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I was watching this video and Apparently jailbreaking is now legal is it true

asked Aug 10 '10 at 13:04

cooljake997's gravatar image


It's been legal since 1999, I hate it that the media left that out.

answered Aug 10 '10 at 13:16

AppleHack23's gravatar image


Yes but apple still states that this is voiding your warranty.

answered Aug 10 '10 at 13:07

Drzgamer's gravatar image


In the USA it is legal now. :) http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20011824-85.html

answered Aug 10 '10 at 13:07

Hanhart's gravatar image


Yup 100% legal to jailbreak it. But the whole Free Apps thing is still illegal I believe... Does it matter? Who checks tech for stolen apps. So thats also "Legal". Have fun.

answered Aug 10 '10 at 13:08

Yuma's gravatar image


well yes and no...

yes: the US government will not come after you for doing so.

no: it violates your terms of use, and apple can make the device useless.

im not sure of the exact terms of use, but you may not own the hardware, i know you defiantly do not own the software, all you own is a license to use the hardware/software. it would be like renting an apartment. you do not own the apartment so if you make any modifications to it, the landlord can come after you.

answered Aug 10 '10 at 14:31

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YES! It has been since 1999 but again, this has been referenced to by the DMCA and the government and is 100% legal in the United States! And, thank goodness too! Cydia is awesome and using T-Mobile on a iPhone is awesome!

answered Aug 10 '10 at 15:02

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Superpc Sonicimac

Yes, "jailbreaking" is legal. It has actually been not illegal nor legal. It could void your warranty, but if you reset the device, Apple will never know.

answered Aug 10 '10 at 15:07

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Last updated: Aug 10 '10 at 15:07