FairPlay DRM protection on iBooks has finally been cracked. According to a forum post on MobileRead, popular DRM-removal tool Requiem 3.3 essentially “unlock” DRM-protected iBooks and make them compatible on other devices that recognize the ePub format. Requiem 3.3 is the latest version of the DRM removal tool by Brahms and works with OS X 10.7 and iTunes 10.5.3.
Apple’s Fair Play Digital Rights Management (DRM) software has always blocked users to read the content on devices not purchased from the iBookstore for their iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. Prior version of Requiem was able to remove only the DRM restrictions from music and videos purchased from the iTunes Store. But version 3.3 of Requiem tool cracks FairPlay DRM protection on iBooks too. It is the first version of Requiem that decrypts e-book and removes the DRM from iBooks. Once decrypted, iBooks e-books can be read on other e-readers (such as Amazon’s Kindle Fire or Barnes & Noble Nook), in addition to Apple’s iOS devices. I haven’t tested personally (yet!) but I trust Brahms when he says it works.
If you want to remove the iBooks DRM, you better act fast. We expect that following the availability of invasive software, Apple will release an update to iTunes quickly to counteract the programs’ exploits. Earlier, Requiem has been targeted by Apple to stop removing DRM protection of music and movies available from the iTunes Music Store. TheCupertino based company even sent a cease-and-desist letter to forums posting details on how to crack DRM-protected content using the Requiem software.
In order to Crack Apple’s iBooks DRM, search the Requiem in Google and Download Requiem 3.3 on your windows or Mac (follow @JAlLBREAKS and ask for a direct link). As soon as you launch the tool, it will search your DRM protected content. Once you are sure, follow the on-screen instructions.