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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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Jail breaking iPhones
By stan0301 on 8/1/2010 8:20:28 PM , Rating: -1
If, and it now a fact jail breaking is ok--it then follows that Apple does not have a right to punish those who do it--take a minute and Google the fifth amendment--not the part about self incrimination, but the last part which very clearly says that you can not punish without due process of law--Steve would probably rather reject his liver than treat customers with respect--but the ruling is in place, and Apple needs to respect our right to do that which is legal.

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
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