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News iPhone kill-switch kill switch released

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 19 Aug 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Two weeks at most?

    Bet Apple're a bit miffed that was found..
     
  3. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    errrm.... whats a "jailbroken" unit?
     
  4. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    An iPhone that can run on any network, because it has been cracked.

    Personally, I'm not caring - as it's been said before, there isn't a lot that hasn't been done before, that is contained within the iPhone
     
  5. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    saw it yesterday when i updated BossPref.app via Cydia.app....... hasn't enabled it yet as the kill-switch isn't in effect at the moment.


    btw, in your news article, you implied BossPref is available for non-jailbroken phone, i don't believe that's the case, the phone must be jailbroken to use Cydia, and to install 3rd party application.

    sorry, i didn't read the whole article. i only read the start of each paragraph. :blush:
     
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  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Did I? I meant to imply the opposite - that there is no way to disable the kill switch on a 'phone that has not been jailbroken.

    In fact, I say:
    Which seems pretty clear to me - BossPrefs can only be run on a jailbroken iPhone. Was there a specific section you thought implied otherwise? Highlight it and I'll change it. :)
     
  7. Jik

    Jik A Dremel, what is it?

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    A jailbroken iPhone does not mean that it can run on any network actually. Jailbreaking is a process that allows the user to run 3rd party developed programs such as an unlocker.
     
  8. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    this was prone to happening.... so very predictable.
     
  9. quack

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    An iPhone that can run all 3rd party applications and not just those from Apple's official App Store.

    Incorrect. That requires the phone to be unlocked.
     
  10. raGe82

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    Sometime soon Apple will release some software in its app store. A nice, useful application. To make things better this application won't be 'personaly' signed by Apple - it will be some unknown home developer. And then...

    Couple days later there will be massive action - this software contains a virus which can destroy your phone, but thanks to "The Great Kill Switch" we can disable this naughty app and save your iPhones. ;)
     
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