Originally Posted by Carlos
Thanks for your replies. There might be good reasons to jailbreak. My main reason against it is that you loose the official reliability and the "safety net" coming with the official OS.
Or put it otherwise: whom do you trust - Apple or some unknown "hackers"?
This is again nullified by the fact that if all else fails, you can just DFU restore. Stuff messes up beyond fixing, you just restore your device and things are back to normal...there's never been a case where someone actually bricked their device and could not DFU restore (unless they physically damaged their device by like, dumping it in water).
It's not any less safe than say, having a Windows PC. Even then, it's still significantly safer. Some people even jailbreak for better security-- there's apps that can use the camera remotely in case someone steals your device, better password protection, etc.
And it's not like, a vast terrain of lawlessness. There's reputations and certain people who are trustworthy in the jailbreaking scene. People do business and make money here, so they have good reason to want to be trustworthy.