Jailbreaking your iPhone to add functionality not allowed by Apple’s App Store is becoming a common way for users to get more of what they want out of their iPhones. But it comes with certain risks.
Obviously you are doing something that the iPhone was not entirely designed to do, and although most jailbreaking methods are mostly trouble free, there is a rare but significant risk that you might either brick your phone, or at least lock it so that you end up having to wipe it.
Is there anything to be done about this? How do you jailbreak your iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7/SE/6s/6/5s/5 and is there any kind of insurance you can take out against a failed attempt?
It’s been well known for many years that although Apple very tightly controls the quality control and release of software in their app store, that there are a number of ways to circumvent that protection. Chief among these is the concept of “jailbreaking” or severing the tie between an iPhone and the mothership, that is to say iTunes.
Although this represents freedom of choice for some and is something a lot of people want to do, it’s not without its hazards. The most obvious thing is that severing the tie to iTunes means you can’t really use iTunes after that. What would be the point of jailbreaking your phone so you could leave iTunes and then banging on the door wanting to be let back in?
The second thing is that although jailbreaking your iPhone is safe and secure for the most part, it is an unregulated activity and pretty much anyone outside of the App Store can write a piece of software and promise you it’s safe and hides no exploits etc, and you have to take them at their word.
And thirdly, cracking your iPhone away from iTunes might mean that something unforeseen happens during the process and you can’t get your iPhone unlocked. Of course it happens. More so now that most jailbreaking apps are hovering around iOS 7 and 8 because it’s well documented and known, and only the brave go into iOS 9 and (god forbid) iOS 10.
The process of jailbreaking your phone with evasi0n is quite simple. Go to the evasi0n/ Pangu web site at www.evasi0n.com and download evasi0n iOS 11/10.3/9/8/7. Back up your iPhone with iTunes. Disable the passcode on your phone because this can cause issues, and don’t touch your phone during the process, no iOS action can occur during the jailbreak as this may also cause issues. Connect the iPhone to the computer with the USB cable and run the evasi0n software, and then follow the wizard to finish the jailbreaking. Once the jailbreaking process has finished you can install Cydia and join the band of happy folks using software unavailable on the App Store.
If for any reason the jailbreaking process doesn’t complete or gets stuck, you can reboot your phone and restart the software and start again. If you cannot reboot your frozen iPhone, our suggested solution is Tenorshare ReiBoot, which will allow you to put your phone in and out of recovery mode to fix various iOS stuck issues during jailbreak. Moreover, with the Pro version you can also fix a variety of stuck iPhone problems with ease.
For more details on how to fix various Evasi0n jailbreak problems, click here.
I hope our tips will help you. However, please think twice before jailbreaking your iPhone.