Recently tech4boomers was ‘put on notice‘ about a jailbreak app which appeared in a post (F.lux). It suggested that Apple users might want to investigate this software. Not too long afterwards, one of our followers informed us that the software is a ‘jailbreak app’. The follower was concerned about what repercussions would ensue should they use the jailbreak app.
iOS jailbreaking is the process of removing the limitations imposed by Apple on devices running the iOS operating system through the use of custom kernels — such devices include the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and 2nd generation Apple TV. Jailbreaking allows iOS users to gain root access to the operating system, allowing them to download additional applications, extensions, and themes that are unavailable through the official Apple App Store. via iOS jailbreaking – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
♦ What does APPLE say about Jailbreaking APPS?
- As designed by Apple, the iOS ensures that the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operate reliably. Some customers have not understood the risks of installing software that makes unauthorized modifications to the iOS (“jailbreaking”) on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Customers who have installed software that makes these modifications have encountered numerous problems in the operation of their hacked iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. via Unauthorized modification of iOS has been a major source of instability, disruption of services, and other issues.
- The first reason not to I’ll be examining is Voiding Your Warranty. This comes as one of the greatest concerns to most users contemplating a jailbreak for their iOS device – simply because most of us aren’t able to shell out another couple hundred for a new device…
- Next we have “Bricking” Your Device. This by far is the worst possible outcome that can happen when attempting the jailbreak process. Bricking your device results in your device just displaying the Apple icon till it drains your battery and then no longer turning on…
- The last reason we have not to jailbreak your device is Security Concerns. Whether you use your iOS device primarily for work or for fun either way your messages, contacts and passwords security is of huge importance. Read more -via Top 3 Reasons NOT to Jailbreak your iOS Device – Technorati Gadgets.
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I hope this is helpful 🙂