How to Jailbreak iPhone Without Data Loss

If you're an iPhone user and want to download and install software from other sources instead of the App Store, you need to jailbreak your iPhone. This guide will bring practical methods to you on the topic of how to jailbreak an iPhone without data loss.

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Sofia Albert

Updated on Feb 27, 2024

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iOS comes with plenty of restrictions that confine you to making a lot of customizations to your iPhone. If you're an iPhone user and want to download and install software from other sources instead of the App Store, you need to jailbreak your iPhone. It allows you to bypass the iOS restriction.

This guide will bring practical methods to you on the topic of "How to jailbreak an iPhone without data loss." Before that, it's essential to have a proper backup of your iPhone to ensure you don't lose any single bit of data.

Will Jailbreaking iPhone Delete Everything?

During the process of jailbreaking iPhone, you must keep in mind that it contains the possibility of deleting all of the data in your phone except the hardware. Jailbreaking iPhone is a risky process because it aims to break the limitations of the official version.

To avoid data loss, It is important to back up the data on your iPhone before you jailbreak your iPhone. You can restore your iPhone's data after backup by iCloud or iTunes. Otherwise, your phone's data will be deleted if you don't have a backup.

How to Jailbreak iPhone Without Data Loss

Before we get into the main topic of jailbreaking an iPhone, it's essential to have a backup of your iPhone to avoid any data loss. Here's the process of how you can backup your iPhone.

1. Backup iPhone

In order to keep all of the data in your iPhone safe you must backup iPhone to a computer, iCloud, or third-party cloud storage platform. It means that backup should take place before jailbreaking. The best option among all these is to transfer your data to a PC.

For this purpose, you can use a professional backup tool - EaseUS MobiMover. It is suitable for Windows OS and you can easily backup iOS data to the PC. Here's the procedure to perform this activity.

Step 1. Run EaseUS MobiMover and connect your device to the computer. Select the "Backup Manager" pattern in the main interface. Then, select "Backup" to continue.

how to back up iPhone files - step 1

Step 2. EaseUS MobiMover will display all the iPhone files that are available for backing up. Just select all files by ticking the box next to the "Select All," and then click on "One-Click Backup" to proceed.

how to back up iPhone files - step 2

Step 3. EaseUS MobiMover will start to back up iPhone files to your computer immediately. Don't suspend the USB connection while backing up.

how to back up iPhone files - step 3

Once you've made a backup, you can restore this backup to your device when you need it. But note that this will erase your device and get everything replaced by what's in the backup. If you do mind this, just try to use "Phone to PC" feature to back up your device instead.

2. Jailbreak iPhone

You can use Linux, Windows, and macOS to jailbreak an iPhone. But the easiest way is through the Windows operating system. In this method, we will use the AltStore application. During the jailbreaking process, if you have iTunes on your device, then the AltStore will work appropriately.

📒More detailed information: How to Jailbreak Your iOS Device on Windows

Here's the step-by-step process to jailbreak an iPhone via the Windows operating system.

Step 1. First, open iTunes on your PC and minimize it. After this, download the AltStore for Windows from the browser.

Step 2. Now, right-click the downloaded zip file and select "Extract All." Double-click the Setup.exe file inside the extracted folder and follow the instructions. Once done, connect your iPhone.

Step 3. Open the "Search bar" by pressing the "Win" button and type "AltStore" to open the app. At the bottom right corner, click the diamond shape icon. After this, hit the arrow to see more icons.

Step 4. Select "Install AltStore" from the options that appear over here and select the iPhone. Type your Apple ID and password or create a new one.

enter credentials

Step 5. Open the "settings" option and follow General>Device Management. Tap your Apple ID and select the "Trust AltStore" option.

Step 6. Go to the unc0ver site on your iPhone and hit the "Download" button. Now select the option that you want to "Open with AltStore." Finally, open the new app installed app and tap "Jailbreak" to start the process.

start jailbreak

Here is a full guide for Mac users:

How to Jailbreak iPhone on Mac

Bonus Tip: How to Jailbreak iPhone to Unlock Carrier

Many users use the jailbreaking process to unlock the iPhone carrier lock. It doesn't directly unlock a carrier-locked iPhone but works a step forward in unlocking a carrier-locked iPhone.

To remove the carrier lock, EaseUS MobiUnlock is one of the best tools. It provides an easy and simple way for jailbreaking and unlocking your device.

The EaseUS MobiUnlock software has the ability to do more such as:

  • Overcome problems like iPhone security lockout, unavailability, and disability.
  • Remove your Apple ID from your iPhone without a passcode.
  • Bypass the screen time passcode without any data loss.

Follow the steps to jailbreak iPhone to unlock Carrier with EaseUS MobiUnlock:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and run EaseUS MobiUnlock. Select "Remove SIM Lock" from the home-page. 

Remove SIM card - Step 1

Step 2. Check your device's infromation displayed on the screen, and then click "Start." After that, you'll see our Terms of Use, click "I Agree" and then click "Start" again to proceed. 

Remove SIM card - Step 2

Step 3. Then, you'll need to confirm your device information and click "Start Unlocking" to strat the unlocking process. Wait until the process is completed. 

Remove SIM card - Step 3

Step 4. Once the SIM card is unlocked, you can disconnect your iPhone and go to check whether it is SIM lock removed. 

Remove SIM card - Step 4

Things You Need to Know About Jailbreaking iPhone

There are several things you need to know before jailbreaking your iPhone 6/7/8. It includes:

1️⃣Backup your iPhone before jailbreaking

While jailbreaking the iPad or iPhone, all of the data might lost if you don't have a complete backup. So it is necessary to back up your iPhone or iPad via iTunes, iCloud, or any third-party cloud platform before jailbreaking.

2️⃣Choose the right software

You will find many solutions to this problem if you look on the internet. However, it's essential to know that jailbreaking is different for different models or serial numbers. So always check everything before installing the jailbreak software to save your device. Otherwise, you will face many problems with jailbreaking.


Before jailbreaking, keep in mind that it voids the warranty offered by Apple. If your iPhone is under warranty and something happens to your iPhone while performing jailbreaking, you can’t claim any warranty from Apple.


Whenever you update your device, it can't run appropriately. With this issue, you have to wait for weeks to get a stable update for your jailbreak iPhone.


After reading this guide, you can notice that there are both pros and cons of jailbreaking your iPhone. On the positive side, you can install applications from other sources and customize the phone the way you want.

But, this also voids the warranty from Apple and you face many issues with the updates. In the end, it depends on you to decide whether you should jailbreak your iPhone.

FAQs on How to Jailbreak an iPhone Without Data Loss

Check out the FAQs on how to jailbreak an iPhone without data loss.

1. Is it safe to jailbreak an iPhone?

No, it's not safe to jailbreak your iPhone from a security perspective as it makes your device more prone to cyber-attacks.

2. Does jailbreak bypass iCloud?

Jailbreak doesn't bypass the iCloud as it's a core feature of an iPhone. It just removes some restrictions imposed by iOS.

3. Will erasing the iPhone remove jailbreak?

Yes, erasing the iPhone via the factory reset can remove a jailbreak from an iPhone. But, it's worth noting that some of the traces of the jailbreak will remain as it is.

If you have any further queries or worries concerning this guide, you're welcome to get in touch with me on Twitter. Share this post with your friends if you find it helpful!


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Updated by Sofia Albert

Sofia has been involved with tech ever since she joined the EaseUS editor team in March 2011 and now she is a senior website editor. She is good at solving various iPhone and Android issues, such as iPhone or Android data transfer & recovery.

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