iPad 2 iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak, rewarding the programmer

 

By Posted 16 May 2011, 13:26

Last week we looked at the latest iPad 4.3.3 jailbreak that worked with the first generation device, iPhone etc. The jailbreak for iPad 2 will be available soon according to online reports, and today we’re hearing rumors via Twitter that some programmers want to charge for the jailbreak of a new iOS.

Without going into the legal implications of this, we wonder if iPhone and iPad users would want to pay for a jailbreak. You can see some images of Tweets over on Today’s iPhone, which come from a certain developer who they say is “responsible” for discovering exploits in Apple’s iOS, which include 4.3.3, 4.3.2, and 4.3.1.

Also See: Office Depot iOS app gains 4.9.1 update

We’ve heard some feedback from iOS users already, and some feel that a charge should mean improved software like Cydia, and others feel that everyone should earn money for a service, including jailbreaking iPad 2. The problem comes when someone bricks their new iPad 2 or iPhone, if programmers charge then there will be some kind of accountability.

What are your thoughts on the possibility of this service being chargeable?

  • peter by

    is it justifiable? what is it that has differed from the past that now make them need to charge for the service? i think this is something that they'd have a hard time 'selling' to the masses that have already JB'ed their phones

    contrary to this, i think a small (nominal) fee is worthwhile. 5 or 10 bucks to support the developers, though economies of scale can always lead to inflation if something like this takes effect.

  • monTage69

    It's utter rubbish!! They will never charge for it, it's a huge misunderstanding.

  • Andy

    This is bullshit. "They" have been saying since February that the ipad 2 will be jailbroken SOON. How SOON?

  • Ken

    If I have to pay to damage my device, I wouldn't do it…..lol

    • austin

      with that attitude, why would you "damage you device" for free?