For some people, they love their iPhone the way it is – the beautiful, attractive and elegant design and features that it comes with. While for other, they desperately want to break free from all the iTunes restrictions that Apple is known to be associated with. These second set of users “jailbreak” their iPhone so as to enjoy complete freedom.
What Will Happen When You Jailbreak iPhone?
Recently bought a Surface 3 and I cannot install iTunes. It keeps saying it is missing an important component and just closes on me. I can't use Cydia Impactor because it does not recognize my iPhone without iTunes, any alternatives?
How to Fix the Jailbreak iTunes Issue
1. The Best solution
To fix this problem, you actually do not need to have iTunes when jailbreak, you only need the required drivers for your idevice.
Download iTunes and right click and extract the zip file with, now access the folder and install these 2 files:
After installed the two files, the jailbreak tool will not pop-up the previous iTunes error.
If you faced other problems, like iCloud locked iPhone, please go to: All about Jailbreak iCloud locked iPhone
2. The Easiest Way
Alternatively, you can simply try removing all of Apple’s files in your computer and retry the installation process to fix the jailbreak iTunes issue. Sometimes, a previous file can overwrite the new one and cause problems during installation. The detailed steps refer to support.apple.com
How to Jailbreak iPhone without iTunes
If you cannot use iTunes or don't want to use iTunes while jailbreak, just follow the steps below:
Step 2: Using your USB, connect your phone to your computer
Step 3: Disable any screen lock password you have to facilitate the jailbreak process
Step 4: Launch Evasi0n7, and find your iPhone in the Evasi0n7 window
Step 5: To begin the jailbreak, click the “jailbreak” button
Step 6: Launch the Cydia App that will automatically be on your phone, once the setup is complete, your iPhone will restart
Step 7: Launch Cydia one more time to fully complete the setup.
How to Get Free Music from iTunes After Jailbreak
To download music free from iTunes, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open Cydia and go to “All Sources”
Step 2: Add 2 sources:
Step 3: Go to search and type Linktunes for iOS 8. Download and install it.
Step 4: Open your iTunes, and at the bottom of the tab click on “Linktunes”.
Step 5: Search for a song, and swipe right on the song to either download or play.
Step 6: Click the “More” tab to see the download status.
Step 7: Go to your music player to find the downloaded song.
iTunes Alternatives for Jailbreak iPhone
iMyFone TunesMate is a software that grants you all the freedom that iTunes doesn’t, and unlike iTunes, does not come with a lot of limitation and some bug problems that might cause sudden crashes on your iPhone. It has received many recommendations from Getintopc, Geekreply.
- Easily and quickly create a backup of all your playlist and music library to restore anytime.
- Do away and bypass all the restrictions, errors and limitations of iTunes.
- Quickly send and transfer files from your iPhone to your computer or vice versa without having to go through iTunes.
- Transfer files and media that were not purchased from iTunes.
Step to Transfer iPhone Music to Computer:
To transfer music from your iPhone to your computer using iMyTunesMate, simply follow these steps:
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch the TunesMate app.
Step 2: Select the “Music” tab to see the music available on your device.
Step 3: Choose the songs you wish to transfer to your PC and click “Export”, and then select “Export to PC”.
Step 4: Browse and choose the preferred folder to store the music files on your PC.
Risks Associated with Jailbreaking iPhone
- Jailbreaking your iPhone makes your device more susceptible to malware.
- Once you jailbreak your iPhone, your device becomes less secure.
- Jailbreaking your iPhone will make your device more susceptible to virus attacks.
- You will have problems updating your apps once a new update is released.
- Poorly built apps which are often unstable can crash or even “brick” your device – render it useless.