Jul 4 2011
This is How JailbreakMe 3.0 iPad 2 Jailbreak Got Leaked [Full Story] [UPDATE: Email Chat b/w Comex and Will]
Hottest news on iPad 2 jailbreak was the leaking of beta version of JailbreakMe 3.0, infact that was a big set back for the jailbreaking community. Goncalo wrote a step by step guide on how to go about jailbreaking iPad 2 and how this leaked took place.
This all started late one night on the 27th of June. I was playing Star Craft with some friends reading Comex’s twitter updates like every other person waiting for the jailbreak. That is when I had a crazy idea just to search a site he posted in a previous tweet. That site was www.qoid.us , during my initial search, the main thing that came up was comex’s bannerbomb exploit for the wii. This lead me to believe even more that the site was his. The next thing I did was just do a search for directories on his site and that is when I stumbled upon it. I saw a folder called saffron that grabbed my attention, mainly because jbme 2.0 was star.
Lobbins posted on his blog that he never intended for the files to leak, as he is himself a developer and don’t like to leak out before owner release. Comex is working for a long time to get that for users.
So what would you do if you stumbled on a website that had all the data for the jailbreak people have been waiting months for? At first I wasn’t sure what to do, let alone believe I found the files. The only true indication that I found them was all the pdf files, deb files named after different iOS devices, and a php file. The last thing I wanted was to just send out all the files saying here they are. As someone who has worked on a project for years in the past I would hate for my work to leak out before my self or the team was ready. Comex had been working on this for almost a year.
Lobbins first tested files on 28th June, he started discussing those files which he got on a forum.
The first thing I did was the obvious, test the files. From comex’s tweets at the time I figured they were close to completion and wouldn’t completely brick my iPad. The next was I made a copy of the files for my own purpose of trying on other devices, not to leak them. I didn’t know if comex would have the files moved before I woke up the next day. Then as proof to my friends who had no reason to even want the jailbreak, but wanted to see it I uploaded them to this site. Worst mistake ever.
Lobbins sent a PM to few other forum members along with new Pics of jailbreakMe site. (His prompt action removed the url so it would not leak)
Now comes the next day, what would you do with the information you gained from decompiling and decompressing the files. You don’t want to leak them, but there has been no information on any updates. People are starting to doubt the jailbreak is even real. What I did was just spread information about the jailbreak, no pictures, no files, just me posting on forums what I know. Of course there were people calling me names saying I am a troll and other names. Next I sent off private messages to two people on the forums I was posting on. At that point after a few messages the only thing I sent was a picture. That was the first and only thing I sent. The picture was of the new jailbreakme website, with the url removed so the site didn’t get out. That was the end of it on June 28th.
He stood quiet for the next two days…
Lobbins stated on 1st July that he was so curious that he shared the files with a forum fellow member Will Sayer aka “MultiMediaWill” and the rest, now that’s history.
I went on vacation on the 30th and won’t be home until July 15th, but my curiosity started to get the better of me last night. I have these files that didn’t work on my iPad, but I wondered if they would work at all. I contacted another person on the forums who was multimediawill aka appreviewer will aka Will Sayer. He tried one of the pdf files and it jailbroke his iPad. I was surprised, he was surprised. He swore up and down he wouldn’t leak it, and I went to bed. That is when I woke up and saw my list of emails streaming in. Immediately the files were deleted, I felt stupid and horrible that my curiosity got the best of me and caused this. I never intended for it to get leaked out this big. In all I apologize to comex for my actions. I don’t want attention, and never wanted to spread his work like Will did. I was just curious, and this curiosity caused this.
MultiMediaWill tested the files and Jailbroke his iPad 2, and then he shot a video and Leaked Comex’s beta version predictable iPad 2 jailbreak. In his deleted Twitter account, he said that he “leaked it with hope that Comex will release the official jailbreak even faster.”
Earlier last day, MultiMediaWill deleted his twitter account and publicly apologized to comex for his actions, also he removed PDF files and YouTube video of iPad 2 jailbreak. But it was all too late because a lot of people already got the jailbreak.
I think it was not a good thing done by MutiMediaWill, comex after all he did weeks of hard work on the jailbreak, he must have been allowed to release or he must get credit for all his hard work.
What’s your thinking about this whole case???
Update: 1 – Comex sent an email to Will last night about that leak, here’s how it reads:
No, I didn’t see your tweets. (I think they were deleted?) But if no more issues come up, it should be ready by tomorrow.
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