JailbreakMe 3.0: Apple Killing Exploit, Germany Warning & iPad Problems
The new JailbreakMe 3.0 is getting a lot of attention at the moment, and we would like to bring your attention to a few things that is happening. We will go into three main topics here, these include Apple killing the PDF exploit, Germany putting out a warning, and a few iPad problems since installing the new JailbreakMe.
JailbreakMe 3.0 released by Comex a few days back and millions have downloaded it so far, some with problems and some without. This is one of the best jailbreaking methods to date, users only need to click a button and it is done, it works on all iOS devices running 4.3.3, it also jailbreaks the iPad 2.
The Associated Press reports that Apple is going to release a new iOS update that will fix the exploit used by JailbreakMe, tis update is going to happen very soon. Bethan Lloyd, Apple’s spokeswoman said ““the company is aware of this reported issue and developing a fix that will be available to customers in an upcoming software update.”
IDB suggests if you wish to use JailbreakMe and are indeed relying on the security afforded by plugging the PDF hole then you should think about installing PDFPatcher, available via Cydia.
Whilst on the subject of Comex’s iOS PDF Exploit, Germany recently issued a warning. JailbreakMe 3.0 has had well over 1-million visits with over half of those visits beings ones who downloaded the new PDF exploit. This exploit has got Germany on the edge of their seats especially the Information Security team; they have just issued a warning all over the country, according to Huffington Post.
Apparently the warning came after they claimed that devices could be contain malware via an infected PDF file, iOS users could click on this PDF file and not realize they are potentially opening an infected file, once the infection gets in the device could be a subject for criminal hackers.
We mentioned above about Comex’s PDF Patcher 2, users can install this and will fix the security issue. Read more about this via iDB, personally we see no problem as of yet other than a lot of media attention. Please read our previous article covering the security flaw.
The last bit of news here is about iPad users downloading the new JailbreakMe 3.0, there have been a few user problems such as the iPad camera connection kit not working after JailbreakMe 3.0, we also have a few more problems that our readers have commented on.
After using JailbreakMe 3.0 a few users have said that their Camera Connection Kit for their iPad is no longer working, but thanks to Comex he said, “…It makes me feel bad to ignore peoples’ emails, but last night I was sort of flooded with them.” About 5 hours later, Comex also tweeted that the reason it didn’t work is because he broke ”Invalid Checksum“.
Comex does have a fix for the problem, please let us know if it works or not. A few other problems sent in by PhonesReview readers include:
One user is having problems where they cannot get WinterBoard on the iPad 2 WiFi; they would like to know if anyone else is having the same problems. Another reader said JailbreakMe does not work on their iPad 64GB Wifi iOS 4.3.3, they continue to say they click install but Safari keeps quitting and Cydia does not install itself.
Another users said “Mmmm seems like 3.0 might not work on iPad 1 cos thats the second person whose had a problem now.works great on iPad 2 so u might have to try using jailbreak 2.0”.