The upcoming limera1n jailbreak should be able to jailbreak the iPad as well as all iPhone devices
Geohot – George Hotz – has been one of the leading iPhone jailbreakers and unlockers since the very early days of the original iPhone. His most recent jailbreak apps have been super-fast, one-click sort of solutions, and they have used rain as the naming theme. We’ve had purplera1n, blackra1n, and now rumors are heating up that we’ll see his latest and greatest – limera1n – in the next few days.
Though Geohot has not made any announcements yet on what exactly limera1n will do, it is rumored to be a jailbreak for just about any iPhone OS device, running any OS version. Here’s what our friend Sebastien at iPhoneDowloadBlog has to say on this, for example:
The questions on everybody’s lips is now when will GeoHot release LimeRa1n and what device will it allow to jailbreak? LimeRa1n should be available in the next few days and it should work on all devices, including the iPhone and iPod Touch 3.1.3, as well as the iPad.
In the last few weeks, Geohot has given us evidence of an iPad jailbreak via photos and video – and now it is looking like we will see this jailbreak very soon.
Geohot has not given, and will not be giving, a release date for limera1n – so we’ll all just to have to keep our eyes on the usual places to see when it emerges.
It will be very exciting to see a jailbreak for the iPad, though I’m not sure at all yet whether I’ll go for doing it. I’ve jailbroken all three of my iPhones, and kept them that way more often than stock, but the iPad is performing so spectacularly well for me that I’m not very keen to mess with it at all.
I’ll be watching closely to see what jailbreak apps get adapted for iPad, and will have a tough decision on whether to try out jailbreaking it. Wonder how long I’ll hold out.
What about you all? Planning to jailbreak your iPad?