Is it important to discuss? YES. Believe me I missed up a lot when I had iPhone in my hand. People always trying to find something help them a kind of guide for jailbreaking their device. I did a lot of research when I wanted to. You can erase any important file if you don’t follow basic things.
If you have decided to do jailbreaking then this article might help you a bit. I have discussed few important points which can play a major role while making a decision of jailbreaking.
Backing up data Before Jailbreak:
Right! First thing you should do is to take backup of old data. You should do that before jumping into the file system of the smartphone, Use iTunes and have a backup of every data. Complete the procedure of synchronization of data with iTunes, and then press the right click of of mouse on the sidebar of iPhone and select the option of “back-up”. After this now you will have to keep those backed up data some other place safe. You can find all the required files under ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup.
Why do you want to jailbreak, you must understand this. This will help you to use lots of free available cracked Apps for your phone, which you may not be able to use without jailbreaking. Due to the security risks Apple don’t allow their users to use all those apps which are not authorized to be used in your smartphone. So if you are jailbreaking, simple understand that you are taking a risk with the security issue of the iPhone. When i say security risk then it doesn’t mean that you will start receiving the viruses or worms and you may lose your data. So if your phone is jailbroken, then you just have to be more cautious.
Look for trustful Cydia Sources:
After the process of jailbreaking, your smartphone will start showing another app named as “Cydia” on your iPhone screen. It is like a App Store for you. From then, you can use this Cydia for the installation of group of exciting apps. Different kinds of mods are can also be installed for changing the app icons and fonts, changing behavior of apps, and lots of other features.
Now here you have to be careful now. You have a choice to install third party programs. So you are also close to the factor of installing some spamy and harmful apps. Those apps can create issues like sneaking important info from your smartphone. So be careful.
Different programs in Cydia has a requirement to manage with other libraries for their proper function. So for that, you need to have OpenSSH installed. What it will do is that it will installs a server on your iDevice that helps you to enter through Terminal. OpenSSH works with a file which contains the default password. Normally the password is ‘alpine’. Many people don’t bother to change that password. And here you go. You have given a leak/chance to someone to play with your iDevice.
So after installing this, the first most thing you have to do is the change that default root password. What you have to do is to use the program named “Mobile Terminal” (you may have to download it). Open the program, write “su” then give a old or default password then “passwd” and give it a news root password.
Remember this that the updates always brings the fixes of previous issues. So you have an eye on all updates on jailbreak version. When you find any update, you will have to start over the process of taking back-up of data, then restore process, then the step of jailbreak and all other programs.
Jailbreak for Pirating Apps?
Many people believes that cracked and pirated apps is the only objective of jailbreaking. It isn’t. Jailbreak only allows to access the file system where Apple don’t want you to. So the idea behind jailbreaking is to give you access to play around with anything in iPhone you want.
Don’t jump to restore option straight away:
- Reinstall the application
- Check if you haven’t change any .plists?
- Look online for any error code you are facing.
- Rebooting the iPhone can also be handy sometimes.
- Visit jailbreakqa.com for the solutions of issues
- Search ifans.com for same issues
If you have done all those steps which should have resolved the issues, and still not happy then i would recommend to have recap of all steps and do that again. Remember, when you will chose the option of “restore,” then there ain’t no turning back.