iPad 2 Jailbreak update -- still pending

iPad 2 Jailbreak update -- still pending

Those of you waiting to Jailbreak your iPad 2... looks like you can keep waiting for now as, according to the Dev Team's updated this morning, the search for an exploit continues!

The iPad2 jailbreak remains under development. As you may know, the original exploit @comex developed in the first week of the iPad2 release was mysteriously fixed by Apple within days of its development. Partly because of this, don’t expect much public discussion of the iPad2 jailbreak until it’s actually finished and ready for release (and please avoid asking about it). In all liklihood, it will be a userland exploit like the first (unreleased) one, not dependent on bootrom dumps. The first one can’t be released even for those with the original 4.3 firmware due to legal (distribution) reasons.

Geohot has reportedly accepted p0xisninja's challenge to see who can be the first to dump the bootrom, so hopefully some progress is being made.

Speaking of which, MyGreatFest is trying to raise money to help bring p0sixninja over to the UK for the big show, so if you're looking for something to do while you wait on the iPad 2 Jailbreak, head on over and help them out!

[Dev Team]

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iPad 2 Jailbreak update -- still pending


Im gonna guess distributing parts of the original firmware, when it isnt supposed to be modified at all?
Not sure, someone please correct me if im wrong. ahaha

Do you think it's safe to upgrade my iPad 2 to 4.3.3? I've been on 4.3.0 since launch but would like to upgrade for some of the bug fixes, such as facetime freezing and battery drain. Since they are not releasing the original 4.3 jb, I assume you will not need to have your 4.3 SHSH blobs available. Whenever they have a jb it will be for whatever the latest iPad 2 fw is. What do you guys think?

It doesn't matter what firmware you are running, because they don't know how to get past the boot-loader. GIVE IT UP BOYS!!!!

There is always still hope man but I myself still on 4.3 & won't budge until I get the ok from the dev team.As far the bugs go well I haven't experience much so it's bareable.I wanna know what legal issue Comex got into why they can't release the original Spirit jailbreak.

the legal reasons is because some of apples copyright code was used to jailbreak..
copyright laws forbid comex or anyone legally distributing that code
if it was 100% comex code then he'd have no probs releasing it