Historically the iPhone has lead a long and winding path when it comes to jailbreaks. Apple are famously hardcore when it comes to locking down their devices and operating systems so it came as no surprise that the hacking community have kept up with each new iteration of phone and software.
So here we are now in 2016 and once again the methods to jailbreak a iPhone 6 or 6s have been released. Sure there is still some risk to the process but thankfully its now quite minimal. The only real risk comes from you installing apps that you maybe should not trust.
With that in mind lets look at some of the advantages of jailbreaking the iPhone 6 (or even5 if you are the retro type).
Top Iphone 6 Jailbreak benefits
Firstly the lock screen. On a standard device this is pretty plain and there’s very little you can do about it. A jailbroken phone can replace this with anything you want such as notifications or clocks. A good example is Convergence which turns your lock screen into multiple screens that can each display different information as you swipe through them. Pretty neat.
Secondly there’s Banned Apps. There are many apps that get banned from the Apple store for various reasons. Some of course due to malware and other such hidden nasties but others due to licensing or legal problems. The big ones here are game and console emulators. Typically all these have no license to run some of their code so can not be included on the official store. They do however find their way to the Cydia store where you can download them to your jailbroken device. This is not limited to retro gaming enthusiasts either there are a lot of games that get banned as they are clones of popular games – and in some cases even better! A final word of warning with banned apps is be careful where you download them from, the Cydia store is your safest bet.
Third, you gain the ability to set default apps such as a different web browser much as you would in android.
The fourth reason is interesting as it turns out your phone can be better protected from theft or loss once it is jailbroken. While Find My iPhone is certainly a great feature it has some holes and draw backs. A much better alternative on a jailbroken device is iCaughtU. This builds on the locating the device features and adds ability to take photos from the front facing camera and much more. You can also set this up so that if someone tries to unlock with your pin a photo of them is taken. Anti theft on steroids!
There are more, such as the ability to Adjust UI Elements and create shortcuts, you can use Flex 2 to customize your jailbreak setup easily and safely.