iPad 4 Has Also Been Jailbroken

Hot on the heels of jailbreaking iPad mini, the jailbreak dream has also successfully jailbroken the 4th generation iPad that also went on sale on Friday along with Apple’s smaller iPad.

Grant Paul aka chpwn has tweeted the screenshot of Cydia running on the jailbroken 4th generation iPad.

chpwn tweeted:

It doesn’t look any different than on the iPad (3rd generation), but here’s Cydia running on the iPad (4th generation): http://t.co/zhrii6uX

Not surprising as most of the changes are under the hood. It looks like the same failbreak method that was used to jailbreak iPhone 5 and iPad mini has been used to jailbreak iPad 4.  The failbreak is almost like a tethered jailbreak but needs a developer account

iPad 4 is powered by Apple’s new A6X chip, which is a variant of the A6 chip that powers iPhone 5, so it is good to know that it works on Apple’s new chip. Based on the screenshot, it also looks like the jailbroken iPad 4 is running iOS 6.0.1 that was released last week.

It is currently possible to only jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G (tethered) running iOS 6.0.1/iOS 6.0. It remains to be seen how long it will take for the jailbreak dream to release the eagerly awaited untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.x.x for all the compatible iOS devices.

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  • Astig_808

    i cant wait till its released

  • woody

    Hopefully they will get together and release the JB sooner rather than later

  • http://www.facebook.com/THExREALxTACO Jeremy Taco Patterson

    GOD I miss that screen!!!!!!!!!

  • bin

    waiting for untethered jailbreak

  • Ahsun

    Please make it available for iPad 4!

    • moe22

      lol noob. read title! its for the ipad!

  • Unjailbroken

    Really? Strange, jailbeaking a new processor (A6) with a new IOS while we are still waiting for a public release of a jailbreak for A5 devices.
    We’ve been through this before: a hacker jailbreaks a new device the same day its out and two weeks later somebody tweets that jailbreak will not be made public because it was made using Apple developer’s tools.
    This time I will not celebrate this news. I’m still stuck on IOS 6 on my 4S and Ipad 2 after a same day ‘jailbreak’

    • Dookie

      Like you p#### off with it all

    • moe22

      i agree with you to an extrent. I have been diligent to keep my devices (4s and ipad 2) on ios 5 because i was aware there was only a jb on that ios. you shouldnt have updated unless you had the jailbreaking app downloaded. If you purchased these devices after the fact then your SOL and gotta wait. but dont have a hissy fit if you were the one that messed it up for yourself.

  • Dookie

    Apple still way out in front with about 5 goals

  • BigDaddy

    No more jailbreak! All the gods hackers are gone that’s why we won’t see one for a very long time.

  • angel

    apple’s idevices need to be sold, that’s why they still allow the jailbreak…. I’m not complaining, in fact, I’m pleased