Jailbreak vs Unlocking, is something not everyone understands. You all must have heard and read about Jailbroken iPhones and iPad and would have also heard about Unlocked devices,mostly Cell phones. Jailbreaking and Unlocking both are different techniques and its important to know the difference between the two before you proceed with any one of these,know your needs and then proceed.
What is Unlocking of Mobile Phones ?
Unlocking is a specific issue for phones which are locked for a specific carrier and unlocking allows you to use a SIM card from any carrier, not just the one you are contracted to. In order to unlock you must first be jailbroken (in case of Apple devices). Though Jailbreaking and rooting is not essential but is the first step in most of the cases because the techniques use the Apps that require third-party Apps to be installed which require you to Root or Jailbreak you device first.
In most of the cases iPhones and in some times other devices like Samsung Cell phones etc, that is those which have a big demand in market come with on contract basis in which a specific carriers SIM card is already present in your device and you are no longer allowed to switch between other carriers available in the market. Unlocking your device is the best option that you have at this point to use carrier of your device,with an unlocked device, it works with any SIM.
There are a number of Apps and Articles available online that allow you to unlock your devices. Don’t try to pay for unlock codes to those online sites they may be a Scam and will only cause a burn in your pocket.
Moreover now even Apple is selling Unlocked iPhones for a bit higher price.Read more about it here
Unlocking your Device be it iPhone or any other device will Void its Warranty so proceed with this in your mind.
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What is Jailbreak iPhone ?
Jailbreak is quite similar to rooting of Android devices and is concerned only with iDevices. Jailbreaking allows you to install third-party apps of your choice that Apple may restrict you to install.
Apple has always had a policy of allowing its users to install apps on iDevices using its app store(inspired by which others have also opened the same for their devices). Apple takes a lots of care in deciding that which App would be approved to be available as download in its App store and will also mercilessly remove any app at any time if it feels to do so.Moreover you are also not allowed to install third-party apps (those not approved by Apple) on your device.Under such a situation your best option is to go for Jailbreaking your iDevice. Jailbreaking allows you to install software on your phone not approved by apple (read: doesn’t just mean pirated apps).
Jailbreaking your Device will Void its Warranty so proceed with this in your mind.
In a Nutshell…
- Unlocking allows you to use the SIM card of any operator of your choice.
- Unlocking needs Jailbreaking first ,though it’s not compulsory, only if the third-party app for unlocking asks for Jailbreaking
- Jailbreaking is a specific process done on Apple products to install Third Party apps.
- Jailbreaking allows you to use Apps that are not approved by Apple.
- Both Jailbreaking and Unlocking void your Warranty, so once done you can’t claim for warranty.