Linked by David Adams on Tue 11th Nov 2014 17:39 UTC
Apple Over the weekend, Pangu released their iOS jailbreak for the Mac, which is the capstone on a weeks-long journey of incremental releases that brought the wonders of non-Apple-approved software to iDevice users bit by bit according to their level of tinkering devotion. Last week, after an aborted attempt, I managed to jailbreak my iPhone 5S, and though I'm still dealing with some of my favorite tweaks not having been updated to work with the new OS, I'm pretty happy with the update, and I can recommend it for most users. Read more, for the rest.
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RE: Now what?
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 15th Nov 2014 00:28 UTC in reply to "Now what?"
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Congratulations to the author on performing a successful jailbreak on your iPhone 5S. By defeating nearly every security, malware, and antivirus prevention feature Apple built into your device, you have opened yourself up to the wonderful world of WireLurker that is going on in China should you ever visit there, and every other iOS threat that lurks in the dark corners of the internet. But you did this of your own free will, with the knowledge that anything can happen to your device now with or without your knowledge. By the same token, I do NOT want to read an article next week on OSNews as to how horrible Apple's security is in their devices, how horrible the latest malware threat is for Apple devices *(if they are jailbroken in teensy little print), or anything else regarding threats, operation problems or glitches that occur ONLY in iPhones that are behaving badly because they are not being used as intended by the manufacturer. You're on your own from now on. If that sounds harsh, so be it. When you use a device as it was intended to be used and there is a problem, fine, give Apple or anyone else hell, but if you tinker with it and change everything about it, I don't care and the company should not care what happens.


You know, when I got to the end of the article and clicked the "comments" link, I honestly did consider posting a snarky comment along the lines of "Gee, I wonder how long it will take before one of the usual suspects comes along and goes on an 'OMG you terrible person, how DARE you work around the mechanisms that Apple has put in place FOR YOUR OWN GOOD?' fanboi rant." Then I thought to myself "no, that's a little too cynical, even iFanbois aren't THAT lame."...

I am still a bit disappointed, though - you completely forgot to accuse him of only jailbreaking in order to pirate paid applications.

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