Originally Posted by l_macd
I didn't think it was technically legal to jailbreak or hack a device in the first place?
My understanding was not that it was illegal but that it would void a product's warranty. Which is fair enough and makes sense from the manufacturer's point of view. If you brick your device doing something that is not "normal" they shouldn't have to be responsible. Of course from a "legality" point of view, that will vary from one country to another.
After the warranty period is over however and the vendor is no longer responsible, it would be the owner's call...and their consequences if something goes wrong.