Things are starting to get dramatic in the jailbreaking community. It started with yesterday’s JailbreakMe 3.0 Beta leak and the drama is reaching new heights as it appears that the domain “JailbreakMe.com” is up for auction.
The news come from Jaden Ellet of iJailbreak who spotted JailbreakMe.com up for sale at an auction on domain registration and web hosting website GoDaddy.com.
A quick look at the WHOIS information for the domain reveals no information about who owns the domain. Keep in mind that Comex does not actually own the domain JailbreakMe.com. The original owner reportedly allowed Comex to use it for his popular tool that jailbroke iOS 4.0 back in the day.
Now, the question is, why is this happening? There are a few theories floating around. One theory suggests that the original owner may have decided to sell it at a high-price knowing the popularity of the domain. Another suggests that Comex may have simply decided to not go ahead with the tool (which seems quite unlikely to us). And yet another suggests that it just might be a mistake.
Comex has tweeted to confirm that he, in fact, doesn’t own the domain and that he isn’t the one who put it up on GoDaddy. This should lay rest to all the stories floating around of Comex leaving the jailbreaking scene.
If JailbreakMe.com does, in fact, get sold, then comex will probably just host the tool on another website.
As of right now, the auction price is $2,500 with the current appraised value of $316.50. There are 12 days and 12 hours left (ending on 16th July) before the auction closes so there is plenty of time for you to make a bid, if you’re interested.
Version 3 of Comex’s JailbreakMe tool was leaked out a day ago. Goncalo wrote a step-by-step guide on how to jailbreak the iPad 2 with it, while suggesting everyone to proceed with caution. Today, we also had a story on how the tool was leaked…
Everyone has been suggested to stay as far away from the beta jailbreaking tool as possible. While it has been confirmed to work, we do not, at all, suggest going ahead with it. It’s still very, very risky as you might brick your shiny iPad 2.
Also, a reminder for our dear readers: Apple is likely to patch the PDF vulnerability in iOS 4.3.4 so users are suggested to backup SHSH blobs and stay away from the reportedly imminent iOS update.
Thanks for the tip, @moodey!
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