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Old 07-26-2010, 12:21 PM
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New Federal Law Allows Jailbreaking?

Just saw this over on Boy Genius Report:

http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/...n-your-iphone/

From the synopsis:

WASHINGTON – Owners of the iPhone will be able to break electronic locks on their devices in order to download applications that have not been approved by Apple. The government is making that legal under new rules announced Monday.
The decision to allow the practice commonly known as “jailbreaking” is one of a handful of new exemptions from a federal law that prohibits the circumvention of technical measures that control access to copyrighted works. Every three years, the Library of Congress authorizes such exemptions to ensure that existing law does not prevent non-infringing use of copyrighted material.
Another exemption will allow owners of used cell phones to break access controls on their phones in order to switch wireless carriers.

Pretty big if you ask me.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:45 PM
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Re: New Federal Law Allows Jailbreaking?

Lol. I wasn't aware that jailbreaking was illegal up to this point.

Although some of the other points are pretty big as well. Circumvention of copyright protection in video games and software? That's huge.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:37 PM
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Re: New Federal Law Allows Jailbreaking?

rooting is prbly legal but nand unlock is still warrenty violation
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:42 PM
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Re: New Federal Law Allows Jailbreaking?

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rooting is prbly legal but nand unlock is still warrenty violation
at the risk of being beaten........ whats the difference?
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:45 PM
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I see chaos in the near future w this law lol

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Re: New Federal Law Allows Jailbreaking?

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at the risk of being beaten........ whats the difference?
Doing something to void your warranty has nothing to do with breaking the law.
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:15 PM
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Doing something to void your warranty has nothing to do with breaking the law.
sorry Bundo i should have been clear with my question, how is rooting different than nand unlock
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Re: New Federal Law Allows Jailbreaking?

Moved to News Tips & Rumors. I'm already writing an article on this for the front page
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Re: New Federal Law Allows Jailbreaking?

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sorry Bundo i should have been clear with my question, how is rooting different than nand unlock
ether way it voids your warranty. Up till now it has always been illegal to "jailbreak" AKA "Root" your phone.

hence Warranty has nothing to do with legal.

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Re: New Federal Law Allows Jailbreaking?

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sorry Bundo i should have been clear with my question, how is rooting different than nand unlock
Rooting is getting root access. In windows terms that would be you gaining administrator rights to your OS/system. In linux terms, is gaining Super User access to your OS/system, to be able to edit your over all files.

NAND unlocking is gaining write access to the portion of your ROM that contains system files. In windows terms that would be allowing your default installation system/windows directory and hidden files, to be over written, edited..

Hope that makes sense, and helps..

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