Advantages & Disadvantages of Jailbreaking an iPhone

The benefits are obvious. A jailbroken iPhone is able to provide much more functionality than the standard one. Here are some of the pros&cons of jailbreaking an iPhone.



Advantages to Jailbreak:

The ability to unlock the network;
The possibility of modifying the system files;
The ability to install applications rejected by Apple and other applications developed by third-party companies via Cydia;
Able to install any software for free;
Possible customization for a device that have installed previous versions of iOS;
Bluetooth transfer between iPhone and other devices (iPhone, iPod, PC, … any device that has Bluetooth)


Disadvantages to Jailbreak:

Disadvantages are little. The jailbreak process is completely reversible by a simple restore in iTunes. The only real disadvantage can occur when you jailbreak your iPhone, the process crashes and sometimes you are forced to resume it or do a restore.

There is a possibility of losing warranty while Jailbreaking an iPhone. However, by a simple restore process in iTunes bring the phone to its original shape;

Impairing the functionality, for many applications installed on Cydia. Applies when you abuse the installing software.
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