Posts Tagged ‘iPad 2’

iPad 2 Runs WebOS Twice as fast as HP TouchPad

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, iPad, News

Hewlett-Packard engineers hacked iPad 2 to install webOS only to find out Apple’s hardware runs their mobile operating system more than twice as fast compared to their own TouchPad hardware, according to The Next Web:

The hardware reportedly stopped the team from innovating beyond certain points because it was slow and imposed constraints, which was highlighted when webOS was loaded on to Apple’s iPad device and found to run the platform significantly faster than the device for which it was originally developed.

It should be pointed out that webOS  runs on single core Qualcomm ARM chips while iPad 2 runs on dual core Samsung silicon.

With a focus on web technologies, webOS could be deployed in the iPad’s Mobile Safari browser as a web-app; this produced similar results, with it running many times faster in the browser than it did on the TouchPad.

TNW also details how the news went down within HP.

Almost everyone at HP found out about the death of the TouchPad and Pre hardware as the public did, in the press release. Only the top executives knew anything about this decision and even senior staff as high as Ari Jaaksi, the Vice President of webOS software, didn’t know about the shuttering of hardware before it happened.

After the press release came out, there was a company wide meeting filled with a bunch of ‘corporate speak’, in which staff were told that they were going to be in limbo for 3-4 weeks.

Jailbreak iPad 2 with iOS 4.3.3 by Creating a Local Web Server

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Cydia, Download, Featured, Hack, How To, iPad, Jailbreak, Tutorials

Want to jailbreak your iPad 2 running iOS 4.3.3? As you cannot wait for JailbreakMe 3.0 to be released? You can jailbreak your iPad 2 right now running iOS 4.3, iOS 4.3.1, iOS 4.3.2 and iOS 4.3.3 by creating your own local web server. No, it doesn’t have the ease or beauty of the expected JailbreakMe 3.0 release, and it’s not as simple as clicking on someone else’s hosted PDF files, but it works and it’s pretty fast thanks to python and thanks to OSXDaily for providing this method:

Warning: this is using the same experimental leaked beta iPad 2 jailbreak, there could be bugs and other issues with this method. This is not recommended for novice users, and it is advised to wait for comex to release his official jailbreak for iPad 2. Always backup your data, and proceed at your own risk.

Please if you don’t know what is going on below then do NOT try it.

Its better to wait for the official release of JailbreakMe 3.0 as it seems imminent.

Here’s what you need to do:
  • Create a simple index.html file that holds links to the leaked jailbreakme beta PDF’s that correspond to your iOS version
  • Download the jailbreak PDF files from here
  • Create a local webserver on a Mac (or linux machine)
  • Access that webserver from the iPad 2

After you’ve downloaded the PDF rar file and created a simple ‘index.html’ file linking to the corresponding iOS device and version you want to jailbreak, use python to create an instant web server by entering the following command in the Terminal:

python -m SimpleHTTPServer
That will automatically publish whatever is labeled as index.html in the directory it is launched from. Now all you need to do is pull up your Mac’s (or linux box) IP address from Safari on the iPad 2 and click on the PDF file you embedded, it will look something like this:

The jailbreak then proceeds to close Safari, and a Cydia icon will appear on the iPad homescreen. Once the Cydia icon disappears, reboot your iPad 2 to enjoy the jailbreak. Remember, this is a beta version of jailbreakme, and could come with various bugs or have unexpected results.

This is based on the guide from Ryan Vanniekerk’s posted on his posterous page as he grabbed those PDF files from Comex’s server and put up a very lengthy and complete how-to guide on his personal blog which you can find here. The main difference is that instead of going through Mac OS X System Preferences to setup web sharing, this uses python for an instant web server. It’s faster, less configuration, all around easier, and it works, try it yourself.

