2 years, 9 months ago

Ever since the release of the first iPhone in 2007, users have been able to Jailbreak their devices, to allow them to have more control over their phone’s functions and performance. Wikipedia defines jailbreaking as ‘the process of removing the limitations on Apple devices running the iOS operating system through the use of software and hardware exploits’, although we know that there’s a whole lot more involved.

With the first iPhone, came the first iPhone hardware. In fact, the iPhone 2G’s CPU was clocked at 620MHz and was running iOS 1.0. In light of this, jailbreaks were one of the first ways to open up the operating system to the users discretion – after all there was no App Store on iOS 1.0 – which means they had enormous popularity.

This being said, there are certain rumours still floating around today, that most likely stem from these older, less reliable, jailbreaks. One of the most prominent of these rumours, is that jailbreaks ‘slow your device down’. This isn’t just a rumour, however, as it can be viewed on older devices that this does occur. My point is that with the current development of the iOS platform, and the hardware that runs it, this is no longer the case.

The iPhone 5 is a hugely powerful device, and runs incredibly complex software. Just because it’s simple on the outside doesn’t mean it’s like that all the way through. iOS is a fantastic mobile operating system, and due to the closed ‘boxed in’ nature that Apple have directed it in, it’s also incredibly safe. With hardware and software like this, I have experienced little to no change in the speed of my iPhone, after jailbreaking with the Evasi0n untethered jailbreak. Of course, a huge part of this is the skill and hard work that went into developing the jailbreak itself, courtesy of the Evad3rs, but Apple have done their part too. By consistently creating faster, more powerful and all round better hardware, they have made the jailbreaking experience as smooth as ever. Gone are the days where you had to constantly monitor how many jailbreak tweaks you had installed, or your 3GS would be a painfully slow handset.

We have entered the golden age of Jailbreaking – join us.


  • http://twitter.com/durgeshskumar Durgesh Kumar

    nice post :)

  • Mark Curtis

    On my iPhone 4, it still gets pretty slow and I have to limit all my tweaks I have installed

    • http://twitter.com/lennonsan Lennon Sandak

      On my iPhone 4 i had same problem but now with my new iPhone 5 no lags or any other problems at all ;)
      Was worth to buy the iPhone 5 although in the beginning i was not sure ;)

      • God

        Well said mate iphone 4 sometimes had a slow BUT the 5 i got now is the bomb i think it would outshine here with the A6 better than even the 4S

  • http://www.facebook.com/QuReah Marcel Pach

    Well done.
    True shit.

  • Lasse Rafn

    Amazing post, yet makes me want a iPhone 5 even more :'(

  • AlexM

    Unfortunately, many Cydia system apps don’t play well together and WILL mess things up if you are not careful as to what you install…

    • http://www.facebook.com/dyllon.richards Dyllon Richards

      They’ve ironed out a lot of those problems in iOS six I haven’t seen many conflicts since iOS 5.1

  • Matthew White

    Although I haven’t tried it on my iPad 3 yet my iPod 4g does experience quite a bit of lag

    • http://www.facebook.com/dyllon.richards Dyllon Richards

      Yeah well you’re one version behind and iPods don’t have the juice of the iPhone anyway Go through with iFile and check and make sure there’s not a bunch of crap you don’t need When you delete packages there’s a lot of files you have to manually delete

  • http://twitter.com/lennonsan Lennon Sandak

    Why can’t just apple work with jailbreak and cydia will be pre-installed and whoever will want to use it, they will and whoever doesn’t can just have a way to delete it and the whole jailbreak ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/dyllon.richards Dyllon Richards

      Because Apple won’t get a cut of cydia sales and they’re ignorant and don’t believe regular people can make things up to apple standards

      • http://twitter.com/labelluna Abel Luna

        You’re right about the sales part. Apple won’t gain any revenue from that. Also, bear in mind that jailbreaking and piracy go hand in hand. That’s not to say everyone does it; however, it comes with it.

        I also think that if this were to happen, iOS would be more like Android with its instability. Furthermore, if Apple were to advertise rooting, that would also mean that any problems that go with it, like possibly bricking your device, would be on Apple and would have to fix your problems free of charge considering they were aware of the risks.

        Not to mention the security issues.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001192141522 Gregory Cannon

    The golden age of jailbreaking- where you have to wait 5 months for a jailbreak to be even possible on your new device.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dyllon.richards Dyllon Richards

      You’re ignorant I don’t think you realize what creating a jailbreak entails just how complicated it is it’s not easy apple doesn’t make it easy Apple is secure it’s hard as hell to break into it

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001192141522 Gregory Cannon

        Yeah, but you have to factor that in when you decide when the “golden age of jailbreaking” is.

  • danny

    i cant wait for the iphone 5s and the jailbreak that will hopefully come with that i currently have a 4s and it seems to leg slightly but it lagged before the jailbreak the evad3rs have done a truely amazing job we just need apple to get involved with the customization side of jailbreaking and the iphone will be the most popular device

    • http://www.facebook.com/dyllon.richards Dyllon Richards

      I say skip the S versions they’ll just add some shitty thing like Siri wait for the six so you actually get an upgrade anyway it’s coming out a few months after the 5S, I started out with the 4 and I love Siri but it’s not worth $600 The 5S supposedly is just basically gonna have a better camera But Tim Cook really is fucking things up leaking that I watch story he’s just doing horrible things I’m an app developer and I’ve almost stoped because I don’t know where Apple’s going I don’t know if it’s can be around in five years

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Johns/1675849741 James Johns

    I used to be like you guys, where something like this would rally my love for jailbreaking. However, I just got a galaxy S3 last week and, so far, I regret nothing. By default, it is already more versatile than JB iOS. Then when you fucking root it… it only gets better =)

    • http://www.facebook.com/dyllon.richards Dyllon Richards

      I don’t like how android works I don’t like widgets On every page ununiform icons And unregulated apps they can do things that you don’t know about, And that don’t work on all versions a jailbroken iPhone totally beats anything android does

  • http://twitter.com/CTv5 Matthew Roy

    Cool post, but the first iPhone was released in 2007. Typo?

  • Wrong

    though not significant – i still notice a slightly slowed OS with the iPhone 5 JB. It may be 0.5 seconds, but that is significant when I pull down the NC, or respring my device. Though it’s not something to complain about, jailbreaks have indeed slightly lagged my iPhone. I feel as if It isn’t the jailbreak itself but the installments. My phone is considerably faster without Winterboard, even if no themes are being used.

  • oshex

    it’s about the community and the tools, nothing else.

  • http://twitter.com/k0nv1ct Nafiz Ali

    Nice post! I love the facts.. =)

  • http://twitter.com/k0nv1ct Nafiz Ali

    A jailbroken IPhone 5 is the beast….awesomeness i wouldn’t have it any other way! Honestly anyone agree. :)