We manage a large number of iOS devices in an enterprise environment and are finding Apple's management utilities lacking. I wonder if there are any options for jailbreaking which do not entail completely opening the system up. I have no intention of thwarting the code-signing system and having to deal with the complications that raises, or installing unauthorized apps; my thoughts are merely that our administration options would be greater if we were able to access the system partition so we could manage plist files through ssh or another tool. Is this possible? Or is access to these setting files intrinsically linked to the code-signing system for apps?
Jailbreaking is jailbreaking, but you could install tweaks (or hire someone to write them) that patch up on system files and folders.