There are so many things that you must consider before trying the iPhone 5 jailbreak.
Jailbreaking iPhone 5, iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C will break the warranty, if anything went wrong with your phone, Apple customer service will not accept your phone if it is jailbroken.
When doing the below, it will be exposed to any app even if it is not safe. This doesn’t happen when using App store or iTunes, as Apple has a strict policy concerning apps.
Every update to your iOS breaks your jailbreak, so you have to decide whether not to update; or to wait for a new tool for the new update. This circle will never end!!
Some unmonitored apps or not well tested may have bad effect on your phone’s performance and stability. Your battery life is also affected by a fast draining app that was not well customized for balanced battery consumption. Overall system and performance stability are jeopardized when using non-App store apps.
How To Jailbreak iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C
Well; there is no one way to jailbreak, if you dig deep and search online; you will find many forums and websites that are dedicated to this issue. You just have to know what type of a device you have and your iOS version to get the appropriate tool.
The process is almost the same with all the tools that do it. Mainly, you will be asked for some general steps to be done before proceeding with the process:
Backup your data using iCloud or iTunes.
Disable passcode and find my iPhone.
Turn on airplane mode.
Disable antivirus and firewall apps.
Download and install the latest version of iTunes.
After doing all this, the process is almost similar with all the tools; they differ only according to the device type and the iOS that it supports. The process goes like this:
Launch the tool as administrator, according to your phone and iOS.
Connect your iPhone 5 using the USB cable.
Wait till the tool recognizes your iPhone and its iOS.
After that, hit the “start” or “Jailbreak” button; that differs from a tool to another.
The process will start and you’ll experience several reboots.
Once the tool tells you that the iPhone 5 / 5S / 5C jailbreak was successful, you are done. Now you can find Cydia icon on your home screen.
It has been reported that the process is safe and causes no problems, but nothing is 100% perfect. So to be aware of anything that might happen while you are processing your iPhone; please read the following:
For Windows 8 users, you might experience problems with your tool, to avoid this; you must run the tool in compatibility mode with Windows 7.
Some tools for iOS 8 are not designed for Mac users, so you have to run it on a pc or a laptop running Windows, or if you insist on using your Mac; then you can run it on a virtual machine with Windows OS installed on it.
Make sure that you do not use the phone while the process is going, also make sure never to disconnect you cable while the process is going on.
You have to have a stable internet connection during the iPhone 5 jailbreak, as the tool always downloads some essential stuff from Apple to complete the jailbreak of your iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5C, if you don’t have internet connection or your connection is weak or unstable; it is advised not to go through it.