Web-based Dev-Team tool returns, allows users to jailbreak iPad 2

Looking to jailbreak that iPad 2, CDMA iPhone 4 or other iOS device running iOS 4? Look no further than MobileSafari.

JailbreakMe 3.0 has been released, allowing users to execute a jailbreak from within the browser. The newest method doesn’t require the user to download any additional software to their Mac or PC to deploy the jailbreak. Users can visit the JailbreakMe site, tap “Install” and be on their way to a jailbroken device.

This is not the first time iOS devices have been jailbroken via the browser. Like previous jailbreaks, this takes advantage of a security issue in the way iOS handles PDFs within the browser.

If history is any indication, Apple will patch this issue quickly.

According to the Dev-Team blog, the following devices can be jailbroken using this method:

  • iPad 1: 4.3 through 4.3.3
  • iPad 2: 4.3.3
  • Phone 3GS: 4.3 through 4.3.3
  • iPhone4: 4.3 through 4.3.3
  • iPhone4-CDMA: 4.2.6 through 4.2.8
  • iPod touch 3g: 4.3, 4.3.2, 4.3.3
  • iPod touch 4g: 4.3 through 4.3.3

According to the site’s FAQ, this jailbreak can be undone with a simple restore in iTunes without risk of “permanent damage,” but as always, take caution which such things.

Via: Mac Rumors
Source: Dev-Team

Stephen Hackett, formerly a Lead Mac Genius at Apple, now spends his days running the IT department of a large non-profit in Memphis, TN. He writes about Apple, design and journalism at forkbombr.net. Like all twenty-somethings, you can find him… Full Bio