Many people hear about jailbreaking an iPhone 4 and wonder what the benefits would be of doing so. The first thought that often pops in to their mind is, "Well, I could use my iPhone 4 on other networks besides AT&T." While many do have other providers for their phone many of their iPhone 4s are not jailbroken. They are simply unlocked. So what does it mean to jailbreak an iPhone 4?
It means that an iPhone 4 user can get different apps than what are available in the App Store and further customize their iPhone. The main advantage to jailbreaking an iPhone 4 is the ability to turn it into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Originally there were very different reasons for jailbreaking an iPhone. Before, jailbreaking would allow iPhone users to zoom in on pictures, customize the iPhone's background, and upload video to YouTube. With the new iOS 4 and the iPhone 4 these options are now available to any iPhone 4 user. It is highly possible that what was being done on jailbroken iPhones had an enormous impact on what Apple put standard in to their new products. So, what are the major advantages of doing it now?
The biggest news currently in jailbreaking is the ability to turn an iPhone 4 in to a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. Although it does cost money there is an app called MiWi 4.0. This app allows for up to four devices to be connected to Wi-Fi through your iPhone 4. Reviews have found that download speeds were somewhere around 3300 Kbps and uploads were around 340 Kbps.
Another great app for a jailbroken phone is the My3G. This is an app that actually lets people use FaceTime the way many envisioned when Apple announced it would be available with the iPhone 4. My3G allows users are able to use FaceTime over a 3G connection instead of needing to be tied to a Wi-Fi network. So no matter where someone is, if they have 3G, they can make FaceTime calls. This application for the jailbroken iPhone 4 also allows for downloading TV shows and podcast from iTunes as well as watching HD videos on YouTube. Features you had hoped would be available from Apple, right?
Jailbreaking an iPhone 4 also allows for more customization. On the lock screen you can put all the information you would like to see without sliding to unlock your phone. This can include if you have any new emails, the calls you might have missed, or the current weather at your location. The header is even customizable with a jailbroken phone giving you options on how your iPhone 4 should be personalized. Finally, all the apps that Apple deems unacceptable for their App Store are available with a jailbroken iPhone 4. There is no limit to what is available and what can be created on a jailbroken phone.
So, there are many reasons why a person should consider jailbreaking their phone. Of course any changes made to an iPhone 4 will void the warranty but if that is OK with you, or you are a product tester and got your iPhone 4 for free anyway, then give jailbreaking a try. It will open up the iPhone 4 to all new apps and possibilities that are not available to the average iPhone user.
The following important information will save you time money and stress. When jailbreaking iPhone's you must be careful not to go into the fray armed with just a few videos from YouTube. YouTube is full of videos created by young kids who are jailbreaking their iPod or perhaps even on occasion an iPhone. These videos however rarely if ever go into the detail of explaining the configuration of their computer and the condition of the device that they are jailbreaking. This can lead the viewers into a false sense of security and impending disaster - more about this later. When things will inevitably go wrong who can the viewer fall back on to help them? The YouTube video does not answer back and nine times out of ten the creator of the video will not have the skills to understand anything close to what is needed to rectify the problem that their video creates.
Can you really put your trust the experts?
So many people also fall into the trap of buying from an "expert" yes we have all seen them, the people who sell iPhone 5 solutions that will jailbreak all firmware's and who are people who only an hour or two previously purchased unlock instructions themselves and have copied them to sell on. Again these people have no understanding of what they are selling nor can they provide any support when you encounter an issue with your iPhone. Do you really want to risk your valuable piece of technology to save a fraction of the cost of your valuable device?
Remember to appear to be an expert you only have to be one page ahead of the person that is following you.
I have lost count of the number of times I have been contacted by people who have purchased a solution that appeared to be a bargain only to find out that it has screwed up their valuable possession because the "solution" that they purchased was completely incorrect for their needs and the person who sold it to them and who they put their total confidence in and invested their hard earned cash with is unresponsive and has left them high and dry.
The tools are free so why pay?
Let's get one thing clear the tools for jailbreaking iPhones 5 are freely available on the internet. The Dev Team the most famous group involved in jailbreaking the iPhone 5 provide tools for free so why buy the tools when they are free? There are many people who will simply download the files from the Dev-Team and sell them on to people who do not know that they are free - avoid these people at all costs. On the flip side there are people who do genuinely know what they are doing, who provide paid services to help you successfully use these tools and who provide support long after you have parted with your money. If you do not know what you are doing it is very important to find people who help in this way. Why?
