While the release of JailbreakMe 3.0 is expected to be imminent, those of you struggling to wait any longer can now set up your own web-based jailbreak for all devices running iOS 4.3.3 and below. Here’s how!
JailbreakMe 3.0 was prematurely leaked last week after after a beta tester posted a link to the service online. Shortly after it went public, the website was taken down and the jailbreak was no more. However, Ryan Vanniekerk managed to get his hands on the magic files behind the service, and has published a how-to on his blog that details the process of setting up your own web-based jailbreak
After a bit of digging I happened across a relatively inconspicuous comment that lead me to believe that the “unable to download jailbreak files” was attempting to connect directly to Comex’s server (located at 18.104.22.168) in order to download the existing jailbreak files. However, the files attempting to be downloaded were the exact same files that had already been leaked earlier in the day, they simply existed in a separate location.
My first thought was to spoof a local webserver with the same IP that the jailbreak is connecting to in order to make it look for the files there instead. After a bit of tinkering around I finally managed to bypass the 403 error and successfully jailbreak my iPad 2!
Vanniekerk set up his jailbreak on a Mac, but believes it could be easily tweaked to work with Windows computers as well.
For the full tutorial, including the files you’ll need to make your jailbreak work, check out Vannieker’s how-to on his blog.
Please be aware, however, that this jailbreak is still unreleased for a reason. You may experience problems with your device after performing this jailbreak that may not be easily fixed. Therefore, please be sure you know what you’re doing before you attempt this.
If you do go ahead and try it out, let us know how it goes by leaving us a comment!