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    Default Jailbreaking Illegal?
    Is jailbreaking your iPod Touch illegal even if it is yours and you bought it?

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    Good question. Apple seems to think it is however I believe you have the right to do what you want with what you own. However, there is no legal precedent to follow for this. So in a sense there is no definitive answer.

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    Just because Apple say it's illegal does not make it so.
    It is not, and never has been, illegal.
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    but it can void the warranty as the software executes unauthorized code on the hardware- thus asking the hardware to do what apple does not intend the hardware to be doing- so jb is illegal in the sense that it voids your legal right to claim warranty-

    further- in the software license agreement, it explicity states that the user agrees not to modify the software [either themselves, or using other software that will modify it for them]- but again, all this does is disclaim apples own liability-

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    It certainly does void your warranty (at least in the USA - in Europe, probably not) but a simple restore will often get your phone back to a point where Apple would never know.
    But you were probably right to mention it.
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