What is Jailbreak for iPhone/ iPad/ iPod (iOS)
Jailbreak is a generic name which has been given to an amount of reversible processes, through which an external code is allowed to be run on an iPhone, iPod or iPad. For common users the jailbreak definition can be translated into a hack that permits other programs and applications to be run on a specific device, except those than can are installed by default by apple, or can be downloaded from App Store.
Also, with the help of jailbreak, you can obtain a high level of customization which cannot be reached with the standard iOS system. And we are talking here about installing themes, editing system sounds, applications skins etc.
You must not think jailbreak is the same thing with SIM unlock process. The latter allows you to modify your phone iOS in order to accept any SIM from any other network. Also hacktivation is not the same thing with jailbreak. The first one refers to the activation of a SIM card in the network (like activating a new SIM in the network. These two processes are completely different. The link between those and jailbreak comes from the fact that, before proceeding with them, you need to jailbreak your iPhone.
How to do a jailbreak?
There are a lot of programs which allows you to jailbreak your iPhone/ iPad/ iPod. But it depends on what type of iDevice you have and what version of iOS is installed on it. We usually recommend using the jailbreak solutions which are being provided by Dev Team, having in mind the fact that the most elegant and efficient tools are coming from them. Also they are easy to use and understand by most common users. Dev Team is exploiting deep vulnerabilities (some of them are directly in the hardware configuration),therefore they cannot be covered with an easy patch coming from Apple. But, you will find on our website other jailbreaking tools, too.
The benefits that are coming from jailbreak are obvious. First of all, the jailbreak is necessary in order to unlock a iPhone in a particular network. Second of all, you will have access to Cydia. This is an application will be installed during the jailbreak process. In Cydia you will find many applications and themes, which cannot be downloaded and installed from the official App Store.
There are not many disadvantages coming from a jailbreak process. As we have said before, this process is completely reversible through a simple restore from iTunes. The only real disadvantages are coming from the fact that your jailbreak process could block. In this particular situation you just have to re-start it. But this is not happen to often.
Also, Cydia sometimes is very slow. And without a Wi-Fi connection, it might not work at all.
Is jailbreak legal?
YES! In US there have been some attempts to get the jailbreak process outside the law. But an Instance Court had given the verdict according to which this process is perfectly legal, as long as it is not using a code line which is somebody else’s property.
Does the jailbreak process voids the warranty of an iPhone/ iPad/ iPod (iOS)?
All the official sources will answer ‘Yes’ at this question. However, this might not be true. As the jailbreak process is completely reversible by using a simple restore function, no one can know that this process has been applied to a certain device. So, in our opinion, it cannot void the warranty of a product.
Below you will find all our tutorials and articles which teach you how to jailbreak an iPhone/ iPad/ iPod (iOS):
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