The New iPad Has Already Been Jailbroken

    March 16, 2012

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news that an iPad 2 running iOS 5.1 had been jailbroken, there is news today that the new iPad has already been jailbroken as well.

Earlier today a post on the Dev Team blog confirmed that the same exploit that allowed the iPad 2 to be jailbroken would also allow the new iPad to be jailbroken.

Later in the day self-described iPhone hacker Musclenerd posted the following on his Twitter account:

jailbroken iPad3: (Just a first step, still lots of work to do! No ETA!) 3 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

The pictures he tweeted show a new iPad that has been jailbroken and is running Cydia (the jailbreak app store). Check them out below:

Jailbroken iPad 3

Jailbroken iPad 3

Though, as Musclenerd points out, there is still a lot of work to be done, the developments of the last two days are extremely promising. Those who are eager to jailbreak their new iPads (or any other iOS device running iOS 5.1) shouldn’t have long to wait.

Are you looking forward to jailbreaking your new iPad? What about your other iOS 5.1 device? Let us know in the comments.