and setup logs. The idea is to strip Apples malware and background processes especially if they clash. Once you establish a rock solid foundation and build from there the system is rock solid. I’m on ipad4 7.0.4 with patched ssl & such and I never see a crash. Never.

        The iOS goes through a lot of processes. Possibly hundreds in just a minute with a good deal of those processes creating leaks and clashing codes. The idea is to strip the device of ALL that crap. Strip the system barebones super lean, patch it up, build intelligently from there. And all that remains is clean Apple & unix os. And it runs super butter clean. No crashes no battery issues. No thousands of processes running in the back.

        iOS and proper JB is rock solid.

        • Potato King

          How did you strip down all of Apple’s stuff? I.E. What tweaks?

          • Chris4sure

            Replied to your question above.

          • Chris4sure

            and NO tweaks. tweaks and programs is the cause of the problem.

        • UltimateXtreme

          PotatoKing beat me to it… Yes how do did you do that? I’m no inexperienced noob, I’ve been tweaking for years. Ssl, alright, but I’m on 7.0.6 already. location… I use untrackerd (petrich). turned off all unnecessary preference bundles and regularly clean the file system. But how on earth did you do all that on ios 7 ? There is a half decent version of mobilet by a 3rd party, but that is all.your idea is fine, but how did you go abut it. I’m not mocking you, just curious.

          • Chris4sure

            I just replied into main thread.

  • Mark

    Tetherme’s battery issue has nothing to do with the jailbreak. Tetherme just opens up apple’s native way to tether. Just like if you were to pay Verizon, att or sprint. Secondly, when you install a bunch of tweaks from unknown developers, you’re going to have issues. Bad programming, memory leaks, etc. If you use official tweaks (non hacked/cracked) from decent developers, you’re not going to have an issue. When you start adding winter board themes then you’re asking for trouble. Also when you install multiple tweaks that more or less do the same thing, you’re going to have issues. If you spend a little time and effort to research working tweaks and how they work with other installed tweaks you’re going to be fine. This article is misleading and not stated with any solid reasoning.

    • Kyle Frost

      I didn’t install a ton of tweaks from unknown developers, I only install things I trusted and researched. I never installed pirated software (that’s what you are getting at, I assume, by “hacked/cracked”), but I still most definitely had issues. I know TetherMe’s battery problem is related to the fact that I’m tethering, sorry if I wasn’t clear on that. I meant that using TetherMe, and in turn tethering, was not worth the battery loss to my device to have tethering in general. I wasn’t blaming TetherMe. I had no tweaks that overlapped with their functionality. As I said, I did research before installing or purchasing the tweaks. So many of the comments, such as this, are reading it as the only reason I am unjailbreaking is because my device became unstable. It is because I just don’t need or use what was being “added.”

      • Mark

        Fair enough. jailbreaking isn’t for everyone. Can you list all of the tweaks you had/have installed? Just curios on what gave you issues or what you had. It all depends on what you want from it. Things like the Fancy tweak is cool that doesn’t slow down the phone at all. Also, tweaks like blocking youtube adds, unlimited file size tweak for imessage and reg messages is cool. Also couria tweak is something apple should have. It allows you to respond to text messages without leaving the app youre in. message customizer is also another tweak that just adds a personalized touch. Sorry if I came across like you don’t know what youre talking about. I am just curious because each jailbreak experience is different and the reading comes across like anybody who does it will have a slow/unstable phone. Thanks for the clarification. Take care,

        • Chris4sure

          Unfortunately Kyle doesn’t know a thing he is talking about it. Randomly excreted gibberish garbage from a newbie.

      • Guest

        I have to say Kyle, although I totally understand what you are saying, but you’re article is very specific and consistent with the notion of jail breaking making your device unstable.. I’m not a long time jail breaker but I def. find jailbreaking a must. I have zero stability issues, and always feel like I’m on a clean os. There are things that really bug me with ios7. The white dock. On certain backgrounds the font gets washed out even with high contrast on. I prefer to have my dock black. I prefer to have a scrolling dock. One page with my main icons, and another with folders categorized with all my apps.. This way my desktop is free of icon clutter. I also like to hide a lot of ui elements that are unnecessary for me.. And the swipeshiftcaret app is so useful when editing text. There are others but I have yet, knock on wood, to experience stability problems, and for me, find ios7 to be a great os but still rather unfinished, and certain things are still lacking..(like the ability to close all apps)
        And one last thing that makes no sense is the multitasking..have to swipe through tons of open apps and close one by one is strange to me. I use an app that gives me a grid of open apps so I can see more open apps and not have to swipe like a mad man to see or even find an app..

