Jailbreaking the iPod Touch or any generation of the iPod is getting popular. And you shouldn’t be surprised if you know that the person you are working with has a jailbroken iPod. What’s with jailbreaking the gadget, and it is really okay and acceptable to own a jailbroken iPod Touch?
Here’s the lowdown on this activity: you should know that this is a completely legal process. But is this a good and ethical move? Well this is a whole question altogether, and should be discussed extensively. For the moment, we discuss its legality and at the same time explain the benefits of having the iPod or the iTouch tweaked.
Is it legal to own a jailbroken iPod?
Prep-up your iPod and learn the steps needed in order to jailbreak an iPod. Yes, under the DMCA of 2010 doing this job is perfectly legal in the country. If you are residing in the European Union, then you should be glad to know that this is perfectly okay.
But there is a cost, and a price to pay if you own a jailbroken iPod Touch. Be ready to face the possible consequences that can be imposed by Apple. One thing that you should be aware of is that this will void the warranty. Also, if the process of jailbreaking is not properly done then this can affect the iPod and may not work with iTunes the next time you use the iTunes with the iPod.
What you can expect from a jailbroken iPod
The process of jailbreaking will not be popular if not for the good things that can be done to the iPod. There are a number of things that can be done to the gadget once this process is done, and one benefit is that this will circumvent the software limitations that have been put in place by Apple. Though jailbreaking, you can bypass the iTunes and you can refer to other sources for third party applications. There are custom apps that are available online, and these can be added to the iPod.
So you want to customize the look and the feel of the iPod. Now, you can make this happen once you performed the process of jailbreaking on the iPod. You can find different themes, install these themes and more importantly you can also redesign the user interface.
If the iPod is jailbroken, then you also open up the gadget to more games. This is made possible by installing an app that would free up the gadget and accommodate games. For example you can use the NES emulator in order to play the classic NES games. There is also the Play Station emulator that can allow you to play games like Doom. In short you will be given a free hand in handling, using and customizing the iPod if you can own a jailbroken iPod. From multi-tasking to console emulation to downloading pirated apps (yes, this is now possible), the jailbreaking process all makes that possible. Thanks to this process, your iPod becomes your iThing for life.