3 years, 8 months ago

Less than an hour ago, the doors of some third party retailers such as Wal Mart opened their doors to excited customers waiting for the new iPad. Already, the Dev Team has released a blog post with some info about what we can expect as far as a jailbreak for this new device in concerned.

There are a few bits of good news already.

  • We can confirm that the method used to jailbreak the iPad 2 4 months ago still works even in 5.1.  That means we’ll at least be able to get our foot in the door to get the required kernel dumps on the iPad3.  That’s an important step, but by no means is it the end of the story.
  • Those of you following @i0n1c may have noticed he’s already tweeted pictures of his iPad2 jailbroken at 5.1.  As far as we know, he’s using a method completely unrelated to the one mentioned above.  That would be great news!
  • We’ve also seen bits and pieces of an entirely different jailbreak method being investigated by someone close to the Cydia repo scene.
While they don’t have any definitive info yet, it seems as though this will be a pretty easy jailbreak. Not only does a previous exploit for jailbreaking the device still exist in the 5.1 firmware, but as we reported earlier today, i0n1c has found a completely different method for jailbreaking the iPad 2. We will still need to wait to see how these translate to the iPad 3, but we will most likely not be waiting for too long before we see some major progress.