Jailbreaking an iPhone 5

Yesterday 26th June a workmate of mine asked me for steps on how to Jail Break an I phone 5. Well, I did what every serious Technologist would do. “Google and Try.” I will share what I came up with.

Firstly, if you are thinking about trying to jailbreak your phone on your own, you need to know that it is quite risky. If you are unfamiliar with the term, “bricking” your iPhone means that you have made it completely useless – like a brick! This most likely will happen to your phone if you try to do it on your own. Anyway, the point here is that you can do it yourself, but I wouldn’t recommend it because it is highly uncertain. It is definitely not worth having to buy a new phone.

The programs I am listing below will jailbreak your iPhone in a matter of minutes, which is another advantage of using the software instead of trying to do it yourself; minutes versus hours. You can do it in just a couple of steps, plus you have technical support to guide you, instead of making an educated guess. Personally, I like the idea of having someone to fall back on in case I make a mistake. So, without further delay, here are my top picks (in order from favorite to least favorite):


1) Jailbreak Unlock
Jailbreak Unlock is one that I ran across pretty recently and it quickly became my top pick. Friends have mostly used this one to help out with the iPad mini and the iPhone 5, but they support older versions of iDevices like iPhone 4, 4s, iPad 2 etc as well if you need them. Their Jailbreak takes around 3.5-4 minutes (that’s considered blazing fast by the way). I have a pretty full schedule, so the fact that I can use this software to complete a jailbreak in the time it takes me to make coffee in the morning really sets it above everything else I have used.

Not only is it fast, but it does both jailbreak and unlock, which most software won’t do.

I’ll quickly go over the difference between jailbreaking and unlocking. I assume you are already familiar with what jailbreaking does. Jailbreak makes apps and modifications possible on your phone that you won’t get through Apple. It opens you up to thousands of downloadable songs as well and a lot of free stuff that may not have been free before (but please, have respect for the artists and creators and avoid piracy).

Unlocking, though, is different than jailbreaking. Unlocking means that you can use your phone with different providers than the one you bought it under. Basically, the company doesn’t get to dictate your usage of your own phone. That means you can actually use any service provider you want to. That’s the best thing about unlocking your phone! And that’s the one thing most people don’t realize; you don’t have to be a slave to one certain provider. You do actually have a choice! And with Jailbreak Unlock – when you buy their solution, you get your iPhone unlock for free. How awesome is that!

The Jailbreak Unlock guys in fact have a 30 day money back guarantee and a lifetime membership, which honestly is the reason I gave them a shot in the first place. And I am really glad I did! With the lifetime membership, I can jailbreak new iOS versions immediately, a huge plus in my book.

One last thing- these guys have awesome customer service. They went over everything I wanted to know very patiently, and offered a lot of helpful advice that I would never have even thought to ask about.

Bottom line:Great software that works super fast, with awesome customer service. They score 10 out of 10 points with me. Check out there site here.

2) Apple Unlocker
These guys are decent. I actually used to use them all the time before I found Jailbreak Unlock. They get the job done, but they wouldn’t be my first choice.

The main thing I don’t like about using this software is that it takes more time to complete the Jailbreak. Sometimes they take around 15 minutes, and I have too much to do to wait around on them every time I update my iOS. Also, their customer support isn’t really the greatest. They will get back to you, but it may not be until the next day. They don’t have a phone number where you can talk to someone live, so you have to e-mail them. It just seems a little impersonal to me. Overall, they are ok but not great. If for some reason Jailbreak Unlock site wasn’t working, I would still use them though.

All in all, I would rate them 7 out of 10. You can check them out here.

3) iJailbreak Tool
That’s about the best that can be said about this software. A friend used them back in the day (when iPhone 4 first came out) but found better software and kinda left them in the dust. “I would use them as a last resort just because I know the software does what it is supposed to do, despite their files being oddly formatted and instructions being a bit overly complex,” he said. Also, they don’t update their software for latest iOS versions as quickly as my first choices. Still, they are better than a lot of services I have come across, which is why they got a spot in my review.

Customer service is somewhat of a joke in my opinion. They have an overseas customer service line that you can call, but I absolutely refuse to pay the long distance charges, so I wouldn’t contact them. I feel like it’s absolutely outrageous to sell a product and not even have a support system in the same country!
I give these guys only get 5 out of 10.

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