A Brief Guide to Jailbreak an iPhone

This post discusses both the advantages and disadvantages of breaking an iPhone device. Accordingly, a brief guide will be introduced to help you jailbreak your iPhone with a few clicks.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 26, 2021

iOS is arguably the most stable and advanced operating system for Smart devices ever created, but its manufacturer places certain limitations to all versions of this OS in order to prevent the abuse of the supporting devices.

How to Jailbreak an iPhone

How to Jailbreak an iPhone

Jailbreaking is the process of lifting these restrictions that grant unlimited access to the device’s functions. This term is closely connected to iPhones, although the same process can be used to gain unrestricted access to all devices that are running on iOS.

In addition to a wide range of customization options, jailbreaking an iPhone will also enable you to install apps that are not available on the App Store. So, in this article, we are going to take you through the jailbreaking process and help you remove all restrictions from your iPhone.

Should You Jailbreak an iPhone?

Jailbreaking is the equivalent of rooting an Android device as both processes bypass the limitations placed by the manufacturer. Also, you should bear in mind that there are two different types of jailbreaking processes.

The tethered jailbreak involves connecting your iPhone to a computer and the use of software that will put the device into a jailbroken state. On the other hand, the untethered jailbreak can be completed from an iPhone with the help of a third-party app.

The Advantages of Jailbreaking an iPhone

The most common reason to resort to a jailbreak is to unlock an iPhone for which you don’t know the password. Although this is the most common use of this process, it is not the only one.

App Store doesn’t support all iOS compatible apps, which can limit your options in terms of which apps you can use on your device. A jailbroken iPhone enables you to install APK files you wouldn’t be able to install if Apple’s restrictions were still in place.

Also, once you jailbreak an iPhone you can customize its interface without any restrictions, although you will have to install an app that allows you to do so.

The Disadvantages of Jailbreaking an iPhone

Apple has spoken against jailbreaking on numerous occasions, so if you decide to go through with this process you will void the iPhone’s warranty. You should also bear in mind that jailbreaking an iPhone can be punishable by the law, which is the reason why you should check the legal implications before you decide to go through with it.

Besides, Apple has been aware of the fact that their devices can be jailbroken, which is the reason why they invested a lot of energy into making this process very difficult. There are a number of safety-related issues connected to this process, as well, since a jailbroken iPhone can be vulnerable to viruses, prone to crashes and its battery life can become shorter.

A Brief Guide to Jailbreak an iPhone

In case you decide to go ahead with jailbreaking your iPhone despite all the risks this process carries, you should decide if you want to utilize tethered or untethered jailbreaking method as the tools you will need to complete the process depend on the method you choose.

In this article, we are going to show you how to jailbreak an iPhone using the tethered method. Keep in mind that this process leaves very little room for mistakes and that you might end up bricking your device. In addition, you should backup all the data stored on the device you want to jailbreak as the process is going to wipe the iPhone’s memory clean.

Jailbreak an iPhone via Uncover

Jailbreak an iPhone via Uncover

Install the Unc0ver and Altstore software on your Mac computer, and make sure that the iOS version on your iPhone is up to date. The Un0ver software enables you to jailbreak iPhone 6 or all other, more recent versions of the device including the iPhone XR or iPhone SE that are running on variations of the iOS 13 operating system.

  1. Launch the Altstore app from your computer, then select the Install Mail Plugin feature and enable the AltPlugin from the Mail app folder. Proceed to plug your iPhone into Mac’s USB drive and then select the iPhone from the Altstore app.
  2. Use your Apple ID to sign in and tap on the Install button, then head over to the iPhone’s Settings app, extend the General menu and Choose the Device Management option. Tap on the Trust feature twice and go on to install the Unc0ver app on your iPhone.
  3. Launch the web browser on the iPhone and then download and install the latest version of the Unc0ver app on the device. When done, launch the Unc0ver app, tap on the Jailbreak button, and wait for the process to be completed.
  4. Restart your iPhone, if it doesn’t restart automatically after the jailbreaking process is completed, and then head back to the Unc0ver app and repeat the process.

The Bottom Line

There are numerous jailbreaking methods, but you should bear in mind that each of them will void your iPhone’s warranty. Moreover, there is a chance that the process isn’t going to go as expected which can render the device useless.

That’s why you shouldn’t attempt to jailbreak an iPhone on your own if you don’t have the necessary experience. We hope that this article has provided you with the information you need in case you are considering jailbreaking an iPhone. Leave a comment below and share your opinions with us.

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