Good day! I am a long-time iPhone owner but I wasn't able to jailbreak it, even though I've been hearing about it for the longest time. Some of my friends say that jailbreaking will get be awesome benefits like hacking games and downloading paid apps for free. Personally, I don't really find such advantages to be enticing, I mean that's it? But I know that jailbreaking is more than that. So what is the best thing about jailbreaking your iPhone? Aside from getting paid apps for free, are there really any other reasons to jailbreak? Because as of now, I just don't see the point to it. Thanks!!
Asked by: Noel from Nashville, Tennessee
Hi Noel! Jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch does bring a lot of advantages. However, I have to say that you have a pretty limited grasp of just what jailbreaking can do for your device. Yes, you can download cracked apps for free, you can cheat/hack games, you can download iAP purchases for free, and admittedly they are pretty popular reasons for jailbreaking. But that's not what jailbreaking is all about. Personally for me, it's all about the third-party content that helps supercharge my iOS device. I'm talking about jailbreak tweaks, apps and mods from Cydia.
With jailbreak tweaks and apps, I can turn my iPhone into an absolute beast of a device which can do whatever it is that I want. These third-party contents can't be found in the App Store, which is why jailbreaking is essential. Simply, they can make your device more useful and convenient. And the amount of customization that you can do is simply staggering. Downloading free apps doesn't even begin to scratch the surface.
So I wholeheartedly recommend that you jailbreak your device, provided that you want more freedom and you want your device to work just the way you want it. It has its pros and cons, but I can say that the good stuff outweighs the bad. For comprehensive information regarding jailbreaking, I suggest that you read this post.