With the arrival of the new tool to do the Jailbreak on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini of the evad3rs team, evasi0n7, many users have hurried to apply it on their devices with iOS 7, but possibly have not taken into account the risks that this can entail. For this reason, Apple It also gives us a number of reasons why we shouldn't jailbreak on our iOS devices.
7 Reasons not to Jailbreak iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini with iOS 7
It is not the first time that Apple It is against the Jailbreak of iOS and everything related to it, mainly for 7 reasons that Cupertino have dedicated to this issue, through its Online Support area. This article emphasizes the problems we might experience when performing the Jailbreak, which becomes the reasons for not doing it on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini.
The reasons to which Apple referenced are:
- Security vulnerabilities
- Instability of iOS and applications
- Short battery life
- Unreliable voice and data communication
- Service interruption
- Inability to apply future software updates (iOS updates)
- Apple can deny service to jailbroken devices
Apple Officially Publish Reasons Why Not Jailbreak
Then we leave you with the official statement, published by Apple about the reasons why we shouldn't jailbreak iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini. These reasons cite the complete reasons for each specific case of the possible problems encountered:
iOS has been designed to be reliable and secure from the moment you turn on the device. The integrated security features defend you from malicious software and viruses, and help protect access to personal information and business data. Unauthorized modifications of iOS ("jailbreaking") ignore security features and can cause numerous problems on pirated iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, including:
Security violations: Hacking the device removes security layers designed to protect your personal information and your iOS device. By removing this security from iOS, hackers can steal your personal information, damage the device, make attacks against your network or introduce malicious software, spyware or viruses.
Instability: The device unexpectedly crashes frequently, integrated or third-party apps are blocked or frozen and data loss occurs.
Reduction of battery life: The pirated software has caused an accelerated consumption of the battery that reduces the operating time that the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can have on a single charge.
Voice communication and unreliable data transmission: Call cuts, slow or unreliable connections, and delayed or inaccurate location data.
Service interruptions: Services such as visual voicemail, Time and Bag suffer interruptions or no longer work on the device. In addition, third-party apps that use the alerts service Apple Push Notification have exhibited difficulties when receiving notifications or have received notifications addressed to another pirated device. Other push-type services, such as iCloud and Exchange, have had problems synchronizing data with their respective servers.
Inability to install future software updates: Some of the unauthorized modifications have caused damage to iOS that cannot be repaired. As a result, the pirated iPhone, iPad or iPod touch may stop working permanently when a future iOS update created by Apple.
Apple strongly warns against installing any software that hacks iOS. It is also important to note that unauthorized modification of iOS involves a violation of the iOS end user software license agreement, so Apple You may refuse to repair any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on which unauthorized software has been installed.
The jailbreak could make us lose the warranty service of our iPhone and iPad
The seventh reason is not described in one of the six points, but it is found at the end of the article «Apple may refuse to repair any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on which unauthorized software has been installed«. This also encompasses the fact that the device could lose warranty service and if we have any problems in the Jailbreak process and we are not able to restore the devices, Apple You may refuse to provide warranty service.
Of course, the risk of jailbreak is latent for both new users and the most expert. For this reason, it is advisable that if you are not sure of doing the jailbreak, the safest thing is not to do it, due to the problems related to the experience of use, which this can cause.
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