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diveshparyani Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 22, 2012 9:10 AM

Is it legal to jailbreak?

iPhone 4, iOS 5.1.1
  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,390 points)
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    Sep 22, 2012 9:11 AM (in response to diveshparyani)

    While it is not illegal to jailbreak, it is not supported by Apple and does violate your software terms. See this support document as well. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3743

     

    It is also a violation of the TOS of this forum to further discuss jailbreaking.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,280 points)
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    Sep 22, 2012 9:13 AM (in response to diveshparyani)

    Sure, it's your phone, you can do whatever you like. However, it voids all warranty & support from Apple. Have a problem/issue...you're on your own.

  • clowbell99 Calculating status...
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    Sep 24, 2012 7:17 PM (in response to diveshparyani)

    Why won't they support it since they are the one who issued a update that has so many problems? When are they going to come out with a fix, so I can actually use my iPad for what I bought it for? It is about to be returned to the store....or put on ebay

  • FelipeV Level 5 Level 5 (4,335 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 7:35 PM (in response to clowbell99)

    If you were to jailbreak your iDevice...you'd surely have more problems that you claim to have now with the update...

  • MriPad3 Calculating status...
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    Oct 12, 2012 5:00 PM (in response to diveshparyani)

    now jailbreaking is legal and it does void warranty but you ca just restore ur i device and you all good with the warranty.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,450 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 6:46 PM (in response to MriPad3)

    MriPad3 wrote:

     

    now jailbreaking is legal and it does void warranty but you ca just restore ur i device and you all good with the warranty.

    It is not always possible to remove the jailbreak, especially if the jailbreak causes a problem. There are several posts every week that I see (and probably more that I miss) from people who jailbroke their phone and now can do nothing with them.

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)
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    Oct 13, 2012 1:39 AM (in response to MriPad3)

    MriPad3 wrote:

     

    now jailbreaking is legal and it does void warranty but you ca just restore ur i device and you all good with the warranty.

    More often than not, jailbreaking creates a quite beautiful

    looking iBrick with no way to fix.

  • grumpydude1012 Calculating status...
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    Apr 4, 2013 5:03 AM (in response to diveshparyani)

    Hi jailbreaking is legal but unfortunetly it voids warranty permanently and a restore from itunes won't completely remove jailbreak you are not allowed to talk about jailbreak on this site.    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3743

     

    I will never jailbreak my devices

  • samuel4404 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 19, 2013 10:36 AM (in response to grumpydude1012)

    why??

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,450 points)
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    Apr 19, 2013 10:56 AM (in response to samuel4404)

    Why what?

     

    Why does jailbreaking void your warranty? It voids the warranty because you are using the product in a way the manufacture did not intend. There is, for example, probably nothing illegal about attempting to use your car as a submarine. However, if the engine is destroyed by all that salt water, your car manufacturer will not be replacing it under warranty.

     

    Or why arent' we allowed to dicusss jailbreaking here? Because this is an Apple owned site and they don't want there to be any confusion about their position on the matter. If people were to post about jailbreaking here, it might appear that Apple endorsed it.

     

    Or why isn't grumpydude1012 ever going to jailbreak their phone? I think they already answered that.

     

    Best of luck.

  • samuel4404 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 19, 2013 11:11 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    ohhhhhhhhh ok thanks

    btw it wuz #2

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,450 points)
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    Apr 19, 2013 3:33 PM (in response to samuel4404)

    You're welcome.

  • NickiLollipop Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 6, 2013 2:28 PM (in response to diveshparyani)

    Jailbreaking is completely legal. I believe it's the Digital Millennium Act. I could be wrong, and I know that jail breaking voids your warranty, but heck, dropping your iPod voids your warranty, too. Don't worry, it's not punishable by law.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,450 points)
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    Dec 6, 2013 3:18 PM (in response to NickiLollipop)

    NickiLollipop wrote:

     

    Jailbreaking is completely legal.

    Yup, that answer was given over a year ago.

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