These past few months have been heavy for iOS 4. The first ever jailbreak for the iPad 2 has been released via JailbreakMe 3.0 and Apple basically just went on with their updates from there, conquering one jailbreak after the other. It 's almost like Apple wasn't really releasing updates just for the sake of updating, but to stop each jailbreak released by the iPhone Dev Team.
What is jailbreaking anyway? And why is Apple making all these efforts to counter jailbreaking efforts? Well, in a nutshell, jailbreaking is just setting your gadget free from the limitations of its iOS. The iOS is an operating system that is capable of doing many things, but Apple doesn't want people to meddle with their creation hence they have put barriers against these tweaks. Jailbreaking breaks down these barriers and lets the user proceed and do what he wants with his own iOS. The consumer has bought it anyway, so technically even if apple stresses it out everytime, jailbreaking is not really illegal. Though we cannot deny the fact that indeed a jailbroken device, given that all of its limitations have already been broken down, is now capable of doing illegal stuff like downloading paid apps for free and a whole lot more. Jailbreaking makes the possibilities endless.
Going back, just allow me to give a brief review of what has happened these past few weeks in the jailbreaking scene. Finally, the much-awaited jailbreak for the iPad 2 was released. It is the first ever jailbreak for the newest Apple tablet. However, just days after, Apple released the update that would bar the security flaw that the jailbreak used to get into the device. This was the iOS 4.3.4. Up to a certain point, we can say that Apple did prove to be successful because even though their update got jailbroken again just hours after its release, the new jailbreak wasn't able to break into the iPad 2 anymore. So the iPad 2, up until today has no jailbreak available yet.After this, the developer of the iPad 2 jailbreak - the one that has already been barred by the recent update, has been exposed to the public by the creator for all the other budding jailbreakers out there, in hopes of figuring out how to improve it and let it work for the iPad 2 again. Finally, the update iOS 4.3.5 was released. As already mentioned, the 4.3.4 still got jailbroken so the 4.3.5 was released to counter this jailbreak.
Jailbreaking the iOS 4.3.5
Which takes us to the point of where we are right now. Yes, after all of Apple's attempts. The iOS 4.3.5 already has jailbreak. Unfortunately though, the iPad 2 remains "unjailbreakable" (if there is such a word). It works with all the other iDevices though, like the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (3rd and 4th gen), iPod Touch, and finally, the iPad. Aside from that, this is a tethered jailbreak, which means that whenever you reboot or reset your device, you have to run the jailbreak again in order to continue using it. Interested? This jailbreak is really easy. You just need to head over to Redmond Pie's site to download the files needed and you're all set. Good luck!