If you have been following the jailbreak scene, then you are aware that just last week, JailbreakMe 3.0 by Comex has finally seen the light of day. This was such a long awaited jailbreak tool because it is the first ever working jailbreak solution for the iPad 2. But days after it was released there were reports from users that some iOS functions and tweaks doesn't seem to work well with Jailbreak 3.0 such as Apple's Camera Connection Kit, BiteSMS and there are instances when Cydia would just disappear altogether. Fortunately, Comex was into the case and has just rolled out an update via Cydia to Jailbreak 3.0 dubbed as an "essential upgrade."
So, @comex made some fixes to the kernel patches for JailbreakMe, and we are pushing them as an "Essential Upgrade"... I hope this works! :(
According to folks over at RedmondPie, some of their readers have tested that after this update, it is confirmed that both the Camera Connector Kit and BiteSMS are working just fine. In case you don't know, Apple's Camera Connector is an exclusive add-on for the iPad that you can use in order to transfer photos from a camera or SD card into the iPad's picture library. This particular accessory can be bought Apple's Online Store.
It was not a week ago that JailbreakMe 3.0 was released. And on its first day, the tool was said to be downloaded over a million times and over the weekend the numbers doubled as it easily reached 2 million jailbreaks. This incredible popularity of Jailbreak 3.0 can be attributed to the fact that it is one of the easiest, if not the easiest, method to jailbreak an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. All you have to do is launch Safari and download a file from JailbreakMe.com. And that's it, it will literally take a couple of minutes. And add the fact that the jailbreak is also untethered and you've got yourself an awesome jailbreak tool. If you want a guide on how to jailbreak your device using Jailbreak 3.0, then you can refer to this guide.
Days after the release of Jailbreak 3.0, Comex released a fix called PDF Patcher 2 that will permanently patch the same security hole that his jailbreak tool has utilized. This is because of the high risk that such particular exploit can be used to distribute malicious content. Ironically, as of now, the only way to keep your device secure from such an exploit is to jailbreak your device and download the fix from Cydia. Apple has announced that they know about the security flaw and they will be patching it when the next iOS update is released, presumably with iOS 4.3.4.
Users who have used Jailbreak 3.0 to jailbreak their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch are highly advised to install this essential upgrade in Cydia.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback