We can finally jailbreak the iPhone 4S. This is the first time we can jailbreak the new iPhone, and for many users it is the first time they are jailbreaking an iPhone.
Understandably, there are a lot of questions about the iPhone 4S jailbreak process. From how to jailbreak to should you jailbreak, we have you covered with everything you need to know about the iPhone 4S jailbreak.
This guide will answer all the questions you have about jailbreaking the iPhone 4S. If you have questions we don’t answer, leave a comment below and we will try to help you out.
How to jailbreak iPhone 4S
This 9 step guide will walk you through the iPhone 4S jailbreak process with screenshots and a full how to jailbreak the iPhone 4S video. Currently you can jailbreak the iPhone 4S with the Absinthe tool on Mac and Windows. There is a Linux tool coming soon. The process takes about 30 minutes and doesn’t require any hacking skills thanks to the work of the Chronic Dev Team and the iPhone 4S Jailbreak Dream Team.
How to Jailbreak the iPhone 4S - On Mac, Windows or Linux
Best iPhone 4S Jailbreak Apps and Tweaks
After you jailbreak your iPhone 4S, head over to this list of essential apps and tweaks for your newly jailbroken iPhone 4S. These apps will let you change the looks of your iPhone, change how your homescreens change, add extra functionality and more. These are some of the first apps I installed on my jailbroken iPhone.
Siri Works on the iPhone 4S
Siri is a standout feature on the iPhone 4S, so it’s no surprise that many users are afraid they will lose access to Siri when they jailbreak the iPhone 4S. Apple could stop jailbroken iPhones from using Siri, but it would likely prove difficult and so far they haven’t. We tested out a number of Siri features and found that they work just fine on a jailbroken iPhone 4S.
Why You Shouldn’t Jailbreak the iPhone 4S
Jailbreaking the iPhone 4S is easy enough to do, but not everyone should jailbreak their iPhone 4S. If you aren’t willing to put up with the occasional issue or able to spend time on forums if things slow down, you may want to avoid jailbreaking the iPhone 4S.
We have a list of reasons not to jailbreak the iPhone 4S, including the potential loss of warranty support, which you should read before you jailbreak.
Why You Should Jailbreak the iPhone 4S
Here are some of our favorite iPhone 4S jailbreak apps, all which give you reason to jailbreak the iPhone 4S. From new looks to extra functionality, these 18 iPhone 4S Jailbreak apps will make the process worthwhile. Check out the post to see videos of these apps in action.
What is Cydia?
Once you jailbreak your iPhone, you’ll find a new icon that looks like the image above. This is Cydia, an alternate app store where you can find all kinds of jailbreak apps and tweaks. This is where you’ll find settings changes like a 5 icon dock or apps that will allow you to theme your iPhone 4S to look different. There are many free apps and tweaks, but you will also see a number of paid apps. Keep in mind, if you buy these apps, you won’t be able to use them if you unjailbreak your iPhone 4S.
How to Unjailbreak the iPhone 4S
If you decide that jailbreaking your iPhone 4S isn’t for you, or if you need to return your iPhone 4S to stock to take it in for warranty or service, you can unjailbreak your iPhone 4S. There are several ways to take your phone back to new, but we have the easiest method for unjailbreaking your iPhone 4S in this how to.
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