iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreak: Things to Keep in Mind

Well we do keep you informed about jailbreaks, and we’ve been talking a lot about the untethered iOS 5 jailbreak of late. But there’s still that element of risk which some people forget. While the iOS 5 untethered jailbreak liberates your iPhone or iPod or iPad (provided it comes up for download) but there are things you would like to take note of before thinking about jailbreaks and stuff.

Four Factors That Can Go Against Your Device:

Jailbreak Can Brick Your Device – A ‘brick’ device is when your iPhone becomes totally useless. It wont respond, it wont boot and it just wont do anything. You’ll have to restore your iPhone in order to get it back to working condition – and that means you’ll lose data on your iPhone. Jailbreaks – if done with the wrong software, or if done without knowing much about the process of jailbreaking – can lead to the brick situation.

Jailbreak Can Delete Data From Your Device – This is another problem – but somewhat rare. Sometimes, an improper jailbreak, or an incomplete jailbreak might delete data on your iDevice. This again is a serious problem because, if you lose important data, you can’t get it back, no matter what. Some less-popular jailbreak softwares are known to cause such troubles on iDevices during jailbreak attempts.

Jailbreak Voids Your Apple WarrantyJailbreaking is not illegal according to US Law, but you know what? Apple does not support jailbreak and it clearly says in the T&Cs that if your iPhone is found to be jailbroken, or tampered with, that voids the warranty and that’s it!

Jailbreak Apps Can Be Risky – The Carrier IQ – a non-jailbreak app supported by Apple – itself is put under the scanner now. Think about jailbreak apps which are nowhere close to Apple’s scrutiny! Some of them are very risky and if you didn’t know better, jailbreak apps might kill your iDevice easily! Some are even riskier – they log your information and store them!

Four Fake Jailbreak Apps This Season

With more and more people actually getting restless and impatient for the iOS 5 untethered jailbreak, there are some miscreants trying to take advantage of the situation. Of course, we are not sure of all the apps listed below, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

There’s only one thing we want to say. Both the unlock and the jailbreak softwares would come out for free when the hackers are done with their jobs and release to the public. Teams like Chronic Dev Team and iPhone Dev Team are all trying their best to ready the public untethered iOS 5 jailbreak – and they bring out softwares like redsn0w for free. It’s always free – so beware of people charging you for an unlock or jailbreak. Most of it is often fake.

1.  Unlock iPhone 4S that comes for $ 24.99 doesnt have any review from anywhere. Dubious.

2. Jailbreak – which surprisingly got through to Apple’s App Store was swiftly removed. Was proved fake.

3. Ghost App – Another software with a $ 24.99 price tag. Was proved fake.

4. FastRa1n 0.5 – Dev team member confirmed that this $ 24.99 app was fake.

Via: ibtimes, ibtimes


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