why jailbreak an ipod touch?

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  • why jailbreak an ipod touch?
  • shreck
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    is it worth doing and what are the benefits?

    CountZero
    Member

    Not sure if you can, after all it’s an iPod, not a phone, so there’s no network to jailbreak. You don’t jailbreak wifi.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    you can run apps from outside the app store.
    you can change the layout and appearance.
    you can completely bork it.

    Premier Icon jam bo
    Subscriber

    Countzero – thats unlocking. jailbreaking can be done on both.

    DickBarton
    Member

    What is jailbreaking then?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    jailbreaking is unlocking the operating system.

    CountZero
    Member

    Sorry, but I just can’t see the point. Once you’ve done that you get no more upgrades, and it’s difficult to imagine there could be many apps from outside that do things any better than Appstore ones. ‘Course, I’ve got a phone, and I want to keep it running properly, not risk screwing it all up, and I want to continue getting upgrades to it’s OS. Plus I just don’t know enough to do it and sort out any issues.

    shreck
    Member

    Can you not get all the apps from the apple store once u jailbreak it?

    DickBarton
    Member

    I never knew Apple geeks could get so engrossed in a primarily PC-orientated past time…interesting…

    wors
    Member

    I have heard that the touch and the iphone share the same guts, and if you jailbreak the touch you can use it as a phone, there are plenty of sites if you google it.

    andywhit
    Member

    >I have heard that the touch and the iphone share the same guts, and if you jailbreak the touch you can use it as a phone, there are plenty of sites if you google it.

    April 1st still a few weeks away 🙂

    andywhit
    Member

    http://www.truphone.com/ will allow you to use a touch as a phone using VoIP. You have to buy a separate mic/headset for the touch also + it requires you to be within range of a usable wireless network of course.

    truphone is available free from AppStore so no need to jailbreak to use it.

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