Jailbreaking (Funny story)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by cambookpro, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Well, I call this a funny story, some may call it stupid, daft, ignorant, naive or just down right hilarious.

    My friend at school is in year eight. This means he is 12-13 years old. Like many people in that year, he has an iPod touch.

    Now, the latest craze is to jailbreak. Most people do it so they can enable multitasking (slow down their system), download 'free' apps (illegally) and add fancy stuff (they think they need). Now I'm not against jailbreaking (I jailbreak(ed?) my iPod touch), but my iP4 is un-jailbroken.

    So, anyway, this kid at school jailbreaks his iPod touch, and thinks great! I can now have a pornographic Mario as the boot logo! Somewhere along the line, he also hears he can get apps for free. So he says, great! Along he goes to the App Store (not Installous) and spends £500 (about $800) on apps thinking they're free because he jailbroke.

    The best (or worst) part is it was all on his Dad's iTunes account, and, to top it all off, he downloaded a £80 TomTom app but didn't install it because he doesn't have GPS and the download took too long!

    I guess it just shows the danger of a kid with the internet and a password to his Dad's iTunes account. :eek:
     
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    That's not funny. That's awfull. I hope his dad gives him a lesson.
     
  4. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    LOL!! that is pretty funny and stupid. I feel bad for the kids dad though
     
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    I guess it depends what your sense of humours like.
     
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    I'd make him pay me back. He got himself into that mess, he can get himself out.
     
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    I gotta agree here. The kid made a foolish mistake.
     
  9. labman macrumors 604

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    example of why people should read before thinking they know it all! ;) Also steeling doesn't pay! :p
     
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    laughing at other's misfortune! go team!
     
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    I see someone using the "Report a problem" feature of the iTunes store soon....
     
  13. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    That's pretty sad. This kid is never going to see daylight again.
     
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    lmao, this IS a hilarious story, ignorance at its best

    poor kid :D
     
  15. SL4VE macrumors 6502

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    That dads gonna have to spend even more money on a burial under the porch
     
  16. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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    +1

    It serves him right and just goes to show how people abuse anonymous theft for items they don't even need or have a use for. They just want to have it.
     
  17. utneon macrumors regular

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    some points:

    1. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    2. that's why you don't give kids permission to buy from your account. NEVER!! that is just asking for trouble

    3. that's what you get for piracy.

    4. that tomtom app download is just an example how ignorant and stupid kids are when dealing with devices far away from their mental capacity to use at it's full potential.

    5. hope his dad gives him a good punishment and get the money back
     
  18. cambookpro thread starter macrumors 603

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    I'd actually probably blame it on his Dad. Who gives their children their iTunes password? :confused:
     
  19. Charlie Sheen macrumors 6502

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    This only shows that itunes should have the option to set a charging limit or whatever its called. So that you can't download more that for the pre set money limit. Or just do it the easy way: gift cards and no credit card.
     
  20. cambookpro thread starter macrumors 603

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    That's what I have. Probably the easiest solution.
     
  21. Charlie Sheen macrumors 6502

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    This is a funny but still serious storry so could you perhabs report about the upcomming events and how his father reacted. Ans by the way i'm pretty sure he'll lose his ipod.
     
  22. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    The dad could ring / email Apple and say that it was stolen and the person who stole it, bought all those apps; then they obviously found it. And they get a refund for all the apps. So, everyone lives happily ever after - the boy now knows how to download illegal apps (not that I know how to download apps illegally), and the dad gets his money back.
     
  23. Charlie Sheen macrumors 6502

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    How did the thief know the password?
     
  24. 482214 macrumors 6502

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    The kid is 12!... Perhaps if daddy spent more time being a dad he'd have saved £500!
     
  25. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    That's not the question you want to ask. The question that you want to ask is: how do I know your password (for Mac Rumours)? :D
     

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