The complexities to consider
Things to consider when jailbreaking iPhones you need to know what Computer Operating system you are running, what version of iTunes you have installed, whether the iPhone 5 is currently jailbroken or has been in the past, the tools that were used on the iPhone in the past, also what firmware version is running on the iPhone at this moment in time and finally what state is the iPhone in - is it functioning normally, is it in a recovery mode or is it in DFU mode. All of these factors create multiple permutations that you need to consider when jailbreaking iPhone's. If you do not factor these permutations and use the correct tools for your configuration you will be in trouble.
Solutions can be found
I have found a very helpful team who quietly have been helping people jailbreak their iPhones since the very first iPhone was released, they provide an automated system that warns or inform those who subscribe to the system to take correct action when Apple release a new version of firmware or iTunes. You do not need to be a customer to subscribe to this system and you can also benefit from their free hints and tips as well. The link to their free automated iPhone alert service can be found below.
The iPhone is a revolutionary device that many people want. This is where you can make tons of money. I've outlined a few of these ways below:
1) Become an iPhone app developer. You can make money from from ads on your app and also by selling apps on the Apple Store. You can create simple apps to really complex ones. A simple app such as iFart generated thousands of dollars for the developer within days. You can even create much advanced apps and make them subscription based. This way you will have a steady stream of income.
2) Become an iPhone consultant. You can make up to $150/hour with your expertise on the iPhone. You can pick up an iPhone manual from a bookstore and learn everything there is to know about the operations of an iPhone.
3) Learn how to Jailbreak iPhones. Jailbreaking allows you to customize the iPhone beyond what Apple allows. This is a great niche to get into as many people always want to customize their products to suit their needs. In addition, a court ruling has now made Jailbreaking legal. So feel free to post your ad on Craigslist for quick responses, without fear of any legal repercussions.
4) Fix broken screens and other miscellaneous hardware issues with iPhones. Given the sheer number of people with iPhones and the delicate nature of the screens, you can make plenty of money on people dropping their phones!
5) Sell accessories such as cases, armbands and headphones for the iPhone. Many people want to accessorize and protect their phone so this is a great market.
An unlocked smartphone means one of two items; you can use it with any network provider or you are able to install any application on it. With the price of present day smartphones running to a few hundred dollars, the phone companies and the network providers have to present some attractive offers in order to get users to upgrade their smartphone. The most prevalent tactic is to offer the phone for free or with a heavy discount and in return you agree to a contract where you agree to pay a minimum amount of money on a monthly basis. The sting in the tail is that while you get the newest smartphone worth several hundred dollars, it's locked to the carrier you signed the contract with. Consequently, if you'd like to change carriers or switch to a month by month plan when the contract expires you'll have a difficult time taking your own mobile phone with you.
The fastest route to finding out if the device is locked to a network provider is to put in a sim card from a different provider and see if you get a signal and you can make and receive calls. If you cannot then you probably possess a locked phone. The 'lock' isn't a physical lock but a program hidden in the operating system? This program checks that the network service provider is valid and inhibits any attempt to connect with a different provider.
It's possible, but a bit dangerous, to unlock a device either by entering a sequence of numbers through the keypad or connecting it up to a personal computer which has some software to erase or reprogram the core files. You'll not come across any retailers providing this service but certainly the little, individually owned mobile phone suppliers will offer this service for a small fee if you ask them. Nonetheless, be warned that when you do elect to unlock your device for use on some other carrier it likely voids the warranty. There is always the chance it could wipe the system memory permanently after which you'll have a block of plastic about as effective as a brick.
One of the reasons you may want to get the device unlocked, and 1 of the driving factors many look to do so is when you are travelling abroad for any duration you want to keep your phone but utilize a local sim card to reduce costs on phone calls, text messages and data transfer. A locked smartphone won't provide the ability to do this therefore, the sole alternative is to get the phone unlocked.
An additional form of locking is the restrictions carried out by the producer of the device. The Apple iPhone is notorious for this because Steve Jobs made a decision that he doesn't want customers playing with the OS or setting up unapproved apps. This has given rise to the expression 'jailbreaking' for the iPhone. Lots of consumers attempt to break away and unlock their iPhone by way of jailbreaking it. However, doing this voids the warranty and support.
In contrast, Google's Android phones are open source and gives the freedom and flexibility to personalize everything. Programmers are free to develop and install any type of app which most argue makes the Android a top-notch operating system because there is no need to unlock it, jailbreak it or circumnavigate limitations that have been put in place. That said, most network service providers will lock the device to their network and you may want unlocking services from a local cellular shop.
How it works, what risks it carries, what penalties you can suffer for it, etc. We will cover all details in this article on anything you would want to know about it. We will first start with a little about the process of jailbreaking. It is essential to understand the procedure before you start the process.
