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The iPhone Dev Team releases the first jailbreak for the iPhone 4

It was just last week that jailbreaking was made legal by the Library of Congress. Apple was quick to make it thoughts known on the development. "We know that jailbreaking can severely degrade the experience," said Apple in a statement. "As we’ve said before, the vast majority of customers do not jailbreak their iPhones as this can violate the warranty and can cause the iPhone to become unstable and not work reliably."

Well, the folks at iPhone Dev Team obviously don't care about Apple's warnings and have delivered the first jailbreak for iPhone 4 smartphones running iOS 4 and iOS 4.01. In addition, the latest jailbreak -- which works via Mobile Safari -- also works on iPads.

According to, all users need to do is head on over to in order to initiate the jailbreak.

A word of warning to early adopters though -- there are some early reports that the server are currently overloaded (obviously) and some phones are being bricked by the jailbreak.

Updated 8/2/2010 @ 9:33am

According to twitter updates by Dev Tem members, a carrier unlock for the iPhone 4 will be released within the next 48 hours

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Excellent! Cannot help but improve iPhone!
By CharlesYFarley on 8/1/2010 9:27:42 PM , Rating: 5
Anything would be an improvement. The threat of losing a worthless warranty is like threatening an 8-year-old with having to eat an ice cream cone on a hot day.

RE: Excellent! Cannot help but improve iPhone!
By quiksilvr on 8/2/2010 9:41:10 AM , Rating: 2
I would agree with you if the phone wasn't fully covered in the front and back with GLASS

By bhieb on 8/2/2010 10:25:49 AM , Rating: 5
Yes, but if you think Apple will cover that GLASS if you drop it, your in for a rude awakening. Accidental damage is usually not covered.

RE: Excellent! Cannot help but improve iPhone!
By corduroygt on 8/2/2010 9:45:54 AM , Rating: 2
Jailbreak doesn't really change a thing about warranty:

If your phone isn't booting up, they can't tell you jailbroke it, if it boots up, you can easily restore the factory OS.

By Cr0nJ0b on 8/2/2010 11:45:28 AM , Rating: 2
Didn't I read that Apple was watermarking the new phones somehow to show if they had EVER been jailbroken?

I get that everyone sees this as a non issue right now, but wouldn't it be possible for Apple to build in some type of key that would tell them if you have ever broken your the sh!tty moisture sensor that goes changes color with humidity?

Free, Legal, Safe
By jithvk on 8/1/2010 7:43:04 PM , Rating: 3
I like this line - "Free, Legal and Safe!"

In another note, if they can jailbreak the phone from the safari browser, that means the browser have serious security flaw right?

RE: Free, Legal, Safe
By SunAngel on 8/1/2010 7:51:08 PM , Rating: 3
Yes! This is bad, really bad for Apple.

Believe it or not this actually has made me nervous. Executing a program from the browser. I've have a one is safe.

RE: Free, Legal, Safe
By CZroe on 8/2/2010 12:23:30 AM , Rating: 3
The original Spirit JB was supposed to use this exploit but then it was discovered that the iPhone and iPod Touch would connect to any router with the SSID "attwifi" without checking against the MAC if you had ever connected to one before, which would mean that drive-by hijacking would be possible for many thousands of users. Apple changed the functionality after 3.1.2 and, thus, it made sense to go ahead and use it. Apple will patch this one quickly.

Anyway, the article seems to contratict the "safe" part of "Free, Legal, Safe" by saying that some phones are getting "bricked." To some, "bricked" now means something else, but it was originally intended to mean that the device was made useless and is irrecoverable (made "as useful as a brick"). For example, before Pandora battery, bricked PSPs could not simply be restored to fix it. What is happening here is just boot failure requiring a restore, which is why they said to sync with iTunes first. If you followed their advice, it seems that you are perfectly safe.

RE: Free, Legal, Safe
By Motoman on 8/2/10, Rating: -1
fix it
By Gio6518 on 8/1/2010 11:41:51 PM , Rating: 3
Maybe the iPhone dev team can fix all the software problems that Apple failed with, like the proximity sensor etc.etc.etc.

