Are you thoroughly aware of jailbreaking? If not, you should first know what jailbreaking is all about. Jailbreaking is the process of enabling support for unsigned third party software and customizations on your iOS device. It involves hacking your iOS device Operating System to bypass the restrictions imposed by Apple on your device.
Jailbreaking brings in all the good jailbreak apps and customizations to your iPhone 4S.
Then, Why Not Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Today?
We all know that jailbreaking is important for exploring the full power of our iOS device, but still it is recommended, not to jailbreak your iPhone 4S now. The conditions are not yet ripe enough for jailbreaking iPhone 4S. It is a new device and is powered by Apple’s latest A5 processor.
Since, it is a new development and still a comprehensive testing is going on, it is advised that you hang on with the stock firmware for some more time. The new jailbreaks available for iPhone 4S are still in infancy and there is not much experience with the A5 powered processors. Let the developers and coders test the device completely.
Jailbreaking makes your iPhone 4S vulnerable to security threats and sabotage. It is better to wait for some time and let the loopholes be plugged in before jumping into jailbreaking. The safety of your data and device is more important than accessing few wonderful software applications.
Your Warranty Is At Risk
As you may be aware that jailbreaking voids the warranty on your iPhone 4S. Nobody is taking responsibility of your device in the event of bricking it while jailbreaking. The jailbreak development teams warn the users to proceed with the jailbreaking at their own risk.
This is different from other iOS devices that have been around for quite some time now where many iOS versions can be reverted back to a stock firmware easily.
These devices have been thoroughly tested and their chances of getting bricked during the jailbreak process are pretty thin.
Loss of Stability
Absinthe jailbreak is the only jailbreak available for your iPhone 4S. Due to the short testing times, there may be stability issues with your jailbroken iPhone 4S. It is a hack and in the absence of a thorough testing, it can uncover many weaknesses and instabilities.
After installing applications from Cydia, the device may become slow and less responsive.
It is better to wait for the code to mature enough after few updates and bug fixes. The users who are technically inclined and can handle buggy performance and stability issues are more likely to sustain the iPhone 4S jailbreak. But common users with little or no technical expertise cannot handle such jargon. They should wait for the time being.
Why Settle For A Tethered Jailbreak?
Mostly a new iOS release is followed by a tethered jailbreak. It takes some time for the developers to develop an untethered jailbreak for the new iOS release. The situation is slightly more tight in the case of iPhone 4S and iPad 2 as both are powered by new A5 processors.
The iPhone 4S gets a tethered jailbreak when its A4 powered counterparts get an untethered jailbreak. The coders are still to gain enough expertise and confidence on A5 powered devices.
The iPhone 4S users should wait until the jailbreak development for both A4 and A5 powered iOS devices is at par.
Say Goodbye To The Latest iOS Releases
More fun comes with new and improved iOS releases. But if you have jailbroken your iPhone 4S, the developers will definitely give you a wait call. You will have to stick to the old iOS versions until the coders are able to develop an untethered jailbreak for your iPhone 4S.
There is generally time frame for this and for new iOS devices like iPhone 4S and iPad 2, it may take some more time.