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Developer Hints That iPad 2 Jailbreak May Almost Be Ready

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What a long wait it’s been for iPad 2 owners eager to jailbreak their tablets. With the second generation slate having released in March, here it is almost July and there still aren’t any options to set it free. That may be about to change, as the developer who’s been working on the jailbreak tweeted that he’s “running out of bugs to fix.”

The iPad 2 jailbreak could be on its way very soon.

Comex is the developer who posted the first jailbreak for the iPhone 4 last year, in the form of  a web page-based method located at jailbreakme.com. It appears that the upcoming jailbreak will also use the same site, as he recently posted a teaser pic that hinted at a PDF exploit (the hole in the code that allows a web page to change an iPad’s file system). The page currently shows Comex’s GitHub commits (changes he has made to the project’s source code), which date all the way back to August of last year.

Jailbreaking, of course, is the method of opening up Apple’s closed operating system to 3rd party apps and tweaks. The 3rd party app store, Cydia, is the primary way of installing these add-ons and is automatically added during the jailbreaking process. You can see our Top 5 Reasons to Jailbreak for more.

Despite the long wait, Comex had actually revealed months ago that he had jailbroken the iPad 2. Unfortunately though, that method used off-limits Apple code and therefore never saw a public release.

The upcoming hack will be effective on all iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches running any firmware up to 4.3.3. It is expected to be an untethered jailbreak, meaning you won’t have to connect to a PC every time you reboot.

iFans eager to liberate their tablets have been holding out longer than they have for other hardware releases, leading some to wonder whether Apple has finally gotten a firm upper-hand in the cat & mouse game with the hackers. While the iPad 2 jailbreak looks to finally have its day soon, it will start all over again as iOS 5 is officially released this Fall.

We will let you know as soon as the expected jailbreak is released, including step-by-step instructions (which will likely be as simple as visiting jailbreakme.com).

Having previously written for Android Central and Android Police, Will is shifting his focus to iOS at GottaBeMobile (without neglecting his old pal Android, of course). He lives in Chicago with his wife, Jess, and is on Twitter at @willshanklin

48 Comments

  1. Sneadl

    06/30/2011 at 9:41 pm

    Tired of hearing the same thing everyday for like the past 3 months or so,”jailbreak almost ready!”

    • Ronzo

      06/30/2011 at 10:38 pm

      I agree

      • Andyzhao56

        07/01/2011 at 10:24 am

        The jailbreak by posixninja WAS almost ready, but he decided to save what he called a “multi platform” exploit for the iPhone 5/ipt5 in the fall. I do agree, though that the rumors until now were extremely exhausting.

      • Andyzhao56

        07/01/2011 at 10:24 am

        The jailbreak by posixninja WAS almost ready, but he decided to save what he called a “multi platform” exploit for the iPhone 5/ipt5 in the fall. I do agree, though that the rumors until now were extremely exhausting.

      • Andyzhao56

        07/01/2011 at 10:24 am

        The jailbreak by posixninja WAS almost ready, but he decided to save what he called a “multi platform” exploit for the iPhone 5/ipt5 in the fall. I do agree, though that the rumors until now were extremely exhausting.

      • Andyzhao56

        07/01/2011 at 10:24 am

        The jailbreak by posixninja WAS almost ready, but he decided to save what he called a “multi platform” exploit for the iPhone 5/ipt5 in the fall. I do agree, though that the rumors until now were extremely exhausting.

  2. James Vreeken

    06/30/2011 at 9:52 pm

    so should I finally go and buy an ipad 2 today?  makes me want to finally!

    • Emma Vreeken

      06/30/2011 at 11:50 pm

      and… I bought one!  I have a good feeling about this!

  3. Lubricantipad

    06/30/2011 at 10:16 pm

    I’m just getting numb to the almost there scenarios now

  4. iPad head

    06/30/2011 at 10:23 pm

    Who cares!

  5. Superfamicom

    06/30/2011 at 11:02 pm

    AAnother almost here story…..not getting excited until it is actually released

  6. Vishvender

    06/30/2011 at 11:37 pm

    I can’t wait to start using my iPad 2.

