iPhone “Jailbreak” vs. iPhone Unlock
Many cell phones are exclusive to a single carrier or network. If you find a more affordable network you want to switch over to and do not want to buy an entirely new phone, the only option is to officially unlock it. An unlocked phone is compatible with multiple networks, so you can pick and choose your network without sacrificing the quality of your phone.
Many smartphones, tablets, and other consoles include a Digital Rights Management (DRM) layer of code in their software. This DRM is there for security purposes and can limit the software that you can run on your phone. “Jailbreaking” bypasses these DRM restrictions, enabling you to run “unauthorized” software that isn’t approved by Apple.
To summarize: if you want to run your iPhone on a different network – you need an official unlock; if you want to run a piece of software on your iPhone that is not available on iTunes – perform a safe, free jailbreak as described below.
evasi0n is the destination of choice for most iPhone users who wish to jailbreak their iPhones for free. As featured on cNet, PCWorld and other top tech hubs, evasi0n is the most reliable and user friendly software available on the market today and it is free. You will, however, need to have some technical skills to do it yourself.
The process is very simple.
- Download the software to your computer.
- Connect your iPhone to the computer via USB port. The tool runs on any OS: Linux, Mac and Windows.
- Run the evasi0n jailbreak application and click on “Jailbreak”.
IMPORTANT: Before you jump right on to it, however, please take a moment to create a backup of your data just in case something goes wrong during the jailbreak. Here are the necessary preparation steps recommended on the official evasi0n website:
- Backup your device using iTunes (or iCloud) before using evasi0n. If something breaks, you’ll always be able to recover your data.
- Please disable the lock passcode of your iOS device before using evasi0n. It can cause issues.
- Avoid all iOS and iTunes related tasks until evasi0n is complete.
- If the process gets stuck somewhere, it’s safe to restart the program, reboot the device (if necessary by holding down Power and Home until it shuts down), and rerun the process.
- If you get an error on OS X 10.8 saying that evasi0n can’t be opened, control-click (or right-click) the app and on the revealed context menu, choose ‘Open.’ On the ensuing dialogue box, choose ‘Open’ as well.
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