iPad 2, iPhone 4S finally jail-broken
Tut, what took you so long?
The Apple iPad 2 and iPhone 4S have finally fallen to jail-breakers.
The move allows the more adventurous to install any app of their choosing, not just those approved by Apple to appear on the App Store. For the technically minded the development opens up the possibility of examining the device's filesystem or installing services such as a secure remote login server (sshd).
On the downside, jail-breaking comes with a number of risks including the potential to open devices to a greater threat of attack from hackers and malware.
The jailbreak works on iPad 2 or an iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1.
Jail-breaking is legal in most territories (including the US), but going through the process would void warranties. Tools to carry out the modification were developed by hardware enthusiast group Green Poison. More details on the hack can be found here. ®
That's like saying I've noticed that my alarm going off coincides with it getting lighter in the morning and therefore my alarm clock must be in cahoots with the sun.
Jailbreaks come out sometime after a product is released. As do replacement products. Neither can realistically come at any other time. But as it happens, the two are rarely anything close to one another at all.
You do realise that it's not Apple who release jailbreaks, right?
Anyway, I for one am one happy bunny. At last my 4S works properly without being pointlessly restricted. Good work Geeky Hacker Dudes.
Re: Tut… El Reg… what took you so long??
We don't all work every weekend - and neither do our readers.
1M users can't be wrong
Since the release on Friday as of last night 950k people had used the new JB.
I'm sure it will be well over 1 Million by this morning.
That is in addition to the millions that were already JB on earlier devices.
Thank you 'Dream Team'