Sunday, August 12, 2012

How to jailbreak your iPhone

Well I just thought I would take a moment to tell you how to Jailbreak your iPhone, or as I like to say ANY iDevice.

First of all you will need to get the latest edition of Absinthe, yes it is spelled and sounds like that rather nefarious intoxicant. I will provide links for you here, Macintosh OS X, Windows (XP, Vista, and Win 7), and Linux x86&x86_64 respectively.

Now after you have gotten the correct program for whatever OS you have you need to:
1) Back up your phone with iTunes
2)Run the Absinthe program while your phone is still plugged into your machine
3)Reboot your device after Absinthe tells you it is done and you have chosen to go back to Cydia

Now for a little cautionary note; this is version of Absinthe is current as of the writing of this article. It will work with everything up to iOS 5.1.1. I will do my best to inform you of any further changes as iOS is updated.

Now for those of you who may be unfamiliar with the jailbreak process I will now try to explain to you what it does to your phone and what Cydia is. If you have already completed the steps above you should see a new app show up on your home screen. This app should be named Cydia. And you can think of Cydia as an alternative to the app store. You can buy things from Cydia just as you can from the Apple app store. But more importantly running Absinthe on your iDevice, it opens up the OS so that you can make major changes to it. After successfully jailbreaking your particular device-- iPhone, iPad, iPod etc you can now see the operating system exactly as it appears. Just like the Unix derived device which it is.

Of course something may go wrong during the jailbreaking process. If it does simply reinstall your backup that you made in step 1 and start the jailbreaking process all over again. Of course I may offer you any suggestions to questions you might have-- just be sure to leave me a comment on what it is and I will respond as soon as possible. So have fun with your jailbroken device, enjoy and have fun with it.

This is a Jailbroken iPhone which I made and installed the coveted Siri on. Watch and enjoy.

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