It’s only been about 24 hours since the iPad mini was officially released to the public, and it looks like it’s already been jailbroken. Earlier this morning, MuscleNerd tweeted the above screen shot of him gaining root access to the new tablet. More details after the break…

According to the hacker, he used the same “failbreak” method Chpwn used to jailbreak the iPhone 5 to exploit the mini. Unfortunately, as you may know, failbreak is a term used to describe jailbreaks that can’t be released to the public. So don’t get too excited just yet.

But the good news is, folks are working on it. And they have multiple exploits for devices in iOS 6. So it should only be a matter of time before we see jailbreaks for both the iPhone 5 and iPad mini. And if you have an older device, it actually may already be jailbreakable.

We’ll let you know as soon as we have more information.

  • genXhippie

    Imo, great.

  • That means iPad 2 will be too, if the mini can because they have the same A5 processor πŸ™‚ And I have an iPad 2. Thanks for all your hard works Dev team. Keep it free!

    • ConTroller

      You must be new to jailbreaking/iOS o.O

    • seyss

      you are probably talking about a Bootrom exploit (firmware exploit that can’t be fixed with an iOS update. example: limera1n for A4s by geohot)

      I’m pretty sure the failbreak is software based

      • Failbreak is software based and its Apple developer based too.. That’s way these jailbreaks cannot be released Its Apple code and tools to get it done

      • I don’t know what I am talking about. I’m a Unicorn

    • Congrats I have an iPad 2 as well!

    • iamnotfan

      I am all ready out Jail now i am in to Rooting

  • FabianPVD

    This is awesome news!

  • f96lrs

    ipad 2 can already be JB

    • JB to me means publicly LOL

      • I don’t know what’s are you talking. I has a public JB it’s called Redsnow go to tutorial section. Unless you’re in a iOS6 or something.

  • f96lrs

    the new ipad or ipad 2 ?

    • JomanJi

      neither of them, the iPad mini πŸ™‚

  • My iPhone 4S and ipad3 are soooo stupid when unjailbroken! I need them JB’n. badly. Please keep the work Rollin and the faith a goin.

    • MagicDrumSticks

      Why don’t you buy the nexus 4 then? You can hack it as much as you want without restrictions?

      • Ali Nadeem

        Crappy battery life, speakers, and performance

      • MagicDrumSticks

        Typical ignorant fanboy answer.

        Look up the reviews, it has a quad core processor that blows a6 out of the water.

        If you
        Like battery life, you can flash a battery rom and get massive battery life.

        Speakers? Who the hell uses their phone speakers to listen to something. What is this 2001?

      • Ali Nadeem

        You are talking to me without knowing my background at all and implying that I am an apple fanboy is more ludicrous than you will ever know.

        My last two smart phones were Galaxy S (basically a Nexus) and Galaxy S II. I am also a fairly big user on XDA, posting and visiting its threads everyday, especially the Nexus 4 forums ever since it opened up. So now that you know me a little more let’s get to what is more important. anandtech shows that the quad core processor inside the nexus 4 is far far behind the Optimus G saying that it beats the A6 is way too far fetched.

        As for battery life, a ROM can only do so much, it is just one hour more than the Galaxy Nexus, with which you needed a charger wherever you go basically.

        As for Speakers, everyone does. Ever heard of showing others something? What about the time when the speakers get so muffled you can’t hear it ring or alarms, or do you use headphones for those as well?

      • Blake

        LOL you must be on drugs. it does not even come close to out performing. And by this point we should know that specs dont matter

      • MagicDrumSticks

        Specs DO matter. Just because simplistic software taxes the processor less and APPEARS to make your phone faster doesn’t mean it is.

        1.6 ghz is 1.6 ghz. Don’t be a fool.

      • the processor in the iPhone 5 essentially puts the most effort into the apps you are using/ recently used. Then when it goes into sleep mode it will drop the usage very low so that it saves A LOT of battery. Basically what TurboBoost from intel is on their Sandy-bridge and ivy-bridge processors.

