Apple iPad Already Jailbroken

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After one day on the market, the Apple iPad has been jailbroken. That certainly didn't take long, did it? It was only a matter of time, sure, but this was speedy even by most jailbreaking standards.

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The break was completed by well-known iPhone Dev-Team member MuscleNerd, who revealed today that he was able to jailbreak the JesusPad after a mere 24 hours of tinkering (so, we can tinker with the iPad?)

According to him, the feat is a variation on "Spirit," the jailbreak used on iPhone OS 3.1.3. Like that jailbreak, this is a browser-based crack that grants root access and allows unsigned apps to run on the iPad (hence the speediness, no doubt). No word yet on a more user-friendly version of the hack (read: automated), but given the speed at which this initial feat was accomplished, it's can't be far behind. [MacNN]

DISCUSSION

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So if I jail-break my iPad, what will it allow me to do, other than get completely screwed when it wants to update via Apple. Not really intended to be sarcastic. Can I put flash on it now? What other cool apps can I put on it?