We’ve already given you 10 reasons why you should jailbreak your iPhone.But there’s a less attractive side to jailbreaking.
Apple disowns you, you’re a little more vulnerable to security threats, and sometimes things just break.
But those just barely scratch the surface.
Sure, jailbreaking opens your phone up to a new wide world of apps and functionality, but you can sacrifice stability when you run apps that aren't Apple-approved.
Another side effect of Apple-unapproved software -- it can drain the battery life if you go overboard and install loads of jailbreak apps.
If you take a jailbroken iPhone to the Genius Bar for service, they won't help you. When you forgo Apple's 'walled garden,' you pretty much relegate yourself to the Wild West and have to fend for yourself.
That being said, you can always restore your phone to factory settings. Then all is back to normal and your phone can be serviced without any problem.
iOS 6 is looming on the horizon, but jailbreakers won't be able to get it (or any other updates) until a developer figures out how to jailbreak it and then assembles some software for everyone else to use.
Jailbreaking doesn't magically grant you a key to the App Store. You're still spending money on apps.
Consider MyWi, a beloved mobile hotspot app that goes for $20. Or PkgBackup, an app that makes it easier to restore your phone after upgrading, which goes for $8.
While these are by no means prohibitively expensive, it's a bit of a change from the usual $0.99 to $2.99 apps we see on the App Store.
If you're installing jailbreak apps from all corners of the universe, you're at the risk of exposing yourself to malware. This isn't the case if you only deal with the iTunes App Store.
With several hundred thousand apps ready and waiting for you in the App Store, there are all kinds of games and utilities you can use without circumventing 'the rules.' Don't be so quick to abandon it!
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