Getting an iPhone 5 usually comes with the tough decision of whether to have your phone jailbroken or not. A lot of people worry about the safety and legality of the process, and the disadvantages come with having a jailbroken phone. Since the process allows you to go beyond the restrictions Apple has set in place, there would be some security issues that would require a lot more precaution on your part.
Aside from this, there is not too much to think about except for the benefits that come with having your phone jailbroken. The process is legal, and only takes a few minutes of your time to complete. And the best part is, you get to enjoy these apps that are not available through the AppStore:
Dreamboard allows you to customize your themes, offering a wider variety of choices and leaving more room for creativity among Apple users. Although some of the themes featured within the app have the tendency to be a bit heavy on battery usage, it allows you to explore more options as far as customization is concerned. It even comes preloaded with Endroid, in case you enjoy your Apple features but also like the Android design.
A normal locked screen basically leaves very little functionality, unless you choose to unlock your screen again. Intelliscreen X does something about this, as it lets you view and access your messages, keep tabs on your Facebook and Twitter account, and do a lot more with other applications, while your screen is locked and protected. This makes it hassle-free to keep track of important updates that you don’t want to miss.
CameraTweak is perfect for those who want to maximize the use of their iPhone’s camera. It adds a lot of other options that would make your pictures seem like they were taken by a professional. With a timer function, exposure and focus settings, white balance adjustment, and a whole lot more, it lets you take pictures through different conditions and circumstances.
Dashboard X 2.0
Having widgets on your home screen is now possible through Dashboard X 2.0. You now have easier access to your music player, clocks, calendars, and weather information, plus a few more. With widgets installed right onto your home screen, you have better and bigger options as far as customizing accessibility to certain features and functions is concerned.
Making the mistake of receiving an update from Apple could spell doom for a jailbroken phone, as this usually means having to reinstall everything that you have since you had your iPhone 5 jailbroken. PKG Backup solves this problem for you. It instantly backs up third party apps you downloaded and installed through Cydia. This means bringing them back after a much needed update is now a piece of cake.
With these awesome apps available for jailbroken iPhone 5, there is no doubt that the benefits of jailbreaking your phone are enormous. With Cydia, the equivalent of the AppStore on a jailbroken phone, you now have complete control over your phone and each of its functions.