        I like to keep my ipad like this; clutter free..

        Also, why hasn’t someone mentioned NINTENDO! Lol

  • Pablo Daniel

    Funny to say but i came up with this decision myself back when i had the 4s, sure the iphone is limited to its tweaks themese etc (needless to say it doesn’t really support none of that as how android does) but it does a great job overall, its super reliable, works out the box without a problem, super smooth barely any lagg, the iphone is great and even better with the revamped ios7, i own a note 3 and to be honest i love it, i always had an iphone, even the 5s until recently with the note 3. Im hoping the iphone 6 will be amazing, i can safetly say that we all want that bigger screen with a better battery overall, hopefully ios 8 will provide a solution with battery

  • Chris Chris

    Kyle, you bring up some interesting points as valid reasons to go back to an unjailbroken device. It seems like a lot of the people who wrote back to you are angrily defying your right to make your own decision. I currently run an iphone 5 jailbroken on IOS 7.0.6. I jailbreak because there are a lot of useful tweaks like 3g Unrestrictor which allows you to download even if you don’t have WiFi, AdBlocker which blocks many of the horrible ads that have become bloatware on the device, Applocker which allows you to lock individual Apps, biteSMS which is a lot easier and better to use than SMS or iMessage, CCControls which give full control of what you want in Control Center,Gridlock +Infinidock + Infinifolders + MultiIconMover which allow easy access to controlling your icons, iDeletePhotos allows deletion of photos, iTunes Radio Unlimited for obvious reasons, Pandora Downloader to save songs, PowerDown Enhancer to help protect unauthorized powerdown, PrivaCy for global opt-out of anonymous usage tracking, Springtomize 3 for incredible flexibility, and numerous Winterboard themes to change the look of my device whenever I feel bored with the look of my Springboard. Maybe the combination of Apps you used just didn’t work well with IOS 7?

  • RedGeminiPA

    I haven’t done a jailbreak since iOS 4. It finally had the features I’d been waiting for. This new Vertex has me thinking about it, but I’ll wait until WWDC and iOS 8, since I really hope Apple does something like this. For ME, iOS has matured to the point that I don’t NEED anything a jailbreak offers.

  • yeskia

    Kyle, this question is from an ios user that finds some of the native default apps either useless, or, not wanted. What would Apple’s loss or benefit be, by allowing users the ability to delete “unwanted” native apps, i.e. (for me at least) Stocks, Newsstand, Passbook…too name a few?

  • James

    Obviously This guy has never seen the movie box app

    • Paolo

      You can get Movie Box and Music Box without jailbreak

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        How? Can we get it w/o paying for zeusmos?

        • Paolo

          Google “Movie Box 2.6 IPA.” Then download InstaSign and visit this website , http://s26tech.com/?page_id=3198. Drag and Drop the ipa into iTunes, or use iFunBox and drag it into applications folder. Make sure you use the signed IPA which will be saved in a special InstaSign folder. Repeat for “Music Box 2.2.1″

  • kidfas

    Forecast and Subtlelock are the reason for jailbreaking to me. I like having my weather forecast on my lockscreen and I like to have significantly more room for notifications. Otherwise I generally agree, it is largely form over function.

  • Raul Flores

    The only thing that is hard to let go is Biolockdown… thats the app killer, my biggest cydia feature.

    I’ll wait until i screw up something and have to be forced to upgrade to 7.1.

    But I have to accept that upgrading is VERY tempting cause I already tasted iOS 7.1 trough the Betas 1-3 and on Beta 3 it was a hell of a better experience, but i Downgraded because of the bug that screwed up the previously purchased apps.

  • Shreepad Deshmukh

    You’re right. I’d also installed many tweaks and got messed up. My lock screen camera grabber doesn’t work anymore the fluid ness is gone. I’m not a fool to put my iPad on risk for just some silly stuff. Thank you very much. You’ve opened my eyes.
    By the way, can you tell me will updating to iOS 7.1 unjailbreak my iPad or is there any other way?
    Please let me informed…

    • Mohamed Zazoa

      Updating to iOS 7.1 will end your jailbreak. There no WAY to go back if u updated.

