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    Jailbreak Terms 101

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    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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