Untethered iOS 4.3.1 Jailbreak Pops Up, No Luck for iPad 2 Owners

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News Posted: Mon, Apr 4 2011 12:34 PM
Let's start with the good news. The iPhone Dev-Team over the weekend released their Pwnage Tool 4.2, which aside from sounding cool, it also brings untethered jailbreak support to iOS 4.3.1. The untethered exploit comes courtesy of Stefan Esser, a security researcher based in Germany. As the iPhone Dev-Team points out, it's ironic that Esser's first contribution to the iPhone jailbreak community was improved security.

Now, let's get to the bad news. The 4.3.1 untethering mojo works with the following devices:
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4 (GSM)
  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPod touch 4G
  • iPad 1
  • AppleTV 2G (Pwnage Tool only for now)
Noticeably absent is the iPad 2, an odd omission considering it works with the iPad 1. But according to the Dev-Team, "the reason the untether won't work as-is on the iPad 2 is that it requires a bootrom or iBoot-level exploit to install, and the iPad 2 is not susceptible to either the Iimera1n or SHAfter bootrom exploits." Shucks.
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Very nice. It won't be long before someone cracks the iPad 2 as well.

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OSunday replied on Mon, Apr 4 2011 5:53 PM

Very NOICE :)

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3vi1 replied on Mon, Apr 4 2011 9:02 PM

I'm waiting for a pad that isn't locked down by design - like a laptop, so that I can install whatever I want without rooting or losing any manufacturer support.

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?


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^I second that

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Apr 5 2011 12:51 PM

Yeah 3vi1 that is a very good point, at least to me! I am sure though as omega states I don't think iPad2 is very long uncracked though as is anything it seems today. I still have never bought a slate or netbook item though as I don't see the point. If I am gonna be dealing with video I want a bigger more capable display, if I am dealing with sound I want better speakers and amplification. On top of that for anything of this nature one of the 4+" smart phones seems to be more applicable and useful to me than a slate does. Although I do like those freshly intro'd Galaxy tabs, but there not on the market yet. I was liking the Blackberry soon to be released pads to, but they seem to be having difficulties on there platform for now.

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