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Jail Breaking

Discussion in 'Gator Bytes' started by archigator_96, Aug 25, 2020.

  1. archigator_96

    archigator_96 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2020
    Jailbreaking an iPhone X. Downsides?
    It is so I can get all my apps to show up in Apple CarPlay.
  2. LakeGator

    LakeGator Mostly Harmless Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Temple Terrace
    The first downside can be the loss of support and warranty from apple. The warranty is probably not an issue for an iPhone X.

    The biggest risk of jailbreaking is that it eliminates security protections provided in the OS so the entire phone and its content is accessible by virtually any app on the device. This could expose all manner of information. I have no idea how common penetration of jailbroken iPhones is so cannot give any advice about the security risk other than to say that you would be increasing risk and potential exposure.

    There are articles online such as this one, Jailbreaking your iPhone: Worth the security risk?, which give a bit of an idea.
  3. vaxcardinal

    vaxcardinal GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    What apps do you need that are not showing up on Apple CarPlay?
  4. archigator_96

    archigator_96 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2020
    Thanks for the info, namely some of the media streaming apps like ESPN and Netflix so I can watch on the information screen.

    I have a work around that I can use it through the HDMI port and the adapter to the lightning cable but I was trying to get rid of the cables.