- an instance of gaining access to the operating system of a smartphone, tablet, etc., especially one manufactured by Apple.
- a software program or piece of hardware used to accomplish this: You'll need a jailbreak to run unauthorized apps.
- an instance of circumventing restrictions on access to any computer system or digital content.
verb (used with object), jail·broke [jeyl-brohk] /ˈdʒeɪlˌbroʊk/, jail·brok·en [jeyl-broh-kuh n] /ˈdʒeɪlˌbroʊ kən/, jail·break·ing.
verb (used without object), jail·broke [jeyl-brohk] /ˈdʒeɪlˌbroʊk/, jail·brok·en [jeyl-broh-kuh n] /ˈdʒeɪlˌbroʊ kən/, jail·break·ing.
Examples from the Web for jailbreak
Lehman's script began after the jailbreak, focusing on the hero of the picture, an American who pursues Blake.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There had been no question about his identity when his gang staged a jailbreak, killing the Allen County sheriff in the process.
The accusations include several attacks on various prisons, including a 2011 jailbreak in which Morsi escaped.
On his Twitter account Tuesday, President Felipe Calderón called the jailbreak “deplorable.”Convicts Hunted After Mexican Prison Break Near Border|Christine Pelisek|September 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Such poisonous suspicions have only been deepened by the jailbreak.