Upcoming Jailbreak for iPad and 3.1.3

Author: BigBoss  //  Category: Jailbreak, News

So many rumors, complaints, confused people. I want to help clarify a few things about the jailbreak community and upcoming releases.

First, I want to speak about the time it has taken for 3.1.3 to be jailbroken. Many think this indicates that Apple has won or that the jailbreak is just too hard. This is far from the truth. The fact is that 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 are really basically the same firmware. 3.1.3 was not “worth” doing a jailbreak for. Jailbreaks are done by finding a bug in Apple’s software and then exploiting it in some way that allows for the device to be compromised. At that point, the jailbreak software bundle is uploaded to the device and executed. When this completes, root access is achieved on the device.

Every time a jailbreak is released, Apple analyzes how it was accomplished and fixes the bug that was used to jailbreak the device. Quite simply, 3.1.3 was not worth giving this bug to Apple to fix it.  However, Apple has since released the iPad. This has become worth using up an exploit to jailbreak the iPad. As of today, the main iPad world wide release has not yet occurred. Spirit should be close to ready when it does.

At this point, there are *at least* two known exploits that have been used to provide jailbreaks. The first one we will see is from Comex and is called Spirit.  The next one is either from Geohot and is called LimeRa1n or Chronic dev called Greenpois0n.  Here are some infos on these jailbreaks:

Spirit - There is no current release date (no, it will not be Friday as rumors say). This will work on all device to date and will not be tethered. This will jailbreak 3.1.3 and 3.2 (iPad) devices.  This jailbreak will require that your device is activated. That means, if your device says only “slide for emergency” you cannot use this jailbreak until you insert a valid sim card and activate the device. After that, you can jailbreak. Therefore, there will be no unlocking on Spirit. For those running 3.1.2 that wish to update to 3.1.3 and use Spirit, you cannot do so if you require an unlock. It is also unclear if a 3.1.2 version will be released to simply untether those of you that are on 3.1.2 (spirit currently requires a stock unjailbroken device to work). Spirit is real and it works very well. The current version is command line and a GUI is being written for it for both Windows and OSX.

Spirit, while originally found and done by Comex alone, is being made into a product using the cooperation of many teams (iphone dev team, chronic dev team, as well as Comex).  As we should all understand, getting a jailbreak from exploit to usable tool is quite a bit of work. Especially on a new device like iPad where many tools have to be rewritten or updated (like Cydia).

LimeRa1n - This is what Geohot is calling his jailbreak. Originally it was going to be released for iPad first, but instead Geohot got busy and is holding it for 4.0 (possibly to be completed by Chronic dev team). There may be an unlock planned by Geohot after 4.0 is released but its not clear yet. This jailbreak will not require an activated device and works differently than Spirit in that sense. In addition, there is a tethered and non-tethered version of this. It is not totally clear yet, but it may be possible to stretch this into two jailbreaks, one tethered and one not.

Greenpois0n - This uses the same exploit that Geohot found and was being worked on by posixninja of the Chronic Dev Team. Greenpois0n is more of a toolset that can be used to find other jailbreaks, firmware decryption keys, and may be useful in the future. When it will be released is also unclear.

How does this affect you?

Here will be your options when Spirit is released shortly:

1) You are on iPhone 3gs and are a subscriber to a contract carrier like AT&T. You will be able to update to 3.1.3 and jailbreak your device non-tethered.

2) You are on iPhone pre-3gs – you can update to 3.1.3 and jailbreak today with redsn0w.

3) You have a device that is not an iPhone (its an ipod touch any generation or an ipad) – you can update to 3.1.3 and use Spirit to jailbreak.

4) You have an iPhone unlocked and on 3.1.2 tethered. You will have to wait. Spirit will probably not work for you. If you update to 3.1.3, your baseband will be updated and you will not be able to unlock again.

5) You are on 3.1.2 and happy. Just install “3.1.3 firmware app”, click “3.1.3″ then “reboot” and you are as good as anyone that restored to 3.1.3 and jailbroke. Everything in appstore that requires 3.1.3 will work now.

In any case, you guys will want to keep your shsh stored in Cydia. 3.1.3 shsh’s will become valuable soon.

BigBoss Authors: Mark Bruce & Kory Lee

56 Responses to “Upcoming Jailbreak for iPad and 3.1.3”

  1. jkl Says:

    Thanks much for the update.

  2. John® Says:

    Thank you so much for the update!

  3. Vorb Says:

    Does it unteather a 3rd generation iPod touch

  4. ffs Says:

    not good at reading are we not ?