    • Cockin ballz

      07/01/2011 at 5:04 am

      you are an idiot

      • R1ch04

        07/01/2011 at 9:04 pm

        your a bell end…

    • JibberJabber

      07/01/2011 at 9:52 am

      What he said

  7. Mithani2005

    06/30/2011 at 11:50 pm

    They already have the jailbreak. They just can’t release it becuz indirectly they are all connected to apple. Don’t you guys see that this is a huge conspiracy since y’all are waiting like dumbasses…apple has not yet told the hackers to release the jailbreak since.. Look at this.. The two top devices in the whole world are blackberries and apple and both are fruits.. These jail breakers play with yalls mind to make y’all wait and send out secret dumb links for hints to make everyone excited.. Apple bought geohotz ..don’t y’all think they can buy any other hacker out there… These hackers are looking for heads up for apple to conform the release..

    • TheDude

      07/01/2011 at 12:21 am

      lol are you mentally retarded?

      • Mithani2005

        07/01/2011 at 8:19 am

        Shouldnt be saying that to you 2 dumbasses…go suck on comex,s dick u stupid good for nuthin Wana be the information knower…y’all both need to expand yalls brain.at least point 1 percent of einsteins brain size noobs..

        • Gmlteam241

          07/01/2011 at 8:19 pm

          Hmmm…I wonder what YOUR IQ level is….probably next to nothing.
          I however have a proven IQ level of 146, so suck on that, pussy.

          One last question though, how much cocaine do you sniff every day?

        • Gmlteam241

          07/01/2011 at 8:19 pm

          Hmmm…I wonder what YOUR IQ level is….probably next to nothing.
          I however have a proven IQ level of 146, so suck on that, pussy.

          One last question though, how much cocaine do you sniff every day?

        • TheDude

          07/02/2011 at 12:34 am

          I’m not sure if you’re serious… also I’m an electrical engineering student, working on 3 degrees… You should expand your “brain” and go to school. Just because there is slight correlation between “things”, for a lack of a better word, doesn’t mean there is some huge conspiracy. You say both companies use fruit names so both are obviously in cahoots; however, you fail to realize Blackberry is a product name they’re made by the CAD company Research In Motion. RIM used marketing professionals to decide the most profitable name for their device. Blackberry came up and it stuck, good idea imo because it could subconciously connect the fruit name to apple which connects to quality products usually for professionals.

    • Anonymous

      07/01/2011 at 2:08 am

      Soooooo….another noob who doesn’t know anything about jailbreaking…. In fact he thinks that the hackers are connected to apple, and that geohot was bought by apple! Lol

      Now, let’s get serious… Are you out of ur motherfuc&ing mind??? U sound like ur high, comparing companies to fruits and saying y’all all the time instead of using proper English.

      • R1ch04

        07/01/2011 at 9:06 pm

        Geohot is currently employed by Facebook lol

    • Dhaval Parekh

      07/01/2011 at 2:08 pm

      geohotz was hired at facebook genius!

    • Aar345

      07/02/2011 at 9:18 am

      So u finaly cracked the conspiracy they both are fruits hahaha lmao… What a dumbass

  8. c0mex

    07/01/2011 at 12:10 am

    I’m grateful comex doing this favor for us, just reminder if not release soon others will!!

    • Anonymous

      07/01/2011 at 2:13 am

      I am also glad for the USEFUL update that comex gave us. He’s specifically showing himself that he’s actually about to release the jailbreak, unlike what SOME people think (aka jksdhfkl, echostation, superfamicon, iPad head, lubricantipad, sneadl, etc.) Maybe you guys should actually read comex’s posts instead of the news articles, so u know the official story…

      • Mithani2005

        07/01/2011 at 8:15 am

        Ur a dumb asshole ……..

        • Aser1234

          07/01/2011 at 10:19 am

          I’m only gonna say this once, mithani2005, be quiet and leave your hate off the Internet. You should be ashamed of yourself, writing all of this bullshit. You give jailbreakers a bad name (even though you’ve obviously never tried it) and lower people’s perspectives about yourself. You put people down without any care to put any politeness or proper grammar/spelling, and obviously don’t know what your talking about.

