Sure, two million apps is a lot of apps — but it’s not enough for some Apple users. However, unlike Android, iOS does not allow users to install third-party apps or app stores, so they are limited to what is available in the App Store. Unless you jailbreak your iPhone, that is.
Jailbreaking a device allows you to install an operating system of your choice or simply allow third-party apps to run on it. Instead of downloading programs from the App Store, you can use a jailbroken smartphone to install apps from APK files. Jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod Touch gives you additional customization options and allows you more flexibility. Although jailbreaking a device is a difficult process, it can help you get more from your iPhone or iPod Touch if you’re ready to accept some risks.
What is jailbreaking?
First and foremost, keep in mind that following this approach does not guarantee that you will be able to jailbreak your iPhone or iPod. When dealing with anything as complicated as a jailbreak, there’s always the possibility that something will go wrong with your phone, and we can’t be held liable. However, jailbreaking is really simple, especially with Pangu, and you should be OK.
When you jailbreak your iPhone, you are releasing it from Apple’s restrictions. When you free an iOS device, it allows you to install apps from sources other than Apple’s App Store and play with previously prohibited features.
As a result, you can use the App Store while concurrently working with external downloads. Jailbreaking your iPhone can also help you unlock it so that you can use it with other carriers.
Users frequently inquire whether jailbreaking an iOS device is legal. While jailbreaking your iPhone and other iOS devices is allowed in the United States, Apple strongly advises against it, claiming that it can introduce security risks, disrupt ongoing services, and reduce battery life. Jailbreaking iOS device voids the warranty, so you’re on your own if something goes wrong.
The fact that you can’t upgrade your iOS device through standard ways once it’s jailbroken is a major drawback to jailbreaking. Jailbroken devices don’t get iOS updates, which means they don’t get security updates, leaving your phone open to outside attacks.
Another factor to consider when jailbreaking an iOS device is the possibility of your phone being bricked. While it’s unlikely, things can go wrong and you won’t be able to reset or fix the settings, therefore turning your phone worthless. Even if your iPhone does not fully brick, it is possible that it will become stuck or crash repeatedly, making it difficult or impossible to use.
Backing up your precious data
It’s usually a good idea to back up your smartphone before jailbreaking it. You can use iCloud to back up your iPhone remotely, and iTunes should back up your device every time you connect it in. You can back up your iPhone directly to your Mac using Finder if you’re running MacOS Catalina or newer.
Before you start the jailbreak process, make a backup of your device to ensure that all of your music, apps, movies, and anything else is safely stored on your computer or in the cloud. That way, once you’ve finished jailbreaking, you’ll be able to restore your device and get everything back. Just make sure you’ve recently synchronized your device.
Starting the jailbreak process
To begin the jailbreak procedure, make sure your device is running the most recent version of iOS. It’ll be iOS 14 in this situation. You can handle your update using iTunes or through the more simple over-the-air (OTA) update offered by your device (Settings > General > Software Update).
When you connect your device to iTunes, it will prompt you to download and install the latest iOS update. You should also update to the current version of iTunes if you haven’t previously done so. If you have a newer Mac and no longer use iTunes, you can use Finder to update your iPhone. If your device isn’t jailbroken, you’ll be able to update to iOS 14 without issue. If your device is jailbroken, the update will fail and your device will enter recovery mode. Don’t be alarmed! Simply perform a recovery with the newest version of iOS in iTunes or Finder. The device will be reset to factory settings once this process is completed.
In either case, don’t connect your gadget to the internet just yet. Instead, rapidly configure your smartphone with Wi-Fi, your Apple ID, and any other information it requires. You can also ignore these for the time being and return to them later. Before continuing, make sure you’ve reached the home screen.
For iOS 13 and newer
You won’t need a computer for this stage; all you’ll need is the iOS device you wish to jailbreak. Restart your gadget just to be safe.
Hexxa Plus has a lengthy history of being a trustworthy jailbreak source. As a result, we’ll lead you through the installation process swiftly.
- Install Hexxa Plus on your mobile device. You’ll need to use your iOS device to view that link, as it won’t work on a PC or MacBook.
- To download it to your iOS 14 device profile, tap Allow > Download. Then go to Settings > Profile Downloaded and tap on the link you just downloaded. Before proceeding, you may need to confirm the passcode on your smartphone.
- After you’ve installed the Hexxa Plus app, you may go ahead and install a repo. Cydia is a program that we recommend. To get it, launch the Hexxa Plus app and select Get Repos.
- Scroll down to and hit the App Managers Repo List, then copy the “http://ios.cyrepo.tk/” address.
- Open the Hexxa Plus software again and select Extract Repo. To extract the Cydia repo, paste the copied address and hit OK.
- Tap the Download button, then Allow > Settings > Downloaded Profiles > Install. After you’ve authorized it using your passcode, all you have to do now is press Install > Done.
You may utilize it to get more jailbreak apps or install another marketplace now that it’s installed.
Other jailbreaking methods are available on Pangu 8’s page, and there are pages for iOS 13, iOS 12, and iOS 11 if you need to jailbreak a previous version of iOS.
Using iTunes or Finder to restore your device
After you’ve completed the jailbreak process, you’ll need to restore all of your important data to your iOS device. If you haven’t already jailbroken your smartphone, you may not need to do so because the jailbreak procedure will have transferred all of your data. If you’ve already jailbroken your device, this will be required because you’ll need to perform a recovery in order for it to update.
Simply reconnect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to your computer and let iTunes or Finder handle the rest. Your apps, music, photographs, and important data should all be restored by the time your repair is complete.