iPhone Dev Team close to making iPhone 3G hack public
According to reports online, the iPhone Dev Team could make hacks for jailbreaking the iPhone 3G public, thus continuing to piss off Apple and the mobile carriers, and potentially risking sanctions on future devices for those of us who just want to use the iPhone as it is.
A number of users want to do one or both of two things: break away from the authorised mobile networks (AT&T in the US, Rogers in Canada, O2 in the UK, etc) and run their own applications on the iPhone without having to via the App Store.
The iPhone Dev Team has posted a video allegedly showing a jailbroken iPhone 3G. It's below:
Personally, I've always felt the risks of unlocking the iPhone outweigh the advantages, particularly now we have iPhone 2.0 software and a growing collection of decent applications. However, there are some for whom hacking all day is a "fun hobby" and others who just have to jailbreak Apple's beautiful work because they either hate Apple's restrictions (but still bought an iPhone and not a Symbian or Windows Mobile device) or hate the carrier (most mobile networks mess customers about in some way at some time).
No doubt there'll be jailbreaking and repercussions aplenty over the coming few weeks.
(Via iPhone Atlas)
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