As you may have heard, people who have purchased an iPhone or an iPod Touch of any generation are able to “Jailbreak” the system. But what exactly is “Jailbreaking?”  iPhones and iPod Touches are capable of lots of customization, but Apple put a restriction on them to make them uniform. “Jailbreaking” is simply breaking that restriction with the help of certain software.
Pros
-Customization
a. themes
b. more room for apps

-Applications Apple rejects: Google Voice
-System wide configurations

Cons
-Viruses can be easily caught by downloading cracked apps
-Can’t turn off iTouch/iPhone without having to restore it when you turn it on again (Tether Jailbreaks).
a. leads to always having on which leads to battery problems.

So, is it worth risking your $199-$399 Apple hand-held glory just for customization and app access?

What do you think? Leave a comment!

Comments

  1. Peter says:

    I’ll tell you after I do it… have any recommendations for a site that details out the process and has the necessary tools to download to do this for a 1st generation iPhone on Windows?

  2. Nick says:

    For OS 3.1.2 I would use blackra1n. It I’d incredibly simple just make sure iTunes and iTunes Helper is closed and run blackra1n. You can download blackra1n from http://www.blackra1n.com. Here is a tutorial, though it shows Mac screenshots the process is identical.http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com/2009/10/26/tutorial-jailbreak-iphone-blackra1n-rc2/. Note: If you are using Windows 7, make sure that you run Windows XP SP2 Compatibly Mode.