By Cody Lee on Jul 6, 2011
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? Read More
By Alex Heath on Jul 5, 2011
It’s finally here, folks! Comex has released the highly anticipated JailbreakMe 3.0, code named Saffron. The web-based jailbreak works on all iDevices, including the iPad 2, on iOS 4.3.3, and iOS 4.3.3 only for the time being.
This userland jailbreak is super easy to perform straight on your iDevice, and Comex’s PDF exploit will give you an untethered jailbreak for the iPad 2 via Mobile Safari. Read More
By Alex Heath on Jul 5, 2011
Comex just gave us all a heads up that the initial launch of JailbreakMe 3.0 will only support the latest version of iOS, 4.3.3. If your iDevice is currently jailbroken or hasn’t been updated past 4.3.1 or 4.3.2, you should go ahead and do that now.
It’s expected that Comex will unveil JailbreakMe 3.0 sometime today, and he has dropped initial support for older iOS firmware versions due to time constraints. Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jul 4, 2011
The tension is getting harder and harder for the release of JailbreakMe. After being leaked to everyone over the weekend, we found out that JailbreakMe was officially going to be released to the public today or tomorrow.
The JailbreakMe website just got updated again, this time to show a sign stating “We’ll be back soon,” similar to the message Apple shows when the Online Apple Store is being updated… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jul 4, 2011
It’s been a seemingly endless saga as Comex prepares his upcoming jailbreak tool for the iPad 2. JailbreakMe 3.0 has been expected to drop any day now for the past few weeks, but several speed bumps and unexpected turns have kept the userland jailbreak from getting released.
This past weekend, JailbreakMe 3.0′s exploit was leaked online in an attempt to hurry up Comex’s official release. Some people were able to get to the download links in time (before they were pulled) and successfully jailbreak the iPad 2 on iOS 4.3.
Thanks to a string of alleged emails between Comex and MultiMediaWill (the guy that leaked JailbreakMe 3.0), the latest rumor pegs JailbreakMe’s relaunch for tomorrow… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 3, 2011
Most of you know by now that Comex’s long-awaited iPad 2 jailbreak was leaked yesterday. As the hacker was putting the finishing touches on JailbreakMe 3.0, the PDF exploit was leaked to the world. Someone publicly posted the new JailbreakMe files, and the links spread around the web like wildfire.
The original story iDB heard was that a trusted beta tester leaked the files. That would have meant Comex was betrayed by someone he trusted, adding insult to injury. We have since learned that this is not what actually happened. Here’s the real story behind the iPad 2 jailbreak leak… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 2, 2011
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… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jun 30, 2011
We know JailbreakMe is right around the corner. Comex keeps dropping hints at an imminent release but unfortunately there always seems to be bumps in the road. This time though, it appears that Comex is almost done ironing out the kinks of JailbreakMe.
In a tweet sent a few hours ago, Comex said he’s running out of bugs to fix, which seems like an indication that we might finally see an iPad 2 jailbreak sooner than later… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 28, 2011
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… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 19, 2011
Comex, the creator of the userland jailbreak known as JailbreakMe, has developed a method for a much faster install time in his upcoming jailbreak. He has managed to get rid of Cydia’s “Reorganizing Filesystem” message by abandoning the current ‘stashing’ filesystem approach.
The advancements made in Comex’s jailbreak are expected to drastically reduce the time it takes to actually jailbreak an iDevice. Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 17, 2011
We apologize if you got excited about the return of JailbreakMe today. A rumor got started this morning that claimed Comex was releasing his iPad 2 jailbreak through JailbreakMe.com this afternoon.
As it turns out, the teaser image (reportedly from Comex’s Twitter account) that started this rumor has been proved fake, and we’re back to the drawing board in terms of an iPad 2 jailbreak ETA. Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 17, 2011
After Comex teased that the iPad 2 jailbreak is “almost ready,” a rumor has started circulating that the famed jailbreak site, JailbreakMe.com, will return today with the long-awaited jailbreak for the iPad 2.
