Jailbreaking news: Spirit jailbreak for the iPad should be coming soon

A jailbreak for the iPad is coming, though we are still unsure exactly when. This will be the Spirit jailbreak, which was demo’d by Dev-Team member MuscleNerd shortly after the iPad was originally released (see embed video below). Anyway, we are still waiting on a release notification of Spirit, but in the meantime the Dev-Team has [...]


iPad “Spirit” Jailbreak Coming Tomorrow?

There’s been a lot of buzz around this new jailbreak tool called “Spirit”, which should be able to jailbreak every device on the market: iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS, iPad WiFi and 3G, iPod Touch 1G, 2G and 3G. It should be an all in one solution for all those who want to install Cydia and enjoy the apps and utilities banned from Apple.

Well, it turns out that Spirit is nearing completion and there’s the possibility that it will be released tomorrow. Maybe, or perhaps not tomorrow but anytime now. Comex, one of the developers behind the project, posted this tweet last night, confirming that the release of Spirit is set for Friday. Other members of the team have been asked the same question, and it seems like they said that Comex is very optimistic in thinking to release the tool tomorrow – but “who knows“.

Should we expect Spirit tomorrow? Maybe, but if it’s not tomorrow I think we’ll have it next week for sure. Also, the tool has been confirmed by the Dev Team itself as legit and working, so we don’t have nothing to fear. We just have to wait.

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Jailbreaking news: Limera1n is coming, just not coming soon

Yesterday morning I posted about the new domain that has recently surfaced in Geohot’s name, which for those that may have missed it as well as those with a short memory — it was Limera1n. Anyway, at the time I was hopeful that we would see something sooner as opposed to later and now judging [...]


Jailbreaking warning: Do not use Thunderstorm or TurboSn0w2

Recently a few new ‘jailbreaking’ tools were released, they are called Thunderstorm and TurboSn0w2. Sounds good, especially the part where they promised that they could jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.3 untethered. Except the catch here is that is not true. Not true at all, in fact these tool will not only not jailbreak your device, but [...]


iPhone OS 4 jailbreak released to developers, not you

Be clear on this: if you're not a jailbreak app developer then the redsn0w 0.9.5 beta release is not for you. The iPhone OS 4 jailbreak previously hinted at is for real and it's for devs only so that they can prep their wares for the summer update. Don't worry, it doesn't reveal anything new to Apple and no, it won't work on the iPad -- it's Mac OSX only, iPhone 3G only, and iPhone 4.0 beta 1 only for now. But hey, it's early days, at least you know it's out there and that people smarter than you are tending to things.

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Geohot updates blackra1n for iPhone OS 4.0

Geohot recently showed some photographic evidence of blackra1n and Cydia running on an iPad and now it looks like he has conquered iPhone OS 4.0 as well. The news comes by way of a short but sweet Twitter message which read; got this one too — http://yfrog.com/esorcqpj And just like that we will soon have blackra1n available [...]


Geohot posts images of a jailbroken iPad [Images]

Lately we have seen a little resurgence in jailbreaking news, iPhone OS 4.0 has been recently conquered and now it looks like the iPad has also been taken care of. Unfortunately, as of now the iPad jailbreaking tool has not been released for the public. Instead what we have is just an image which comes [...]


iPhone OS 4 jailbroken, already

iPhone OS 4 isn’t even available to consumers, but a quick-fingered hacker by the name of iH8snow claims to have already jailbroken it, no real surprise there. In response to a question regarding whether or not he had plans to jailbreak OS 4, iPhone hacker iH8sn0w replied (via twitter) “I already have. .” The hacker has [...]


iPad jailbreak: thanks Geohot, Comex (update: video!)

See that iPad above, notice anything peculiar? Yeah, blackra1n jailbreak as predicted with the Cydia app installed. No details or downloadables yet but it won't be long. All courtesy of Geohot, natch.

Update: Though geohot broke the news, looks like @comex was a major contributor. Video of iPad as N64 console and more pics after the break.

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iPad jailbreak: thanks Geohot, Comex (update: video!) originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 10 Apr 2010 03:04:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Two things: the iPad is inching closer to being hacked, and people are starting to see why hacking it is a good idea


Every day, we’re getting closer to a truly hacked iPad. I support this endeavor, but there are many who would say that Apple has our best interests in mind by limiting the iPad to what they think it should do. Well. Lately we’ve learned about apps being rejected for having “pad” in the name, apps being rejected because they weren’t written in the right coding environment (regardless of compatibility), a dashboard app that was rejected because it “contradicts the iPad user experience.” It’s going to become increasingly clear over the next few weeks and months just how carefully delineated Apple means the iPad experience to be. So the question is, are you just going to take it?

