JailbreakMe 3.0 Launch Imminent [Updated]


JailbreakMe 3.0

As we wait for Comex to release the official version of JailbreakMe, Ryan Vanniekerk – co-founder of a web-based SERP tracker called SEscout has figured out a way to successfully jailbreak his iPad 2 using the files that were leaked out couple of days back.

In case you want to find out how the iPad 2 jailbreak got leaked out, you can read the story here.

Update:

Comex has released JailbreakMe 3.0.

Ryan has written a detailed blog post, which provides detailed step by step instructions on how to jailbreak iPad 2 on iOS 4.3.3. He writes:

After a bit of digging I happened across a relatively inconspicuous comment that lead me to believe that the “unable to download jailbreak files” was attempting to connect directly to Comex’s server (located at 157.22.252.87) in order to download the existing jailbreak files. However, the files attempting to be downloaded were the exact same files that had already been leaked earlier in the day, they simply existed in a separate location.

My first thought was to spoof a local webserver with the same IP that the jailbreak is connecting to in order to make it look for the files there instead.  After a bit of tinkering around I finally managed to bypass the 403 error and successfully jailbreak my iPad 2!

We would recommend you to wait for Comex to release the official version, especially since Comex has commented that the iPad 2 jailbreak that was leaked was a buggy version.

Though there were reports yesterday that the JailbreakMe.com domain is on sale, we’re hearing rumors that Comex will release it today and the “We’ll be back soon” banner on the JailbreakMe website suggests that preparations have already started.

If you don’t want to wait and don’t mind the hassle of reconfiguring your router and manipulating your DNS settings then you can follow this link to checkout Ryan’s step by step guide.

Update:

Comex has just tweeted that JailbreakMe 3.0 will only support iOS 4.3.3, the latest iOS software update:

4.3.1 and 4.3.2 will not be supported since I’m in a hurry; upgrade to 4.3.3

(if you’re patient, I’ll add support for those versions, and 4.2.1, and maybe armv6, in the future)

Comex is in a hurry to release the jailbreak as Apple is expected to patch the exploit used in iPad 2 jailbreak that was leaked over the weekend by releasing a new iOS software update (iOS 4.3.4). However, we would advice you to wait for Comex to release it, before upgrading to iOS 4.3.3.

Update:

Comex has released JailbreakMe 3.0.

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Thanks everyone for the tip!