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I think this is great! The only thing is, is that i dont live in the US does this still apply as i live in the UK?

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I think this is great! The only thing is, is that i dont live in the US does this still apply as i live in the UK?
I think I misunderstood the question.

If you're asking "Does this mean it is ok to discuss on these forums even though I don't live in the U.S.?" Then "Yes."

For a second, I thought you were asking if that meant it was now legal in the U.K. (I don't really know what the law is in the U.K. on jailbreaking)

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Jailbreaking is (largely) overrated, but you had to jailbreak to unlock (if your iPhone was locked). Now that jailbreaking is legal, unlocking is therefore also legal.

With these changes, the US moves closer to what the law is already in Canada, ie more fair and reasonable when it comes to personal use.

PS. iPhones will be sold here starting July 30th, *factory unlocked* and with at least three carriers for options.
Right, It's so largely over rated, Yet millions of people all over the world still do it.
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I agree that jailbreaking is overrated.

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Perhaps I just haven't done enough research to uncover everything jailbreaking allows.
In my research there's perhaps a half-dozen apps of interest. A2DP for example enabled stereo bluetooth on my 2G. ScreenSplitr is incredibly handy for iPhone demos. There may be a few more, but basically unless you're really REALLY into themes and wallpapers (I'm not), or need those specific good apps (really few and far between), yeah its overrated.

Unlocking, however, was vital for me. I travel between countries fairly often and need to be able to use the same phone in all of them.
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Right, It's so largely over rated, Yet millions of people all over the world still do it.
Millions of people jailbreak their phones?

Of course you can point me to your studies or sites that support this?

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Right, It's so largely over rated, Yet millions of people all over the world still do it.
And Millions more still don't.


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And I'd venture to say that the majority of previous jailbreaks that were done before, with the exception of unlocks, were to get functionality like multitasking that is now built into iOS 4.

There's not really a need to do it any longer for most people.

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Oh boy the fanboys are upset, Everyone calm down... I find jailbreaking to be very useful for me I like that I can take my iPhone to another network or that I hack it to run Android or do anything else I like, And I don't need Apple's permission. More importantly the Government agrees with myself and everyone else who supported jailbreaking, I'm not trying to convince you to like it some people strictly toe the Steve Jobs/Apple line and won't say or do anything he doesn't approve of and that's cool. When I need an app or function that Apple won't allow or hasn't approved of, most of the time that's where jailbreaking comes into play.
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So help me understand why you felt the need to start throwing insults?

And for the record, I'm not a fanboy. Check out the Apple becoming Microsoft thread for proof if you need it.

I'll also add that insulting people to make your argument rarely strengthens your argument.

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I wouldn't say it's an insult, I did read your post about Apple becoming Microsoft that's the last thing we need more Government controlling corporations and telling them how to do business,But that conversation is for another time and place. I consider myself Fanboy I don't see why you see it as an insult. I'm also a fanboy who can see both sides of the isle when it comes to Apple and their products. Steve said it himself "Were not perfect" it's OK to point that out. If there's a better way for me to make my iPhone,iPad or Macbook work that isn't sanctioned by Apple, Guess what I'm going to do it.
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Why is a person a Fanboy because they are not for Jailbreaking something. I for one have had countless friends and people have issue after issue caused by Jailbreaking their touch and iPhone.

Now that it's legal, go for it if you want, but to me it's like buying a Mac just to run Windows. I buy Apple products for the total package. If I wanted Android OS, I would purchase an Android and not Jailbreak an iPhone and try to make it run on it. What I like about the iPhone and Macs IS the OS. Take that away I would never purchase an Apple Product in the first place. Fanboy just because I like an OS? When I see all the other issues people have with other OS's, I think I have made the correct choice.

I go with what works for me. Fanboy is an insult, a blind person who blindly buys something and anything a company makes without even checking if there is something better. I have checked and bought accordingly.
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bargsbeer, you clearly used it as an insult in your post, let's not try to pretend otherwise. You may want to reread the Community Guidelines , especially the first one again.

And please don't confuse your ability to say Apple did something wrong with you right to throw insults at people with differing opinions.

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With every release of the iphone - Apple has made jailbreaking less and less appealing. There are those of us with older 3g iphones. Here are the apps that made it worth it for me in the past
-backgrounder
-cycorder
-categories
-sbsettings
-ssh
-vncserver and viewer
-terminal
-intelliscreen
-tethering
-5 icon dock

Again - a lot of these things are available with newer phones and OSes - but stuff like the built in background app doesn't work on the 3g.
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bargsbeer, you clearly used it as an insult in your post, let's not try to pretend otherwise. You may want to reread the Community Guidelines , especially the first one again.

And please don't confuse your ability to say Apple did something wrong with you right to throw insults at people with differing opinions.


If I said something that was offensive I apologize. I currently use the iPhone 4
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five icon dock
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I like my iDevices the way they are out of the box,But If I can figure out a way to tweak or improve the functionality to suit my needs better I'm going to do it.
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