A few dys ago Apple disable their jailbreak detection API in iOS 4.2.In fact the company decided to offer a new API with its important iOS 4.0 release back in June, as part of a bundle of mobile device management APIs, which was able to detect jailbreaks,but now only six months later they have removed it with the release of iOS 4.2. The reason has not been disclosed and the removal was done silently.
As you already know there are various jailbreak tools available out there which will help you jailbreak any iOS device, the iPhone, the iPod touch and the iPad. These tools, although developed by hackers, and although voiding your iOS device’s warranty, are no longer illegal. Jailbreaking, unlocking and rooting are legal procedures, at least in the USA, which means that anyone can do whatever he or she pleases with their iOS devices without risking any punishment according to the law.
The major concern with jailbroken iOS devices comes from various organizations that would like to know if any jailbroken devices access their servers. They surely could use such APIs to prevent jailbroken devices from accessing files on enterprises’ servers although we haven’t heard yet of any major security breaches caused by jailbroken devices.
There are plenty of iPhone jailbreak and unlock tools coming in the future and if you own an iPhone 4 running iOS 4.2.1 keep your eyes peeled as there is sure to be an unlock solution released anytime soon.
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