The developer of some of the popular jailbreaking tools such as Spirit and JailbreakMe has successfully jailbroken iPad 2, which was launched last Friday. Comex was able to jailbreak the second generation of iPad. This is really quick since Apple has patched the limera1n and the SHAtter exploit in iPad 2 to minimize jailbreaking attempt. Apple has problems on the issue of jailbreaking their devices.
Comex delivered this breaking news through their tweets and they were congratulated by the iPhone Dev Team: chpwn: by @comex: http://t.co/osP6lz comex: would’ve had it yesterday if I didn’t have to spend 1.5 days looking for a replacement exploit (which came from a most unexpected place…) iphone_dev: Congrats to @comex for jailbreaking yet another brand new device (iPad2) while 2500 miles away from it!
Comex was able to install Cydia on this white iPad 2, and he’s apparently already hard at work on a public jailbreak. According to his Twitter feed, the hack required a brand new exploit, as previous bugs were squashed in iOS 4.3. We’ll keep you posted on when the hack’s ready for you to use, too. You may want to check out how the iPad 2 is running in Cydia, which is the unofficial App Store for jailbreak apps. The software package which “allows a user to find and download applications and software packages for a jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, by browsing repositories that list these applications and packages, most of which are available at no cost.” There is currently no ETA on when it will be released.