It was just a couple of days ago that Apple released iOS 4.3.3 to the general public. The new version of iOS was mainly aimed at fixing the location tracking bug, and battery life improvements.
Thankfully, Apple did not patch the i01nic’s exploit used in iOS 4.3.x to jailbreak it. Now, the iPhone Dev. Team has updated ported over the exploit code to iOS 4.3.3, and incorporated it in their application – redsn0w.
This means, iDevice owners running iOS 4.3.3 can jailbreak it by using redsn0w. iOS 4.3.3 supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPad 2, Apple TV 2G and the iPod Touch 3G/4G. Except for the iPad 2, all other iDevices can be jailbroken using the latest version of redsn0w.
Pwnage Tool – Mac counterpart of redsn0w has also been updated by the iPhone Dev. team. Verizon iPhone 4 owners, running iOS 4.2.8 need to use the latest version of snowbreeze, to jailbreak their handset.
iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 owners who have unlocked their handset using ultrasn0w, are recommended to stay away from this jailbreak. By upgrading to iOS 4.3.3, they may loose their unlock.
Apple recently rolled out iOS 4.3.2 for the iPad 1/2, iPod Touch 3G/4G and the iPhone 4. The update was a minor one and was mainly aimed at fixing bugs, and improving the battery life.
Thankfully, Apple did not patch the exploit used by hackers to untether’ jailbreak iOS 4.3.1. Now, @i0n1c has made changes in his jailbreak code so as to make it compatible with iOS 4.3.2.
The iPhone Dev. Team has also released an updated version of redsn0w incorporating the code. This means iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G/4G and iPad 1 owners can now jailbreak their device running iOS 4.3.2.
There is some problem jailbreaking the iPhone 4 with this version of redsn0w, so users need to wait until the Dev. Team releases a fix for it. Until then, they can use redsn0w to tether’ jailbreak their iPhone 4.
iPhone 4 users who have unlocked their handset using Ultrasn0w are recommended to stay away from updating to iOS 4.3.2. They should wait until an updated version of the app supporting iOS 4.3.2 is released.
iDevice jailbreaks can download the latest version of redsn0w from here.
The iPhone Dev. Team has just released a new jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1, about which we reported a couple of days ago.
The new jailbreak is an untethered one, unlike the previous jailbreak released for iOS 4.3.1. The new jailbreak supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G/4G, Apple TV 2G and iPad 1 running on the latest version of iOS.
The jailbreak is also available for all Windows and Mac owners via Redsn0w or PwnageTool. Readers can download the application from here.
iPhone 4 owners, who have unlocked their handsets using Ultrasn0w, need to wait until an updated version of the app comes out. Right now, Ultrasn0w unlock is incompatible with iOS 4.3.1.
Sadly, iPad 2 owners need to wait for a jailbreak, until a boot rom level exploit is found for their device.
Incidentally, the first version of PwnageTool was released on this very day, three years ago!
MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team has just confirmed via Twitter that his team will soon be releasing an untethered jailbreak for all iTouch devices running iOS 4.3.1.
At the moment, the only jailbreak available for iOS 4.3.1 is a tethered jailbreak released by DjayB6. MuscleNerd also confirmed that the jailbreak is in its final stage, with the team busy in ironing out some bugs.
This new jailbreak will work for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G/4G, Apple TV 2G and the original iPad. However, like the DjayB6‘s tethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1, this new jailbreak method will also not support the iPad 2.
iPhone 4 owners who have unlocked their device via Ultrasn0w, are recommended not to update their iOS version and use this jailbreak. If they do so, their baseband version will be upgraded and they will lose their unlock.
The jailbreak is based on an exploit found by i0n1c, and will be available for both Windows and Mac users via Redsn0w and PwnageTool, respectively. Hopefully, the iPhone Dev Team will release the updated version of PwnageTool and sn0wbreeze within a week or so.
Apple released the iOS 4.3.1 a couple of days ago, to address battery life issues and graphical glitches with iPod Touch.
Now, within a day of its release, iOS 4.3.1 has been jailbroken by DjayB6. Sadly, the jailbreak is a tethered’ one at the moment. This means iTouch device owners will need to jailbreak their device, every time they reboot it.
As of now, the iOS 4.3.1 tethered’ jailbreak will only work for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G/4G, Apple TV 2G and iPad.
Owners of the latest generation Apple’s tablet, iPad 2, will have to wait for some more time before a jailbreak comes out for their device. Until then, they are recommended not to update their iOS version to 4.3.1.
Also, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 owners who have unlocked their handset using Ultrasn0w are recommended not to update to iOS 4.3.1. If they do so, their baseband version will be upgraded and they will lose the network unlock. The tethered’ jailbreak is only available for Mac OS X based PCs.
Hopefully, a Windows version will be released soon. The steps to jailbreak your iTouch device running iOS 4.3.1 can be found here.
