iPad 2 Not Jailbroken…Yet.By danseitz
It’s an old iPhone tradition: Apple puts out a new release of its iOS operating system, with improved security measures, and then the hackers are off to the races, looking for a security exploit to get the iPhone off AT&T and onto a network that doesn’t stink, like T-Mob…oh. Right.
For years, Apple’s thorn has been the Pwnage tool, which lets pretty much anybody get their iPhone onto the network they want with a relative minimum of fuss. Despite AT&T screaming about it, Apple hasn’t done much, for Apple. It’s almost like they’re encouraging it! Nah…
Anyway, the latest go-round features freedom for everybody, with one notable exception: the iPad 2.
Oddly, what makes the iPad immune from being put on a network that doesn’t suck is that it doesn’t share the same exploit as the rest of the Apple family. According to Dev Team, even after three years of working with Pwnage:
The reason the untether won’t work as-is on the iPad2 is that it requires a bootrom or iBoot-level exploit to install, and the iPad2 is not susceptible to either the limera1n or SHAtter bootrom exploits.
So, for now at least, the iPad 2 will remain stuck on AT&T. But we’re sure a new solution will be along shortly.