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Beardydog writes "Jailbreakme.com has been officially updated, providing the first public method for jailbreaking the iPad 2, and the easiest method for jailbreaking most other iOS devices. The jailbreak works with iOS 4.3.3, and it is recommended that users update before a new release from Apple closes the vulnerability exploited by the jailbreak."
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Jailbreakme 3.0 Released

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  • Meh, call me when it jailbreaks iOS 5 without needing tethering.
    • by Dynedain (141758)

      The IOS jailbreaking community is very careful about not releasing exploits for beta versions of IOS so that they get maximum exposure when the release actually happens. If they release the exploit for IOS betas, it's easy for Apple to fix the exploit before code ships.

      • by Jabrwock (985861)
        Apple will fix the exploit when it comes out anyway. My point was that jailbreaking the latest minor patch isn't really ./-worthy news...
        • Like they fixed Stefan Esser's bug that (iirc) was open for every 4.3 version?

          This bug was stolen and leaked prematurely [twitter.com], who knows, it may well have been in iOS5.

        • by Dynedain (141758)

          It takes Apple much longer to patch released code (and get everyone to upgrade) than it takes them to patch beta code before final release.

          Furthermore, this is the first released jailbreak for the iPad 2, and it's a 100% userland exploit that's activated by just visiting a website via the IOS device.

    • by lgftsa (617184)

      5? It doesn't even work on 4 yet.

      "Not supported on iPod Touch (2nd generation)"

  • It's fine on your phone, but you DARE try it on your PS3 and Sony will kill you and your children, rape your dog, and piss on your grave. then they'll track all your supporters down and do the same to them. And if you think the courts will stop them, think again [wired.com].

    • by couchslug (175151)

      "Sony will kill you and your children, rape your dog, and piss on your grave. then they'll track all your supporters down and do the same to them"

      I, for one, find that idea vaguely arousing....

    • maybe before Anonymous and the lulzboat hit them. Right now they are still suffering from the massive breachs. They are currently this: http://www.nashvilletv.org/commercials/lifecall1989.JPG [nashvilletv.org]

      • by elrous0 (869638) *

        When it comes to control issues, Sony knows no reason or limits. They could get hit by a hundred Anon attacks and they would still do the same thing to the next GeoHotz who tried to hack their IP. I don't know if it's some Japanese thing or what, but Sony are fucking insane crazy control-freaks. Anyone remember how far they were willing to go [wikipedia.org] just to stop people from ripping their music CD's?

    • LMAO so true.
    • by Mad Leper (670146)

      Since when does "jailbreaking" apply to hacking the PS3? As I've pointed out before, none off the DCMA exceptions laid down by the Library of Congress apply to what was done to the PS3. Do we call any hacking attempt a "jailbreak" now?

      If Jailbreakme.com released a new firmware for the iPhone that allowed unlimited free access to the iTunes store and let you mess with other peoples iTunes accounts, then you bet Apple would sic the lawyers on them. Only then could you correctly draw any connection to the P

      • As I've pointed out before, none off the DCMA exceptions laid down by the Library of Congress apply to what was done to the PS3.

        Wait, if you are talking about the ruling on the iPhone hacking do we have any specific evidence that specifically says, or proves, it can not?

        If Jailbreakme.com released a new firmware for the iPhone that allowed unlimited free access to the iTunes store and let you mess with other peoples iTunes accounts, then you bet Apple would sic the lawyers on them. Only then could you correctly draw any connection to the PS3 incident.

        Except that'sNOTHING LIKE the PS3 jailbreaking with GeoHot, which was what is being refferred to. It is nothing like what he actually did [as opposed to what people, especially the blind Sony Fanboys, keep on spouting]

  • by nicholas22 (1945330) on Wednesday July 06, 2011 @02:15PM (#36673508)
    Why don't you buy hardware that you can actually own? You know, so that you're not afraid that Apple will lock you out of your own hardware.
    • I would. But what's the Android counterpart to an iPod touch? I have an Archos 43 Internet Tablet, which is almost it. But because Archos products run AOSP Android instead of OHA Android, they don't have Android Market, meaning they can't use Market-exclusive applications such as Chase Bank's check deposit tool.
      • by flibuste (523578)

        But what's the Android counterpart to an iPod touch?

        The Nexus One comes to mind...They are both about the same size, same weight, same solid feel, same responsiveness...Sometimes I mistake one for another when they sit on my desk. The big Home button on the IPod Touch reminds me I cannot call with it, that's all there is,, One advantage to the Nexus is that you don't need ITunes to put stuff on, and you can put any kind of stuff you want...so it's better than an IPod Touch because you can use it as a USB drive :P

        • The Nexus One comes to mind

          The last time I checked out a Nexus One, I rejected it because it cost twice as much as the cheapest iPod touch. But now it appears to be down to the 300 USD range. Thank you for reminding me to check Google Product Search again.

