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I have read that some users say that jailbreaking iPads are okay in the US while some others say that it is illegal to do so. Is jailbreaking an iPad is okay to do so if you were in the US? Do you think it will get enforced if you do so? How many users who are in the US are planning to jailbreak their iPads? I'm sorry, I just want to know.

asked 02 Feb '13, 10:22

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No it is not illegal to jailbreak iPads.

While there is a specific exemption for iPhone and iPods, that does not mean iPads are illegal.

To be honest nothing has changed. The phone exemption got renewed and they just haven't bothered with a tablet one.

Just because there's no exemption doesn't make it illegal.


answered 03 Feb '13, 09:52

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cybr1d ♦

edited 03 Feb '13, 09:52

You really helped me out, thank you so much:)

(03 Feb '13, 09:58) otaku01 otaku01's gravatar image

This is one of the things a lot of people are confused on. The media hypes one half of the story only.

(03 Feb '13, 09:59) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

I see, lol no wonder I got freaked out for the last four days while I was reading the media.

(03 Feb '13, 10:04) otaku01 otaku01's gravatar image

It is illegal to jailbreak iPad's in the US but i know many people planning to. I don't think they will do anything to enforce it. I know many people planning to.


answered 02 Feb '13, 10:38

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I appreciate your answer. I really would like a jailbroken iPad but worried to do so before you answered it. Thanks again. So I will not get into trouble or anything like that?

(02 Feb '13, 10:55) otaku01 otaku01's gravatar image
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