Owners of apple devices running iOS 5.1.1 will now be able to Jailbreak them. Over the weekend the Chronic Dev team released Absinthe, an untethered iPad 2 Jailbreak. Jailbreaking your iPad 2 will enable you to install a thrid-party app store such as cydia which will allow you to run unauthorized apps that Apple does not normally allow. This allows you to customize your iOS device in ways that you would have never thought possible. More and more people are freeing themselves from Apple’s closed system and unlocking the full potential of their iPad.
If you are interested in jailbreaking your iPad (All iPads now supported) we recommend taking the safe route and using our iPad 2 Jailbreak
Finally it is here! Hackers have previously had trouble coming up with a jailbreak solution for any of the new Apple devices with an A5 Processor such as the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. Several days ago it was reported that hacker pod2g was close to releasing an untethered jailbreak for the A5 devices. Now we know it was true. This is what everyone has been waiting for. The jailbreak solution even works for the iPad with the newer iOS versions 5 and 5.01
If you are interested in jailbreaking your iPad we recommend taking the safe route and using our Jailbreak solution for the iPad 2.
Let us go through some reasons for not jailbreaking you iDevice. Though there are tons of reasons why one might consider jailbreaking his iDevice, there are a few points which might stop the more cautious person from going ahead with the process.
When ever you jailbreak you iPad, you run the risk of rendering your iDevice useless. This is referred to as “bricking”. If your iPad falls prey to bricking, the only way to save it is by doing a complete system restore. This completely wipes all the data from the device, but you can always restore from the backup which iTunes creates. This is not a permanent problem, but it will still prevent some people from going ahead with jailbreaking.
Jailbreaking your iDevice will of course void off it’s warranty. Jailbreaking might be legal, but that does not mean that Apple will take responsibility if anything goes wrong with the device after the device has been jailbroken. It is like breaking a seal. There is nothing illegal about tearing off the seal but once the seal is broken the product loses it’s warranty.
Jailbreaking does make it possible for you to make FaceTime calls over 3G, but it creates another kind of problem. Video calls over 3G consume a lot of data and if you do not have the safety of a grandfathered unlimited data plan, you will go bankrupt the next time your Phone bill arrives.
Full of Bugs
Jailbreaking a device does not always come out with good results. Some times, due to unknown errors, it is possible that you will end up losing the ability to use both FaceTime on you iPad. Loyalists, though have come up with updates and bug fixes which has fixed this issue with jailbreaking.
The major concern and the only true disadvantage of jailbreaking according to me is the risk of falling prey to hackers. Jailbreaking sometimes makes your device vulnerable to malwares. The prospect of your iPad becoming a hotspot for malicious activities acts as the major deterrent to Jailbreaking.
iOS hacker Complex has released the source code of his jailbreaking tool, JailbreakMe 3.0. The code will now allow those who are capable to read through it and understand how MailbreakMe works. The first version of this tool worked on iOS1.1.1 for the iPhone and iPad Touch. The secound version worked on iOS 4.0 an all iOS devices, and the third version was released a couple of weeks ago.
One must keep in mind that, in its current state, JailbreakMe doesn’t work on iOS 4.3.4. Apple updated the iOS firmware to plug the hole which Comex used in JailbreakMe. Apple not only plugged the PDF-exploit, but also i0n1c’s exploit which was used to perform untethered jailbreaks on iOS 4.3.x.
Jailbreaking enthusiasts are, of course, suggested to stay away from iOS 4.3.4, lest they want their untethered jailbreaking freedom taken away. For safety purposes, it is highly recommended you install PDF Patcher 2 which provides the same advantage as iOS 4.3.4 without being locked out of a untethered jailbreak.
JailbreakMe 3.0 the latest version of codenamed saffron works on all iOS devices that are running 4.3.3. It makes use of a PDF exploit found in mobile safari along with other magical techniques that makes it the fastest jailbreaking tool around. It was also the first tool which was able to jailbreak the iPad 2.
If you haven’t jailbroken yet, now its time to do so. Comex previously released the source code for jailbreakMe Star back in August and as promised he has also released the source code for saffron. The code allows the able hackers to go through Comex’s code and create their own tool. If your a hacker, then you must give this code a try and see if you can come up with any other new solution.
I never thought that the jailbreak for iPad 2 will be available sooner. Since everyone has been anticipating its release, and just yesterday, Comex (the developer of this jailbreak) has released the latest and easiest way to jailbreak iPad 2.
Despite of the leak regarding JailbreakMe beta, Comex has still continued to pursue the jailbreak for iPad2 but left a note:
Perhaps Comex was really upset about the leak and was in a hurry to finish the jailbreak ahead of time. Anyways, we still owe him the thanks for the effort he had exerted. And the people who made the leak, they owe an apology to Comex for what they’ve done.
