iPhone jailbreaking

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iPhone jailbreaking

Removing the restrictions in an iPhone in order to gain access to the iOS operating system. It enables modifications to the look and feel of the device and allows applications to be installed that are not available through Apple's App Store (see Cydia). Numerous utility apps are available to jailbreak specific Apple devices.

Android Rooting
The Android equivalent is "rooting," but not for app launching. Android accepts all kinds from multiple sources. It is done to install a different OS version or make custom tweaks by gaining administrator access. (see Android rooting). See app launcher.
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Jailbreaking an iPhone removes restrictions on the device's software imposed by Apple and allows the user to access features, which are not officially available for the device.
Don't even think about jailbreaking an iPhone or rooting an Android," McGarvey says.
Jailbreaking an iPhone to install unauthorised applicationsremains legal in the U.
Factoring the responses into a magnitude number, we can begin to assess the likelihood of jailbreaking an iPhone when faced with these sanctions.
Observation #2--Participants believe that they are more likely to lose their warranty coverage for jailbreaking an iPhone than face civil liability.
Copyright office ruled that jailbreaking an iPhone will no longer violate federal law.
Jailbreaking an iPhone leaves users vulnerable to attack by stripping away most of the handset's security protections, a security researcher warned Thursday.
It should be noted that jailbreaking an iPhone will fully void the Apple product's warranty.
Jailbreaking an iPhone allows an end-user to install third-party applications that are not supported by Apple and AT&T and enables the end-user to use mobile networks other than AT&T.