Earlier today, iOS developer and hacker Comex has updated his site JailbreakMe.com with an image that suggests of an upcoming potential PDF exploit in the iOS. According to Comex’s Twitter, the image is of Mt. Snow ski slope with a sign that shows a black diamond (which is a skiing symbol for advanced) and the word PDF.
The JailbreakMe.com website has this updated picture:
At first glance, the sign board suggests of an imminent jailbreak solution using a PDF exploit of some sort. But, we are not quite sure if the jailbreak is going to be for the iOS 5 or for the iPad 2. A userland jailbreak solution would definitely help at this point of time when all the devices except the iPad 2 can be jailbroken. Additionally, rumor has it that i0n1c's exploit has also been closed in iOS 5.
Comex is a prominent member of the Chronic Dev-Team who had previously authored the jailbreak tool JailBreakMe 2.0 for all devices running iOS 4.0.0/4.0.1. JailbreakMe.com is famous for offering a simple yet powerful userland jailbreak by using a PDF exploit directly from within Mobile Safari without the need to even having to plug the iPhone/iPad into a computer. All you need to do is access the website via Safari and then slide the Slide to Jailbreak bar. Jailbreakme 2.0 would then get into the works and in less than 5 minutes, you'll have your iDevice jailbroken. Unfortunately, Apple has patched this hole already in its following iOS updates. :(
JailbreakMe 2.0 Screen:
We can safely assume that this teaser update is not for the iOS 4.3.3 as currently this version can be jailbroken via SnowBreeze/RedSn0w/PwnageTool. For those of you who don't know, the iPad 2 cannot be jailbroken via Limera1n's bootrom exploit. Even after months of its release, the Dev-Teams are having a hard time finding an exploit in the A5 processor which supposedly remains to be in the OFF state if any jailbreak attempt is made.
This is definitely a relief for those who are waiting to jailbreak their iPad 2's. Don't raise your expectations just yet because the new tool is not going to be out anytime soon, because Apple can easily patch the untether and so it would not make sense to burn an exploit with iOS 5 releasing in a few months. :)Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback