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    Jason8923's Avatar
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    Default Is it safe to jailbreak your iphone?

    Is it safe to jailbreak iphone?
    and does it void warranty?
    and if we do restore through iTunes,will apple know that the device was jailbroken?
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    Default Re: Is it safe to jailbreak your iphone?

    Depends on your definition of "safe". I can see two considerations -
    1. Can you successfully carry out the steps to jailbreak, and finish with a working phone rather than a very expensive paperweight. That depends on having good software and your technical ability to follow the process without disasters.
    2. Is a jailbroken phone "safe". In the phone world jailbreak is functionally equivalent to running a computer with "root" or "administrator" rights, and we all know this is not the smartest idea when devices are always at risk from malicious attack.

    There's another consideration - the phone is certified and approved (FCC, etc) with specific software and configuration. A Jailbroken phone no longer has that configuration and might have unapproved software components so no longer in compliance with approvals. That means a risk the phone may be seized if you attract the wrong kind of attention.

    As far as warranty goes, that's a grey area. It would probably depend whether the claimed defect could be blamed on unofficial software.
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    Honey Beagle's Avatar
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    Default Re: Is it safe to jailbreak your iphone?

    Many peeps have done this with out any problems. It is a gamble.

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