If you've been paying attention to the news lately, and especially to this website, you know how much we've covered iOS 4.3.4, Apple's emergency security update for iPod touches, iPhones and iPads. If you're still thinking about installing it, there's yet another reason you shouldn't if you're using an iPad 2: you can say goodbye to jailbreaking it altogether, at least until a new hack is found.
Apple has just released iOS 4.3.4 which patches the PDF vulnerability exposed by Comex’s JailbreakMe 3.0 tool which was used to jailbreak iPhone, iPad (and iPad 2) or iPod touch on iOS 4.3.3.
As we've speculated over the last few days, iOS 4.3.4 made its debut on iTunes. The new release, without clear release notes, addresses the PDF exploit in Mobile Safari used by JailbreakMe.
Many iPhone users are familiar with BiteSMS, a replacement for iOS' built-in SMS app with many extra features. If you've jailbroken your iPhone with JailbreakMe 3.0, you're probably aware that this app was broken on devices that were jailbroken using the tool, and actually had the capability to render those useless, until now. BiteSMS 5.5 Beta 1, which has now reached Cydia, is said to work on devices jailbroken with JailbreakMe 3.0 perfectly.
JailbreakMe 3.0 has received an "essential upgrade" via Cydia today, allegedly fixing previous issues that caused Apple's Camera Connection Kit accessory, BiteSMS, and sometimes Cydia (disappearing problem) to stop working altogether. Every iOS user who has jailbroken their device with JailbreakMe 3.0 is encouraged to apply this update via Cydia as soon as possible.
SwirlySpace AB, developers of a suite of apps for both jailbroken iOS devices and non-jailbroken ones, have an app called SwirlyMessages for 3G-ready iPads which allows users to send/receive SMS and MMS. The app worked pretty well on the original iPad and we can confirm, from first-hand experience, that the app works the iPad 2 (jailbroken) as well.
If you thought people jailbreaking on-display iPod touches and iPads at Apple Stores was cool, this you’ll find even more cooler.
If you've been trying to figure out a way to jailbreak your iPhone 4 or 3GS running iOS 4.3.3 and none of the existing methods seem to be working for you, try JailbreakMe 3.0. This new method allows you to jailbreak your device by simply navigating over to a webpage.
If you've been paying attention to the tech news over the weekend, you're probably aware that the first untethered jailbreak for the iPad 2, dubbed JailbreakMe 3.0, was leaked to the public. While at first we speculated that one of the testers had leaked it, it turned out that it was spotted by accident, before it was sent to tech sites all over the Internet. In an e-mail exchange between the leaker and Comex himself, the official version of JailbreakMe will be released either today or tomorrow.
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.