Jailbreaking is emerging as the next big thing in the world of Apple devices, especially the iPhone. Just about everybody who has an iPhone device wants to jailbreak it. There is no doubt that Jailbreaking comes with its very own set of advantages, but it has certain disadvantages, as well. These are the kind of drawbacks that will make you want to think twice before actually going ahead with the whole process of Jailbreaking.
1. More Tendencies of Applications to Crash
One of the biggest fears of every iPhone user is that the applications that they are using will crash when they most need it. Typically, the apps available on the iTunes store don’t crash as they go through a stringent process of acceptance, where Apple judges the applications for their quality; and only if it is perfectly satisfied that the app meets its standards, it accepts the iPhone app. But, when it comes to jailbroken apps this is not the case. Most of them don’t go through any quality checks and you have no way of making sure whether an app that you think you should download is actually worth it.
Many a times these jailbroken apps don’t function properly and are not good enough to leverage the full potential of the iOS platform. This is why they crash; moreover they also affect the efficiency of the other apps that are on the device. This is why you need to be very careful about what you are choosing and what you don’t. This makes you think whether all this is really worth it.
2. Applications whose features Fail
Again a problem arising because there is no serious attempt made to check the feasibility, functionality and overall efficiency of the jailbroken iPhone app, based on clearly defined standards. There have been cases of jailbroken iPhone apps not performing as per their claims, with some of their features proving to be abject failures. So, if you buy a particular app because you like a particular feature, there is no guarantee that this feature will work on your iPhone. So, at the end of the day, there is always a chance that you end up with an app that doesn’t work as well as you hoped it would. This is why you need to think whether Jailbreaking your iPhone is a good idea or not.
3. No support from Apple
Yes, you won’t get any Apple support and this is a big loss. The company keeps coming up with updates now and then and if there is any problem with a built in app or the device, the company offers timely support. If and when your jailbroken device faces any problem, you don’t have the advantage of asking Apple for support. Instead, you have to find a solution for your problem from other sources. At times, this can be a difficult exercise as you won’t find the required experts who can solve your problem in quick time. So once again the same question will come up – “Should I really Jailbreak my iPhone?”
These are just three of the many reasons why you must think not once, not twice but many times before you jailbreak your iPhone. Always take an informed decision about your Jailbreaking, otherwise you won’t enjoy it.