Apple devices are known for the high security mounted on them. However, there are ways to jailbreak them to gain root access of the device and install unauthorized applications.Apple’s App Store Policy rejects apps that might even appear to have inappropriate content while Android users are free to install from any sources on Android device.
Jailbreaking your Apple device gives user access to download unauthorized content onto their device, and also to unlock the device. Once you Jailbreak your Apple devices, you can download Apple unauthorized content on Cydia, which is a Jailbroken App store.Cydia gives access to many features and free downloading for apps, software, ringtones, wallpapers and much more that you could and could not access on the Apple App Store. Users can also choose from a variety of backgrounds and interfaces for their device.
The Redsn0w jailbreak is fast and easy software to perform on any iOS 5 device other than the iPad2 and iPhone 4S.
How to Jailbreak iOS 5 devices?
Jailbreaking with Redsn0w is safe and will not harm your device by planting bugs or crashing it. The software is compatible with the iPhone 2G, 3G, 3Gs, 4, 4S, 5 and Apple TV models. Also, the developers assure that users will not lose any data on jailbreaking.
In order to jailbreak your device, first download the Unlock and Jailbreak tool from RedSn0w’s website (http://unlockjailbreaktool.com/) onto your PC or laptop. This is a paid service that once downloaded can be used to unlock and jailbreak as many devices as one wants. Now follow the steps mentioned below:
Once the software is downloaded, open the software. A window will open with two options
Jailbreak – to Jailbreak and install Cydia
- Extras – for Everything else
Select “Jailbreak” and plug in your device to the system. Make sure your device is switched off before plugging it in. Now press the “Next” button at the bottom of the page
Get the Phone in DFU mode. The program will guide you through the process of entering into the Device Firmware Update (DFU) mode.
- Hold down the device’s Power button (upper right hand corner) for approximately 5 seconds
- No, without releasing the Power button, hold down the Home button (Front bottom center) for about 15 seconds.
- Release the Power button but continue holding the Home button for 15 seconds
Once the device enters the DFU mode, Redsn0w will detect the device and do the rest, you just sit back and watch. A series of windows will open, but do not disturb the device.
After this process, the device will reboot and the jailbreaking process will commence
- Once the jailbreak has happened, a window will open. Select “Install Cynthia” and click on “Next”
Your Apple device will start rebooting again and the program will upload the new RAM and Kernel
Throughout the process, ensure that your device stays tethered to the PC or laptop, or it may crash
Once the installation is done, your device will reboot once again for around another 5 minutes
Once the process is complete, you’ll be able to see a new “Cydia” tab on your device screen
The Redsn0w software works is compatible with all operating systems including Windows and Macintosh computers.
When to untether the device?
When the entire jailbreak and Cydia installation process is complete, a screen will appear to tell you that the process has been completed successfully. You can disconnect your device after this.
The entire package will cost you $24.99 or Rs. 2,714, which is one-time investment as you can jailbreak all the latest iOS and its future upgrades as well. Once you have paid for the software, you may download it immediately and jailbreak and/or unlock your device.