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  (Source: Castle Rock Entertainment)
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 9to5mac.com, all users need to do is head on over to jailbreakme.com 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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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 revelation...no 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
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