          One advantage to the Nexus is that you don't need ITunes to put stuff on, and you can put any kind of stuff you want

          This is true of an Archos 43 as well. The big differences are apparently the capacitive touch screen (Archos 43 has a more PDA-like resistive screen) and Android Market access.

      • I would. But what's the Android counterpart to an iPod touch?

        An option might be to use Nokia's upcoming N9 Linux phone, with Android running in a virtual machine when you really want it. The phone is supposed to come with Alien Dalvik installed (an Android VM compatibility layer). Available in a single solid block of black, blue, or pink polycarbonite with curved Gorilla glass and no buttons on the face.

        What kinda excites me as a developer, besides it being linux and an upgrade to my N900 and all that, is t

    • Which equipment is that? Last I checked android phones needed "rooting" thanks to carriers locking the phones...

      • I'd assumed he meant OpenMoko, but the answer to his question in that case is obvious.

      • I think people get a little confused. Android phones are "jailbroken" as is. More or less all you have to do to get the same access you have on a JB iToy is turn on allowing third party apps and allow debugging over USB. That'll let you install apps from non-market sources (like Amazon's store, or just straight web downloads), do your own software, etc.

        Rooting goes a step further. It is full control over the device and is mostly if you care to run a custom OS on it. That's great if you want that, but it is

        • by Anonymous Coward

          I hate to break it to you but it's the same thing. Why would you buy a device you don't have full control over? Android is no better except for the option to use other markets. They are still just as locked down by the handset manufacturers. Claiming Jailbreaking is radically different than rooting is just playing politics.

          • Jailbreaking implies you have to "break" out. (Read: find a security issue and successfully exploit it to gain privileged access to the system) 'Rooting' on (most - not all) Android phones consists of putting the phone into download mode and replacing the kernel with a non-locked down one. Motorola is an exception as they willfully lock the system by only allowing signed code, all other phones at least had an option to toggle signature check. The difference to iOS? The time to patch the kernel and recompil
      • by tepples (727027)

        Last I checked android phones needed "rooting" thanks to carriers locking the phones

        Due to customer demand for Amazon Appstore, AT&T has started to enable "Unknown sources" on its phones. (See for example this article [tgdaily.com].) Other carriers have left it enabled from the beginning.

      • The Google Nexus S [google.com]; the Nokia N900 is another, more flexible but less slick example. You have to buy them via internet retailers like Amazon in most places however. Lots of phones from Samsung and HTC are reportedly beginning to come without any need to root them.
      • It can be purchased from Amazon, Best Buy, Wirefly and Sprint. I don't own one but it looks like you can buy one that is unlocked for 400-500 or you can buy one with a reduced price which may or may not need to be rooted. I couldn't ascertain that from the site (pretty sure that's not by mistake).
      • WebOS Devices have a great homebrew community that HP supports. HP donated servers and help them port some of the homebrew only apps. (One example: http://www.ubergizmo.com/2011/06/hp-soothes-homebrew-crowd-by-reaffiming-support [ubergizmo.com])

        I've blogged about it before as well ( http://bryanquigley.com/uncategorized/hppalms-webos [bryanquigley.com])

        From the webosinternals wiki: ( http://www.webos-internals.org/wiki/Portal:Accessing_Linux [webos-internals.org])
        "In general, simply installing the Palm SDK gives you everything you need for full access to the L

    • Why don't you buy hardware that you can actually own?

      Because Apple's hardware (or rather software, really) just works better, at least for the time being?

      I'm eagerly waiting for Google to sort out the mess which is Honeycomb so that I can finally give my Asus Transformer the love that it deserves, but for the time being, it's iPad 2 for me, sorry. As far as phones go, on the other hand, I can't imagine going from Samsung Galaxy S2 back to iPhone 4.

      Long story short: some products work better than other products, all things ("walled garden" included) considered

    • by microbee (682094)

      To me, jailbreak is exactly the approach I take to own the hardware I bought.

      So what's your question again?

    • by sco08y (615665)

      Why don't you buy hardware that you can actually own? You know, so that you're not afraid that Apple will lock you out of your own hardware.

      I do have hardware that I actually own. I can do anything I want on my desktop machines.

      All my mobile devices are, for me, work devices. I don't want a dead battery or configuration problems or some terrible app crash my phone when I need to call 911. To me, there is a time to explore and to play, and there's a time to get work done.

