This is a great news for the jailbreakers. We were not expecting it at all but the new iPad has been jailbroken by the iPhone Dev Team. MuscleNerd, the key member of dev team has posted images of the new iPad running Cydia on it.
Check out the images he has posted which show the new iPad running iOS 5.1 with Cydia 1.1.5 on it:
This is what the dev team has posted on their official blog:
- We can confirm that the method used to jailbreak the iPad2 4 months ago (before corona) still works even in 5.1. That means we’ll at least be able to get our foot in the door to get the required kernel dumps on the iPad3. That’s an important step, but by no means is it the end of the story.
- Those of you following @i0n1c may have noticed he’s already tweeted pictures of his iPad2 jailbroken at 5.1. As far as we know, he’s using a method completely unrelated to the one mentioned above. That would be great news!
- We’ve also seen bits and pieces of an entirely different jailbreak method being investigated by someone close to the Cydia repo scene.
- That’s three different angles, and we’re not even including the continuous work @pod2g makes towards a new jailbreak! As always, keep in mind this is very preliminary progress, and it’s impossible to predict how or when these things turn out. The only thing you need to remember is the golden rule:
Don’t update your new iPad3 past whatever iOS it comes shipped with (via)
No words on the estimated time of arrival. It does not necessarily means it will be available to the public very soon. We have to wait for the next announcement by them.
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