It was inevitable. Since the day the iPad was released to the market, many iPad owners have been looking for a way to jailbreak their device and take advantage of the apps that they have been on their jailbroken iPhones. “Spirit” is the software solution which has been released to help iPhone and iPad owners set their devices free. The code was released by a member of the Dev Team Group (“comex”) which specializes in jailbreaking iPhones.
The software is available for both Windows and Mac. It can jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.1, 3.1.2, and 3.2. One the installation is complete, Cydia will be installed on iPhone/iPad. That makes it possible to take advantage of those apps that are not approved by Apple. Running apps in background is a plus too!
Here is what this release is all about according to the team behind it:
- Spirit is an untethered jailbreak for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch on the latest firmwares.
- Spirit is not a carrier unlock.
- If you currently are using a tethered jailbreak, you have to restore to use Spirit. Do not upgrade if you use an unlock on an iPhone 3G or 3GS.
Should you jailbreak your iPad? It depends. Going around Apple to get more out of an iPad or iPhone is not for everyone. Apple is on a crusade to stop hackers for jailbreaking its devices. On the positive side, there are plenty of Cydia applications that one can take advantage of to get more out of iPad or iPhone. If you can accept the risks and don’t mind staying on the top of jailbreak releases, you will do fine. Otherwise, you may want to stick with what Apple offers.
Do you plan to jailbreak your iPad?