Six Awesome Reasons to Jailbreak Your iOS 5 iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad

Some Background

You may have noticed that more and more people are buying iOS devices than ever.  As a result, I get a lot of questions when inevitably having to hand my iPhone over to someone less in tune to hackery than myself.

Usually people are interested in apps that seem to modify iOS system functionality in some way. Question like “how do you get your folders to scroll?”, or “wtf, you have a left/right swipe-able dock?!” are common. Native apps from Apple’s App Store are considered “sandboxed”, meaning they come with restrictions on hardware access, communication to processes your app did not start (namely other apps), and even things like taking screenshots.  I always end up having to explain what jailbreaking your iPhone is, as all of these less common apps require jailbreaking.

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