Jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch has its benefits and advantages. It unlocks root access to your device to allow you to install applications that aren?t available in the AppStore. Many of these apps are very useful and they unlock your device?s full potential.
However, jailbreaking is not without some downsides. While your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch can become all high and mighty with a jailbroken status, you can get into?trouble when the time comes that you need to bring your device to Apple for a service warranty or a replacement. If your device?s screen gets damaged, or shows any hardware malfunction, Apple will not provide any assistance of any form if they find out that your device is jailbroken. Jailbreaking your device violates the iOS End-User License Agreement after all.
So what do you do when all things come to this?
Or in other words, ?Jail? your iDevice again. If you were the one who jailbroke your iDevice, the process is just as easy to undo. What you need to do is just backup your device, enter in DFU mode (recovery mode), and finally restore it back to the factory state. If you want a full rundown of how the entire procedure is done, you can check the iOS 8 to iOS 7 rollback guide here.
Once you have this done, you can finally go back to any Apple store and make your warranty claim as usual. You can even get support from the Genius Bar.
Genius Bar diagnostics can detect if you have ?unauthorized? software installed in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, but it can?t tell if your device was jailbroken before.
If you need to go all this trouble just to have your device Apple-friendly again, why not just keep it as it is and not jailbreak it? If it is only free apps or tweaks that you?re after, you can always get any app full and free by following the guidelines in this Jailbreak-Free App Downloading Guide.
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