Bad Jailbreaking Experience? Response to Beatweek’s Lockout: iPhone 5, iPad 3 boot jailbreak hackers from platform at last
Take a brief moment to read this following article… it doesn’t have any pictures besides ads on the sides, but.. it’s a quick read.
There was really one sentiment I got out of this irrational keyboard thumping of an article and a friend of mine was kind enough to help me with a picture that captures the moment…
Simply put, the writer of this article got mad. Not a regular mad, but an irrational mad where he/she wasn’t sure what was going on and started using words out of the dictionary that they might have heard on the news. I’m not really trying to insult the intelligence of anyone but it’s fairly evident from the article it was written in rage. I don’t have to tell you that, you can see that for yourself.
I’m just going to go through a few bigger statements the writer (first off, no idea who the writer is, no listing in the article of the author’s name.. so we’ll call him Rodolfo. Clean, mysterious, who knows… at the least we’ll have a name for this author for future reference.
For as long as the iPhone has existed, this group who comprise far less than one percent of all iPhone users despite often mistakenly convincing themselves that they’re in the majority, has sought to get underneath the iPhone’s operating system, hack it into something different entirely, and use their iPhone as less of a tool and more of a tinker-toy for their geek hobbyist fantasies.
2 points here that make no sense and continue to confirm my theory that Rodolfo is mad. First is the statement that he thinks that jailbreakers/rooters think they’re in the majority. I’ve never seen this statement made by any dev of these applications/techniques nor have I even began to think they feel this way. They do this for themselves and the scene, and they enjoy what they do.. are they in the majority or do they think they are? Definitely not.
Secondly Rodolfo thinks that jailbreaking an IPhone “hacks it into something different entirely”. How so? Simply put, jailbreaking (jb) unlocks your phone so that you can have more freedom to tweak it. If I showed you two IPhones, one jailbroken and one not, side-by-side, you’d have no clue which was which. Sure, if certain programs are installed or certain looks are modified that aren’t necessarily doable through stock IOS, you’d notice. But out of the box, you’d have no clue on which is which. It’s the same operating system, just more control to do what you want. It’s still a phone, just a more powerful phone with more features than stock, get over it.
Their agenda is clear: they consider iPhone users who don’t hack their iPhone to be “in jail” and must be freed. As such, these “jailbreakers” have spent years twisting the arms of every iPhone user they come into contact, begging to be allowed to hack those users’ iPhones as well.
Quite the contrary. I have a lot of people asking me to jailbreak their phones. They ask me what it does, why would people do it, any adverse effects, etc. I don’t notice many people running around “begging” if they can jailbreak phones. Sure, there are some yahoos out there, but Rodolfo seems to have more of these people in his life than most. The concept of jailbreaking is really meant to indicate that the OS is jailed, meaning .. hindered… and jailbreaking is allowing the OS to be more controllable. It’s not to indicate the person using the phone is in jail, ffs.. he mad
As such, Apple is so fed up that it would rather force the tiny hacker group off the iPhone and iPad platform, even if it means those geeks end up buying an Android device instead, just to save the other ninety-nine-point-something percent of the userbase from their menacing ways.
Yes, because ‘preventing’ people from hacking devices has worked so often in the past, right? It’s ingenious! Let’s just make it so that the “hackers” don’t have access to the market! OMG. Yes because this is a soundproof method to lock people out. First off, do you think it will work, most likely not. Do you think Apple has thought they’ve created a product that couldn’t be jailbroken easily, probably. It’s a cat and mouse game, Rodolfo, no one ever wins.. it’s just a race to the legacy. You seem so hardcore about the potential that geeks will be locked out of the new IOS devices…
wait.. very next paragraph
Seeing as how many of these geeks devote their entire lives to working around Apple and continuing to hack their iPhone and iPad as if their life and self-worth depended on it, these geeks may well figure out how to hack the iPhone 5 anyway
I’m not making this up, this is what he wrote. On a side-note, I wonder if Rodolfo realizes that the dev teams that jailbreak the IOS devices aren’t thousands.. it’s a few solid teams of coders. The rest of the people out there just run a program and click JAILBREAK. It’s really that simple.. and I don’t think people are devoting their lives to working around Apple’s security. They go about their lives, wait for a jailbreak, do it, and move on til the next update. Rodolfo must have a close family member who is on the brink of exhaustion from devoting his life to Apple security breaches. It’s a disease, people… we need to address it as such.
But Apple will keep making it harder in the name of forcing the more reasonable among these geeks to give up and use the iPhone as designed instead of mutilating it into an unstable mess, and creating enough hassle for the more hardcore jailbreaking religionists such that they’ll give up and move to another platform
yah, cat and mouse, like I said (notice how Rodolfo first states that what Apple is doing will make ‘hackers’ jump to android devices.. then says these hackers will most likely find ways to hack the new security, then says Apple will make it harder to jailbreak… it’s like, he’s mad or something and can’t form a solid cat and mouse statement in like 4-5 sentences)
Rodolfo’s last paragraph, his summary, is quite inflammatory and awesome. I loved it. He compared iphone jailbreaking devs to terrorists, considered Apple “big brother” and trivialized the benefits of jailbreaking. Do we think that someone is mad?
The odd part of the ongoing jailbreaking saga is that despite the geeks’ collective effort to paint their hackery as “saving” the rest of the iPhone userbase from Apple’s “draconian” and “menacing” and “overlording” ways, the small handful of things you can do with a jailbroken phone nearly all fall under the category of inconsequential (making virtual ants crawl across your screen, replacing the AT&T logo with your own name) or illegal (stealing pay-for features like tethering without paying for them). But then again, those with the least worthy rationale for their holy-war actions are often the ones who are the most religious about it
Jailbreakers do it because they want freedom. If you don’t do it, no one cares. Jailbreak devs are not crying because the millions upon millions of people out there aren’t jailbreaking. They did something because they wanted more freedom to control their device and have done so, legally (yes, it’s legal to jailbreak, according to the DMCA). There’s more to jailbreaking than updating themes and screen savers. Jailbreakers want freedom from censorship, hindrance, restrictions, and overall anything that doesn’t let them control their device as they see fit. Why is this such a bad thing?
Sorry, Rodolfo, I know you’re mad, you know you’re mad.. and now we all know you’re mad. If I were to guess why you’re mad, it’s probably because you don’t fully understand what you’re talking about. It’s probably something a friend of yours did (jailbreak) and had a bad experience. Perhaps it broke you and your girlfriend/boyfriend apart. Maybe he/she didn’t want to jailbreak their phone and you did, and it broke you two apart. Perhaps it is as simple as you really didn’t have an idea of what you were doing when you wrote this article and made yourself look somewhat unintelligent. Kudos, u mad