With Jailbreaking being legal, will you jailbreak your iPhone?

Jailbreaking is now legal, but it still voids your warranty. Are you interested in taking the chance?
Written by Joel Evans, Contributor on

Jailbreaking an iPhone became legal last week, and Apple has already made it known that even though it's now legal to Jailbreak your iPhone, the company still considers your iPhone to be out of warranty if you do. Of course, that hasn't stopped people from jailbreaking, especially since this weekend a web-based service at JailBreakMe.com, made it super easy to do so.

If you're not familiar with using the new service at JailBreakMe.com, Jason covered the process in full detail. The creator of this latest version claims that you can easily restore your iPhone back to normal, so I'm sure that people are happily Jailbreaking all day long.

I've made a few attempts to Jailbreak using the new service, but each one has failed. This has no doubt been because the server is overloaded. That said, as of this writing it's still unknown if MMS and a few other features are back online post jailbreak, so I'm definitely going to hold off for now.

It used to be a bit of a "cat and mouse" game each time the hackers advanced their toolset. Now that jailbreaking is legal, though, perhaps Apple won't spend any more time trying to thwart the hackers' efforts. Then again, it looks like there's a bunch of kids running around Apple Stores jailbreaking iPhone 4 devices on display, as you can see in the video below (thanks to Geek.com for the heads-up).

You can bet that there will soon be an overzealous employee at the Apple Store who catches someone in the act. Once that happens, there's no telling what Apple will do to make an example of the hacker.

Did you Jailbreak your iPhone? If so, share why you did below.

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