A Free and Easy Guide to Jailbreaking Your iPhone

I want to share my experiences with Jailbreaking the iPhone and in the process save you a lot of time and effort. The first thing I will tell you is that I am by no means an “expert” or a tech geek in any way, but that is the point – this method is perfect for anyone to jailbreak their iPhone with a minimum of fuss. And best of all it is totally free. There is no need to pay for any jailbreak software in fact they are a complete rip off in my opinion. This is not the definitive guide – but this is the quickest and easiest way to learn how to jailbreak an iPhone.

What is Jailbreaking an iPhone?

When Apple designed the iPhone they made it so that it would only be able to work with Apple software apps – and so control the market – or so they hoped. Some smart tech geeks got to work right away and discovered how to “hack” the operating system and allow third party software to be used on the iPhone. Jailbreaking your iPhone is basically adapting the operating system (OS) to allow you the freedom to use other software – either free or paid.iphone jailbreak

The apps market today is huge, with literally thousands of weird and wonderful add-ons to enhance your phone. If you have a standard iPhone which hasn’t been jail broken you are limited to buying only what Apple has to offer – you are jailed!

Jailbreaking your iPhone is perfectly legal and it is totally reversible. People often say that your warranty may be void if you jailbreak, which is actually true – if you are not smart! If you need to return your phone under warranty you just need to restore your old OS before bringing the phone near Apple.

Simply upgrading your operating system will remove the jailbreak. So don’t worry and just follow a few simple precautions and your warranty will be fine.

A Quick Tip about Jailbreaking Guides

The first time I wanted to try Jailbreaking I got stuck into some research online. The amount of information out there is amazing, but that is part of the problem. I got lost in all the conflicting ideas and the impossibly detailed explanations and guides. I only wanted to play with a couple of apps and escape the evil clutches of the big company! This seemed like an incredibly complex operation way beyond my limited capabilities.

You have to remember that most of this stuff is written by people who really love all the technical details – real geeks – not just an average person who has a little experience. Avoid reading too much about the subject, I can guarantee you will end up confused. Don’t worry about tethered or un-tethered jailbreaks, or whether you need XY or Z software downloads for your iOS version. It really can be a lot easier than many people make out. You don’t need to become an expert you just need to get the job done.

Before You Begin – Important!

Just like when you are going to do anything with your PC – always make a backup! Why do people read this information and then ignore it? It’s simple, you can backup your iPhone to your computer using iTunes – most iPhone users should be familiar with this – Google it if you are not sure. As long as you have a good working backup, everything you do will be safe and you don’t risk loosing data. Remember that the whole process is reversible – so loose your fear!

The Easy Way to Jailbreak an iPhone

After what seemed like days of mind bending searching on the internet I found this method. I don’t take any credit for this system – I just happened to find it and it works. This first method works for all but the latest OS systems – it also works for iPad and iPod Touch.

Using the iPhone you want to jailbreak go online and type this website address in – www.jailbreakme.com  – you don’t need a PC or any cables, just the phone. The site will recognize your phone and OS and if it is compatible it will automatically prompt you to install Cydia.

Cydia is basically a software app which acts as a gateway page to all of the software downloads from outside Apple. Simply follow the instructions – I think you need to press two or three buttons on the touch screen, and Cydia will download automatically. It will close and Cydia will be on your start screen – that is it, your iPhone is jailbroken and you are free to explore all the apps and customizations available. I couldn’t believe just how easy this was, especially after reading some very detailed and complicated instructions online.

Jailbreakme is also updated regularly and they seem to crack the latest OS versions pretty quickly.

What if Jailbreakme Doesn’t Work?

Well I found another way, which is just a little more hands on but still easy. Log on to Jailbreakme.com with your PC or laptop this time and go to the link which says “or use a different Jailbreak on your computer”. This will bring you to a page with the latest downloads. Just select one to match your operating system and device, follow the instructions and download it to your computer. You can then install it on your iPhone with one click – easy as!

At the time of writing there is support up to iOS 5.0.1 but throughout 2012 there will be more updates – this is a constantly moving process, when a new OS is released a hack soon becomes available.

So there you have it, Jailbreaking an iPhone for the technically challenged. Jailbreakme is by far the easiest solution I have seen and it works so easily. Save a lot of time and effort and go straight there – before the geeks blow your mind. Totally free and easy to use with no catches.

