JailbreakMe 3.0 – The iPad 2 Jailbreak is Out!

JailbreakMe 3.0 is out now to jailbreak iPad 2 on iOS 4.3.3 firmware. Comex has finally released the most anticipated iPad 2 jailbreak “JailbreakMe 3.0” to the general public. JailbreakMe also supports iPhone4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G.

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For those who don’t know, JailbreakMe is a userland jailbreak which is considered the easiest jailbreak solution available to date. In case of jailbreakMe, you just need to point the Safari browser on the targeted iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to a specified URL (jailbreakme.com) and then Slide a slider to jailbreak, that’s it! Other jailbreak tools like RedSn0w, Sn0wbreeze, PwnageTool, Greenpois0n involves numerous steps to complete the jailbreak process.

JailbreakMe 3.0 Supports:

  • iPad 2 – (4.3.3)
  • iPad 1 – (4.3 through 4.3.3)
  • iPhone 4 – (4.3 through 4.3.3)
  • iPhone 4 CDMA – (4.2.6 through 4.2.8)
  • iPhone 3GS – (4.3 through 4.3.3)
  • iPod Touch 4G – (4.3 through 4.3.3)
  • iPod Touch 3G (4.3, 4.3.2, 4.3.3)

NOTE: Comex: “4.3.1 and 4.3.2 will not be supported for iPad 2 since I’m in a hurry; upgrade to 4.3.3”. He’ll add the Support for iOS 4.3.1, 4.3.2, iOS 4.2.1 in future, “(if you’re patient, I’ll add support for those versions, and 4.2.1, and maybe armv6, in the future)”.

Please note that Sn0wbreeze, and RedSn0w can already jailbreak iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G and iPad 1 on iOS 4.3.3. The core purpose of JailbreakMe 3.0 is to provide the iPad 2 jailbreak, though you can jailbreak other devices as well.

JailbreakMe 3.0 jailbreak can be found at www.jailbreakme.com, all you need to do is to point your Safari browser on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to this URL and follow the on screen instructions.

How to Use jailbreakMe

How to: Jailbreak iPad 2 4.3.3 with Jailbreakme

We’ll be posted step-by-step instructions to jailbreak iPad 2, iPhone and iPod Touch with JailbreakMe 3.0 shortly. Stay Tuned!

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Q: How does jbme3.0 differ from the existing jailbreaks?

A: jbme3.0 is entirely userland-based, from start to finish. The A5 chip in the iPad2 has no iBoot or bootrom-level exploits yet, so tools like redsn0w, PwnageTool and sn0wbreeze can’t use the limera1n bootrom exploit to inject the jailbreak. Even for those devices where limera1n works, jbme3.0 injects the jailbreak with a userland exploit.

Q: If I’m already jailbroken on the latest firmware, is there any advantage to jailbreaking again?

A: No, but you should consider showing this to your friends! Spread the jailbreaking fever.

Q: Are the holes exploited by jbme3.0 closed in iOS5?

A: The holes still exist in the iOS5 betas, but they’ll almost certainly be fixed by the time iOS5 is public. However because the iPad2 had no public jailbreak yet, it probably wasn’t worth waiting until the fall to use them. If history repeats itself though, there will be more holes and exploits.

Q: Will I permanently lose the jailbreak if I need to restore my device?

A: For all except the iPad2, saving your SHSH blobs should let you always restore your device to iOS versions where this jailbreak works. The iPad2 is a little more complicated. If you have a wifi-only iPad2 and saved SHSH blobs, you’re in good shape. But if you have the GSM or CDMA iPad2, you won’t be able to restore to 4.3.3 or lower once Apple stops signing its baseband. There are a few ideas that might work to get around this limitation, but for now it’s best to assume there’s no going back to 4.3.3 once 4.3.4 is out for iPad2 GSM or CDMA owners.

Q: I heard this new unionfs stuff is dangerous?

A: Define dangerous 🙂 Seriously though, although unionfs is a huge improvement to the install time of the jailbreak, it is brand new code and there is the possibility something will go wrong. Just keep regular backups of your media and content and you should be fine. If there are any problems, they should appear within the first few days, so hold off and let “everyone else” test the waters if you’d like.

5 comments… add one
Tim July 6, 2011, 5:39 pm

Guys, every jailbreaker should install “PDF Patcher 2” via Cydia, especially after using JailbreakMe http://bit.ly/qYvazb

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