Unlocking Cell Phones Vs. JailBreaking

unlocking cell phones vs jailbreaking

Jailbreaking and unlocking cell phones are latest buzz words among the tech-savvy crowd, but for the rest of us regular folks it can be a little confusing to tell the difference.

Although these terms may sound illegal and risky, it’s not what you think. To let you back in the loop, we’ve asked the experts to give us the ins and outs of jailbreaking and unlocking.

What is Unlocking?

Many cell phones are exclusive to a single carrier or network. If you find a more affordable network you want to switch to, chances are likely that you’ll have to buy an entirely new phone.

However, an unlocked phone is compatible with multiple networks, so you can pick and choose your network without sacrificing the quality of your phone.

The Good
If you’re traveling abroad and don’t want to get charged for the roaming fees, unlocking your cell phone will enable you to purchase cheaper local pay-as-you-go Sim cards. You’ll be able to send and receive calls (under a different number) while still using your old phone.

Unlocking cell phones also gives you a greater resell price on eBay, since consumers worldwide are more interested phone compatible with numerous networks rather than being locked into a single carrier.

The Bad
Unlocking cell phones is completely legal and can be easily reverted back to its locked state once you’re done with it. However, it can also mess with your phone’s settings and results in some annoying quirks depending on the software you use. In order to unlock your phone, you have to jailbreak it first (see below), which can interfere with your phone’s warranty.

How do I Unlock My Phone?
The simplest way to unlock iphone 4 (or any other phone) is to use a soft unlock software like iPhonelox to do it for you. It takes only a few minutes and costs less than $20 for the program.

On the other hand, if you’re the hands-on type of person, simply google unlocking cell phones tutorials and you can do it yourself.

What is Jailbreaking?

Many smartphones, tablets, and other consoles include a Digital Rights Management (DRM) layer of code in their software. This DRM is there for security purposes and can limit the software that you can run on your phone. Jailbreaking bypasses these DRM restrictions, enabling you to run “unauthorized” software that isn’t approved by Apple.

The Good
If you’ve ever seen someone with 5 icons instead of 4 on their iPhone, or perhaps admired the classic console emulator on an iPad, chances are likely that they’ve broken into their phone. Exclusive third-party apps like these can’t be accessed through the regular app store, which is why jailbreaking has such a huge appeal to consumers.

It’s legal and allows you to explore services and programs that ordinary phones cannot.

The Bad
Unfortunately, modifying your phone conflicts with your warranty. If a third-party app crashes your phone, then don’t expect any help from Apple. Additionally, Jailbreaking can leave your phone vulnerable to hacking and malicious attacks, and one user even created an iPhone worm that targets jailbroken phones.

How Do I Jailbreak My Phone?
Jailbreaking your phone takes a desktop or OS X application that can connect to your phone and gain access to the software. There are multiple jailbreaking tutorials available online.


In short, unlocking your phone enables you to switch between carriers and jailbreaking gives you access to third-party apps. Both have their pros and cons, and both techniques are useful when done correctly.

VersiLac Could Replace Butter at Less Cost


With the worldwide economy in deep recession, it is becoming harder and harder to pay for the most basic things, not to mention the luxuries.

But Versilac could be your answer to butter prices that seem to be shooting through the roof. This ingredient has been designed to provide a cheaper and healthier replacement for butter and butter-based ingredients.

What Is in Your Milk?


Today, it’s pretty understood, as well as accepted, that you’re not going to be able to recognize most of the ingredients in a Twinkie.

Actually you probably won’t even be able to pronounce most of them.

But we get that because Twinkies aren’t real food.

6 Supplement Ingredients You Should Avoid


Although there are so many vital roles supplements can play in our diets, the industry is not regulated by the FDA and as such, there are many ingredients that can be hazardous to your health. Even though most of them are derived from all-natural products, some of them can really pack a punch.

The Three Deadly Ingredients You Can Find In The Grocery Aisle


Usually when you’re strolling down the bread aisle at your local grocery store you’re not thinking that poisonous ingredients could be lingering all around you. But this modern world that supplies us with meals that can be made faster than it takes for the oven to even preheat, and where food has become such a commodity for capital gain, it is hard to know exactly what you’re eating.

Stevia Recipes


Some diet pills have been used in weight loss pills in the past, and while we cannot see that being particularly helpful, there is reason to use this artificial sweetener. Obviously, it doesn’t have the complications of many chemical based artificial sweeteners. However, that’s not the point.

The Effects of Ecdysterone


Ecdysterone acts as a naturally occurring phytochemical known for its ability to increase lean muscle mass. Derived from the herbs Rhaponticum/Leuzeaea and Cyanotis, Ecdysterone has also been pushed as a natural way to increase natural fat burning while simultaneously improving muscle endurance and workouts as a whole. It boosts mass, endurance, and metabolism, and some say that it has even been used by professional Russian athletes.

Slimaluma for Weight Loss


Acting as a pretty potent AND patented appetite suppressant, Slimaluma is based on an active cactus ingredient called caralluma fimbriata.

Caralluma fimbriata is a natural cacti that is most commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine. It has been used by many for things as basic as the common cold to powerful appetite suppression and in some cases, lean muscle building. The difference is that Slimaluma has been created to specifically suppress appetite in a more effective way than just the original.

What is Super Citrimax?


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Effects of DHEA


Referred to by some as a groundbreaking new weight loss supplement, 7-keto DHEA has a number of claimed benefits, acting as a hormonal treatment primarily meant for fat burning and increased calorie burning, even while resting.