All things considered, it’s been a pretty good weekend for the jailbreak community. Not only have hackers managed to find multiple exploits for the new iPad (within 24 hours no less), but we’ve even seen proof of an untethered jailbreak.
It gets better. Word is that the work that is being done on Apple’s new tablet will also apply to older devices on iOS 5.1, except perhaps the new Apple TV. Apparently, the least expensive iOS device also happens to be the most secure…
Since he unveiled the first jailbroken iPad (3) last Friday, MuscleNerd has been using his Twitter account to make observations and answer questions regarding the recent jailbreak. Here’s one of his more interesting tweets:
Irony: Apple’s least expensive iOS device (yesterday’s new AppleTV3,1) will likely be the most secure of the bunch
— MuscleNerd (@MuscleNerd) March 17, 2012
That is ironic, considering it’s also one of the least popular iOS devices to jailbreak. But Apple’s not necessarily doing this on purpose, MuscleNerd explains. It’s just that the ATV has almost nothing in common with the other iOS devices, with only “a fraction of the software infrastructure.” This equates to less opportunities for discovering exploits.
The good news is that the Apple TV 2 will continue to be jailbreakable thanks to GeoHot’s limera1n bootroom exploit. But the bad news is that it doesn’t work for the new ATV, so who knows when or if it will be jailbroken.
As always, we’ll keep you updated on this project as more develops.