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  • [APPLE] Jaibreaking Breaks the iPhone, Ends the World


    Apple has ampd up their Jailbreaking attacks once again publishing a list of ways jailbreaking is a "major source of instability, disruption of services, and other issues." This follows just a few short days after Apple's claims that jailbreaking is for drug dealers and continues Apple's anti-jailbreak propaganda in their effort to make jailbreaking illegal.

    Lets examine all of Apple's claims:
    Device and application instability: Frequent and unexpected crashes of the device, crashes and freezes of built-in apps and third-party apps, and loss of data.
    Yes this rarely happens through bad combinations of apps off of Cydia. As the jailbreak community grows older these issues occur less and less and when they are identified they are typically fixed asap by devs. That is a risk you take when installing third party software, albeit a minor one.
    Unreliable voice and data: Dropped calls, slow or unreliable data connections, and delayed or inaccurate location data.
    What does this have to do with jailbreaking exactly? There are plenty of people with non-jailbroken iPhones experiencing these problems. BS.
    Disruption of services: Services such as Visual Voicemail, YouTube, Weather, and Stocks have been disrupted or no longer work on the device. Additionally, third-party apps that use the Apple Push Notification Service have had difficulty receiving notifications or received notifications that were intended for a different hacked device. Other push-based services such as MobileMe and Exchange have experienced problems synchronizing data with their respective servers.
    This concerning hacktivated unlocked iPhones on networks that aren't "approved" by Apple. Jailbroken iPhones that are on "legitimate" carriers and aren't hacktivated don't appear to have this issue at all (mine doesn't). This stems back to the dev team's push fix for the hacktivated iPhones on non-Apple carriers and I'll have to point out that that push fix is still in alpha, and it is likely that some devs are working on addressing the issue.

    The issue has nothing to do with jailbreaking and everything to do with unlocking. Since unlocking is perfectly legal in the US Apple is trying to attack jailbreaking instead. Ya know, cloak and dagger, smoke and mirrors, BS.
    Compromised security: Security compromises have been introduced by these modifications that could allow hackers to steal personal information, damage the device, attack the wireless network, or introduce malware or viruses.
    Using computers or nearly anything electronic increases your odds of allowing hackers to steal personal information. That is like saying using a windows computer to download porn could possible introduce malware and viruses. Solution? Make Windows illegal. Once again ridiculous. Maybe Apple should worry about things like an SMS vulnerability that affects all iPhones instead of just jailbroken ones.
    Shortened battery life: The hacked software has caused an accelerated battery drain that shortens the operation of an iPhone or iPod touch on a single battery charge.
    Running applications shortens battery life. Any application jailbroken or not. On any operating system. Anywhere. That's why Apple battery life specs for all of its devices including computers are higher than real life.

    I for one enjoy being able to do other things on my iPhone while listening to Pandora. The shortened battery life is an trivial consequence that I'm aware of and accept.
    Inability to apply future software updates: Some unauthorized modifications have caused damage to the iPhone OS that is not repairable. This can result in the hacked iPhone or iPod touch becoming permanently inoperable when a future Apple-supplied iPhone OS update is installed.
    Jailbreaking is extremely safe. There are millions of Jailbroken iPhones in the world that are operating just fine with out any permanent damage. I'd argue that 99.9% of the .01% of cases where an iPhone is "permanently damaged" because of Jailbreaking is the result of a user not understanding how to restore properly.

    This looks like more of a warning that Apple intends to purposely create an update designed to break Jailbroken devices than current fact.

    via apple thx JazJon for the tip
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [APPLE] Jaibreaking Breaks the iPhone, Ends the World started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 154 Comments
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      That's also going from the assumption this community is big.

      Pro-tip: We're the very small minority when it comes to the iPhone. We just happen to be very vocal :P

      Using some very broad and non-specific numbers from the Cydia stats page vs iPhone sales, the Jailbreaking community comes to a grand 2% of all iPhone users. But giving the benefit of the doubt, we're probably closer to 3-4%, but not over 5.

      Quote Originally Posted by dale1v View Post
      Quite ironically half of jailbreakers now jailbreak to- steal from these very same devs!
      The guys at Freeverse (Flick Fishing, Warpack: Grunts, Top Gun, etc) released some hard numbers regarding their games being pirated and it was harsh. Their least pirated game had a piracy rate of 50%. So half of the people playing that particular game were using a pirated copy.

      And again, that was the LEAST pirated game. But this is a big company so they can take the hit. Don't even get me started on the little guys. Games like "The Little Tank That Could" albeit not a great game compared to some of the jewels of the store, was still fun decently priced time waster created by ONE guy. His reward? a NINETY-SIX percent piracy rate. In the first week he sold 45 copies but his online high-score tables showed over a THOUSAND different players.

