JailbreakMe 3.0 – Jailbreak for iPad 2 Finally Released [UPDATE]

After the leak of the beta version of its new iOS jailbreak during this past weekend, Comex had no choice but to work double shifts to release the final version of its new tool, compatible with the iPad 2, as well as a slew of other iOS devices. The tool, called JailbreakMe 3.0, was released today and can jailbreak most iOS devices running iOS 4.3.x. The jailbreak is extremely simply to use, as users only need to point Safari to Comex’s website with their iPhone or iPad to jailbreak their device, in a matter of minutes. As previously reported, the new version of JailbreakMe uses a PDF exploit to jailbreak iOS devices. As usual, the jailbreak will work until the next version of iOS is released, as Apple will most likely patch the exploit used by Comex as soon as possible (note that Cydia currently offers a tool called ‘PDF Patcher 2’ that supposedly patches the JailbreakMe vulnerability after the jailbreak).

According to the Dev Team, the following devices are supported:
  • iPad: iOS 4.3.x
  • iPad 2: iOS 4.3.3
  • iPhone 3GS: iOS 4.3.x
  • iPhone 4 (AT&T): 4.3.x
  • iPhone 4 (Verizon): 4.2.x
  • iPod touch (third and fourth generation): 4.3.x
Before you even try to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, make sure to fully backup your device (including your SHSH blobs via a tool such as TinyUmbrella), just in case. Note that iPad 2 3G users will not be able to revert to an older version of iOS anymore:
For all except the iPad2, saving your SHSH blobs should let you always restore your device to iOS versions where this jailbreak works. The iPad2 is a little more complicated. If you have a wifi-only iPad2 and saved SHSH blobs, you’re in good shape. But if you have the GSM or CDMA iPad2, you won’t be able to restore to 4.3.3 or lower once Apple stops signing its baseband. There are a few ideas that might work to get around this limitation, but for now it’s best to assume there’s no going back to 4.3.3 once 4.3.4 is out for iPad2 GSM or CDMA owners.
As always, even though jailbreaking is considered legal, keep in mind that Apple sees it as a warranty-voiding act, so do it at your own risk. Please do not use jailbreaks to install copyrighted/paid content you haven’t purchased yourself. The tool is available over at the jailbreakme.com. Update: The web site has already received a million hits and iPad 2 users have used it to jailbreak their devices over 500,000 times in less than 12 hours.