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Glossary definition: Jailbreak

Jailbreak Your iPhone: How to Unlock Your Device

Jailbreak: A jailbreak is a process that allows a user to gain access to the root of their device's operating system, allowing them to bypass restrictions imposed by the manufacturer or carrier. This process can be used to install unauthorized software, modify system settings, and gain access to features and functions that are otherwise unavailable. Jailbreaking is usually done on mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads, but it can also be done on other devices such as gaming consoles and set-top boxes. Jailbreaking is usually done with the help of third-party software or hardware, and is often done to gain access to features that are otherwise unavailable or restricted.