Apple can detect jailbreaks now?????

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

  1. Sixpack446 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    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.

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


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    then the jailbreak will install custom soft to remove this
  3. detroit1 macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    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

    Apr 22, 2005
    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


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Its pure bs, already confirmed by musclenerd that went thru the code.

    From Musclenerd's Twitter:

    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


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    one sentence in and the only site carrying that news proves its BS. dont waste your time.
  7. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    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

    Jun 24, 2010
    Applejuiced thank your for the info. I was Definitely worried for a minute there.
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    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

    Jun 15, 2010
    San Diego
    That was actually painful to read. I don't think Apple would hire a person who is functionally illiterate.
  11. Press22 macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2010
    Las Vegas
  12. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
    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

    Jul 24, 2008
    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


    Oct 30, 2009
    This, and the part about cutting service is BS.
  15. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca

    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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