A free jailbreak makes Apple devices like iPhone 4S wishes become a reality, including download, install and run plenty of exceptional applications, personalize configurations, tether with laptop and iPad, etc. Perhaps some iPhone 4S users look at an untethered jailbreak like a lengthy and difficult process. Actually, a proper iPhone 4s jailbreak it’s quite simple to complete not affecting the functionality of your terminal, but also completely reversible, working perfectly for all the Apple devices.
If you have never heard about jailbreak, it really means eliminating the restrictions Apple imposes on your device to ensure that you are not able to run a number of new applications, games, as well as change the look of your iOS.
What is iPhone 4S Jailbreak ?
Jailbreak is a process that allows iPhone 4S users (also iPod Touch, iPad and other iPhone versions) to have access to root operating system, namely iOS, raising any restriction implemented by Apple on that device. In addition, it allows the installation of third-party applications (app), applications that were not supported by Apple for one reason or another in the App Store, through software like Cydia, Installous or Rock.
Do not confuse jailbreak with unlock (unlock the device from a certain network to use any carier). Jailbreak without unlock possible, not vice versa!
You can now easily unlock your iPhone 4s in just 5 minutes without any knowledge and having a great support team for helping you out!
Tethered jailbreak: means that your iPhone 4s is only half jailbroken and requires restoring the jailbreak every time you reboot or restart the terminal. Tethered jailbreak is not a complicated thing for those who know how to use their jailbroken iPhone 4s, but can become very irritating for novices so it is recommended to make a tethered jailbreak when available.
Untethered jailbreak: means that you have a permanent jailbreak on iPhone 4s, therefore you can reboot or restart terminal without any problems anytime you like. This is the main reason why we present only untethered jailbreak guides for iPhone 4s.
Why People Jailbreak their iPhone 4S
No restrictions! The main reason was to be able to use your iPhone 4S on any network not only in those who have made partnership with Apple, like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-mobile. For this needs to be done unlock that would not have worked without being able to access the root of the device operating system, the iOS.
Another reason is to be able to install applications rejected by Apple from certain causes, and to install applications that are fully customize to your preferences.
Another thing possible due to a free jailbreak is some quite expensive software installation for FREE.
Advantages and Disadvantages of iPhone 4s Jailbreak
The benefits are obvious. A jailbroken iPhone 4S is able to provide much more functionality than the standard one. Here are some of the jailbreak benefits:
- The ability to unlock the network;
- The possibility of modifying the system files;
- The ability to install applications rejected by Apple and other applications developed by third-party companies via Cydia;
- Able to install any software for free;
- Possible customization for a device that have installed previous versions of iOS;
- Bluetooth transfer between iPhone 4S and other devices (iPhone, iPod, PC, … any device that has Bluetooth)
Disadvantages are little. A free jailbreak process is completely reversible by a simple restore in iTunes. The only real disadvantage can occur when you jailbreak your iPhone 4S, the process crashes and sometimes you are forced to resume it or do a restore.
- The possibility of losing the warranty. However, by a simple restore process in iTunes, bring the phone to its original shape;
- Impairing the functionality, for many applications installed on Cydia. Applies when you abuse the installing software;
It’s Possible Without a Jailbreak?
Cydia founder, Jay Freeman, said that more than 10% of the iPhones are jailbroken. So, YES, considering that almost 90% of iPhones have not used this opportunity.
If you have the money to purchase all the interesting application, you do not mind the network in which is locked your iPhone and want to update iOS as soon as it appears, do not need and really do not have to use a free jailbreak on your device.
Get Access to Cydia App Store
By jailbreaking, you basically remove the limitations Apple places on iPhone 4s, and the root access allows for customization options via applications outside of those found in Apple’s App Store. Cydia is an alternative to Apple’s App Store for jailbroken iPhone 4s. This third-party installer application offers over 400,000 apps that give users the ability to do anything from changing the theme on your device to changing the multi-tasking and multi-touch gestures of the iOS operating system. Cydia is automatically installed by using free jailbreak tools such as Evasi0n, Absinthe or Redsn0w, and allows iPhone 4s user access to Cydia’s apps and still maintain access to all available apps from the Apple App Store. Cydia allows “jailbroken” iPhone 4s terminals to install open source packages and modify apps that currently exist in the iOS system.
