Well before we jump into the precautions you will have to take before jailbreaking your iPhone 5, I will mention some of the benefits that you will enjoy just in brief. First of all you will be able to stretch the functions of your phone enabling more capability than what Apple have tried so much to restrict. You will be able to switch to any phone carrier other than the one locked to your iPhone 5Â by simply changing the SIM to the suited service provider of your choice. You will be able to manage your calls and can simply switch to a network that will be more flexible and cheaper for you. After jailbreaking, you wont have to worry about loosing your data, for example your contacts directory even if you change your SIM. If by any chance you travel outside the US, if your iPhone is locked it will automatically pick up an alternative network that is in agreement with AT&T, but the roaming charges will be very expensive, we can gurantee that. Even just receiving calls will be very expensive for you with your locked iPhone, but on the other hand with your iPhone 5 unlocked you will be able to buy a SIM card from a local service in the country you have visited switch it and be able to make calls with the local rates, which by the way will save you a lot of money.
With a jailbreaked iPhone you will enjoy much more in terms of customization. You can change the whole feel of your phone theme, and install numerous applications that are available online just for you to enjoy. There are more prettier easily manageable apps that will completely change your experience with your newly jailbreaked iPhone 5. You can install Cydia installer which will allow your unit to install third party applications that you can easily personalize your ring tonnes, instant messages MMS and enable flash on your smart phone download and edit videos, the list is simply endless. Well since this article is not about the applications you will enjoy if you had your iPhone jailbreaked or unlocked, so will jump straight to the precautions you should take before completing the exercise. Precautions for Jailbreaking/Unlocking your iPhone 5:
- Just so you don't loose all your data in case you do something wrong, you will have to consider backing up all the important data that you have in your iPhone 5 unit. You can easily do this with the software CD that comes with the iPhone.
- Next you will have to download the latest version of iTunes and save it on your computer. Make sure it is the latest version, this is just so you might have to update your iPhone to the latest OS 5. Download the latest iOS and save it in your computer too.
- Now the jail breaking starts by finding the jailbreak software you are going to use from the internet. There many softwares with many sites offering the softwares, for a minimal fee. All you will need to do is sign up at the sites, pay for the service if you have to and download the jailbreaking software. The advantage of using a premium software to jailbreak is the availability of good support that comes with these purchased services. They are always more than glad to help you fix your iPhone 5 in case you encounter any problems during the process, people share ideas in these sites and you will get a lot of help and more so important updates if there any.
- Once you have the right software, just install it by following the step by step guide that they always provide. Next you can download Cydia and the jailbreak software will complete everything for you.
Always be careful to read reviews about jailbreak iphone 5 and unlocking softwares as there are many bogus ones that don't work and you would not want to waste money and time just to pick one that wont do the job. So do a proper research, visit the sites read reviews about the software and ask questions in forums just so you know that it really works and if users encountered any problems you will know about them beforehand. It is better to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone 5 well the first time than try a bunch of softwares that wont work thus saving you money and time.