But Isn’t Jailbreaking Dangerous?
Jailbreaking certainly can be dangerous. Apple’s restrictions aren’t just there to limit what you can do – they also help protect users against all kinds of dangerous software that can’t run properly on your iPhone. Download the wrong thing on a jailbroken phone, and you could introduce viruses or create other similar problems.
Those apps may be so shoddy that they’ll consistently crash your phone, or they may demand so much power and processing that you’ll find your battery life is ruined, or your phone has slowed to a snail’s pace. It could also cause big problems with future iOS updates.
At worst, you can start messing with iOS’ core files and completely brick your phone, making it unusable. On the other hand, you can also access the iOS file system to fix serious problems, but this takes a level of expertise beyond most users. Easy to break, hard to repair.