  • aj

    Ive been using my jailbroken iphone 5s on 7.0.6 and yes i love the freedom of installing all highly paid games for free and it has been working excellent for me and yes do play all those games.

  • aj

    is ios 7.1 jailbreak outAnd yes i also love the airblue tweak ,my iphone can share now with any phone

  • NicholasDK

    The only reason I jailbreak is because I like to customise my icons, I can’t stand those huge titled icons!

  • Scott Cruz

    I have to say Kyle, although I totally understand what you are saying, you’re article is very specific and consistent with the notion of jail breaking making your device unstable.. I’m not a long time jail breaker but I def. find jailbreaking a must. I have zero stability issues, and always feel like I’m on a clean os. There are things that really bug me with ios7. The white dock. On certain backgrounds the font gets washed out even with high contrast on. I prefer to have my dock black. I prefer to have a scrolling dock. One page with my main icons, and another with folders categorized with all my apps.. This way my desktop is free of icon clutter. I also like to hide a lot of ui elements that are unnecessary for me.. And the swipeshiftcaret app is so useful when editing text. There are others but I have yet, knock on wood, to experience stability problems, and for me, find ios7 to be a great os but still rather unfinished, and certain things are still lacking..(like the ability to close all apps)
    And one last thing that makes no sense is the multitasking..have to swipe through tons of open apps and close one by one is strange to me. I use an app that gives me a grid of open apps so I can see more open apps and not have to swipe like a mad man to see or even find an app..

    I like to keep my ipad like this; clutter free..

    Also, why hasn’t someone mentioned NINTENDO! Lol

  • http://www.joshspadd.com/ Josh Hrach

    Now that 7.1 is officially out, Kyle, how are you liking it over your old jailbreak?

    • Kyle Frost

      I regret nothing. iOS 7.1 is stable, clean, and easy to use. Jailbreaking was nice, but stock iOS is something that really is great to use.

  • Chris4sure

    #write up of iOS cleaning part1
    Hello just saw the replies and inquiries in mailbox sorry for delay.

    Okay.. Where do I start..
    Apples tracking and logs is shady shady. Geo locations, snapshots, contact history and key logs and more. Example: dare you add your icloud account on a device, guess what. WITHOUT even adding a single email on a device Apple will dump a log from their servers which will include ALL of your emails used, tons of your recent contacts and corresponding emails which looks like it also includes the actual content but luckily encrypts it either way tons of info. Go look @: /var/mobile/library/mail/. And it’s like that across the board this info is stored on Apple servers and when you add credentials it’ll pretty much dump your fingerprint onto device.. Anyways that’s just a small example of their reach. And that’s just the start.

    I like a clean secure smooth device. So if you’re doing it might as well do it right.

    1)

    Take ALL devices off your network. Restore router/modem to factory settings. Secure it and update modem Firmware. Update personal hardware and software firewall block all ports. Using a TRUSTED and secure device install/restore device. (Google it)

    2)

    Start with a freshy install of iOS (currently not an option because of no JB). Don’t do anything with the ios or install anything don’t add your iCloud nothing and JailBreak using Evasi0n or such. (Google it)

    3)

    LOG INTO TERMINAL AND CHANGE MOBILE & ROOT PASSWORD!!!!

    ! Seriously ! In a sense creepers could ip scan networks or ISPs and check ssh port and punch in Alpine giving pervs full access. Think about it. (Google it)

    4)

    Okay we’re Jailbroken. First thing you do is add logs to monitor operating system. IOS runs Unix which is badA$ so add syslog and such (Google it).

    Observe the operation of device in logs. Reboot. Observe again.

    5)

    Let’s start with turning off Apples crap. Long laundry list which includes..

    Block all cookies, turn off Fetching of mail and calendars, turn off safari JavaScript, turn off search suggestions and device inquires, turn off ad tracking, Turn off send diagnostic info, turn off locations, turn off apps in background, turn off software update, turn off motion bg(battery issues), turn that biznitch Siri off, turn off spotlight snooping mail, turn off photo stream sharing, and eventually most of that except find my iPhone, turn off music and other sharing. There’s more just turn everything off. Off. All of it. Turn it off. (Google it)

    Observe the operation of device in logs. Reboot. Observe again.

    6)

    Download Saurik terminal core apps like: netstat, lsof, wget, nmap, ncat, ps, pstree, ssh, curses, and more. Also mobileterminal backgrounder is a must (there’s 2 of em can’t remember which one is better I know one kinda sucks).

