How to Jailbreak iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 5c (iOS 7)
Jailbreaking iOS 7: Useful Tweaks and Apps You Don’t Want to Miss
Ever since the very first iPhone debuted triumphantly in June 2007, its users all over the world have been seeking ways to make the gadget more functional, personalized and flexible. That is how the term “jailbreak” came into use.
Jailbreaking an iOS-device means cracking its file system open to take full control over the phone and modify it any way you want.
Since, for obvious reasons, Apple wanted to retain control over its products, hackers were forced to seek how to make iPhones more customizable. As a result, Cydia appeared, which is an almost unlimited source for new iOS tweaks, themes, apps and games that the official Apple’s App Store cannot offer. Cydia is an alternative iOS software market for jailbroken devices. The popularity of Cydia grew so fast and was so overwhelming that the US court had no other choice but to declare Cydia a legal app store.
Benefits of Having Cydia Installed on a Jailbroken iOS
The question of “why” is hardly relevant any more. If you want to make your iPhone look special and unique, if you want to take full advantage of the phone’s facilities and explore new options, you need to install Cydia.
Installing Cydia is a piece of cake, however, first you will have to jailbreak the iOS 7 gadget, which might require some effort.
There are many ways to jailbreak your iPhone: you can do it yourself or hire someone more knowledgeable to do that, you can use free jailbreak soft or pay a reasonable fee to buy the software that comes with 24/7 support, money-back guarantee and stuff. Do think it over, before you make up your mind.
If you think you can manage the jailbreak yourself, these 5 simple tips are going to help you do it faster and safer.
Step 1: Choose the jailbreak version that is compatible with your Apple device and download the jailbreaking tool to your computer. We strongly recommend the Evasi0n jailbreak tool.
Step 2: Do not forget to back up your device and disable its passcode temporarily to speed up the jailbreak process and prevent any information on your iPhone from getting lost.
Step 3: Connect your iPhone or other iOS device to the computer and click on the Jailbreak icon.
Step 4: Wait for the software to place all of the needed files onto your iOS device. It is likely to take some time. Your device is to reboot a few times in the process and you will be urged to unlock the device after the final reboot.
Step 5: When it is done, tap on the Evasi0n app icon that will appear on your iPhone’s screen. The device will reboot for the last time. The phone has been jailbroken!
Congratulations! You are all set to download your favorite tweaks and apps from Cydia and enjoy them running on your newly-jailbroken iPhone.
Now, that the hardest part is over, it is time to reap the fruits of our efforts. Here are the top 4 coolest apps and tweaks you simply must have installed on your jailbroken iPhone.
This Cydia tweak is a killer. By using Merge, you can chat with your friend who has several iMessage ID’s, without having to switch between them. Merge will unite all of these iMessage threads into one contact. Merge combines all of the threads together and shows you which number or email is being used at the moment. This jailbreak tweak costs only $1.49.
This cool app will allow you to create whitelists and blacklists for your calls and SMS. Once the specific phone number is added to the Blacklist, the app will automatically block any attempts of its owner to reach you. You can also prevent any unknown callers from getting through. Besides, the iBlacklist app makes it possible to filter incoming SMS and block them by trigger words. The price of this awesome tweak is $12.99
If you are tired of unlocking your device with the help of a passcode or by sliding, it is time to try the great and extremely fun Stride Cydia tweak. Stride allows unlocking the iPhone’s screen by using custom gestures. The tweak is now available for only $2.99.