posted by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Apr 2010 21:55 UTC
IconEven we are eager with iPad news - especially this variety. How long has the iPad been out and about in the US? A day or so? Yeah, pretty much. That's all it took: the iPad has already been jailbroken. Rooted. This means that if you didn't plan on buying the iPad because you don't want to be shackled to Apple, and were waiting for a jailbreak, you won't have to wait long.

It didn't take an awful lot of new code or hunting for exploits to jailbreak the iPad. Known iPhone hacker MuscleNerd ported Comex' "Spirit" iPhone jailbreak to the iPad, and got it working. It exploits a bug in iPhone 3.1.2 which apparently still exists in the iPad's version (3.2). You want proof? Here you go.

The code hasn't been released yet, and most likely won't until the arrival fo the iPad 3G or iPhone OS 3.2, just to keep things consistent across devices. It's great news for those that want to squeeze a little more out of their iPad than just Apple's pre-approved functionality.

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