No Jailbreak Required

by john October 19, 2010

Bad Elf accessories work with all iOS devices right out of the box, no jailbreak required. You could say that this gives you a Get Out of Jail Free card. The Bad Elf team enrolled in and navigated through the Apple Made for iPod touch/iPhone/iPad (MFI) program to bring accessories to the community that do not require users to jailbreak the device.  For those unfamiliar with the term, jailbreaking refers to the process of unlocking the iOS operating system on the device to circumvent limitations placed on the device by Apple.

Apple claims that jailbreaking may void your warranty, but about ten percent of iOS users are said to have done so anyway.  This means that the very large majority of iOS device owners use the device as shipped by Apple. This is the market for which we build our devices.  The key advantages to using an MFI device include:

  • Use the accessory without modifying your iOS device
  • Avoid losing your iOS device warranty
  • Enable app access to accessories directly via Apple's Core Services Layer




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