iPad 2 Jailbreak Help
So far devices with Apple’s A5 chip have proven to be more difficult to jailbreak than previous iOS devices. To date the only one way to jailbreak an iPad 2 is with JailbreakMe but it will only work for the iPad 2 if you have iOS 4.3.3.
If your iPad 2 was jailbroken there is a chance you can downgrade your iOS software back to 4.3.3 and use JailbreakMe to install Cydia.
In order for you to downgrade from iOS 5 or 5.0.1 to iOS 4.3.3 you will need to have saved your SHSH blobs while you were at iOS 4.3.3. If you didn’t there’s a chance Cydia saved them for you if you installed the jailbreak while your iPad 2 was at iOS 4.3.3.
SHSH Blobs Explained
SHSH blobs are a unique key for your device that Apple checks in their ‘signing’ process. Once you upgrade your version of iOS Apple doesn’t allow people to downgrade. Apple checks this long key made up of numbers and letters (SHSH blobs) before you restore in iTunes and uses it to prevent people from downgrading software.
Personally, I think users should be allowed to downgrade if they would like to. For example, there were many people wanting to downgrade after installing iOS 5 due to bugs, battery draining issues and other complaints but without saving SHSH blobs it’s simply not possible.
This is why I recommend people to save their SHSH blobs wether they plan on jailbreaking their device or not.
How to Get Your SHSH Blobs From Cydia
If you have used Cydia on your iPad 2 there’s a good chance they saved them automatically for you. You will need to download a program call TinyUmbrella to retrieve SHSH blobs from Cydia. Here is a tutorial that explains how to save and retrieve your SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella.
We will let you know when another jailbreak becomes available for the iPad 2 and other iOS devices.