As you know, Comex has been working for a very long time to release JailbreakMe to jailbreak iPad 2 and the release seemed imminent based on this tweets couple of days back.
The countdown to the release of JailbreakMe started when Comex 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.
Few days back he tweeted that he was running out of bugs to fix and just last night revealed that it was ready for beta testing, indicating that JailbreakMe release was imminent.
However, it looks like one of the beta testers has just leaked JailbreakMe for iPad 2. Based on initial reports, the unofficial verison of JailbreakMe is compatible with only iOS 4.3. If you’ve updated your iPad 2 to iOS 4.3.1, iOS 4.3.2 or iOS 4.3.3, then you will need to wait for Comex to release it officially.
The new version seems to be as easy to use as JailbreakMe 2.0. All you need to do is to visit a website, download a PDF file, which jailbreaks the iPad 2 and installs Cydia.
You can checkout the video, which shows how to jailbreak iPad 2 using the unofficial version:
Though we’ve heard reports that it works, please proceed with caution and at your own risk, as neither Comex or the iPhone Dev Team have confirmed the authenticity of the jailbreak. We would ideally recommend you to wait for Comex to release it officially.
It is also disappointing to see that someone who Comex trusted, decided to leak the jailbreak while it was in private beta. It needs to be seen how Comex reacts to this, especially since he has been working on the latest version of JailbreakMe since August 2010.
If you decide to check it out then let us know how it goes.
Please note that unofficial version works only on iPad 2 Wi-Fi only model on iOS 4.3. Thanks Xattia for the tip!
Comex has tweeted that the leaked iPad 2 jailbreak is buggy, so we would again recommend you to avoid using it and wait for Comex to release it:
Congratulations, some moron used a dictionary attack(?) to leak a buggy version and put me on a useless time limit.
[via Redmond Pie, Thanks Bradley for the tip!]