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Jailbreak for iOS 6 is now live
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Feb 4, 2013, 09:28 PM
 
How to jailbreak iOS 6 using evasi0n [Mac tutorial]

I'm going to wait for a little while, I don't want to be an early adopter. I'm currently on 5.1.1.

This jailbreak covers a wide range of devices.
     
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Feb 5, 2013, 08:00 AM
 
Wow, this news is on the top of all the Mac news sites. Kind of funny since it's illegal (or soon will be). Maybe Apple will see the demand and open iOS up just slightly.
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Feb 5, 2013, 08:05 AM
 
It's unlocking that's illegal, not jailbreaking.
     
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Feb 5, 2013, 11:06 AM
 
No, it's the jailbreaking that is illegal. It was only presently legal because it was a required step to unlocking the phone, but that exception has expired. All hail the great DMCA.
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Feb 5, 2013, 11:15 AM
 
Jailbreaking isn't required to unlock though.
     
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Feb 5, 2013, 02:03 PM
 
So, the bottom line for U.S. readers is that jailbreaking your iPhone is perfectly legal, but jailbreaking your iPod touch, iPad, or iPad mini falls into a grey area of the law.
Untethered iOS 6 Jailbreak For iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, And iPod Touch - Forbes

First, the good news. The legal shield for jailbreaking and rooting your phone remains up - it'll protect us at least through 2015.
https://www.eff.org/is-it-illegal-to-unlock-a-phone

It's perfectly legal to jailbreak your iPhone.
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Feb 5, 2013, 02:07 PM
 
It appears this jailbreak doesn't work for the ATV 3.

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Feb 5, 2013, 02:11 PM
 
I did this last night. Cydia was having issues because of the mass influx of people trying to install things after jailbreaking. Was able to get some things installed and today things are much better and even paid apps are working.

This was my first time jailbreaking an iPhone I own and now I see what all the fuss is about. WOW. It's worth it just to install Intelliscreen and be able to see Twitter and Facebook posts in the notification center. Not to mention Folder Enhancer and Messages+. It's like having a brand new iPhone with increased functionality.

LOVE IT.
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Feb 5, 2013, 10:00 PM
 
Woohoo! I made the front page of Legacy.

MacNN | Forum roundup: Jailbreak for iOS 6 is now live
     
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Feb 6, 2013, 05:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by Mrjinglesusa View Post
https://www.eff.org/is-it-illegal-to-unlock-a-phone

It's perfectly legal to jailbreak your iPhone.
So they kept one of the exceptions alive, but the unlocking bit? I guess Verizon and AT&T must have spent more on lobbying than the tech industry did.
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Feb 7, 2013, 10:20 AM
 
Well, I decided I couldn't wait. Upgraded to 6.1 through iTunes and then used the new jailbreak.

The jailbreak was very easy, very fast, and very smooth. Took under 5 minutes. Have had some trouble getting apps re-loaded from Cydia because of overload though.

My phone feels slightly faster but that could be because of the fresh upgrade.
     
   
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