Jailbreak/unlock

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  1. Barry426

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    Can you guys tell me is jail breaking and unlocking the same?
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    This should explain jailbreaking: http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/2838-jailbreaking-explained-6.html

    Unlocking an iPad can be:
    Unlocking it, when you use Passcode Lock (you have to enter the code to use the iPad)
    An iPad cover can lock/unlock your device
    It also means: unlock a 3G device from the current network (it can be used with another provider)

    Hth
     
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  3. Barry426

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    Thanks JA. All I want to do it unlock Verizon from my Ipad 2 so I can use sprint. What program would I use just to unlock the 3G.

    Thanks again
     
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    There is no program that I know of. I have an iPhone 5 and also an iPhone 3GS. To unlock the 3 GS I had to call AT&T and they checked to see if the phone qualified. It did and they worked their magic. I had to update to the latest IOS and that was it. The iPhone was then unlocked.

    Contact Verizon and they will assist.
     
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    Thank you. I will call and see what they can do for me.
    Thanks again.
     
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    Jailbreak is a different thing to unlock

    Jailbreak is something you can do that shows the holes within apples software to allow you to download paid apps for free from another platform - which is totally illegal and voids any warranty or apple support.

    THIS is not recommended!
     
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    Please read the explanation within the link I provided. You'll see that it's not illegal.
     
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    Is it Legal?

    While jailbreaking is (partially) legal, it is not a justified act. Some aspects of jailbreaking are illegal. Jailbreaking is categorized as a hack of the device which is obviously not supported, and has some serious repercussions. There are some aspects of jailbreaking that are illegal -- such as those "free" pirated apps, or unlocking an iPhone without carrier authorization.

    In respect of the content and availability jailbreak does coincide with illegal pirated apps doesn't it not.?
     
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    If you follow that link, you'll find the answers.
    There's a Hacking Forum with tutorials in iPF. If jailbreak were (completely) illegal, that (hacking) forum wouldn't exist.
     
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    Justification of an act is probably better considered once it is committed. However, it would not be correct to assume that "hacking" of a device via jailbreaking is not supported here, as evidenced by our active iPad Hacking sub-forum, and as indicated by careful reading of material in the link given by J. A. above.
    And you are quite correct... There are serious repercussions, as far as this forum is concerned, regarding posts advocating pirating (theft) and provision of pirating resources. This can be seen from our Forum Rule 15, reproduced here for general information:

    15. Discussion of pirated or cracked applications and any methods associated with enabling their use, such as posting app or repository names, is forbidden on this forum. This also includes discussion of illegally obtaining media such as music, movies, games, books or other copyrighted content.
    15.1 Piracy is illegal and the staff of iPadForums.net neither condones nor supports it in any way. Jail breaking and hacking does NOT equal stealing or pirating!
    15.2. Discussions, links, and sharing of any piracy related topics, apps, repositories, etc., will be deleted and the member will receive a warning. A second warning may lead to an immediate ban.

    Regards, Andrew
     

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