Third-Generation iPad Jailbroken on Launch Day

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    As noted by Slash Gear, iOS jailbreak specialist MuscleNerd has apparently already jailbroken the new iPad that launched today, Tweeting a couple of screenshots showing the jailbroken device with Cydia installed.


    MuscleNerd notes that this is simply the first step in the process of releasing a public tool for jailbreaking the new device, but it seems that progress should come relatively rapidly.

    Article Link: Third-Generation iPad Jailbroken on Launch Day
  2. its93rc macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2012
    Austin, Texas
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    I'm so excited! Thanks to all of the Dev Team.
  3. zachkolk macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2010

    As long as iBooks can still run, I will definitely be jailbreaking.
  4. Wang Foolio macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2010
    When I read stuff like this, I can't help but imagine that working in any form of digital security job must be frustrating as hell... :p
  5. justinfreid macrumors 6502


    Nov 24, 2009
    NEW Jersey / USA
    3.1 million pixels of proof.

    Hopefully they'll get it and iOS 5.1 untethered soon.
  6. jackhdev macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2011
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    Doesn't Verizon let you tether to the new iPad for free? If that's correct, I have no reason to jailbreak my iPad.
  7. noodlelegs macrumors member

    May 24, 2010
    i would consider jailbreaking mine. what are the top benefits of jailbreaking an ipad?
  8. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    I can't see how they could ever win...
  9. haincha macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2012
    Just picked mine up. I am super excited to see the jailbreak. Hopefully it won't take as long as it did for the 4S to actually roll out to users. I would be more than okay with a Tethered. As stated above, iBooks is a must, though.

    Sometimes I don't understand why Apple even tries, when we have these brilliant minds on the JailBreak teams. Apple can't hire them all.

    Dream Team > Apple Security
  10. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended


    Jul 10, 2008
    Great news this early on. I'm sure everyone was getting sick of waiting 6+ months after new devices were released for any hope of a jailbreak. Seems we need more people on the task. If only there was a single team we could all help fund to work it non-stop.
  11. haincha macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2012
    If you don't remember, MuscleNerd had a JB for the 4S on day one, or two... But, we did not see an openly available way of legally releasing it for some time.

    There is something with a dev account that was special, and regular accounts couldn't legally use the JB.
  12. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Digital security is definitely hard. The bigger problem, though, is the security model these sorts of devices use.

    It's very common to use a public + private key pair to protect data. Thing is, most DRM-related solutions use them in a way that's completely opposite of how the system is supposed to work. You are the one who's supposed to hold the private key... and on these devices you still do - BUT they do their utmost to keep that key away from you. However you need to be able to access that key to use it! That's the fundamental problem here. They can't lock the key away completely, so there's always a way for someone to find it and use it in a "non-approved" manner.
  13. IzzyJG99 macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2007
    If it can be constructed, it can also therefore be deconstructed and rebuilt as one sees fit.
  14. Radio macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
    Excellent news!

    I'll say it again iOS 5 is seriously boring without a jailbreak!

    I don't need training wheels Apple!
  15. hobo.hopkins macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2008
    That's true, although at least you know there will always be a need for your job!
  16. sza macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2010
    Apple won't loose anything. Even they make 0 dollar from selling software if the user jailbreaks the iPad, they still make money from the selling iPad hardware itself.
  17. perealb macrumors regular


    Oct 30, 2009
    Nice! Better MuscleNerd than i0n1c who is such an arrogant teaser.
  18. kd5jos macrumors 6502


    Oct 28, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Neither side ever "wins"

    This is an ongoing chess game. As for "winning" I know lots of people that make six figure incomes in the information security arena.

    I know many people over the past decades that started in the "blackhat" arena, and then went on to run companies doing information security.

    These people are currently designing the information security systems that people are learning how to attack.

    If people that do information security don't "win", how come there has to be new exploits?

    I'm obviously not understanding what it means to "win," or "loose."
  19. trogdorDR macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011

    "Loosers" is not the right word, if in fact it is a word at all. You mean "Loser" :)
  20. GenesisST macrumors 68000


    Jan 23, 2006
    Where I live
  21. Snowy_River, Mar 16, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2012

    Snowy_River macrumors 68030


    Jul 17, 2002
    Corvallis, OR
    Well, "loose" can be a transitive verb, so there can be "one who looses" or a "looser". However, a looser would be someone, for example, who lets loose the hounds, not someone who fails to win... ;)

    Edit: Honestly who would vote a post like this one down? This is simply providing information in response to the comment "if in fact it is a word at all". So, seeking to inform and educate is a negative thing?

    Let's all live in ignorance! After all, ignorance is bliss, so let's all be blissful!
  22. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Hopefully this means an untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak is coming for all A5 devices soon, too. I'm holding off on upgrading my iPhone 4S for that - and will likely get an iPad 4G when it is public, too.
  23. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    ultimately though they will get more money if they have a claim to a known secure system.

    Also who is it that gets it in the neck after PS3-esque attacks in the last year?

    for the stress involved the gains seem less valuable.

    At the end of the day as soon as your security is broken people tend to be less keen to pay you "6 figure sums"
  24. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2011
    Midwest United States
    now only if we could get the 4s jail broken...

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