With no new jailbreaks in a while, is anyone really missing them these days?

With each new iteration of iOS that gets released, there has almost always been the question of when a jailbreak will be available to cover it. For the past little while though, it seems as though that question has kind of died off much like how new jailbreak releases have themselves seemingly died off.

I used to jailbreak every iOS device I had as soon as one was available but eventually I grew tired of waiting and moved on. These days, I'm pretty much over them but what about those folks who say they 'need' jailbreak? Are they running around with outdated software on their devices? And what about those folks who want to jailbreak but for whatever reason aren't able to do so? 

iOS7 does make it easier to go without a jailbreak. Will probably still do it when it becomes available. mpham2, iMore Forums Member

iOS 7 arguably brought a lot of nice new features that help reduce the desire for such things but there's certainly some folks who would jump at the chance to jailbreak their device if they had the chance, whether it be for a few key apps or functions that Apple still hasn't managed to fulfill in their OS.

The only thing I'll still jailbreak for is BiteSMS. swarlos, iMore Forums Member

So where do you all stand? Are some you really missing jailbreaking your device and really wish you had that capability back or are you like a lot of the folks in the iMore Forums and feel as though iOS 7 covered a lot of the reasons you jailbroke your device in the first place? Let us know in the comments how feel about it all or share your thoughts in the iMore forums.

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With no new jailbreaks in a while, is anyone really missing them these days?

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Agreed, pre iOS7, i'd use my phone and wish there was jailbreak for this so that this and this would be far more.."user friendly" but since iOS7, i haven't thought much on it. frankly waiting for it has also become quite tiring which i guess is a good thing when it comes to not thinking of jailbreak release date.

i jailbroke for music in the notification bar tweak, sbsettings for faster access to wifi/data, and of course i like to make my own UI and customize my entire homescreen to become as minimal as possible.

when its available, its available and i will always take a stab at the new jailbreaks. but as far as we've come now with interface, it's not worth the waiting, complaining, or desperately looking for those "jailbreak for $30" fake websites.

I jail broke my devices since the beginning, but iOS7 and many of the apps from the App Store do what I jail broke my devices for. And with the future release of 7.1, it seems to be heading more in the non-jailbreak direction for me. I doubt I'll do it again.

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I have seen some really cool things on jailbroken devices and I can completely understand the desire to jailbreak a device, but I've always preferred to leave well enough alone, especially with regard any firmware/system updates that roll downs the line that would be incompatible with a jailbroken device - which from my perspective is one of the reasons why Apple would be against jailbreaking. Apple does such a good job of taking care of all the technical work, and I just prefer to click "Update" and sit back for the ride. :D

I kept my iPhones jailbroken for a long time. The only thing I miss after ios7 is quick reply for text messages. I've seen a few tweets lately hinting that a jailbreak is coming, but I don't think I'll do it now unless something new and innovative comes out of the jailbreak community.

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I was never one of the diehards with regards to jailbreaking. I would occasionally do it, but I have not really been missing anything other than the sweet lock screen that you can change with jailbreak. I think apple could essentially crush the jailbreak community if they took features from it and implemented it into IOS.

I used to tweak my phones on Palm OS, Android, and later ios. But nowdays it's just not worth the hassle of worrying about it. I now prefer to stay non-jailbroken and just do without the few minor perks jailbreaking gave to me.

I just use my iPhone now rather that worry about much customization.

I'm with you. I used to jailbreak and root all of my devices. Now I finally settled on just buying a device that will work out of the box the way I want it to.

I used jailbreaking for a ton of stuff with iOS 4, 5, and 6. But since iOS 7, I'm not sure. The only reasons I jailbreak are mostly for tethering (AT&T 2 GB plan user) and quick reply. But since next year, my family is going to T-Mobile, I won't need Tetherme for tethering. And if iOS 8 adds native quick reply next year, I might stop jailbreaking.

I thought I would jailbreak iOS 7 when a jailbreak came out, but after a some time of it, I don't think I would. The stock OS works well and doesn't get in the way. The only thing I'd wish for is faster transitions and blur animations for multitasking.

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Seems to me if wanting to jailbreak ones device is a concern, doesn't it make more sense to get a high end android phone? I'm not just trying to be a troll. Android has vastly improved and provides an almost limitless possibilities to customize your device.

