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So you have bought your new iPhone and you have heard that you can do much cool things with your iPhone.
But you’ve heard so much things about jailbreaking and unlocking and activating and you simply don’t know where to start anymore.
Well this guide is for you all the beginners. If you have a iPhone 3G or you run firmware 2.0 please check THIIS post !!!
I’m going to explain what jailbreaking, unlocking and activating is. I will also briefly mention the apptap installer and some other things.
Ok let’s go.
A new iPhone without activation is actually nothing more than a nice looking Brick.
You really can’t use it for anything else then call for emergency.
Here comes the activation in place.
It opens your iPhone up for normal operation.
To do this, yo should connect your new iPhone to iTunes so you can officialy activate with AT&T (in the US) and other carriers around the world.
If you chose to activate your phone without doing this the iTunes way, you actually make a very expensive iPod of your iPhone.
In most cases we don’t want to do this so i haven’t created a separate guide for this. Please check the jailbreak or unlock and jailbreak guides.
So what’s jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod touch?
Jailbreaking is the process of gaining access to the iPhone’s root filesystem, this will allow you to install third-party applications on your device.
Why do you want to do this?
If you jailbreak with our guide, a whole new world of iPhoning or iPodding will open up to you, you will be able to install load’s of free customer made games and applications.
If you follow our guide, your iPhone or iPod Touch will be jailbroken and the defacto Apptap installer(where all new app’s will be available) and Cydia installer will be installed onto your device.
Check the guide here.
What is unlocking?
Unlocking is the process opening up your iPhone for any GSM sim card.
Apple has limited the use of the iPhone to a select few wireless carriers (eg AT&T, Tmobile,etc).
Check the guide here.
4) Jailbreak + Unlock
Check our guide here to combine all of the above processes into 1.
5) Pwn your device
What is pwning?
Pwning your iPhone is the process of making your iPhone or iPod Touch run any firmware you like, this includes the beta firmwares or a custom made firmware with your own bootloader images and software already installed.
Check our winpwn guides here.