By Sebastien Page on Apr 29, 2010
A few weeks ago I was telling you about Spirit, a new userland jailbreak by Comex that would supposedly jailbreak all iPhones and iPod Touch 3.1.3, no matter what model, as well as the iPad 3.1.2.
After a month of painful wait, the official realease date finally came from Comex himself. When someone asked him on Twitter when we could expect his Spirit jailbreak to be released, Comex said “Friday”.
It is pretty unclear what Spirit will look like. It was originally believed to be a browser-based jailbreak like jailbreakme.com but Chpwn confirmed a few hours ago that Spirit doesn’t work out of a browser. He also made it clear that Spirit will work for the latest firmware of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
That is indeed good news for some of us who “accidentally” updated to 3.1.3 and got stuck without a jailbreak. It’s important to note that Spirit is a jailbreak only. It will not unlock your iPhone! There is no word about a 3.1.3 iPhone unlock and if I were you, I wouldn’t hold my breath. I suspect we won’t see a 3.1.3 unlock until iPhone OS 4 is released in a few weeks.
If you’re going to be using Spirit for your iDevice, MuscleNerd recommended NOT to update iTunes to the latest 9.1.1 version. According to MuscleNerd, iTunes can detect Spirit and remove it, so make sure you stay away from this “update” button.
I just got my iPad and I was feeling really miserable without all my jailbreak apps. I’m glad I’m going to be able to take full advantage of this beautiful device as soon as I jailbreak it with Spirit.
What about you? Are you excited?
By Sebastien Page on Apr 10, 2010
Yesterday I told you that GeoHot had found a jailbreak for the iPad. It seems he’s not the only one as more proofs of an iPad jailbreak are surfacing.
This time, the leak comes from Comex, the developer behind the Spirit jailbreak. A few hours ago, Comex tweeted the image above showing MultiFl0w on the iPad.
In the meantime, ZodTTD posted a video by Chpwn showing an iPad running the N64 NES emulator for iPhone.
As usual, there is no ETA date but I believe this iPad jailbreak release is now imminent.
By Sebastien Page on Apr 4, 2010
It didn’t take too long for the jailbreak community to come up with a jailbreak for the iPad. Last week I told you about Spirit, a jailbreak for iPhone 3.1.3, and today, MuscleNerd confirmed the iPad jailbreak using a variation of Spirit, originally developed by Comex.
Even better news is that this jailbreak can also be applied to every platform including the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G, and potentially to the iPad 3G.
Credit goes where it’s due. This iPad jailbreak is a cross-team effort by @chronicdevteam, @comex, @chpwn, and the Dev Team.
If you were on the fence about buying an iPad, this might just be the reason you were looking for.
There is no estimated release date for this jailbreak. My guess is that these smart hackers will wait for iPhone OS 3.2, so Apple doesn’t patch the firmware and render this jailbreak useless.
By Sebastien Page on Mar 31, 2010
Just a few days after GeoHot released a video of a potential untethered jailbreak for 3.1.3, a new video by hacker Comex emerged on the internet showing a new userland jailbreak called Spirit.
UPDATE: Spirit has been released. You can see my Spirit jailbreak tutorial here.
A userland jailbreak is a browser-based jailbreak, similar to the good old JailbreakMe.com, which allows you to jailbreak your iPhone simply by visiting a site from Safari and agreeing to jailbreak your iPhone. If you used JailbreakMe.com before, you will probably remember how easy and quick it was. As for me, I remember going visit the Apple Store and jailbreak a bunch of iPhones on display for the heck of it…
Presumably, Spirit will work for every device on 3.1.3 with the newer bootrom, and potentially even the iPad. It’s interesting to note that this is an untethered jailbreak.
For those of you that might be skeptical about this video, MuscleNerd confirmed that it is indeed a legit userland jailbreak.
The question on everybody’s lips is when will this new jailbreak be available? Well, there is no ETA at the time. Now that Geohot has been challenged though, I suspect that he’s going to rush to release his new jailbreak, which in turn will kinda force Comex to release his too. Only time will tell.