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Cant get any information more than we got already:P
    We want to know WHEN we can jailbreak.
    So far, anybody can’t tell WHEN we can do it.
    I know nobody can…

  6. A-K Says:

    Hello and not be tired
    Thanks to information
    But that was good when relase date?!!!!

  7. Mohammad Saed Says:

    Hello every body,
    that’s graeat but all we need is unlock our iPhones baseband 05.12.01

  8. Gonna Says:

    How about a Iphone 3Gs with updated to ver 3.1.3 with baseband 05.12.01 and unlock by contract carrier like AT&T? can it be jailbreak?

  9. what a waste Says:

    Releasing these now is completely nuts. iPhone OS 4 is out in ~4 weeks. Why not just wait for OS 4 and save these exploits for a real release???

  10. Mark Says:

    This should be fixed:

    “or an ipad) – you can update to 3.1.3 and use Spirit to jailbreak.”

    Why would someone with an iPad and 3.2 “update” to 3.1.3?

  11. Bubba Says:

    Totally agree. Let the iPads wait a month to ensure we can JB 4.0 on new hw. Geez.

  12. Sed8ed Says:

    Anyone notice a distinct silence when “Gonna” asked: “How about a Iphone 3Gs updated to ver 3.1.3 with baseband 05.12.01 and unlock by contract carrier like AT&T? can it be jailbreak?”


    Whats the point of all these new Jailbreaks. If you cant unlock or JB a 3GS already on 3.1.3 with baseband 5.12 whats the point? There are so many of these new 3GS MC models in the wild…..yet they are totally un-jailbreakable. Are they the minority now. F@rk the iPad……what a piece of shit!. Free the 3GS MC model FFS!. All these Devs holding back. Steve will always be looking to reign back control…releasing now or after 4.0 is of no consequence at all. There will always be new challenges. This will never end…

    APPLE will never stop patching…..NEVER!!

    Jobs is a freak and loves the control. Waiting will not stop them patching exploits.

  13. Pico Vanbeveren Says:

    Thanks for updating us BB.


  14. timothyvanwing Says:

    Thanks man, this really helped me out.

  15. Poseidon79 Says:

    3) You have a device that is not an iPhone (its an ipod touch any generation or an ipad) – you can update to 3.1.3 and use Spirit to jailbreak.

  16. Poseidon79 Says:

    You act like the entire point of the jailbreak community is to ultimately provide a carrier unlock. That’s not the case. The first priority is always to “free” our devices from Apple’s control.

    You need to stop being so narrow minded and realize the ONLY reason baseband 5.12.01 was pushed was to patch the blackra1n hole and bait the Devs to burn yet another valuable baseband exploit before 4.0 is released. Unlock exploits are a lot harder to come by than jailbreak exploits! Spirit will free the new 3GS MC model!! Jailbroken = free! When 4.0 is released in June not only will it be free.. but it will be quickly unlocked because the Devs didn’t WASTE their time on 5.12.01.

  17. Poseidon79 Says:

    Read dude! There is already another exploit lined up to jailbreak 4.0 when it comes out by geohot.

  18. Poseidon79 Says:

    First of all AT&T doesn’t do carrier unlocks so your point is very confusing. Ultimately ANY device on 3.1.3 will be able to use the Spirit jailbreak.

  19. Poseidon79 Says:

    Never going to happen. Sell your phone and buy one that hasn’t been updated. This is your ONLY option until 4.0 comes out which has already updated the baseband again.

  20. Roberoo Says:

    Thanks for the update bb

  21. Playa Says:

    It needs to come out already I been waiting for months now I hate my phone not being jailbroken

  22. Jeret Says:

    Where can the 3.1.3 firmware app be found?

  23. Jared Says:

    Way to keep everyone informed. thanks!

  24. Anonymous Says:

    Food stuff. It clarifies the situation on the jailbreak front. Will keep watching this space.

  25. be Says:

    Great info man!

  26. john Says:

    hi guys how about iphone 3gs new boot rom 3.1.3 ?????

  27. Anonymous Says:

    Just watch in another month this sites gonna say,” guys just wait we are about to release it.” then the followin month and so on. Fuck u people

  28. sami Says:

    fuck u cuz u r not being grateful….

  29. Evo Says:

    Great job

  30. Poseidon79 Says:

    You’re not too big on reading are you… *face palm*

  31. franco0404 Says:

    good very good

  32. :O Says:

    What the fuck was the point in saying that.

