jailbroken

About jailbroken

A process that allows iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users to run any code on their devices, as opposed to only that code authorized by Apple. Once jailbroken, iPhone users are able to download many applications previously unavailable through the App Store via unofficial installers such as Cydia, as well as illegally pirated apps. A jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch is still able to use and update apps downloaded and purchased from Apple's official App Store.

Jailbreaking is distinct from SIM unlocking, which, once completed, means that the mobile phone will accept any SIM without restriction on, for example, the country or network operator of origin. Jailbreaking, according to Apple, voids Apple's warranty on the device, although this is quickly remedied by restoring the device in iTunes.
Cydia founder Jay Freeman estimates that 8.5% of all iPods and iPhones are jailbroken.


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Brian Zumbach The only apple I've ever had was a granny Smith so I can't decide lol
Brian Zumbach Apple should just give me a free ipad so I can see what apple is like
Eric Kroh no one should embrace unlocking something which makes it more prone to being hacked into....but if one wishes then they should make it easily available
Albert Tavarez I think that the only reason the average consumer would jailbreak the iPhone would be to unlock the phone. Since the iPhone isn't exclusive apple should unlock the phone after your AT&T contract is over.
David Gabriel Peck If they don't they will be left behind


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