Resolved Why doesn't security companies invest in Jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Grolubao, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Grolubao macrumors 65816

    Grolubao

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    It always struck me why don't security companies invest resource in trying to Jailbreak iOs and then sell the service? I mean, I cannot believe the only resources in the world that can do it are hackers like comex or pod2g. With the right investment, all applications can be hacked.

    Is it illegal to sell such a service?
     
  2. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Not sure about the legality. While it's been said that Jailbreaking is legal in the US (and elsewhere), those sorts of exemptions usually just cover individuals.

    The major problem is that the entire business would be dependent on something that is completely unstable.

    All businesses have risk, but with something like this the risks are probably just too high.

    Some risks:

    • Updates breaking the Jailbreak
    • People bricking their devices
    • Difficulty in downgrading if you get a replacement device
    • Difficulty level is too high for the average user
    • Risk of lawsuits or changes to the law
     
  3. Grolubao thread starter macrumors 65816

    Grolubao

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    True, fair points, but if you think about the money that single individuals make out of jailbreaking, all this problems still apply and they still do it
     

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