Apple iPad 2 Triple Boot iOS 5.1, 6.1.3 And 7.06: iOS Developer Winocm Demonstrates Process In New Video

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An Apple iPad 2 booting multiple versions of iOS

On Monday, March 24, iOS researcher and jailbreak developer, Winocm, released a new video demonstrating the ability to triple boot an iPad 2.

Previously, the jailbreak developer released a video demonstrating this capability by dual-booting an iPad 2 running Apple Inc.’s (Nasdaq:AAPL) iOS 5.1 and 6.1.3.

According to the description of the video posted by Winocm, the triple boot iPad 2 shown in the video is not using the Evasi0n 7 jailbreak which enabled many users of Apple iOS 7.0.6 and below to jailbreak their devices:

“Since some people can't tell the difference between say, iOS 5 and iOS 6 based on icons. Oh well. Hopefully the massively white iOS 7 UI will open your eyes. Oh yeah, no evasi0n7 either.” [sic]

 

 

Winocm hasn’t announced if or when this triple boot setup will see a public release. However, he did comment on the triple boot process in a Reddit thread, while also mentioning that he’s attempting to get it to work with an iPhone 4S as well.

“Actually, who knows. Bootstrap requires a jailbroken OS of some sort. Breaks a lot on my iPhone 4S for some reason, still figuring out why. (Tried both 5.0 and 7.0 to no avail, OS half boots.)” [sic]

While the triple boot process on the iPad 2 is impressive in itself, according to a tweet by Winocm, the process was done without the use of SHSH blobs, which are generally required to install old iOS software on devices such as the iPad 2, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.

 

 

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