If you just recently got an iPad 2 and are wondering if there is a jailbreak available, there isn’t. The iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak that is so close to being released by the Dev Team, will not work on Apple’s new tablet. Those who were looking forward to hacking their new gadgets will have to wait a little longer.
A series of tweets from known iDevice hacker MuscleNerd yesterday helped shine some light on the current status of the iOS 4.3 jailbreak. He hinted that the 4.3.1 jailbreak by the Dev Team, popular iDevice hackers, will be released sometime in the near future.
It will likely be distributed via RedSn0w and Pwnage Tool, and should work fine for iOS 4.3.1 on the original iPad. Although MuscleNerd claimed the RedSn0w-bound exploit would’t work on Apple’s latest tablet, he did mention that Comex has found another solution that does.
For those who weren’t aware, Comex had a jailbreak for 4.3 almost ready to go, and then Apple dropped iOS 4.3.1 last week. This update magically patched the hole that Comex was using for his hack, forcing him back to the drawing board.
Comex’s new exploit is based on the same one he used for Jailbreak Me, so hopefully iPad 2 owners get the benefit of a Userland jailbreak. This method is the easiest by far from a user’s perspective, as it just requires them to navigate to a website in Safari. Other jailbreak techniques require additional software and multistep processes.
The bottom line is that an official jailbreak for the iPad 2 is imminent, we just aren’t sure of when that will be. As always we will keep you updated on the latest iPad and iPad 2 jailbreak news.
Does anyone have an iPad 2 and are dying to jailbreak it?