17 Apr '11, 7am

Is it legal to jailbreak an iPhone in S’pore?

Is it legal to jailbreak an iPhone in S’pore?

Jailbreaking a phone is not an uncommon practice. (Reuters photo) In July last year, the United States' federal regulators declared it was lawful to "jailbreak" an iPhone despite strong opposition from Apple as it would affect the company's lucrative App Store business. Ever since, many iPhone users here have been inquiring whether it is legal to jailbreak their iOS devices, too. Yahoo! Singapore spoke to five media lawyers and they all confirmed that iPhone jailbreaking is legal, but it comes with a catch. It is legal to hack your iOS to gain access to additional features or install unverified third-party applications that are not available in the App Store if it does not violate any copyright laws. It applies to all mobile operating systems, including Google Android and Windows Mobile. Installation of customised themes or add-ons from external sources, be it complimentar...

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