It’s been more than three months since Apple started shipping the iPad 2 and the jailbreaking community hasn’t been able to satisfy iPad 2-toting, jailbreaking junkies yet.
The new Apple A5 processor-based architecture in the iPad 2 is proving to be a difficult puzzle to solve. The Limera1n exploit, which worked on A4-based iOS devices like iPod touch 4G and iPhone 4, is hardware-based and, well, since iPad 2 is A5-based, the exploit doesn’t work on it. And so the community has to find an all-new exploit…
iPhone dev Comex’s JailbreakMe tool, which worked on an userland exploit, was used to jailbreak iOS 4.0/4.0.1. Jailbreaking with it simply involved sliding the “slide to jailbreak” bar and Comex’s tool did the rest. This was in contrast to other traditional tools which involve plenty of steps. The exploit was later patched in iOS 4.0.2.
Today, iPhone dev Comex updated the website for JailbreakMe. The updated page, according to Comex himself, is simply a tease. The webpage features this image:
You can see it for yourself by visiting JailbreakMe.com.
The photo shows a signboard which plainly says “PDF”. Now this is obviously pointing towards a potential PDF-based exploit. The question is: which iOS device(s) and iOS version could this be for?
These kind of teases are meant to arouse hope, desire or curiosity without satisfying the intended targets (that’s us!). We are pinning our hopes and desires for this to be a userland untethered jailbreak for iPad 2 as well as other iOS devices on iOS 5.
Comex’s tweets give no hints other than pointing at the tease itself. So, at this point in time, it’s all speculation. Your guess is as good as ours.
iOS 5, by the way, is releasing this fall and there is a lot to look forward to. We’ve been covering its official features as well as the hidden ones recently. Should Comex save this new browser based jailbreak for iOS 5? What do you guys think?