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Old Jul 6, 2011, 03:34 AM   #1
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Safari-Based Jailbreak Tool Returns with iPad 2 Support




The JailbreakMe.com website has returned to offer an entirely browser-based jailbreak tool for iOS devices including (for the first time) the iPad 2.




Jailbreaking is a process by which Apple's iOS devices can be opened up to allow for installation of non-Apple-approved applications, customizations and file access. Apple officially disapproves of jailbreaking and has even warned users that these unauthorized modifications can cause "instability, disruption of services, and compromised security." Still, a large jailbreak community has emerged over the years since the iPhone's introduction.

A Dev-Team blog post outlines the supported configurations for JailbreakMe:
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- iPad1: 4.3 through 4.3.3
- iPad2: 4.3.3
- iPhoneGS: 4.3 through 4.3.3
- iPhone4: 4.3 through 4.3.3
- iPhone4-CDMA: 4.2.6 through 4.2.8
- iPod touch 3g: 4.3, 4.3.2, 4.3.3
- iPod touch 4g: 4.3 through 4.3.3
The JailbreakMe site is unique in that it allows users to jailbreak their devices entirely using the Safari browser and without downloading any additional software. The site itself also offers a Frequently Asked Questions page reassures users that the jailbreaking process is fully reversible with a simple restore and that there is no risk for any permanent damage. Still, we'd recommend users proceed with caution.

The browser-based jailbreak process again exploits a flaw in Apple's PDF renderer that allows the tool to open up the device. Just like the previous vulnerability, Apple is expected to patch this one shortly. This same vulnerability could be exploited by malicious parties as well. The programmers of JailbreakMe are also providing a patch to close the security hole behind them for jailbroken users. Users of non-jailbroken iOS devices, however, will have to wait until Apple provides a fix.

More information and answers can be found in our respective "Hacks" forums for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Article Link: Safari-Based Jailbreak Tool Returns with iPad 2 Support
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 03:38 AM   #2
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Yes, but does it allow for unlocking of an iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3.3?
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 03:38 AM   #3
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This is fantastic news! I guess it's about time as well.
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 03:39 AM   #4
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The browser-based jailbreak process again exploits a flaw in Apple's PDF renderer that allows the tool to open up the device. Just like the previous vulnerability, Apple is expected to patch this one shortly. This same vulnerability could be exploited by malicious parties as well. The programmers of JailbreakMe are also providing a patch to close the security hole behind them for jailbroken users. Users of non-jailbroken iOS devices, however, will have to wait until Apple provides a fix.
Now, there's a dilemma: to wait for Apple to patch the vulnerability, or jailbreak your iDevice so that those nice people at JailbreakMe.com will patch it first.
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Yes, but does it allow for unlocking of an iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3.3?
According to that first post:
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 03:43 AM   #5
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That was quite possibly the easiest jailbreak I've ever done.

Awesome stuff from the devs, shame for the hole tho.
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They've had this in the works for awhile, I expected this to wait until iOS 5...
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 03:44 AM   #7
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Jailbreak on ipad

Holy crap! It works!
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 03:45 AM   #8
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I still have an old iPhone 3G which I'm not really using anymore since upgrading to iOS 4. By jailbreaking my old iPhone, is it possible to make it as snappy as before upgrading from iOS 3 to 4 ? That would really be the only purpose for me to jailbreak one of my iPhones.
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 03:46 AM   #9
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PDF is a security hellhole.
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Yes, but does it allow for unlocking of an iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3.3?
Yes, just jailbroke my phone for the first time with it.
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Apple will not like this as it is a genuine security risk. This will be fixed much more quickly than the other tethered types of jailbreak.
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 03:48 AM   #12
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Isn't there some sort of disadvantage to doing this via the browser compared to the computer? Just curious.
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 03:49 AM   #13
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Boy that was easy!!!
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Yes, but does it allow for unlocking of an iPhone 4 running iOS 4.3.3?
No. An unlock is not available for baseband 4.10.01. Only baseband 1.59.00 (iOS 4.0.x) is unlockable.
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 03:55 AM   #15
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I remember last time jailbreakme.com was active, dudes started jailbreaking iphones on display at the apple store.
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 03:56 AM   #16
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I was rocking iOS 4.3.1 on my iPad 2 and this was not working for me. Safari just crashed and nothing else happened. After updating to iOS 4.3.3, everything worked perfectly on the first try; Safari crashed followed by the appearance of the shiny new Cydia icon.
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 03:59 AM   #17
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Good to have an option as quick as this to jailbreak.
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 04:01 AM   #18
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When I hit "install" and Cydia started downloading like an app from the app store it was like.......magic
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 04:08 AM   #19
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cool! finally
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I'm no expert in jailbreaking, but doesn't it slow down your device?

Just asking 'cause I've an iPhone 3GS.
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I'm no expert in jailbreaking, but doesn't it slow down your device?

Just asking 'cause I've an iPhone 3GS.
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I'm no expert in jailbreaking, but doesn't it slow down your device?

Just asking 'cause I've an iPhone 3GS.
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I'm no expert in jailbreaking, but doesn't it slow down your device?

Just asking 'cause I've an iPhone 3GS.
It's not the jailbreaking that slows your phone down, its all the background process that some idiots install. Some tweaks do it too, as well as springboard replacements (pogoplank)
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I remember doing this with the First Gen touch... We have come a LONG way
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No. An unlock is not available for baseband 4.10.01. Only baseband 1.59.00 (iOS 4.0.x) is unlockable.
Yeah that's what I thought. When will the leet haxorz finally get "unlocking" figured out for the latest basebands?
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