Coder cracks iPad 2 jailbreak block
Take your iDevice out of the Walled Garden
iDevice owners, including folk with an iPad 2, can now jailbreak their phones'n'fondleslabs with a simple visit to a website.
The site, www.jailbreakme.com, is once again up and running - coder
comex last had it live a year ago - to open up iPads, GSM iPhone 3GS and 4s, and 3G and 4G iPod Touches, all running iOS 4.3, 4.3.3 or anything in between.
CDMA iPhone 4s running iOS 4.2.8 can be jailbroken too.
This is the first jailbreak for the iPad 2, which has proved tricky to crack using techniques developed in the past.
The new jailbreak installs Cydia, the independent app store from which you can download software that hasn't been sanctioned by Apple.
iOS hackers the iPhone Dev Team recommend using Cydia to install a utility called PDF Patcher 2. It blocks a hole that's usually covered at a remove by Apple's software but exposed by the
comex hack. ®
that was the sound....
.....of Steve jobs smug little face turning to an angry looking one.
Good work fella.
There is an alternative.
Don't pay a company to stop you using your phone.
Until Apple allow "jailbreaking" as a reduced-cost alternative, since you're not paying fro a guarantee, the only people "jailbreaking" are spoiled little rich kids with time to waste.
If you have the intelligence to jailbreak an iProduct you have the intelligence to know that is just sells more iProducts and pays for a patent troll.
Seems a waste
I get that there's something of a race to be the first to crack it but IOS5 is round the corner, most users are going to want to upgrade to that and it's hard to imagine Apple isn't going to plug an exploit that gives a website root access just by visiting. Should have saved this till after the update.
Stop supporting a company with policies you don't agree with (if you don't agree with them. If you don't not agree with them, then carry on).
There was an unofficial app that allowed me to make Skype calls from iPhone over GPRS/EDGE, but I don't remember its name anymore, sorry. That one was really useful IMHO