How to Remove Cell Phone Spy Software and Protect Your Phone

If you are looking to find out how to remove cell phone spy software applications from your phone, you’ve come to the right place, and I’ll try and explain several ways how you can do it. Additionally, I’ll provide tips on how to protect your phone in the future.

This will be kept as simple as possible, without getting too technical in the process. After all, the main goal of this guide is to help you remove spy apps from your cell phone, not confuse you with unnecessary technicalities and IT lingo. So, let’s get straight to the point, shall we?

The two basic ways of removing spy software are: factory reset and OS update. Have a look at each one and decide what works best for you.

Need to find out more about what spy software is and can do? Reflex software guides are a good resource to start with – lots of monitoring software reviews for cell phones, tablets and PC’s. The site is managed by John Pruitt – he seems to know his stuff and has halped me with a few questions I had.

Spy Software Removal with a Factory Reset

Performing a factory reset is arguably the most thorough and complete method of removing spy software from your cell phone. This should be your method of choice in case you are not sure you are being monitored. The removal process differs slightly, depending on the type of your cell phone.

If you are not sure how to do this yourself, the easiest thing to do would be to visit your local vendor and have them perform a reset for you. Most of them will do it free of charge, since it is a fairly simple procedure. Factory reset is possible on all types of cell phones, including Android, iPhone and BlackBerry.spy software removal

Before you perform a factory reset, a quick word of advice: make sure you backup your cell phone first!

When you do a factory reset, it means your phone will be restored to a condition as it was when you first bought it, and all of your data will be removed, including any software and applications you might have installed in the meantime. In case you need to keep your contacts, photos or music, and you do, backup all that data before continuing. Once you have made sure all the necessary data is backed up, you can proceed with the factory reset.

Based on my experience, these are the best guides so far for each phone type:

I’m referring you to these because they are very easy to understand and they take you through the entire process one step at a time. Once you have completed the factory reset, you can be sure that any traces of spy software will be removed permanently. Quick and easy, the only hassle is the need to backup your data before you perform a reset.

Spy Software Removal with OS Update

In case you are looking for a way to remove spy software, but without removing all the data off your phone, then you should consider updating or re-installing the phone’s firmware or its operating system.

It is less extreme and it essentially has the same effect. Because spy apps are made for a specific operating system, and a specific version of it as well, changing or updating to a newer version of the OS will render the spy apps useless. Mind you, the factory reset is still a more complete solution as I mentioned, but in most cases OS update will do just fine.

Keep in mind that once you update the OS, the update will remove rooting, in case of an Android phone, and jailbreaking, in case of an iPhone.

Removing Spy Software from an iPhone

Removing a spy app from your iPhone is as simple as it gets – you just need to update or reinstall the iOS. How does it work? In order for any spy program to work on the iPhone, the phone itself needs to be jailbroken. Once you update the iOS, jailbreak will be removed along with the spy app.

Manual Removal of the Spy Software

First and foremost: you should do a manual removal of the spy software only in case you really know what you are doing! Since most of us can’t really gauge the extent of our own knowledge objectively, I cannot recommend this. The most difficult aspect of this method is that the actual spy software files are difficult to identify, since they are disguised on purpose.

In my opinion, this is not worth the risk and should be avoided, not to mention that your phone might not work properly after that.

Now, removing the spy software is only a part of the solution. Next up, you need to make sure it won’t happen again by protecting your cell phone properly. Personally, I am stunned when I see how careless people are when it comes to protecting their phones. Even some of the most basic methods are usually overlooked and ignored. Keep in mind that spy apps only take a few minutes to install, provided that someone has physical access to your cell phone.

Here are some of the ways you can make sure your phone stays safe:

  • Password Lock Feature – All cell phones have this feature. Simply set up a good strong code and that’s it. Needless to say, don’t share it with anyone.
  • Password App – If you want a more advanced security method, try some of the free or paid password apps which will allow you to manage your passwords.
  • Security App –Luckily, there are numerous apps to choose from for any kind of phone. I recommend the
  • Lookout Mobile Security. It offers different levels of protection for Android and iPhones, depending on whether you’re sticking with a free or paid version. It is able to detect most of the spy apps out there.

Try one of these methods and see which fits your needs best. For most of you, choosing a simple secure password will do just fine.

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