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.