Add extra functionality and features to your iPhone or iPad by jailbreaking your device.Jailbreaking an iOS device is extremely easy and provides you with more options than you can imagine. You might want to jailbreak to enjoy additional customizations, or even to enable tethering. This weekend in the Weekend Series, you are going to jailbreak your iOS 8 device.
To jailbreak your iOS 8 device this weekend, complete the following tasks:
Backing Up Your Device
Before you begin jailbreaking your iOS device, you should back it up to iTunes and back up your SHSH blobs. For a tutorial, see our Back Up Your Device Before Upgrading iOS 8 article.
If you need to upgrade your phone to the version of iOS that you plan to jailbreak, do a simple upgrade through your device or through iTunes. Then back up your device and SHSH blobs again.
Jailbreaking Your Device
The best site that I found to get the latest jailbreaking software for your phone is using iClarified’s Jailbreak Wizard. The wizard will walk you through how to jailbreak different iterations of iPhones, iPods, Apple TV, and iPads for Windows and Mac, and for various iOS firmwares.
Follow the instructions on the iClarified website for your specific jailbreak setup.
Install Your Jailbreak Apps
To learn more about installing (and uninstalling) your jailbreak apps, see our How to Install Jailbreak Apps article.
The hardest part is deciding what Cydia applications to install. To get some ideas about what to install, view the list of the jailbreak apps that the author uses below:
Now off you go to jailbreak your own iOS device.