iPhone hacker and security expert Stefan Esser recently updated the description of his video on YouTube (the one that demonstrated the iOS 4.3 unethered Jailbreak on an original iPad) – It nows says the following:
“Good morning. This video demonstrates my iPad 1 running untethered jailbroken iOS 4.3.
The jailbreak uses a *UNDISCLOSED* exploit in the iOS Kernel. Installation is similar to previous iOS versions which means you require a bootrom exploit (or something else) to install it in the root partition.
Because there is no public bootrom exploit for the iPad 2 at the moment it will not work for now.
However the jailbreak can be made compatible with all devices that are vulnerable to the limer4in exploit and that are supported by iOS 4.3
Because of several changes in iOS 4.3 in comparison to iOS 4.2.1 the jailbreak is NOT READY yet. That is what the *ALPHA* means. I need some time to check what kernel patches are actually required to work 100%ly.
However I recommend the dev-team or chronic-dev to first release a *tethered* iOS 4.3 so that everyone can test if their nice feature actually work. I guess most people require Mobile Substrate to work and AFAIK it does not work due to ASLR. It would be a waste if Apple kills an untethered jailbreak before Mobile Substrate works.
That said I will release the jailbreak when a) there is no other untether by the time I am finished b) if MobileSubstrate works.
Any report that I wait for iOS 4.3.1 is just a misinterpretation of my words.
I merely think that Apple should release a iOS 4.3.1 soon, because it is in their interest to not wait for several months when everyone knows that there is a remote exploit in MobileSafari that might have leaked during the #PWN2OWN contest.
Check back in the next days for more information about when and where you can get it.
DO NOT LET YOURSELF GET SCAMMED BY ALL THE OTHERS TRYING TO SELL YOU THIS EXPLOIT. IT WILL NOT LEAVE MY HOUSE BEFORE IT IS FINISHED.
Because so many people are asking for an ETA:
I am pretty sure that the untether will be released before the next weekend. I was using older kernel patches that caused lagging on the jailbroken device. I will change that and then port it to the other devices and release.”
You can watch the video here:
This isn’t even the best part though! The fact that we could see this Jailbreak packaged in some sort of “JailbreakMe” like web-based app – for those of you that don’t know, Jailbreak me was the one where you go to the website and “slide to Jailbreak” directly on your iDevice – it looked like this:
Now who knows whether it will be dubbed JailbreakMe 3.0 or not but whatever the name may be, the concept sounds amazing! To be honest, I was a little skeptical at first until I saw some proof from the man himself, Comex; Take a look:
Be sure to stay tuned for more updates!