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iDongle Easily Jailbreaks Your iPhone

Looking to jailbreak your iPhone but just don't want to deal with the possibly of bricking the device? Join the club. This new hardware-based jailbreaking device promises to make the transition easy.

Called the iDongle, it boasts the ability to jailbreak and activate an iPhone 3GS or iPod Touch running OS 3.1.2. Users simply plug the device into the dock connector. No computer connection is needed. It can even boot your current jailbroken device (tethered boot) if it's stuck in "recovery mode."

The drawback to the iDongle is that there's a limited supply. "For now, I only have a dozen of (working) prototype," said the iDongle's creator. "I need to raise some minimal funds to start manufacturing them in quantities, to lower the price as much as possible for the community."

While the idea is great, the developer may eventually suffer a legal wrath from Apple similar to the lawsuit raged by Nintendo in its fight against R4 mod chip piracy. Nintendo eventually won its battle, collecting over half a million dollars from an Australian company that distributed the Nintendo DS mod chip.

  • dman3k
    if you want to root an iphone, get an android instead.
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  • Hellbound
    And a law suit in 3, 2, 1.............
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  • "if you want to root an iphone, get an android instead."

    This doesn't make any sense.
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  • jrharbort
    Anyone else think the name sounds a bit suggestive? Surely they could have come up with a better name.
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  • mayne92
    dman3kif you want to root an iphone, get an android instead.Never a fan of the iPhone...but def one for the Android!
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  • Does Apple get to sue twice, once for the device and second for the name? Since they think anything with an 'i' in the name beginning of the name is trademarked to them. They should register 'iLawsuit'
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  • megamanx00
    heh, iDongle
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  • Trueno07
    jrharbortAnyone else think the name sounds a bit suggestive? Surely they could have come up with a better name.
    Apple is releasing the Ipad here in a month or so.
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  • Yep, Apple will sue and win only because the dock connector is proprietary. Get the iDong while you can, people!
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  • Abrahm
    The saddest part is that you actually have to jailbreak a device that you bought.
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