iPhone 5 Jailbreak

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LOL, I know Jailbreak is alive, but please convince me that it is not going through a slow death as developers fall farther and farther behind :)
 

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LOL, I know Jailbreak is alive, but please convince me that it is not going through a slow death as developers fall farther and farther behind :)
This is an uninformed comment. In my experience, very few apps that are popular and still necessary (because Apple hasn't provided a stock solution) are abandoned. If you followed any of the big developers on twitter, you'd see that their apps are well-supported and updated frequently.
 

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My point is that only those with old idevices not willing to upgrade take full advantage of a jailbreak. If you have a new idevice, you're lucky to get a few short months of jailbreak goodness before upgrading.
 

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My point is that only those with old idevices not willing to upgrade take full advantage of a jailbreak. If you have a new idevice, you're lucky to get a few short months of jailbreak goodness before upgrading.
At it's all-time worst, it was 8 out of the 12 months that we had a jailbreak for the new phone.
 

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I suppose time will tell with the iPhone 5, I like jailbreaking but this one may take longer than the last, and then the next time may take longer, thanks what I'm trying to say.
 

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I suppose time will tell with the iPhone 5, I like jailbreaking but this one may take longer than the last, and then the next time may take longer, thanks what I'm trying to say.
IMO, the only thing that can kill it is if they stop releasing jailbreaks. The demand is still high and long waits aren't enough to decrease it much. We just have to be a little more patient than we used to after upgrading to new hardware.
 

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I haven't jailbroken for a while now. I am quite happy to stay with stock. However when I was Jailbroken I often found that it was quite buggy at times. I never got to try Absinthe(but would have liked to) and settled for Redsn0w. But Europa, Naps and iPhoneWarrior are quite right. Jailbreaking is not dead and will only become dead if the developers stop releasing Jailbreaks.
 

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Fine, I was wrong, jailbreaking isn't dead but I sure wish it was faster for new idevices.
 

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I only miss Lockinfo and irealSMS, if Apple could do something like irealsms i would be really happy...

lockinfo as i hate the HUGE clock and HUGE slide to unlock...with lockinfo i hide the slide to unlock and clock
 

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Jailbreaking is dead. Now a days it takes longer to jailbreak a device than the device lifespan itself. For example, by the time a jailbreak for the iPhone 5 comes out, we will all be looking at getting the iPhone 5S (or whatever the designation). I jailbroke my 4S but only enjoyed it for a few short months until the next phone came out. If you are like me (buying the latest all the time), then maybe it's time to give up on jailbreaking all together. It's a shame because I enjoy my idevices way more when jailbroken :-(
Wow..reading through the post it seems people think the jailbreak devs have no life/jobs/social life and are expected to be working on the next big jailbreak release all the time.... devs who create the jailbreak and release it for free can take as long as they like as far I'm concerned...;)
 

theorioles33

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I have to agree that there hasn't been much news on the Jailbreak front. Makes you wonder if anyone is working on it or that "no news is good news" and they will surprise us. :)
 

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how come new jailbreak tool came out but still no jailbreak for the iPhone 5 ? i appreciate all their work , but for god's sake i need the jailbreak for this device.
 

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I would say jailbreaking is not what it used to be. As I get more and more used to not being able to run my my favorite jailbreak apps--many that I paid for--I begin to "need" them less and less. That said, soon as the jb is out I'll be all over it! :)



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I would say jailbreaking is not what it used to be. As I get more and more used to not being able to run my my favorite jailbreak apps--many that I paid for--I begin to "need" them less and less. That said, soon as the jb is out I'll be all over it! :)
Mike
Jailbreaking still feels the same to me....I never understand why people who jailbreak their iDevice immediately update the firmware when a new IOS is released.. my iPhone is defined by jailbreaking...I rely heavily on activation gestures through Activator and QuickDo... I like accessing SMS texts and Emails via Cydia apps and using many more little tweaks...Can any new IOS offer the versatility of my present iPhone setup...? No.. so I'm happy enough to wait until a new jailbreak is released by the devs, allowing me to take advantage of the newer IOS firmware.....:D
 
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Jailbreaking still feels the same to me....I never understand why people who jailbreak their iDevice immediately update the firmware when a new IOS is released.. my iPhone is defined by jailbreaking...I rely heavily on activation gestures through Activator and QuickDo... I like accessing SMS texts and Emails via Cydia apps and using many more little tweaks...Can any new IOS offer the versatility of my present iPhone setup...? No.. so I'm happy enough to wait until a new jailbreak is released by the devs, allowing me to take advantage of the newer IOS firmware.....:D
That is great that you are still enjoying the jb tweaks.

As for me the newer iOS firmwares have become more important than jb tweaks, which have dwindled over the years for me as iOS has improved. Heck, despite the criticism, I love the new Maps app. And I'm already using Passbook when I didn't think I would.

To me it is coming to the point where if you want to tinker you might as well go Android. :)



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