- What is Jailbreaking?
Jailbreaking is a process that enable your ios based device to run unauthorized code.After jailbreaking process you can access the files and processes which Apple does not allow in the normal condition.
After jailbreaking your device could access a new app store beside the traditional app store.
The new app store namely Cydia,contains apps,tweaks and extensions that are designed for jailbreaking devices.These apps are not available in the normal app store.
With the help of Cydia apps,you can create a whole new feel for your device.You can create new sounds,apply themes and get control over your device.
- How Jailbreaking the device benefits the user?
After jailbreaking the device,the user got the ability to change the ios experience.By using Cydia app store,many applications that are not approved by Apple will be right at your fingertips.
Thanks to the jailbreak community and Cydia app developers a jailbroken phone can be modified to look nothing like the iOS that Apple wants its users to see. Popular theming app WinterBoard serves as a fine example of the capabilities of a jailbroken device. This application allows a user to change the look of the unlock screen, siri, icons, and other assorted parts of iOS. This, of course, isn’t the only option available on Cydia, just one of the more well-renowned ones.
Jailbreaking isn’t just limited to theming though. Certain tweaks and extensions allow apps to access previously inaccessible system functions and settings. Some of the mods available are more subtle than others, changing small things like notification styles or the number of icons shown on the multitasking menu. With the entirety of the iOS operating system open applications have a lot more freedom, meaning the user has a lot more freedom.
Jailbreaking also opens up the possibility of ‘unlocking’ your iPhone. What’s the difference between unlocking and jailbreaking? Well, jailbreaking allows apps, tweaks, and mods greater access to parts of the iOS system; unlocking you iPhone can actually open it for use on a different network entirely (as long as the radios are compatible).
- Does Jailbreaking Void my Warranty?
Technically, jailbreaking any Apple device will void the warranty on the device – that is, as long as the device is jailbroken. Taking a jailbroken device into an Apple store for support will likely get you nowhere. Apple acknowledges that a user is legally free to jailbreak their devices, but that doesn’t mean they have to support a device that is jailbroken.
That being said, it is possible to revert a jailbroken device back to its factory setting through iTunes. Using iTunes to undo your jailbreak will bring the device back to the way it was when it was first activated. Once the device is reset to factory settings, Apple will not be able to tell if the device was previously jailbroken – this means you can get all of the Apple support you need.
- What’s The Difference Between Jailbreaking and Unlocking?
Unlocking allows you to use your device on a different carrier’s network – for example, using an AT&T iPhone on T-Mobile. Jailbreaking is a necessary first step to unlocking a device for use on another network though. After jailbreaking your iPhone, you’ll have to run a program to unlock it.
- Can I Still Use iTunes And The App Store After Jailbreaking?
Absolutely. Jailbreaking your device does not affect its access to iTunes or the App Store. When the device is initially jailbroken you won’t see much of a change outside of the addition of the Cydia App store. You’ll still be free to download apps through the App Store and connect your device to iTunes.
- What if I Want to Update iOS After Jailbreaking?
If your iOS device is jailbroken and you want to update to the latest, you will have to sacrifice your jailbreak capabilities. When updated, the device will be restored to a factory kind of setting (saving your apps of course) with the updated version of iOS installed. For users that rely heavily on their jailbreak modifications, it may not be advisable to update their device to the latest iOS version.
Fortunately, the iOS hacking community is very active and more often than not an updated jailbreak will be created soon after the release of the updated iOS. Sometimes we even see and update jailbroken while it is still in beta, before it is even released. Apple does actively fight against these jailbreakers though, sometimes by releasing hotfixes and updates to beta software to negate the security holes these hackers use to jailbreak a device.
- What Are The Different Types of Jailbreaks?
There are three different types of jailbreaks: tethered, semi-tethered, and untethered. Each method creates a different kind of jailbreak scenario.
Tethered jailbreaking is the least desirable of the three kinds. With a tethered jailbreak you cannot reboot the device without doing a tethered boot. This means that you must be around a computer to successfully boot the device – without a connection to a computer you device will not boot. If your device reboots when you aren’t around a computer you’re out of luck.
Semi-tethered jailbreaking is more desirable than a tethered jailbreak, but less than untethered. A device that uses a semi-tethered jailbreak will be able to reboot, but may lose some of its functionality after a boot. Cydia may inaccessible, along with other jailbreak apps (sometimes even stock apps). You must perform a tethered boot to restore full device functionality.
Untethered Jailbreaking is the most desirable and common method of jailbreaking. It takes a little more work for hackers to get an iOS device to this point, but the device will not lose its jailbreak functionality regardless of reboots.
- Does it Cost Money to Jailbreak?
In no situation should you pay for jailbreaking. Hackers that develop the tools to jailbreak your iOS device release it for free. There are websites around that attempt to scam users into paying for jailbreaking – do not, by any means, trust these sites.
Anything jailbreak can be done for free.