Legality of Jailbreaking

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  1. proclaimeroftruth

    proclaimeroftruth New Member

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    jailbreaking is not reverse engineering, its just patching a certain file
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    ... which involves reverse engineering.

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    Jailbreaking is not illegal. At most it voids your warrenty. When you buy your iPod, you can do whatever the hell you want to with it. It's not like with games where you only possess a license to play the game, you actually own the device.
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    patching is NOT reverse enginering its just replacibg a certain file
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Meh, restores ftw

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    I don't really care whether it's illegal or not.
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    In order to achieve interoperability with applications that require full privileges or undocumented interfaces to run, a jailbreak is needed. Further, it is unlikely that a software company will take you to court over a EULA, because they know that the rights they reserve in them will not be upheld by a sane court and they don't wish to establish a bad precedent.

    Seriously, either learn to read at a basic elementary school level, or just go "proclaim" your so-called "truths" elsewhere.
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    Wells theres some illegal parts of jail breaking, The actual editing of the apple firmware files are semi illegal. (as in circumvention of copy protection and reverse engineering.)

    But on the other hand you have brought the hardware and should be allowed to stick what ever you want on it, Sure its fair enough to have some protections to stop the uploading of dangerous firmwares that just brick ipods. (You dont see hdd manufactures creating hdds that will only let you save .txt files) So this really comes down to your ethical views.
    I for one belive there should always be a open source alternative. And apple should release the source of a older firmware and let people edit it as they like (but with that sure enough they should remove some things like app store/itunes and limit ipa file useage but create another file format for home brew.)

    There will always be people that will abuse it and use it to get cracked apps but no matter what they will always find a way and piracy is just something you have to live with. online activation of apps would be a better route then block all non aproved code and pissing off the home brew scene, (which could become good programmers for apple and expand/create things they would of never been thought of other wise.)

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