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jailbreak

To remove restrictions from an electronic device, typically a cell phone, so that one can use unauthorized software on it. I need someone to jailbreak my phone so that I can configure it the way I want.

jailbroken

Capable of using unauthorized software due to having had restrictions removed, as of a cell phone or other electronic device. I need to get a jailbroken phone so that I can configure it the way I want.
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Jailbreaking an iPhone to install unauthorised applicationsremains legal in the U.S., but the exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that allowed consumers to unlock an iPhone for use on another carrierexpired last month.
And remember too that the jailbreaking community doesn't owe anyone a jailbreak.
The economics are weighed heavily against jailbreaking.
If you face any problem while jailbreaking the device, you can simple reverse the process by switching the phone to computer and launching iTunes.
Now, you might have clear understanding of jailbreaking and unlocking processes.
His sentiments seem to have infected key jailbreak contributor @iH8sn0w, who views jailbreaking work as not worth his while, treating it as more of a burden.
The only assurance that jailbreaking iOS 8 is possible was the success shown before with the beta builds of the software.
Grapplerone argued that "it's a waste of developers' time to create a jailbreak for a new iOS before Apple has their new version working properly." True enough, iOS 8 in its present state remains plagued by bugs and glitches so jailbreaking it will achieve nothing.
Pangu is a new untethered jailbreaking tool for iOS versions 7.1 and 7.1.1 which was released for Windows computer recently.
One proof is the jailbroken iPhone 4S that was credited to iH8Snow in March this year, which was followed by a statement from @pod2g, prominent member of Team Evad3rs, that (http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/551652/20140508/evasi0n7-ios-7-1-8-jailbreak-evad3rs.htm) jailbreaking iOS 7.1.1 is a work in progress .
For those unfamiliar with jailbreaking, this (http://cellphones.about.com/od/glossary/f/jailbreak_faq.htm) terminology refers to freeing the device from the company imposed software limitations.
Take note that the iPhone 4 is powered by an A4 chip and (https://twitter.com/winocm/status/446725704332242944) @Winocm 's latest efforts somehow sparked speculations that jailbreaking iOS 7.1 will only work on older iPhone models.
If you have been contemplating about jailbreaking your device, here are a couple of things that you need to know before you dive in.
Note too that from its previous name, the crucial jailbreaking tool has been rebranded as Cydia Substrate.