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Jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch: How To Video

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How To Video: Jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

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Escape Apple's limitations and jailbreak your iDevice to get access to unique apps, themes, and customizations with this simple guide.

Jailbreaking used to be that super difficult house only the real tech -- -- -- But nowadays it's so much easier and it totally legal. So if you wanna completely customize your bias. Install apps you don't see in Mac App Store and get -- system settings that make your life easier here's -- you jailbreak your iPhone iPad or iPod Touch. First backup your device plug -- into your computer and launch iTunes and adjust the settings to back up everything like photos and contacts. Then right click your -- selected back up and -- -- thing. When that's done -- writer the -- and go to settings. General. -- that and erase all content and settings. When it restarts and go through activation steps but set -- up as a new device. -- -- -- back on your computer go to the green -- web site. And download the most recent version of apps and for your operating system. I'm currently using IOS five point one what went on my iPhone but -- and ops and will believes that Apple updates at Iowa. Once installer it'll spend a few minutes extracting files then open the new apps and boulder and launched app. You'll see this dialog box and when it detects that your phone is plugged and click jailbreak. Take a few minutes of the -- resets itself again while the new software is installed. When absent is done running your phone is officially jail broken but now need to get all your old -- -- back. You can use it to -- got launch iTunes. Right click the bias and select restore from back up. Select the appropriate backup and when you're done you're -- ago. At first your device might look the same but now you can find all the -- -- apps settings and tweaks in this new app called media. It's underground App Store outlook contact you can never get otherwise. So what my -- broken bone and I can create and short -- from the lock screen. Access settings from the notification center. And even -- theory do things like toggle lights turn Wi-Fi on. -- again when IOS six is released and you want all of its new features -- hot to jailbreak your device again. Compress the paper complete control over your -- If you have any questions hit me up on Twitter and as my FaceBook profile for more tips like this first you know and -- back.

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