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JailbreakMe comes back with web-based iPad 2 cracking

updated 08:50 am EDT, Wed July 6, 2011

JailbreakMe 3.0 released with web crack for iPad 2

The official code for JailbreakMe 3.0 has been released for the iPad 2 running iOS 4.3.3. The release will also work on the iPhone and iPod touch and is extremely easy to install as seen in the video embedded below. Users only need to navigate to the website using their iOS device and install it from there. It also very easy to reverse the jailbreak, which is achieved by connecting the device to iTunes and initiating a system restore.

Once installed, users can enjoy the benefits (and potential hazards) that jailbreaking an iPhone can bring. A key feature of jailbroken iOS devices is that users can purchase and install apps from the Cydia store instead of only from Apple's iTunes App Store.

There are a number of applications available on the store that have not made it through the iTunes App Store screening process, often because they are said to either duplicate functionality available in Apple's equivalent apps, or because they access unauthorized API's giving users control over their device that Apple does not want to permit for one reason or another.

However, one notable downside is that, like the pitfalls of the Android Marketplace, applications do not undergo any sort of screening process that can potentially allow malware to be installed on a users device.

Support forums can be found at the developer's website, the DEV-TEAM BLOG.

by MacNN Staff



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