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Official version of Jailbreak 2.0 application for the iPhone 4 released

08-04-2010 16:11 BJT

BEIJING, Aug. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- An official version of Jailbreak 2.0 application for the iPhone 4 has been released, enabling iPhone users to install any application they like on their devices rather than restricted in Apple’s tightly-controlled iPhone applications, according to media reports on Tuesday.

A customer looks at an iPhone 4 at the Apple Store 5th Avenue in New York June 24, 2010. People lined up hours in advance hoping to snag one of the "limited" quantity slated for retail sale only. AT&T will begin selling the iPhone 4 at retail on June 29, on a first-come first-served basis. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
A customer looks at an iPhone 4 at the Apple Store 5th Avenue in New 
York June 24, 2010. People lined up hours in advance hoping to snag 
one of the "limited" quantity slated for retail sale only. AT&T will 
begin selling the iPhone 4 at retail on June 29, on a first-come 
first-served basis. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

FaceTime, the free video chatting software allowing two people see each other while they talk, is one of the iPhone 4's prominent features. However, it only works via Wi-Fi and won't work via 3G due to Apple's restriction.

With Comex's JailBreakMe browser-based jailbreaking tool, iPhone users will be able to install applications from sources other than the iTunes App Store. Besides, iPhones can be used on networks other than Apple’s approved carriers.

The release of JailBreakMe 2.0 follows a ruling in the U.S. last week that declared it was no longer illegal to bypass manufacturer's protection mechanisms such as those imposed by Apple.

However, a number of readers have reported problems with the unofficial apps, reported by the Sydney Morning Herald citing a Guardian report.

Jailbreaking an iPhone typically means iPhone users will no longer be able to get iPhone software updates, according to report.

Apple issued a statement on the dangers of jailbreaking phones last week, saying the move can cause the iPhone to become unstable and not work reliably.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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