I've jailbroken my devices for years. And am running my 4S on iOS 6 still because there's no jailbreak. What I'd really miss is BiteSMS and OpenNotifier. If iOS added this functionality I'd never Jailbreak again. And honestly I wish I didn't have to. I'm soon upgrading to a 5S and will keep it stock for a while even if there is an iOS 7 JB since I want to see if I can deal without it. I'd rather not have to worry about jailbreaking and be able to just stay up-to-date with the iOS updates that come out...

I've jailbroken everyone of my previous iPhones, I'm sure I'll do the same with this one when one becomes available. I don't really need to jailbreak as iOS does everything I need it to do. I just like being able to customize things if I want, mostly I end up just changing the fonts around.

While iOS 7 is very nice, I still can't wait to jailbreak. There's so many little things that you can do to truly make your device different from everybody else's.

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Yes, but I just feel like jail breaking my iPhone I guess cuz I'm used to it ? But I want to be able to do more than what iOS let me specially iFile this is the app that I want.

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Never saw a need to jailbreak. Don't want to spend inordinate amounts of time fiddling with my phone when there are 100s of thousands of apps out there that can do just about anything you can think of.

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I never jail broke my device mainly because it was still under warranty. But with iOS 7 I don't really have any desire to jailbreak it because iOS 7 has a lot of the features I wanted.

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I had fun jail breaking for a while but playing old NES games got old, I switched to a shared data plan so there was no need to get the tethering apps, and I realized that many of the tweaks were buggy and ridiculous.

I bought a HTC One and it scratches the jail breaking itch. Taskr, giganticon, lux, and other apps provide more customization than I can handle. And they're in the official App Store so the developers can make some decent money to maintain the apps.

I am probably going to switch back for the next iPhone because I do love iOS 7 and a big iPhone would be awesome.

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I use to be so impatient waiting for a jailbreak, but after every iOS update from 4 to 5 to 6 and now 7 I have been less eager to do it. Apple has done a decent job in implementing many of the popular JB tweaks into their iOS. The only thing I really miss some of the minor tweaks like hiding the "store" button from the music app or small customizable tweaks like personalized messages in the slide to unlock... It's the ligule things I miss most

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Not missing jailbreaks at all. Nothing that great comes from them and in the end they just glitch the phone

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For the first time in almost 4 years I actually wanted a jailbreak. When I first moved from android it was never a thought in my mind to go back. Even with all the added features of iOS 7, I have found myself, for the first time, looking for more. I think it's more hardware related, I can't pin it down. I sold my iPhone 5 for the nexus 5, giving android 4.4 a shot. I really hope Apple does something great with iOS 8 and the iPhone 6.

Honestly I didn't really like iOS7's aesthetic change and some of its functionality. I've noticed that it crashes a lot more than iOS6 which crashed more than iOS5. I've always had jailbreaks on my iOS devices since iPhone 3G so I'm used to crashes but that was because of the tweaks so it was part of the trade off of jailbreaking, an unstable OS. Stock iOS was always very stable and iOS7 isn't really that but it seems to be getting there. I like the swipe from the bottom which lets me forget of one of the biggest features of jailbreaking sbsettings. The only tweaks I do miss are activator and bitesms. If I got that stock on iOS I could forget of jailbreaking forever.

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I am still running iOS 6 on my iPad. Will probably jb 5s once it's available.

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Nope, only thing I miss is BiteSMS, that was about the only I would JB for anyway, so yeah, no qualms about no more JB's.

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Luckily my iPad and iPhone are still on iOS 6 and jailbroken.
Even if we get iOS 7 jailbreak, I'll highly doubt I'll upgrade since I really dislike the look and feel of iOS 7.
If rumors of larger iPhones and iPad turn out to be true, I may upgrade and will be eagerly awaiting a jailbreak in order to tweak the OS to my liking.

Agree, can't say there's tons if stuff I need at this point that would make me want to JB. BiteSMS maybe.

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Agree, can't say there's tons of stuff I miss that if want to JB for. Maybe BiteSMS

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Agree, can't say there's tons of stuff I miss that if want to JB for. Maybe BiteSMS

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Honestly instant reply(common 7 iterations of the stupid is and that has been fix yet? Blackberry fixed it in 6 months) and push privacy

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iOS 7and iPhone 5s are still new to me so I don't miss jailbreak that much. My cell provider just started wifi tethering service and I finally got wifi in my house. I do miss quick reply(bitesms) and I always put seconds on my lock screen clock.
But the thing I miss the most is ifile so I can get rid of the shutter sound on the camera. I think it got louder too. Japan and a few other countries can not disable this sound.
When and if a jailbreak comes I'm not sure if I will do it. I am enjoying the speed and iOS 7 did bring a lot of feature to the iPhone.
I would like to see more features brought to countries outside the US. Some of these can or will be available though a jailbreak. So what new features the jailbreak community will bring to iOS 7 will be my deciding factor.

