IPhone 5 is the latest version in the iPhone category in the Apple store. The manufacturing company Apple has maintained its control over its softwares and product by limiting it to certain countries and network providers. IPhone 5, being no exception was to be used only in United States and under the network of AT & T. However, ever since unlocking solution has come, it is now possible to unlock an iPhone 5 and use it to its full potential. Unlocking the iPhone will remove all the geographical limitations imposed by Apple on its users. The user will now be able to use the iPhone outside the United States and can also use any GSM SIM card of any network provider from across the world.
Apple do not approve such unlocking of iPhone 5 or any of its product as it claims that by controlling its hardwares and softwares it is able to maintain its quality and consistency over its products. However it is not possible if hacking or unlocking of softwares and hardwares takes place. But many people do feel the restrictions and limitations imposed and are not happy with it. Unlocking of the iPhone allows its user to download third party applications like Cydia and Icy which are app stores though unofficial and provides hundreds of free applications which Apple do not approve of or recommend. However these applications are free and are very much appreciated by the users. The applications provided by Apple store is also there for use, thus the user can now avail the benefits of using the official as well as unofficial app store.
After unlocking the iPhone 5, one can easily customize the iPhone accordingly and is not restricted by Apple. With application such as Winterboard, one can install any of the skin available and modify your iPhone look and display and flaunt it. Thus you can customize its look, its features and even add icons to it by using the different softwares and application. However there are some cons too associated with unlocking. Certain worms like ikee can infect your iPhone after unlocking it. Unlocked iPhone 5 loses its warranty the moment it is unlocked as Apple will not help the user in any hardware related issue as unlocking voids your warranty. But if the user uses the iTunes to restore a cleaner version of the iPhone software, it will not let Apple know that the iPhone was previously jailbroken.
Another con is that any updates on the hacked phone will lead to negation of your jail\break. It will erase all the applications and plug – ins, but the iPhone will function normally. Unlocking it may also lead to the usual breaking down or crashing of the operating system of the phone. It can also slow down your operating system of the phone. The data on your phone is also at risk as after hacking or unlocking, it is open to others on the network. Security breach is also a possible threat after unlocking or jailbreak. However, unlocking iPhone 5 has its own advantages irrespective of such cons. After you do the step-by-step guide, you will have your iphone 5 unlocked within minutes.