Got a bit surprised by finding the , that by definition:

process of removing the limitations imposed by Apple on devices running the iOS operating system through the use of hardware/software exploits...

See the Wikipedia article regarding jailbreaking

While a jargon expression, it is strictly associated with iOS devices. For Android devices, the jargon is "Rooting".

This terms exist and essentially mean the same thing, but each one is specific to a different device type using a different software. At Android Enthusiasts, we deal with only one type, Android, but yet we have three questions sitting on the main site since 2010 tagged :

Two of the three questions already have

While two of the three questions are closed, one remains open and the tag remains active. Whether the questions are useful or not, that's another topic, what I'm discussing is:

Is it good to have a tag that's specificity directed to a non-android device? If not, should it be burninate and/or blacklisted, or by popular demand, merge and create a synonym?

  • Burnination seems like overkill for a tag that's only on three questions. Best to just remove it from those questions and let the tag auto-delete. If it keeps coming back we can reconsider.
    – ale
    Commented Aug 18, 2012 at 20:02

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I suggest simply making the a synonym of . This way users who try to use the tag are automatically pointed to the right term/tag.

  • Didn't think of this at first, makes sense, tks.
    – Zuul
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 13:08

I merged the tag jailbreak to rooting and created a synonym.

  • Nice, seems to be the popular demand. I've updated the question, as to better allow a "status-completed".
    – Zuul
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 13:07
  • Did you forget the status-completed tag?
    – Flow
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 15:25
  • @Flow whoops, thanks, forgot to add it. Tag added
    – Bryan Denny Mod
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 17:28

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