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  1. 1. Do You Root/Jailbreak Your Device?

    • Yes!
      66
    • No!
      17
    • I Know How, But Don't Want To.
      9
    • What Is Rooting/Jailbreaking?
      1
  2. 2. What OS is Running on Your Device?

    • Android
      53
    • iOS
      30
    • Blackberry
      1
    • Symbian
      5
    • Windows Mobile/WP7
      3
    • Other
      1
    • Don't Know
      0

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

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Always have.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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[quote name='Vice' timestamp='1300732553' post='593809688']
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.
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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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[quote name='Vice' timestamp='1300732553' post='593809688']
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.
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Did they add a brand new notification system? That alone would make me jailbreak for an alternative.

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Droid X / Rooted - I basically rooted so I could "freeze" apps I don't use to keep them from loading into memory and save a little on the battery life. Haven't tried any custom ROMs yet, but that might be in my future if VZW doesn't get 2.3 released in the next couple of months.

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[quote name='UndergroundWire' timestamp='1300758815' post='593811066']
Did they add a brand new notification system? That alone would make me jailbreak for an alternative.
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I actually don't think it's half as bad as people make it. :D Sure, Androids/WebOSs is wayyy better but gees, it's really no deal breaker... for me at least.

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[quote name='instant.human' timestamp='1300801072' post='593812120']
I actually don't think it's half as bad as people make it. :D Sure, Androids/WebOSs is wayyy better but gees, it's really no deal breaker... for me at least.
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It's funny I see people who are like you who love iPhone say that. And people who love Android say the same thing about battery life.

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Yeah well that's the thing with choice: It depends on your needs and neither on marketshare or blind fanboyism. At least that's what it should be like. I simply don't need what Android has to offer that the iPhone doesn't. So I'm fine with my choice. But of course I'm also fine with anyone who needs what Android offers over iOS. However, bad battery life would be a dealbreaker for me. ;) It p*ssed me off on my 3G aswell. And would p*ss me off with any phone. Android, iOS, WebOS... whatever you can think of. ;)

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No as the iPhone I have is firstly my employers phone and secondly I don't feel I have to, it dos the job fine as it is. Also what I want is on the iTunes store.

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Jailbroke my old iPhone and rooted my current Wildfire

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I allways DO! iOS or Android!

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rooted my Android phone, so i could go from the default 2.1 to an unofficial 2.2 rom , and so my phone is more responsive
some of the custom roms have speed tweaks built in as well

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[quote name='StevenNT' timestamp='1300875355' post='593815312']
No as the iPhone I have is firstly my employers phone and secondly I don't feel I have to, it dos the job fine as it is. Also what I want is on the iTunes store.
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Jailbreak and you realise your missing out.. so many little tweaks the jailbreak scene has done that apple hasn't.

People who say they don't see any reason, I just don't get it.. for a bit of your spare time you have a device that can perform so much more than it could originally?

I do understand there is a risk involved but come on live a little!! haha.

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Android, and no, because my device can't be rooted, and I'm actually very happy having it the way it is! (Xperia Arc)

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