JailbreakMe 3.0 For iPad 2 Jailbreak Might Be Released Today

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Cydia, Featured, Gadgets, iPad, iPhone, Jailbreak, News, Rants & Raves, Rumors

It turns out we will have un-ended stories regarding the upcoming iPad 2 Jailbreak. An email image spotted showing a conversation between Comex and MultiMediaWill, the one who previously leaked the iPad 2 jailbreak files.

MultiMediaWill email to Comex:

I don’t know if you got my tweets but I am truly sorry for the leak and If I knew it would turn out like this I wouldn’t have leaked it. I was so happy when I got the PDF and it actually worked that I felt I need to show everyone. Dumb decision, I know, but I removed all my videos and deleted the website. Anyways, the beta is really buggy like you said and really annoying sometimes. I hope you are able to release the JB to everyone soon. Thanks.

Comex reply to MultiMediaWill :

No, I didn’t see your tweets (I think they were deleted?) But if no more issues come up, it should be ready by tomorrow.

Although we are taking this with a pinch of salt, Comex might, in fact, be releasing the new iPad 2 jailbreak to the public within two days.

Update: is now showing the Apple sticky note “We’ll be back soon”, suggesting the leak we received was true. Expect a release of the iPad 2 jailbreak today. (July 5th)

The Real Story Behind The iPad 2 Jailbreak Leak

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Featured, Hack, iPad, Jailbreak, News

Most of you know by now that Comex’s long-awaited iPad 2 jailbreak was leaked. As the hacker was putting the finishing touches on JailbreakMe 3.0, the PDF exploit was leaked to the world. Someone publicly posted the new JailbreakMe files, and the links spread around the web like wildfire.

The original dramatic story heard was that a trusted beta tester leaked the files. That would have meant Comex was betrayed by someone he trusted, adding insult to injury. but according to iDB this is not what actually happened. Here’s the real story behind the iPad 2 jailbreak leak…

20 year-old Ryan Lobbins is a computer science major from Arizona. Lobbins took to his blog yesterday to clear the air regarding his part in the leak of Comex’s exploit.

“Am I responsible for the leak? Indirectly, yes. Did I leak it intentionally? Not really, I only intended for 1 or 2 people to try the files to see if they worked. The person who leaked it was Will Sayer, and him only. He released the files, sent off the info to news sites not me.”

As it turns out, Lobbins isn’t a beta tester and never said that he was. The entire story seems to have been cooked up by the same person who posted the original links to the unfinished jailbreak.

“I was playing Star Craft with some friends reading Comex’s Twitter updates like every other person waiting for the jailbreak. This is when I had a crazy idea just to search a site he posted in a previous tweet.”

During his search, Lobbins came across Comex’s bannerbomb exploit for the Nintendo Wii which led him to believe this was Comex’s site. As he continued to pour through the directories, he came across a folder named saffron that grabbed his attention. Low and behold, it was Comex’s new JailbreakMe.

“So what would you do if you stumbled on a website that had all the data for the jailbreak people have been waiting months for? At first I wasn’t sure what to do, let alone believe I found the files. The only true indication that I found them was all the pdf files, deb files named after different iOS devices, and a php file.”

When Lobbins went to try the jailbreak on his iPad, it didn’t work. So the computer science major made copies of the files to try on other devices. He then uploaded the files to his personal site before going on vacation.

The night of July 1st, while on holiday, Ryan’s curiosity got the better of him. Here he had Comex’s new jailbreak software, which didn’t work on his iPad. He wondered if it worked at all. He got in touch with someone he had met through an iDevice forum named MultimediaWill, and sent him a link to one of the uploaded PDF files.

To his surprise, it worked. It quickly did jailbreak his iPad and installed the all-too-familiar Cydia icon. According to Lobbins, Will swore up and down he wouldn’t leak the files. But judging by the mayhem that ensued yesterday morning, he was lying.

So there you have it, that’s how the infamous iPad 2 jailbreak leak unfolded. By now, most of the links to the leaked files have been removed, and the community is still holding vigilant for the real iPad 2 jailbreak.

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