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iPhone and iPod Users Can Now Download Jailbreak App

Jailbreakme 2.0, a free software utility that makes it possible for users to jailbreak any iPhone and iPod device, running on iOS4, has been released. As a result, people can now decide whether or not they want their iPhones or iPod touches to run non-Apple programs on their devices without fear of reprisals from Apple. While obtaining previous jailbreaking and cracking applications was only possible through an external computer, Jailbreakme 2.0 can be downloaded directly from the iPhone’s browser.

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The news of the launch comes a week after American regulators announced that it was lawful to hack or jailbreak an iPhone. Although Apple argued that the use of Jailbreakers broke the United States copyright law, the country’s Copyright Office ruled that “the practice of removing restrictions on third-party applications fell under fair use guidelines” thus an iPhone can be unlocked to install unofficial applications.  The office further maintained that “the user is not engaging in any commercial exploitation of the firmware…at least not when the jailbreaking is done for the user’s own private use of the device.”

However, an Apple statement (last week) warned users against using jailbreaking applications – “.. As we’ve said before, the vast majority of customers do not jailbreak their iPhones as this can violate the warranty and can cause the iPhone to become unstable and not work reliably“. Thus, users who jailbreak their devices, do so at their own risk. While demand for the Jailbreakme 2.0 app is increasing steadily, a few iPhone owners are already reporting the loss of FaceTime and multimedia messaging services.

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Do you think that a similar rule should be applied to downloading movies, games and music on the Internet – as long as the user is not engaging in any commercial activity ?

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11 Comments

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  2. Egrove Systems

    August 6, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Jail break me 2.0 Its a iPhone download software. Excellent

  3. sporting goods online

    August 6, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    What happen when the jailbreak software cause your ipod to stop working? Does Apple will fix it?

  4. Gadget Loverz

    August 6, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    It’s that true that if we use this apps, it will break down the product warranty?

  5. Forum RPG

    August 7, 2010 at 4:33 am

    Very nice…jailbreaking is becoming more mainstream and easier to do. Chew on them apples…Apple.

  6. iPhone Techie

    August 27, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I though JailbreakMe was free? Your title states users can now “BUY” this jailbreak? Am I missing something?

    Jailbreaking is the way to go for all iDevices.

    Nice blog by the way, I have been coming back here for some time now.

    • Admin

      August 27, 2010 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks for your observation and contributions techie. JailbreakMe is actually still a freeware application 🙂

  7. Unlocker

    November 5, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I have a ton of these videos on my site. I LOVE JAILBREAKING!

  8. fantastic sams

    December 28, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Nice information about the gadgets

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  10. Jim Olenbush

    August 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Well, i believe that every user has the right to whether or not to jailbreak their iPhone. However, i personally think that it’s better not to jailbreak the phone as this can cause problems with the device. If you really want to use third party applications, it’s better to wait until the warranty’s over.

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