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I'm in the same boat as swarlos, and I still don't understand why Apple added quick reply/compose functionality to Mavericks, but not to iOS 7. It was done well, and it seems like it would have been easy to code it into iOS 7. But then again, I'm not a programmer. So really I still have one need and one want in a jailbreak - need quick reply/compose, want IntelliscreenX.

Speaking for myself, absolutely not. No with iOS7s great new customizing features - there's no need for me to attempt to jailbreak any of my iOS devices.

Saying that, the only reason I did jailbreak back in 2011 was for themes, And some tweaks. Due to the OS UI feeling "Old." We'll see what Apple can pump out over the next few years, maybe we'll see the high demand for a JB again. Who knows.

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To coin the phrase that many British that have watched those carry films that were thrust on us during holiday weekends especially on Carry on Abroad...

"Tried it once and didn't like"!

or rather really didn't feel comfortable with the idea of apps that could have adverse affects with my iPhone. I cleared it off the phone when I had to get it replaced because of a faulty speaker and there was nothing to compel me to do it again.

Jailbreak was cool back on iOS 6 but I stopped using it after awhile even back then. I'm happy using stock just the way it is. Especially iOS 7. I really don't see a need or even a want to jailbreak.

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I jailbroke my 4s once, It was a hassle. I couldn't update without wiping my phone clean. The second time i updated i didn't jailbreak again. It's too much of a hassle. i've got more pressing things to do than customize my phone. it needs to just do the job. plus the last time i updated it went very smooth and didn't have to re-add all my 40gbs of music to my phone. i miss toggles as i'm still on ios 6 though but when i saw the features of ios 7 i thought "yep i wouldn't jailbreak that." That said i prefer the look of ios 6 so i've stayed on it (still no jailbreak though).

I have jailbreak my iphone every time available,but wen i update on ios 7 no need to jailbreak but some feature defiantly missing-bit sms,location service in control centre and app-lock if these feature comes in next ios update no one do jailbreak his iphone

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Haven't jailbroken since iOS 4. Took Apple long enough to incorporate things such as blocking calls and Do Not Disturb, but I just gave up dealing with the cat-and-mouse game.

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I'll say this I love jail breaking it love what it allows me to do with my phone. I've been a loyal jail real enthusiast since the the iphone 2g but with the new firmware advancements and ios7 Bering what it is there is almost no reason to anymore... Almost. Two words , actionable notifications. I will continue to jailbreak as long as this is not offered in ios. I am patiently awaiting the current iteration of JB to be able to do just that, and will apple give it to us in a point something or in ios? We wait with baited breath.

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Call me a geek, but I can't wait for a Jailbreak. I'll admit that iOS 7 does look good on the iPad Air, but on the iPhone it's been crap in my experience. Since AIO (AT&T) won't let me use Hotspot, I need MyWi. I prefer the emulators on Cydia even though they are outdated. I had at least 6 different themes on my iPhone that were WAY better than what I will be staring at as soon I hit the home button. Control Center?? Only 5 preset toggles and I cannot pick and choose. I'll take NCsetttings back, Thank you!! There are other things I want back, but can live without (Luna, Torch, Forecast, Weathericon, Hands-Free Control, Call Bar, etc.). It's the freedom that I can do almost anything with the OS that I really miss. My only reason for losing my iOS 6 jailbreak is because the genius at the Apple store refused to give me a quote beforehand on my already out of Warranty i5, so she me made me restore just to tell me it was going to be $269 because they can't repair broken power buttons in store -_-. I politely refused to pay that much.

I jailbroke my 4s and 5 - then went back to stock on my 5 bc I was sick of the bugs and crashes. I bought an iPhone bc it "just works" and the jailbreak broke that. Now I have a 5s with iOS 7 and no way I would jailbreak again - completely unnecessary IMO.

