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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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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.

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