iPad 3 same CPU better for JB?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by citivolus, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming the report that the iPad 3 has essentially the same CPU as the iPad 2 is true, doesn't that increase the likelihood that a JB may be sooner than later?
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    As JB utilize software vulnerabilities in iOS, don't think processor will make much difference.
     
  3. iDvisic macrumors member

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    Why then does it sometimes take longer for certain devices? I don't have loads of experience with JB, but I think I recall that they rolled out the iOS 5 JB for a4 based devices months before the cracked the 4S and iPad 2.

    -->iDv.
     
  4. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Baseband?
     
  5. d0vr macrumors 6502a

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    It's just the difference between where they found the exploit that they can use to jailbreak. It can either be a software or hardware based exploit. For example, the limera1n exploit is a hardware based exploit that can be used for an device <=4. A software exploit however can be patched by Apple in future firmware releases (as they have done in 5.1). This means the jailbreak community would need to find a new exploit to use and can't use existing one as they can do with hardware exploits.
     
  6. biohead macrumors 6502

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    If they find an exploit in the bootrom of the CPU, then that device can be permanently jailbroken - like A4 devices and lower currently can be. It's a tethered jailbreak until a software weakness is also found.

    The A5 and A5X aren't necessarily going to have the same bootrom. I'd assume they are similar, but the differences may be enough to prevent an exploit being carried out on both.
     
  7. citivolus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    are the exploits used in the A5 JB publicly known such that Apple could have patched them in the A5X?
     
  8. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    Won't know until the hackers get the new iPad in their hands... Ask this question in a few weeks.
     
  9. JasonBare macrumors member

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    Let's hope it's only a few days away:

    ...As veeence points out, i0n1c’s userland jailbreak for 5.1 on the A5 will very likely also work on the new iPad’s A5X processor, since the exploit is software-based and the two chips are not very different in terms of architecture. While the jailbreak will have to be extensively tested, i0n1c says that he expects to have 5.1 jailbroken on the new hardware once he gets his iPad in the mail over the next few days.


    http://www.cultofmac.com/153653/ios-5-1-jailbroken-on-the-ipad-2-should-mean-early-jailbreak-for-new-ipad/
     

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