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New iPhone Jailbreak Hack May Also Work on iPad

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New untethered jailbreak hack could also work on the iPad. Could the iPad be hacked on day 1?

Famed iPhone hacker George Hotz has updated his blog with a short notice that he's created an untethered jailbreak hack for iPhones and iPod Touches. Such a jailbreaking package means that a piece of software, once loaded onto the Apple device, can open the door to running non-Apple approved software without being connected to a computer to complete the hack.

Perhaps even more exciting for those who wish to run their iDevices outside of Apple's garden is that Hotz believes that the hack will work on the iPad as well.

Hotz wrote, "The jailbreak is all software based, and is as simple to use as blackra1n. It is completely untethered, works on all current tethered models(ipt2, 3gs, ipt3), and will probably work on iPad too. … Don't ask about a release date. You won't make it happen any sooner."

Check out video proof of it below.

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    Anonymous , March 27, 2010 6:49 AM
    Finally a 3gs solution. Geohot is awesome as usual.
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    UbeRveLT , March 27, 2010 7:22 AM
    Im glad I didn't waste $800 on a 3GS now.
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    blasterth , March 27, 2010 12:07 PM
    same OS, same hardware but bigger case, what a surprise if same hack works ;p
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    mattfoo2324 , March 27, 2010 6:09 PM
    Say hello to multitasking on iPad! I've been doing the same on my jailbroken iPod Touch 2nd gen for a while now and never looked back. Stick it to the man (Steve Jobs) geohot!
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    pocketdrummer , March 27, 2010 10:50 PM
    Remind me again why we care about the iPad?

    It's pretty sad that you have to hack your new product out of the box just to make it work like any other PC on the market. Why don't you save yourself the hassle and just buy a DIFFERENT tablet that already gives you the functionality you wanted in the first place?

    Or don't buy tablets... Unless you're an artist or play too much bejeweled. But, in that respect, neither customer would be any more efficient using this gimmick.
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    tayb , March 29, 2010 12:13 AM
    I guess I missed it but what was I watching for in the video?
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    steve_jobs , March 29, 2010 8:58 AM
    If the software in the app store isn't good enough for you then maybe you need to get a different phone. It is against the law to jailbreak an iPhone. If you jailbreak an iPhone then you can be sued and rest assured you won't win if that happens. Software license agreements aren't just meaningless words.
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    aron311 , March 29, 2010 11:43 AM
    I think I speak for most people when I say.. FUCK OFF STEVE.
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    Anonymous , March 29, 2010 12:03 PM
    I believe a iphone is what you need for the future. nothing more but all our unbreakable and unhackable iproducts. and join atnt. trust me.
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