How To Jailbreak the iPhone 4

iPad Help, Tips & Tricks
// June 11, 2014

If you want to jailbreak your iPhone 4, you’re not alone. A number of iOS users choose to jailbreak their iPhones every day.

Some jailbreak because they want to explore what many would call “the dark side” of iOS, a side that doesn’t have Apple’s strict OS control – a side that allows you to download tethering apps, battery indicators, as well as some widgets that can occupy your free screen space.

Some don’t like the look of Apple’s grid icon layout and want to download apps that allow them to move icons around.

Don’t like your icon dock? You can simply jailbreak the iPhone 4, download a jailbreak tweak, and modify the icon dock until you arrive at one that’s “just right.”

Do you want to change the name of your carrier – perhaps place your name where AT&T and T-Mobile used to be? Well, then, download a jailbreak tweak.

You can also change any icon on your iOS desktop by downloading a jailbreak tweak. Jailbreaking gives you full control over your device, allowing you to have more of a customized or Androidified iOS experience.

If you want to know how to do this correctly, you’ve come to the right place. You can learn the jailbreak for iPhone 4 in just a few steps. First, you need to find a reliable jailbreak program. There are numerous jailbreak programs available, but not all work properly and can be trusted.

Since many of these programs are offered for free, they could come with numerous bugs and lack updates that would provide bug fixes. If you manage to download one of these, it could force you to restore your iPhone 4 later on and go through the entire process again.

With that said, there are a few reliable programs that will allow you to jailbreak your iPhone 4 effortlessly. A few of these we can recommend are Greenp0ison, redsn0w, Absinthe, and so on. Since the Evad3rs came out with an Evad3rs jailbreak for iOS 7, it’s likely that you can jailbreak your iPhone 4 (if it’s running iOS 7) with the Evad3rs jailbreak.

Once you find a reliable program, the next step is to find the program that is running your iPhone software (or IPSW) and is compatible with your device.

If you have iOS 7 on your iPhone 4, and the jailbreak you want provides a jailbreak for iOS 7 on the iPhones 4S, 5, and 5s, then it will not jailbreak your device because it isn’t compatible with your iPhone 4.

To find the right program, make sure that the jailbreak description says something like, “compatible with iOS 7 for the iPhone 4.”

Next, to jailbreak your iPhone 4, you must decide whether or not you want a tethered or untethered jailbreak. If the program provides a tethered jailbreak (or partial jailbreak), it will not allow you to experience the jailbreak unless your iPhone is connected via a USB cable to your computer.

If the jailbreak program is “untethered,” then you can add tweaks and modify the on-screen appeal of your iPhone 4 without the need of a USB cable.

Once you select the jailbreak program, check device and software compatibility, and choose whether you want a tethered or untethered jailbreak, you can then find the program that’s right for you. To jailbreak your iPhone 4, download the iOS jailbreak onto a laptop or desktop computer as a file.

After downloading the file, click on it, and follow the steps to install the jailbreak onto your iPhone and jailbreak the iPhone 4. The jailbreak program will provide steps on-screen to make sure you don’t lose your way. Once the jailbreak program says, “finished,” you can disconnect your iPhone 4 from the computer and detach the USB cable.

Congratulations! You now know how to jailbreak the iPhone 4!

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