Jailbreaking iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV) has now become a fun for kids as well. 11 Year old kid named Angus Gawdat jailbroke his iPod Touch to try and play games, only to find it has now been locked up for 40 years. He bought a new iPod as his previous device was permanently frozen after installing a jailbreak application. If you are unaware, jailbreaking is a process for installing non Apple Apps.
Jail Breaking, the process of installing apps which Apple do not allow has now become a trend and a practice of geeks. But now children with almost no technical knowledge are trying it. Those who really do not like to jailbreak for some reasons says that the device becomes open to iOS viruses, unstable and sometimes completely frozen.
Eleven-year-old Angus Gawdat jailbroke his iPod Touch to try and play games, only to find it has now been locked up for 40 years.
“The device shut down and said that it could only be restored in a squillion hours – I had to get Dad to get the calculator out to figure out it was 40 years,” Angus said.
Dad Rick Gawdat said he called Apple to try to find a solution – but was told it couldn’t help.
“They basically just said to us, ‘You shouldn’t be using applications not from iTunes’ and recommended that we buy a new iPod,” he said.
In Sydney’s Chinatown there are a number of shops offering both jailbreaking and jailbreaking repair services.
One shop ownersaid he would reinstall Apple’s operating system on jailbroken devices for $60.
“Sometimes a third-party piece of software freezes the iPod or the phone,” he said. “We just flash Apple’s software back on to the device.” via
As you know, jailbreaking iOS devices is legal according to the US court. Apple can only forbid its users from installing un-authorized apps by telling them that their warranties are void once they operate it with some jailbreak tool.
What is iOS Jailbreaking?
iOS Jailbreaking is a process of installing additional applications, tweaks, extensions etc. which are not available in the official Apple App Store. Apple itself follows a standard and normally do not accept every sort of apps. All these applications finds their way to Cydia where you can download them and can do a lot of cool stuff.
What is Cydia?
Cydia ia a software application for Apple iOS devices that helps you to find and download applications, themes etc for your jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Most of the applications in Cydia are free to use.
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