Why I continue to jailbreak
Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:09 AM
DisplayOut was one of the main reasons I JB my iPhones, because I love to be able to mirror iPhone to the 27" monitor to play games and to play Netflix movies, (I hate how Netflix requires SilverLight plugin to play movies on the Mac and I refuse to allow any Microsoft's junk to pollute my Mac.). Since I found this app called AirServer, DisplayOut is no longer needed. For those who don't know what AirServer is, it's an app install on Mac or Windows PC, it uses AirPlay to mirror any iOS devices to any monitor WIRELESSLY! It has a 7-day trial. And it's only $15.00 to buy, no jb required, well worth it.
The other reason I JB was for the ability to use the iPhone as a hotspot, then I read that AT&T is cracking down on it, so I stopped.
Now I found no reason at all to JB.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:32 AM
And, maybe - if it exists - something like allowing more icons per screen and per folder.
But, so far I've resisted temptation, because we have lost countless hours, to the equivalent of several days worth, sorting out our iPhones' with failed iOS upgrades and phone upgrades with iTunes backups that don't restore folders & apps. And, I don't want to tempt Murphy's law and unleash the digital doom gods putting me through that mess once again or give me a non-functioning phone.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:27 AM
I like SBSettings, iBlacklist, and MyWi of course.
It's not as valuable as it used to be but I usually run JB for a few months and then restore back to my nice, stable phone.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:38 AM
Anyhoo, I still need a JB solution for this phone, which apparently doesn't have a replaceable SIM card (or at least there's no slot). Can someone point me to a reliable vendor for a solution for this phone? I really need a solution, big-time.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:03 AM
I think you're confused between Jailbreak and Unlock. Evasion does NOT unlock your phone.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:52 AM
I'm always frustrated having to thumb around to get quick access to frequently used settings and apps. On the iPhone its this way. On the iPad its that way. This app gives you easy access to airplay on the iPhone, but on the iPad its inexplicably hidden ...
That and missing the 4th row on a keyboard to get to numbers and symbols. Do the people at Apple never enter passwords with numbers & symbols. You can't tell me there's no room for that extra row, when all there is on the screen is the magnified box to type it in ...
Great, now I'm starting to think about all the inefficiencies I dislike about the iDevices
Time for a walk. LOL.
But, maybe MacWorld could do an(other) article on improvements they'd like to see to iOS. There is stuff that was understandably missing in original releases for first releases with a limited size screen. You have to start with something. But, so many versions later, I really would have thought we would have had the best of both worlds, all the way around, by now.
I guess maybe I should jailbreak after all.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:02 AM
Another very important application is ssh, which allows secure communication. Treat the mobile device like any computer:
Change the root and mobile account passwords from their default "alpine" to secure passwords, then turn off root and password ssh logins entirely and use ssh keys:
Setup ssh keys:
client$ ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 2048 -C client_name
[Securely copy ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub from client to server.]
server$ cat id_rsa.pub > ~/.ssh/known_hosts
Reboot the device and you have a rock solid ssh server on iOS.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:41 AM
Ah, that may well be. The solution I purchased was supposed to unlock and jailbreak — two-part process. At any rate, can anyone point me in the direction of a solution that will work with the Verizon iPhone 4?
Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:34 AM
This post has been edited by Martian: 05 February 2013 - 10:36 AM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:48 AM
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:13 AM
You shouldn't be paying for it at all. Jailbreaking and unlocking has been available for free since the first iPhone.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:26 AM
All I ever want to do is use my own fonts on my iPhone, but the free app (via Cydia) hasn't been updated so I have to stick with what's on the iPhone & iPad. I prefer a smaller font size for my Contacts, Favourites and Call List.