Tuesday, January 13, 2009

To Jailbreak Or Not To Jailbreak?

That's a simple example of what a jailbroken iPhone looks like. For those that don't know, the term 'jailbreak' (referring to an iPhone), is the process of erasing restrictive scripts from your iPhone that gives Apple total control of what you can install on your iPhone. A couple weeks before actually purchasing the iPhone, I ran into this kid that had his jailbroken and he couldn't stop talking about what a big difference it was. I didn't pay much attention because... well, I'm just stubborn like that. Lol. But eventually I did my research and realized you can do some super cool shit when you actually go through with the process.

Believe it or not, when your iPhone is fresh out of the box there are some VERY simple and VERY expected features that it doesn't have. Personally, 99% of these missing features don't affect me for many reason. The main reasons being that I'm not a girl and I own other devices. For example, the iPhone (out of the box) does not record video, zoom in while taking pictures, and doesn't allow you to customize your home screen (apart from re-organizing/deleting your application icons). So all in all, once its jailbroken, you can do whatever the hell you want with it...no restrictions. You can even plug it into a computer through USB and use it as a modem.

There is a catch though (of course). Jailbreaking your iPhone voids your warranty. You could, however, restore you iPhone and wipe it clean in the case that you ever need to send it in for repair. And Apple would never know the difference, well they wouldn't be able to prove it at least. :) Is it worth the risk? I think so. I'll do it soon. Maybe have a follow-up blog. Can't wait to run the original NES (Nintendo) through my iPhone. Super Mario 3 all day!!!

1 comment:

SICKNESS said...

I got my first iPod the nano wet. Went through the washer and dryer ;x

After months of letting it dry I took it back and they gave me another one ... didn't even pull it apart and look ;/