3gs broken
By spamreader1 on 8/2/2010 10:15:24 AM , Rating: 2
My 3gs is finally jailbroken. Thanks for the heads up. :P

By KirstineVergara on 8/2/2010 1:33:41 PM , Rating: 2
Hey guys, if you keep getting stuck at the nebulae wallpaper after sliding the unlock button, I just found out from one of the comments in these excellent steps on finishing the jailbreak:
1. Reset all settings on your phone.
2. Fire up Safari mini, hook up to any internet connection, and open up
3. Sit back and relax as it jailbreaks your phone.
Hope this helps!

no longer an iPhone
By zisel on 8/3/2010 11:09:54 PM , Rating: 2
"The app store is for iPhone users. I think once you Jailbreak an iPhone it is no longer an iPhone. "
But, in the other side, as the iPhone is far from flawless as Apple created it, thousands of iPhone users have flocked to Jailbreak so as to solve all of the problems. This step-by-step guide will show you how to Jailbreak iPhone 3GS in 3 simple steps.
see the guide in "iFunia blog" and "iFunia iphone column".

By YashBudini on 8/6/2010 10:33:04 PM , Rating: 2
really needs to get a life.

As William Shatner asked on SNL:
"You! Have you ever kissed a girl?"

By xiaoa on 8/2/2010 5:59:11 AM , Rating: 1
good news?bad news?
This process is really so simple, really, i will have a try ASAP,thanks for The iPhone Dev Team, i need not to pruchase apps on app store,i can enjoy my iphone freer,ahahaha, but but if it is at risk? for example,whether it will have a effect on the Software operating speed and the program property on ihpone itself or not?
Who knows? I need an answer.please.(hahaha....Introduce myself:as a staff of ANEESOFT which is a company mainly produced multimedie tools software.
I always care about Apple.

good, Comex
By Jane999 on 8/2/10, Rating: 0
By Myg on 8/2/10, Rating: 0
RE: ...
By chagrinnin on 8/2/10, Rating: 0
Jail breaking iPhones
By stan0301 on 8/1/10, Rating: -1
RE: Jail breaking iPhones
By LordSojar on 8/1/10, Rating: -1
RE: Jail breaking iPhones
By activenihilist on 8/1/2010 9:14:45 PM , Rating: 3
Incorrect. With the exception of the Thirteenth Amendment's prohibiting of involuntary servitude, the Constitution does not grant any rights for private actions: it protects people from actions by the government. You must have a government actor in order to have a Constitutional claim. For example, the Due Process Clause does not apply to actions by corporations, nor does the First Amendment.

RE: Jail breaking iPhones
By Mr772 on 8/1/2010 11:51:37 PM , Rating: 3
Was that before or after the idiots on the supreme court gave corporations the same rights as individual citizens?

RE: Jail breaking iPhones
By NullSubroutine on 8/2/2010 4:13:13 AM , Rating: 3
I would say they have more rights and additionally can not be held criminally liable for thing such as murder. Basically the law has given a corporation person hood in terms of rights, without any of the legal ramification for criminal penalty.

RE: Jail breaking iPhones
By invidious on 8/2/2010 9:59:03 AM , Rating: 4
The punishment for criminal acts is prison time and death, how do you imprison or kill a company? Also, corporations do not make decisions or actions, people do. If your your boss tasks you to kill a competator then the company did not commit murder, you did, and your boss co-conspired.

RE: Jail breaking iPhones
By AdamPope on 8/2/2010 12:40:17 AM , Rating: 2
The 5th Amendment applies to actions taken by the government. Private corporations cannot violate the 5th amendment by "punishing a person without due process of the law" because it doesn't apply to private corporations or to individuals.

How do people graduate from high school without understanding the Constitution of the United States?

And disabling a device is not "punishing a person without due process of the law."

Apple's bricking of phones may well be (I think it is) a violation of at least one law. But it is not a violation of the Constitution. Punishment without due process refers to things like imprisonment without a trial. Not disabling a phone.

I completely agree that Apple has no right to disable phones for jailbreaking. I completely disagree with your "interpretation" of the Constitution, and think it is a shame that you know so little about the laws that govern our land. There are truly important things fairly regularly (at least in my state legislature) that really might violate the Constitution, but this is *definitely* not one of them, and it's worth knowing the difference.

RE: Jail breaking iPhones
By Motoman on 8/2/2010 1:21:57 AM , Rating: 4
How do people graduate from high school without understanding the Constitution of the United States?

The same way they graduate without being able to read, write, do math, or understand science. In other words...frequently.

RE: Jail breaking iPhones
By Tony Swash on 8/2/10, Rating: -1
"Intel is investing heavily (think gazillions of dollars and bazillions of engineering man hours) in resources to create an Intel host controllers spec in order to speed time to market of the USB 3.0 technology." -- Intel blogger Nick Knupffer

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