iPhone 4 "jailbreak" now available

21:43, August 03, 2010      

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A customer looks at an iPhone 4 at the Apple Store 5th Avenue in New York June 24, 2010. People lined up hours in advance hoping to snag one of the "limited" quantity slated for retail sale only. AT&T will begin selling the iPhone 4 at retail on June 29, on a first-come first-served basis. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

An official version of Jailbreak 2.0 application for the iPhone 4 has been released, enabling iPhone users to install any application they like on their devices rather than restricted in Apple's tightly-controlled iPhone applications, according to media reports on Tuesday.

FaceTime, the free video chatting software allowing two people see each other while they talk, is one of the iPhone 4's prominent features. However, it only works via Wi-Fi and won't work via 3G due to Apple's restriction.

With Comex's JailBreakMe browser-based jailbreaking tool, iPhone userswill be able to install applications from sources other than the iTunes App Store. Besides, iPhones can be used on networks other than Apple's approved carriers.

The release of JailBreakMe2.0 follows a ruling in theU.S. lastweek that declared it was no longer illegal to bypass manufacturer's protection mechanisms such as those imposed by Apple.

However, a number of readers have reported problems with the unofficial apps, reported by the Sydney Morning Herald citing a Guardian report.

Jailbreaking an iPhone typically means iPhone users will no longer be able to get iPhone software updates, according to digitaltrends.com report.

Apple issued a statement on the dangers of jailbreaking phones last week, saying the move can cause the iPhone to become unstable and not work reliably.

Source: Xinhua/Agencies


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