Comex, the developer behind JailbreakMe, has updated Jailbreakme.com with a teaser image of an upcoming iPad 2 jailbreak with JailbreakMe (probably Jailbreakme 3.0) which appears to be PDF-based exploit userland jailbreak.
The teaser photo below, found at Jailbreakme.com, clearly shows a signboard which says “PDF”. Now this only means that jailbreak me 3.0 will be using a PDF-based exploit to jailbreak iPad 2. Comex, however, has not mentioned any device name or the iOS firmware version that is going to be supported. Your guess is as good as ours.
It would be a good bet to say that this Jailbreakme update will Jailbreak iPad 2 since iOS 4.3.3 has already been jailbroken on other devices.
For those who don’t know, an Userland jailbreak is a browser based jailbreak. The only thing you need to do is to point your Mobile Safari browser to a specified URL (Jailbreakme.com, in this case) and follow the simple on screen instruction to jailbreak your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
JailbreakMe 2.0, the previous release of the userland jailbreak by Comex, was able to jailbreak iOS 4.0/4.0.1. Users were presented with “slide to jailbreak” bar and the Jailbreakme does the rest for the user. So, Jailbreakme works in contrast to other traditional jailbreak tools like Sn0wbreeze, RedSn0w, PwnageTool and Greenpois0n.
iPad 2 hit shelves 3 months ago and the jailbreaking community is yet to develop a working jailbreak for iPad 2. Comex has revealed that he successfully jailbroken it, however Apple was quick to fix that iPad 2 jailbreak vulnerability in iOS 4.3.1. It’s all because of the new Bootrom in iPad 2 which has proven to be challenging to exploit. iPad 2 features A5 processor architecture. All the iDevices that contains A4 processors (iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, iPad 1) has been jailbroken for life, thanks to GeoHot for his Limera1n exploit.
Since Redsn0w, PwnageTool and Sn0wbreeze are already out for iOS 4.3.3 but none of these jailbreaks the iPad 2, any iPad 2 jailbreak news regardless of the support for iOS 4.3.3 or the upcoming iOS 5 would be good news by now.
We’ll keep you posted as we know more about this upcoming userland jailbreak. Stay Tuned!
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