You have no doubt seen many of the different ways to jailbreak an Android smartphone. There are probably hundreds of how-to article on the web on how to root or to jailbreak an Android handset. But what about those things you need to avoid? Here is an interesting article on what not to do when jailbreaking your Android smartphone.
The first thing you do not want to do if you are thinking about jailbreaking your smartphone is to forget the consequences. It is possible to forget to back up your data and lose it all when you jailbreak your Android smartphone. If you have a lot of music or videos on your handset and you lose them, it is possible they will be gone forever. Be sure to remember to back up your data before the jailbreak happens. Not doing it would be a mistake.
Jailbreaking an Android smartphone is similar to an iPhone but with an important difference. There are “official” apps that will load on an Android smartphone. There are none for an iPhone. Prior planning will be paramount if you want to be able to download the good apps for jailbroken Android handsets. If you ignore the two main risks of jailbreaking your Android smartphone, you could end up with a “bricked” and useless mobile device. The first is that this process can void the manufacturer’s warranty. If you ruin your phone this way, do not expect much mercy from the company that sold you your handset. The second risk is that if you ruin your jailbreak, your contacts, media and apps will probably be unrecoverable. If you are not a person who can follow directions well you may want to have someone else do the jailbreak for you.
The last thing you should not do is try to jailbreak the phone with a partially charged battery. This may seem like it is common sense but there are plenty of people who try it. Charge that battery until it is completely full and you will have more peace of mind, especially if this is your first try at liberating your Android smartphone. Now that you know what not to do, you are ready to march ahead with your goal. Once you are in full control of your handset you will have accomplished what very few Android users have done. The good news is that you will also be one of the few who feel better about what their handset is doing for them.