Inside the JailbreakMe 3.0 Secret
The source code of JailbreakMe 3.0 is out. Comex, the developer of the jailbreak has released the source code for the public to see, study, and even improve. For those who are not familiar with jailbreaking yet, it is the act of hacking your iDevice’s iOS and liberating it from the chains of its limitations. Jailbreaking would allow you to use apps that perform special functions and tweaks on your gadget that are not accessible and downloadable from the usual app market. Jailbreaking could also enable your gadget to download paid apps for free, as well as perform other things that your gadget is not supposed to do.
For example, one of the most helpful jailbreaks out there is called iUsers. It enables the iPad to have multiple user accounts – one important feature that is not included in the iPad. If you’re sharing your iPad with another person, don’t you find it annoying that all your game scores are mixed up as well as the fact that you can’t make your own personal preferences.
See, jailbreaking is not illegal at all, and not all of the new capabilities of a jailbroken phone are illegal. It’s true that a jailbroken phone can do illegal things but it all depends on how responsible the user is.
JailbreakMe 3.0 is only one of the many jailbreaks available out there. It is again developed by Comex who is part of the famous iPhone Dev Team. This jailbreak is one of the most well-known jailbreaks so far. It is said to be the easiest, and one of the most daring. Why? It took advantage of a security hole that Apple has left open, and it is the first and only iPad 2 jailbreak today. JailbreakMe 3.0 is considered to be one of the easiest as well because you don’t need anything to perform the jailbreak. You just need to visit a site, click on a link, and then it would automatically download and install itself to your phone.
It is said that more than a million gadgets were jailbroken just a few days after its release. Apple would immediately take notice of course, that’s why Apple had released an iOS update that would close the security hole that Comex took advantage of. What’s funny is that, just hours after the update has been launched, a jailbreak for the update has been released as well. Though it doesn’t work for the iPad 2 anymore.
A new iOS is already due, the iOS 5. Maybe the iPhone Dev Team is skipping a jailbreak for the iOS 4.3.4 for the iPad 2 and preparing for the new iOS, the iOS 5. It hasn’t been released yet, but it is expected to be released very soon. in the meantime, beta versions are available for developers to test their apps on, but even these beta versions have been jailbroken already.
Of course this new iOS is packaged as jailbreak proof, but from the looks of how all its beta versions have already been jailbroken, it’s not very hard to imagine that a jailbreak-proof iOS has not been made yet, and there is a huge possibility that there will never be a jailbreak-proof iOS and iDevice ever.
If you’re really interested with jailbreaking, why don’t you check out Comex’x JailBreakMe 3.0 source code and study it. Here is your chance to crack the iPad 2’s code. Apple is probably taking a look at it as well, whether they admit it or not.