Is Jailbreaking risk?
In talking of jailbreak we are well aware that some of our users may have questions emerse in their minds. Well, here are some most common questions which our clients frequently ask with satisfying answers.
Is Jailbreak illegal?
No, jailbreaking is not illegal. Jailbreaking officially became legal in 2012 when the Library of Congress made an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, allowing users to jailbreak their iPhones. However, iPads didn’t become legal to jailbreak until a couple of months ago, surprisingly.
According to the DMCA Jailbreaking is not illegal in the USA.
In most countries, There are no laws against Jailbreaking.
Is Jailbreaking free?
Yes! But almost every jailbreak tools are donateware.
Is jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad safe?
Jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad can give you greater control over iOS, but is it safe? We examine the pros and cons.
For millions of happy users all over the world, the iPhone is fantastic just as it is. It’s beautiful, elegant and easy to use, and there are thousands upon thousands of apps and oodles of content for them to choose on the App Store.
And then there are the people who aren’t so happy. People who want to break free of the restrictions they believe Apple has forced upon us all – from the default apps that come with iOS to the fact that its underlying structure cannot be customized by individual programmers, third-party developers or even users themselves.
What is Cydia?
Cydia is the most popular Jailbreak application manager. You can install/uninstall Jailbreak apps/tweaks from Cydia.
Cydia provides an alternative to the Apple App Store on jailbroken iPhones. The app can be used to download and install a variety of software packages that add functionality and customize iOS devices. Cydia consists of free software packages and the Cydia Store, where apps can be purchased.
Cydia is named after the codling moth (Cydia pomonella). Larvae of the codling moth are otherwise known as apple worms. After three weeks of eating the insides of an apple, the worm moves on and later develops into a moth.
Is jailbreaking available for all device models and iOS versions.
Unfortunately, Jailbreak is not available for Most of the latest iOS versions. But some Jailbreak alternative methods are available for these iOS versions.
What is the difference between Untethered, Semi-tethered and tethered Jailbreak methods?
Tethered jailbreaks are frustrating because they require a computer connection to boot a jailbroken iOS device. The concept of a tethered jailbreak has been around a long time, but essentially it means this: every time your iPhone or iPod touch reboots or the battery dies, you have to connect (tether) your iOS device back to your computer so that the hardware can boot with the aid of the jailbreak application.
Tethered – You must Jailbreak again and again whenever you reboot your device.
An untethered jailbreak is a preferred jailbreak because it requires no connection to your computer except for the initial jailbreaking process. You can reboot your iPhone or iPod touch as much as you want without having to tether it to your computer to boot. If the battery dies on a device that has an untethered jailbreak, it’s no big deal you just charge it again and it will boot as usual. This is how most of the modern jailbreaks work for iOS 4.1 and prior, like greenpois0n, PwnageTool, limera1n, and sn0wbreeze.
Semi-tethered – You have to Jailbreak your device again when you reboot your device. But you can do it with just one tap.
Is there any way to install Jailbreak without doing Jailbreak?
No, you cannot. You must Jailbreak your devices to install Jailbreak apps, themes or system tweaks.
Is Jailbreak void my Apple warranty?
Jailbreaking an iPhone voids its warranty. Apple says so: “unauthorized modification of iOS is a violation of the iOS end-user software license agreement and because of this, Apple may deny service for an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has installed any unauthorized software.” (Not all legal interpretations agree with this; some say Apple can’t void a warranty just for jailbreaking).
But if you want to claim your warranty, You can just restore it. Anybody (even Apple) couldn’t detect the previous Jailbreak if you restore/upgrade your device.
Can I upgrade to the new iOS version and keep my current Jailbreak?
No. Jailbreak will remove when you have updated your device.
I could find that Jailbreak is not available to my iOS version.
Can I downgrade to my device to the below iOS version/
You must have saved your SHSH blobs to downgrade your device to previous iOS version. Otherwise, you cannot downgrade your device iOS version.