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post #41 of 52
One thing's for sure
They are making Apple look really bad
post #42 of 52
People got sold by Android since it was open. Now that W7P is open it will sell like cookies.
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post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
You stated that "they" should take the risk out of it. I presented proof that this PS3 jailbreak is unique to the PS3 and not other devices.

They've done all they can do to 'take the risk out of it.'
...What I meant was that the MS might be doing some basic reverse psychology by removing the risk of being chased down by lawyers and getting sued and furthermore make the crackers infamous. Its less exciting to play the game if there's no risk involved. Nothing to do with any security algorithm.
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post #44 of 52
Historically, Microsoft has known how to crush rivals by allowing a little bit of "controlled openness". They do it so well I'm surprised their competitors don't try to copy them.
post #45 of 52
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
One thing's for sure
They are making Apple look really bad
It is legal to jailbreak an iPhone, so how exactly is that making Apple look bad? Its just a publicity stunt...
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For some reason this just hit me...the term "jailbreak" just means to bypass security right? Did this term just come about after the iPhone was jailbroken or did we always use this term?
    
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Originally Posted by Lumpiia View Post
For some reason this just hit me...the term "jailbreak" just means to bypass security right? Did this term just come about after the iPhone was jailbroken or did we always use this term?
you can jailbreak Xbox 360's and everything
    
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post #48 of 52
Whatever people will always find something to complain about...while I dont care for windows mobile, I like what they did on this one :-)
post #49 of 52
finally some1 figured it out... people are jailbreaking stuff to get it to do more!
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post #50 of 52
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Originally Posted by twich12 View Post
finally some1 figured it out... people are jailbreaking stuff to get it to do more!
Amen, brother.

Good question someone posted though. What if MS is just taking advantage of GeoHot? I mean bait him with an phone, find flaws, fix them, etc. Sounds like they should be paying him instead.
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