Apple recently updated an article that addresses the risks a person faces if they “jailbreak” a device running an iOS. Devices that run an iOS include iPhones, iPads, and the iPod Touch.
This article was updated Sunday, likely in response to the release of the evasi0n jailbreak tool on Monday.
Jailbreaking allows a person to modify an operating system by removing limitations on the device by accessing the root of the operating system.
The limitations are removed to allow access to apps, extensions, and themes that are not available through the official App Store. Jailbreaking is also often used as a method to avoid bugs and system or app crashes.
Last October, the U.S. Copyright Office ruled that smartphone jailbreaking is legal. However, Apple states that jailbreaking is a violation of the end-user license, and may deny any support or service for a device that has been modified by jailbreaking.
Apple addresses a variety of hazards associated with the practice of jailbreaking, including: instability, security vulnerabilities, shortened battery life, unreliable voice and data, disruption of services, and the inability to apply future software updates.
Apple’s full warning can be found here: Unauthorized modification of iOS can cause instability, security vulnerabilities, shortened battery life, and other issues
Do you think that jailbreaking is a good solution to bypass limitations that Apple has put in place? What do you think of Evasi0n 1.01?
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