iPad 2 Jailbreak on iOS 5 still months away

Following a progress report of sorts of the iPhone 4S on the jailbreak scene, renowned iPhone hacker and a member of the Dev-Team, MuscleNerd has some good news for iPad 2 owners as well, explaining that the iOS 5 jailbreak on iPad 2 has gone down well but, just like the 4S, there’s still a lot of work to be done on this front. Via Twitter:

Here’s a short video of current JB working on iPad2: youtu.be/oJVGl1eRW2A (Just like iPhone4S, lots of hurdles remain, no ETAs)

(For completeness (& post-verification this is real), here’s the iPad2 iOS5 ioreg dump musclenerd.com/ioreg_ipad2.txt .. 4S is earlier in timeline)

And just like in the case of the 4S, he’s provided proof in the form of a screenshot…

…and additionally a video too:

iPhone 4S Jailbreak tools to be ready soon

We have some good news for jailbreakers: the iPhone 4S has been successfully jailbroken by the Dev-Team, though there is still a lot of work which is yet to be done before the tools are made available for public consumption. Nonetheless, its a good sign and an indication that a public release is not too far away. Here’s what famous iPhone hacker and Dev-Team member MuscleNerd had to say on Twitter:

VERY preliminary 4S JB: twitpic.com/76vcp4 twitpic.com/76vct2 (Huge missing pieces prevent public release. LOTS of work left)

Here’s a screenshot to prove his word:

iOS 4.3.4 Jailbroken!

Just half a day adrift of iOS 4.3.4 hitting the blocks, our friends at Redmond Pie have already found a way to jailbreak it. They claim to have ready a Pwnage Tool 4.3.3 bundle that will undo the 4.3.4’s jailbreak-unfriendly update, and get you back to your date with Cydia and co. after you innocently upgraded few hours ago. As is always the case, use the jailbreak tool at your own risk by following the detailed instructions at Redmond Pie. Do drop in a comment to tell us of your experience.

Download now: iOS 4.1 arrives

iOS 4.1, as expected, is out today, 8th September and available for download. So plug in your iPhone – 3G, 3GS, 4 and/or iPod Touch – 2G, 3G, 4G to iTunes and download the update now, though i must remind you that it ain’t offering much apart from Game Center and a proximity sensor bug fix. But again, those the update brings to your device only 2 changes, both of them are huge and absolutely worth it.

P.S. If you’ve jailbroken your phone, then downloading this update might undo the jailbreak and that cannot be undone. So if you wish to remain with a jailbroken phone, it is advised not to update your device.

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Apple and AT&T taking steps to prevent the Apple iPhone from being Jailbroken

It is been rumored that there are new updates for iPhone by service providers which will detect whether the iPhone is Jailbroken or no within 14days and will blacklist those customers who have jailbroken Apple iPhones. This means a jailbroken Apple iPhone will maximum work for 14days.

But this is not it. There is also a confusion that is it the update from the service provider or is there a coding in iOS 4 which will detect the Jailbroken Apple iPhones.

Whatever it is i believe it is good. This should be a good lesson for the hackers as well as for the people who illegally unlock the Apple iPhones