If you haven’t been following the progress of the iPad 2 jailbreak, let me give you a brief history. Within days of the device launching, iDevice specialists like Comex and other members of the Dev and Chronic Dev teams had their iPad 2s hacked.

The actual jailbreak part of the process was never really an issue. It was trying to bundle the exploit into a stable, legal package that would be easy enough for the general public to use…

When the iPad 2 launched, Comex himself seemed to be the frontrunner. He tweeted his progress on a regular basis and told the community that he would release his exploit when iOS 4.3.1, as he didn’t want to show Apple his cards before the update.

It turns out, waiting kind of backfired on him. The hole that his exploit used was patched by Apple in iOS 4.3.1 and Comex was back at square one. Disappointed, the iDevice hacker kind of took a step back from jailbreaking for a bit.

It seemed like months went by, with no word from Comex or any kind of progress on the jailbreak 2. We heard murmurs out of p0sixninja and his progress, but nothing ever seemed to materialize.

Fast forward to earlier this month, when rumors started floating around that Comex was once again working on the iPad 2 jailbreak. The hacker seems to have found another PDF exploit, and is working on a jailbreak solution that is as simple as visiting a website.

Now as Comex enters the home stretch, with the entire community watching, several folks have reached out to the lone hacker to tell him thanks. A website has been set up entitled freemyipad.com, to show Comex that the community appreciates all of his hard work.

For doing something so big for some many people, and not asking for a single thing back. For constantly putting up with the hundreds of tweets he receives each day that say stuff like “hurry up” and “are you finished yet?”

iDB encourages you to visit the webpage and say a quick thank you. Chances are, you’ll be using his jailbreak very soon.

  • Funked

    It’s nice to see the community saying thanks. I really hope the jailbreak is out soon lol. Would be cool if he even just said “not today” etc, so we aren’t hanging on the edge of our seats. I’ve been checking twitter every minute, every hour, everyday, since comex put the “PDF” picture on the site lol.

  • John Doe

    Instead of thanking him, how about each one of us send him $.50. Nothing for us, might build up to a lot for his time!

    • T0bi

      0.50$ or 50$?!:D

      • Ernesto Castellanos

        He meant 50¢.

  • T0bi

    It would Be nice to See a Facebook Integration on the “thank you” webpage:P
    There would Be more thanks

    Thank you comex for your great work!!!!

  • @Chris_c81

    Nice, but why does the ‘Thanks’ app need access to my direct messages!? Check it out. When you enter your Twitter name one of the items it wants access to is to read your direct messages until June 30th. Odd.

  • G Funk

    I been waiting for this ever since I got my iPad 2. Comex is a good guy.

  • Yea his teaser page has changed to. Check it out. http://www.jailbreakme.com I assume it’s coming out really soon. Who knows though.

  • Takean

    I’m for even sending a few dollars. It’s a valuable tool. Even though I don’t have an iPad 2 (yet)…I do have an iPhone and the jailbreaking community is awesome. So if he sets up a Paypal button I’m for sending him some $

  • Takean

    I’m for even sending a few dollars. It’s a valuable tool. Even though I don’t have an iPad 2 (yet)…I do have an iPhone and the jailbreaking community is awesome. So if he sets up a Paypal button I’m for sending him some $.

  • Juan

    why do I need to visit a special site just so a tweet is posted on my behalf, thanking him? how dumb. no thanks.

  • John

    It’s Done, go to jailbreakme.com now, awsome dude. thanks comex, my ipad 2 works great!

    • Parker

      Actually comex put out JBM 2.0 which will only jailbreak 4.0.1/3.2.1 my iPad is on 4.3.3 which is very disappointing if it is indeed JBM 3.0

    • moob

      way to go John!!! great to see you’ve even got a head start on comex himself, keep us updated how stable the break is. thanks in advance dude!!

  • Z3D

    John,, are you a moron ??? Nothing is yet done !!!! Dont give folks false hopes!!!!

  • I Would like to donate to Comex and his family $1000 and a JEEP! LEGGO

  • Shannon

    I would, but I don’t have Twitter.