The following is an A to Z quick reference guide on understanding terms used in iPhone jailbreaking and unlocking.
Bootloader – A piece of code embedded inside an iPhone chip that runs before any iOS is running.
Cydia – A software application for the iOS that lets a user browse and download applications for a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
Fuzzyband – An iPhone app in Cydia to downgrade baseband. This only works on iPhone 3G with bootloader version 5.08.
iOS – An operating system used in various Apple mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Springboard – The standard application that manages the iOS (formerly iPhone OS) home screen
Tethered Jailbreak – Each time your device loses battery power or needs to be rebooted, you must attach it to a PC or Mac to boot into the jailbroken state.
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