Why You Should NOT Jailbreak Your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
I don’t know about others, but I have a 1st generation iPad and there’s no way I’d risk screwing up an $700 device just so I could run a few more apps.
Adam Dachis — We love jailbreaking our iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads because it opens up it opens up so many great new possibilities. It also has the potential to cause a lot of problems and headaches. Here’s why you might not want to jailbreak.
Goodbye Stability and Safety
While jailbreaking can provide you with plenty of options to increase the functionality of your iDevice, it can also cause things to work unexpectedly. Little extensions and add-ons can cause applications to crash, and you’re left to figure out what’s causing the problem yourself. Jailbreaking turns your mobile into a regular computer in the sense that solving a problem is no longer simple—it requires some knowledge and effort (if not a lot of it) to fix a problem. Yes, there are tools to help you troubleshoot problems but it’s not like it’s something that’s easy or you’re always going to want to do. If you like to know that things are just going to work, jailbreaking may not be your best bet.