Are there problems caused by jailbreaking?

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Are there any problems by jailbreaking the iPhone? Can we do it ourselves and what are advantages?
 
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The pros outweigh the cons, IMO. Voiding the warranty doesn't even need to be factored in. You can restore to factory settings if you need to take it in for warranty work. Most of the problems and hassles you hear about are related to unlocking (using the phone with an unofficial carrier). Here is a list of the pros and cons that I made a few months ago:

Cons:
1. Lag. It's usually not even noticed unless you're using an older iPhone model. I notice that stock apps take about 1 second longer to open, but that's about it.
2. Battery life might be slightly decreased.
3. You can't hit that update button in iTunes the second it appears. Well, you can, but you might temporarily lose your untethered jailbreak, so it's best to wait. If you do this anyway and then decide you want to roll back the firmware, you can do that as long as you have your SHSH saved. They are automatically saved after the first one.

Pros: (There are a lot more than this. These are just some of the highlights)
1. The freedom to do things outside the scope of an application and the ability to install apps that were not approved for the App Store for various reasons.
2. Fast access to settings toggles.
3. Full access to the file system.
4. Customization and theming.
5. Custom gestures and buttons for features, such as a springboard pinch to activate the flashlight.
6. Managing photos and videos on the iPhone (create folders without iTunes).
7. Enhancing stock apps. Add a download manager to Safari, save attachments in email, add a download feature to YouTube, pull to refresh Safari, access WiFi only apps, such as FaceTime, on 3G, and add a navigate button to Maps (opens in Navigon or TomTom).
8. Live weather on the lockscreen and springboard.
9. Accelerate animations in the GUI.
10. Add more folder options and improve the task switcher.
11. Enable iOS direct printing (AirPrint) for non-supported printers.
12. Bluetooth media file transfers between iDevices.
13. Better text messaging apps. Send and reply to texts on the lock screen and from within apps.
14. Action Menu customizations. This adds additional functions, such as favorites, dial and to bottom, to the stock cut, copy and paste functionality.
15. Add a user agent faker toggle so you can quickly switch between mobile and full site website browser user agents.
16. Free tethering.
17. Managing music without iTunes.
 
Oct 31, 2011
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The pros outweigh the cons, IMO. Voiding the warranty doesn't even need to be factored in. You can restore to factory settings if you need to take it in for warranty work. Most of the problems and hassles you hear about are related to unlocking (using the phone with an unofficial carrier). Here is a list of the pros and cons that I made a few months ago:

Cons:
1. Lag. It's usually not even noticed unless you're using an older iPhone model. I notice that stock apps take about 1 second longer to open, but that's about it.
2. Battery life might be slightly decreased.
3. You can't hit that update button in iTunes the second it appears. Well, you can, but you might temporarily lose your untethered jailbreak, so it's best to wait. If you do this anyway and then decide you want to roll back the firmware, you can do that as long as you have your SHSH saved. They are automatically saved after the first one.

Pros: (There are a lot more than this. These are just some of the highlights)
1. The freedom to do things outside the scope of an application and the ability to install apps that were not approved for the App Store for various reasons.
2. Fast access to settings toggles.
3. Full access to the file system.
4. Customization and theming.
5. Custom gestures and buttons for features, such as a springboard pinch to activate the flashlight.
6. Managing photos and videos on the iPhone (create folders without iTunes).
7. Enhancing stock apps. Add a download manager to Safari, save attachments in email, add a download feature to YouTube, pull to refresh Safari, access WiFi only apps, such as FaceTime, on 3G, and add a navigate button to Maps (opens in Navigon or TomTom).
8. Live weather on the lockscreen and springboard.
9. Accelerate animations in the GUI.
10. Add more folder options and improve the task switcher.
11. Enable iOS direct printing (AirPrint) for non-supported printers.
12. Bluetooth media file transfers between iDevices.
13. Better text messaging apps. Send and reply to texts on the lock screen and from within apps.
14. Action Menu customizations. This adds additional functions, such as favorites, dial and to bottom, to the stock cut, copy and paste functionality.
15. Add a user agent faker toggle so you can quickly switch between mobile and full site website browser user agents.
16. Free tethering.
17. Managing music without iTunes.
What do u advice for me ?!to jailbreak r not
 

iphonewarrior

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u suggest
Me an idea ?will the phone become slow r strucked lyk that
It's your choice. If you want to jailbreak your phone then do it. The pro's and con's have been posted for you. If you have a busy theme and a lot of Mobile Substrate add-ons then your phone will probably slow a little.