iPad 3 Jailbroken Already

Mar 16, 2012 - 6 Comments

Jailbroken iPad 3

The new iPad 3 is barely getting into peoples hands but has already been jailbroken by renowned hacker @MuscleNerd (BTW, you can follow us on Twitter too). At this point, it’s more a proof of concept and MuscleNerd cautions it’s “Just a first step, still lots of work to do!

There is no estimate on when the iPad 3 jailbreak will be publicly available, though typically things move quick from discovery to release. Because the iPad 3 shares a similar processor to the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, it’s quite likely those two devices will become jailbroken along the way. Assuming things go well, it’s possible some variation of an iOS 5.1 jailbreak for A5 devices will become available within a week or two.

Currently, iOS 5.1 is jailbreakable as tethered for older hardware only. Stay tuned for more.


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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPad, News


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  1. Derek says:

    Untether my ass. it is april 16 now. f**k

  2. Mikey says:

    1) why jailbreak my ipad3?
    2) I use my droid razor as a data connection, no problem

  3. Phil says:

    I’m always glad to see people working to ensure that the owner and user of a computer retain the right to run whatever software they choose on it; it’s really important to fight back against the trend (led by Apple, but not unique to them) of selling closed, locked-down boxes that treat their owners as either criminals or children. As Cory Doctorow says, there’s a coming war against general purpose computing, and we can’t get started too quickly in winning it.

    That said, I think an even better way to fight back is to simply not buy such systems in the first place. Who really needs a laptop with a missing keyboard, which is all that an iPad really is? Why do people feel compelled to slavishly throw money at Apple every time they come out with a new product?

  4. iGnome says:

    I wonder will a jailbreak always make it out onto the streets before an update from apple?. What I mean is could apple bring out a new iOS and just signing 5.1 because they know there is a jailbreak about to be released? If they did then the users at 5.1 would have their jailbreak but users like myself holding back at 5.01 would be forced to either stay on 5.01 or update to the newest non jailbroken version that followed on from 5.1

    • iGnome says:

      That was supposed to say ‘just stop signing 5.1’- I missed the ‘stop’ out which was pretty crucial

  5. ipadorama says:

    unless it’s untethered I don’t care much

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