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I missed it for sure..... my shared family iPad I have Applocker installed which password some apps from being run by idle hands... for example all the banking or trading apps as well as development apps. Without Applocker (and since Apple has chosen to do this themselves) there isn't a way to prevent apps from being run. hhttp://modmyi.com/info/applocker.php

Anyone who says I should just put them in folder on the far right doesn't have kids. I've numerous app store app but they're all hamstrung by various apple requirements (for good reason). Which is exactly why they should copy the GREAT work amazon has been doing on their Kindle when it comes to managing family, apps and permissions...

Next up I use f.lux http://justgetflux.com/ which is a great app that modifies the color temp of the screen at night. The result is that after about 9pm the screen gradually looses it's sharp blue tinge and turns a warmer yellow.. the effect is imperceptible to the general screen color but it means the iPad won't keep you up at night so much.

Lastly Activator let me set up addition triggers to run apps off secondary events (double tap up volume to run Shazam) etc. super handy http://www.imore.com/tag/how-use-activator

I have never felt the need to jailbreak my device. Sure, I saw some cool apps that you can check out but for me it's nothing groundbreaking. It may also be because I'm a sucker with using "official" stuffs and releases.

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I tried jail breaking once. It made my phone so buggy that it wasn't even worth it. I'm happy with a non-jail broken IOS 7.

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All the people that used to jailbreak have now grown sick and tired of waiting and moved on to android, particularly Samsung galaxy devices where you can do all a jailbroken iOS device can, stock.

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Jail broke on the OG iPhone. That was so much of a car accident that I swore to never do it again.

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Jail broke on the OG iPhone. That was so much of a car accident that I swore to never do it again.

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I've been thinking the same thing that jailbreak is no longer needed. At least for what I was jailbreaking for. I also like to keep my iphone as is now.
If there was one thing that would make me go back jailbreaking is if it will allow me to use 3rd party lightning cables and adapters on my ios7. Those things are too expansive, especially the lightning to 30pin adapter cable for $45 in Canada is a joke.

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I would jailbreak just because i can (or can't at the moment).
Although i don't feel like it's a must, i'm missing the possibility to try new things/tweaks.

I miss a great little app that gave me the current download speed of data. That was useful. I miss 'My3G' sometimes too. On the whole though, the best ideas have slowly been merged into iOS and for the first time ever, I see virtually no reason to jailbreak v7.

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Not missing it since I'm still on 6.1.2, it will be worth it alone just to change the ui to a nice darker theme, which will be really useful at night since iOS 7 is so blindingly white.

Quick reply, widgets, the ability to speed up the animations, customize control center, status bar icons, ability to place apps wherever you wish, kill all apps button, etc, etc. And there are literally hundreds of tweaks in Cydia that allow people to pretty much do whatever they desire with their phones, unlocking it's true potential. And the developers who create Cydia tweaks will always be one step ahead of Apple, all the new features iOS gets every year were available in Cydia long before Apple copied them.

I agree that the only thing I'm truly missing is Bitesms. It is extremely useful & a much needed (I would think simple) update to allow a response at the lock screen or delayed/timed messages. But I'm not really waiting for an ios7 jailbreak.

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I used to be a die hard jailbreaker since the original iphone. Of course then my excuse was for the unlock. After an update broke my jailbreak with iOS 6 I haven't went back since. Only thing I miss is bite and being able to test out apps fully before I bought them. It's how I got to know tweetbot which has me never leaving iOS in the foreseeable future

I never jail broke any iOS device and don't plan to do so. Some of the things you can do with jail breaking seem rather useful but it just seemed like a lot of bother to do.

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I used to jailbreak my iOS devices before, but since iOS 6 I had not do so anymore. It's not so evident know but before any software update from Apple brought something new that we were not able to enjoy in order to keep the jailbreak. Plus now most of the things I jailbroken my phone are already integrated on the OS. Still missing the convenience of BiteSMS

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The only reason I would like to jailbreak is so I could get onlive gaming service for my ipad. The only reason why I haven't is because the app is in the middle of the approval process,so I will wait.

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Only thing I jailbroke for is SBsettings and nonewsisgoodnews so I'm covered on both ends

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I would jailbreak in the past for apps like sbsettings, activatr and intelliscreen x. With IOS7 I don't miss them so much.

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It's true IOS7 does borrow a lot of the jailbreak tweaks, making old tweaks slightly obsolete. But one can only wonder what cool jailbreak tweaks await IOS7.

Things I would miss :) XBMC on the iPad.

I would like to change my UI. Never bothered with bitesms, though I heard that it was good.

