Four Reasons Not to Jailbreak Your iPhone or iPod Touch

Four Reasons Not to Jailbreak Your iPhone or iPod Touch

Let’s start out this post by mentioning a few things. First, we love the iPhone around here and pretty much all of us have one and use it every day. Second, I don’t think any of us has jailbroken their iPhone, at least not the iPhone 4. Also, we love the guys at LifeHacker and read their site every day.

So, when we can have all of those things combined, life is good. I’m talking about, of course, an article over at LifeHacker wherein author Adam Dachis highlight four very good reasons not to jailbreak your iPhone. In summary, here’s what Adam says are the four major negatives:

Goodbye Stability and Safety

While jailbreaking can provide you with plenty of options to increase the functionality of your iDevice, it can also cause things to work unexpectedly.

You Don’t Get to Update iOS as Soon or as Easily

Updating a jailbroken device sucks. When you update, you lose your jailbreak, need to re-jailbreak, and then re-install all your jailbroken apps and extensions.

You’ll Be Restoring Often

Jailbreaking is fairly easy to do—when it works. Sometimes, for unexplainable reasons, jailbreaking just fails. Either you’ll have to keep repeating the process until it works, which gets annoying, or you’ll find yourself performing a full restore pretty often.

Good Jailbreak Apps are Pricey

If you don’t like paying for apps on the iTunes App Store, you’re going to hate paying for them on the Cydia Store.

Some very valid points that he expands on way more in his article. You should go read it. I’ll wait.

Okay, back to what I was saying. As my iPhone 4 is pretty much my only phone these days, I’m not willing to jailbreak it and then have a bunch of problems.

If I had another one, maybe I would feel differently. Until that happen, a vanilla iPhone is the way to go for me.

How about you? Do you jailbreak your iPhones or are they still as pristine as the day you got them?

  • IceRain
    May 8, 2011 at 7:17 am

    nice tips

    the post is so informative

    thanks for sharing

  • Bradleyshoots123
    May 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Those are lame excuses. The jailbreak provide more functionality, and as long as you don’t bombard it with random crap and overload it with jailbroken apps and such, it’ll work fine, if not better than the “vanilla” iPhone/iPod/iPad.