Although jailbreaking an iPhone and iPad was extremely popular at one point in past, in recent years, jailbreaking iPhone have become pretty obsolete as app sources have become pretty scarce. Due to drops in numbers of users, two other app sources, ModMy and ZodTTD/MacCiti have been shut down to leave BigBoss as the last source of applications.
If you are familiar with the process, then you already know that jailbroken devices can’t get access to App Store. As a result, Cydia is the stand-in app manager for these devices. However, Cydia replies on repositories to host applications. Bigboss, ModMy and ZodTTD/MacCiti have been three trusted sources for apps since the earliest days. However, similar to rooting, jailbreaking has declined in recent years as recent iOS releases have addressed the issues.
Moreover, there are several legal and practical reasons of decline. For instance, jailbreaking is a violation of licensing agreements. While there are some manufacturers who don’t void warranty when it comes to rooting, jailbreaking Apple devices immediately voids the warranty. As a result, the thought isn’t particularly appealing for consumers. At the moment, we will have to wait to find out if the practice continues in the coming years.