      There's a very good reason Apple goes against jailbreaking and it's not because of the extra stuff we can do. It's for one very serious reason: piracy.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Very well said guys
    1. bruce:abraham's Avatar
      bruce:abraham -
      Easy, Apple....easy... Don't be greedy. You've created the brightest cell phone on earth. Please beware, the darkness might have come even more closer.
      May the force be with you.
    1. doucamad1's Avatar
      doucamad1 -
      I accidentely update to 3.0.1 my iphone is locked back. Would you please help me unlock it?
      Thanks
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Apple should start allowing mods in the app store and not just apps. If iRealSMS could ever be in the app store, I wouldn't need to jailbreak.
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      Quote Originally Posted by RonHC View Post
      Next thing you know they are gonna say the iPhone contributes to faster Global Warming
      Wonder if Al Gore has an iPhone?
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Al Gore doesn't need a phone. He's wherever he's needed like some sort of mystical wizard.
    1. adsonjustin's Avatar
      adsonjustin -
      I've been a member here at modmyi for a little over a year. I've been jailbreaking since the day I bought my iPod 1G before jailbreaking became popular and now with my 3G and 3Gs jailbroken and unlocked and they are just now doing crap about it. even if it was illegal I would still do it because i've been doing it for so long it's all I know.
    1. Lady C's Avatar
      Lady C -
      WTH... Can't help but think they have said that to gain publicity and so sell more devices to be jailbroken!! Genius!!

      Firstly, I work for O2 (the UK's official supplier) and jailbroke my 3G within a week of getting it, I've never looked back! As mentioned many times before if Apple were to leave the device open then we wouldn't need to jailbreak!

      Secondly, I didn't get my 3G on contract, I paid for it outright on pay as you go and used my contract sim in it, this is allowed by O2 and also by Apple as I'm still an O2 customer. What I'm trying to say is that I forked out 350 of my hard earned cash so the device is MINE... not theirs... if I want to jailbreak or paint it pink with orange spots then I am free to do so!

      Mmmm... rant over... I feel much better now!!
    1. djwindsor's Avatar
      djwindsor -
      If Apple really wanted to, they would design their firmware so that jailbroken phones would be disabled. We all know that they do have the technology to accomplish this. However, we all know they'd NEVER do it. I can understand everyone's frustration over what Apple has stated. It truly is a public relations nightmare for them. I think eventually all this will pass and they really won't care about it anymore. I didn't even get upset when I read this blog. On another note, have you noticed how most APPs in the APP store suck!!!!???? This is why I LOVE instalous. I get to try and if I like the APP I'll buy it. Well.. I can't remember the last time I bought an APP. It is a sad state of affairs when developers are getting rich by writing code for a program that makes fart sounds. Ok... I think I've said enough. Gonna go to a p p u lous (dot) us and see what's new. Later!!!
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^They can't take away your phone, that's theft and you could sue them for that.
      It just voids your warranty
    1. bagek's Avatar
      bagek -
      Ive gone through 2 iphones bc jailbreaking ruined my phone but dropping call (1 out of 3) and I 'd have to send SMS messages 3 time before they'd go through, I dont like supporting apple, but there has to be a easier safer way to jailbreak, until then I guess I"ll jsut jailbreak my 3rd phone and see how it goes
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      The act of jailbreaking is really really hard to break your phone, it's what you do while you jailbreak (since you are given so much power) that usually does it.
    1. eaglesteve's Avatar
      eaglesteve -
      I'll stop jailbreak if they give me background processing, SBSettings, download plugin, a proper file manager, theme, and 3G-unrestrictor.

      Oh, also allow free trials of all Applestore software for 3 days.

      Dimishing battery life? Please just make it user replaceable so that I can carry spare battaries with me.

      Apple, just listen to what the customers need, leave them alone to do whatever they want with their phone. The phones belong to the customers, not Apple's anymore once sold.
    1. Texas Tech's Avatar
      Texas Tech -
      Quote Originally Posted by azxken View Post
      Actually I bought it on Craigslist for $600. It's a 3GS and still under warranty till June 2010. So I took it to apple store and they said it's an stolen iPhone... So I lost $600 right there...
      Yea you really did lose why was you trying to use warranty
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by azxken View Post
      Actually I bought it on Craigslist for $600. It's a 3GS and still under warranty till June 2010. So I took it to apple store and they said it's an stolen iPhone... So I lost $600 right there...
      Thats sucks for you
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by azxken View Post
      Actually I bought it on Craigslist for $600. It's a 3GS and still under warranty till June 2010. So I took it to apple store and they said it's an stolen iPhone... So I lost $600 right there...
      Sorry to say it but I am calling BS


      Apple doesnt know if your phone is stolen nor do they care! They arent going to take anything away from you either. The only place to report your phone stolen is to AT&T which records the IMEI number. Apple has no and I repeat no way of looking at AT&T accounts. They do not even know who is on each AT&T account, only the primary account holder. So to say you walked into apple and they knew your phone was stolen and took it from you is a load of it...sorry, nice story though
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^+1
      My BS meter was going off from the second I read the first post.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by melech518 View Post
      sorry to say it but i am calling bs


      apple doesnt know if your phone is stolen nor do they care! They arent going to take anything away from you either. The only place to report your phone stolen is to at&t which records the imei number. Apple has no and i repeat no way of looking at at&t accounts. They do not even know who is on each at&t account, only the primary account holder. So to say you walked into apple and they knew your phone was stolen and took it from you is a load of it...sorry, nice story though
      lmao. Xd
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Just doesnt work that way, oh well