iPhone Dev Team member Comex has confirmed via Twitter that a jailbreak is on the way for all devices supporting iOS versions from 4.2.1 to .4.3.3, including the iPad 2.
Comex is behind the JailbreakMe hack tool which is basically a web app that users access through Safari, swipe a slider and wait for the tool to do its hacking bit.
A user who was concerned he may not be able to jailbreak his second-gen iPad when the next JailbreakMe was to be rolled out asked Comex what devices would be supported.
“@comex can u maybe alert everyone as to which iOS version this upcoming release will work on?? (ipad 2 btw) currently mines on 4.3.1….”, reads the tweet.
Much like Apple’s iconic CEO, Comex provided a terse reply, saying: “@J_mac890 4.2.1-4.3.3.
Given that the hacker has not ruled out the iPad 2 as a supported device, and knowing that he is already working to get the jailbreak out for this yet-unsupported product, we can safely assume the next JailbreakMe will be able handle all devices capable of running the above-mentioned firmware versions.
In related news, hacker Joshua Hill, also known as P0sixninja on Twitter, has revealed plans to provide a live demonstration of an iPhone 5 jailbreak
during the first ever MyGreatFest jailbreak event which takes place on September 17th, in London.
Many are skeptical about this, given that Apple can release any type of handset with any type of boot-rom version set in place.
While iOS 5 is already jailbreakable, the new hardware may pose difficulties, many experienced jailbreakers agree.
The iPad 2 remains the only existing iOS device that hasn’t been fully jailbroken. It remains to be seen whether it’s the iPhone Dev Team who makes the first move, or Chronic Dev (another group of hackers) of which P0sixninja is a member.