As you probably already know, the jailbreak community is currently under in quite a bit of controversy. This concerns the leaked JailbreakMe 3.0 tool from member of the iPhone Dev Team, Comex. The leaked jailbreak tool, which is similar to earlier JailbreakMe versions, requires you to launch Safari and access a certain site and download a PDF file in order to jailbreak your device. The leaked version of Jailbreak 3.0 was reportedly working but many users who tried it said that it only supports certain firmware versions. Now it seems that Comex came to a decision that the soon to be released JailbreakMe tool will only support iOS firmware 4.3.3.
In a recent tweet by jailbreak developer Comex, he clearly stated that the JailbreakMe that he will soon release will only be supporting iOS 4.3.3 and urges them to upgrade. It looks like he will be scrapping support for lower firmware versions (he mentioned 4.3.1 and 4.3.2) due to time constraints.
4.3.1 and 4.3.2 will not be supported since I’m in a hurry; upgrade to 4.3.3
He did make a follow-up tweet in which the exclusive 4.3.3 support of JailbreakMe 3.0 will only be for the jailbreak tool’s launch. He’s planning to add support for older firmware versions all the way down to iOS 4.2.1.
(if you’re patient, I’ll add support for those versions, and 4.2.1, and maybe armv6, in the future)
The jailbreak community, especially the owners of never-been-jailbroken iPad 2, have been eagerly anticipating the release of Comex’s jailbreak solution. He have been teasing it since last month and then the unfortunate leakage happened. The jailbreak was furthermore worried because the JailbreakMe.com website was for sale, speculations rose that maybe Comex will be leaving the jailbreak scene.
But all of that seems to be insignificant now because it seems that JailbreakMe 3.0’s release is already back on track. It is expected that Comex will be releasing it today or perhaps tomorrow. Since older firmware support have been dropped to meet an early release schedule, jailbreak fans should expect it anytime soon. Interestingly enough, if you check the JailbreakMe.com website you will see an image of a note that says “We’ll be back soon.”
Of course, if your device is currently running a firmware version other than 4.3.3, then this should be your best time to upgrade / downgrade. If you are currently under iOS 5 beta 1/2, then refer to this guide on how to downgrade to 4.3.3.
So JailbreakMe 3.0 should just be around the corner or in a matter of hours. So be sure to check back with us for updates because as usual we will make sure to provide an extensive tutorial on how to jailbreak your device using JailbreakMe 3.0.