The jailbreak scene has been extremely talkative since Comex’s iPad 2 jailbreak was leaked earlier today. Some folks jumped at the chance to install the beta version of the exploit, while others continue bashing the ones responsible for the leak.

It seems the individual(s) responsible for the leak claim they did so to encourage Comex to hurry up and release a final version. But it looks like all the leak did was create more work for the jailbreak community…

Save your iOS 4.3.3 blobs” is probably nearing trending status as iDevice hackers and developers tweet and retweet the warning to followers. Apparently the PDF exploit Comex found can be patched rather quickly, so we are told we can expect iOS 4.3.4 fairly soon.

Jailbreak developer FilippoBiga:

“It will take Apple something like 20 mins to reverse the exploit triggered by the PDF library and patch it. Save your 4.3.3 SHSH NOW please!”

The consensus is that Apple will have released iOS 4.3.4 to patch the JailbreakMe 3.0 exploit before Comex releases it. That would mark the 2nd time that Comex’s iPad 2 exploit is patched by Apple before he releases an actual jailbreak.

The cool thing is that Comex still seems to be set on releasing his iPad 2 hack, and has echoed the rest of the community telling folks to save their blobs. If you aren’t sure how to do that, check out our SHSH Blob tutorial here.

It’ll be interesting to see how fast Apple responds with an iOS update here. They may not considering how close iOS 5 is to releasing, not to mention that iOS 4.3.3 doesn’t have any known issues. What would Apple put in the “Fixes” box? Fixing Comex’s exploit?

Thoughts on the leaked jailbreak? Do you think we’ll see iOS 4.3.4?

  • kokhean

    Apple will always be the same. This is an example.

    Security fixes.

    Well, the leakers don’t have any brains, do they?

    • ferrari

      the leaker probably thought every one would call him a hero for leaking it and get a few bucks on top of it.. instead every one hates him and i wouldent blame comex if he stopped developement of the jbme 3.0

      • tim

        i don’t hate him. why would i?

  • James

    Comex needs to find people he can trust more. Anyone who leaks something to force a programmer to release their version, should just make their own. But they don’t have enough talent too, so they release someone else’s program.

    This jailbreak community is getting like the Star Wars Cantina. Full of Scum and Villainy.

    • Roli

      Like R2D2s ass…lol 😀

      • gudenau

        If I got it I may jailbreak freinds ipads, but I would have it only on my pc! You can trust me Comex!

    • ferrari

      you got that right.. cant trust any one these days they will leak it in a second just to get some cash or think people would praise him for doing so

  • Douchebags!

  • Trent

    Ive been patiently waiting for months now. Now as soon as we are getting close some douche bag testers have to potentially set us back. Comex is helping us all out by working hard, who are they to determine it’s time to force him to hurry up. It just pisses me off that some pieces of turds, screw over the wjole community for and the. Whine because they didn’t get big “recognition.”. Go Comex!!

    • ferrari

      yep.. idiot who leaked it… i would not even use it any way until comex released his final version

  • rdqronos

    I really hope these bastards are happy. They did exactly what NitroKey did… if you don’t remember, they released a hack that the Dev Team was going to use for an unlock, and Apple killed it. I wouldn’t be surprised if at least one of the people who leaked it was on the NitroKey team…

  • Just a case of childish intentions. “Release now! We’ve been waiting for it.”

    Instead, the logical choice would be to wait for his release. He wouldn’t delay it any longer than necessary, and now the ENTIRE community will have to save their blobs and not update to iOS 4.3.4 (if it releases), simply because some kids were idiots..

    The world is funny like that. Eh well. I’ll wait until it’s stable. I don’t want the beta one anyway.

  • c0edx

    Apple can give a shit about the Jailbreak because iOS 5 is around the corner. No new update will take place just to patch the PDF exploit in iOS 4.3.3 They will just patch it in iOS 5.

  • givemeabailout

    Who cares if they patch it. You don’t have to install the patched firmware. Apple hasn’t gone as far as forcing a firmware update yet. With IOS 5 right around the corner they will probably patch it for that release but I don’t believe they will before.

  • Mick

    Tbh Comex has no1 to blame but himself, hes a hacker ffs, he should never have sent it out for beta testing lol, after working on it for so long why risk it, didn’t the ih8snow guy do something similar a while back ??

  • Grossi

    Ok, the leaker is deuchebag and I couldn’t agree more but, It would really be any different if the jailbreak hadn’t been leaked? I mean, as soon as comex release the Jailbreak sometime in the near future Jobs’ whipping on their engineers would begin the same way. Correct if I’m wrong but, In my eyes this whole drama is more a mater of ego than anything else.

