tirsdag 28. april 2009

Jailbreake Ipod Touch, or not?

What does it mean to jailbreake your Ipod touch? What is jailbreaking, and what's so good about it? I know there are 100000's of tutorial videos and explanations out there, but many of them are not very good. So here it is.

For all of you ipod plogs out there that don't know, here it is very simply explained: When you jailbreake you'r ipod (or iphone), you "hack" into the ipod and install 3rd party applications.

Games, programs, emulators and so on. Jailbreaking you'r ipod touch or iphone allows you to get hold of games and programs for your ipod that are not on appstore, and furtheron (if you want to), you can get hold of games and programs from appstore that cost money, without paying. All this for the cost of your Ipod's, or iphone's, warranty (more or less). When you jailbreak your ipod, or Iphone, it does void the warranty. Many people will say, "oh that's no problem. Just restore the ipod and Apple will never know!" Wrong. The tracks from the jailbreaking will still be in the ipod's internal memory after you have restored it, so apple will know, and you loose your ipod's or iphone's guarantee.

So, is it worth jailbreaking you'r Ipod Touch? My opinion is that it is definately worth it. Your ipod touch suddenly becomes so much more fun to use. It also becomes significantly more usefull. After I jailbreaked (or is it jailbroke :S) my ipod touch, I spendt 100% more time on it, and it was 100% more fun to use. It opens for new possibilities, that you don't have generally. You can for example make you'r ipod touch's screen design cooler, smoother or whatever you like, by using Springboard. And so on.

The most used program when it comes to jailbreaking ipod, is QuickPwn. It's easy to use, although I failed the first time i tried to jailbreak my Ipod Touch at the point where you have to hold the different buttons. But that doesn't matter. After download and installation, just follow the instructions on the screen, and if you fail, try again. I'm sure there are 100's of other programs out there that do just the same thing as well. A jailbreake-guide for ipod is now soon to be published as well.

So, although you loose your ipods warranty, I'd just say you go home and jailbreake that Ipod touch...

What is your opinion on this matter? Leave a comment!


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