Less than 3 days after Apple released the new 4.3.3 firmware, leaders of the jailbreak community have already provided provided several way to hack the new software.

The infamous Dev Team updated their popular PwnageTool and RedSn0w applications to jailbreak all iDevices that support Apple’s latest firmware, excluding the iPad 2.

I know, the wait is becoming unbearable. Luckily, the Dev Team gave us an update on the current status of the iPad 2 jailbreak:

The iPad2 jailbreak remains under development. As you may know, the original exploit @comex developed in the first week of the iPad2 release was mysteriously fixed by Apple within days of its development. Partly because of this, don’t expect much public discussion of the iPad 2 jailbreak until its actually finished and ready for release (and please avoid asking about it). In all likelihood, it will be a userland exploit like the first (unreleased) one, not dependent on bootrom dumps.

For those of you wondering why hackers have the ability to jailbreak the iPad 2 and haven’t shared it with the masses yet, the Dev Team explains:

The first one can’t be released even for those with the original 4.3 firmware due to legal (distribution) reasons.

It’s good to know the Dev Team has not forgotten about us folks who are starving for a jailbreak solution for Apple’s latest tablet. It’ll be interesting to see if members of the Dev Team can beat Geohot and the Chronic Dev team to the iPad 2 jailbreak, who are reportedly using a method that requires a bootrom dump.

What do you think?



  • digitalus

    So looking forward to being able to get some better functionality & tweaks on my iPad 2. But you’re right, the wait is almost unbeareable.

  • Mr. Swagger

    Get on your game boii. This jailbreak is a need! Not want. Understand this. Ya dig?

  • Tr0jan69

    I just don’t understand what legal reasons could be stopping the distribution of the 4.3 userland JB
    I still haven’t updated, give it to me and I won’t tell…..

    • Alvin

      Same question!

      • MrMagic

        Did you ever hear about the DMCA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Millennium_Copyright_Act)?
        Due to that American law, they cannot distribute software that contains code from Apple’s iOS firmware. This is why redsn0w asks for the current .ipsw file to patch iOS’s kernel and why PwnageTool doesn’t come with pre-built custom firmwares…
        Understood? The world isn’t all around you…

  • Yea I have yet to update mine. I just can’t wait anymore. I miss my old iPad that was jail broken. Dev team is great though and I’m sure it won’t be to much longer.

  • Hassan BAHRAIN

    I am waiting jailbreak for one month. I hope to come out soon and i belive that Dev Team is great and they can make it.

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  • Norman

    I have jailbroken the iPad 2 (using Photoshop CS4) and it is Unthetered but, for some reason, it was mysteriously fixed by Apple. That’s why we haven’t been able to share the jailbreak to the public.

  • rusti

    my friend goes to the trip in europe and they will have a $50/hour internet on their ship, so they want to turn the ipod 2 V.4.3.3. into a wifi hotspot so they could share the internet between the friends and split pay among friends. They bought ipod 2 today 6/28/2011 and asked me to find the jailbreak to turn it into wifi hotspot. is it dowable? please help. thanks rusti

    • J Diesel

      @ rusti

      Unfortunately, at the moment we do not have a jailbreak for the iPad 2.

      I currently use my iPhone as a hotspot. I would recommend you jailbreak an iPhone, or use another mobile device as a hotspot. Be sure to check your with your carriers’ rates.

  • Abdo

    ThnQ soooo much for ur efforts :)) i hope u fixe it soon !!

  • fortunately, i’ve sell my iphone, ipad, and ipod…