What’s more open – jailbroken iPhone or rooted Android phone?

Which lets you do more, a jailbroken iPhone or a rooted Android phone? Or is it a bit of a facetious comparison?

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master10  Jun. 4, 2011 at 15:26

Probably a rooted android phone, because it is open source there will be much more to do, but apple's isnt open source so can be limiting

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 4, 2011 at 16:17

master10 Ubuntu is open source, windows 7 isn't. Depending on knowledge both can pretty much be 'tweaked' in the same way (though it's, to a degree, easier on Ubuntu).
Open Source does not mean it's easier to fiddle. Open Source does not mean 'free' in the Stallman sense. Though, hey, in this case you're probably right - for most people a rooted Android phone is free-er than a jailbreaked iPhone.

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 6, 2011 at 09:05

Does not make a difference, both will be the same.

Android can be updated and remain rooted and iPhone cannot. If you update jailbroken iPhone it will be locked again. You need to jailbreak after each update or make your own ROM/image.

Bartletts  Jun. 9, 2011 at 15:35

Depends what you mean by open. I agree with CTPAHHIK - both essentially can be totally messed around with, but I go for Android. Had the iPhones, and go crazy trying to work out if I can upgrade at every new x.x.+1 version of iOS and keep my jailbreak. At least with Android I can run Cyanogen or MIUI roms and get extra performance and have rooting/unlocking/jailbreaking whatever baked-in.

And its so much easier to install cracked apps. I just don't get that about Android. Why make it *so* easy to install stolen apps? Not like I'm complaining...


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