Everyone talks about jailbreaking. What does it even mean?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by norcalstadium, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. norcalstadium macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2007
    All I really want to know is this: (1) what is jailbreaking, and (2) why do people do it in light of all the potential consequences (I mean, from what I've read, I've discerned that jailbreaking an iPod invalidates its warranty, which is sort of a big deal).
  2. Luis macrumors 65816


    Jul 19, 2006
    Costa Rica
    1- it is a method of accessing the iPods/iPhone's file system and be able to modify it to your will.

    2-Because you can get a lot of cool stuff in your phone if you do it. Plus if you screw up, normally a restore fixes everything.
  3. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2007
    Boston, MA USA
    You might find this post on TUAW from October of use: http://www.tuaw.com/2007/10/11/iphone-101-hacks-vocabulary-primer/

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