Apple device JailBreak infromation

What is jailbreaking? Is it legal?
Jailbreaking is the process of gaining root level control of an iDevice and accessing its command line in order to make modifications, remove limitations, and customize the device. This allows users to:

  • Install applications not found/allowed in the App Store.
  • Make modifications to the Springboard, as well as the OS.
  • Customize the device with themes.

Under the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) of 2010, jailbreaking is legal. Apple claims that it voids your warranty, but the process is easily reversible.

What is pirating? Is it legal?
Pirating is the copying, distributing, or downloading of unauthorized software, which in this case includes applications as well as music and movies. This allows users to essentially install any application for free. This is definitely illegal, and all users should refrain from any contact with Cydia applications such as Installous, dTunes, and MobileCinema MobileTheatre.

 

Now that you understand the basic facts about jailbreaking, be sure to check out this site to determine whether you can JailBreak your apple device. You can also try the Greek version, which TechJam.gr helped translate.

 

*Note: I’m not a lawyer and every country has its own laws, so don’t take this as a formal legal advice.

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