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  • Apple Still Trying to Curb In-Store Jailbreaking Phenomenon


    Almost everyone I know wants to jailbreak an iDevice. But there's a catch. Since they've already jailbroken their own iPhones, iPods, and iPads, they would prefer to try something a bit more daring. You know, like jailbreaking a display device inside of an Apple store. Apparently, a lot of folks in our community want the thrill of doing just that. And Apple is aware of it.

    Understandably, Apple isn't fond of folks like us jailbreaking iPhones and such inside of Apple retail stores. As a result, Apple has effectively blocked Jailbreakme.com from being accessed at the company's retail outlets over its available WiFi networks. Not surprisingly, Apple is anything but a big fan of jailbreakme.com, a one-stop browser-based jailbreak shop for all iOS devices that fully exploits a PDF security hole in the Mobile Safari browser. Apple, however, said this week that its fixin' to serve up a fix for this PDF exploit that will be available via a future iOS update.

    Reports of Apple blocking the jailbreak site first surfaced late in the week and, in all actuality, didn't necessarily come as a big shocker to anyone, although there were scant indications that some customers could still access the site at Apple locations as of Saturday morning. Today, however, I endeavored to access the site at my nearest Apple store (I'm lucky they still let me in) and was promptly prohibited from doing just that. Looks like I won't have my own YouTube video (like everyone else does) of me jailbreaking an iPhone inside the Apple Store. And I was really hoping to show the grandchildren one day. Oh well. But at least some have the distinct honor of being among the few (and proud) who actually managed to jailbreak a floor model iDevice.

    Engadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Still Trying to Curb In-Store Jailbreaking Phenomenon started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 141 Comments
    1. ro0oney's Avatar
      ro0oney -
      wow, that guy has a lot of guts
    1. BeachLivin88's Avatar
      BeachLivin88 -
      Keep it constructive please....
    1. Raaj FX was banned's Avatar
      Raaj FX was banned -
      I did it at my local apple store. Its quite easy to access jailbreak me because if you connect to your own wifi network aka MyWi with say an ipod or iphone then you can jailbreak as many as you want
    1. flxj21's Avatar
      flxj21 -
      That is awesome....hey by the way since quick SMS is not compatible with ios4 does anyone know of a similar messaging app?
    1. romeoz's Avatar
      romeoz -
      I did it to bestbuys ipad last night again....connected via mywi of course...I know the managter and he said go ahead and try it...so thats when I connected via mywi and he said, I forgot about that...lol
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Jailbreakme.com may be blocked in Apple Stores, but is it in AT&T stores?
    1. scooby4's Avatar
      scooby4 -
      Haha...I'm going to Best buy and walmart to do it...since there is no apple stores here
    1. HeartGoldZephyr95's Avatar
      HeartGoldZephyr95 -
      Dang, this dude does have guts to do it! Haha, he should ask one of the guys that works for apple to ask what Cydia does! Haha
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      That took guts to jailbreak it.
    1. 0pen's Avatar
      0pen -
      all you have to do is have mywi installed on your phone. connect the display device to your phone wifi network, that bypasses the apple store network. they cant stop the jailbreak!
    1. 6309phone's Avatar
      6309phone -
      Why would people want to go in and piss Apple off? I mean it's stupid. You know they can remote turn things off and you know that if they got really upset at this community they could go draconian on us. Be happy that you can jailbreak and unlock and leave it at that. Saurik said they probably know exactly what phones are jailbroken.
    1. Imsorussian's Avatar
      Imsorussian -
      I went to settings and turnes off wifi and it d/loaded via 3g network and installed cydia in iPT boo ya
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      While it initially looks like a funny prank,
      It doesn't make sense to fool around with mother apple.
      It's bad enough the cat and mouse games that the dev team has to play with apple just so the jailbreaking/unlocking process can occur...
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
      idiots.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      1. If a news headline can be appropriately followed by the sarcastic phrase "IMAGINE THAT" (as this one can be), it's not actually "news."

      2. "Few and proud" - come on give me a break. I jailbroke an in-store iPhone. Wee. When it's as easy as "slide to jailbreak," it's not really something to be proud of

      3. Jailbreak will be gone next time they update their phones so oh well

      4. Settings > WiFi > "Off" > JailbreakMe herp derp Apple
    1. iphonerookie's Avatar
      iphonerookie -
      I did the ones at AT&T lol
    1. manofcolombia's Avatar
      manofcolombia -
      haha
      i went to the apple store and jailbroke MY iphone from an in store mac usin blackra1n when it 1st came out
      i set up th USB cord and everything and sat there with my friend trying to dogde all the stupid employees asking if we needed help...we were there for like 45 minutes haha
    1. maddawg05's Avatar
      maddawg05 -
      funny as hell
    1. playcorn99's Avatar
      playcorn99 -
      Quickreply for sms is compatible. Im using it now
    1. chris102192's Avatar
      chris102192 -
      Our At&t store took down all their iPhones after this started happening! ahhaha