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jailbreaking

To remove a restricted mode of operation. For example, jailbreaking may enable content with digital rights to be used on any computer, or it may allow enhanced third-party operating systems or applications to be used on a mobile device. While jailbreaking is the term used for Apple's devices, rooting is the equivalent operation in the Android world (see iPhone jailbreaking, RT jailbreaking and Android rooting).

The act of jailbreaking is not a uniform process. Sometimes a single application jailbreaks the system, while other times a series of commands, button pressing and reboots is required. Jailbreaking may also refer to "unlocking" a GSM iPhone in order to use it with a different carrier. However, one has to jailbreak the phone first before unlocking it (see SIM lock). "Unjailbreaking" and "unrooting" mean restoring factory defaults. See DRM and walled garden.
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The company also warned that jailbreaking may "brick" the device, rendering it worthless.
When jailbreaking an iPhone, it is important to hire a professional service like iJailbreak Pro, because while it is possible to perform the process independently, this can be a risky undertaking that could result in damages that cost a great deal of money to fix, or even worse, turn the iPhone into a "brick" that cannot be repaired.
Given the taboo nature of the name, there has always been concern about whether jailbreaking is legal.
The only assurance that jailbreaking iOS 8 is possible was the success shown before with the beta builds of the software.
True enough, iOS 8 in its present state remains plagued by bugs and glitches so jailbreaking it will achieve nothing.
Users should perform the usual stuff before jailbreaking any iOS 7.
In a matter of few hours after developers were given access to the first iOS 8 beta build, Stefan Esser or more popularly known in the jailbreak community as @i0n1c took Twitter and declared the 2014 jailbreaking race open.
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Prior to the release of the clip, the jailbreaking community has express concerns that Apple may have successfully fixed the iOS 7 exploit that Team Evad3rs has been using to get around the mobile platform
Copyright Office declared that jailbreaking is exempted from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Note too that from its previous name, the crucial jailbreaking tool has been rebranded as Cydia Substrate.
Although there is a myriad of reasons jailbreaking is a bad idea, here are some pros that might make you consider jailbreaking your device.