Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pros and cons of jailbreaking

So you have just gotten a new ipod touch and are considering jailbreaking. What risks and advantages should you take into consideration? Here are a few things you should know:
the pros: benefits of jailbreaking
- With a jailbroken device you can customize your ipod to your heart's desire. Want to change what your icons look like, or have a wallpaper background behind your app icons? With hundreds of themes and tweaks the customizations are endless and you can truly make your device your own.
- Hate having to put up with Atnt or just want to stay with your current cell company? Jailbreaking allows users to unlock their phone and support with their chosen carrier.
- Jailbreaking introduces users to amazing features and apps that you simply miss out on without jailbreaking. Playing your favorite old video games, using landscape keyboards for texting and so much more is rendered available to you through a simple jailbreak.

So what is jailbreaking?

Jailbreaking is a simple process in which an apple ipod touch, iphone, or even ipad can be hacked to increase its capabilities allowing countless extra features and rendering it free from apple restrictions. Jailbreaking has become and continues to become increasingly popular as people can customize their product to their liking, multitask, and acquire free third party apps from alternate app stores such as cydia, rock, or installer. The alternate app repositories that jailbreaking offers are preferable in that they tend to often be free or otherwise fairly priced and have a lack of restrictions and limitations.