If your answer is yes, then have fun with that, you have a device you are satisfied with. But for everyone else, we’re moving towards a solution that would allow people to use the device they bought in whatever way they see fit. Sure, it’ll void the warranty, and of course the risk is all yours, but he who dares, wins, right? Thousands and thousands of people have been jailbreaking their iPhones for a long time now and swear by it.

I can appreciate wanting to go along with the Apple philosophy now, but it’s akin to going along with it in the early iPhone days. Once the platform opens up a bit and the other side of the fence (that is to say the forbidden side) starts to look a little greener, you might find yourself doubting your constancy. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

SNES Mario Kart power slides onto (non-jailbroken) iPad? (Update)

You're looking at Super Mario Kart, running on the Apple iPad, courtesy of emulation guru ZodTTD. When do you get to play it, faithful reader? Hard to tell. If, say, the iPad had already been jailbroken, all you'd need to do is wait for a suitably safe jailbreak method, download RockApp or Cydia, grab the snes4iphone emulator you see running above, and fire up the ROM. However, the intriguing thing about the above video is not that it's running an SNES game -- but that ZodTTD claims he compiled a special version of his snes4iphone emulator "specifically for non-jailbroken iDevices." Since Zod is almost certainly an official developer, it's possible he output the emulator as an .ipa file and is testing it on a fresh iPad using Apple developer tools, but if we're lucky, it could instead mean that someone has finally found a way to sideload apps onto a stock Apple device. Either way, peep multitouch karts sliding and shells flying on video, right after the break.

Update: ZodTTD tells us that while he does have access to the jailbreak, he did have to flex developer muscle (and official dev tools) to make snes4iphone work on a non-jailbroken iPad. He says:
The build of snes4iphone running on my iPad as seen in the video was actually based on an AppStore app I submitted called "snesty". Apple quickly rejected it right after pulling the NES emulator. I combined snesty with some snes4iphone features such as using the private API called CoreSurface. I used Apple developer tools and self signed it.
Zod says that after Apple officially releases iPhone OS 4.0 and the existing jailbreak is distributed freely, he plans to create new versions of his emulators that run at the iPad's 1024 x 768 native resolution and support touchscreen controls, hardware keyboards and even external controllers should they come.

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iPad jailbreak demonstrated

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This didn't take very long. Above is a video demonstrating the so-called "Spirit" jailbreak of an iPad. Note that the software breaks iPhone OS 3.2, currently only available on the iPad. It also works with iPhone OS 3.1.3 for the iPhone and iPod touch.

In the video above, the user gets root access to the iPad and launches the Maps application. iPhone owners typically jailbreak their devices to use other carriers. Of course, the 3G iPad scheduled to be released this month will be sold unlocked, but it's 3G frequencies will be limited to AT&T in the US.

Good work, MuscleNerd. You're fast!

[Sorry for the duplicate news, miscommunication in the edit bullpen. -Ed.]

iPad jailbreak demonstrated originally appeared on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) on Tue, 06 Apr 2010 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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iPhone hackers make quick work of the iPad, jailbreak it on first day

Yup, it looks like the iPad has been jailbroken. The details are coming courtesy of MuscleNerd, who detailed the jailbreak as being based on a variation of the “Spirit” jailbreak for the iPhone. For those unfamiliar with Spirit, that is an iPhone 3.1.3 jailbreak. Unfortunately, at this time the jailbreak is not yet ready for [...]


First iPad Jailbreak Shown on Video

Well, that was fast. A well-known iPhone jailbreaker MuscleNerd claims he managed to obtain root access on the iPad, and he backs it up with a video of how it’s done.

To do this, he has used a port of Comex’s “Spirit” jailbreak, which works on both iPhone OS 3.1.3 and the iPad’s 3.2.

This is just a demonstration; there’s nothing for you to download just yet. But if you doubted that iPad will ever be jailbroken, this should set your mind at ease.

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iPad ‘Spirit’ jailbreak demonstrated by MuscleNerd, now it really is magical (video)

You better believe it when notorious iPhone jailbreaker MuscleNerd -- a well-respected member of the iPhone Dev-Team -- declares root access on an iPad. According to this fella's tweets, this new hack is a port of Comex's "Spirit" jailbreak that exploits a bug found on both iPhone OS 3.1.3 and the iPad's 3.2. No downloads are offered right at this moment, but it shouldn't be long before we can throw in all sorts of wild apps and widgets as we wish. Video after the break.

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