Friday, 25 March 2011

iPad 2 Jailbreak & iOS 4.3.1 Update

A few weeks ago, Comex- a developer of popular jailbreaking tools like JailbreakMe and Spirit had reported that he had found a way to successfully jailbreak iOS 4.3 on the iPad 2. On asking the developer about how he went about jailbreaking iOS 4.3 on the iPad 2, it has been found that he used a userland exploit. This means that this kind of a jailbreak can be applied directly from the iPad 2 very similar to JailbreakMe.
20110325 jailbreak1 iPad 2 Jailbreak & iOS 4.3.1 Update

While all this may sound like really good news the problem now is that as you may have heard, there are reports that Apple is going to release an update to iOS 4.3. Since userland vulnerabilities can be patched using software updates the probability of iOS 4.3.1 fixing this vulnerability is very high. Comex has to release his jailbreaking method before iOS 4.3.1 is released but this seems unlikely.
The only good news that Comex has mentioned a bootrom exploit which has been discovered by i0n1c jailbreak a few weeks back. Because a bootrom exploit can only be patched using a hardware upgrade the probability of this being the jailbreak tool for iOS 4.3 seems to be higher. However, the jailbreak community may want to save this exploit for later (specifically after the iPhone 5 release).
After Comex reported that he had successfully jailbroken the iPad 2 no other news about this has come out. iOS 4.3 is still to be jailbroken however, you have a tethered method using Snowbreeze 2.3 and iBooty which has been updated to its fourth beta version recently. Unfortunately this is only for Windows users and still has a few bugs which need to be sorted out.
It is also not confirmed by Comex whether the method he had found was compatible for all iOS devices running iOS 4.3 or only the iPad 2.
The world still awaits a jailbreak for the iPad 2 and iOS 4.3 while Apple is regularly trying to stop the same. Let’s hope we hear some good news fast.


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