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If you own an Apple device that’s running on iOS 9.3.2, you’re probably looking forward to the release of the iOS 9.3.2 jailbreaking tool, which will reportedly happen any time soon. But, if it’s your first time to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, don’t download the tool right away. Instead, take the steps below to have a successful jailbreaking experience:

Understand what jailbreaking is

Apple locks down its devices and prevents users from making tweaks to the OS, effectively “imprisoning” them in its system. By installing a jailbreaking tool, you’re escaping the “jail” that Apple has set up and have the freedom to do whatever you want with your device. Jailbreaking comes with its own set of risks, and the worst-case scenario is that you’ll brick your phone or tablet and render it useless. Still, this rarely happens, especially if you carefully follow the instructions.



Back up your device

Before downloading a jailbreaking tool, you should first back up your data in iTunes. This way, no matter what happens, you can always restore your data and get your device back to normal. (Some people say that restoring an iTunes backup can make your jailbroken device unstable or even brick it, although others state that it’s perfectly safe to install your backup.)

Get tools from trusted teams

Fake jailbreaking tools are rampant on the internet and may put your device’s security at risk if you download them. So make sure to get your jailbreaking tool only from trusted teams, like Pangu and TaiG, which are known for releasing safe and stable tools.

Choose only well-known apps and tweaks

When you jailbreak your device, you’ll be able to install Cydia, a mobile application store that gives you access to hundreds of apps that aren’t available in iTunes. It can be tempting to download all of these apps, but it’s advisable to stick to those that are well-known in the Cydia community and have received positive reviews from users. This way, you’ll get apps that have been tested and proven to be safe and secure.

Install apps gradually

If you download 10 or 20 apps at once and experience issues, it would be difficult to pinpoint which app is giving you problems. Because of this, it’s advisable to download one application per day or so; this gives you enough time to test each app, see if it works properly, and delete it if it’s buggy.

Take these steps to minimize issues and successfully jailbreak your iOS 9.3.2 device!

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