How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 with JailbreakMe

apple shares take a hit from consumer reports review iphone 4 1

Need more recent jailbreak info? Check out how to jailbreak your iPhone 5. And once you’ve jailbroken you’re phone make sure to check out our picks for the best jailbreak apps and games.

Almost without exception, when a new piece of software is released, someone will find a way to hack it, and the more famous the software, the quicker someone is to find a way around the security.  So it should come as no surprise that the iPhone 4 has not only been hacked, there is a simple and easy software that will allow others to hack it — or jailbreak it — themselves.  Today, Jailbreakme released its new software that will allow you to hack your iPhone 4, iTouch, and iPad running iOS 3.2.1 or newer, and it is quick and easy to do.

To jailbreak an iPhone is an easy matter, but it can be a foreign concept to people that are not all that tech savvy. Plus, with Apple now legally unable to prevent people from jailbreaking their phones thanks to a new copyright exemption, Apple has reverted to the old classic preventative measure of trying to scare people away from jailbreaking software.

A Word of Warning

While the upside to jailbreaking your phone is huge — new apps, more control over your phone, and soon another jailbreak software will allow you to choose your own carrier — there are a few downsides you should be aware of. The biggest issue is with Apple itself. If you jailbreak your phone and find yourself in need of tech support, Apple will likely greet you with a disapproving look, followed by a “tutting” sound, before they tell you that by hacking your iPhone, you have violated the terms of service, and are now exiled from the loving embrace of Apple’s tech coverage. They will not help you, and you will no longer be under warranty. Of course, depending on the issue, you could always return it to factory settings, which might slip by the Apple techs’ watchful eyes.

The next problem is the equivalent of Ralphie in the Christmas Story being warned that he would shoot his eye out if he owned a BB gun. In other words, the worst case scenario that sounds terrifying. Occasionally things mess up. It happens. Especially in tech, where hundreds of companies exist solely to unmess our screwups. One such issue is called “bricking” your iPhone- which basically means that the device becomes frozen and unresponsive. Apple JailBreak Mewould have you believe that you are done, and the bricked phone is your penance for an unrighteous life in terms of your cellular use. Thankfully, there are several easy fixes, depending on exactly what caused it. In most cases, you simply hold down the “home” button then connect the phone to the dock while your computer is running. ITunes will then recognize the phone as being in recovery mode, and will reload the last firmware. You will probably lose some data, as well as the jailbreak software and any apps that aren’t Apple approved, but you can always find them again.

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4

As to how you can jailbreak an iPhone, it is a straightforward process. The first thing you should do is to back up your iPhone to iTunes just to be safe.

Next, you need to download the jailbreak software on your phone. Jailbreakme released its software today, and it is easy to use. Just head to JailbreakMe.com on your iPhone to begin.

Once you are there, you simply “slide to jailbreak”. That’s it. Let the software do its thing, and soon you will see a pop up that confirms that the software program dubbed “Cydia” has been installed. Reboot your iPhone and you are done!

Product Review

The iPad Pro is the best tablet ever. But don't sell your laptop just yet

Apple has unveiled a big redesign for the iPad Pro, slimming down the bezels, adding Face ID, and the ability to attach and charge the Apple Pencil. All of this comes at a high cost however, as the iPad Pro starts at $799.
Mobile

Need to record calls on an iPhone? Check out our handy guide

Are you wondering how to record calls on your iPhone? It isn't as easy as you might think, but we'll walk you through the process of doing so with Google Voice, and identify several other apps and external voice recorders that can help.
Mobile

Apple's iOS 12.1.1 makes it easier to switch cameras in FaceTime

After months of betas, the final version of iOS 12 is here to download. The latest OS comes along with tons of new capabilities, from grouped notifications to Siri Shortcuts. Here are all the features you'll find in iOS 12.
Mobile

Put down the controller and pick up the best phones for gaming on the go

Which phones are the best if all you want to do is play some mobile games? We've done the hard work and put together a list of the best gaming phones on Android and iOS, so you can keep playing and winning.
Computing

Don't know what to do with all your old DVDs? Here's how to convert them to MP4

Given today's rapid technological advancements, physical discs are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Check out our guide on how to convert a DVD to MP4, so you can ditch discs for digital files.
Mobile

New Apple Watch begins saving lives one week after getting EKG feature

The Apple Watch Series 4 was updated almost a week ago with a new feature that allows users to take electrocardiogram tests -- and already it seems like the new feature is saving lives.
Deals

Amazon slashes price of 2018 iPad to under $250 in time for Christmas

Whether you love Apple or prefer Android, this 2018 iPad 32GB tablet deal is rather tempting. If you're still on the hunt for gifts, then this deep discount from Amazon makes now an excellent time to pick one up.
Mobile

The best smartphone stocking stuffers for a very techy Christmas

If you've got a tech-loving smartphone enthusiast to buy for, we can help you out. Here's a selection of top phone accessories that would make amazing stocking stuffers so you can have a very Merry Christmas.
Mobile

Santa Claus is coming to town. Get ready with these Christmas apps

Like it or not, Christmas comes but once a year. Thankfully, we've got a list of the best Christmas apps to help get you into the holiday spirit, just in case you want to call Santa or become a Christmas elf.
Wearables

These are the best smartwatches for everything from fashion to fitness

Tempted to buy a smartwatch? If so, then the growing number of great models available means you've got plenty to choose from. But which one should you pick? Here is our list of the best smartwatches.
Wearables

How to use the ECG app, set up irregular rhythm notifications on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch Series 4 is the best smartwatch iPhone owners can own, and it just got even better with the addition of the ECG app and ability to identify irregular heart rhythms. Here's how to set it all up.
Mobile

5G’s arrival is transforming tech. Here’s everything you need to know to keep up

It has been years in the making, but 5G is finally becoming a reality. While 5G coverage is still extremely limited, expect to see it expand in 2019. Not sure what 5G even is? Here's everything you need to know.
Mobile

Want to watch Netflix in bed or browse the web? We have a tablet for everyone

There’s so much choice when shopping for a new tablet that it can be hard to pick the right one. From iPads to Android, these are our picks for the best tablets you can buy right now whatever your budget.
Computing

Costco members can cut up to $200 off MacBook and iMac price tags

Costco is discounting MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops by as much as $200 as part of a members-only sale. It also has deals on select MacBooks and iMacs, with optional Apple Care in most instances.