          If you continue doing this, i will report you. Now be more careful with your words, as I’m sure that I and many others will be watching you.

        • Aser1234

          07/01/2011 at 10:19 am

          I’m only gonna say this once, mithani2005, be quiet and leave your hate off the Internet. You should be ashamed of yourself, writing all of this bullshit. You give jailbreakers a bad name (even though you’ve obviously never tried it) and lower people’s perspectives about yourself. You put people down without any care to put any politeness or proper grammar/spelling, and obviously don’t know what your talking about.

          If you continue doing this, i will report you. Now be more careful with your words, as I’m sure that I and many others will be watching you.

  9. Jksdhfkl

    07/01/2011 at 12:51 am

    i almost want to beat the living shit out of all you

  10. Fatehwaharp

    07/01/2011 at 1:17 am

    When is this “fall” for this year ?

  11. Echostation

    07/01/2011 at 1:40 am

    For god sake im sick of looking everyday hearing the same shit. I bought the ipad2 the first day it came out, and havnt touched it sence. I want nothing but a release and to agree with the guy above who said “i almost want to beat the living shit out of all you”. And maybe a pizza.

  12. Asshole

    07/01/2011 at 1:56 am

    Apple is in control!

  13. Asshole

    07/01/2011 at 1:59 am

    COMEX is with them!
    How can you work on something i’ll be release next year?
    Comex claim 10 months of working on the jailbreak ,since aug 2010!

  14. Asshole

    07/01/2011 at 1:59 am

    COMEX is with them!
    How can you work on something i’ll be release next year?
    Comex claim 10 months of working on the jailbreak ,since aug 2010!

    • Anonymous

      07/01/2011 at 2:14 am

      He was working on an exploit that he found in august, a PDF exploit for the firmware at that time that was never fixed, asshole. Common sense.

      • Snyper_08

        07/01/2011 at 5:03 am

        Yeah…i agree brotha! Keep it up Comex!

  15. Mithani2005

    07/01/2011 at 8:12 am

    Shut up you bunch of hacker d-ck sucking faggets..keep waiting like a bunch of losers.. You guys have been brainwashed by these hackers…first geohotz blackra1n which was released then y’all waited like a dumbass for limra1n… Common assh.le1234 hear yourself out before you say something so gay.. Ef u c Kay my English…ur a noob for even waiting for the jailbreak to come out with the iPad in your hands carrying it with u 24 .7 including when u take a shit.. Ur head is full of shit… It seems like ur a young dude dats naive…I do this for a living got 20 employees working for me at my cell phone store….suck a Deeeek nooob brain….

    • Jyoung5

      07/24/2011 at 7:23 pm

      20 whole employees you must be king of the world lmfao what a loser!!!

  16. guest

    07/01/2011 at 12:16 pm

    Mithani’s trolling, just ignore him.

  17. Lysandermegas

    07/01/2011 at 2:22 pm

    If it comes out today I will eat my iPad 2 with a side of 2g iPhone

  18. Whilum

    07/01/2011 at 3:19 pm

    Post when it’s ACTUALLY ready.  It’s been almost ready for months……………………….

    • Andyzhao56

      07/01/2011 at 8:14 pm

      I partly agree. Although he has been WORKING on the jailbreak for months, it was too buggy until about a month ago. Then, he started working on enhancements, like unionfs.

  19. Jstroha1

    07/01/2011 at 9:06 pm

    I don’t believe a word about the ipad 2 jailbreak anymore. I’ll believe it when i see it.

  20. Asshole

    07/01/2011 at 11:13 pm

    Jailbreak is legal.10 millions iPad 2 sold by now.if 5% of owners are ready to spend 5$ to jailbreak=2.5 millions $.is nobody in these world to make it?only comex?
    Or you need something only apple have to do it?

  21. Katakras

    07/01/2011 at 9:10 am

    A lot of people donate money to him for developping these things -.-
    stop saying stupid thiings

  22. Himom

    07/01/2011 at 11:01 am

    Drop the keyboard and step away from the computer slowly…. This guy should be banned!

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