Apple's trait to patch security holes is being considered before releasing jailbreak tool
The iPhone Dev Team has announced that it will delay the arrival of Spirit - the jailbreak tool for iPad and new iPhone 3GS as well as iPod Touch 3G. No specific time was promised about arrival of Spirit jailbreak tool for iPhone OS 3.1.3 and iPad OS 3.2 versions.
Earlier this month, the iPhone Dev Team had showed early jailbreak to the iPad and said that the jailbreak tool would be called Spirit. This jailbreak is mostly for the new devices - iPad, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G that have new hardware. A user named Comex had found a hack in iPad within 24 hours of its availability. Comex had promised to release Spirit as soon as the iPad 3G+Wi-Fi version is made available today i.e. April 30.
Here are few pointers about Spirit Jailbreak tool:
Spirit is an untethered jailbreak. This means you won't have to jailbreak iPad whenever it needs reboot or runs out of battery and dies.
Spirit works on all devices. (However, the redsn0w and PwnageTool flows will continue to work on those devices they've always worked on)
Spirit does not include a carrier unlock. (Please don't bug @comex about that)
Spirit requires your device to be activated or hacktivated.
Those who wish to jailbreak their devices need to take out SHSH blogs using Firmware Umbrella tool.
Back in March, security researchers had found an SMS based flaw in iPhone OS that could make the phone vulnerable in 20 seconds. But last year, Apple had patched the iPhone SMS Security Hole with software update after the flaw was reported. Keeping Apple's behavior to patch security holes in mind, Comex has delayed his jailbreak tool release. It's quite possible that Apple releases a software update during or after Worldwide Developers Conference starting June 7.