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A key step in Apple’s iOS model was revealed to us all yesterday in the form of Over The Air (OTA) updates. This is something the Android market have had for some time and has been rumoured to be coming to iOS for nearly as long. A question on many people’s lips since the announcement of OTA in iOS has been, “Is this the end of jailbreaking?“
My immediate reaction was, “No“. The jailbreak community are hugely resourceful and very skilled at manipulating the iOS builds. For sure there have been vast improvements promised in iOS versus any previous iOS release, however there are still a vast number of tweaks and software components that will still require a jailbreak if you want functionality like the rather excellent SBSettings.
Thankfully, those doubtful should be able toÂ breath a confident sigh of reliefÂ based on a tweet by iPhone jailbreak developer MuscleNerd:
Personally, I can’t wait – other jailbreak developers have suggested a jailbreak will be out within a week of iOS 5’s release.