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US government legalizes iPhone 'jailbreaking,' unlocking


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Just found this on Appleinsider, It appears we can finally put to rest the legality of Jailbreaking.


AppleInsider | US government legalizes iPhone 'jailbreaking,' unlocking
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This is what this article seems to say

AP: New government law makes it legal to unlock your phone, load 3rd party apps on iPhone Boy Genius Report

No idea if that website is credible or not, but i hope that news is true to be honest
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I just posted another article from Appleinsider, It's true it's all over the news.
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So, does that mean people don't have to secretly talk about a problem they are having when while being jailbroken? Is it forcefully being applied, or does Apple still not approve?

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I'm sure it still voids your warranty Even when it was "Illegal" No one was ever arrested or sued over it, I mean the same people have been developing Jailbreak software since 2007 and Apple never once went after any of them.
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Just read your statement, Short and to the point. Well put
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it was never illegal to unlock your phone and use it on another carrier.
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it was never illegal to unlock your phone and use it on another carrier.
If it was already legal, why did the gov. just legalize it?

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If it was already legal, why did the gov. just legalize it?
Unlocking and Jailbreaking are two different things.

Unlocking allows the phone to be used on the network of your choice (given that the network uses the same underlying technology).

Jailbreaking opens the operating system to run any software you wish.

The latter is what was legalized yesterday.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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