Spirit jailbreak for iPad released

The iPhone Dev-Team wasn't messing around when they promised to release an iPad jailbreak soon after the iPad 3G's release. Today, on their site, they have posted the official release of Spirit. Spirit is the codename for the team's latest endeavor, allowing an untethered jailbreak for Apple's latest and greatest devices.

Spirit is a "userland" jailbreak. This means that it exposes a security weakness in the Apple firmware itself. The jailbreak is applied after the OS kernel is already running, making this weakness something that Apple is sure to patch in a timely manner.

Spirit will work for all devices. The Dev-Team states that the jailbreak is "most useful" for the iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, and both versions of the iPad. As with any modification to your iPad, be aware that any unofficial modification could void your warranty and is done so at the users own risk. 

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I very much doubt Apple will start banning users who jailbreak. They don't like it, obviously, but it'd be stupid for them **** off a very large chunk of their customers.

techbeck said,
Yea, Apple will patch this ASAP. Wonder if they will ban accounts, again, as well.

I think only a couple accounts were banned for the iphone, so no biggie there, and apple can try to patch it, just like they try to on the iphone/touch.

bmaher said,
I very much doubt Apple will start banning users who jailbreak. They don't like it, obviously, but it'd be stupid for them **** off a very large chunk of their customers.

But yet, they are ****ing their customers off

techbeck said,

But yet, they are ****ing their customers off

From what I read on Neowin, it seems like it's only the non-customers that are ****ed off.

NeoTrunks said,

From what I read on Neowin, it seems like it's only the non-customers that are ****ed off.

So several of my friends, and from what I have read, about people ditching Apple products is not true then? Not many people may be getting ****ed...but thats how it starts...shall have to wait and see.

NeoTrunks said,

From what I read on Neowin, it seems like it's only the non-customers that are ****ed off.

Haha. It does seem that non-Apple-customers have a lot more emotions invested in Apple than Apple customers. My eyes roll so much while reading the comments that they are sore /sarcasm.

Edited by Shadrack, May 4 2010, 12:39am :

techbeck said,

So several of my friends, and from what I have read, about people ditching Apple products is not true then? Not many people may be getting ****ed...but thats how it starts...shall have to wait and see.

No, it's probably true. The phone and OS are not perfect. Hell we've been waiting for multitasking for a long time now. But everyone I know that actually has one is happy with it. I know of only one person that's sold an iPhone, and that was due to her having no reception at all in her house (switched to Verizon).

But let's be honest, 99% of the complaints that you read and hear about are from people that don't own one and probably haven't used one for more than 5 minutes.

NeoTrunks said,

From what I read on Neowin, it seems like it's only the non-customers that are ****ed off.

Great comment.

To add to the last point of NeoTrunks' last post, you're also going to hear/read more from the people who have experienced an issue with their iPhone, rather than from the people who are happy with their purchase. People bitch more than they praise.

I don't understand the whole untethered point of this, does that mean you can do this on the fly without being attached to a computer?

ccoltmanm said,
I don't understand the whole untethered point of this, does that mean you can do this on the fly without being attached to a computer?
It means that you can reboot your device without having to plug it into a computer to deliver the jailbreak payload.

Benjamin Rubenstein said,
It means that you can reboot your device without having to plug it into a computer to deliver the jailbreak payload.

yep, this is a happy day for my friends who have the newer 3GS and have to make sure they don't reboot or drain their batteries.

i'm going to keep my 3.1.2... don't fix something that's not broken.

Got Spirit on my WiFi iPad and backgrounder works.

I'm able to run Pandora and get out of it and do other things while it still runs!

djdanster said,
What's Pandora? I searched it in cydia and it only comes up with some music control thing?

It's an internet radio station, http://www.pandora.com (if that's the Pandora he means). Unavailable outside the U.S.

Edited by Gladiatorus, May 3 2010, 6:14pm :

I think Pandora is only available in the US. It's a steaming radio styley service which normally only runs on wifi

_DP said,
I think Pandora is only available in the US. It's a steaming radio styley service which normally only runs on wifi

It runs great on the 3G... I never use Wifi to run Pandora..

Nice one, Dev-Team by the way, there are a million reasons to jailbreak an iDevice. Just depends how much of a hacker you are. Besides, if you ever need to take it back to Apple, put it in DFU mode and restore.

briangw said,
does this require tethering upon reboot. My current touch 3G does for blackrain

No but do a fresh restore before jailbreaking it with spirit.
I am sure that apple will patch this within this week for sure:)

onTh said,

No but do a fresh restore before jailbreaking it with spirit.
I am sure that apple will patch this within this week for sure:)

I didn't make a backup of 3.1.2, so I will need to go to 3.1.3, make a backup of that and then upgrade

I think the most essential information is missing here, the JB works on iPhone/iTouch OS v3.1.3, which was not possible till now (apart from the custom rom).

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