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Nearly 1 Million People Jailbroke Their iPhone or iPad Over the Weekend

John Paul Titlow, Read Write Web:

"People sure do love jailbreaking their iOS devices. In fact, after Friday's launch of the Absinthe A5 tool, jailbreaking iOS 5 on A5-powered devices was almost as popular as the iPhone 4S itself when it first launched.

Nearly 1 million people jailbroke their iPhone 4S or iPad 2 between Friday and Monday, according a blog post from the Chronic-Dev Team, who took the lead in developing the untethered solution for jailbreaking iOS 5 on Apple's newest gadgets."

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bahabeast4499d ago

i sold 2 iphone 4s for $400.00 because i couldnt get it unlocked at the time this sucks now im stuck with iphone 2g that dnt work with majority of updated apps.

Hozi4498d ago

Why would u sell ur better phone and keep the shitty phone? U could still have gotten unlocked if u paid.

bahabeast4497d ago

i live in the bahamas soo jailbreak is my only option bro.

Hozi4497d ago

I live in Trinidad and ever city is filled with stores that do Phone Unlocking/Jailbreaking. I pay about $200 and it's done.


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1nsomniac1692d ago

Fair play to them. On the ethical hacker side of things I would use the hack as leverage against Apple to continue to support their equipment. As they just dropped support for their iPad mini2’s etc. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with them, they work perfectly fine but are now blocked from receiving security updates etc. So the consumer is forced to purchase a new product that does the exact same thing.


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