Browser-based jailbreak now available for iPhone
It’s only been a few days since the US Library of Congress determined that jailbreaking the iPhone could be regarded as ‘fair use’ and now there’s a browser-based service that allows iPhone owners to do just that.
JailbreakMe 2.0 has been upgraded to cover the iPhone 4 and allows phones to be jailbroken just by visiting its site – previously, iPhone users who wanted to fanny about with their handsets had to download and run a programme.
This theoretically makes it the simplest way to get into Apple’s ‘walled garden’ and enhance your iPhone, but users of JailbreakMe are reporting problems with MMS and Facetime on jailbroken iPhone 4 handsets. Fixes for the glitches are almost certainly being worked on right now, so it might be worth waiting for.
Also, the ruling from last week covers the US of America, so jailbreaking your phone in the UK is still technically in breach of Apple’s terms and conditions and could void your warranty. Be careful out there kids.
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