Comex – developer of JailbreakMe – popular browser-based jailbreak tool, who is expected to release a new version of the tool to jailbreak iPad 2 had teased us by updating the website with a photograph of a ski slope with a sign that says “PDF”, which suggested that he has discovered a new PDF exploit – similar to the one used for JailbreakMe 2.0. This led to speculations that he may release JailbreakMe 3.0 to jailbreak iPad 2.
Comex’s solution is the mother of all jailbreaking solutions as an iOS device can be jailbroken using Mobile Safari.
Last week, he revealed that he has reduced the time it will take to jailbreak an iOS device by using unionfs approach instead of using the stashing approach that has been used by jailbreak tools, which he hopes to use the approach for iPad 2.
Comex has again updated the site with what looks like the commit history of the JailbreakMe source code on Github – a source code hosting web service.
We still don’t know when the new version of JailbreakMe will be released, but it is amazing to see that Comex has been working on it since August 31st, 2010 based on the commit history, no wonder it reads “It’s been far too long”. Kudos to him for working hard and so long to release a new version of JailbreakMe, which will support iOS 4.2.1 to iOS 4.3.3 and should be compatible with all iOS devices (including iPad 2).