Quick Update on iPad 2 Jailbreak
It’s just been a couple of weeks since iPhone Dev team and iH8sn0w released Redsn0w, PwnageTool and Sn0wbreeze to jailbreak the latest iOS software update for iOS 4.3.3 for iPhone, iPad 1, iPod Touch and Apple TV.
iPad 2 is currently the only iOS device that cannot be jailbroken. So if you’re eagerly waiting for it, here’s a quick update for you.
Jailbreak for iPad 2 by Comex was successful in jailbreaking the device as soon as it was launched. But Apple manage to fix the iPad 2 jailbreak vulnerability in iOS 4.3.1. So iPhone Dev team has released untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.x using i0nic’s method for all iOS 4.3.x supported iDevices except iPad 2.
There were some rumors that Joshua Hill will released an update to jailbreak iPad 2 in the next few weeks at a live video discussion with MyGreatFest team.
However, MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev team has clear the doubt in a series of tweets that p0sixninja was just speculating and there hasn’t been much progress made on the iPad 2 jailbreak front.
The Apple “news blogs” are once again getting everything wrong. The ETA of “weeks” for iPad2 JB was just a guess.
It could very well be months for public iPad2 JB. Pressing for ETA just causes guesstimates like that to get misquoted and mutated.
the only iPad2 jailbreak progress to date has been from comex. Everything else is a misunderstanding.
Note that the is nothing that /could/ be released for the iPad 2 jailbreak right now, so any “dates” or “timeframes” are pure speculation.
that initial iPad2 JB (the only one to date) can’t be redistributed without also including Apple code, which is not allowed.
MuscleNerd has advised iPad 2 users still on iOS 4.3 to avoid upgrading to iOS 4.3.x:
until something for iPad2 is released, the only way to keep all possible options on the table is to keep it at 4.3
Still uncertain as when the jailbreak for iPad 2 will be released.
[ Via iphonehacks ]
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