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by Thombar99 / August 16, 2011 3:45 AM PDT

I'm 70 and have some computer savvy but not a lot. I have an iPhone4 and a friend recommended I get a "jailbreak" program to download apps to my phone. Is this a legal program and will it hurt my phone if I install it?<div style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 191); border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; height: auto; line-height: normal; text-align: left; width: auto; direction: ltr; z-index: 99995; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "></div>

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Agree with Bob here,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 16, 2011 6:30 AM PDT
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you have a fully functional iPhone that has the entire Apple App store from which to choose from 425000 apps.

How many apps do you need?

As already mentioned, a fully functional phone with support from Apple.

Jailbreak and you lose the Apple App store, lose any warranty support and run the risk of "bricking" your iPhone.

Unless you are really desperate for a particular function on your iPhone, one that is not available at the App store, then don't do it.

P

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Jailbreak
by Thombar99 / August 16, 2011 10:47 AM PDT
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That's exactly what I wanted to know! Thanks much for your reply and I will forgo the jailbreak. Grin <div style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 191); border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; height: auto; line-height: normal; text-align: left; width: auto; direction: ltr; z-index: 99995; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "></div>

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Sure it's legal. But did they tell you all the risks?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2011 3:53 AM PDT
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It seems unfair they would not tell you about the lack of warranty and more.

Since we can already install apps, why would I do this?
Bob

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Jailbreak.
by PETERLUO111 / August 16, 2011 4:59 PM PDT
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jailbreak is needed when necessary, but should be used carefully, or the result may be bad.

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Now explain to the OP
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 16, 2011 10:00 PM PDT
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when Jailbreaking is necessary

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