Jailbreak iPhone 4: What it means for you
The process of jailbreaking is simply a way to get around the restrictions and limitations imposed by the iOS operating system. Through this process users are able to download apps, extensions, themes, etc. that are not available on the official Apple App Store. A user whose iPhone has undergone the process of jailbreak can still access the Apple App Store to download apps. While jailbreaking is not illegal in the United States due to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, Apple has announced that any phone which has been jailbroken will forfeit its warranty services. The process of jailbreaking for the iPhone 4 is simple if you follow the given steps of instruction. The services have been provided by .
Jailbreak iPhone 4: Instructions
The iPhone 4 is a great device which has loads of improvements in its features in comparison to its predecessors. The new technologies and software upgrades makes it a tougher phone to jailbreak. But to jailbreak iPhone 4 you need to follow the step by step instruction given in this article. First you need to open Safari on your iPhone 4 and go to . Once the site has finished loading you need to swipe your finger in the section where it says "Slide To Jailbreak". Now you watch as your device starts downloading the data required for jailbreaking. After it downloads the software will start installing on your iPhone and the screen will say, "Jailbreaking. Sit tight." Once the installation is complete your phone will get a pop up message saying that the Clydia icon has been added to your springboard. Go to the home screen and click the Clydia icon and after that click the option for User on the subsequent screen that follows. You will come to a screen where it says Manage. Once on this screen, click the second item which says sources. After that you click on edit, the buttons change and then you click Add, enter your Cydia URL (). You will encounter a warning message but select Add Anyway. Once this process is over you press User (Graphical Only) and upon selecting it you will come to the page which asks you which App sync you want. Select the third option and this completes your jailbreak iPhone 4.
Recently, a lot of uncertainty has been circling around the issue of whether or not it should be legal to jailbreak 3G phones. "Jailbreaking" is now the common slang term for hacking into an iPhone, allowing users to run applications on the Apple OS that are not licensed or authorized by the Apple corporation. Confusion has now been cleared up by DMCA regulators, who have reached a consensus, which basically states that there is no unfair use attributed to the user who makes modifications to his or her iPhone, thereby making it operable with applications not approved by Apple.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a U.S. Copyright law that makes it criminal to produce or propagate technology used to hedge digital rights management (DRM) which limit access to works that are copyrighted. However, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has requested that jailbreaking 3G phones be added to a list of specific exemptions that will ultimately not be applied to this act. The EFF contends that the iPhone's integration protection system is purely a strategic business decision, bent on preventing competition. The EFF also maintains that jailbreaking represents fair use of the firmware linked to the operating system.
This new revelation comes at the expense of Apple, which has profited on a closed business model, introduced in 2007 when the iPhone debuted. While Apple has stated in the past that is not legal to jailbreak, to this date no action, legal or otherwise, has been taken against the untold numbers of iPhone users who have hacked into their phones to use Cyndia, an underground application store.
Apple has currently sold in excess of three billion applications, and emphatically states that its closed model has been the key to the iPhone's success. Apple executives feel that other cellular phone networks could likewise be victim to devastating cyber attacks by iPhone users worldwide if they are permitted to legally break into their devices.
Proposed exemptions to the DMCA are brought up for review every three years. From Apple's perspective, the DMCA should protect the encryption (which is copyrighted) and included in the start up of the iPhone OS. However, the Copyright Office came to a different conclusion - that instead, the restrictions that a copyright owner might impose upon an OS are not covered under a law meant to criminalize the violation of those restrictions.
Cydia, the forbidden application marketplace, can currently boast about nine million iPhones having the app installed. This news, naturally, comes as a great relief to the folks at Cydia and other alternative (but not sanctioned) applications written for installation and function on the iPhone (such as Rock Your Phone, which sells an app that enables the iPhone to become Wi-Fi hotspot.) The jailbreak community at large feels that this decision has given it legitimacy.
In response, Apple states that modification of the iPhone OS can lead to the inception of work which is a violation, yet protected by copyright law - and that the applicable license on the OS prohibits any software alterations. In addition (and not surprisingly) Apple has found that the unauthorized modifications are to be blamed for OS instabilities and other technical issues. Henceforth, they have explicitly stated that such alterations will void the iPhone warranty.
This decision does, however, apply only to mobile phones and not to iPads. It it also important to note that this exemption does not specify that Apple or any other companies should allow hacking, but merely protects the legality of hedging the controls which are specifically designed to block jailbreaking.
The old saying: a picture is worth a thousand words ranks true with Apple's latest creation, iOS devices. Many iPod touch and iPhone owners use their devices every day to communicate with friends and family. What if I tell you that you can actually send more than just text in your text messages? And best thing is, all iOS devices have emoji icons built-in. You will find out how to enable them in this article.
