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Apple's iPad 2 can now be jailbroken
Easy iPad 2 jailbreak released via jailbreakme.com

When it comes to jailbreaking iOS devices, there has been a working solution for just about every iPod touch and iPhone available. Even the original iPad has had a jailbreak solution for quite some time. 

The iPad 2, on the other hand, has been quite difficult to crack by software hackers. Now the chains are finally off, and the iPad 2 (along with its other iOS brethren) can be jailbroken via a simple browser-based utility. 

JailbreakMe 3.0 follows up on a similar browser-based jailbreak that was released last year. All a user needs to do is to visit jailbreakme.com, click on the "Free" button, click "Install", and the untethered jailbreak will start. Not surprisingly, this method of installing the jailbreak is similar to downloading an app from the App Store to add some familiarity to the experience. 

According to the Dev-Team blog, the following devices are supported:

  • iPad1: 4.3 through 4.3.3
  • iPad2: 4.3.3
  • iPhone3GS: 4.3 through 4.3.3
  • iPhone4: 4.3 through 4.3.3
  • iPhone4-CDMA: 4.2.6 through 4.2.8
  • iPod touch 3g: 4.3, 4.3.2, 4.3.3
  • iPod touch 4g: 4.3 through 4.3.3

As is usually the case with jailbreaks, install at your own risk. Also, take the Dev Team's advice and install the PDF Patcher 2 utility from Cydia to avoid any malicious attacks from the PDF exploit that Apple left wide open.



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Finally?
By The Raven on 7/6/2011 11:17:14 AM , Rating: 2
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Apple iPad 2 Finally Jailbroken via Safari PDF Exploit

It only came out 3-4 months ago, right? So how fast was everything else jailbroken?

I know some type of exploits are always found right away for Apple products, but a full-on jailbreak has normally taken this long if I recall correctly. Correct me if I'm wrong.




RE: Finally?
By aharris02 on 7/6/2011 11:27:52 AM , Rating: 2
I think most of their devices have been jailbroken within the first 6 weeks. Either the dev team didn't pour enough resources into this one, or Apple's security is slowly getting better.


RE: Finally?
By Mitch101 on 7/6/2011 11:28:42 AM , Rating: 2
This will just fuel Apple more being anti Adobe since this involved Adobe PDF's. Flash will probably never come now. I suspect Apple will cripple HTML 5 in fear that too will threaten the Apple Appstore. Its never been that I dont like Apple its been more of I dont like the limitations of their products.

The reality is Mobile devices are going to have to accept running some sort of Anti-Virus/Malware applications sooner than later. After all they are just Micro sized computers. A 1.2ghz snapdragon cpu with a decent GPU in a phone/tablet makes it a computer and the OS's on these things have evolved to be optimized versions of larger desktop alternatives with constant access to wireless medium/Internet. Only the form factor is different from a PC.


RE: Finally?
By B3an on 7/7/2011 12:12:11 PM , Rating: 2
Apple wont cripple HTML5 because it could never compete with Flash when it comes to games and apps. Believe me, i've tried. It's no threat to there App Store. But without HTML5 theres absolutely nothing Apple can use that can atleast do some of the things Flash can.
Also Apple holds a stake in the H.264 codec which HTML5 uses for video. It's probably also one reason why Google have removed support for H.264 in Chrome.


RE: Finally?
By sigmatau on 7/6/2011 1:56:21 PM , Rating: 2
I agree! When I saw the word "finally" the first time I thought it was way too much. 3 months to hack this does not make good use of the word "finally."

I could see it being used for Sony and the PS3 which took over a couple of years, but not for this.


RE: Finally?
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 7/6/2011 1:59:38 PM , Rating: 1
It's actually been 4 months ;)


RE: Finally?
By The Raven on 7/6/2011 4:22:31 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
It's actually been 4 months

It came out 3.9 months ago, right? So should you be using the word "actually?" ;-P


Ahhhh
By msheredy on 7/6/2011 11:32:49 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
Also, take the Dev Team's advice and install the PDF Patcher 2 utility from Cydia to avoid any malicious attacks from the PDF exploit that Apple left wide open .


Last time I checked the books PDFs are Adobe's offspring not Apple's. Perhaps Adobe should work in concert with Apple, again since they've got to be using Adobe's standards.




RE: Ahhhh
By HrilL on 7/6/2011 2:27:17 PM , Rating: 2
Except Apple uses their own software to read PDFs on their iDevices.

You are correct that the PDF document format is adobe's. But other than that you're lost.


RE: Ahhhh
By semiconshawn on 7/7/2011 7:26:27 AM , Rating: 3
quote:
since they've got to be using Adobe's standards


He didnt say they were using adobe software. He is not lost you cannot read.


RE: Ahhhh
By HrilL on 7/8/2011 2:40:16 PM , Rating: 2
Looks like you're the one not understanding. Just because Adobe made PDF doesn't mean its their fault. The exploit is clearly in Apples PDF software implementation and not in the PDF file type.


Exploit?
By MegaHustler on 7/6/2011 12:46:55 PM , Rating: 5
Apple products do not have exploits. They have pervasive access enablement.




RE: Exploit?
By semiconshawn on 7/7/2011 7:27:00 AM , Rating: 2
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Say it ain't so
By Omega215D on 7/6/2011 11:07:56 AM , Rating: 1
Something from Apple has exploits?! Oh dear...

=P




RE: Say it ain't so
By Pirks on 7/6/11, Rating: 0
RE: Say it ain't so
By StevoLincolnite on 7/6/2011 11:43:08 AM , Rating: 2
He was being sarcastic Pirks. :P


RE: Say it ain't so
By icanhascpu on 7/6/2011 11:58:44 AM , Rating: 1
Something from *insert technology company name here* has exploits?! Oh dear...

=P


RE: Say it ain't so
By Omega215D on 7/6/2011 2:08:30 PM , Rating: 2
Except the fanboys are so quick to make stuff up on anything that's not apple. Plus so many Apple users want to be jailbroken so they can add more stuff/ features to their devices. At the same time they harp on Android users needing to Root to get their device to be usable (which is clearly not the case).


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