The iPhone 4S jailbreak will give a lot of freedom, since you will be free of the restrictions imposed by Apple regarding downloading and installing Apps on your device. You will enjoy downloading and installing Apps which Apple does not provide in their store, even the ones which have not been approved. You will change your device to look the way you want, by installing themes and also games on your device. Before doing this, please try as much as possible to understand the reason why you are doing it.
Most iPhone 4S users are not pleased by the restrictions imposed by Apple regarding Application packages. This is because they try to compare this with Android, whose Apps are open. This makes many of this device users to begin. Although jailbreaking has so many advantages, be keen before doing it on your device, as it also has some negative impacts. A good example is that your contract or warranty may become void.
Jailbreaking iPhone 4S can be done in a number ways, and these ways follow different steps. Some of these ways require the person doing it to follow a number of commands, which must be followed in some specified order. Others require just using a button, and by pressing it, the process will have been done.
There exists many different software and tools to do this. However, most of them are restricted to certain versions of iOS that this device is running. There exists no tool which can be applied to all versions of the iOS. The list below shows the available tools that will help you jailbreak iPhone 4S or iPhone 4, and the iOS versions that they support:
RedSn0w – which supports iOS 6.0, 6.1.3 and 6.1.6. (Mac / Windows)
Evasion – supports iOS 6.1.2, 6.1.1, 6.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.1 and 6. (Mac / Windows)
Absinthe – supports iOS 5.0, 5.0.1 and 5.1.1. (Mac, Windows, Linux)
P0sixspwn – which supports iOS 6.1.3, 6.1.4, 6.1.5 and 6.1. (Mac / Windows)
TaiG – supports iOS 8.0-8.1.2.`(Windows)
Evasion7 – supports iOS 7.0.6, 7.0.5, 7.0.4, 7.0.3, 7.0.2, 7.0.1 and iOS 7. (Mac / Windows)
Thus, before starting the processing, it is worth making sure that you know the version of iOS, and identify the correct tool to use. These tools also have different effects after jailbreaking. An example is that after the process, some tools will make it possible for the process to be reversible, while others make the process permanent. This means that if you use a tool which makes the process permanent, you will not be able to go back to normal even after your device develops some problems.
Also, most of these tools are available for free download on the official websites, and they can be downloaded from there.
You should also back up your data before starting this process. This can be achieved by use of iTunes. You will not lose your important data after the process. Make sure that you have the latest iTunes installed on your device, for this will ensure a successful running of the process.
These tools also vary in that they can either be applicable in Mac or Windows machine. However, others can support both, as they exist in two releases, one for Mac and another for Windows OS. These tools can also support either a tethered or an untethered iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 jailbreak. An example is RedSn0w, which offers a tethered jailbreak compared to Absinthe which offers an untethered one. It is recommended that you use tools which offer an untethered solution, since you will not need to connect your iPhone to your PC to reboot it in case it runs out of battery. Thus, choose the tool which you will be comfortable with during and after the process.
How to jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
Below are the steps which are necessary for you to jailbreak your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, regardless of the iOS version that it is running:
Identify the version of iOS on your device. This is good for making sure you choose the right tool for the right version of iOS. Click on
Settings->settings->about to know this.
Remove screen-lock if it is active on your device. This will make the device not to lock itself during the process. In case this happens, it might interfere with the process. Turn it on after the process.
Identify the appropriate software for you to use, depending on whether you are using a PC or Mac, your needs and iOS version of your device and download it. Most of these tools are downloaded in zipped format.
If your download was zipped, extract it to a place you can remember easily.
Connect your device to your Mac or Pc, and then launch this software.
Follow the necessary steps for you to jailbreak your device.
Run the terminal.
After doing this, all the restrictions imposed on your device will have been removed, and you will enjoy a variety of Apps from Cydia. Most of these tools will automatically install Cydia for you during the process, so you need not to worry about this. You will enjoy over 25,000 Application packages on your device.
Most people ask themselves whether they can restore their device back to default state after the process. This is very possible, and it can be achieved by use of iTunes. Others ask on whether this process is legal or illegal. The process was legalized in 2010 by Apple.
However, if you do it, the warranty on your device is become void, so be keen on this. However, if you reverse the process, you will get back your warranty. If you need some service for your device, just do the restoration using iTunes, and then go for this.
Make sure that you follow the steps to the end for safety reasons.