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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. srchino's Avatar
      srchino -
      """Unreliable voice and data: Dropped calls, slow or unreliable data connections, and delayed or inaccurate location data"""

      I believe this is due to the AT&T network I'm on :-D
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      LOL. Apple's trying to find a scapegoat.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by srchino View Post
      """Unreliable voice and data: Dropped calls, slow or unreliable data connections, and delayed or inaccurate location data"""

      I believe this is due to the AT&T network I'm on :-D
    1. ameerkhan's Avatar
      ameerkhan -
      Sometimes i wonder why is Apple so cheap! :S
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Will Apple ever grow up and stop crying over something they have no control of.

      Next We will hear they want shops to stop selling PCs as its taking the market away from Macs.

    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Now that thanks to the iPhone hacks they sell more iPhones and they earned the money that they have, now they are complaining about it. They said that somebody can access your iPhone if it is jailbreaked. They release yesterday a rumor about a virus that can be spread thru a text message and because that, somebody can access your iPhone. I think they did it because they need more excuses so they can do their complain about the jaibreaked iPhones.

      1. They are not going to stop nobody to stop jailbreaking the iPhones even if it is illegal. Piracy is illegal and it still exist.

      2. Because the jailbreak thing they are selling more iPhones. Hello, the people are going to buy it more, because if I can jailbrake it I can use more carriers and more apps.

      3. They said jailbraked iPhones are for drug dealers. They see only the negative things. What about the apps that they don't have on app store and they reject them for one stupid thing, that are real useful and some of them almost can save your life that are in Cydia installer because they reject them.

      My personal opinion... I dont know whos making that issue, but I'm sure is somebody important from apple. The higher position on apple, the more dump... Stop for a moment and think and analize what you are trying to do. An iPhone is an iPhone because it is a pineapple.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      monopolization, much?
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      People who are calling Apple idiots need to realize one thing... this isn't geared towards the hobbyist that knows better. This is essentially propaganda towards persons who want to jailbreak because they heard of some cool things but don't have an idea what to do and don't read up on it. My girlfriend and her friends all rely on me to take care of their jailbreaking. People like them will read something like this and take it hook line and sinker. I doubt Apple would be as aggressive as they are if they weren't losing money on pirated software. In my case (with my girlfriend and her friends) Apple could win over five people who would for sure purchase only apps from their appstore because they ant go to cydia store or worse yet get hacked apps. Obviously there are a growing number of people that are jailbreaking just so they can get "free apps" Just look on forums that allow speaking about them and ow to get them. Apple is just trying to ensure that their profits are not cut into as any other company would do. Yes, they are going about it in a fairly childish way effectively making up stories and excuses, but hell they do that with the Mac tv ads too and most people could care less. The fact of the matter is that if they say/do nothing it is almost like saying "ok, take those free apps" Are they going about it correctly? Maybe not, but I can;t really think of a better way at this point.
    1. thxride's Avatar
      thxride -
      Their greed is growing as fast as their pockets The bigger they
      become the more they want to control us I say f**k that!!!
      Apple seems to forget that they depend on consumers like us jailbreak
      or not.
      Hard to believe all this BS coming from the man who once said
      "I rather be a pirate than join the marines"
      Dont ever forget were you come from Steve Jobbs.
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      I just posted a reply to that in the apple forums. I guess it'll last a total of about 10 mins.
      They dont like hearing the truth there.

      The second a admin reads "its my phone not yours anymore" I bet they will delete it.

      The admins are just about as stupid as Apple themselves.

      Apple,"Think this way or its illegal". LOL
    1. bluerocker's Avatar
      bluerocker -
      jailbreaking is for drug dealers
      Dream on apple...
    1. Amadomon's Avatar
      Amadomon -
      Will someone please hack the s%*& out of this??? Perhaps with a big BULLS%*& stamp?
    1. stephanbee's Avatar
      stephanbee -
      As far as I'm concerned. I bought my iPhone outright. Apple took 440 off me and I will do what a freakin' well want to MY iPhone!
    1. algojobathosai's Avatar
      algojobathosai -
      Apple is jealous.....=)
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Omgz0rz Apple haz pers0nal vedetta against us all?!!!!!one1111eleven
      Are you people that angry?
    1. DutchessMaster's Avatar
      DutchessMaster -
      I love all that jailbreaking has allowed me to do and would never take back my decision
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by dale1v View Post
      Omgz0rz Apple haz pers0nal vedetta against us all?!!!!!one1111eleven
      Are you people that angry?
      I think people are just largely closed minded and don't realize the real reason Apple is doing this. I don;t believe it is so much a control over the phone they want as a control over piracy. They have a duty to keep their developers (yes, private appstore devs included) safe and not ripped off. If they say nothing about jailbreaking/piracy they risk having devs abandon them, especially when there are clauses that state these devs can't port their apps to different devices. The iphone is the easiest device to run pirated apps on right next to the SEGA Dreamcast.
    1. chris4851's Avatar
      chris4851 -
      Haha good article and 100% true. I love my Jailbroken iPhone and will NEVER go back to a stock iPhone. Apple you can make all the updates you want to your OS and I will never use it without Jailbreaking it because the developers do the things you can't.

      Apple has lost there mind!!
    1. iPhoneMuscle's Avatar
      iPhoneMuscle -
      Hey Apple come over here, I got something for you to suck on.....

      BTW piss me off and I will get the next best thing....
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      "Hi guys I have a problem with my phone, I messed something up while (doing unsupported activity) and now my phone is #%^$ up;! what should I do?
      "restore, send it back to Apple and they'll replace it for free. Press thanks on your way out."

      while jailbreaking adds more for you to do, it adds more opportunities for something to wrong as well. Every iPhone replaced by Apple because someone messes it up (a mess up that would not otherwise have happened if the phone was stock) while trying a mod is an uneccessary cost to-

      Hell, if I made electronics and had to give you new ones because you kept tampering with them, I'd get pretty fed with leaking money as well.

      Again, shouting "screw you apple, your idiots" (NB: bad spelling makes one appear a lot less intelligent) does nothing...
      Even if jailbreaking does become illegal I'm sure many here will still do it to "stick it to the man". Just don't run to the man when your phone is kaput;
      it's only consistency.