How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S

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Here is the complete guide to Jailbreak iPhone 4S Series. iPhone 4S is an awesome device with fantastic features and the best smartphone since 2007 till today. An iphone user can find a lot of multimedia and internet features on this device.

The technology potential of this device has paved way for many programmers to develop “Apps” (called applications), games for iPhone. Bing for iPhone and Real Racing are the most popular iOS apps for iPhone.

Such third party apps are not easily accessible on an iPhone. Each third party app is checked and verified by Apple Inc. When approved, they are made available in the iStore for sale.

You will able install an app from the iStore but not a third party app on your iPhone 4S. So people who buy an iPhone4S,  learn how to “jailbreak” the iPhone 4S to take the advantage of using more features and apps.

What’s jailbreaking

Using the jailbreaking feature iPhone4, 4S users can access as many third party apps for free, install them on the iPhone and use them. A lot of apprehensions about jailbreaking prevail among people and for this reason many have avoided to use jailbreaking. Jailbreaking is recognized as a legal activity and is completely restorable. Iphone users need not fear of losing their warranty if they jailbreak.

Benefits of jailbreaking

Make your iPhone even more better! Let us look at the advantages of jailbreaking.

Easy Unlocking your iPhone: Tools to unlock your iPhone are available. SIM cards that come with your iPhone are network specific cards. To use the specific network, you would have to pay more for data usage and making calls(high roaming charges if traveling). Once you jailbreak you will be able to change your network and service provider thereby  use any SIM on your iPhone.

Expensive Apps on iStore: The apps available for sale on the iStore are high priced and everyone cannot purchase and use them. Also, Apple insists that people use the Face Time app in an area where Wi-Fi connectivity is available. With jailbreaking, your iPhone 4S will allow you to install any third party apps of your choice.

How to jailbreak iPhone 4S

A number of easy to use, time-saver jailbreaking programs are available for iPhone users. Some of them are Unlock Easy, free softwares Limesn0w, Blackra1n, Limera1n and Ultrasn0w. Before you start the jailbreaking process, download the preferred firmware version(latest iOS 5.1.1) onto your iPhone4S. How to jailbreak depends on the firmware on your device. Along with this you may have the latest version of iTunes.

Read through the procedures on how to jailbreak(Untethered) the iPhone 4S on iOS 5.1.1 with a tool/program called “ Absinthe 2.0”. The tool is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

  1. Download the Absinthe tool and unzip the zip folder.
  2. Connect to iTunes. Once you connect, you will have an option for back up.
  3. Right-click on the device name and click Back Up.
  4. Erase and Reset the iPhone. You will be restoring the iPhone to factory settings in iTunes.
  5. Follow the initial set up instructions to Activate your iPhone. You will be able to jailbreak only when you activate successfully.
  6. Let your iPhone 4S be connected to the computer.
  7. When the iPhone is restored, you will find the Absinthe icon. Open Absinthe
  8. Click Jailbreak. The jailbreak process shall take time so let your iPhone remain connected.
  9. When the iPhone 4S jailbreak process completes, open iTunes.
  10. Right-click on the device name and choose Restore from Backup.
  11. Now you can start installing jailbreak apps.

Once you have jailbroken your iPhone 4S, you will be able to unlock your device.

Perform a safe jailbreaking

Ensure that your jailbreaking software is a reliable genuine one. Start adding a few apps initially at a slow pace. When your iPhone 4S becomes stable, you can add jailbreak apps and tweaks.  In a normal circumstance, you should be able to jailbreak the iPhone device with the easy to follow instructions. However, remember that if you are not able jailbreak successfully, your device will become similar to a brick, an unstable device.

Any mistake in process of Jailbreak iPhone 4S can lead to loss of all your apps, contacts and music. A iTunes restore or hard iPhone reset can come to your rescue, but you will lose all data. Instead of using a free software, get a paid Jailbreak iPhone 4S program.

Also there are other paid programs available on the web like Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1, Untethered Jailbreak 5.0.1 , Untethered Jailbreak iOS 5, Jailbreak iPhone 4S 5.0 and so on. You will get 24/7 technical assistance and money back guarantee offer if unsatisfied.

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