Download the Spirit Jailbreak here http://spiritjb.com/ run and presto, your iPad is JailBroken.
First problem, the MobileTerminal app in Cydia crashes. Good workaround: I already had the iSSH app installed from App Store. I think it was $10. I installed openSSH on my iPad from Cydia, then created a configuration in iSSH for localhost at 127.0.0.1. Now I can use iSSH as a Terminal, using username root and password alpine (first login). Works. I can also SSH to my iPad when my laptop and iPad are on the same WiFi network.
If you do this, make sure to change the default root password from alpine to something else. Don’t want some random person to break into your iPad when you’re on a public network. Also change the password for the “mobile” user:
Dave-Laptops-iPad:~ root# passwd Changing password for root. New password: Retype new password: Dave-Laptops-iPad:~ root# passwd mobile Changing password for mobile. New password: Retype new password: