Is Jailbreaking illegal for iPod Touch 2g?

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Is Jailbreaking illegal and can Apple track you for it?

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  1. iMakeItJuicy

    iMakeItJuicy New Member

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    I was wondering if Jail breaking is illegal. If it isn't, is their anyway Apple can track you if you Jail broke your iPod Touch 2g, for example, iTunes or WiFi? Anyways, I want to Jail Break my iPod soon, but I'm not sure still. Please help me! :/
  2. Nburnes

    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Its not illegal and they cannot track you unless you told one of there employees that you are jailbroken.
  3. iMakeItJuicy

    iMakeItJuicy New Member

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    Will it be illegal soon or is it not possible?
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    jamil_d Active Member

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    No; unless some laws are changed, which is highly unlikely, Jailbreaking will never be illegal.
  5. Protocol7

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    It's not illegal, but it does break the EULA.

    Here's proof of the legality:

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  6. Nburnes

    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Yea it only voids your warrenty, that you can get right back with a simple restore to normal firmware.

    Remember the government makes laws, not Apple

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  7. iMakeItJuicy

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    That "permission to .. modify .." section applies to the components of the "Mach Operating System" as held by the Carnegie Mellon University, as it states above that.

    Jailbreaking as a process modifies components of iPhoneOS and its bootloaders that are not parts of the Mach Operating System.
    That screenshot and entry in the legal section is not grounds for the legality of this process.

    Jailbreaking is not illegal, but it is not legal, and that is a fine distinction.
  9. Protocol7

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    I'm sorry, there are twenty million other "you are free to copy, use, modify XX" statements under the Legal section. I'm not going to screencap them all.

    The point still goes, though; Jailbreaking isn't illegal, what people do on it sometimes is illegal.
  10. DHowett

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    To coin a phrase: "The point still goes, though;" None of those twenty million other "you are free to copy, use, modify XX" statements apply to the parts of iPhoneOS that Jailbreaking modifies. They apply to the portions of the software under which their respective licenses are found.

    That being said, jailbreaking is not illegal.

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