Use Any Carrier You Want with an Unlocked iPhone

If you are looking for a new phone, you can purchase an unlocked iPhone to use with any network carrier. eBay has a wide selection of phones available for you. Here are a few things you should know before buying an unlocked iPhone.

What is a jailbroken iPhone?

When you jailbreak a device, you are removing any limitations that were set by the carrier or manufacturer. A jailbroken phone can install apps that are not available in the Apple Store. You can also modify settings and other controls that may have been restricted. The process of jailbreaking includes installing a software program. The software transfers into the iPhone to open up its file system. This particular software lets you modify files that are usually hidden or blocked. An unlocked phone does not limit you to certain home screens or settings. You can customise the phone to your desired look. App developers cannot modify any standard apps in the OS with a locked phone, but you can with a jailbroken iPhone. With a jailbroken iPhone, you'll be able to redesign stock apps and add the widgets you want to the lock screen. There is another advantage to unlocking your iPhone. When it is tied to a network, you can only use it with that service. An unlocked iPhone is free to take to any mobile carrier. This process makes it easier to switch carriers without changing your mobile device.

What apps can you download to a jailbroken iPhone?

You have many possibilities with a jailbroken iPhone. There is a variety of apps you can download on a jailbroken iPhone to help you customise the look of your phone. These apps include the following:

  • Activator: This app unlocks the hidden shortcuts on your iPhone. It also gives you the option to delete them as well.
  • SBSettings: This app allows you to make changes to the settings for your device.
  • WinterBoard: This app allows you to add a customised theme to your phone. You are not forced to keep Apple's default iPhone layout.
What unlocked Apple iPhone generations are available?

One common jailbroken device is the iPhone 5. You can find unlocked devices from the first generation to the latest model. Each generation has its own unique features. Some phones even come in a wide variety of colours as well. Your unlocked device will help you to get the most potential out of your phone. Some unlocked iPhone models include the following:

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone XR
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