What Neil means is that as long as you visit the App Store to legally buy and download the apps, you will be fine. The act of jailbreaking is legal.
The key here is that jail breaking does not affect the fact that you must pay for all apps you buy from the App Store. Yes, there are free apps, and you can get those without paying for them - but they are only free because the developer has offered them for free, NOT because you used tools (gained from jail breaking) to make them free (e.g. to steal them).
Bottom line: Any attempts at using a jail break to get apps for free that normally would be paid for is an illegal activity. It is theft, plain and simple. As such, it is not welcome here (or any where - and should never enter your moral code).
People are often mislead when it comes to jailbreaking, they are told that it's "purpose" is to "get this apps" for free. They are too, innocent, and not breaking the law at all but with this misleading information they are "accidentally" breaking the law.
Well thank you Marilyn, can you please clarify the reason or purpose one would jailbreak their iPad?
To start, let me give you a link that explain about jail breaking:
Jailbreaking Explained: http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacki...ed-2011-a.html
For me, personally, it's to make my use of my iPad easier and more of how I wish. I use a tweak called iKeywi to have a fifth row on my keyboard. So, not only do I have a fifth row, it's customizable so I can put my most often used characters on it (while I know a lot of people like having just numbers there). This speeds up my typing.
Then, I also run a tweak called SwipeSelection. With this, instead of having to press on the text to get the magnifying glass just so I can accurately place my cursor, I can merely "swipe" my fingers along the virtual keyboard and thus move the cursor back and forth.
Then, there is the tweak called SBSettings where I can have toggles to turn on/off my Bluetooth, WiFi, 3G connection - all with one tap of a toggle versus having to dig within the Settings app to find the appropriate place to do the action.
There are many, many other things that make using a jail broken iPad much better for me. Have a look at this thread to get an idea of what is available: Ultimate Tweak List: http://www.ipadforums.net/jailbreak-applications-tweaks/25824-ultimate-list-jailbreak-tweaks.html
I am glad you are taking this time to get educated about jail breaking. May I suggest you also explain this to the individual(s) who told you jail breaking was to steal stuff. Share the knowledge! :)
I would also like to say a few things on this.
The main purpose of jailbreaking is removing the limitations that is imposed by Apple, such as the term "jail" "breaking".
Such features include setting your own theme, enhancing your map, respringing your spring board, etc.
Yea. Remove the limitation..
Originally Posted by AllenSalar
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What does absinthe means? And why it is been considering in jailbreaking?
I believe absinthe is one of the programs used to jailbreak iDevices.
Originally Posted by guennavalta
It won't be any use for breaking 6.1. For that, you need evasi0n.
Kevin is absolutely right, Absinthe was the name given to the jailbreak tool used to JB IOS 5.0.1 and 5.1 on the iPad.
Originally Posted by guennavalta
You can see a list of all the methods here - http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacki...hods-ipad.html