iPad 2 Jailbreak Vulnerability Fixed In iOS 4.3.1

iOS 4.3.1

We had heard rumors that one of the reasons Apple was planning to release iOS 4.3.1 was to fix the iPad 2 jailbreak vulnerability in iOS 4.3.

It looks like the rumors were accurate as Comex has revealed that Apple has patched the vulnerability in iPad 2 in iOS 4.3.1 released few days back.

Comex – developer of popular jailbreaking tools like Spirit and JailbreakMe had successfully jailbroken iPad 2 couple of days after it was available.

He revealed this via the following tweets:

As noticed by @0naj, my kernel exploit was fixed in 4.3.1.

I try not to be paranoid, but it is really hard to explain this as anything but a leak.

It stayed there from 4.0.2 through 4.3, but was magically found in time for 4.3.1. well, go go @MuscleNerd and @i0n1c I guess

Apple has also patched the limera1n and SHAtter bootrom exploit in iPad 2. So Apple continues to make it more difficult to jailbreak iOS devices and stay ahead in the cat and mouse game.

Meanwhile, as reported yesterday Stefan Esser, iPhone hacking expert has passed the untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak to iPhone Dev Team for beta testing. However, the untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak won’t be able to jailbreak iPad 2.

As of now, Sn0wbreeze for Windows and PwnageTool for Mac with custom bundles can jailbreak iOS 4.3.1. However, they support only a tethered jailbreak, so users have to use iBooty (Windows) or tetheredboot utility (Mac) to boot into jailbroken state if they need to reboot their iOS device.

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[via Twitter (Comex)]

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  • Dub

    Dang apple love their producs:)

  • MuscleTurd…..shoots & scores again!!

  • pal

    Hello people, if you want to stay ahead of Apple in the cat and mouse game you have to get the iDevice around launch time. So your ensured the oldest bootroom (if they patch it later on like they did with the 3GS) and the oldest BB. I’m sitting pretty with my JB’d i4 4.2.1 w/BB 01.59.00. Also, when you buy at launch and maintain your JB and unlock status you can sell your iphone for more than you bought it for and then buy the i5 at launch. I’ve been doing this since the 3G and have always profited ~$200 for upgrading to the newest iPhone.

    • Lg1

      Wow ur a fucking genius … Go wait on line or pitch a tent for days to make 200 ….. Loooooooosssssseeeeeerrrrrr!

      • Bullfrog

        Brilliant reply! You’re probably one of the idiots who upgraded your iphone before there was an unlock and now you have a very expensive ipod. FOOL!

        • Zang

          Unlocked versions are always available…. Are you THAT stupid?

          Then again, by your reply I’d imagine so.

      • RH

        You are an idiot.

        • RH

          Sorry Bullfrog.
          My comment looks like it was directed at you.
          It was directed at Lg1

    • RH

      This is exactly what I do.
      I’ve bought on launch day for every iPhone released.
      I ordered online once and stood in line for the rest.
      The longest I’ve stood in line was 6 hours and it was a blast.
      Everyone was talking, joking around and having fun.

      You, my friend, are absolutely right.

      • FU


        Can’t understand why morons will stand in line for few hrs/days just to get something that they must pay! If it is free than I can understand but …

        I just don’t understand why fools are so happy when they get their new iDevices. When seeing them so happy on the tele all I gotta say to myself is – Are they f stupid?! Retards!

        You know what, that’s what Apple top men will think everytime they see morons queing up for the products and act like they won the lottery when they got their hands on a new iDevices!

  • Chris

    Since the fixed the exploit, can’t Geohot (or anyone for that matter) release a tool to jailbreak the iPad 2 with 4.3 firmware now without worrying about anything? If it’s patched in 4.3.1 anyway, it’s not like they’re risking using the exploit early, right? It’d be nice if they would do that, I purposefully never updated my iPad 2 just in case this happened!

  • Alf

    Please could any of the teams release a jailbreak tool for ipad2 on 4.3 os

  • Jay

    Please release the jailbreak for 4.3 for the ipad2 know

  • NZ

    I would not buy iPhone or iPod unless it can be JB. I might still unwillingly buy iPad2 when I need it.

  • why is iphone dev team this weak this time?? how can apple fix all the holes in their iOS..

    i am still shocked to know that iphone 4 is still unlockable for heigher basebands..

    and now iOS 4.3.1 is thetered jailbreak!!

    i think we need better hackers in iPhone Dev team..

    • dev

      I think you need to get a fucking life!!!!!!

      • FU!!!!

        ur the 1 that needs to get a god damn life

  • seems apple is increasingly releasing new versions of their iOS when a JB is found, they never used to do this and now they’re actively perusing it.
    Shame Apple feels so compelled to try and take the offensive instead just leave the JB alone, then buy cydia and have a 2 tiered system, would generate huge cash for Apple. Guess they’re still stuck in the iPhone box. Big mistake for Apple since Android is winning the mobile race, and soon WP7 with its xbox game portability.

  • D3@tH

    Can i at least use Sn0breeze to jailbrek iPad 2?

  • Jimmy Bond

    Dear Dev Team, first of thank you all for all your hard efforts in developing these codes that we all enjoyed for al long time now. Please ignore all those uneducated and uncivilized comments of these nasty people in this forum. They are just all selfish retarded leeches. Please take note that they are millions of us the members of satisfied and thankful public of all your help and efforts. We all salute you and will patiently wait for other updates…..To all detractors and unhappy wankers out there…please don’t shit in this forum…and do all your whinging to your unhappy faces. If you’re unhappy with your idevices then please wait patiently or if not just put it inside the toilet bowl because they are cleaner than your mouths and your hearts.

  • ilovemorons

    do devs really give a crap about what these idiots say about them?

  • fas

    Stop shouting at people who upgraded their phones, not everyone is aware about how Apple complicates stuff.

  • mike

    does anyone no when we can expect to have and unlock for iPhone 4 on 4.2.1 waiting but starting to go crazy hurry up Dev team

  • Edro

    I agree with Jimmy, I thank the dev team for all the ( Free stuff and hard work that is put in these jb’s they keep us from making apple more money for their apps that should b less expensive and devices that are to expensive people want to complain about the dev team , they prob dont donate anything, and expect everything,there just leeches and don’t have a clue …….