What is the difference between Jailbreak and Unlock? This is an old problem and I am sure that most of you encountered at one point. As a matter of fact, there are still several people who do not acknowledge the difference between jailbreaking and unlocking. For some people, the two processes are the same one. This is completely wrong. Despite the fact that their paths intersect at one point, they have nothing to do one to another.
Since there is a lot of confusion among users regarding these two aspects, I want to make things clear for you in some simple words.
First, what is jailbreaking? Jailbreaking is the process through which users are able to remove all restrictions and limitations imposed by Apple over their devices. This process allows users to access the operating system of any Apple device and in the same time, to add third party apps, tweaks and programs. Jailbreaking comes with Cydia, which is an alternative for the App Store where you can download your favorite free apps and tweaks free of charge or with a small amount of money.
Secondly, in what concerns the unlocking process, things are much simpler. Unlocking is removing all restrictions on the modem in what concerns the SIM card. As you all know, when you buy a device from a certain carrier on contract, you are forced to take only their services and to pay a monthly fee. If you want to be able to use your device internationally or within your own country but with a different carrier, all you have to do is to unlock it.
However, there are many jailbreak tools that allow you to jailbreak your device in a couple of minutes as well as unlocking it. Just take advantage of the best software in order to achieve freedom on your device.