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I know it is legal in U.S. but what about canada? What if you are in Canada and you do it?

asked Aug 02 '10 at 20:17

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No, I don't think so. But, just a warning, since Apple owns the software, they can still sue each and every person who Jailbroke for around $2,000 per Jailbreak... that means for every time you Jailbroke any one device, they can sue you, and they can sue you for more than one device. But they've never done it, and I don't think they will do it.

answered Aug 02 '10 at 20:56

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So if I do it they can sue me. YIKES!

(Aug 02 '10 at 21:06) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

Yeah. There isn't anything illegal about jailbreaking (unless you use it to download "cracked" applications. Steve Jobs just wants people to think it is because usually an app that is not accepted into the AppStore will find its way into the jailbreak community via Cydia or Icy. Really it's all about Steve Jobs just wanting people to be afraid to do it.

answered Aug 02 '10 at 22:48

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Jailbreaking your phone is 100% legal in Canada. But be careful, it does void your warranty and there is a chip on the inside of the iPhone 4 that they can tell if it has been done. Even though it is "reversable", it can still be detected by Apple. If you paid for your phone outright or even on contract, be careful because $700 is a lot to lose if something were to happen to it on one drunk night (been there). Rogers and Bell will make you pay $400 to cancel your contract plus the additional $300 you had to pay to get your phone. Your out $700 no matter what you look at it.

answered Jul 12 '11 at 10:57

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Jiggs Up

Hacking the iPod Touch is not illegal. While Apple would like to make you think it is illegal, it is not, and it is impossible to get in any legal trouble for hacking it.

answered Aug 02 '10 at 20:20

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this goes for iphones to but it can void your warranty i think

(Aug 02 '10 at 20:21) zikalify zikalify's gravatar image

So I can jailbreak if I want and I won't get in legal trouble?

(Aug 02 '10 at 20:30) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

Does it really matter? Does anyone care if your device can do a few more features, voids its warranty, or destroy the system? NO! So its no big deal~

answered Aug 02 '10 at 20:45

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you have never jailbreaked in your life have you? trust me..a jailbroken device has more than a "Few" more features. IF you need to bring it for repair..just unjailbreak it..they cant tell the difference

(Aug 02 '10 at 20:49) SJP SJP's gravatar image

it is legal everywhere. just because steve jobs doesn't want you to do it doesn't mean it is illegal. but it will void your warranty.

answered Aug 02 '10 at 21:17

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I think its legal in us and canada because its free apps and most of the apps are just free online games!!! But theres a bad thing,it breaks your warranty!so if your warranty is already expird,then do it.

answered Dec 21 '11 at 18:55

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Who cares? Canadians can't enforce their own drug/gun laws, let alone policing anyone who wants to take control of a device that they OWN. Just do it. Fuck the DMCA and Fuck anybody who tells you otherwise.

answered Dec 21 '11 at 22:46

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edited Dec 21 '11 at 22:46

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