    Careful!!! You freaking space monkeys things like ncat are very powerful tunneling and port socket devices make sure things like that are secure.. (Google it)

    Observe the operation of device in logs. Reboot. Observe again.

    • Chris4sure

      #part 2

      7)#advanced

      Block all unnecessary ports using routers hardware firewall and Unix systems software firewall ipfw (Google it)

      Observe the operation of device in logs. Reboot. Observe again.

      8)#advanced

      Start removing unnecessary system core services and plists. (Google it)

      8)a#advanced

      Modify your unix Launchctl to purge applications programs processes from even being launched at boot.

      Each single item you remove you:

      Observe the operation of device in logs. Reboot. Observe again.

      9)

      With all iCloud bogus gunk turned off carefully and slowly add your iCloud account.

      9)a

      Observe the actual iOS Xcode using Mac and watch logs to see if any processes or applications are running. And if you don’t want them there purge them.

      Observe the operation of device in logs. Reboot. Observe again.

      10)

      Around now you should have the cleanest iPhone iPad device on the planet just humming golden ratio 1.6 stuff ya know. Probably never have to charge it again kinda deal it’s pretty cool.

      Go ahead and let all your exploited tunneled hacked back door Trojaned devices running Windows back onto your network. Or better yet do the same process as above with other devices each separated and update secure them as well? Where you can get a 10 year old $300 eMachines comp running full screen high def youtube videos? LoL.

      11)

      Kinda plain and lame tho you’ll start getting Spanish ads cause you’re not synced into core data trackers like Amazonaws, google, Akamai, iAd.

      A lot of sites will reject you because you’re like the anti-ad anti-tracking streamlined internet Terminator. You won’t be able to interact with many sites. So @ this point go ahead and kick on cookies for trusted sites and maybe even allow JavaScript on some trusted sites. Just don’t open random links so people aren’t injecting php or java sc

      • Chris4sure

        ipt exploits. But some stuff is just not preventable and accept the fact that if someone really wants you they’ll get you but that’s a more advanced subject.

    • Chris4sure

      #part 3

      12)

      Download from only trusted Cydia sources and get cool stuff like:

      Barrell, bigify, dietbar, flux, icon renamer, icon mover, infinidock, dock shift, iconoclasm.

      And a necessity for iPhones is BiteSMS. I run a business where I have to interact with safari and text msg peoples phone #s and holy crap those popup templates and popup texts save me soo much time. I can’t even explain it. Each thing we do has a process and steps and bitesms saves me at least 2-3 steps per interaction streamlining my communication. Apple needs to step up and give some developers freedom.

      Each item you install verify it’s interacting well with other system process so you don’t have different apps trying to do the same thing and clash or crash. If you do it right and become familiar then it doesn’t really take much effort or time just pop open terminal and paste your saved shortcuts to view favorite logs and move on.

      14)

      Conclusion

      This method is a little bit different compared to Kyle’s setup that’s running 60 programs opening ports all trying to do the same thing at the same time clashing crashing leaking and bogging down the advanced Computer which runs Unix operating system (aka iPhone, iPad). And you pretty much gunk up the device installing random stuff from AppStore as well. Ports will be opened Sandbox will be hacked it’s inevitable.

      At the same time this method might be overkill and everyone’s method is different it’s all about what we want and makes us happy at the end of the day. Cause honestly who cares there’s just phones we’ll trash, drop, wash in laundry or run over with car and in a few months it’ll be stashed in the pile of old phones limp and useless.

      I am no authority on this subject and I’m sure I missed a buncha steps and I take no responsibility for anything I ever do or say. Please verify google before applying any methods. This is just a write up from top of my head and as we all know things are always garbled in there depending on the day.

      Goodluck! Thanks.

      Chris4sure

  • Chris4sure

    quote- Mark: “Sorry if I came across like you don’t know what youre talking about. I am just curious because each jailbreak experience is different and the reading comes across like anybody who does it will have a slow/unstable phone. ”

    Unfortunately Kyle doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about just randomly bashes the keyboard with his face. Cool GGlass tho!

  • Douvr

    I had my iPhone Jailbroken for years and haven’t had any problems regarding crashes and sudden resprisngs etc… I think it just depends on how you handle and maintain your device because I don’t use Winterboard and other themes which takes up a lot of space making my phone bloated. I think I’ve used to use jailbroken device cause most of my device are set up to do simple and complex task routinely which is impossible without jailbreak.