A group of developers have released a way to jailbreak Apple's iPhone and iPad via the Safari browser without the need to connect any device to a computer.

All users have to do, according to developer Comex, is go to jailbreakme.com and slide a switch to begin the jailbreaking process.

"A jailbreak is simply the ability to run apps and use themes and tweaks not approved by Apple. Jailbreaking doesn't slow down your device or use any battery, and is fully reversible (just restore in iTunes). A jailbreak lets your device be how you want it", says the site in the FAQ section.

The software reportedly works with iOS 3.2 and iOS 4, however not the latest developer beta iOS 4.1.

9to5mac.com has a video of the jailbreak in action showing the process taking seconds rather than minutes.

The new jailbreak software comes just a week after the Library of Congress in the US added an exception to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that allows users to now legally jailbreak their phones.

However, before you rush to the link and start the process, it's worth pointing out that Apple will still deem that in doing so you will void the warranty. Furthermore there are security risks involved so this isn't for the faint hearted.

Proceed with caution.

Thanks jon