Essentially, when you jailbreak 3GS iPhones, or any type of iPhone really, it means that you are getting out from under the limitations that ATT and Apple put on your phone. Somewhere in the world, someone way more geeky than you or I figured out how to hack the specific software that is on the phone. They then released instructions for other people who are nearly as geeky as them.
At some point, one of these entrepreneurial geeks created a software application that anyone could use to jailbreak 3G or 4G iPhones’ software. so instead of having to get down and dirty into the programming and the code of the IOS, you just buy the piece of software from them, install it on your PC, and then transfer it to your phone. The application then automatically “breaks open” the iPhone’s operating system to allow you to install unauthorized software or whatever you want.
So Why Would You Want to Jailbreak Your 3GS iPhone?
When you jailbreak 3G iPhones, it opens up a whole new world to you as far as customizing your phone. You can do everything from customizing the look (using skins etc.) of the phone, to installing awesome 3rd-party unauthorized applications and downloading free ringtones and music from different online sources.
In another post, I’ll tell you about some of the places that you can download these apps, and give some examples of some of the really cool apps out there.
In the meantime, if you want to skip ahead right now and get your iPhone unlocked, there’s a great little site that I stumbled on recently that has a really easy process for doing it. It’s called the Jailbreak Unlock, and you can check it out here.
So what do you think? Are you ready to jailbreak your iPhone? If you want to jailbreak your iPhone, but you don’t want to go through all of the hacking and geekery yourself, there are a few great sites out there (and a few shady ones). One of my favorites is Jailbreak Unlock. They’re good peeps, and they’re currently running a special. Click here to check them out now.
Do you want to Jailbreak your 3GS phone without having to dig through lines of code?
If you’ve been scouring the web instructions on how to unlock or jailbreak your 3G iPhone, quit banging your head against the wall. You can hit the easy button and have your phone unlocked, automatically, 10 minutes from now using Jailbreak Unlock.
It’s a great piece of software - I use it to unlock my friends phones now instead of doing it manually. Click here to see if it might work for you.
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