As you all know just a few hours ago, jailbreak mastermind Comex has finally released JailbreakMe 3.0 and as you can see in the tutorial that we have provided here, this is indeed one of the easiest way to jailbreak your iOS device. It doesn't even require you to connect your device to a PC or Mac. Simplicity aside, this jailbreak is also untethered which means your device stays in its jailbroken state even if you turn it off or reboot. And probably one of the reasons why it was so eagerly anticipated is because it is the first ever working jailbreak solution to the iPad 2.
With JailbreakMe 3.0, all you need to do is navigate over to a website using your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and with a few screen taps and a few minutes, your device is jailbroken. This jailbreak method puts great emphasis on a security flaw on the iOS and this particular flaw is already exposed to the world. There have been talks that Comex might release the source code for the JailbreakMe 3.0 tool for learning purposes.
Now if Comex can create a web software that can easily gain root-level through your web browser, what would stop other people from designing a similar software for the purpose of installing malicious content into your iDevice? Fortunately, Comex released a fix that will patch the same security flaw that his JailbreakMe tool utilized.
The fix in question is called PDF Patcher 2, a Cydia package that was developed by Comex himself in order to permanently patch the iOS security flaw that he discovered so that it can't be used for malicious purposes. So if you have jailbroken your device using the JailbreakMe 3.0 tool, then there is no reason for you not to install this particular fix. This utility is Highly Recommended! PDF Patcher 2 is available through Cydia among the default repos and it is for free. This is yet another instance where jailbreaking your device will actually make it more secure.
For non-jailbroken devices, Apple will surely patch this vulnerability on the next iOS 4 release which is 4.3.4.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback