Differences Between Jailbreak and Unlocking Your Phone

Jailbreaking represents the procedure of cutting off any phone manufacturer’s limitations on various applications, features or options. Being usually performed on Apple phones or tablets (which run on iOS operating system), the above-mentioned method is used by many tech enthusiasts in order to remove all restrictions and get the chance to install third-party software from outside the app store. Unlike popular opinion or information from various sources or word of mouth ‘advice and recommendations’, jailbreaking is not a piracy act, as it enables you to make certain changes in your own device and customize it as you please. In addition to working on Apple products, jailbreaking can also be performed on devices with limitations similar to that of iPhones, tablets or other devices with iOS. For instance, there is a special jailbreak option called Microsoft Surface RT which enables the installation of unapproved desktop programs. Nevertheless, there are certain issues which one ought to bear in mind: since Windows systems only allow you to run desktop applications written by Microsoft, the apps ought to be compiled for ARM.


As nice as Jailbreak might sound, it is important to note that this procedure has its risks and can bring you much dissatisfaction, either on the short or long run. For instance, despite the fact that it does not violate federal copyright law, it is essential to bear in mind that it has its own security concerns. As soon as you jailbreak your device, you will definitely put yourself in undue risk. A device which has been unlocked using a jailbreak method is more sensitive and loses many of its security features (which, of course, triggers the opening of gates for upcoming viruses or malicious attacks). In comparison to Jailbreak, unlocking your phone can prove to be 100% safe and secure. You will not lose any significant security features, nor put in danger all the phone data.

Another negative aspect regarding jailbreak and a major difference between this and unlocking your phone would be regarding limited benefits. In the first case, the value (in terms of advantages and benefits) is very hard to judge, as you fight back Apple restrictions, yet the device can still work slow or some apps can still be hard to break. The device simply has different apps (as those that have been restricted were replaced) and nothing more under the sun.

As compared to jailbreaking, unlocking your phone is very efficient and can enable you to choose which mobile phone company to use with. Also, customization is a very big plus for unlocking your phone. Unlocking provides flexibility, a bigger variety of apps and choices, safety and security. Unlocking your device means modifying its software (not just opening some apps which have been limited, as it is the case with jailbreaking) to allow it to function with a different company other than the one you originally signed up with.