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How to: Jailbreak iPad 2 with jailbreakme.com

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We’re delighted to be able to share with news that it’s now finally possible to jailbreak the iPad 2. The process is simple and thankfully untethered. Comex released an update this his Jailbreak.me site which makes the whole process possible right on your device without any need to connect to a computer.

As will any jailbreak it’s important to remember that you should take a back up of your device before you get started.

Ready? Let’s begin!

  • Open Safari
  • Browse to jailbreakme.com

You’ll see a screen that looks like this

  • Tap the FREE button on the left, it will change to Install

  • Tap Install once (don’t tap it again even if there’s a delay)

The browser will close, a Cydia icon should appear  with an installation progress bar.

Once installation is complete a pop up should appear informing you Cydia has loaded

That’s it! All that’s required has been done in the background on your device. It uses a PDF exploit in order to install – you should patch this following the instructions here. If you wish to remove the jailbreak at any point simply restore your device in iTunes.

Support for other devices

Whilst the guide refers to the iPad 2 – it’s worth noting that this will actually work for the following devices and firmwares. (Older firmwares will come later).

  • iPad 1: 4.3 to 4.3.3
  • iPad 2: 4.3.3
  • iPhone 3GS: 4.3 to 4.3.3
  • iPhone 4: 4.3 to 4.3.3
  • iPhone 4 CDMA: 4.2.6 to 4.2.8
  • iPod touch 3g: 4.3, 4.3.2, 4.3.3
  • iPod touch 4g: 4.3 to 4.3.3

PROBLEMS?

Clear the cache in Safari. Close all apps that are backgrounding. Reboot your device. Ensure pop ups are allowed under Safari settings. Ensure your device is running a supported firmware.

  • marcoscu

    Decided at last to jailbreak my iPhone. Here goes…

  • Rob

    Ooo ——- what firmware were you running?

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  • when it says restore to get rid, are we talking restore and dont put your backup back on again? or would a restore and backup install be ok? never had problems in the old days but seems the userland ones like this apparently hang around in backups. i understand the jb files if not deleted will still be there just not accessible and no cydia, 

  • Rob

    As I understand it it’s a restore from backup is fine. Sure it was with Jailbreak Me v2 as well. At the end of the day you can save your data with DataDeposit anyway

  • That’s true, that’s basically what I did last time I wanted a clean load. But restored one last time after to remove jb ready for iOS 5

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