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Apple says that iPhone jailbraking is illegal

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Post Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:38 pm

Apple says that iPhone jailbraking is illegal

Apple is now claiming that jailbreaking your iPhone constitutes copyright infringement and a violation of the DMCA, due to the jailbraking process using a modified bootloader and OS. It sounds to me like they're looking to put the kibosh on the whole jailbreaking scene. This would be a bad turn for iPhone owners.

http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/02/ap ... ng-illegal
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Post Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:16 am

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Awww, no more metasploit on the iPhone?? :(
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:15 pm

Re: Apple says that iPhone jailbraking is illegal

apple joins Microsoft into the ranks of [insert adjective here]....yea!
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Post Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:10 pm

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They may be pushing folks to android.
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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:43 am

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Ironically the Android phones are really locked down by the provider. My money is that the cell providers would declare it is illegal if you modified it. I wouldn't be suprised if it was in the contract now.
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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:54 am

Re: Apple says that iPhone jailbraking is illegal

You can always buy the dev version from google

http://code.google.com/android/dev-devices.html
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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:16 am

Re: Apple says that iPhone jailbraking is illegal

Has anyone here actually tried the Android G1 device?
I am a fan of the HTC handsets, but I am not to sure about the one they are using for the G1, but obviously the OS is of some interest.

I am planning on changing phone next month so this may or maynot be an opportunity.
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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:49 am

Re: Apple says that iPhone jailbraking is illegal

There's also a G2 coming out at some point

http://www.androidg2.org/
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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:51 am

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Thanks Jason.
I had heard about this, but not seen pics or info yet.
I see it doesnt have a physical keyboard which is something I like, hence taking so long to choose my currently TyTnII.
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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:53 am

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Just seen this on the BBC website to.
More G2 info - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7894516.stm
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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:38 am

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Interesting video. I am, as usual, completely underwhelmed by the Palm device.
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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:55 am

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What ever happened to the days when all a phone did was place a call? We all know the saying "jack of all trades, master of none". Is this where the cell phone has gone?
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Good question sgt_mjc and that's damn true. Makes me wonder if the future will move onto be attackers breaking into government systems (*over exaggerating a little?* ) with phones. These phones are perfect toys to help aid in war driving and now slowly becoming another attack toy...what does the future lie?
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Post Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:19 pm

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They really shouldn't be called phones any longer. It about the same as calling your laptop a phone because you can use skype on it.
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Post Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:33 am

Re: Apple says that iPhone jailbraking is illegal

got a number of thoughts about jailbreaking iphones....

> the DMCA doesn't apply to non-US countries, in-fact by law in certain courties a phone cannot be sold locked into a certain provider.

> stumbled accross this video today - if I can jailbreak the iphone just by sending a single line command via an interface provided by apple, how is this circumventing protection in violation of the dmca.

> would this not be the equivalent of (for example) HP selling you a laptop with a custom bios splash screen and then calling it illegal to remove it? 

> sometimes I just feel like beating all the world's lawyers arround the head with a law text book and screaming "it's my bit of plastic and metal, I paid for it I can do whatever the heck I want with it you draconian bastards"
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