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iPhone 4S Users: Do You Miss Your Jailbreak?

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With iPhone 4S in the wild now, and with millions of sales, no doubt there are some folks out there coming from a jailbroken device to a non-jailbroken device. I have had my iPhone 4S for almost a week now. I am coping without my jailbreak, but I am going through some withdrawl.

Probably the biggest change for most folks, would be the iOS update, to iOS 5. All the new features, alone, make the iPhone all new. Many of these new features seem to be inspired by some popular jailbreak tweaks and apps, so there are some things I can live without, from Cydia. The big difference is, if you still have any device older than the iPhone 4S or iPad 2, you can jailbreak on iOS 5. So, what are we new device owners missing?

Within the first few hours of using my new iPhone 4S, I immediately was missing 3G Unrestrictor. This tweak removes certain 3G restrictions that Apple builds in to iOS. With this tweak installed, you can download apps that are more than 20MB. You can watch high quality YouTube videos, while on the go, and most importantly, for me, you can use FaceTime while on your 3G network. I have really been missing this tweak.

SBSettings is most likely one of the most popular tweaks in Cydia. SBSettings gives you quick access to some settings you use all the time. It has grown so much over the years, and it’s recent update to integrate itself into Notification Center was perfect. I used SBSettings many times a day, and definitely miss it now.

Those are my 2 biggest omissions from iOS 5, that I could get from Cydia. Some others I’ve been missing, but doing okay without are: Infinifolders (enables the ability to put an infinite amount of apps in one folder), biteSMS (a more in depth messaging app, with a quick reply feature that allows to send messages without leaving your current app), and Springtomize (allows you customize many different aspects of your SpringBoard, customizing the look of your OS). We’d love to hear from you, and see what you’ve been missing. Comment below, or head over to our newly re-launched forums!

So, what is the status on the iPhone 4S/iPad 2 jailbreak for iOS5? Well, there isn’t one. That’s the short version. If you like to follow the rumours and stuff, there are apparently a few known userland exploits in iOS 5, that the Chronic Dev Team are working on, to create a new jailbreak tool for the new devices. There is also a possibility of a new version of JailbreakMe.com. As you may know, the developer behind the last couple of iterations of JailbreakMe, comex, is now doing an internship with Apple, so he will not be directly developing jailbreaks right now. However, Saurik (owner and developer of Cydia) has purchased the domain www.JailbreakMe.com. This keeps the domain in good hands, in case a userland jailbreak is found, and developed into something that can be released to the public.

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  • Anonymous

    Yes. Almost so much that I am considering going back to my iPhone 4.

  • Scott Blundell

    Activator! Oh my poor sleep button…lol.

  • Nick

    Thanks for the update.. Hope it comes soon – a non jailbroken iPhone 4S really doesn’t seem to be as useful as a jailbroken iPhone 4

  • Locksmth

    I jail broke my 3GS, but not my 4.  I had too many problems with the jailbroken apps.  I’m probably not going to jailbreak my 4S either.

  • X

    Been playing Arkham City so much I haven’t had time to miss my Jailbreak. However, when I am at work I really wish there was a 4S Jb. I really miss Appsync right about then.

  • I miss SBSettings and My3G for FaceTime. Those ones are huge for me.

  • Kraken

    Lovin my jailbroken iPhone 4 at the moment.  Upgrading (if you can call it that) to an imprisoned iOS 5.0 isn’t worth it.  Looks like you guys with the 4S might be waiting until Christmas or beyond for even a tethered jailbreak.  LOL

  • Anonymous

    My 4S will be arriving soon, and I think I will miss SBSettings, 3G Unrestrictor and my cool vWallpaper + Barrel…

    Hopefully, it won’t be long to develop an untethered jailbreak.
    If jailbreaking is dead, and iOS does not improve to incorporate the things I miss,  I would be very tempted to move to the Android land.

  • Daniel

    Soooo badly missing my jailbreak on my iPhone 4S!

  • Dave

    Stopped jail breaking after upgrading from my 3G to my 3GS. Don’t miss it on my 4S. Seemed to have random lockup and battery drain issues every time I ran with a jailbreak.

    Been using Skype not FaceTime since it is cross platform and available on earlier iPhones that don’t have front facing cameras.

  • Dave

    Stopped jail breaking after upgrading from my 3G to my 3GS. Don’t miss it on my 4S. Seemed to have random lockup and battery drain issues every time I ran with a jailbreak.

    Been using Skype not FaceTime since it is cross platform and available on earlier iPhones that don’t have front facing cameras.

  • just dumped my iphone 4s and now back to my iphone 4 , running cydia hack speed intesifier blows away the iphone 4s and the dam Siri i dont use anyway, not worth the stock os5 without jailbreak 
    sticking to my iphone 4.
    iphone4s is overrated!!!

