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  • [Q&A] Would you pay for a Jailbreak?
    Apple has released iOS 9.3.2 a few days ago and iOS 10 is around the corner with the expected announcement to be made at WWDC June 2016.


    As of right now there is no free Jailbreak nor such thing as a paid Jailbreak but we want to know if Pangu or TaiG released a Jailbreak tomorrow would you pay for the Jailbreak?

    Note: Beware of FAKE Jailbreak websites which are free and paid. Research before guessing.

    Discuss below.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Q&A] Would you pay for a Jailbreak? started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 54 Comments
    1. anig's Avatar
      anig -
      Small fee sure 5-10 dollars
    1. Bo Troxell's Avatar
      Bo Troxell -
      Yup, sure would.
    1. AmadeusKaelPyralis's Avatar
      AmadeusKaelPyralis -
      I would on certain conditions. The cost would need to be low. Under $10. Also, the jailbreak would have to be something I could then do myself or get redone in case of bricking, phone reset, accidental upgrade... basically one-time for that specific break.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Yes
    1. rreed410's Avatar
      rreed410 -
      Yup but no more the $10
    1. Christophxr's Avatar
      Christophxr -
      Theoretically, I don't think most people would have a problem dishing out $10-$20 for a jailbreak, but in practice, it's almost inevitably a huge pain in the *** that those same people would not want to have to go through. Just off the top of my head, whatever system must needs be in place for paying would have to account for the below:

      - Device getting reset and needing to be jailbroken again
      - Forgotten accounts/passwords
      - Refunds for it not working as expected (for example, bricking)
      - People sharing accounts
      - Security measures to prevent card hacking
      - Convenient, painless way of paying and verifying in the first place
      - Avoidance of scams (this is for the consumer; the current method of avoiding scams is simply not paying; that changed when jailbreaks are paid for)
      - Trying to get new jailbreakers (this is for the community); them having to pay up front instead of it just being free would likely be a huge turn off for a lot of people

      Because Apple obviously doesn't support jailbreaks, it's not like it could be implemented through the one ecosystem we've all already submitted to (since we have iDevices in the first place), but that's unfortunately the only place I could see it existing without being a pain in the d**k. Paying for apps in Cydia alone already has its annoyances. None of this is to even mention the kids who don't have the means with which to pay for anything electronically unless they go to the store and buy a VISA gift card for an extra $5.

      It's kinda like music. We really started pirating it en masse because that took less effort than going to the music store, buying the CD, ripping the songs from it and finally putting them in our MP3 players—or giving a sketchy, totally unaffiliated website your credit card number when giving your credit card number to a website online wasn't nearly as common as it is today (and I'd still wager we wouldn't give it out to those sites today).

      But away from the tangent and back on topic: sure, in theory, sure. But in practice, maybe donation pages are the way to go.
    1. pnunez1310's Avatar
      pnunez1310 -
      Sure!!! I would pay. As long as is not a high price. Max I would pay as a matter of fact is 20$
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Like I said in one post if it was at a maximum for $10 per firmware jailbreak I would.
    1. xushi's Avatar
      xushi -
      Tricky.

      Realistically speaking, and you may not like to hear it, but many of us jailbreak to not pay for expensive apps and install them for free (for whatever reasons). Some might not find the point of paying for a JB because of that. Others might find it reasonable to say pay $10 - $20 for a JB to install expensive software that would have cost them $50, 100, 300.....


      If I were to pay, I would expect guarantees that the JB will work with minimal hassle. So far for the last Nth jailbreaks, it's been a nightmare to do it perfectly unless you wiped your device (which is inconvenient).

      I would also expect support, actual support and not running for hours onto random forums of "me too!", "yea this happened to me!", "try this - worked for me (but not for anyone else!)"

      Also, I personally would insist on a refund if a few weeks later the jailbreak is patched and one cannot restore or re-JB due to Apple's code signing or patching or whatever.. This alone is a big issue to consider.

