Because of the line of proffession I am in, I am often asked whether or not Jailbreaking your iPhone / iPad etc is illegal, and I simply answer them NO, it is not.
So what exactly is Jailbreaking?
Jailbreaking is the process of "hacking" an iDevice to free it from Apple’s limitations. There are lots of benefits to having a jailbroken iDevice.
So is Jailbreaking Illegal?
In July of 2010, the United States government ruled that jailbreaking is legal and and does not violate copyright, as long as the process isn’t being carried out with the intention of circumventing copyright. So Apple cannot sue users who have jailbrAoken their iDevices. Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris has however said that Apple won’t change its policy that voids iPhone warranties if a phone has been jailbroken. “It can violate the warranty and cause the iPhone to become unstable and not work reliably,” she said.
So how do I Jailbreak my iDevice?
So some of you might be asking yourselves so how do I Jailbreak my iDevice. Well the important thing to know is what processor you are using as well as what iOS you are running. The best place I can refer you to is http://www.spiritjb.org/ there you will find all the relevant documentation you will need to jailbreak your device.
Using the correct jailbreak for your iDevice is very important. I recently came across someone whos friend tried to Jailbreak his iphone 4S and now when he switches his device on, he is left with a pineapple on his screen which means that his friend used the jailbreak for the iPhone 4 and not for the 4s. I was able to help him and get his iPhone 4s back to a working state, but it very important to ensure you know what iOS you have as well as Processor etc.
If you are scared to Jailbreak you iDevice or you have "bricked" your iDevice, there are people out there that will do it for a fee, I am sure there is someone closeby that can help you.
I hope that this has been a help.