  33. Anonymous Says:

    Appreciative of what. I see nothin just words. Give me results then we’ll start the appreciation bitch

  34. Johnny Ramone Says:

    Hey stop fucking complaining! Spirit will be great!!

    Fucking clowns

  35. Ninja Says:

    Sounds like we got to wait 30 days more for iPad to be rls in Europe too. Then it’s worldwide which I imagine the jb tool goes public

  36. Dr.Nose Says:

    I don’t know what r these people bitching about having to wait and rushing things out, who needs 3.1.3 JB, 2 major kind of poeple trigger happy ass holes who updated without thinking of the concequences and those who bought new phones knowing that there’s no JB for them so they should shot the fuck up and stop complaining and be greatdull that someone is trying to solve thier problems, the minority ike the unlucky with busted iPhones that got replaced through apple so they should blame it on their luck and don’t rush the debs to anything that would help them but affects the whole JB seen, that’s how I see it so excuse my brutality but I’m fed up with this situation

  37. LSUFAN861 Says:

    Hey Dr Nose! I didn’t want to update to 3.1.3 but I had no choice and Im sure it’s happened to others. My iPhone just stopped working one day and wouldn’t do anything so I had to restore and was forced to get the update. Think before you write Dr Nose.

  38. Anonymous Says:

    How about MC model of iPod touch 2g…is it work with with redsn0w, spirit or blackra1n

  39. MLn77@Bali Says:

    How about MC model of iPod touch 2g…is it work with with redsn0w, spirit or blackra1n

  40. MLn77@Bali Says:

    I have iPod touch 2g MC model with OS 3.1.3,,please help me how to jailbreaks, so many tools (redsn0w,blackra1n n others) already tested but can’t resolved my problem, my iPod still unjailbreak

    please let me know, what I have to do make it work?

    Thx my brother

  41. Anonymous Says:

    straight up

  42. Anonymous Says:

    LSUFAN has a good point. Mine died then sent to apple and of course they sent me back 3.1.3. I’ve been waiting months now. Try to put urself in our shoes dr bitch. U people make me sick. I’m sick of bein told it’s around the corner, then BAM it’s 3 months later and shit to show

  43. Dr.Nose Says:

    I know and I wrote about the unlucky ones like u but tough luck that’s u and fewe other while u couldve restored to 3.1.2 instead of 3.1.3 if u searshed for it on the web u wouldve found it and if u have a 3gs u should have saved yr shsh and restored to it the dev team and BB have been urging 3gs owners to do so forever so it’s part yr fault my freind so wait a little and be patient better than releasing the JB and losing it after a couple of monthes to os 4 with all of it’s new features

  44. Roland Says:

    Guys, you might wana see comex twitter now for links..I just jailbroken my stock iPhone 3.1.3 using Spirit..

  45. depmi Says:

    Some people just cant comprehend what they are reading. or can’t follow instructions. Sorry for those few who updated their iphones to new fware.
    All you have to do now is Be patient and read the instructions carefully before updating..

  46. badillo34 Says:

    hello is not working on vista any help plz

  47. Evo Says:

    Limera1n.com for os 4.0 just happy.

  48. 5sleed Says:


  49. Anonymous Says:

    Wat the fuge

  50. soso Says:

    I want the program cydai for iPod touch 3.1.3. And also I want the program installer ipod touch

    Please sending me this e-mail


    thank you ^__^

  51. Beaudean Says:

    Typicaly you left your name out so people can’t associate you with your moronic post. IDIOT

  52. Beaudean Says:

    Your the bitch whining because the whole J/B community doesn’t want to comply with your wishes. I hope you eventually get impatient and end up with a phone that needs restoring to 3.1.3 via apple. HA – see ya later bitch

  53. Beaudean Says:

    You must jailbreak your device to get cydia or the installer you want. Use spirit to Jailbreak, then use cydia to install appsync and afc2add for starters or you will not be able to sync any apps you download with what ever installer program you use.

  54. Deathbomb Says:

    I was jb but on 4.0 now and lost it. Waiting for limera1n

  55. rockne1865 Says:

    First I’d like to THANK the code writers for their time and hard work!
    Next I would like to address those of you that are less then grateful, I know that some of you are frustrated because your phones don’t work but that is no reason to be hating! If you want to hate someone Hate Jobs.
    PS we should all get together and sue apple for monopolistic practices!!!!

  56. yo Says:

    what is the time for reseve the acceptation of the jailbreak on the ipod ??????!!!!!!!! thanks:)

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