How to Jailbreak iPad 3
Now that iOS 5 has been released and the iPhone 4S has been jailbroken, many are wondering how long it’ll be before we can learn how to jailbreak iPad 3. Patience, grasshoppah! The iPhone 4S jailbreak was just released 2 days ago, and it was a long time coming. The iPhone Dev Team worked exceedingly hard at producing the iPhone 4S jailbreak. IOS 5 was released back in August, and it took the famous and highly skilled jailbreaker (called Musclenerd and Pod2G) nearly 4 months to jailbreak iOS 5 for the iPhone 4S.
Jailbreak iPad 3
Now, you’re searching for information on how to jailbreak iPad 3. But surely you must realize that the iPad 3 hasn’t even come out yet. Are you sure that you aren’t trying to jailbreak iPad 2? The iPad 2 jailbreak was released a couple of days ago, at the same time that the 4S jailbreak was. The iPad 2 utilizes the same A5 processor that the 4S uses, so it’s no surprise that the jailbreaks came out at the same time. As a matter of fact, they even use the same jailbreak software, called Absinthe.
Now, going back to talking about how to jailbreak iPad 3, we have to talk about a couple of things. The first is the iPad 3 release date. As I write this, there has been no firm date released by Apple for when the iPad 3 will come out. However, recently uncovered documents from Apple suppliers in China and Hong Kong point to a release date somewhere in Spring of 2012.
The next thing that we need to talk about is when we’ll have an iPad 3 jailbreak, and when the iPhone Dev Team and iPhone Jailbreak Plus will be able to teach us how to jailbreak iPad 3. This depends on a couple of factors.
The first factor is the processor. If the iPad 3 ends up utilizing the same A5 processor that the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 use, it will be a simpler matter. As we all know, that processor was a very tough nut to crack, mainly due to it’s caching features. However, now that it’s been hacked, it’ll be easier going forward. So if the iPad 3 does use the A5 processor that will be a major win for all of us who want to jailbreak iPad 3. On the other hand, there are some rumors which indicate that the iPad 3 (and the iPhone 5 for that matter) may use a next generation processor called the A6 CPU. If that’s the case, it could be quite awhile after the jailbreak before the iPhone Dev Team and iPhone Jailbreak Plus are able to crack it.
The final issue is the iOS. If the iPad 3 ends up using iOS 5.0.1, or is able to at least downgrade to iOS 5.0.1, then we’ll be all set, because iOS 5.0.1 has been jailbroken. On the other hand, there is a strong indication that the iPad 3 will launch with a new iOS called iOS 5.1, which has not yet been jailbroken. If that’s the case, and if we can’t downgrade, then we’ll have to wait until that iOS is cracked. A worst case scenario, of course, would be if the iPad 3 uses both iOS 5.1 and an A6 processor. If that’s the case then it could be quite awhile after the release before it’s jailbroken.