Update On iPad 2 Jailbreak

iPad 2 Jailbreak

It has been couple of weeks since iPhone Dev team and iH8sn0w released Redsn0w, PwnageTool and Sn0wbreeze to jailbreak the latest iOS software update for iOS 4.3.3 for iPhone, iPad 1, iPod Touch and Apple TV.

The only iOS device that cannot be jailbroken currently is iPad 2. So if you’re eagerly waiting for it, here’s a quick update for you.

There was some hope about a jailbreak for iPad 2 as Comex had successfully jailbroken it as soon as it was launched. However, Apple was quick to fix the iPad 2 jailbreak vulnerability in iOS 4.3.1. So iPhone Dev team has released untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.x using i0nic’s method for all iOS 4.3.x supported iDevices except iPad 2.

There was some excitement last weekend when Joshua Hill also known as p0sixninja from the Chronic Dev Team (who had revealed that they’re working on iPad 2 jailbreak) mentioned that the jailbreak iPad 2 could be released in the next few weeks during a live video discussion with MyGreatFest team. However, MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev team has clarified in a series of tweets that p0sixninja was just speculating and there hasn’t been much progress made on the iPad 2 jailbreak front.

The Apple “news blogs” are once again getting everything wrong. The ETA of “weeks” for iPad2 JB was just a guess.

It could very well be months for public iPad2 JB. Pressing for ETA just causes guesstimates like that to get misquoted and mutated.

the only iPad2 jailbreak progress to date has been from comex. Everything else is a misunderstanding.

Note that the is nothing that /could/ be released for the iPad 2 jailbreak right now, so any “dates” or “timeframes” are pure speculation.

that initial iPad2 JB (the only one to date) can’t be redistributed without also including Apple code, which is not allowed

So there is currently no estimate on when the jailbreak for iPad 2 will be released. MuscleNerd has advised iPad 2 users still on iOS 4.3 to avoid upgrading to iOS 4.3.x:

until something for iPad2 is released, the only way to keep all possible options on the table is to keep it at 4.3

As always, we’ll keep you posted if there are any further updates so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or join our Facebook Fan page or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

But as MuscleNerd has mentioned, there’re a lot of great things about iPad 2 that don’t need a jailbreak.