iOS 4.1 Jailbreak on the way, 1 day after the new OS launches - gHacks Tech News

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iOS 4.1 Jailbreak on the way, 1 day after the new OS launches

Apple's latest operating system version for the iPhone and iPod Touch was launched only one day ago, but already it's official that it's been jailbroken.

A message posted by MuscleNerd on Twitter said...

Jailbreaking, the process of unlocking the iPhone, has received a great deal of attention due to the fact that doing so allows users to install non-approved software on the device.

Apple has publicly said that such a process would present security risks for users and have tried to bar jailbroken devices from updates and support.  This is a Battle that's set to run and run.

The interesting thing to note about this however is will it go the way of the corporation or the consumer?  Clearly there is a growing Apple use-base out there who don't want to be tied exclusively within the Apple eco-system.  You only have to look at the growing ranges of software to help you sync your iPod or iPhone with your PC or Mac without needing to have iTunes installed.

There's no official release yet for the jailbreaking patch for iOS 4.1, but iPhone and iPod Touch users who upgrade can no doubt expect something to be made available soon.  Please bear in mind however that unlocking a device in this manner could invalidate any warranty or guarantee on your device.

Source : Engadget

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