Join us at TNW Conference 2022 for insights into the future of tech →

The heart of tech

This article was published on April 10, 2010

The iPad Is Jailbroken, Blackra1n Simply Too Hotz

The iPad Is Jailbroken, Blackra1n Simply Too Hotz
Matt Brian
Story by

Matt Brian

Matt is the former News Editor for The Next Web. You can follow him on Twitter, subscribe to his updates on Facebook and catch up with him Matt is the former News Editor for The Next Web. You can follow him on Twitter, subscribe to his updates on Facebook and catch up with him on Google+.

The latest blog post from George Hotz (Geohot) contained no words, simply a title and an image.

When you look at the post, you will see why it needs no explanation, especially if you have experience with the Blackra1n jailbreaking software and the Cydia software repository.

If the screenshot is legitimate and the iPad has been jailbroken, those erring on the side of caution when deciding to buy an iPad may start to look at the tablet in a whole new light. Unauthorised applications on other jailbroken Apple devices have added much needed functionality to the closed environment that is the iPhone OS.

Currently there are no official downloads of the Blackra1n jailbreaking software but it surely can’t be long until it’s released.