Currently, JailbreakMe will only work for the following iDevices and FirmWares:
- iPad 1: 4.3 to 4.3.3
- iPad 2: 4.3.3
- iPhone 3GS: 4.3 to 4.3.3
- iPhone 4: 4.3 to 4.3.3
- iPhone 4 CDMA: 4.2.6 to 4.2.8
- iPod touch 3g: 4.3, 4.3.2, 4.3.3
- iPod touch 4g: 4.3 to 4.3.3
Here is how to jailbreak your iPad 2 with JailbreakME.com:
- Launch Safari from your iPad 2 and open www.JailbreakME.com.
- Tap “FREE” and “INSTALL” to start.
- The jailbreak process will now start with Cydia installing in your iPad 2.
- After Cydia will finish installing, your iPad 2 is now jailbroken.
- Rebooting your iPad is advisable.
The following video will also help for you to jailbreak your iPad 2:
Note: If any problem will occur during the process, clear the cache and cookies from your Safari and remove the apps from the multi-tasking tray and reboot your iPad 2.
Nothing’s more exciting than waiting for the most anticipated jailbreak program for iPad 2 by Comex. But yesterday, the hardwork done by comex in the past months hoping that a perfect program will soon come out, has been came out prematurely in the world. The beta version of JailbreakMe 3.0 have been scattered and circulated in the web without the permission from the developer. Although I wanted to write immediately about the iPad 2 jailbreak, I still have the patience to wait for the REAL one.
Here is the exact story of why the beta version of the JailbreakME 3.0 has leaked:
This started when Ryan Lobbins, a 20-year old Computer Science major from Arizona, has stumbled upon the website of which he believed to be owned by Comex. As what Ryan wrote in his blog, he never intended to leak the jailbreak files.
This all started late one night on the 27th of June. I was playing Star Craft with some friends reading Comex’s twitter updates like every other person waiting for the jailbreak. That is when I had a crazy idea just to search a site he posted in a previous tweet. That site was www.qoid.us , during my initial search, the main thing that came up was comex’s bannerbomb exploit for the wii. This lead me to believe even more that the site was his. The next thing I did was just do a search for directories on his site and that is when I stumbled upon it. I saw a folder called saffron that grabbed my attention, mainly because jbme 2.0 was star.
So what would you do if you stumbled on a website that had all the data for the jailbreak people have been waiting months for? At first I wasn’t sure what to do, let alone believe I found the files. The only true indication that I found them was all the pdf files, deb files named after different iOS devices, and a php file. The last thing I wanted was to just send out all the files saying here they are. As someone who has worked on a project for years in the past I would hate for my work to leak out before myself or the team was ready. Comex had been working on this for almost a year.
So Ryan tried the jailbreak into his iPad but didn’t work out. Before going to a vacation, he uploaded the files to his personal website to try for other devices.
While on holiday night of the 1st of July, he thought of it again if the jailbreak really work or just to his iDevice. He contacted someone he met in the forum MultimediaWill (AKA Will Sayer) and sent the PDF file he uploaded. To their surprise, the jailbreak work. It quickly jailbroke the iPad 2 of Will who then swore to him up and down not to leak the files. But in the following morning, he knew Will was lying due to the leaked files being circulated publicly including his videos posted in youtube.
By now, most of the links have been removed. I hope that Comex will still continue his work despite the unexpected situation that some has brought.
For the past months, Apple has gone through a lot of versions in their iOS 4. Not until they had settled to the last one, FirmWare 4.3.3. This is because they are planning to launch their upcoming iOS 5 later this year. I have tried jailbreaking iPod and iPhone with FW 4.3.3 but not with iPad.
A friend of mine allowed me to use his iPad for testing how to jailbreak it. The procedure for jailbreaking an iPad is quite similar in jailbreaking an iPhone 4. Thanks to the Dev Team for their great work in developing the redsn0w 0.9.6rc 15, the tool I used to jailbreak my iPhone 4 that will also work for iPad. Redsn0w will work for both Mac and Windows for Apple devices running 4.3.3 EXCEPT for iPad2.
The Following procedure should be followed carefully. Note: Always update your iTunes to the latest version. Make sure that your device is in 4.3.3 firmware. If not, update first through iTunes to achieve iOS 4.3.3.
1. Download RedSn0w 0.9.6rc15 and iOS 4.3.3 and save it in a folder easy for you to find (or in the desktop).
2. Unzip RedSnow and launch .exe file. Browse for the firmware you had just downloaded.
3. RedSn0w will prepare to jailbreak your iPad. Wait for a few seconds. By default, Cydia is checked but you can add other stuff you want to include.
4. Turn off your iPad and make sure it is connected to the computer. To continue, click “Next”.
5. Follow the onscreen instructions to get your iPad in DFU mode. You will have to press the Home and Power buttons in this procedure. Make sure to follow.
