We informed you yesterday that the download for the iPad 2 jailbreak via JailbreakMe 3.0 would be going live at any moment, and now we’re pleased to confirm that the software is now available to download from the official website.
Without further ado, you can head to the official website here and download JailbreakMe 3.0 now when using your iPad 2. The download has only just gone live within the last hour, and judging by early feedback, it looks like the download works without any problems and the software will install on your iPad 2 effortlessly with just a single click.
One word of warning though that you’ll need to be aware of before you install, is the fact that JailbreakMe 3.0 will only be compatible with iPad 2 firmware 4.3.3. So if you are running versions 4.31 or 4.3.2, you’ll need to upgrade to 4.3.3 immediately unless you want to be met with a bricked device after installing the software. This has been confirmed by the software’s creator Comex, as his recent Tweet below shows:
‘”4.3.1 and 4.3.2 will not be supported since I’m in a hurry; upgrade to 4.3.3”
The good news however, is that Comex has also stated that a compatible version of JailbreakMe 3.0 for 4.3.1 may release sometime in the future, but for now you’ll have to upgrade to 4.3.3 if you want to enjoy the benefits of a jailbroken iPad 2 with full access to the Cydia store amongst other delights.
We’ve taken a look at Comex’s Twitter account and it looks like there are no major problems with JailbreakMe 3.0 at the moment, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t try this out. Another factor which will be pleasing for iPad 2 owners, is the fact that Comex managed to release the full version of JailbreakMe 3.0 without the fears of Apple releasing a new iPad 2 patch in wake of the leaked version of the software which became available recently.
It will be interesting to see if Apple react to the first global iPad 2 jailbreak release, and if they have some sort of counter attack on the horizon. It has been well documented that the iPad 2 is the only Apple iOS hardware yet to fall under the jailbreak hammer, so we have a feeling Steve Jobs may have the last laugh when it comes to the next patch update for the iPad 2 – we shall see.
Have you downloaded JailbreakMe 3.0 for your iPad 2 device? If so, how did the installation process go for you – everything smooth or did you run into problems?
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