Originally Posted by hellonwheelz
OK, clearly you think your time doing that improves your life. Why would you think that a jailbroken ios device you can't do the same? Android is a linux fork. iOS is version of OS x. Anyone who is slightly technical can SSH into iOS, and naturally it has a unix based filesystem.
I personally think it's a "silly" pastime, just like all those folks in 2007-2009 who hated iOS over windows mobile 6.x... They are still on XDA, and PPCgeeks... Cooking up roms, and wading through registry files... Still Windows M. was really customizable.
Well, I've been on the jailbroken scene since 2009 and I'd say that rooted Android does more. You can't downgrade to 3.x when you're on 4.x, while I could flash back to 1.5 even if the phone comes with 2.3 as stock. And SSH'ing is limited when you can do it locally via the device itself, or just access the file system (that's like Windows) via a simple file manager and mess with the stuff inside.
This is what I love about Android - total control. You can't do that completely on iOS, nor any other mobile OS since WM 6.5 or P2K. The device is mine, and it is my right to tinker with it and my responsibility if it does break. And usually, all my customization doesn't lead to problems - it leads to greater longevity of my device thanks to the community supporting the platform.