Geohot Jailbreaks Apple iPad With Blackra1n

Just a few short days ago, iPhone Dev-Team member MuscleNerd demonstrated an initial porting of the Spirit jailbreak by @comex to the iPad. Now George Hotz (aka Geohot) is working on his blackra1n software to jailbreak the iPad.

Apple iPad Jailbroken blackra1n

Seen in the blog photo are blackra1n and Cydia icons (as some have pointed out, probably just a mockup) on Gehot's iPad screen. Proving that he's making progress, Geohot posted keys for the iPad 3.2 firmware and bootrom on his blog with a one-line comment reading, "This is more exciting than a lot of you realize." Only a day later he revealed that "verbose iPads look cool" and tweeted the picture below.

Apple iPad Jailbroken blackra1n

The iPad normally won't describe in textual detail everything it's doing after you turn the machine on and it starts to boot up. When and if blackra1n is released, users who choose to jailbreak their iPads will be capable of running a variety of hacks and software independent of Apple's oversight.

Apple has not made any official comment on the matter of an iPad jailbreak. Also no word yet from Geohot on a public release date for blackra1n.

Examples of fun, illicit things to do with a jailbroken iPad are already appearing online. ZodTTD's Nintendo 64 Emulator app, N64iPhone, is shown here running on a jailbroken iPad. Retro gaming emulators will be much easier to play on a larger screen.

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That is a poor Photoshop job, sheesh. You can clearly see the Cydia icon had been added on top. Really guys?

That is a poor Photoshop job, sheesh. You can clearly see the Cydia icon had been added on top.

Really guys?

Poor poor show.

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You're a dumbass.

You're a dumbass.

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Yeah, the reflections are all wrong. Definitely photoshopped.

Yeah, the reflections are all wrong. Definitely photoshopped.

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no this is real they have a blacckra1n rec ipad software and can actually work i have seen it so this is real.

no this is real they have a blacckra1n rec ipad software and can actually work i have seen it so this is real.

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u r a dumbass do u even know who geohot is

u r a dumbass do u even know who geohot is

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You're an idiot. Do you realize this guy has no reason to lie? Heck his buddy already did it before he did, this

You're an idiot. Do you realize this guy has no reason to lie? Heck his buddy already did it before he did, this was just a hey check this thing out kinda post. You clearly have no understanding of the hacker community. If Geohot did something like photoshop some bullshit together, he'd be crucified by all of his friends. He simply wouldn't do it.

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Engadget reported this too! Not sure if geohot is quite there yet.......... http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/1

Engadget reported this too! Not sure if geohot is quite there yet..........

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/10/ipad-jailbreak-thanks-geohot/

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this is a shoop i can tell by the pixels and i have seen allot of shoops in my time

this is a shoop i can tell by the pixels and i have seen allot of shoops in my time

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what the hell is with ppl n photoshop here it's real

what the hell is with ppl n photoshop here it's real

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its real even my iPad has Cydia & it looks exactly the same

its real even my iPad has Cydia & it looks exactly the same