iPad 2 – is a tough nut to crack. The hackers are still working on jailbreaking this A5 powered device. As we reported in our previous post, @comex is still looking for a legal method to jailbreak iPad 2. On the other hand, @p0sixninja of Chronic Dev Team, is also working hard to dump the iPad 2s’ bootrom.
Now the question is why is iPad 2 jailbreak is taking that long ? and Is iPad 2 jailbreak feasible ? Well, guys over at iJailbreakit has put together some useful information on iPad 2 Jailbreak..
1. Is an iPad 2 jailbreak feasible?
Of course it is, but it’s not a simple process like most people think. Finding a bootrom exploit doesn’t seem to be the route that both teams would like to take, so we’ll likely see userland jailbreaks for the iPad 2 (and the upcoming iPhone as well) before we see another bootrom-level jailbreak. What makes a userland jailbreak difficult is the need for three different kernel vulnerabilities. Once they’re found, it takes time to exploit them and then package it into a tool, but comex has shown time and again he can do it.
If you’re still not convinced, then you should know that comex has already demonstrated an iPad 2 jailbreak. The reason it can’t be released is due to copyrighted code usage and the fact that installing things like MobileSubstrate result in having to restore the device. These issues will obviously be fixed once a userland jailbreak is released, but until then, they’re just another roadblock that will need to be removed.
2. Why did posixninja give an ETA that most people now rebuke?
It was probably just speculation based on the fact that he’s working to find vulnerabilities that can be used. This ETA shouldn’t be taken as fact, because nobody can really guarantee everything will go according to plan and follow a specific schedule.
3. If it’s possible, why aren’t the hackers discussing it?
The core team of hackers don’t generally discuss the status of what they’re working on to avoid having people pestering them over any comments that could possibly relate to an ETA or release date. The developers should be left alone and allowed to work in peace, so don’t bother them.
4. What does ELEVATOR mean and why does i0n1c keep mentioning it?
I honestly have no idea, but he’s already stated that it’s not an iPad 2 jailbreak, nor does it have anything to do with the jailbreak scene. Could it just be a metaphor or troll attempt? Sure, but I wouldn’t worry about it right now.
So, all we can say is – be patient and wait for the jailbreak. We will keep you posted, when a jailbreak is available for your iPad 2.