According to Nexus404, the above image briefly appeared on Comex’s Twitter account last night, but the image link was almost immediately pulled. Comex has been working on an iPad 2 jailbreak for quite some time, and this image could be a teaser he created and published prematurely… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jun 15, 2011
Last week we broke the news about a teaser Comex had released on the JailbreakMe website, which consisted in a cryptic image suggesting that he might have found a new exploit. At the time, we speculated that it could be related to an iPad 2 jailbreak.
It looks like whatever Comex is working on – and we do believe it’s an iPad 2 jailbreak – is “almost ready”… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 11, 2011
We’re calling it, folks: famed jailbreak hacker, Comex, has uncovered another PDF exploit in iOS that will allow for a userland jailbreak, ala JailbreakMe.
This is based off the above teaser image, which Comex just announced on his Twitter and is available for viewing on jailbreakme.com. If our detective work is correct, we expect a new, untethered, userland jailbreak for iOS. Read More
By Alex Heath on May 5, 2011
Even if you consider yourself a “jailbreak expert,” you probably still have questions from time to time. And there’s no better way to learn than to ask questions to people that know more than you.
Two people that know more about jailbreaking than most of us are chpwn and comex. They’re both hackers and develepors that have been heavily involved in the jailbreak community for a long time.
Chpwn and comex have a iOS jailbreak resource site called JailbreakQA. It’s a crowd-sourced Q&A tool that lends itself towards jailbreak novices and experts… Read More
By Sebastien Page on May 4, 2011
Some good news for jailbreakers coming from comex himself. Apparently, Apple hasn’t fixed the exploit used by iPhone hacker i0n1c in his 4.3.2 jailbreak. What does that mean? Well it means that you might not be able to jailbreak and untether iOS 4.3.3 right now, but it’s just a matter of time.
The Dev Team will most likely update PwnageTool and RedSn0w in the very near future, and provide us with stable and reliable jailbreaks. You can probably also expect iH8Sn0w to update Sn0wBreeze… Read More
By Kickstar13 on Apr 14, 2011
Famous userland jailbreak hacker @Comex has just tweeted some interesting information regarding the status of i0n1c’s iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak exploit.
According to @Comex, i0n1c’s untethered jailbreak kernel exploit used in redsn0w to jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 doesn’t seem to be patched yet in the new iOS 4.3.2 released earlier today… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 28, 2011
The cat and mouse game between Apple and jailbreakers is getting intense. Apple got real serious when they added ASLR to iOS 4.3 and forced iDevice hackers back to their drawing boards. But members of the jailbreak community responded, and a tethered jailbreak was quickly made available with a patched mobile substrate file.
The latest move from Apple seems to be a big one. Comex tweeted about an hour ago that his kernel exploit was fixed in Apple’s latest version of the firmware, iOS 4.3.1. It was public knowledge that i0n1c and other jailbreakers were specifically waiting for iOS 4.3.1 to be released to prevent something like this from happening… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Mar 21, 2011
Last week we reported about Comex being the first to jailbreak iOS 4.3 on the iPad 2. Today we find out a bit more information about this iOS 4.3 jailbreak. In a reply to a tweet asking him what kind of exploit Comex had found in iOS 4.3, he said that he uses a userland exploit, meaning the jailbreak might be applied directly from the device, a la JailbreakMe.
Because a userland jailbreak can easily be patched via a software update, and with the rumors of iOS 4.3.1 coming in the next couple weeks, I doubt we will see Comex’s jailbreak before then… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 14, 2011
The jailbreak community holds its breath as iOS hackers work diligently on a 4.3 jailbreak solution. With their latest firmware, Apple introduced ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization), which is making the process a little more difficult for jailbreakers. Current jailbreak methods are available, but are extremely limited.
But things look positive as hackers Comex and i0n1c have already shown off their jailbroken iOS 4.3 devices. Now you might be wondering, “If they can jailbreak their devices, why don’t they just release it to everyone?” Well, when these guys jailbreak their devices, they don’t plug their iPhone into the computer and click a button….