Apple Posts Document Warning Users Against Jailbreaking

Posted February 5, 2013 at 7:37pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 27534 views

Apple has posted a document warning users that jailbreaking their iOS devices may cause instability, security vulnerabilities, shortened battery life, and other issues.

As designed by Apple, iOS and iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are designed to work together reliably. Unauthorized modifications to iOS ("jailbreaking") can cause numerous issues to the hacked iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Examples of issues caused by these unauthorized modifications to iOS have included the following:

Instability: Frequent and unexpected crashes of the device, crashes and freezes of built-in apps and third-party apps, and loss of data.

Security vulnerabilities: Security compromises have been introduced by these modifications that could allow hackers to steal personal information, damage the device, attack the wireless network, or introduce malware or viruses.

Shortened battery life: The hacked software has caused an accelerated battery drain that shortens the operation of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on a single battery charge.

Unreliable voice and data: Dropped calls, slow or unreliable data connections, and delayed or inaccurate location data.

Disruption of services: Services such as Visual Voicemail, Weather, and Stocks have been disrupted or no longer work on the device. Additionally, third-party apps that use the Apple Push Notification Service have had difficulty receiving notifications or received notifications that were intended for a different hacked device. Other push-based services such as iCloud and Exchange have experienced problems synchronizing data with their respective servers.

Inability to apply future software updates: Some unauthorized modifications have caused damage to iOS that is not repairable. This can result in the hacked iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch becoming permanently inoperable when a future Apple-supplied iOS update is installed.

Apple strongly cautions against installing any software that hacks iOS. It is also important to note that unauthorized modification of iOS is a violation of iOS end-user license agreement and because of this, Apple may deny service for an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has installed any unauthorized software.

The document was posted on February 3rd, the same day the Evasi0n jailbreak was originally expected to drop.

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Mr gadget guy - April 22, 2013 at 6:26pm
Apple how dare u tell people how to use their iphone u need to lower the dam price of it and lower the dam line rental 18month or 24month contract are u really trying to lose more people take the stupid restrictions off the phone also u are very lucky evasion released a jailbreak or nobody would get your stupid fu...... IPhone #samung
CaptainRandy - February 8, 2013 at 3:44am
My Battery is lasting better! If I didn't care about this getting posted I'd tell Apple to go get ... My iPhone is twice the device Jailbroken as opposed to how Apple delivered it! Apple almost went under once. If they continue this maternal attitude about how I use their (MY!!) phone it will happen again. Apple management wouldn't buy a car if it came with restrictions on where you could drive it, so why do they think they can tell me how to use my phone?
Dyllon - February 7, 2013 at 9:08pm
Jailbreaking doesn't cause any of these issues these jailbreaks are made by professionals who know what they're doing me know how to stop these problems. Apple just doesn't want us jailbreaking because then we'll see all the cool tweaks and everything On the Cydia store And will wonder why Apple wants to keep us with such a dumbed down Uncustomizable iPhone will completely die to BlackBerry Z10 If Apple doesn't start allowing freedom
James Hoyland - February 7, 2013 at 9:26am
Jailbreak should be banned and reported because it can damage all ios devices and the cydia app store is fake as anything all free apps. jailbreakin can ruin the battery and the operating system.
angel - February 7, 2013 at 10:37am
well. I think is up to the person who brought the iPhone choose what to do with it. no body told you what to do with youre house or car . you can put a fence and nobody tell you no can put nice rims or doors opening like the ferrari and no body can tell you no to. or you can do that. remember. installing rims other then specify by factory can be dangerous and for your safety it is nt recommended.
`Skaterboi Scott - February 8, 2013 at 7:20pm
well u musta jailbreaked sumtime or u not b on dis site , lol so if u want it banned either u didn follow instructions like a noob , 2 u didnt follow instructions n 3 dont u didn follow instructions , had iphone 2g 3g 4 , 4s n jailbreaked dem all n had no probs , feel sorry 4u bro , fink der is an app 2get a brain :P
Simon - February 6, 2013 at 6:41pm
"Shortened battery life" When I was on iOS 5 jailbroken, I had no problems with that, until I upgraded to iOS 6.0.1. If I unplug my iPhone from battery and sleep, I would get around 80% left when I wake up; For iOS 6 though, I got 20%.
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