Redsn0w jailbreaks the latest release of iOS 4.3.5 soon after Apple released the update.
Within minutes of Apple’s release of iOS 4.3.5 for iPods, iPads and iPhones, a tethered jailbreak was achieved via Redsn0w. Though not as painless as the PDF exploit used by the jailbreakme.com website for iOS 4.3.3, today’s method is still a walk in the park compared to the early days. There’s only one catch — the iPad 2 is not included in the list of supported devices.
Until Apple deploys over-the-air (OTA) updates with iOS 5, expect smooth sailing for the jailbreaking community. By using either Redsn0w 0.9.8b4 for Windows or Mac, anyone with an original iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod touch can jailbreak their device with this simple guide by Redmond Pie.
So what about iPad 2 owners? Well, if you’re still using iOS 4.3.3 then jailbreakme.com is the way to go. Otherwise you’ll need to hang tight for iOS 5 to launch in September since there’s no way to downgrade the baseband of the second-gen slate.