Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jul 2010 17:48 UTC
Legal So, there I am enjoying a nice Gilmore Girls episode after a long day's work, and Engadget's iPhone application brings the good news: the US Library of Congress has added a DMCA exemption for jailbreaking or rooting mobile phones! This is a major blow to Apple, who actively tried to keep jailbreaking a criminal offence, and a major win for everyone who believes that the phone you buy is actually yours, and not the manufacturer's.
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RE[3]: Big Loss for Apple??
by Karitku on Tue 27th Jul 2010 06:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Big Loss for Apple??"
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Rubbish. Software is software. Changing the software doesn’t void the warranty. At most they can ask you to reformat the device before they will repair it.

Not if that can cause damage to product. Overclocking with software can cause hardware problems that aren't covered by warranty and never will. Perfect example is car "chipping", basicly what you do is rewrite engine parameters that will allow better performance. However if you blow engine or something good luck getting that on warranty.

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RE[4]: Big Loss for Apple??
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 27th Jul 2010 07:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Big Loss for Apple??"
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Agreed. Apple *obviously* has no obligation *whatsoever* to service jailbroken phones.

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RE[5]: Big Loss for Apple??
by kvarbanov on Tue 27th Jul 2010 08:14 in reply to "RE[4]: Big Loss for Apple??"
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And this is likely to be their response, which we should be able to see quite soon. The EULA, or whatever their agreement is called, would be easily changed with a few of those law-related 100 lines sentences written from the company's lawyers. So it will be up to the users.
I'm going a little offtopic now, but I'm not really much into Apple's stuff, so let me ask : is it true that some interoperability is broken in Apple -> other OSes direction ? For example, I want to send you a picture from my Nokia/SE/Motorola/otherPhone via Bluetooth, but Apple won't accept that ? I heard that, but I can't confirm if this is true. So, if yes, would jailing into the device can enable users to connect to each other, or there are hardware limitations ?

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