In a world where technology has become more and more sophisticated, why is there still a need to resort to different means to get what one wants? If we want to see a lot of movies but balk at the prices of DVDs and ticket prices, we have been given Netflix (at a cost, yes, but the offerings are worthy of the price, well at least for some areas that case is true). If we want to listen to music, we’ve got Spotify. If we need to go shopping, we can simply go online. And all of these things can be done through our handheld devices.
But when your handheld device is sporting an iOS operating system, and you want to do more with it, there are certain restrictions. Apple put them there for a good reason, but there are some users who are willing to forego those just to see what their device is capable of.
What can you do with a jailbroken device?
When a device is jailbroken, root access is permitted to the iOS file system and manager which allows the download of additional applications, extensions and themes which are not available through the official Apple App Store. A jailbroken Apple device, for instance, that has Activator allows users to set up shortcuts and automate tasks; and one with Browser Change allows users to have a third-party browser as default. These are cool things to have on a device and thus the reason why some really opt to jailbreak their device.
The iOS 9.2 release
Apple released iOS 9.2 on December 8, 2015 and it featured several bug fixes, as well as some features and improvements, including support for AT&Ts NumberSync, iPhone support for Apple’s USB Camera Adater, support for Mail Drop in Mail and improvements to Safari View Controller – just to name a few.
But with the current public jailbreak still at version 9.1, many are starting to wonder whether a 9.2 jailbreak is coming. The wonder over whether a 9.2 jailbreak coming is compounded by the fact that there is already 9.3 branch with two released sub-branches: 9.3.1 and 9.3.2.
While there are some who are still willing to play the waiting game, there will be a portion of users who will be more accepting of the fact that it may never come. But the great thing about the jaibreaking community is that there are some who are willing to offer jailbreaks without seeking anything in return.
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