      If you want to portray it as renting, I'm fine with that: I also rent my apartment. I haven't bought a house because it doesn't make economic sense for me to do so, and it reall

  • Worked fine on my iPad 2 and iPhone 3GS. iPhone 4 is now stuck in an Logo Loop of Death. I can access it through iRecovery, but I can't really salvage anything. Too bad I haven't backed it up for months, because there is soooo much data that I am going to lose if I have to Restore.
    • by nicholas22 (1945330) on Wednesday July 06, 2011 @02:27PM (#36673604)
      Ouch, this must be a bit of a pain. Maybe a good opportunity to try something outside the walled garden for a change? :)
      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        Yeah, why learn a lesson about backups, when you can just buy a new phone, replace any applications you bought, and then... uhh... learn to backup the new phone.

        Why is this modded insightful?

        • Because I wasn't referring to backups, just noticed that he has a bunch of Apple kit. Cranky much?
          • by empaler (130732)
            I can't abide by Symbian, Windows Phone, Android nor whatever the hell Samsung, Motorola and Ericsson excrete into their phones. Trust me, I've tried.
    • by blahbooboo (839709) on Wednesday July 06, 2011 @02:33PM (#36673652)

      Sounds like you did a lot of stupid things in a row. If you don't know enough to backup your device before you mess with it you shouldn't be jailbreaking/rooting.

      • by empaler (130732)
        To be more precise, it was my GF's phone, and I had successfully traversed two other devices first. Let's just say I am not popular at this very moment.
        • by jeremyp (130771)

          That's weird, I'm exactly the opposite. I'll happily apply all sorts of potentially dangerous updates to my own devices without bothering to back up anything, but when it comes to my girl friend, parents, brother, friends, in fact anybody else. I won't go near it without a verified back up. I also will not attempt to change system software on anybody's devices except my own in any way without being specifically requested by the owner.

          • by empaler (130732)
            I wouldn't have done it if I hadn't had 100% success on the other devices, but none of the other devices was the exact same, so I should have waited. Now she'll never jailbreak again.
  • by sehlat (180760)

    Just went over to the site in Safari on my iPhone 4 and downloaded "Cydia". I've now got a trial copy of Insomnia running on my phone. Service just doesn't get better than this. And if it tests out, I won't have to re-logon to my employer's wi-fi network every fifteen minutes to keep the connection live.

  • It appears to be a remote code execution exploit in Safari and/or Webkit. I give it a week before iOS 4.3.4 is available. And I'll be installing it, since I don't want drive-by malware* on my phone.

    *Dimmer readers may incorrectly think I'm calling Cydia malware.

    • by gl4ss (559668)
      it seems a lot of those exploits are like that, why is the browser woven so tightly to the os? doesn't it remind of some other company?
    • by Vokkyt (739289) on Wednesday July 06, 2011 @07:10PM (#36676872)

      Since a few others followed in your footsteps here, it should be noted that Comex even mentions on the site that he simultaneously released a patch for the flaw he's using. As it says on the website:

      "Along with the jailbreak, I am releasing a patch for the main vulnerability which anyone especially security conscious can install to render themselves immune; due to the nature of iOS, this patch can only be installed on a jailbroken device. Until Apple releases an update, jailbreaking will ironically be the best way to remain secure."

      The Jailbreak community has been very open about possible security holes created by Jailbreaking, and the core Jailbreaking sites all have guides on securing your iDevice. Between that and backing SHSH Blobs, you basically can jailbreak ad arbitrium and not have to worry.

    • by yuhong (1378501)

      FYI, last time this happened, a researcher proved that it could be turned into malware:
      http://it.slashdot.org/story/10/10/24/1651220/iPhone-Jailbreak-Modified-Into-CC-Sniffing-Malware [slashdot.org]

  • I just ran it on my iPad and it does indeed work well. The Jailbreak guys (Comex et al) do an incredible job, and I'm really glad that they do it (because it reminds everyone that you DO own your own hardware), but I'm seeing less and less reason to Jailbreak these days.

    It has been about 3 years since I last Jailbroke an iPhone. Back then, it was almost essential -- you got some serious additional functionality that wasn't in iOS. Coming back to it now, I'm not so sure. Cydia is pretty slick, but iOS is a c

    • by ncc74656 (45571) *

      Is there any reason we can't create a Linux distro that literally replaces iOS, using the same techniques as the Jailbreak to get it up and running?

      I had my iPhone 3G dual-booting iOS and Android for a little while. Android didn't run particularly well, mostly because there wasn't much support in it for the iPhone's hardware, but it booted up and some apps worked slowly.

      If you can get Android running on an iDevice, I don't see why you couldn't get a more standard Linux system running. Again, the sticking p

  • ...iPad2 users can finally visit the NYT website without purchasing a broken $20 a month app [arstechnica.com]?

    Apple: Site blocked? Don't worry, we have a broken app for that.

  • Thats what I jailbreak for! Really nor amazon, nor google could come close to Grooveshark!

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