iPad – OS 3.2, Jailbreaking, What now?

Posted by Jeremy on April 5, 2010 in General, Tech |

This weekend Apple released the iPad and after hours of tweets proclaiming how awesome the device was, there were questions about if there was a jailbreak available, or when the jailbreak would be released.

1) There is no current jailbreak.

But I saw a video that showed the iPad jailbroken!

Yes, you did, but that was using an exploit in Safari that was shown at Pwn2Own and will likely be quickly patched in the next OS released ( 3.2.1 perhaps when the 3G version of the iPad comes out ).

2) Nobody knows when a jailbreak will be out of the iPad.  If the groups actually plan it out, there shouldn’t be a jailbreak released until/if 3.2 is released on the iPhone & iPod Touch devices as well.  If an exploit is wasted on a single device release, that’s 1 less exploit out there for jailbreakers to use in the future and would likely be patched by OS 4.0.

3) We don’t know when 4.0 will be out, but if it plays out like past events it should be out around June of 2010 along with a new iPhone device, followed by a new iPod device in September.  OS 4.0 is being previewed Thursday ( 4/8/2010 )

Note: On the 3GS ( and iPod touch 3rd gen ) 3.1.3 (clean, never jailbroken before ) cannot be jailbroken.  New 3GS devices have the new bootrom, and if you’re lucky enough to have 3.1.2 installed and can jailbreak with BlackRa1n, you will have a tethered jailbreak, meaning you need to use redsn0w or blackra1n to get your device out of recovery after each reboot ( like when installing Winterboard ). The 3G and 2G can be jailbroken using redsn0w even if you have 3.1.3 on it.

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