Now that you are finally able to hack Apple’s latest tablet with JailbreakMe 3.0, what’s your next move? For starters, you may want to consider closing that hole that Comex’s exploit used to break into your iDevice. Think about this:

JailbreakMe 3.0 is extremely easy to use. You simply navigate to a website on your iDevice, and within a few screen taps you’re jailbroken. But if Comex can design web software that can gain root-level access to your iDevice so easily, why couldn’t someone else?

Comex’s PDF exploit highlights a very serious security flaw in iOS, and could be extremely dangerous if it fell into the wrong hands. ย And wouldn’t you know it, word on the street is that Comex is publishing the JailbreakMe source code online for educational purposes.

Don’t worry though, just like with his previous jailbreak, the iDevice hacker has provided us with a solution. Along with JailbreakMe 3.0, Comex also released PDF Patcher 2. The utility patches the PDF vulnerability that is used in his new jailbreak tool.

We highly recommended that you install this utility once you’ve jailbroken. Like most patches, it takes just a few seconds to download and you’ll never know it’s there. After all it’s your iDevice, shouldn’t you use protection?

PDF Patcher 2 is available in Cydia among the default repos and of course is free.

Any Questions? Do you plan on downloading PDF Patcher 2?

  • Mick

    I installed it as it was advised to do so even if you didn’t use JailbreakMe to jailbreak.

  • martpolak

    Is this tweak reversible? I know how tweaks work but JailbreakMe 3.0 is the only way how to JB my iPad 2 and I don’t want to close the only door. So, will it works if I decide to restore and jailbreak my iPad again after installation of PDF Patcher now on this iOS before that restore?

    • Mick

      If you restore you will be putting the firmware on again and that won’t be patched so yes it will be jailbreakable if you restore.

    • numbnuts

      i concur, it should be reversable like the first patch. I’ve used the original more than once after a restore ๐Ÿ™‚

  • James

    Thanks! Installed with no problem!

  • Simon


    yes its reversible

  • Manuel

    Nice. I can’t wait to go to Apple stores this week and jailbreak all their iDevices ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Vincent

      I’m sure Apple will be doing the old for the JailBreakMe website.

      • martpolak

        And what about sharing connection with iPhone and jailbreaking via 3G ๐Ÿ˜› It could be fun!

    • DomPerignon

      You are an idiot. What will you say if you are caught? What is the point of doing it? Morons like you are the main cause of jailbreakers having a bad rep.

      • Cameron

        Dude it was a joke, chillax

      • YoMamma

        I’ll still do it. Screw apple. Im jailbreaking stuff in the apple store. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Funked

    Nice to see @comex looking out for the community once again. Technically jailbroken users are more secure than stock-iPhone owners at this moment in time :p

  • bobski

    How come Apple does not close this PDF exploit if jalibreak community can ?

    • Manuel

      Because it takes an update via iTunes. I’m sure an update will come by this or next week. 4.0 and 4.0.1 was jailbroken via jailbreakme. That’s when Apple said “oh shit” and pushed out 4.0.2. like 2 weeks later. Every iDevice was 4.0.2 shipped within 3 days after it came out.

  • Omarjk13

    can i use the pdf patcher before

  • danny

    I cant find PDF Patcher 2 in cydia can someone pls help ME

  • DNL

    i cant find pdf patcher 2 , only appears pdf patcher cve 2010. it is that?
    please help. thanks

  • c0edx

    Why is everting out of date fir the iPad 2

  • Torn

    I cant find pdf patcher 2 either – seems repo is down. Very weird.

  • DomPerignon

    PDF Patcher 2 deb file can be downloaded here:

  • Alex L

    hey cody, i cant download anymore on cydia. is cydia down or is it just the fact that i went crazy by downloading a billion jailbreak apps after i woke up and saw the ipad 2 jb?

  • Alex L

    i could really use the help

  • castrom

    Its says safari cant download, is there any other way?

  • Alex L

    nvm its working again

  • castrom

    I know :-p just chkt it myself

  • Rolsted

    Is this pdf hole only on iPads or should I as an iPhone user install it as well?

    • It’s a mobile safari issue – affects all devices.

  • Hari

    It seems to depend on mobile substrate, which I didn’t want to install. Can we uninstall mobile substrate one the pdf patcher 2 does its thing?

    • Funked

      You own a jailbroken iPhone / iDevice but don’t have MobileSubstrate installed? What reason do you jailbreak for lol? No tweaks?

      • Hari

        I always install it for all my iPhones, mainly for the SBSettings, but I don’t need SBSettings on iPad. I jailbroke iPad mainly for OpenSSH and vnc server (though haven’t tried this yet). I have lot more reasons to jailbreak iphone, but not sure what else I would do on iPad.

  • Sharon

    Yesterday I was using cydia, then I had to reboot it for some reason. Then after it was rebooted, my cydia had been removed. I tried installing it from mobile terminal, but I got no luck. Then this morning I found out about but for that do I need PDF Patch already installed or could I download IPSW 4.3.3 from safari and then go to to install cydia? Please help me on this, I’m kinda new but learning quickly. I don’t want to re jailbreak my device on the computer, I want it done on my idevice. And when I did download cydia, it came on my homescreen and this what it said.. “loading……” “installing…” then after that the cydia icon wasn’t on my homescreen. I respringed it and even rebooted it, nothing happened. PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME OUT ON THIS……. ='(

  • Frteochew

    @Sharon It also happened to me, I updated my iphone to 4.3.3 thinking that i could jailbreak it.
    I went on the website click install, cydia was installing when it just disapeared … Help please

  • Ferchen

    Can’t find the PDF patcher 2, I’m getting this msg “I wasn’t able to locate file for the padpatch2 package. This might mean you need to manually fix this package.” Any idea how should I patch this hole? Thanks

    • HDD

      Same issues here. Greatly appreciate if someone can help!

  • Hyg

    Comex says you can get virus on a PDF is this true?

  • Jen

    Is the PDF Patcher 2 only for version 3.0 or is it for every version below like 4.2.1?