  • Mit

    Grossi, the leaked beta is buggy, anyyone using it puts their iPad2 at risk.Making this leak a real issue because the exploit could be patched before a stable release is made. Resulting in no jailbreak worth using and sending Comex back to the drawing board trying to find a brand new exploit and all because some idiots just couldn’t wait a little longer.

    • Mick

      The fact is though that even if Apple do patch it with an updated ios 4.3.4, that doesn’t change anything because it won’t be patched in any previous ios so unless you were a noob and updated without saving your blobs, any work Comex has done will still be valid in 4.3.3 and below.

  • Sneib

    I dont think that Apple release 4.3.4 just to patch one PDF exploit, but who knows! And of course Apple will patch that exploit sooner or later but still that leak was stupid and totally unnecessary thing to do.. If you look the moral side of this leak it’s totally wrong! Lets see if Apple releases 4.3.4, but I think they focus now on iOS 5 and patch the exploit in there.

  • Josh Tucker from ModMyi told me that Comex’s exploit is already corrected in iOS 5 so it’s just a matter of will there be an iOS 4.3.4? I don’t know.

  • Grossi

    Ok Mit, I understand what you are saying, and leaking a buggy unfinished Jailbreak method that can risk people’s iPad is what I think the make them deuchebags.

    But, what I meant is that I can’t see how this leak by itself could jeopardize the jailbreak, I say so because, if Apple really release 4.3.4, next week or next month, before or after the final version of the jailbreak being publicly released, everyone that wants the Cydia store on their iPads 2 would have to attend to the same procedures that the whole JB community is advising to do right now… Save SHSH Blobs and do not upgrade to 4.3.4.

    • woojoo

      however, if apple had not known about this exploit, they may have released ios 5 without patching the exploit, which would mean a quick ios 5 jailbreak for all of us. Now that apple knows about it, and has already patched it, we’re probably going to be waiting a long time before we can jailbreak ios 5

      • Grossi

        But, I think comex wasn’t planning to release this after iOS5 was he?

      • james

        woojoo the only way it wouldn’t be patched into iOS5 would be if he released it on the day of iOS5’s release, seen as it has been said it will only take 20 mins to fix so either way iOS5 would have been patched

  • Hmm interesting
    Dose anyone know if shatter has been used yet as arent all current jailbreaks utilizing geohotz exploit or have I missed something

    • Mick

      Isn’t the exploit that’s currently used, from Geohot, a hardware 1 which works for all the current ios devices except iPad 2 being that that is a new device in which that hole was closed.

  • c0edx

    Who cares if it was leaked and apple will release iOS 4.3.4 to patch it. Let’s say if comex did a official release on July 4Th of the Jailbreak, apple would have still patched it. Either way dame shit happens.

  • Binary-Stalker

    Two questions.

    1. Will this work for iOS 4.2.1 on an iPod Touch?

    2. I’m on 4.2.1 currently. Can I just download the 4.3.3 ipsw and install it via iTunes without any extra problems? And would I lose any data?

    • gudenau

      Use Sn0wbreeze, that is what I used for my iPod Touch on 4.3.3.

      • Binary-Stalker

        No computer access.

  • gudenau

    I thing the update will read something like “Behind the scenes bug fixes and improvments”, just likr nintendo…

  • Irha

    Can you backup 4.3.3 SHSH without first jailbreaking?

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      • Irha

        I just tried to extract shsh with iFaith and after putting the device to DFU mode, I got an error message from iFaith, something like “Unsupported device” and it exited. How is everyone dumping SHSH blobs now for iPad 2 with 4.3.3 already on it?

  • DingleHopper

    I’m actually downgrading from 4.3.3 to 4.3.2 or lower until there is a tweak or hack to disable the icloud purchase history from appearing in the app store app.

  • I’m gonna guess we’ll see a 4.3.4. in less than a week. Even if the exploit was not leaked Apple will still try to patch it fast. Comex is correct to advise all to save SHSH for 4.3. The game continues…

  • babeh

    first. Use tinyumbrella-4.33.00.exe to save shsh, not new one.
    Second, comex did not released it, those files was hijacked like brute force on dictionary attack/guessing what file name (pdf etc) that reside on or comex testing web.

  • babeh

    third one, now maybe the best time for buying ipad2, and save it those 4.3.3 shsh before too late.

  • msxy

    pay more attention around you , i think someone is working with apple.

  • tim

    i don’t see what the big deal is guys. comex isn’t crying about what happened, so why are you?

    • Mick

      Exactly and it isn’t like the work he’s done will go to waste, even if Apple patch it, 4.3.3 and down will still work fine so the only people affected really will be any1 who updates to 4.3.4 if it comes out and doesn’t save there shsh first and tbh, any1 that does that doesn’t deserve to be jailbroken !!

  • Luke

    The PDF exploit is already patched in iOS 5

  • The zenon

    We need iOS 4.3.4 ipad2