The freedom of iPhone 4s jailbreak and the extensive amount of apps available with Cydia fulfill both the desire to be an Apple teammate and maintain one’s individuality and have your iPhone reflect you.
Is it Legal?
Yes! There have been attempts in the U.S. for this process to be outlawed but the trial court has given the verdict that the jailbreak process is perfectly legal as long as you do not use code owned by someone else.
All one needs to do first is to do is find a reputable free jailbreak tool to handle the job. One must also check if the latest version of iTunes is running on your iPhone 4S. This must be properly in sync so that important files will be backed up easily.
If you’re interested in learning how to jailbreak iPhone 4S for free, here are somestep-by-step guides that you can follow to make it possible:
Here’s How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S Running iOS 6.1.2 / 6.1.1 / 6.1 / 6.0.2 / 6.0.1
The jailbreak team “The Evad3rs” has finally released the long awaited untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 6.1.2 / 6.1 / 6.0.2 / 6.0.1, called Evasi0n, which is compatible, as we already know, with all the Apple devices including iPhone 4s, that can run these latest versions of the iOS 6 operating system.
Evasi0n is a free, safe (confirmed) and very easy to use tool that jailbreak iPhone 4s running iOS 6.1.2. Evasi0n is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, and even Linux.
Note: Evasi0n does NOT activate iPhones 4s.
Therefore, here are the steps you need to follow to make untethered jailbreak on iPhone 4s running iOS 6.1.2, 6.1, 6.0.2 or 6.0.1:
Before starting the jailbreak process, make sure to back up all the information from your iPhone 4s. Also, if you have an unlock code enabled, disable it before proceeding further.
Evasi0n was updated to 1.1 version, initially through Cydia, to solve the problems with Weather application and long boot time. Unfortunately for some iPhone 4s users, the Weather App issue has not been solved, and according to developers AppSync might be held responsible.
Recently, iOS hackers Evad3rs have updated the untethered jailbreak solution named evasi0n, both Cydia package and application, thus reaching 1.2 version. This update disables the OTA Update iOS 6.1 and also solves the Timezone issue. iOS 6.1 no longer says that there is an OTA Update Available, and not having problems with displaying the time.
If the new Evasi0n version has not solved any of the problems, then it is advisable to perform a restore.
Apple released iOS 6.1.1 only for iPhone 4S (for now) and shortly after the event evasi0n has been updated to 1.3. The latest version now makes untethered jailbreak on iPhone 4s running iOS 6.1.1. Other than that, evasi0n 1.3 does not bring other novelties besides compatibility with this version of iOS 6.1.1.
iOS 6.1.2 was released by Apple and as usual, the jailbreak team Evad3rs after just a few minutes updated evasi0n 1.4 that now allows us to make untethered jailbreak to iPhone 4s with iOS 6.1.2 installed.
evasi0n 1.4 does not contain any novelties besides the compatibility with iOS 6.1.2. Also, the new evasi0n version makes untethered jailbreak only on iPhone 4s terminals that have been activated in advance.
Evasi0n, the untethered jailbreak solution for iPhone 4s with iOS 6.0 – 6.1.2, has been updated to version 1.5. The new version is available for download and also the new 0.4-1 version of evasi0n 6.0-6.1.2 untether is available in Cydia.
Without telling if the jailbreak solution works with iOS 6.1.3 beta 2, Evad3rs team solved issues that generated a high boot time. Also updated the list of sources included in the Cydia application, which is preinstalled with jailbreak.
Basically this update does not include anything major, however if you already jailbreak iPhone 4s you should open Cydia and update evasi0n.
