Exciting news for the jailbreak community today. Over the weekend, we saw the iPad released and then jailbroken within a 24 hour period. Today, we get the news that Cydia has been ported to the iPad, and is up and running!.
The iPad has been jailbroken with the new “Spirit” jailbreak, developed by @comex. The jailbreak is a good first step, but having Cydia running on the iPad will make it a lot easier to install 3rd party, non-App Store packages on the iPad. Next in line will probably be Winterboard, to allow full customization of the UI.
Here’s our first sneak paek at Cydia on the iPad. This was posted on Twitter by Cdevwill. Apparently, he will have video and better pics up soon. We’ll update this post, as we learn more.
They is still no release date for the Spirit jailbreak, and depending on what happens this Thursday, with the iPhone OS 4.0 event, we may not see it until the summer. That will be up to the Devs, if they what to make this exploit public, or not. If they release now, there may not ever be a jailbreak for 4.0. We’ll have to wait and see.
UPDATE: Here’s another image of Cydia on the iPad. In this picture, you can see the Cydia icon on the home screen:
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