      Otherwise, if they were to keep it as a donation, I would be happy to donate when I have a few spare dollars, since they really did work hard and deserve something in return.
    1. Hip5's Avatar
      Hip5 -
      Yes yes yes
    1. rolandgabor's Avatar
      rolandgabor -
      Heck yeah
    1. x2dope's Avatar
      x2dope -
      I'd pay $25 for a jailbreak. $75-$100 if I could use tinyumbrella to restore my phone to any firmware.
    1. RobLo76's Avatar
      RobLo76 -
      10-20 bones, yeah. I've donated before.
    1. systememp's Avatar
      systememp -
      Yup. I've paid for some Cydia tweeks before. So why not?
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      I would pay up to $20 for it, as long as it's a one time fee. I have 4 iPhones in my household.
    1. Answer1o1's Avatar
      Answer1o1 -
      The problem would be on the Devs side. People don't mind paying. But can they make it worth paying for? Will all the tweaks and apps be updated ASAP and be stable? I wouldn't be happy paying $20 for something that doesn't work. Or takes almost a year to work 80%. And then what happens when a new iOS comes out? Do we have to pay again for the new jailbreak? How fast are they going to update everything? It would only be a headache for them to charge for a jailbreak. Too many negatives
    1. therandy's Avatar
      therandy -
      Quote Originally Posted by xushi View Post
      Tricky.

      Realistically speaking, and you may not like to hear it, but many of us jailbreak to not pay for expensive apps and install them for free (for whatever reasons). Some might not find the point of paying for a JB because of that. Others might find it reasonable to say pay $10 - $20 for a JB to install expensive software that would have cost them $50, 100, 300.....


      If I were to pay, I would expect guarantees that the JB will work with minimal hassle. So far for the last Nth jailbreaks, it's been a nightmare to do it perfectly unless you wiped your device (which is inconvenient).

      I would also expect support, actual support and not running for hours onto random forums of "me too!", "yea this happened to me!", "try this - worked for me (but not for anyone else!)"

      Also, I personally would insist on a refund if a few weeks later the jailbreak is patched and one cannot restore or re-JB due to Apple's code signing or patching or whatever.. This alone is a big issue to consider.

      Otherwise, if they were to keep it as a donation, I would be happy to donate when I have a few spare dollars, since they really did work hard and deserve something in return.
      As you said, "realistically speaking", I've never "pirated" software when I jailbroke my device. And to be even more realistic, it's this thought alone that gives "jailbreaking" it's bad name. I personally have over $100+ of purchased jailbreak apps via Cydia and some that even go back to the days of rockyourphone before Saurik(Cydia) aquired them. And hundreds of dollars of actual App Store purchases to boot. So you're right, I don't like to hear it. But I don't agree with you in that the majority is in this group. Call it naïveté if you'd like, I just hope that people understand that the developers work their asses off on their apps, and rightfully so, should be paid for that work.

      In keeping on-topic, I have and would again pay "donate" for a jailbreak. I wasn't forced to pay in the past, but as I stated above; their work is deserving of payment.

      Good night! =)

      PLUR
    1. Purple Minion's Avatar
      Purple Minion -
      I would be willing to pay Apple up to $50 to be able to modify my phone in any way and at any time I wished. This means I would be able to install Cydia and any jailbreak apps without needing an actual jailbreak program. Furthermore, this would include the ability to downgrade to any prior iOS release.

      Frankly, I'm sick of corporations and the government trying to protect me from myself. It's my own property – I paid for it. If I screw it up, that's my concern, not theirs. It's ironic that of the few problems I've had with iOS over the years, nothing significant was ever caused by a jailbreak app. It seems like the best developers aren't working for Apple; they're out in the real world creating apps on their own.

      Dear Apple:
      I neither want nor need a nanny. I'm allowed to do anything I want with my computers, so why are my iOS devices any different? I appreciate your desire to make easy-to-use devices which don't require technical abilities. That's a laudable goal. But have some pity on us techies, would you please? Your company was founded by tinkerers, and it's brimming with engineers and technical folks like me. Come on Apple – have a heart!
    1. ckw's Avatar
      ckw -
      Thats $50 that you dont have to worry about spending.
    1. Bo Troxell's Avatar
      Bo Troxell -
      Quote Originally Posted by therandy View Post
      As you said, "realistically speaking", I've never "pirated" software when I jailbroke my device. And to be even more realistic, it's this thought alone that gives "jailbreaking" it's bad name. I personally have over $100+ of purchased jailbreak apps via Cydia and some that even go back to the days of rockyourphone before Saurik(Cydia) aquired them. And hundreds of dollars of actual App Store purchases to boot. So you're right, I don't like to hear it. But I don't agree with you in that the majority is in this group. Call it naïveté if you'd like, I just hope that people understand that the developers work their asses off on their apps, and rightfully so, should be paid for that work.

      In keeping on-topic, I have and would again pay "donate" for a jailbreak. I wasn't forced to pay in the past, but as I stated above; their work is deserving of payment.

      Good night! =)

      PLUR
      Well stated my friend.