Just a few days after the iPad 2 has been out, it has been successfully jailbroken by Comex, a developer team member of the jailbreaking community.
Comex posted images of a jailbroken iPad 2 running Cydia, however, no details are available as to when the jailbreak will be made available to public or whether this jailbreak can help users unlock their iPad 2 3G devices.
We are following updates on this and will update this post when more information becomes available. iPad 2 runs iOS 4.3, so you can also expect a jailbreak for other iOS devices like the iPhone and iPod Touch to be made available soon.
Apple is smart which is why it has been taking longer and longer to jailbreak the newer versions of iOS. However, the Dev team has been able to find a workaround to jailbreak and unlock. It’s more of a cat and mouse game between these two.
Since Apple cannot control the jailbreaks and unlocks Apple is taking that war to a new level by restricting access to apps on jailbroken devices. For example, recently they had crippled the iBooks apps for jailbroken devices and users who had jailbroken their iPhone were not able to access the books they had legitimately purchased.
Mind you, jailbreaking and unlocking your device is legal, but Apple can use software to restrict such devices. So what now? Well, Dev Team to the rescue again. The Dev Team, who work for free, just managed to overcome the iBooks issue with PwnageTool 4.2.
The fix was put in place by @comex and @pushfix who managed to fix the issue with the latest jailbreaking tool, allowing users to continue reading book they purchased through the app store.
So if you have been facing an issue with the iBooks software, head over to the Dev Team blog to download the latest PwnageTool 4.2 bundle to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and start using iBooks again. These updates will also be made available through the Cydia app, so you can just update the app and start using iBooks app without having to restore and jailbreak your device again.
Apple recently released iOS 4.0.2 to patch an exploit used by Jailbreakme.com to jailbreak iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices. However, the dev team has been silent on a jailbreak or unlock for the latest iOS, until today.
Earlier today, the dev team officially announced that they will not be working on a jailbreak or unlock for iOS 4.0.2 and will instead focus on doing the same for iOS 4.1. Jailbreaks for iOS 4.1 beta is already available and there are several ways in which you can jailbreak you device.
The reason given by the dev team seems pretty reasonable:
Now it’s a few weeks later, and Apple has closed the jailbreakme.com hole. They’re shipping devices with FW 4.0.2/3.2.2, impervious to this particular jailbreak. So now, people will begin to ask: will there be a jailbreak for devices that shipped with 4.0.2/3.2.2, out of the box?
No, there won’t be. FW 4.0.2/3.2.2 was *only* released to fix the jailbreakme hole. With FW 4.1 still in its beta stages, it makes no sense to escalate the cat & mousewith Apple for FW updates that only fix the jailbreak holes. To quote WOPR, the only winning move is not to play.
So this means that if you have upgraded to iOS 4.0.2, you will have to wait till iOS 4.1 is released in order to be able to jailbreak and unlock your iDevice. However, if you had backed up your SHSH blobs, you can restore/downgrade iOS 4.0.2 to an earlier version.
Last week @comex released a new jailbreak for Apple devices Jailbreakme.com. The new jailbreak for iPhone and iPad works on every iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad device available out there. This includes iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 2G and iPad 3.2.1.
Earlier you could jailbreak iPad with one click using the Spirit jailbreak tool. You can now also jailbreak iPad in one click without any software with Jailbreakme.com
To jailbreak iPad running any iOS 3.2 or 3.2.1 open Safari on the iPad and browse to Jailbreakme.com. This will open the jailbreaking site with instructions and information on Jailbreak.
You will also see a slider similar to what you see when your device is locked which says "Slide to jailbreak". Just slide the arrow to the end and the jailbreaking process will start. It might take a few minutes for the entire jailbreaking process to get over. Once the iPad is jailbroken, the Cydia app will be installed on your device.
Please note that Apple has released iPad iOS 3.2.2 to patch PDF exploit, if you upgrade to iOS 3.2.2, the Jailbreakme.com site will no longer work for you. Also don’t forget to backup your SHSH blobs so that you can restore/recover the iPad in future. By the way, jailbreaking an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad is completely legal according to US laws.
After the successful iOS 4 jailbreaking by @comex through Jailbreakme.com, Apple has released a new update which patches the PDF exploit used by Jailbreakme.com to jailbreak iPhone and iPod Touch devices. The exploit which was used by @comex could also jailbreak the new iPhone 4.
Apple released iPhone iOS 4.0.2 and iPad iOS 3.2.2 which patch the PDF exploit used by Jailbreakme.com, the update will be displayed to you when you connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to iTunes.
If you rely on the jailbreak, it is highly recommended to skip this update since you will not be able to jailbreak iPhone or jailbreak iPod Touch once the new update is applied. This update will also the unlocked iPhone useless, so stay away from it till an update is available from the dev team.
(Source: Redmond Pie)