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Thread: Is it worth jailbreaking my 4S?
05-29-2012, 12:36 AM #1Is it worth jailbreaking my 4S?
So I have a black 16gb iPhone 4S on 5.1.1, with the recent jailbreak out I've been tempted to jailbreak. I have been on a jail broken device since 2.2.1 and have loved all the extra features with almost no downside. Well now with the release of iCloud and OTA updates I'm hesitant on jailbreaking.
Reasons to jailbreak
- out of apples control of what I do with MY device
- so many ways to customize my phone
- really everything good about jailbreak
Reasons to not
- Uses Linux so I have little access to iTunes
- No OTA update
- jailbreak data is backed up to iCloud(not worried about getting caught, more of I don't want that jailbreak information in my phone if I decide to restore)
I'm hesitant. If I used windows or mac it wouldn't be a problem, but since I use Linux, it's not easy for me to have access to iTunes. I have windows with iTunes, it's just super slow and a pain to open a program let alone restore a phone and put over 1000 songs back to the phone.
What are your guys thoughts?
05-29-2012, 12:51 AM #2
A IPHONE IS NOT AN IPHONE IF ITS NOT JAILBROKEN
secondly, get a new computer, if anything shall happen and you require restoring your iphone, then you need access to a windows or mac to use itunes to restore and other applications to troubleshoot
there are so many things you are missing out on if you're not jailbroken, plus you're constricted to Apple's standard
dont you wanna be unique? dont you want to have your own style and not conform to Apple's?
just my opinion...
05-29-2012, 01:08 AM #3
I know what I'm missing out on since I've had 2nd gen touch jail broken 2.2.1-4.2.1, 3GS 4.3-5.1.1
My machine has a windows partition where I can access my library with iTunes but is very slow and not a fun task. I miss all the tweaks that allow me to do what the phone should do(3Gunrestrictor) but I don't know if losing OTA updates and jailbreak information in my cloud is worth it
05-29-2012, 01:13 AM #4
really up to you, I can only state an opinion...
the iphone 4s is meant to be jailbroken though, it runs so smooth on a lot of tweaks and themes
besides OTA updates sometimes are not a good idea when you want to jailbreak an idevice always, its always best to do it from a computer via itunes
05-29-2012, 01:20 AM #5
Thanks for your opinion. I've heard how smooth the jailbreak is for the 4S and if it's true then I mean wow! I think what it comes
Down to is me being lazy and not wanting to deal with slow windows and bulky iTunes.
05-29-2012, 03:57 AM #6
I say jailbreak use a Mac if you can it has less issues compared to windows when you jailbreak make sure the thweaks, apps, or mods are updated for you to use or you could end up in a boot loop. Yes having your jailbreak data being saved to iCloud is a pain that's where you make your own backup. A plain Jane iPhone with no jailbreak is lonely and missable enjoy the jailbreak life whil you can I know I do.
05-29-2012, 01:20 PM #7
It is well worth it. If I couldn't jailbreak my devices I don't think I would own any.
A jailbroken 4S is great, with it's A5 processor, it has no lag at all with themes, tweaks, etc.
I highly recommend it.
05-29-2012, 01:23 PM #8
I'm with ya cel just wish I had a 4s to jailbreak with.
05-29-2012, 07:25 PM #9
I also have a 4s and I also love jail breaking. I recently jail broke mine with absinthe 2.0 untethered and thought it was awesome everything works great but the music app does not work at all. And I love to listen to music so I am thinking about restoring soon. If you don't listen to music then it doesn't matter .
05-29-2012, 07:28 PM #10
Restore from a backup an download the 2.0.2 one just jailbroke my friends this evening and everthing is good.
05-29-2012, 07:34 PM #11
For an example of what you can do with a Jailbreak on an iPhone 4s, see my new post: -For EVERYONE!- What's your iPhone iOS 5 Setup?
I'm hoping more folks will get into that post and reply with their setups to give new and experienced users alike ideas of what to do with Jailbreaking. I'm actually brand new to doing this, although I've lurked through the forums and various sites for a long, long time. I'm now going to get active with it all as much as I can to help others and myself learn the ins and outs of this wonderful community and tweaks / apps.
05-30-2012, 12:19 AM #12
05-30-2012, 12:29 AM #13
Yea, it does. So does every other app.
05-30-2012, 12:33 AM #14
Ok thx I'll give it a try
05-30-2012, 12:34 AM #15
Great, tell us how it goes
05-30-2012, 02:13 AM #16
Jailbroke my 4S today using absinthe 2.0.2 for Linux. The Linux tool does need some updating as it doesn't tell you weather it's done, just stays on "Preparing jailbreak data". Other then that the jailbreak was smooth, everything works with no problems as expected.
Only thing I'm going to hate is going back to windows to do full updates...
05-30-2012, 02:21 AM #17
Alright I restored and backed up from ICloud. Then used absinthe 2.0.2 to jailbreak my 4s and I am not having the common music app problem. Thanks for all your help
05-30-2012, 05:21 AM #18
05-31-2012, 08:20 PM #19
J.b 4s (working great for me 5.0.1)
Jump on it what you waiting for
05-31-2012, 09:25 PM #20