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iPad Hacked! Jailbroken on Day One

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I should have put money down on this one. Word running rampant through the Internets (via Slashgear for me) is that hacker MuscleNerd has applied the “Spirit” jailbreak to the iPad, and the proof is already on YouTube.

First hit Twitter a few hours ago. Obviously too early to expect a jailbreak that everyone can apply, but the first step has been done, opening the door for non-sanctioned apps and mods to be installed and applied to the iPad. No guarantee it will work for the 3G version, but if MuscleNerd can hack an iPad on day one, I think he and the rest of his team can work out something. If so, look for this usage scenario to become really popular…

Cheap mobile hotspot: Though not official yet, you can bet the iPad will get jailbroken, opening the door for PDAnet to turn it into a mobile hotspot. No guarantees this will happen, but the possibility of a no-contract, cut-rate mobile hotspot is extremely enticing.

Don’t say nobody saw it coming.

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

9 Comments

  1. Osiris

    04/04/2010 at 5:33 pm

    What are the benefits of a jailbroken ipad beyond the wifi hot spot?

    • Sumocat

      04/04/2010 at 6:22 pm

      Allows you to run non-approved apps, like those distributed through Cydia, and even run them in the background. Also allows a host of customization options, like changing the icons for the built-in apps.

      • Osiris

        04/04/2010 at 7:09 pm

        ah cool, thanks for the info :)

  2. ZXT

    04/04/2010 at 7:21 pm

    I don’t think this is news anymore. People are so sophisticated nowadays they can usually do these things in a few hours.

    I don’t have any interest in iPad by the way, I think its just a bloated iPhone or iPod Touch even.

  3. Absolutely NoOne

    04/04/2010 at 9:03 pm

    Anybody else tired of iPad news? Anybody else notice that the last 17 articles have been about the thing? Isn’t there anything else going on in the world? Maybe?

  4. ronald stewartr

    04/05/2010 at 4:51 am

    Ipad Jailbreak – Ipad Review – Ipad Vs. Indamixx

  5. ronald stewartr

    04/05/2010 at 4:52 am

  6. Gavin Miller

    04/04/2010 at 4:32 pm

    Guys, this guy is spamming blogs with this post. May want to delete it.

  7. Sumocat

    04/04/2010 at 4:37 pm

    Yeah, I noticed it was a repeat. Thanks.

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