iPad 2 and iOS 4.3 state of the Jailbreak

Will I be able to Jailbreak iPad 2 running iOS 4.3 when it launches? Thats a question on a lot of user's minds. We already know the jailbreak community is working towards an iOS 4.3 jailbreak. What we "do" know is that a tool won't go official until iOS 4.3 is out of beta and in the hands of consumers. Most of the reason behind this is so Apple doesn't patch it in a last minute update.

Where the iPad 2 is concerned, it's anyone's guess whether or not the solution they're currently working towards will definitely jailbreak the iPad 2. According to @p0sixninja, one of the main contributors of greenpois0n, they are hoping the SHAtter exploit will still be a viable solution on the iPad 2 as well.

While we wait for a definitive answer, check out our massive jailbreak guide and mingle with other fellow jailbreakers in waiting over in our TiPb jailbreak forums.

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Allyson Kazmucha

Senior editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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iPad 2 and iOS 4.3 state of the Jailbreak


I found too many bugs in JB software for the original iPad (4.2) so I gave up on it and restored. Too little RAM on the iPad to cope as well. I'll try again in a few months if 4.3 gets cracked.

I really hope they save SHAtter for the iPhone 5. The A5 sounds so nice but I won't be able to get an iPhone 5 before it's jailbroken. I left jailbreak when I switched from a 3G to the 4 I have now. It was a horrible experience aside from the new speed I had.

While I find jailbreaking on my iphone invaluable (largely for MyWi, SB Settings, Folder Enhancer and, to a lesser extent Winterboard), I don't find many compelling reasons to JB the Ipad.

So iOS 4.3 looks extremely attractive to me from a feature set point-of-view, but, naturally, I don't want to lose my jailbreak. Will there be a solution to jailbreak iOS 4.3 for iPhone 4 and iPad (1st gen.) pretty much upon release? I keep reading vastly different stories on the subjects and just want a bit of clarification, if that's possible please?

With all of these tweaks though, could it cause some problems? Could the system move slower? What would happen?

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