iPad 3G Works On T-Mobile; Hacked To Send SMS

iPad 3g launches today

Apple’s iPad 3G model was available on April 30 and within hours of its availability, MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team published photos and videos to confirm that iPad 3G was successfully jailbroken using the Spirit jailbreak.

Some more interesting news on the iPad hacking front. Some folks have figured out how to get their iPad 3G’s to work on T-Mobile’s EDGE data network without any software hack. MuscleNerd has also managed to send SMS on T-Mobile’s network.

iPad 3G users have essentially cut their T-Mobile SIM cards to fit it into iPad’s SIM tray to get it to work on T-Mobile’s data network. It seems to take time to register on the network but works well when it is finally connected.

Unfortunately, since iPad 3G doesn’t support the frequency that T-Mobile uses for its 3G network, it is not possible to get it to work on its 3G network, which would have been ideal for iPad users looking for a carrier option.

We doubt many users who have bought the iPad 3G model will be happy with a slow EDGE connection to consume media content on the go on their latest gadget.

You can checkout the video of iPad working on T-Mobile’s $5.99 EDGE plan.

MuscleNerd has also managed to send SMS on T-Mobile’s network from his jailbroken iPad 3G model. The solution is quite primitive at this stage as seen in the video below:

MuscleNerd has noted that it is not possible to send SMS or make calls using AT&T's SIM.

[via Engadget]

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  • John

    Might be cool if I didn't just use my iPhone with mywi. All I get here is edge any ways don't think they will ever update to 3G

  • flobjob

    oh wow another hack that no one can use cos the mythical jailbreak isnt available.

  • fishbone

    Who cares about SMS? Geohot – please save us from this BS and release a jailbreak! 😐

  • Stephan

    we are not interested on those freaking
    liyers videos. if they don t have a
    jailbreak to release it will be good
    for them to shut their asses and
    mouths up.

  • Stephan


  • Thorgvin

    Whoa! Dark ages! Sorry fo' yo' bro'!

  • Thorgvin

    That's nice – you said please…

  • Thorgvin

    I think this is the bit where Geohot and Musclenerd step outside skipping along in the sun twirling their self-jailbroken iphones around their little fingers and loudly singing "LA LA LA LA LA! (I can't hear anything) LA LA LA LA LA!!!"

    I can imagine.

  • Thorgvin

    No seriously, if I was Geohot or Musclenerd, I'd be taking serious note of the number of times folks have requested their jailbreak tools to be released …

    …and push it back another day for each time someone makes the request in a flippant or less than respectful tone! MuHA!

  • Vishnu Sridhar

    iPad sprit jailbreak released !!!
    iPhone Hacks UPDATE!!!!

  • If you were a teenager u may care about sms a lot…

  • AUSTIN3:16

    spiritjb.com is up and you can dl spirtit now!

  • AUSTIN3:16

    spirtjb.com sorry had misspelled!

  • Matte…could you please give us a link when you asking for update…

  • Vishnu Sridhar

    currently the site is under too much traffic!!
    but keep trying

  • TimW


  • TimW

    Meant to add
    win7 c00000-005 errors, run in win98 compatability mode 🙂

  • Spirit is here look

    its here spirit look
    go get it no joke just did my touch 2 g yea baby

  • big money

    thanks spirit my iphone is jailbroken now i will never ever upgrade

  • thanks dev team

    iphone hack weak up 3.1.3 jailbreak is here.

  • Sigh… never say never.

  • thanks for a spirit …very useful