What is jailbreaking and why should I do it?

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  1. TheSockNaster
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    Basics

    Jailbreaking is the process of removing the hardware restrictions on Apple's iOS on devices that are running it through software exploits. Devices compatible include the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Apple Watch, and 2nd Generation Apple TV. Jailbreaking allows root access to the iOS file system and manager, allowing the download of unsupported applications, extensions, and themes that are not on the Apple App Store. Jailbreaking is a form of privilege escalation and the term has been used to describe privilege escalation on devices by other companies as well. Restoring a device with iTunes completely removes the jailbreak.

    In a nutshell
    You get to have themes, free apps, cool features, and look cool. B-)

    Reasons to jailbreak
    One of the reasons for jailbreaking is to expand the features of your iDevice and bypass the limit set by Apple. Apple often bans apps from the app store, but with jailbreaking there is always a way to get access to the banned apps like Flappy Bird. Also we have awesome emulators like DS, GBA, GBC, GB, N64, SNES, NES, and many more.

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    Bad side to jailbreaking
    Now with every good thing in life there are very bad things to. When jailbreaking any warranty on your iDevice is void. If something does happen to your jailbroken iDevice and you want to repair it with Apple then simply go to iTunes connect your iDevice click backup and then hit restore. Now when you take it to Apple they will never know a thing. Now time to explain a big bad side to jailbreaking. If you are not careful enough with your jailbreak then malware can easily get to your iDevice. To avoid this simply get tweaks from trusted sources.

    Current jailbreak Exploits
    iOS 9/9.1 - Jailbreak exploit found, but not released. - iPhone 5+, iPad 2+, and iPod Touch 5+
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    iOS 8.4.1 - Jailbreak exploit found, but not released. - iPhone 4s+, iPad 2+, and iPod Touch 5+
    YouTube Video

    iOS 8.4/8.2/8.1.3 - Jailbreak exploit found and released. - iPhone 4s+, iPad 2+, and iPod Touch 5+.
    Jailbreak 8.4

    iOS 8.3 - Jailbreak exploit found and released. - iPhone 4s+, iPad 2+, and iPod Touch 5+
    Jailbreak 8.3

    iOS 7.1.2/7.1 - Jailbreak exploit found and released. - iPhone 4+, iPad+, and iPod Touch 5+
    Jailbreak 7.1.2

    WARNING: I am not responsible for any damage done to your iDevice. If anything goes wrong P.M me!
     
  2. FAST6191

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    I also hear you can pirate applications if you jailbreak your phone. That is surely a positive.
     
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    Why do people always link youtube videos.
    Written text is superior as you can do that step by step.
     
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  4. TheSockNaster
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    That is up to the user