iPad 2 iOS 4.3.3 jailbreak, rewarding the programmer

By Daniel Chubb - May 16, 2011

Last week we looked at the latest iPad 4.3.3 jailbreak that worked with the first generation device, iPhone etc. The jailbreak for iPad 2 will be available soon according to online reports, and today we’re hearing rumors via Twitter that some programmers want to charge for the jailbreak of a new iOS.

Without going into the legal implications of this, we wonder if iPhone and iPad users would want to pay for a jailbreak. You can see some images of Tweets over on Today’s iPhone, which come from a certain developer who they say is “responsible” for discovering exploits in Apple’s iOS, which include 4.3.3, 4.3.2, and 4.3.1.

We’ve heard some feedback from iOS users already, and some feel that a charge should mean improved software like Cydia, and others feel that everyone should earn money for a service, including jailbreaking iPad 2. The problem comes when someone bricks their new iPad 2 or iPhone, if programmers charge then there will be some kind of accountability.

What are your thoughts on the possibility of this service being chargeable?

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  • Ken

    If I have to pay to damage my device, I wouldn't do it…..lol

    • austin

      with that attitude, why would you "damage you device" for free?

  • Andy

    This is bullshit. "They" have been saying since February that the ipad 2 will be jailbroken SOON. How SOON?

  • monTage69

    It's utter rubbish!! They will never charge for it, it's a huge misunderstanding.

  • peter by

    is it justifiable? what is it that has differed from the past that now make them need to charge for the service? i think this is something that they'd have a hard time 'selling' to the masses that have already JB'ed their phones

    contrary to this, i think a small (nominal) fee is worthwhile. 5 or 10 bucks to support the developers, though economies of scale can always lead to inflation if something like this takes effect.