6. If you had successfully turned your iPad in DFU mode, RedSn0w will now start to inject the jailbreak process in your iPad. Wait for RedSnow to do the job and it should be done in a couple of minutes.
7. Your iPad will reboot once the process is completed. Cydia icon will now be present in your iPhone.
Congratulations on your newly jailbroken iPad with FirmWare version 4.3.3!
Every day, more and more people are purchasing iDevices (iPod, iPhone, iPad,etc). Sad to say, only 10% of the iDevices have been jailbroken. As some would say, “Why do I have to jailbreak anyway?” Same question I asked when I bought my iPhone early this year, after I discarded my iPod 3rd gen without the knowledge of jailbreaking. Now that I have tried and knew the benefits of a jailbroken iDevice, I want to share some insights that might able to help people who are skeptical about jailbreak process.
First of all, what is jailbreaking?
Jailbreaking is a term used to describe a process done to iOS (Apple Operating System), such as iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad, to gain full access to unlock all the features thereby removing the limitations imposed by Apple. In other words, jailbreaking gives an iDevice the freedom to do things that are outside of the scope of an application.
Once jailbroken, particularly an iPad, you can now install pirated applications for free and more apps to enhance your iPad especially those apps that are great but wasn’t approved by Apple. Technically, jailbreaking an iDevice allows modification and installation of third-party applications because the root system files were modified.
Although jailbreaking is legal since it does not include hardware modification, Apple says it will void the iDevice’s warranty. It’s not a big deal about that, because a jailbroken iDevice can be quickly and easily restored through iTunes. Just make sure you have the basic knowledge in restoring your iPad in case things might not go well.
More Tweaks for your iPad
When iPad was launched, especially the 3G model, it lacks more features it should bring. Thanks to the jailbreak community and developers who shared their talents in providing great jailbreak tweaks/apps for everyone.
PhoneIt-iPad is a jailbreak app available in Cydia that will turn your iPad 3G into fully functional phone. You can now initiate a call to other mobile phone numbers, send text messages and use your iPad 3G just like a regular mobile phones. Take note that you need to have a regular SIM card to use this app.
Winterboard, an old jailbreak app to add color to an iDevice, provides themes, modifies icons and other customization for your iPad.
Being tied down to a narrow set of application options for your iPad can be frustrating if you need more functionality. By installing a jailbreak app you unlock your equipment to a world of immense applications, and get all the further use out of your iPad. Just always be attentive to the fact that being tech savvy before digging too deep into your device’s workings is a good idea, and also that installing jailbreak apps will declare your warranty null and void.
What jailbreaking does is give a hand to functionality by introducing some further performance to your device, thus handing you the capacity to make your iPad do what you need. At the same time, it allows to you retain all of the wonderful features that you adore about an iPad. Just be certain to get some knowledge about iPad software before plugging in jailbreak apps, so as not to do damage to your device’s systems.
It can not be emphasized enough that Apple is unswerving in its policy against jailbreaking. If you choose to do this you are responsible for whatever harm you do to your device and you will be on your own.
That said, it is a great convenience for many to be able to work around Apple’s strict system. By installing jailbreak apps you are increasing the capabilities of your iPad, and in the long run you will get so much more out of it.
While you want to know what you are doing when it comes to messing with your device’s software, the actual installation of jailbreaker applications is easy. Just point at the link and click, then choose to install it. What is nice is that, should Apple upgrade its systems, you can uninstall the jailbreaker and upgrade. Afterwards, you can reinstall jailbreaker if you want.
The installation process of a jailbreaking app for an Apple iPad is the most straightforward part. Just go to the jailbreak link, click it, install it, and go from there. If you need to switch back to you old Apply system, you totally can. This is especially useful if Apple has an upgrade. Then you can reinstall the jailbreaker after you have upgraded.
What jailbreaking does is assist by adding some extra performance to your device, thus handing you the ability to have your iPad do what you want. At the same time, it allows to you maintain all of the great features that you love about an iPad in the first place. Just be sure to get tech savvy before going mucking around too much in your iPads inner software.
The capability to operate around Apple’s rigid rule of application administration means greater directness to apps that will certainly work to expand your satisfaction of your iPad. The device will suddenly open up to a variety of tasks you originally could not use it for, rather than being stuck with Apple narrower functionality options.
If you’re ardent about jailbreaking your iPad keep in ind that doing so voids the warranty of the iPad, and you are responsible for whatever goes wrong. Apple is unswerving about this. Again, you really want to be tech savvy to go plugging around in the inner software workings of your iPad.
You do not need to be ties down to just Apple’s options for you iPad. By installing a jailbreak app you open your device up to a world of great applications, and get all the more use out of your iPad. Just always be aware that you will want tech savvy before digging too deep into your device’s working, and also that installing jailbreak apps will void your warranty.