What is Jailbreaking?
Jailbreaking is a process of unlocking iOS (Operating system for Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod) so that user can get root access to the UNIX file system breaking through the limitations that Apple has imposed. In Unix terms, this refers to changing the root of the directory tree to /
Gaining root access is similar the rooting process for Android devices.
Through Jailbreaking, users are able to add additional applications to their Apple devices that a normal Apple device can’t use.
Why to go for Jailbreaking iDevices?
It allows you to do so by adding a Jailbreaking application to your Apple device. It also allows changing (editing/updating) of your Apple device’s application icons, wallpaper, dock, status bar, chat bubbles, weather backgrounds, keyboard and many more apps.
Why not to go for Jailbreaking iDevices?
Although there are many benefits of a jailbreak apple device but at the same time this freedom comes with lots of negative thing as well. Jailbreaking increases the risk of malware infection or hacking.
A jailbroken device can be easily victimized by a Virus or Trojan or accessed remotely by an intruder for hacking purpose.
Additionally, because jailbreak apps don’t have to adhere to Apple’s guidelines, some users complain about general instability, increased data usage, or decreased battery life.
However you can simply restore your Apple device any time by using iTunes back to factory settings.
There are various methods for Jailbreaking that depends upon your apple device make, model and iOS version. Jailbreak methods and patching by Apple usually follows the pattern of a Tom & Jerry. That’s why Jailbreaking developers keep trying to find ways to jailbreak updated iOS after Apple release a patch that blocks the earlier loop holes.
Tethered jailbreaks require a computer connection every time when you want to boot a jailbroken iOS device. You have to connect your iOS device to computer so that the hardware can boot with the aid of the jailbreak application installed on the computer.
An untethered jailbreak is the preferred jailbreak because it requires no connection to your computer to re-boot your jailbreak apple device. You can reboot your iPhone or iPod touch as much as you want without having to tether (connect) it to your computer to boot.
Disclaimer: Jailbreaking your Apple device will leads to voids your warranty.