Twenty-four hours after the iPad’s release a hacker claims to have gained root access and jailbroken the device. The video to the right shows you how he did it.

According to MobileBeat: “A well-known hacker of the iPhone, who previously defeated Apple’s restrictions on developers, has claimed in a video to have hacked the iPad. Just a day after release, the hacker, who goes by “MuscleNerd” online, said that he has gained root access to the iPad, a process known as ‘jailbreaking.’”

So the cat and mouse game begins. We saw this repeatedly when the iPhone was released. Hackers would jailbreak it, Apple would release a firmware update that bricked jailbroken phones, rinse and repeat.

Let’s see how far this one goes.