We have been waiting for iPad 2 jailbreak for so long now, there have been hopes and hopes and many ‘coming soon’ news but it seems like the jailbreak is taking ages. We waited so hard that scams started exploiting us. Remember fake iPad 2 jailbreaks and a scam? If hackers had released it some time ago, it had been all good for them as well as the users but now the situation seems to have become much complicated. iOS 5 beta is already out and Apple has not yet fixed the known jailbreak exploit by @i0n1c which made it possible to jailbreak three successive releases of iOS - 4.3.1 up to 4.3.3. If Apple does fix the exploit in some iOS 5 beta, the jailbreak for iPad 2 will be released soon after that as hackers would know that the exploit had been fixed and releasing the jailbreak won’t mean losing an exploit. If on the other hand, Apple chooses not to fix the exploit till the final iOS 5 release, hackers would keep on holding the jailbreak in a hope that it is not fixed in final iOS 5 release, making the jailbreak compatible with iOS 5 as well. I know all this is a little confusing but @i0n1c summarized it best in under 140 charecters:
“Unless Apple fixes a known but not yet used kernel exploit in iOS 5.x betas I don’t think there will be an iPad 2 jb before iOS 5.0 final”
The bad news is that Apple usually does not fix such exploits in the betas in order to keep pushing the jailbreak community back. May be, we are in a little too bad situation. Seems like it is the best idea to sit back and relax till fall when iOS 5 is released. But well, if the jailbreak is released before that, you won’t miss it if you are following us on facebook, twitter or get our updates via email.
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