Yesterday we posted the rumor that jailbreakme.com was set for a re-launch very soon. Throughout the entire day, the only thing on the site was an Apple-style sticky with the words “we’ll be back soon” displayed. This morning – you’ll be pleased to know – the jailbreak is finally live.
JailbreakMe 3.0 is the first solution that can successfully jailbreak the iPad 2, which due to the dual-core processor – has proven a tough nut to crack. It is compatible with the following devices, running the stated OS versions.
- iPad1: 4.3 through 4.3.3
- iPad2: 4.3.3
- iPhone3GS: 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
If you don’t have any of these devices/iOS versions, don’t worry, going to the site will just give you the message “not supported on your device”. So, there’s no chance of you accidentally bricking your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad.
If you want to check which version of iOS you are running you can plug it in to iTunes and check on your summary screen, or go to settings>general>about on your iDevice.
If you want to jailbreak your device, and yours is compatible, all you need to do is go to www.jailbreakme.com from your device’s Safari browser and follow the simple instructions. Whereas the last version involved the “slide to jailbreak” instruction, this is like purchasing an app. You simply tap the “free/install” icon and you’re away.
If you are intending to jailbreak your iPad 2, or any other device, please make sure you plug your device in to iTunes and do a full sync/backup.
This way if you decide you don’t like your iDevice hacked, you can simply reverse it by restoring your gadget to your desired settings. If you’re confused about jailbreaking, or you want to know more, head on over to the JailbreakMe info page.