How To Jailbreak Your iPhone And Make It Awesome

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A piece of software called “Absinthe” came out last week that makes it possible to jailbreak iPhones running iOS 5.1.What does it mean to jailbreak?

All you’re doing is installing some software on your phone that frees it from Apple’s clutches.

You have total control over your phone and can run apps that are outside of Apple’s approval.

Our favourite jailbreak capabilities, for example, let us use FaceTime over 3G and make our phone into a WiFi hotspot. But that’s barely scratching the surface.

Jailbreaking isn’t without its potential problems, though — there’s a chance that you might sacrifice some stability or battery life, but we have yet to notice any problems like this.

Jailbreaking is free and easy, and we think you’ll be glad you did it.

Go to and click on the link to download Absinthe for whichever computer you use. In this case, we're jailbreaking on a Mac

Double-click on Absinthe to start it up

Now it's just a waiting game while Absinthe runs

Now you have an app on your phone called Cydia. This operates as an app store for jailbroken phones. Start it up!

Cydia will run through a few processes to finalise the jailbreak

And when you see this screen, you're officially jailbroken

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