Jailbreakme.com was a wildly successful and insanely easy way to jailbreak your iOS device. All you had to do was go to that website on your iPhone, swipe the onscreen slider and wait a couple minutes. No computer necessary. Apple even had to block the site from the wifi in their retail stores, because people kept going in and jailbreaking all the demo units.
Unfortunately, though, the service has been out of commission for a while (it’s not always compatible with the most recent version of iOS). However it appears that the guy behind this hack, who’s known as comex, has found a way to bring it back! Comex released a teaser image on his website that indicates he’s found a way to re-enable his super-easy jailbreak.
According to the iPhone Download Blog:
If you look at the above image, you’ll notice a few things, namely, the PDF and little diamond-shaped icon. The PDF is a clear and direct reference to the previous PDF exploit that Comex is already famous for, and the diamond references Alpine. “Alpine” is the default password for root access to the iPhone.
Comex followed up this image with a tweet that read:
As of yet there is no word on which build of iOS this jailbreakme.com revamp will support, or when it will actually go live. If it’s for a current version (4.3.3), we could see it very soon. But, if it’s designed to work with iOS 5 (which I suspect it is), it might be a bit longer before it hits out devices. Either way, though, this is definitely good news.
Jailbreakers out there – are you excited for this? I know I am.
This article is presented for informational purposes only. Jailbreaking can void Apple’s iPhone/iPod Touch warranty. Any efforts or attempts at jailbreaking is done at the sole discretion of the user. Today’s iPhone assumes no liability or responsibility for any resulting user actions, software or hardware glitches or revocation of warranties. Proceed at your own risk.