iOS 4.2 for iPad already Jailbroken

iPad 4.2 jailbroken

It looks like hackers have had their hands on the iOS 4.2 beta 3 for iPad long enough to jailbreak it. Last night, well-known iOS hacker @iH8sn0w tweeted a picture of an iPad running MobileTerminal, a jailbreak app giving the user full access to the terminal command line interface. From iH8sn0w:

Yay! iPad 4.2 b3 jailbroken -- Weird that MobileTerminal runs in simulator

Going along with Apple's normal beta schedule, it would seem they missed the beta 4 release window this past Tuesday. This could signal that Apple may skip beta 4 altogether and go straight to a GM build sometime next week. (Maybe that's connected to the stealth developer summit Apple is rumored to be holding in Cupertino next week?)

So what does this all mean? Once Apple releases iOS 4.2 there will likely be a jailbreak available shortly (if not immediately). No need to worry about having to wait before you upgrade to if you're a dedicated jailbreaker!

Will you be jailbreaking your iPad once 4.2 hits? Let us know in the comments!

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There are 21 comments. Add yours.

MG _JMIL says:

you know i will be jailbreaking! Team Jailbreak FTW

blyths says:

Always jailbreakable, yes - but the tools need to updated and may need new exploits for the untethered part of the jailbreak.

kingweb says:

One thing isn't clear to me. I thought greenp0ison and limera1n were permanent jailbreaks, or at least permanently made an exploit to allow jailbreaking. If I am right, then what is the big deal or surprise about this new jailbreak for ios 4.2?

Chris says:

All I have to say is that I want iOS 4.2 for the iPad now!
My iPhone 4 makes my iPad look archaic - I need the folders badly.
On my iP4 I have two pages of icons - the second page is completely folders.
On my iPad, many more pages.

Eagleyesmith says:

Wait, I thought 4.2 was for all devices except for first generation? No? (just need some type of clarification) Or is the iPad moving to 4.2 and the iPhone is saying at 4.1?

Farbod21 says:

The question wasnt weather this would be jailbroken, its weather the userland exploit which keeps it untethered would be patched by Apple, forcing comex to either find or use (if he has one already) another userland exploit.

Michael says:

I won't actually be upgrading my iPad to 4.2.. I am an Apple dev and I have used 4.2 already on my iPad. I hate it. I like my iPad just the way it is.

Scott says:

Yes, JB is a way of life now for me :) I would really miss it if I couldn't have it! Same goes for my iPhone4. Thanks!

Adam G says:

Michael. May I ask what you didn't like regarding 4.2?

Ronn says:

Yes Michael enlighten us. I figured 4.2 would make the iPad just like my ip4.

Ronn says:

And no. I am not jailbreaking. I am happy with what Steve works so hard to bring us.

Jack says:

No, I won't JB, I made some apps, and then I found my paid apps are free for JB users.

_<

killcity says:

Ive been running 4.2 and the latest beta 3 is great. ive only had problems with the TED and Netflix apps crashing. Everything else is working great. Multitasking works flawlessly. Not sure what Michael is talking about.

david says:

Great news! Sure I will do the jailbreaking as soon as IOS 4.2 comes out! Thanks to the guys who make this happen already.

Cal says:

Excuse my ignorance, but I was wandering what are my options in regards to 4.2. I have jailbroken iPad (with Sprint). Now when the IOS 4.2 comes around, if I upgrade do I have to jailbreak again and what will happen with my apps I am already running (of course installed through Cidya).

Pony says:

Had tried iOS 4.2 GM, love the multitasking!!! Too bad no jailbreak out there I can find! Need to restore my blob and downgrade to 3.2.2 if I need to wait too long for the jailbreak! Your soonest JB release is much appreciated!!!!

xcell says:

is there a reason NOT to JB?

xcell says:

it's like buying a lamborghini and drive at speed limit.