We know that you’re very anxious to jailbreak iPad 2 and we feel for you if you accidently fell for the fake iPad 2 jailbreak. However, there is good news that might cheer you up. It turns out, hacking genius George Hotz or Geohot, who is now finally free from the lawsuit against Sony, has been challenged by p0sixninja of the Chronic Dev Team to dump A5 iPad 2 bootrom faster than he can. It’s our pleasure to report that Geohot has accepted this challenged and will start working on iPad 2 jailbreak soon!
Previously, Comex has displayed his userland iPad 2 jailbreak, but release was delayed because Apple had fixed that particular userland exploit.
Both p0sixninja and Geohot will be working on a bootrom iPad 2 jailbreak. Bootrom exploit are found in the hardware and are hard to patch for Apple. The company can only patch hardware exploits in new devices. So there’s a high probability that the A5 bootrom exploit will be vulnerable on the iPhone 5 as well. Meaning that iPhone 5 jailbreak can be possible.
According to the challenge started by p0sixninja, both of these hackers have to dump the A5 (iPad 2) bootrom exploit before the other one does. Given Geohot’s history with iPhone hacking, something tells me that George Hotz will come out victorious. However, let’s not be presumptuous. May the best hacker win!
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