This is a guide to help you understand the basic terms use in the Jailbreak and what they mean and their purposes. This is not a guide to teach you how to jailbreak your device, this guide will just help you understand most of the basic terms use regarding to jailbreak.

Activation:

Activation/Activating is the process of bypassing the “Emergency Call Screen” to access the SpringBoard of the iPhone, this is not the same as unlocking.

Baseband:

This is the device in the iPhone that manages all the functions which require an antenna.

Blackra1n:

This is Geohot’s method for jailbreaking iOS 3.1, 3.1.1 and 3.1.2 on all Devices. BlackRa1n also unlocks and hacktivates the iPhone 3G and 3GS running baseband 05.11.07.

Blacksn0w:

Geohot’s unlock and hacktivate for the iPhone 3G and 3GS running baseband 05.11.07.

Bootrom:

This is the first code that runs on your iDevice.

Cydia:

Unofficial App Store. There you will find apps rejected by Apple in the official app store, themes, tweaks, every coll stuff.

DFU Mode:

Device Firmware Upgrade.  Allows all devices to be restored from any state.

F0recast:

F0recast is an application created by iH8sn0w. This tool will tell you IDevice firmware installed, baseband etc.

Greenpois0n:

Jailbreak method from Chronic Dev Team.

iReb:

Tool from iH8sn0w to allow iTunes to accept custom IPSW firmware.

Star/Jailbreakme.com:

Jailbreak from Comex that will jailbreak your iDevice directrly from the safari.

SSH:

Accessing iDevice files from the computer.

Tethered Jailbreak:

Jailbreak that requires to use the Jailbreaking tool you use to jailbreak the device so it could boot up again after turn in off.

Ultrasnow:

Unlock for unlock-able baseband firmware from various iPhone Dev Team.

Untethered jailbreak:

Jailbreak that doesn’t requires  rejailbreaking the device so it could boot-up again after turning the device off.

You can find all information regarting to jailbreaks at: http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

 

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