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Dev-Team Shaded Some Light on the Progress of iPad 3 Jailbreak

The heat in the Jailbeaking community rises as the iPad 3 launch is being all around the world. Today is the day when iPad 3 is debuting all around the world and many of the people are waiting outside in the lines at Apple Store for the New iPad also called iPad 3. Today not only Apple Retail Stores would be giving the iPad’s, the big retailers and other shops are also giving the New iPad. One of the biggest retailer Wal-Mart, started to sell of The New iPad 8 hours before the official launch. This 8 hours before release might have caught more customers and might have decreased the number of users outside the Apple Retail Store.

Still the tradition of buying things from Apple Store won’t decrease because people love to stand in the line and buy the newly released products from Apple Store. So, The New iPad is almost the same as iPad 2 and got only few minor hardware changes in it. When we heard about The New iPad’s A5x processor we thought that this might be something new and it would be difficult to exploit the new processor. To exploit the new processor would require a new exploit and a lot of hard work. Like the iPad 2 Untethered Jailbreak came back 4 months ago and was worked on for many months.

Luckily the New iPad got the same processor as of iPad 2 with some GPU work done in it to improve the graphics of the New iPad and gaming on the New iPad. Apple played their game after releasing the New iPad and iOS 5.1. Now it is time for the iPhone hackers to play their turn.

Before the iPad 3 could launch all round the world, the German security researcher and iOS hacker teased the world with some Jailbroken iPad 2 pictures and vowed to Jailbreak the iPad 3 whenever he gets his hands on to it. The iOS hacker is not new in the Jailbreaking community. He have worked on the iOS 4.3.x Jailbreak for iPhone 4 and below in past and will be contributing for the iPad 3, iPad 2, and iPhone 4S Jailbreak.

On the other hand, The Dream Team is also working on the Untethered Jailbreak for iPad 3, iPad 2, and iPhone 4S, Those of you are not aware of the Dream Team, we will summarize for you. The Dream consists of all the well-known and Famous iOS Hackers including, @Pod2g, @MuscleNerd, @P0sixninja, and others. Today one of the members of the Dream Team, @MuscleNerd announced that they got a big surprise for all those who are waiting in line for the iPad 3. Their Devices will be Jailbroken in three different angles.

Despite the awkward name Apple announced last week for the new iPad (we’ll continue to call it iPad3!), by all signs it’s going to be another big hit.  We suspect many of you are lined up at this very minute, and so it’s a good time to give you some info for maximizing your chance to eventually jailbreak the iPad3.

There are a few bits of good news already.

  • We can confirm that the method used to jailbreak the iPad2 4 months ago (before corona) still works even in 5.1.  That means we’ll at least be able to get our foot in the door to get the required kernel dumps on the iPad3.  That’s an important step, but by no means is it the end of the story.
  • Those of you following @i0n1c may have noticed he’s already tweeted pictures of his iPad2 jailbroken at 5.1.  As far as we know, he’s using a method completely unrelated to the one mentioned above.  That would be great news!
  • We’ve also seen bits and pieces of an entirely different jailbreak method being investigated by someone close to the Cydia repo scene.

That’s three different angles, and we’re not even including the continuous work @pod2g makes towards a new jailbreak!  As always, keep in mind this is very preliminary progress, and it’s impossible to predict how or when these things turn out.  The only thing you need to remember is the golden rule:

Don’t update your new iPad3 past whatever iOS it comes shipped with

By the way, it’s rare but entirely possible that some of you may find your iPad3 comes with an iOS version that’s not quite 5.1.  If you do, be sure to let us know in the comments below!

Above mentioned are the three different angles which are in works and three different people are working on it. They haven’t included @Pod2g’s contribution in it. He is also working on the Untethered Jailbreak for  iOS 5.1.

The team also announced that don’t update to any new iOS for your iPad 3, if any new iOS version comes out after the launch of iOS 5.1. It can also be possible that you people might have some different version of iOS on your iPad 3. The build number can be different or you might have a totally new version on your iPad 3. If you get a new version other than iOS 5.1, So feel free to contact the Dev-Team on their blog or Twitter to help them identify the builds and exploit them.

This is going insane that Apple has been PWNED for consecutive times. Whenever they release anything new, they get PWNED by the Jailbreak community. The Cat and Mouse game has started once again between Apple and Jailbreak. This time Apple didn’t made any special hardware changes, so they will be getting PWNED really soon. The competition between the jailbreakers is also increasing day by day. At first we had only one person and now whole team. Lets wait and see who comes up with the Untethered jailbreak first. I0n1c has played his move. Now remains the dream team.

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