Would you like to jailbreak your iPod Touch 4G? It may sound exciting that you’re more than willing to begin with it right away. Don’t. Read the following first.
Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G: Why Do You Do It?
First you need to know what jailbreaking is and why you do it in the first place. You basically know how Apple operates. You buy the Touch and save your PC-stored songs to your device. If you need more—and if you want movies—you head to iTunes, which has thousands of them. On the other hand, you want to populate your screen with plenty of feature buttons. Thus, you need apps. You also get them from Apple in its Apps Store.
Simply put, the entire thing is dominated by Apple. However, there are some third-party applications that you just love but are not authorized by Apple to download. To bypass the stringent rules, you jailbreak. It is the process of changing the settings or codes so you can have the opportunity to download your preferred applications and change the appearance of your phone.
Jailbreak iPod Touch 4: How To Do It
Jailbreaking is not really a complex process, especially if you get used to it. You can also do this as many times as you like. Moreover, you also need to update your chosen applications to ensure they work seamlessly.
There are plenty of instructions found online. You can have the text-based versions, the tutorials. They are normally found in hacking websites, as well as pages dedicated to jailbreaking. You can also get a demonstration from video-sharing websites such as YouTube.
The instructions on how to really jailbreak depends on the software you’ve chosen. But majority of them have the following tips:
1. Install iTunes.
2. Get the original firmware file of your Touch.
3. Download the jailbreaking software in your computer.
4. Connect the Touch to your PC and then turn it off.
5. Change to DFU mode.
6. Follow the instructions provided by the jailbreaking application.
7. Wait until it is successful.
One of the most popular iOS applications for jailbroken Touch is Cydia. The other one is Icy. Cydia, however, is the most recommended, as many are already acquainted to it. You use it to download software packages that you want to install in your device. You’ll know if you installed Cydia properly if you can see its icon in the springboard.
Jailbreak iPod 4: The Repercussions
Truthfully, many have succeeded jailbreaking their Touch with no damage. You may even get it in your first try as tutorials these days already come with visuals and proper set of instructions. But there are still repercussions.
Topping the list is the possibility of losing your warranty. This happens if the device gets damaged during the jailbreaking process and you want to have it repaired by Apple. (The manufacturer cannot sue you by jailbreaking as it’s considered a right of an owner.) This means if the damage is too extensive, you may have no other choice but to buy another one.