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First iPhone 4 'Jailbreak' Posted Online

(CNN) - A well-known hacker on Sunday posted the first "jailbreak" for the iPhone 4.

The hack -- available at jailbreakme.com -- installs a program that lets iPhone 4 owners and others purchase apps from stores other than the Apple App Store.

To start the process, visit that website using the Safari browser on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Unlike other jailbreaks, this version reportedly can be installed from the Web, without the aid of another computer.

Hackers already had posted jailbreaks for previous iPhone models, but the jailbreakme.com site is the first jailbreak reported to work with Apple's newest model of smartphone, which went on sale June 24.

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