  • just dumped my iphone 4s and now back to my iphone 4 , running cydia hack speed intesifier blows away the iphone 4s and the dam Siri i dont use anyway, not worth the stock os5 without jailbreak 
    sticking to my iphone 4.
    iphone4s is overrated!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’ll take your iPhone 4S of your hands!

  • Anonymous

    I’ll take your iPhone 4S of your hands!

  • Drewxbarnes

    If it wasnt for jailbreaking. I probably wouldnt have an iphone. Almost all of the things they have on ios is shit i thought of back when i had my 3G.
    I even asked why 3g never had a video camera like my old 2 year phone did.
    To be honest i give apple credit for the touchscreen industry but I am really getting sick of their “oh look how amazing this new feature is” that should have been out years ago. They are clever devils and yet ruthless at the same time.

  • Drewxbarnes

    If it wasnt for jailbreaking. I probably wouldnt have an iphone. Almost all of the things they have on ios is shit i thought of back when i had my 3G.
    I even asked why 3g never had a video camera like my old 2 year phone did.
    To be honest i give apple credit for the touchscreen industry but I am really getting sick of their “oh look how amazing this new feature is” that should have been out years ago. They are clever devils and yet ruthless at the same time.

  • Kane4lsu

    Yeah I keep swiping right on my status bar but nothing happens 🙁 I might just go back to my 3GS for a few weeks..

  • Kane4lsu

    Yeah I keep swiping right on my status bar but nothing happens 🙁 I might just go back to my 3GS for a few weeks..

  • Wuju

    I missed sbsetting, iScheduler and winterboard.  I really really wish the jailbreak will give us the option to turn on and stay in the edge network to reserve battery when I’m not downloading anything. Seriously the constant 3G connection is draining the battery tremendously. I imagine sbsetting can turn off/on 3G – Please make it so.

  • Wuju

    I missed sbsetting, iScheduler and winterboard.  I really really wish the jailbreak will give us the option to turn on and stay in the edge network to reserve battery when I’m not downloading anything. Seriously the constant 3G connection is draining the battery tremendously. I imagine sbsetting can turn off/on 3G – Please make it so.

  • M.

    Jailbreak ruined my iPhone 3G, don’t miss it at all. All those extra features aren’t worth a trashed iPhone.

  • M.

    Jailbreak ruined my iPhone 3G, don’t miss it at all. All those extra features aren’t worth a trashed iPhone.

  • Kylethib

    we all know that anyone who can afford the 4S will buy one. y’all just bitter cuz yo so poor

  • Brian

    After having my 4S for a few days, I’m really not impressed. Camera still isn’t great, faster processor isn’t really noticeable (I’m not playing RPGs on the thing, after all), battery has been draining noticeably faster. Download speeds are increased a bit, and Siri is kinda cool, but it’s essentially cost me over $400 to upgrade from my jailbroken iP4 to an unlocked 4S. Good thing I didn’t sell it yet… gonna get rid of the 4S instead.

  • Brian

    After having my 4S for a few days, I’m really not impressed. Camera still isn’t great, faster processor isn’t really noticeable (I’m not playing RPGs on the thing, after all), battery has been draining noticeably faster. Download speeds are increased a bit, and Siri is kinda cool, but it’s essentially cost me over $400 to upgrade from my jailbroken iP4 to an unlocked 4S. Good thing I didn’t sell it yet… gonna get rid of the 4S instead.

  • Anon

    Loving my oldbootrom 3GS jailbroken and running 5.0 untethered .. sucks to be you guys.

  • Anon

    Loving my oldbootrom 3GS jailbroken and running 5.0 untethered .. sucks to be you guys.

  • Unshaven

    Why didn’t you just wait for a jailbreak for the iPhone 4s?  I am sure it will be coming any day now.

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  • Rebelisha

    IBlacklist , Yourtube, 3G unrestrictor, downloading music n vids playing on ifile, Used installous to download a couple remote desktop apps so I could decide which one was best. Definitely think a jb will be greatly appreciated

  • NoName

    The 3G restrictor kills me. Put an override option apple. I miss that most by far. SBSettings was useful too but I’d give that up for 3G restrictor. Masks + Barrel shall be missed until iOS 5 jailbreak comes out

  • Joe

    “just dumped my iphone 4s and now back to my iphone 4 , running cydia hack speed intesifier blows away the iphone 4s ”
    blows away?
    Not sure if serious

  • Alex

    im missing installous

  • Marklaan123

    barrel is awesome, luckily for me i jail broke my i pad 2 when it had 4.33 so i am having a blast with my i pad 2:P but with my 4s its so boring compared to my 4

  • hacker

    Dude, new jailbreak just got out, got on youtube

  • Christianpg00

    Dont be sad guys !! the new jailbreak is out for the 4s on 5.0.1 + 5.0.0 (; , check it out search greenpoisi0n absinthe jailbreak and it should come up ! good luck i jailbroke my 4s yesterday

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