And now it's finally here. There have been quite a lot of dramas and controversies prior to the release of JailbreakMe 3.0. First it was leaked by a beta tester then the JailbreakMe.com website going on sale, things were looking not so good back then for Comex's jailbreak solution. And now, after quite a long wait, the eagerly anticipated iPad 2 jailbreak is now live and as usual we will be providing an extensive tutorial for you. Don't worry though because this is got to be one of the easiest way to jailbreak your device, if not the easiest.
We know you are all excited so we will be jumping straight into the steps on how to jailbreak your device using JailbreakMe Saffron (the code name for JailbreakMe 3.0). This is an untethered jailbreak and please note this will ONLY work with iOS firmware 4.3.3. Confirmed to work on every device including the iPad 2 and iPhone 4.
Steps to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.3 on your device using JailbreakMe:
- Open Safari on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and navigate to this URL: http://jailbreakme.com. When done correctly, you should be able to see a welcome Cydia welcome page as pictured below:
- You should be able to see a "Free" button just under the Cydia logo so go ahead and tap on that. Then it will change to "Install", so tap on that again. It is important that you do this process only once. Also note that you might get stuck for a few seconds.
- Cydia will now be installed in your device and Safari should automatically close. You are pretty much done here.
- Once the process is done, you will be getting a notification that Cydia has been installed successfully. Cydia should now be found in your Home screen. You can also reboot your device for good measure.
NOTE: If you encounter any issues with JailbreakMe, try clearing your cache and cookies in Safari. Also removing all running background apps from the multi-tasking tray before installation should definitely help.
Jailbreak Saffron is a hack that takes advantage of an exploit that's located in the Safari browser which serves as a portal so the system can load the necessary files and execute the jailbreak from inside the device.
If you have any reservations about jailbreaking your device because the entire process is too complicated for you, then this method should be your perfect entry point to the world of jailbreaking. As you can see in the steps, unlike with other jailbreak solutions, you won't even need to connect your device to a computer. It really is one of the easiest method to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
If you have used the JailbreakMe tool before, then you know that the method is exactly the same as we have outlined above. Now this jailbreak solution may seem too good to be true because of its utter simplicity, then yes, it does have one drawback. As stated above, Jailbreak Saffron only works with iOS 4.3.3, although Comex, author of JailbreakMe, stated that he will add support for older firmware versions as well. Aside from that, this is pretty much a go-to solution when jailbreaking your device.
Update # 1:
For all those of you who are facing issues in getting your iDevices recognized by Comex's JBMe3.0 website, here's what you need to do.
At times, the JBMe3.0 website is not able cache the redirect address for your iDevice via which you access the PDF Exploit.
Direct links !! All you need to do is manually enter in the web address for your respective devices in your Safari Web Browser that you want to jailbreak on. This makes your Safari browser redirect to the respective PDF Exploit and therefore causes no caching issues.
For iPhone (3GS/4) (4.3.3)
For iPod Touch (3G/4) (4.3.3)
For iPad 1 (4.3.3)
For iPad 2 (4.3.3)
According to a fellow Jaxov reader malduweik, entering in the http://www.jailbreakme.com web address word by word (including the .com) without pressing the default .com button on the keyboard seems to have resolved this issue in a much simpler way. Make sure to thank him if it helps you.
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