Jailbreaking an iPhone is something that a lot of people have questions about. And when you bring up spy or tracking software in to the discussion, things get complicated. Jailbreaking is a process that allows the average user to become something known as the super user, in other words they get full administrative features for their mobile device which in this case is the iPhone, and a lot of spy or tracking application require a jailbreak to operate properly.
The drawbacks of jailbreaking
There is only one significant drawback. You will lose the warranty on your iDevice. But things aren’t so grim. The fact still remains that only jailbroken devices don’t have a warranty, and if you combine this with the fact that a jailbreak is one hundred percent removable you should definitely consider jailbreaking.
Spy apps without jailbreak
A strong reason for people to jailbreak their iPhone are the now popular spy applications which allow you to spy on another mobile device, these applications require a jailbreak to operate properly, however there is a new generation of applications like Flexispy that seem to work perfectly without administrative access to your system, or in other words, without a jailbreak.
Not having a jailbreak comes with its limitations, while these applications work flawlessly without a jailbreak there are some options that simply cannot work without a jailbreak, for example GPS tracking. In order for the application to access the GPS antenna it requires administrative access, so it only comes natural that the GPS tracking option won’t work without a jailbreak. While a lot of the features (like Snapchat spying) that require a jailbreak to operate they are advanced and considered not needed for the average user, the option to spy on text messages and conversations works, and are the primary reason for these applications to exist.