Owners of iPhones and iPads may be well aware of jailbreaking and its advantages. Gaining access to functions and applications that would otherwise cost a lot of money is the main benefit of jailbreaking your iOS, although you should keep in mind that messing with the operating system may turn your warranty void and you may not be able to send your device to service and benefit from free maintenance and repair. However, if you are convinced that you want to jailbreak iOS, here are some cool tricks to do it properly. 1. Deleting the icons you do not want
The iOS interface can be overbearing at times, which is why you may need to turn off some of them, so you do not have to stumble over them all the time. Here is a trick to jailbreak iOS without deleting any of your apps. Even if you do not want to stare at them all the time, you may still want to use them from time to time. In order to do that, you need to enter ‘BossPrefs’ and click on the button that says ‘Poof!’ right at the bottom. This is a very easy solution for an uncluttered look on your interface.
2. Using jailbreak apps
The App Store may be filled with goodies, but you may want something different, without spending any money, if that is possible. Well, it is, and using jailbreak stores that offer apps free of charge is your best solution. Apple may not approve of jailbreaking, but they cannot be all the time looking over your shoulders. Nintendo emulators and other stuff that you generally do not see in the official App Store are put at your disposal right away.
3. Accessing iTunes without introducing your credit card information
This trick is very useful for those that want to access the free content from iTunes without using a credit card. While security is ensured by important companies like Apple, you may not like the idea to send such sensitive information over a digital connection. Just go to iTunes, choose the application you want to download for free, and then see how you are taken to the “Create New Account” page. When you are asked for information, introduce the details, but choose “None” for payment information. Accept the terms and conditions, and voila! You have access to your free applications without sending Apple your credit card information.
4. Recalibrating your Home button
The Home button can be a little unresponsive and laggy, which is why you need to put your jailbreaking knowledge to good use. The first step is to launch an application, such as Weather, or anything else that comes pre-installed on your device. After that, press on the power button until you see the message ‘slide to power off’. Quickly press on the home button and keep your finger there until you see the message going away. While the app fades away, you will notice how the Home button has become more responsive to your actions.