Is it okay to jail break an iphone?

Till recently I had no idea what jail breaking an iphone meant. My understanding is that this is to allow non apple apple software to be loaded to iphone.

Has anyone done this? There is software I would like to download that is outside i tunes.

Are they any downsides to allowing my relative to jail break my iphone? Is it legal? 

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I won't do it

thisistibi |
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Ever get the feeling the world has moved on without you?!

Steve Holloway |
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Legal but with greater security risks

stepurhan |
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Helpful response

FirstTab |
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Risks are minimal

keithsharvey |