OK, so it’s official, I actually jailbroke my iPod Touch and while it is cool to ssh into my Gentoo machine from my iPod there are some disadvantages to Jailbreaking.
The first problem I have faced is the battery life, or the shortening of it to be precise. Even though I did install OpenSSH I do make sure to turn it off after I have finished using it. Yet my iPod’s battery life has significantly decreased since I jailbroke it. I guess that’s a price you have to pay to have an open iOS device.
Secondly there’s the voiding of your warranty which may not seem like such a big deal but when you’re messing around with the firmware that’s when things are bound to go wrong. It’s kind of ironic if you think about it. Of course you can restore your device and get your warranty back, but then you might as well have never jailbroken it in the first place.
So that’s what I have to say. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are tons of reasons to jailbreak your iOS device, but for freedom you have to pay the price.