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Topic # 65298 2-Aug-2010 10:10
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http://jailbreakme.com/faq.html

Done via the Safari browser on the device

Does iPad 3.2.1 (apparently) but I haven't tried yet

http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/01/official-iphone-4-jailbreak-hits-from-iphone-dev-team/

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  Reply # 361393 2-Aug-2010 10:13
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Awesome news. I'm going to try this out later tonight.



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  Reply # 361396 2-Aug-2010 10:15
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I assume this is a "userland" jailbreak which means like it'll be easy for Apple to patch

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  Reply # 361398 2-Aug-2010 10:18
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Isn't jailbreaking an iphone now legal?



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  Reply # 361399 2-Aug-2010 10:20
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In the US, yes

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  Reply # 361401 2-Aug-2010 10:22
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semigeek: Isn't jailbreaking an iphone now legal?


In the U.S. But Apple says it will still invalidate your warranty. Also note this is a rullingthat is only valid for three years, the the Librarian of the Congress will reevaluate.





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Master Geek


  Reply # 361409 2-Aug-2010 10:40
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Actually thinking about it, there aren't too many reasons for me to jailbreak anymore. SB settings is pretty much it.

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  Reply # 361413 2-Aug-2010 10:47
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semigeek: Isn't jailbreaking an iphone now legal?


It was never illegal.  




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  Reply # 361416 2-Aug-2010 10:49
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miguelwrang: Actually thinking about it, there aren't too many reasons for me to jailbreak anymore. SB settings is pretty much it.


+1. The only reason I jailbreak is for SB Setting so I get fast access to Brightness and Push Notifications enable/disable (So I do not get email notifications in the middle of the night.)




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  Reply # 361422 2-Aug-2010 10:57
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I've just managed to jailbreak my 3GS on 4.0 using jailbreakme.com

Could not be an easier process and seems totally fine so far. I rely on MyWi to share my iPhone data connection with other devices so jailbreak is pretty important.


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  Reply # 361434 2-Aug-2010 11:23
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Btw what does it say about the security of the iphone if a remote exploit like this can be used to jailbreak it? It's a bit of a concern.

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  Reply # 361454 2-Aug-2010 11:41
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Scary how easy it was, didnt even ask me to confirm if i wanted to do it.
My only concern is, who are these guys, it's not your normal jailbreak dev team, so what else are they installing in the background at the same time?

Anyhow, confirmed working




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  Reply # 361457 2-Aug-2010 11:45
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This is from comex who is part of the normal jailbreak iphone dev team.

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  Reply # 361468 2-Aug-2010 11:58
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I'm pedantic about bricking the device.

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  Reply # 361484 2-Aug-2010 12:07
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You cant really brick them. You can simply do a restore should it cause issues.




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