What exactly is jailbreaking? There are many different aspects of jailbreaking but for the sake of this article, jailbreaking is an illegal way of breaking out of iTunes without using the iPhone’s IMEI number in order to “break the contract” therefore opting you out of your current service provider.
If you are still under contract, you are required to stay with your current network provider – jailbreaking unlocks your iPhone from that network provider, allowing you to use whichever network you choose.
But why shouldn’t you jailbreak your iPhone? First, jailbreaking could keep you from updating your phone. In the long run this will make your operating system run slower, and eventually your phone, iTunes and other apps won’t be compatible.
Next, jailbreaking could make you more susceptible to viruses. And as soon as you jailbreak your phone, your warranty becomes null and void. It’s very easy to detect by any Apple professional so you won’t be able to hide it.
And worst of all, you could end up bricking your phone, meaning your iPhone will fail to turn on and there’s nothing you can do about it.
While jailbreaking your phone might sound like a simple solution to getting out of a contract with a mobile provider, it’s not the best solution. If you can, both purchase your iPhone in full and avoid the 2-year contract altogether, or complete the 2-year contract and then unlock your iPhone with us.
Our iPhone unlocking service is legally done through iTunes by using your IMEI number. Doing it this way will allow you to use any network provider that you wish while still being able to update your iPhone as normal.