The main reason I want to jailbreak is 3G unrestricted or whatever it is called these days. I don't like Apple saying how I can use my mobile data. Not being able to download a whole audiobook or an app over 100 megs is annoying to me. Otherwise, I have no reason to jailbreak.

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I'm not really waiting for a new jailbreak because I will jailbreak my 5th generation iPod touch only when Apple won't release another iOS update on this device.

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If Apple decides to take every good and necessary jailbreak tweak for themselves, iOS would be so much better!

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I miss it so much! That was literally one of my hobbies, finding new stuff to do to my iPhone. I used to love showing it off to people, everyone was always amazed by the tweaks and customization of the springboard. One of my favorite tweaks was the ability to lock certain applications with a password so that nobody could open then. Lets not even talk about Springtomize 3, that was like the top customizing app in Cydia. I loved it. Jailbreak for iOS 7 where are you?!

Great comment, agreed. And actually, I kept my JB iPhone 5 when I purchased my 5S. I switch back and forth and right now I am using the iPhone 5 more than the 5S. The tweaks in control center are great but they aren't as good as what I have done with my JB 5. And the ability to tether is a huge benefit for me.

I had the iPhone since the first generation iPhone. That's the only phone I jailbreak but that was because I was upgrading to the 3G and had to get rid of the 1st gen. I never jailbreak any other phones. I never really find it useful. And since the new iOS 7. I found it completely unnecessary to. With all the new security features, I think jail breaking my iPhone 5s will help thieves with wiping phone and making it useable more easily if I do lose it.

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I'm with most people here. I jail broke regularly until iOS 7. At this point the only think I really miss is quick reply with bitesms. Would I like to be able to customize control center like sbsettings, sure but it's not worth the effort of jail breaking to me.

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I never had a jailbroken IOS device, even my Apple TV second generation is not jailbroken. DVD rips are converted to mp4 and there is nothing more to do get the devices in my family up to date and running. I also like the autoupdate for Apps ;-) nothing to for me as a family admin.

Jail breaking of the past is beginning to pay dividends. It's caused Apple to add many more options and user tweaks with each iOS revision. It doesn't seem as necessary to jail break as it once did.

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The main reason I jailbroke my iPhone 5 initially was so I could install power toggles and set my preferred web browser as the default. With iOS7 I don't need the first, and the need for the second is drastically reduced now that I can sync my Firefox bookmarks to Safari. Only thing I miss from the Mercury browser is the adblock function.

I have a stubborn friend running an i4 jailbroken on 6.1 and I ask him when will he decide to update to iOS 7 and I hear the same thing like that update will ruin my phone and I dispute that then he goes on to say I need my jailbreak to block calls and I tell him it's build right in to iOS 7 then he changes gear and states it will slow down his phone even thou his phone freezes up on him constantly I demo my girlfriends i4 running 7.0.3 and he says it looks horrible so I gave up you can't change some peoples minds

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I upgraded my iPad to iOS 7, but I need my iPhone's wifi hotspot to use it. That's the one thing I won't go without, and I don't want to pay a premium or lose my unlimited plan. Fortunately, there are tweaks like CardSwitcher and Auxo that give me iOS 7 functionality on iOS 6, and I can use themes to make it look the same. The real question is, what does iOS 7 give me that jailbreaking doesn't?

Why I'm really looking forward to is using my iPhone 5s as my primary phone, once it's jailbroken, so I don't have to type my passcode.

Since this is my first iPhone, I can't say I miss it, but I am waiting on it. Having 4 android phones before this 5s, I'm honestly not missing all the customization options as much as I thought I would be, so if jail breaking doesn't happen, I'll be fine. I'm pretty happy with the experience I've been getting from my iPhone. The keyboard would be my only complaint. I miss swift keyboard.

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I am chomping at the bit to jailbreak my 5s. I miss bitesms so much. The quick reply was fantastic. Plus other tweaks like the emulators and the quick dial from lock screen CyDialer. That was fantastic. Oh and the bit coin ticker in the notification was awesome. I for one will be jail breaking day one of the release. I regret getting a new phone till then.

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I will absolutely JB once it is available. InfiniDock, SwipeSelection, and Abstergo are among the best. Completely changes your device...

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I don't miss much, because i have all i need in ios 7 which i previously had in my jailbroken device,

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Root is almost essential to me on an android device but not so much on iOS except for the doggone ads.

