Consumers who are using iPhone or any other smartphone which requires you to jailbreak of root your device can breath a sigh of relief. According to new Government rules announced today, jailbreaking, unlocking and installing unapproved apps on your mobile phone/smartphone device is now legal.
Companies like Apple and Google’s Android OS have been restricting users from installing applications that are not approved by them and available in the iTunes Store and Android Market place respectively. However, that will be a thing of the past as users will be able to legally install any app of their choice.
Consumers can also break access controls on their phone in order to switch wireless carriers, commonly known as unlocking iPhone. However, the new rules will still allow Apple to disable jailbroken phones with software upgrades, though this should not be an issue since iPhone jailbreaks are made available for free by the Dev Team for the new updates Apple releases.
The new rules which make jailbreaking and unlocking iPhone legal will take effect Tuesday and will remain in effect for the next 3 years at-least when they are reviewed again. So, starting tomorrow put off your fear of legal issues and jailbreak your iPhone to get most out of it.