Jailbreaking now legal - what does this change for us??

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  1. CaptKirk

    CaptKirk iPad Junkie

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    Now that jail breaking is legal, what do we get to look forward to? Are we going to see more APP sites with better deals on APPS? Are we going to see more free APPS ? I'm just curious what benefit of being legal will do. :confused:
     
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    It has always been legal
     
  3. CaptKirk

    CaptKirk iPad Junkie

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    I've heard people saying this and it makes this subject more confusing. What did the recent ruling making jail breaking legal actually mean. Did the ruling just validate and confirm jail breaking legal :confused:
     
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    Someone explained to me jb is legal while installous is not. As installous is like torrentz. It's piracy.
     
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    Installous and Cydia and some others are hacking software to put it on the free market and that i believe this is the illegal aspect of jail breaking.. just my guess, this whole jailbreak business confess the heck out of me:confused:
     
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    Nothing has changed.

    Jailbreaking is STILL legal. Installing paid apps for free is still illegal.

    Jailbreaking is changing the ipad that you own to allow new features.


    installing paid apps for free is stealing, not much to be confused about.
     
  7. Hasty

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    Legality is not the only problem with jailbreaking.
    Remember jb apps are non curated.
    Android had a recent scare about an app forwarding users details to a Chinese website.
     
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    People being people
     
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    Yeah well you know what your getting yourself into when you JB. When you jailbreak your device your are actually removing some of apples security checks and allowing any app to do whatever it wants (even app store apps that have been through the review process can be of some danger after JB).
     
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    This is very informative. What would the apps do? Inquiring Minds Wanna Know.:D
     
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    Con...fuse. Confuse the heck out of you.

    Or ~

    You are confessing? LOL! Ya just never know with you!
     
  12. MikesTooLz

    MikesTooLz Super Moderator Staff Member

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    anything... after you jailbreak your device all apps have full access to do as they please.

    Collect personal info etc.... Thats why you should make sure you know what your installing before just installing random stuff. Especially doing things like adding repo's to cydia, make sure its a safe repo before adding it.
     
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    Installaous isnt technically illegal

    How u use it can make it illegal

    It's like having a bit torrent client on ur computer
     
  14. SweetPoison

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    Well that is a scary thought. What is a repo? I know what Cydia is ~ believe it or not.
     
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    Jimboo iPF Novice

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    Repo is a repository

    It's a site where all a bunch of apps, mods, tweaks, etc. are located
     

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