Earlier in the week, Comex – developer of JailbreakMe – the popular browser-based tool to jailbreak iOS 4.0.x had updated the JailbreakMe website, indicating that he may release an updated version of JailbreakMe (probably JailbreakMe 3.0).
The image on the updated website suggests that he has discovered a new PDF exploit – similar to the one used for JailbreakMe 2.0.
Unfortunately, it looks like it was a hoax, the JailbreakMe website still sports the photograph (as seen below) of a ski slope with a sign that says “PDF”.
Folks at nexus404 report that one of Comex’ followers on Twitter came across a tweet (now deleted), which had a link to an image, which suggests that Comex is planning to release a new version of JailbreakMe to jailbreak iPad 2.
The iFans user posted the following:
I was on comex’s Twitter about an hour ago when he posted a single image link. I was surprised to see it was what appears to be a flyer for his new jailbreak? When I reloaded the Twitter page it was gone completely. I still had the image in another tab, though, so I saved it to my computer. Perhaps this wasn’t intended to get out yet or maybe there was a delay? I don’t know, I’m just looking at the image unsure if he’s really intending to release it tomorrow or not. This is certainly weird.
If you look closely, the line below the date reads “iPd2jailbrokenforlife”.
The QR code in the image also points to Comex’ twitter account. If this is indeed true then it is not clear why Comex deleted the tweet. We will soon find out if this was a hoax or users will finally be able to jailbreak their iPad 2.
It looks like it was a hoax, the JailbreakMe website still sports the photograph (as seen below) of a ski slope with a sign that says “PDF”.
iPhoneDownloadBlog reports that iFans moderator gave them the following information about the forum member who had posted the image:
“I’m a moderator over at iFans, where this was originally posted, and I just wanted to confirm that this is not a true story. This user joined the site purely to post this image in the hopes of spreading misleading information. MuscleNerd actually came onto our site and more-than-less confirmed that this wasn’t something Comex posted. If anyone follows Comex via SMS, they’d have received a link to this Tweet even if it was “deleted.” It’s fake.”
We should have paid attention to MuscleNerd’s tweet, which seemed to suggest that it was a hoax, though he didn’t say it explicitly:
comex’s quote from yesterday about the iPad2 jailbreak readiness is as precise as you’ll get
So unfortunately, we’re back to square one as it means that there is no ETA on when the new version of JailbreakMe will be released, all Comex has said couple of days back was “It’s almost ready”. We’re really sorry to get you all excited about the possible release.