My oh my, it's been a huge week for iPhone and iPad jailbreaking, hasn't it?
On Monday, word came down from the Library of Congress that Jailbreaking your iPhone (or any mobile handset) for the purpose of providing a carrier unlock or to purchase software from any App Store you darn well please has become 100% no grey-area legal. Today, those inclined to tinker with their iPhones and iPads were provided with another gift: a browser-based hack that will jailbreak just about any hardware rocking iOS.
According to Gizmodo, Jailbreakme 2.0 enables anyone running an Apple device loaded up with iOS 3.2.1, 4.0 or 4.0.1 to jailbreak their handset or tablet. The Jailbreaking process for this one is as simple as it gets: direct your browser to the project's website and follow the instructions you find there.
Yes: It's that simple.
A word to the wise: As the jailbreak will work on anything from an iPhone 3G right up to and including the iPhone 4 and iPad, there's a lot of demand on the Jailbreakme server's right now. Getting through to run the jailbreak could take you some time--if you're patient, however, you will be rewarded with a jailbroken piece of hardware and access to the Cydia store and all the unauthorized treasures it holds.
As always, jailbreak at your own risk! There is always the chance that you'll brick your device and you'll definitely void your warranty.