State of your Primary Phone?

  • Rooted Android

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Android

    Votes: 11 64.7%
  • Jailbreak iOS

    Votes: 2 11.8%
  • iOS

    Votes: 3 17.6%
  • Total voters
    17

Spawn

Administrator
Verified
Staff member
Source: Jailbreaking an iPhone is nothing like rooting an Android phone


"When you jailbreak an iPhone, you are taking advantage of a vulnerability in the system firmware that lets you write to specific system folders. You should never be able to write or copy files to these folders. In essence, jailbreak software, no matter how it's delivered, is just like malware. This is why Apple is quick to patch any jailbreaks.

Jailbreaking an iPhone uses the same sorts of exploits as malware would.

On an Android phone, you're simply adding a user with permissions to access the built-in developer tools. If you build Android from code, you can actually build a pre-rooted system image and everything will still work. Google and other companies may try to block a rooted user from using their software — hello Google Pay and Netflix — but as far as the utilities that run the system are concerned, you're just another user."
 

security123

Level 23
Verified
Root on Android isn't less dangerous then on iPhone. It's maybe even more dangerous and a lot of users read some random website or fan community forum and reduce a lot security because of ROOT.

Using Root or jailbreak is the same thing as run a desktop OS with full unrestricted admin/ system account - without any protection
 

pablozi

Level 25
Verified
Trusted
I do not understand the whole phenomenon of jailbreaking iPhones. What is the purpose of it except for tuning the startscreen?
 
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