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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. mattharris85's Avatar
      mattharris85 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bengo View Post
      isn't! PRO!
    1. cocoabean772's Avatar
      cocoabean772 -
      Apple know that we know that every new iphone is just as good as there old ones and just dont want everyone to find out... UP YOURS APPLE
    1. OPTICS's Avatar
      OPTICS -
      Well... the world does end on December 12, 2012.....
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      It's all the jailbreakers fault!
      Those mayans(i think...) predicted the iPhone.
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fhadso View Post
      I bought MY iPhone (subsidized or not) with MY money. I will do as I damn please.
      YEAH! I bought the friggin thing. I should be able to do what I want with it. I got me a GP 35. If I wanna shoot a ***** for no reason let me be! I already bought all this weed. Lemme smoke it dammit! It's my phone. If I wanna hack AT&T's network and make free calls or even buy some more weed anonymously, that's none of your business Apple!
    1. smooth22's Avatar
      smooth22 -
      If apple wasnt so stuck in there dumb ways they could make a killing off of themeing and apps that the jailbreak community has to offer, maybe one day they will wake up and find out that there's alot of money to be made from it.
    1. shadowtrainer02's Avatar
      shadowtrainer02 -
      just another one of apple's insaine claims that they "couldn't possibly have any money to gain from" (insert sarcasm here). screw you apple, i paid $500 and you can be damn sure i'm going to get every ounce of power outta this thing that i can.
    1. HarlemState's Avatar
      HarlemState -
      "Solution? Make Windows illegal."
      apple haten that cydia already has 1.5 mil "apps sold"....
    1. Gustavo Saliola's Avatar
      Gustavo Saliola -
      In english: C'mon, keep doin' great devices and cut the Gestapo Press...

      En Argentino: Vayanse a la pu** madre que los par**, bolu*** de mier**...
    1. cates044's Avatar
      cates044 -
      This doesn't make any sense.. Even if you do jailbreak your phone and do experience any of those problems that they stated, and apple finds out, they will void your warranty and not give you any support anyway. Apple could care less about us "messing up" our phones. It all just comes down to them wanting more control = more $. I really hope they fail again at this.
    1. doan_1's Avatar
      doan_1 -
      Apple is like the US government on weed. One toke and you'll get knocked up, cracked out, rotten toothed and with "those people" convincing you to kill your family for one more.

      OR: IMO, apple is the digital version of a a communist regime for computers. You can do what ever we tell you with that device you bought but cant make your own.
    1. phscyiipfer's Avatar
      phscyiipfer -
      i word...

    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      What does an apple do when you put it in water?

      IT FLOATS!

      Throw it into the pond!
    1. tarekkkkk's Avatar
      tarekkkkk -
      apple should change there name into fried apples
    1. ultimatexpka's Avatar
      ultimatexpka -
      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      ^^They lose money from the app store.
      Piracy is a different story, and yes I know jailbreaking leads to piracy, but using a computer does the same thing, no ones gonna hunt down a poor kid for pirated apps lol

      If jailbreaking was not available for the iPhone, I would'nt even buy it, I would stick to the T-mobiles Google Phone, and jailbreak that , lets see T-mobile and google fight with this =D
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^I wouldn't either.. but that's because I wouldn't be able to use it.
    1. skywalker7's Avatar
      skywalker7 -
      RS- God Bless from Brunei
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^Wrong thread I think?
    1. Gajet's Avatar
      Gajet -
      It's this kind of crap that really puts me off Apple products.
      Microsoft never told me that if I downloaded a ROM off xda-devs, that my phone might murder me in my sleep.
      Why must Apple try and act like if I bought their stuff I've joined a cult and must do everything their way. I'm starting to miss my slower stylus dependent phone OS. Funny how Microsoft always get done for monopolizing and anti-competitive practice, yet compared to Apple their almost open-source. (yes that is an exaggeration to make a point.)
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Apple propaganda gone bad . My mom also said if I do it again ,I could go blind.