What is jailbreaking on an iPhone

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The Apple iPhone is an innovative smartphone that allows users to fully enjoy multimedia features in high speed and quality. iPhone offers extra crispy clear sound, a 3MP camera with auto focus, a 3.5 inches widescreen display to enjoy movies, videos,  photos and 3D graphics games in high resolution, voice control and voice memos, internet tethering, compass and these are just the beginning. You can download and install various exciting and startling applications turning your iPhone into anything you desire; from a GPRS with point-to-point voice instructions to a mobile DJ recording system. But, what if someone told you that these are only some of the iPhone’s capabilities and if you jailbreak it you will unlock a new digital world?

Jailbreaking your iPhone is a common procedure that permits users to bypass the Apple’s official operating system installing new features. When you first purchase an iPhone, you have limited access to its features; you can install only official Apple free or non free applications without taking full advantage of its power OS. Jailbreaking comes to put an end at this breaking all limits.

Just keep in mind that jailbreaking is a totally different process that unlocking. Unlocking refers only to SIM cards and their functionality to every phone network. Jailbreaking is completely risk free as everything keeps on working just like before. It does not even void your warranty as you can restore the iPhone settings using iTunes before giving it to the Apple Service Department. Note that if you do not restore its setting to factor default then you will definitely have your warranty suspended.

Jailbreaking firstly appeared on July 10, 2007 by the iPhone Dev Team and its initial purpose was only to install various ringtones. But, as iPhone evolved, the needs for new jailbreaking software evolved too. On November 2, 2009, a new version was released able to hack and jailbreak iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS allowing installation of third party applications and the latest ‘5.11.07’ baseband version.

There are countless reason why to jailbreak your iPhone. First of all, there is no way to harm your device as you do not damage its operating system. After jailbreaking, you can install apps not only from Apple but also from other popular companies such as Cydia, Installer, Rock App and Icy that will take your breath away. For example, Cydia offers you the change to capture videos on your iPhone using Cycorder, to download YouTube videos directly on your iPhone via MxTube or even use it as a modem with iPhoneModem application.

Moreover, you can change the wallpaper and theme settings of your iPhone without being limited to the standard ones. By downloading Winterboard, you can fully alter the skin of your phone turning it into wood, a vending machine, a landscape from Mars or anything else you can think of. And you can easily go back to the original skin as Winterboard offers you the default theme too.

Last but not least, jailbreaking gives you the change to take full control of your iPhone. iPhone uses a smaller but solid version of Mac OS X that is in fact a Unix processor. Once your phone is jailbroken, you can install several Unix applications that will turn your iPhone into a personal computer. You can also install servers such as SSH daemon to help you transfer files from and to your iPhone totally remotely.

Jailbreaking your iPhone is the new trend. Once you try it you will start wondering how you made it through without it. Even if you simply wish to unlock your iPhone, you will first have to jailbreak it. Jailbreaking offers you the change to fully modify and gain control of your iPhone. Try it and enjoy your brand new iPhone!

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