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Why Is Jailbreaking such a big deal?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by MacMama, Jan 4, 2012.

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    I realize that hacking your iPad voids the warranty so before I buy an extended one I'd like to know the
    upside to doing it. What can you do after jailbreaking that you couldn't do before?
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    Hi, and welcome to the forum.

    Yes, jailbreaking voids your warrenty - while the jail break is on the iPad. However, it can be easily removed, thus restoring your iPad to stock/out-of-the-box state. This means that, should you need warranty work, you can remove any/all jail break software and none will be the wiser.

    For the second part of your question, may I suggest you grab a snack and your favorite beverage and have a read through all the stickies here in the Hacking section, beginning with this one: http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/2838-jailbreak-explained-new-updated-2011-a.html

    They'll give you a good idea why we jail break and what you can do with it.

    Good luck and welcome again.

    Marilyn
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    A question I asked before, still no answer - will jail breaking make your iPad less secure than before, i.e. will would-be hackers/viruses/worms now find it easier to mess with your Ipad?
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    if wanting more incentive then check the links in my siggy...
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    Only if jailbreak comes for ios 5 ipad 23g
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    Yes. Yes we do. :)
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    There are cookies? I didn't get a cookie. Why didn't I get a cookie?
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    You didn't?
    That's weird..... :)

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