HomePod’s first jailbreak opens the door to unofficial features

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There are unsurprisingly caveats. This doesn’t cover the HomePod mini, of course. And like with any jailbreak, you’re stepping outside of warrantied support if something goes wrong. There’s also the cat-and-mouse game with Apple to consider. Jailbreaks work by exploiting security holes that device makers like Apple are eager to fix. There’s no guarantee a jailbreak will work with later HomePod software, so you may be stuck with a given feature set until (and unless) there’s a jailbreak for the more recent code. As many possibilities as there are, you might want to stick with unmodified software if you’d rather not take any risks.

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