Download the latest Evasi0n version:
How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S Running iOS 6.1.2 / 6.1.1 / 6.1 / 6.0.2 / 6.0.1
Connect your iPhone 4S to the computer and open Evasion; now wait as evasi0n will start the jailbreak procedure, but do not touch the terminal at all.
If the iPhone 4s is blocked during the Finding Offsets or Patch Kernel process, reset it by holding Home + Lock buttons pressed simultaneously until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
When Evasi0n displays the message in the picture below, access your iPhone 4s and press the Jailbreak icon from Springboard, then the the process continues. The terminal will reset several times, when restart for the last time you have done jailbreak on iPhone 4s iOS 6.1.2 with Cydia available!
The first start, your iPhone 4s will display a large Evasi0n logo sitting on a white background.
Here’s How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S Running iOS 5.1.1
For all those who have waited a free jailbreak solution for iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1.1, the new Absinthe version is a cause for joy. This tutorial will show you how to jailbreak iPhone 4S for free using the Absinthe tool, but before beginning this process must have a full back up.
Absinthe has already received a minor update in order to eliminate some bugs, so it is recommended to always use the latest version of this free jailbreak tool. Moreover, to eliminate the incompatibilities it is recommended a full restore before performing a jailbreak on iPhone 4S.
This being said, let’s follow the steps in order to perform a safe jailbreak on iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1.1. This guide addresses iPhone 4S users who already have iOS 5.1.1 installed, either via iTunes or directly from the iPhone using the Over The Air update.
Download the latest Absinthe version:
How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S Running iOS 5.1.1 Step 1
Connect your iPhone 4S to the computer and open Absinthe. Now go to Settings> General> Reset and choose the option Reset all Content and Settings. According to Chronic Dev Team, the developers of Absinthe jailbreak tool, doing this you ensure that the jailbreak process will be quick and without problems.
[UPDATE] To avoid some issues when you jailbreak iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1.1 it is absolutely necessary to make full a restore from iTunes. Erase all Content and Settings is not sufficient and will result in the error Recovery completed …. After making full restore DO NOT SET your iPhone 4S, just simply activated (ie, have network), then close iTunes and open Absinthe;
How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S Running iOS 5.1.1 Step 2
Press the Jailbreak button and wait a few minutes;
How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S Running iOS 5.1.1 Step 3
After about 5 minutes, the free jailbreak process should be completed and have an untethered jailbroken iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1.1. Now you can restore the backup done earlier to recover your data;
Here’s How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S Running iOS 5.0.1
This free jailbreak solution only applies to iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1, the procedure being different from the rest of Apple device. A few weeks ago Dev Team have released a new version of redsn0w tool that makes untethered jailbreak on iPhone 4S terminal, basically updating the software exploits from Absinthe.
Before that, redsn0w worked for any device beside iPhone 4S, but now is possible to use it even for this task. Here’s how to jailbreak iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1 on Windows and Mac:
How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S Running iOS 5.0.1 Step 1
Download the latest version of redsn0w from here;
How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S Running iOS 5.0.1 Step 2
Connect your iPhone 4S to the computer and open redsn0w;
How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S Running iOS 5.0.1 Step 3
Press the button Jailbreak and redsn0w will begin to implement the exploit;
How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S Running iOS 5.0.1 Step 4
On the terminal will be displayed the installation menu of a profile, install that profile, do not enter any password just click the Next button at the top right and finally click the Done button;
How to Jailbreak iPhone 4S Running iOS 5.0.1 Step 5
After redsn0w will display the above message go to Settings>General>Network>VPN and set the VPN to ON.
Note: It is possible that after the setting to receive an error. Click OK and once again set the VPN to ON.
Now redsn0w will implement the jailbreak, therefore it is possible that the error to reappear. In this case set the VPN to ON for the third time and the screen should go black, after that the jailbreak should be implemented.
Done! This is how to jailbreak iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1 using redsn0w.