Apple can detect jailbreaks now?????

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sixpack446, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Sixpack446 macrumors member

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    I really hope this isn't true. Apparently apple has something called "over the air updates" that can detect jailbreaks thus voiding your warranty. These so called over the air updates send a message to your phone without you knowing. Your phone then sends your information back to apple and they can tell if your running a jailbreak from the info they recieve. Also it seems updates are no longer optional. If you don't update you lose your service on your phone until you do. Please tell me this is all bs. If it wasn't for jailbreaks I probably wouldn't buy iPhones.

    here's the article.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/abraham/detail??blogid=95&entry_id=66545


    The article also talks about some face time privacy issues as well.
     
  2. goobot macrumors 603

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    then the jailbreak will install custom soft to remove this
     
  3. detroit1 macrumors regular

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    they cant just cut service. many of my family members, including my dad, dont use their phones for music thus not updating it. it says nowhere in any 2 year contract that they can cut service whenever they want. im sure there will be some sort of class action suit if anything remotely close to this occurs
     
  4. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    The Face Time privacy issues are absolute crap. The guy's claim is that since WiFi is insecure, so are your Face Time calls. There is nothing special about Face Time that makes it any less secure than sending any other type of unencrypted personal information over unencrypted WiFi. Oh yeah, he also criticizes it because teens will using it for taking their clothes off for each other. How dare Apple release technology that allows that! What's next? Letting you browse porn sites in Safari???
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its pure bs, already confirmed by musclenerd that went thru the code.

    From Musclenerd's Twitter:


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    Originally Posted by MuscleNerd
    Common sense (and simple code inspection) shows that "leak" by "Alpha" about iPhone4 OTA re-locking to be silly FUD.

    There is no OTA upgrade code in iOS 4.0.
     
  6. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    one sentence in and the only site carrying that news proves its BS. dont waste your time.
     
  7. goobot macrumors 603

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    o and what that is is for stoping unlocking. it doesnt let you downgrade your baseband. not that any devs ever look for bootloader exploits.
     
  8. Sixpack446 thread starter macrumors member

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    Applejuiced thank your for the info. I was Definitely worried for a minute there.
     
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Been jailbreaking for a number of years now, and as many iPhones that I've returned or had the Genius take a look at, I'm yet to be told that my iPhone is jailbroken...:rolleyes:
     
  10. fretdevil macrumors member

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    That was actually painful to read. I don't think Apple would hire a person who is functionally illiterate.
     
  11. Press22 macrumors 6502

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    +1
     
  12. FelixDerKater macrumors 68020

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    My experience in this situation has been that the "genius" plugs in the phone and runs a diagnostic, says, "Your battery life has sucked and you have a lot of dropped calls..." He then walks to the back of the store and returns with a new iPhone, and has me sign off that I received a replacement. It takes less than five minutes, and there is no mention of jailbreaking or not.
     
  13. Rob Mclovin macrumors 6502

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    They cant just cut service if you do not upgrade. What if your on a business trip and arent arent any computers to sync to upgrade. Or your computer breaks and dont have itunes for a while, they cant just cut service.

    Class Action lawsuit just waiting if that were true.
     
  14. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    This, and the part about cutting service is BS.
     
  15. saving107 macrumors 603

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    someone on the board posted this article yesterday, and when I read the link I knew right away that it wasn't real because as software engineer (alpha) who deals with codes all day, he does have a lot of grammar mistakes.
     

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