Jailbreaking your iPod Touch/iPhone – Pros and Cons

Jailbreaking is a process that allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to run unofficial code on their devices bypassing Apple’s official distribution mechanism, the App Store.

Whenever we hear that , once we jailbreak we could download all the paid apps for free, there is an urge to jailbreak. But the negatives about jailbreaking hold us back!

I am going to list down some of the positives and negatives about jailbreaking.


1. Paid Apps -Jailbreaking allows you to download all the paid apps from the app store for free. You just cannot do that without jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod touch.

2. Customize – After jailbreaking, Winterboard can be used to customize your iPod touch or iPhone. You could change wallpapers, fonts, apply new themes etc.

3 SSH – Jailbreaking also allows you to SSH into your iPod touch or iPhone. With this you could explore all the contents of the device via the internet.

4. If you do not like the jailbreak, you could do a restore from iTunes to get your device back to normal.

Cons –

1. There is a 0.1 percent chance that you may brick your iPod touch or iPhone

2. It voids your warranty(You could do a restore to get it back).

3. You cannot upgrade to the latest firmware release by Apple instantly.

4. You could get the iKee worm or its variants(but if you just change your root password, you won’t get it).

So now its upon you to decide whether to jailbreak or not!