Emoji icons are cute little images that represents something in our daily lives. You could, for example substitute "I love you" with a simple emoji icon that represents a heart. It is commonly used and supported by most cell phones in Japan.
Enabling emoji on your iOS device is simple, but not for the faint of heart. One of the simplest methods is to first jailbreak your device. The term jailbreak itself may sound a little intimidating, but it is a process where you modify your device's system software to do what it was not meant to do. And once it is jailbroken, you can then enable emoji through a simple setting.
Another method to enable emoji icons on your device would be to use a simple software enabler. These software are easily found in the App Store. Simple search for emoji and you will find a few. As a matter of personal preference, I like to go the software enabler method, as this does not require that I jailbreak my device.
Once you enable emoji on your iOS device, it only requires a few simple steps to configure it. Most software enablers will tell you what to do in their manuals, so I will not go into detail here.
Well, there you have it - the simplest method to enable emoji on your iOS device, be it the iPod touch, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS or even the new iPhone 4. They are all supported.
As soon as you are out of your contractually mandatory period with your carrier, you can start looking around to see what sort of savings are available.
You'll need to Unlock of course, but more on that later.
Some of the differences in price are quite stunning.
Save Hundreds A Year!
For example, (Feb 2011) I found that two broadly similar packages (one from AT&T and one from T-Mobile) were priced at $134.99 and $70.00 respectively. By moving from one carrier to the other you can save HUNDREDS of dollars a year!
Of course, you may well need to Unlock your iPhone first. Unlocking is generally a pretty straightforward process, but can be quite complex if your technical confidence isn't't that high
A good friend of mine Unlocked his iPhone on his own, but it took him almost 4 hours; not an experience he'd likely recommend for anybody else.
In my conversation with him, it became clear that he was really after some help in seeing himself through the process. There are software companies out there that will help the less confident through the jailbreak and unlock process. If you're pretty confident regarding your ability to put things right if you get stuck, then these kind of services probably aren't for you.
Additionally, people aren't always aware that you can often Jailbreak at the same time as Unlocking.
Jailbreaking offers the best of both worlds - all the apple stuff will still work, but you also get access to Cydia a great online app store that really opens up hundreds of new features, games and wallpapers.
Also, you can use your iPhone as a wireless tether.
So - all told - we've jailbroken and unlocked - saved money and had more fun!
As soon as you see the Jailbreak Toys Barack Obama action figure you notice the caricature's remarkable resemblance to the current American President. The 6" action figure is the perfect present for children aged 3 and over.
Although Obama is not associated or affiliated with Jailbreak Toys; it is hoped that his good nature would see the light hearted humour in the action figure. The Jailbreak Toys Barack Obama figure seems incredibly appropriate; it certainly appeared like Obama possessed superhero like qualities during his election campaign.
The Obama Charisma
Obama gained media recognition as the first potential African American President; however, it was his ability to connect with a troubled and worried nation that gained him global recognition. People who had once given up on the political system and parties were suddenly lining the streets to see the infamous candidate.
Since his candidacy his career has been closely followed by both Americans and citizens across the globe. His new political and philosophical approach seems to be going down well with citizens, if not always the administrators of current systems.
The Obama Action Figure
Schwarzenegger is the action hero turned politician; and Obama is the politician turned action hero. The Jailbreak Toys Barack Obama figure can be purchased in an everyday White House suit, as well as in a limited edition inaugural snazzy gold suit. The Obama action figure is beautiful presented in packaging that boldly states his name; however, the clear viewing panel allows you to see instantly who the action figure is.
The Jailbreak Toys Barack Obama figure can be positioned through 8 different points throughout his body. This enables the President to be moved into a number of humorous positions; as well as being able to stand upright independently.
The Jailbreak Toys Barack figure makes the perfect gift for children and adults, as all generations will get a giggle out of the toy. Kids will love being a part of the war between Transformers and the President of the United States!
Why Buy the Barack Obama Action Figure?
The Jailbreak Toys Barack Obama Figure is ideal for Obama enthusiasts and patriotic American adults. It's also the perfect tool toy to use to introduce your child to the concept of politics and the importance it plays in our society and day to day life.
The Obama figure is an unusual and striking gift; one that is bound to be at the root of many laughing fits. It makes a great party piece too, especially at patriotic parties such as Independence Day. If the toy is meant as a gift for an adult, they may also appreciate one of Obama's books to accompany the toy figure.
As well as the Obama figure, the First Lady also comes in the pint sized hero form. The two toys together are a great gift for any and all Americans. Get a great gift and grab the Jailbreak Toys Barack Obama Action Figure.