Discussion in 'iOS Jailbreak & Cydia' started by frisbeefanatic, Jul 17, 2010.
Who coined the phrase "jailbreak"
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I'm guessing that most of the people here haven't been on the scene long enough to even remember when the phrase was coined. The earliest occurrence of the word that I can remember is in the site "JailbreakMe.com", where iPhones and iPod touches on iPhone OS 1.1.1 could visit and jailbreak with "AppSnapp" in a single tap. The site used an early exploit that loaded a false tiff file which crashed Safari and ran code that gave the user primitive additional access to the device (a userland exploit rather than a full one). This was in the fall of 2007.
The creators of the process (who, if I remember correctly, were from Nullriver Software—this was before the iPhone Dev Team was really operating) were likely the ones who coined the phrase, which was probably symbolic for "breaking free" of the "jail" that Apple had created by locking down the device and not allowing third-party apps.
i have heard of a file that was in the first jailbreak that was exploited,and had the word jail in it.
The first exploit used only a file called "y.tiff".
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Also, for people who don't know, AppSnapp is also known as Installer. Rip Dev didn't make Installer they just bought it from Nullriver when they decided to give up on the Jailbreak scene and move into the App Store(Which in my opinion brought forth their demise).
i knew the appsnapp part but not the last part.
I thought that jailbreak whas like...
Apple=jail (becouse of that they have so many things that you can't do)
break=break (you can do that things you want to do on an idevice! Please Register or Log in to view images)
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