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I was once a pretty avid jail breaker but as I am getting older it seems to be more a phase I went through. It's too much headache to worry about now and I'm very happy with iOS 7. Jail breaking was quite fun while it lasted though!

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I do miss using activator to initiate audio by swiping up from the bottom and having the control center in the notification center. Aside from those minor tweaks, I really feel like iOS has evolved into something that I can get behind in its stock form (or as the android fans prefer - vanilla). It's not worth the buggy-ness or not being able to get support without restoring. That's not to say that I don't appreciate the hard work of the jailbreak team and debs.

Ever since I got my mini I thought about jail breaking but time went by and realize that it wasn't necessary and that's probably the reason why it hasn't come up. With iOS 7 pretty much all the reasons to jail break have disappeared.

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I've never jailbroken previously, but it's always been a temptation, and I had thought about it from time to time. Now I find myself thinking about it less, but that may be because I'm not hearing much about it anymore. Which is kind of a circular answer, but it true. Hmmm.

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Since there was no jailbreak for a while i tried Android, and seriously life with a smartphone is just much better on ANDROID, seriously...

Im waiting for a jailbreak of iOs 7. There's just some tweaks I cannot live without like swipeselection, kill all running apps button, the ability to hide some apps icon from the home screen and Sbsetting's dock. Please implement all those ideas, Apple! Once u do ill never jailbreak again!

I think I'll try android since the grass seems greener there.

The only tweaks I really miss is bitesms, callbar, the custom fonts, & the themes. I do wish Apple had all the functions bitesms has for text messages. I miss quick replying. Unlocking my app just to reply is really annoying at times.

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The only tweaks I really miss is bitesms, callbar, the custom fonts, & the themes. I do wish Apple had all the functions bitesms has for text messages. I miss quick replying. Unlocking my app just to reply is really annoying at times.

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I jailbroke every one of my iOS devices. But with iOS 7 - I Barely think about jailbreak.
The only feature I miss would be BiteSMS.
If apple can do something about that - no more complaints. No more jailbreak thought !
I'm all set !

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most of the great things i used with jaybreak, i have it "kind of" in iOS7, so i really dont miss using jaylbreak that much now.

I hope that jaybreak still continues to exist, as it propels apple to watch and learn with it.

Bite SMS is the last reason I would say I "need" to jailbreak. I just love being able to handle a text without changing apps. Other than that, MyWi was the other one but I bought into share everything so now I get the hotspot included.

I used to jailbreak mainly to be able to Tether with the MyWi app & for 3G FaceTime app My3g. Sbsettings was always standard as was infinidock, infiniboard & infinifolders. Once the tethering & FaceTime 3G working its way into the OS I found myself jail breaking mainly for the quick toggles in SBSettings but then I thought I'd rather just keep my phone clean & hope Apple introduce quick toggles in a future update (hurray they did). I used to like been part of the jailbreak community but now I'm happy to live with what the latest iOS gives me & the fact I can always keep my phone on the latest software. I've still got respect for the jailbreak community I had many happy years thanks to the hackers hard work.

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Activator and bite SMS is just so good! Used the volume buttons to skip songs and a friend had a broken home button and was fine!

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TetherMe, Springtomize, Safari Download Manager, iFile.

These are apps/tweaks that will never land in the App Store. Yes, there will always be a need for a Jailbreak

The iPhone 5s is my first ios device so I'm not sure on jailbreaking. I always used to root my android devices but I went with ios/iPhone for the simplicity and reliable performance so I don't think I'll be jailbreaking it. It works great for me out of the box.

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The only time I jailbreaked was during the pre-multitasking days of iOS3 - kinda hard to fathom today. I think with Control Center stock can now suffice for the vast majority of users, but there's always some who'll want to tinker.

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I agree with the writer. I had also used every jailbreak since they were first available. IOS7 added the swipe up controls, which replaced the need for SB Controls. I will miss NoLockscreen which eliminated the the need to swipe to wake up. Infinidock was another get hack that let the dock accept loads of apps. Quasar allowed windowing on the iPad which was very useful for watching a video or monitoring another task while working on something else. I was happy to pay for the great apps that I used.

The best JB feature was Internet tethering, which I continue to use on iPad 3rd Gen. LTE running 6.1.3. Crazy fast tethered Internet!

I think the Jailbreak era is behind us. Thanks to the developers! They were Apple's R&D and gave us features even before Android was around and had them!