What is jailbreaking?


A jailbreak, in the context of computing, is a jargon expression for the act of overcoming limitations in a computer or device that was original put there for security, administrative or marketing reasons.

The jargon term is today mostly used to describe using software exploits to remove software restrictions imposed by Apple’s operating system. iOS jailbreaking permits root access to the iOS file system and manager, enabling the user to download applications, extensions and themes which are not available on the Apple App Store.

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