University student manages to amass $50,000 per year by simply jailbreaking iOS devices

University student manages to amass $50,000 per year by simply jailbreaking iOS devices
Call it one lifestyle that provides ample income, but for some odd reason, some might find it rather difficult to hear that an individual can earn around $50,000 per year by just offering the wonderful services of jailbreaking iOS devices.

Well, it’s the honest truth because George Mason University student, Kevin Lee, is living proof of how those special skills can translate to a healthy career. The currently enrolled senior actually started off jailbreaking iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices for friends and family members, but it soon blossomed to something utterly more than what people would fathom.

In fact, he managed to take advantage of his jailbreaking skills and turned it into a lucrative business that has grown tremendously. At first, he was getting 5 to 10 customers a week, but now it’s moving steadily at around 30 to 40 – which goes to show the kind of demand for such services.

As it stands right now, he’s getting a bulk of business with the aid of Craigslist, but it’ll be interesting to see if he’ll eventually increase his operations to handle more workload. For a college student, making a solid $50,000 per year isn’t too shabby at all – especially when he’s doing something that he enjoys.

source: Washington Post via IntoMobile

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1. TheBrizz

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 24, 2010

And the IRS will be looking into this in 3... 2... 1...

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

thats what I call lucrative hobby, if he manages to double the number of phones every year he can build his own company... and retire. jk :P still thats quite a big abbount of money

3. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

That's not too bad for a hobby but definitely not something he should consider doing as a career/job. Unfortunately the government is going to want to get a large share of it.

4. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

Steve jobs wants his cut on you messing with his gear. :)

5. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Really? This guy makes money($50K) off voiding people's warranty, really?

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

well if you see it in a certain way... yes he does

7. DJLegacy2k5

Posts: 212; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

A Fake MIZ, NO WAY! Just when I thought I couldnt dislike that douche anymore, now we have imposters....oh god! Miz makes a living off "Reality TV" and being a tool, Really? Really? REALLY?

8. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

He provides a service that is in demand. Jobs went to one extreme and people feel justified in getting freedom on hardware they purchase with good $ [regardless of warranty or dubious legality of the jailbreak]. Personally I think no access to the battery is a bigger obstacle preventing me from owning an iPhone than the iOS lockdown...

9. Apple Fanboy unregistered

its not voiding their warranty, trust me, I kno, if they need anything done at the Apple store or by Apple, they can just restore the device to factory default settings through iTunes

10. Monique27 unregistered

yes, that is correct. That's why I just went ahead and jailbreak my iPhone. I'm happy that I did because now I'm enjoying a better notification system for email and sms because the way apple implements this is just terrible...this was the main reason why I wanted to jailbreak...and jailbreak is completely legal and fairly easy, so why not do it? just make sure not to brick your phone :)

11. pedro sa unregistered

hahaha funny thing that the developers of jailbreak tell you not too pay for that service hahaha

12. iami67 unregistered

I can't believe there are that many stupid college kids that need there Iphone jailbreaked. When it comes to computers I myself would say I am about average when it comes to knowledge about them and yet I could easily go to and type in root droid or jailbreak Iphone and with in a half hour the phone Is done. Are people this lazy to pay or too stupid to figure it out alone lol. I do it for friends while I'm at work it now take 10-15 mins for most phone. Maybe I was the dumb one for not charging lol. I just think people are lazy and wanted to see if this site would actually let me post with out having to sign up some crazy thing lol.

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