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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.

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