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Untethered jailbreak hits the new iPad, courtesy of i0n1c

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Untethered jailbreak hits the new iPad, courtesy of i0n1c
It took less than 24 hours for iOS hacker Stefen Esser, known as i0n1c, to perform an untethered jailbreak on the new iPad. If that’s not impressive enough, we should also mention that i0n1c promised to have the device jailbroken within 24 hours after he got it and he allegedly only got it yesterday. So it looks like he’s kept his word.

The hacker got in the limelight after jailbreaking iOS 4.3.3 but since that he wasn’t as active in the jailbreak community. Hopefully, he shares the way to set your new iPad free soon enough, but in the meantime he’s posted a video proving that he’s got the device jailbroken untethered.

For those of you not all that familiar with jailbreaking, we should clarify that this is a hack allowing you deep system-level access to the iOS system. An untethered jailbreak is better than a tethered one as it doesn't require you to reboot with a connection to another device to keep the hack.

It seems certain that with the often fierce competition among jailbreakers, the hack will become available sooner rather than later. Stay tuned as we’ll bring you the instructions as soon as we get them.

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