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Poll: Do You Root/Jailbreak Your Device

Do You Root/Jailbreak Your Device?

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#1 UndergroundWire

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 18:04

Like the topic states. Have you rooted / jailbroken your device?


#2 WhatWarning

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 18:25

Always have.

#3 Steve B.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 18:27

Did on my old iPod touch 1st Gen. Haven't since getting my iPhone 3GS, before it was to install 3rd party apps, now the only reason I see is theming. And even then the default always seems to work best for me.

#4 vetcashman

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 18:28

I voted no, only because I'm quite happy with my stock HTC Desire at the moment. When I get a new phone I may play around with it and see what it can do when it's rooted.

#5 Jen Smith

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 18:31

Yup. Partially because I don't like being told what I can and can't do with a device I own, but mostly it's just extending its capabilities to do things that aren't normally available,or just because I can. Not for everyone of course, some don't need it (or even care, happy with out-of-the-box), others because they may wind up bricking the device.

#6 OP UndergroundWire

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 18:31

My observation thus far (not just from this topic) is that Android users are more likely to Root than iPhone users to Jailbreak. I wonder how this plays out?

#7 Vice

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 18:35

I have jailbreaked my iPhone and iPod Touch in the past. But now that Apple has added many of the features that I originally Jailbroke for I don't feel the need to now so I don't.

#8 instant.human

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 18:50

I have jailbreaked my iPhone and iPod Touch in the past. But now that Apple has added many of the features that I originally Jailbroke for I don't feel the need to now so I don't.

Yeah, me too. Jailbroke again a few weeks ago but haven't used a single jailbreaking-only-app yet... :whistle: no need for it. iOS has everything I want/need.

#9 Orange Battery

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 18:53

Not since moving to Android, did with Iphone (3GS as the time)

#10 WelshBluebird

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 18:57

My old phone was a SE Xperia X1. So while Windows Mobile was rubbish, it did / does let you do pretty much whatever you want.
Because of that - I jailbrook my iPhone 4 as soon as I got it. Got a few tweaks on there (pull to refresh on safari is a notable one IMO), along with a few "standard" JB apps like backgrounder etc.

#11 SMELTN

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 20:11

Every device I own is. IPhone 3gs, ipad, Samsung captivate and G2. All jailbroken/ rooted

#12 alexalex

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 20:13

iPhone 4. No. Didn't find the need yet.

#13 Xilo

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 20:16

iPhone 3GS. Apple implements features so half-assed that jailbreaking is a necessity.

#14 a.mcdear

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 20:17

Rooted my Droid Eris.
Verizon or HTC cant be bothered to keep the OS up to date, and I HATED the sense UI...
So rooting lets me run Gingerbread (2.3.3 CM7) on my device which is awesome.

#15 OP UndergroundWire

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 01:53

I have jailbreaked my iPhone and iPod Touch in the past. But now that Apple has added many of the features that I originally Jailbroke for I don't feel the need to now so I don't.


Did they add a brand new notification system? That alone would make me jailbreak for an alternative.