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iOS 6 Jailbreak: What’s Up With the iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad mini?

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The IOS 6 Jailbreak is in the works, and while we focus on the iPhone 5 jailbreak in much of our coverage, we expect that the upcoming iOS 6 jailbreak release will deliver iPad jailbreaks.

The iOS 6 jailbreak for iPads is likely linked to the release of the first iOS 6 jailbreak. It is highly likely that this jailbreak will deliver an iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad mini jailbreak for devices running iOS 6.

Past jailbreaks worked on the iPhone and on the iPad, including the last major jailbreak release for iOS 5.1.1, which worked on the current generation iPhone and on current generation iPads. The current iOS 6 jailbreak is only available for older devies like the iPhone 4 and iPod touch.

iPad 4 jailbreak iOS 6

Hackers post proof of an iPad 4 jailbreak on iOS 6.

Pod2g, Planetbeing and other iOS 6 jailbreak developers have yet to comment on which devices an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak will work on, but based on past releases we expect the iOS 6 jailbreak will likely work with these devices.

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4
  • iPad mini

There is always the possibility that the IPad 4 jailbreak will come later as it uses a newer Apple A6X processor, but it’s likely we’ll see the hackers work to bring the release out at the same time.

iPad mini jailbreak iOS 6

An iPad mini failbreak shows progress towards an iOS 6 jailbreak.

So far we’ve seen proof of the iOS 6 jailbreak running on the iPad 4, iPad mini and iPhone 5. In early November 2012 MuscleNerd posted a screenshot showing the iPad mini jailbreak success. Chpwn posted a screenshot showing the iPad 4 jailbreak success shortly after. These images show it is possible to get parts of a jailbreak up and running on the iPad 4 and iPad mini, but do not mean a public release is ready and available.

Is the iPad 4 Jailbreak Legal?

Oe thing that could put the brakes on the iPad 4 jailbreak is a recent ruling that changed the legality of jailbreaking tablets like the iPad. In a ruling in late October 2012, the Librarian in charge of defining the DMCA exemptions ruled that tablets are not covered.

Essentially this ruling means it is legal to jailbreak the iPhone 5, but not to jailbreak the iPad 4. It’s not clear if this will stop the release of an iPad 4 jailbreak or just force a release designed to skirt U.S. rules.

iOS 6 iPad 4 Jailbreak Status

Progress on the iOS 6 jailbreak continues, with success reported last week, though there is no release available or release date predicted.

Read: 5 Reasons We Can’t Wait for an iOS 6 Jailbreak

Users who plan to jailbreak should not upgrade to iOS 6.1 when it is released as the new version of iOS 6 breaks part of the current iOS 6 jailbreak.

Planetbing is working on an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak, which means users can restart their iPhone or iPad without being connected to a computer. This is a vast improvement over a tethered jailbreak which is not realistic for daily use for many users.

Stay tuned for the latest iOS 6 jailbreak news.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

25 Comments

  1. Harry

    01/14/2013 at 8:11 am

    Cant wait for ipad 3 hope the us dont look at my ipad when jailbroken:)

  2. Asad

    01/14/2013 at 9:17 am

    What About iPad 2?

    • Rob

      01/14/2013 at 10:35 am

      You can already jailbreak that

      • Melanie

        01/15/2013 at 6:33 pm

        How can I jailbreak my ipad 3 ios 6

  3. Tony

    01/14/2013 at 9:37 am

    The question is WHEN?!!!

  4. Quinton

    01/14/2013 at 11:58 am

    Hi can someone tel me how to jailbreak my ipad 3 please I did update to ios 6.0.1

    • siop2900

      01/14/2013 at 6:56 pm

      you cant

    • Bo

      01/15/2013 at 6:50 pm

      never will be able to… the iphone 5 has distracted hackers from looking back at ipad 3. with the ipad 4 now available the ipad 3 has just sunk into sinking sand and will be forgotten. i have an ipad 3 :/

    • Evan

      01/24/2013 at 3:21 pm

      I updated aswell, theres nothing we can do but wait. Can’t even go back to ios 5

  5. Bryan

    01/14/2013 at 2:57 pm

    That sucks that you can’t jailbreak it but I got mine jail broke… It was easy and also didn’t have to pay a cent for it… I found a few sites and made some money from them and bout my iPad new! So pretty much got a free iPad

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  6. safera1n

    01/14/2013 at 5:30 pm

    safera1n will give you the jailbreak you are looking for. Google it.

  7. Sap shield

    01/14/2013 at 5:34 pm

    Sap shield will jailbreak iPhone 5.

    • IPHONE4EVER

      01/24/2013 at 7:44 am

      No it won’t you are so full of $&@&! No jailbreak has been released. Nice try loser!!

  8. C

    01/15/2013 at 3:31 pm

    Will it work on 6.01 for ipad3

  9. Gamer18

    01/16/2013 at 1:20 am

    How do u jailbreak the ipad 4 I don’t get it

    • klarnse

      01/16/2013 at 6:43 am

      You don’t get it because you can’t do it yet. Did you read the article?

  10. Lilced101

    01/16/2013 at 8:03 pm

    Is there anyway to jailbreak a ipad mini on iOS 6.0.1 without paying any money?

    • JOHN

      01/25/2013 at 7:50 pm

      READ THE DANG ARTICLE! YOOOUUUU CAAAANNNTTTTTT….WOW THERE ARE SUCH THINGS AS DUMB QUESTIONS

  11. Mudasiru Abdalla

    01/17/2013 at 9:46 am

    Can’t wait for iPad 3 ios 6.0.1 jailbraek to come out

  12. Ahmed

    01/24/2013 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you

  13. cipera312

    01/25/2013 at 10:55 am

    evad3r released jailbreak tool!

    Go to: w w w . blackpois0n . n e t

    :D YEAH This if full untethered Jailbreak for all iDevices

  14. Niec boy

    01/25/2013 at 11:41 am

    Can u send jelbrek ipad 4

  15. Evan

    01/27/2013 at 11:06 pm

    Will there ever be a jailbreak for ipad 2 ios 6.0.1

  16. Rytis

    02/13/2013 at 12:11 am

    Can I ever jail break my ipad4 ? And the question when ?

  17. Adam Daieh

    02/18/2013 at 11:15 am

    I jailbreak ipad successfully using WWW.JAILBREAKHOM­­E.COM its great, I did it in just 5 minutes. Very simple and easy to follow instructions.

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