Since the U.S. government declared the jailbreaking of Apple’s products such as the iPhone, iTouch, and iPad is legal, many users are rushing to find a way to unlock their devices.
The reason for unlocking or jailbreaking an iPhone, iTouch, or iPad is because it allows users to access free apps that are not available in Apple’s app store, and it gives Apple products more capabilities, like the ability to run multiple apps at once.
Previously, jailbreaking a device meant that a user had to connect their device to the computer and search the web for a working program to unlock the device. Aside from the difficulty of finding a working program, users were worried that they could permanently damage their devices by downloading a faulty program. But thanks to the new version of the jailbreak, the JailbreakMe 2.0, there is nothing for users to fear.
This new version of the jailbreak doesn’t even require users to connect their devices to a computer, but rather can be downloaded directly from the device itself. All the user has to do is open the Safari browser on their device and visit http://www.jailbreakme.com.
From this website you can unlock your device and have the new, and get access to the new and completely legal app stores, Installous and Cydia. From here you can download all the apps you want and even find cool new apps.
But user beware: do not bring a jailbroken phone to Apple. Even though it is completely legal, Apple still doesn’t like it when users unlock their devices and will void the warranty on your device if it’s unlocked. However, if there is something wrong with your device that requires you to bring it back to the Apple store, simply use iTunes to restore the OS to its original, non-jailbroken state.
For now, enjoy your Apple devices and have fun customizing them to suit your style and needs.
(Via Cult of Mac)