        The qualcomm s4 pro does a lot of the same things clocked at 1.4ghz and can reach up to a max of 1.7 when its really working it. Thought it doesn’t handle the drop rate as well which is why the battery life is a lot worse than it could possibly be (especially with 4 cores to power the whole time when i doubt anyone will be using more than two tbh… maybe you might be formatting/exporting a movie from an app and you may want to play a graphics intensive game possibly? Only thing i can see someone actually doing and that only takes up two cores for cpu and the gpu seeing as it probably always will since theres always crap on the screen lol…)

        The GS3 i don’t even need to talk about the processor.. mainly because for a quad core phone in my opinion is barely even in the race anymore. Like to actually compete with how smooth an iPhone 5 or nexus 4 is you HAVE to root it and overclock while running cm10 for jellybean. Thats the only good experience I’ve had with a GS3 and it voids the warranty which is always lame. Not to mention if “the next big thing” was really already here… it would HAVE OTA UPDATE TO JELLYBEAN!!!! Gah they’re so blowing it with the GS3 smh…

        well yeah thats just my input mates feel free to build off of it and use it for reference rather than everyone having to go to google and panic when someone tops ya from wikipedia πŸ˜‰ haha jk but i know people like that.

  • Still no love for iPhone 5 jailbreaking πŸ™

  • thot i read that due to some weird laws, jailbreaking iphone is legal, but ipad is illegal now ? if they release it to public, they run the risk of getting caught….

    • its still a grey area because people don’t seem to understand it. Basically all that has changed is the classification of it on the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) so the owner of the copyright if they found out and didn’t mind spending a fair bit on legal fees to sue you they *could* sue you.

      that’s about it mate.. well its a little bit more complicated than that but it is about that.

      although they might want to take legal action against the releaser of a jailbreak.. they could.. but seeing as it is the users which mess around with infringing stuff and the fact that less than 10% of all iDevices are jailbroken I do not think that is something apple will do any time soon. not to mention they tried to take other jailbreakers to court just like sony did to geohot over the ps3 back in the day, all that happened there was the “I paid for the tech, its mine I should be able to do what I want with it” argument.

      hope this helped

  • Well im pretty anxious mainly because of new controllers comin out that support button mapping for any game! Other than that I haven’t cared too much anymore about these useless tweaks comin out. Though I do miss springtomize

  • Will the Jailbreak apply to the 4th gen iPad?

  • So syced can soon be untethred on ios 6!

  • Beautiful.

  • Please no thumbs down for this comment. I have an iphone 4s and i’m upgrading to a nexus 4. I am do happy i don’t have to wait for a jailbreak just because i want to have the newest Software. It was so painful foR me because i’m a power user who lots of customization on my device and the iphone just wasn’t giving it to me. I know most of you wont understand me but for those who do, i feel your pain too.

    P.S i will still be keeping my ipad cause android tablets suck (:

    • thumbs down from me. Did you like your own comment?

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Are you ‘soto187’

      • Yes. My gamertag allias.

    • MagicDrumSticks

      Lmao, trolled hard, 23 times over.

    • iamnotfan

      Don’t worry kid Apple want Sue you

      but still sounds funny


    • Bruce Willis was dead the entire time.

  • hellac00l

    I thought after oct 28 jb’ing ipads was illegal, i’m not knocking on anyone for doing so.. Sure I’d like my future ipads jailbroken but looks like I will be sticking with my ipad 3 for awhile till i know for sure new ipads will get a jb πŸ™

    • reds565

      Thats what i heard jbing an ipad is illegal

      • That is correct! But I’m sure they’re using it to find exploits throughout the software and then they will leave the option of jailbreaking an iPad to the user.

  • you put in the entrie iPad mini jailbroken -.-, stop playing with my feelings!!

  • What’s funny is usually the jailbreaks are tethered at first but for a lot of us due to wifi issues its our phones that might as well be tethered to the router πŸ™ until apple fixes wifi issue.

  • what is failbreak ?

    • 2Vini

      read the article:
      “Unfortunately, as you may know, failbreak is a term used to describe jailbreaks that can’t be released to the public.”

  • Christmas Present!!!! πŸ™‚

  • this was expected as the A5 chip is already jailbroken on the ipad 2…

  • when will they make an ipod touch 5th gen jailbreak?? i would love to see that

  • Gorgonphone

    these stories are dumb as hell. please only report on stuff that is pertinent to non developers whit is like 99.999999% of all jailbreakers…damn

    • It’s actually to give you an update on where the developers are to give you a timeframe of when a publicly released jailbreak will be out. The dev team has been working really hard and i am betting on a public released untethered jailbreak utility WITH an alternative to cydia (namely idebstore).

  • James Latten

    Who knows the program he is useing for that someone please tell me!

    • i Highly doubt it is anything that you will be able to obtain. Sorry for the let down.

  • David Canfield

    aaand thats the reson i have a win phone tho it can be “rooted”i cant be bothered
    it perfit as it is

  • Jokeoftheday

    Wake up ,not going to be untethered jb ever for A5 n above.

    • Gorgonphone