Reasons why you should not Jailbreak your iPhone

Are you tired of the several restrictions imposed on your iPhone by Apple? Then you might be thinking of jailbreaking your iPhone to finally come out of the “jail” imposed on your iPhone by Apple.

But, do you know that jailbreaking your iPhone causes some serious damages to your iPhone? Before you consider jailbreaking your iPhone, read this article to find out four (4) main reasons why you should not jailbreak your iPhone.

After reading through this article, you can then decide whether to continue the jailbreak on your iPhone or not. I bet you will never continue with the jailbreak.

Whenever we are discussing jailbreak, most people think that the issue of jailbreak just started recently. In actual terms, jailbreak began as soon as the first-ever iPhone was released over a decade ago.

What is Jailbreaking?

Basically, jailbreaking is the process of freeing your iPhone from the restrictions that have been imposed by the manufacturers of the iPhone, Apple. Apple’s Operating System is closed-sourced and therefore has some security and safety restrictions attached to it.

Therefore, jailbreaking your iPhone grants you the access to read, write and even change some default settings on your iPhone’s Operating System (iOS). This will then allow you to install apps, extensions, and a whole lot of other unauthorized files on your iPhone without any restrictions.

Reasons why you should not Jailbreak your iPhone

So, why shouldn’t I jailbreak my iPhone after all these benefits that could come from it? Who is not happy to come out of the restrictions that are imposed by Apple?

Yes, everyone is happy to come of the restrictions imposed by Apple but the reasons why you should not jailbreak your iPhone are as follows:

Possible termination of the warranty agreement

Whenever you buy a new Apple device, you get a warranty card that is included in the box. The warranty is an agreement that is made between the buyer and Apple that once the device gets a fault during the stated period, you have the right to send it back to Apple.

This could include a discount on the repair or even replacement of your Apple device with a new one. Once there’s a jailbreak on your iPhone, there’s a high chance that the iPhone’s warranty could be terminated when you send it to Apple.

As a result, you may be asked to pay for the entire cost of the repair or might even be rejected access to repairs. Considering the prices of iPhones on the market it’s advisable not to risk this warranty service.

Inability to apply future software updates

Due to the unauthorized modifications and patches that are installed on the iPhone, they cause damages to the Operating System of the device, iOS. This can result in the jailbreak iPhone to become permanently damaged once a new iOS update is installed in the device.

Because of that, there’s one fixed rule when you jailbreak your iPhone; that is to never update your firmware version unless there is an available jailbreak solution for it. The jailbreak solution could take weeks and even months before they are available.

Your iPhone might get “bricked”

A jailbroken iPhone

The term bricked is mostly used by people for non-working conditions on your iPhone and this could range from easy to fix to impossible to fix. This usually happens when your jailbreak process on your iPhone fail.

A bricked iPhone can sometimes be recovered through DFU mode and iTunes restore but the chances of success are usually little.  This might also cause some software to crash when you try to open them on your iPhone.

Why risk all the amazing apps on the Apple App Store for these weak apps that will in turn cause some serious damages to your iPhone.

Your iPhone will no longer be secured

We know that iPhones are one of the most secured mobile devices in the world as compared to other brands. This is as a result of the closed nature of the Operating System.

As soon as you jailbreak your iPhone, your iOS security becomes compromised and open to hackers on the internet. Hackers may steal personal and sensitive information from your iPhone and use it for their personal gain.

Hackers usually do this by introducing malware, spyware and software to your iPhone usually through some unverified apps on the internet.


Now that you are familiar with some of the reasons why you should not jailbreak your iPhone it is up to you to decide whether to jailbreak your iPhone or not.

If you want some features that are not on iPhones, I will strongly suggest that you should get yourself an Android device. This is because the jailbreak will cause you serious problem in future.

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