According to a Youtube video, the jailbreakers have been able to send messages using the SMS protocol from the iPad 3G.
The 3G iPad uses SIM cards to provide 3G services, which is what the dev team has leveraged for this hack. The iPhone Dev Team for now has demonstrated sending SMS messages using the command line utility in OS X called, Terminal.
The hack is more of a Proof of Concept and we can expect a user-friendly interface. Video:
It has been only few days since the iPad was released, but it looks like Steve Jobs and company cannot ensure that the next generation device would be safe from jailbreakers for long.
A new jailbreak for the iPhone called "Spirit" has been ported to jailbreak iPhone OS 3.2 which runs the iPad, the confirmation was tweeted by a iPhone Dev @MuscleNerd. Spirit is a unique jailbreaking technique as it does not require users to download any app.
With the port of the iPhone jailbreak for iPad, users would be able to get rid of restrictions that Apple has placed on the iPad. Considering that iPad does not have any USB connectors, this jailbreak would certainly be helpful since there is no requirement to download anything to your PC or Mac to run the jailbreak.
Spirit might be released in the next few days or weeks, but this announcement will definitely bring a lot of cheer to people who wanted to purchase the iPad but have been waiting for a confirmed jailbreak to make it’s way to the market.
You can watch a video of the jailbreak in action on the iPad running iPhone OS 3.2 below.