iOS 9.1 is launched today, and patched the two vulnerabilities that Pangu Jailbreak team used for jailbreaking iOS 9 to iOS 9.0.2. That’s a fast move and it seems that jailbreaking iPhone is not as solid as the iOS 4.0 times. Jailbreaking iPhone is freeing your iPhone from Apple’s restrictions and limitations, but also invalidating your iPhone warranty, so will you jailbreak your iPhone if the latest version of jailbreaking software is available?
Jailbreaking iPhone is in fact a cat-and-mouse between the jailbreak team and Apple. While the team uses a vulnerability to jailbreak, Apple will sooner or later fix it, and the jailbreak team can’t use it anymore. That’s why Jailbreaking iPhone isn’t continuous and solid. But people can still benefit from jailbreaking iPhone, for example, they can get many interesting tweaks from Cydia and customize their iPhone in their own way. Cydia is an alternative to App Store for jailbroken iPhone, and the jailbrokers can put their apps in this store for users to download. Moreover, a jailbroken iPhone is allowed to download other third-party apps elsewhere. But please note that when you download apps for your jailbroken iPhone, you will expose your iPhone in the risk of malware. As reported, the KeyRaider malware, aims at the jailbroken iPhones, has stolen more than 200 thousand Apple IDs.
The contradiction still exists: iPhone users want to take full control of their devices, but Apple doesn’t allow them to. Back to iOS 4.0 times, jailbreak iPhone can bring much convenience to the iPhone users. They can change the wallpaper settings, and even the status bar. Nowadays, people can still use tweaks from Cydia to change the appearance of the iPhone home screen, and what’s more, they can change the way how notification center and push notifications work. Even the split screen is available on a jailbroken iPhone if you download the ReachApp from Cydia. But if you are stick with an unjailbroken iPhone, you can get smoothly using experience with all the built-in iPhone apps, and faster speed of waking up your device. Also, using the built-in apps on an unjailbroken iPhone rarely stop working or force shutting down.
If you’re interested in jailbreaking iPhone, you may have found that many jailbreak teams or individuals are stopping the jailbreak. The reason may be that iOS becomes more and more solid nowadays, and has enhanced the performance of most built-in apps, so jailbreaking seems to be not that necessary. But for the people who want to expand the functions or discover the new capabilities of their iPhone, jailbreaking may be their best choice. Jailbreaking iPhone isn’t only about changing the appearance of an iPhone, but also the way how you use it. Once you jailbreaking the iPhone, you may want to jailbreak it after every update.
Should I Jailbreak My iPhone? That’s a question which can only be answered by yourself, but we can share some ideas.
- If I jailbreak my iPhone, I will get more interesting apps than App Store can offer.
- If I jailbreak my iPhone, I can take control of my iPhone from Apple and do things I want.
- If I jailbreak my iPhone, I can make my iPhone literally my iPhone, or at least looks like my iPhone.
- If I don’t jailbreak my iPhone, I can get rid of the malware on my iPhone.
- If I don’t jailbreak my iPhone, my device will run more smoothly than the jailbroken iPhone.
- If I don’t jailbreak my iPhone, I can keep my iPhone warranty.
If the iPhone is totally yours, just go ahead when you want to jailbreak it. But if the iPhone is sent from your boss for work use, you’d better think it twice. The last tip in fact isn’t that solid because when you restore your iPhone with iTunes, you will bring your iPhone back to the unjailbreaking condition, that’s to say, you should back up iPhone before jailbreak.