Just days after the U.S. Copyright Office announced that jailbreaking phones is not against any laws, the folks at the iPhone Dev Team have released a web based solution for iPhone owners interested in jailbreaking their phones fast. Jailbreakme.com is the place where iPhone owners can get their hands on a solution that unlocks iPhone 4 and iOS 4 devices.
Unlike previous jailbreak releases, users won’t have to connect their phones to a computer to get started with the process. Everything happens through Safari, though the users’ phone warranty expires regardless of how they crack their iPhone. For some, that is a risk worth taking in order to use Cydia apps on iPhone.
While jailbreak releases don’t usually cause huge problems on iPhones, they do break small things from time to time. The latest release does cause some issues with FaceTime and MMS functionality on iPhone. The bigger risk is information security on these jailbroken phones. We have known for a long time that there are plenty of iPhone apps that spy on their users. Rogue apps could be a big issue if you don’t pay attention to what you are downloading on your phone.
Apple may have lost the battle against the jailbreakers, but it will continue to make it hard for them to come up with releases that work. Whether people agree with what teams such as the iPhone Dev Team are doing, there is no question that their work can help Apple make iPhone a more secure mobile phone. That’s why Apple and Google fans need these hackers.
Will you jailbreak your iPhone 4?