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.
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.
iOS 4.1 for iPhone and iPod Touch was released earlier today (iOS 4.1 Direct Download Links) and it looks like the jailbreak for iOS 4.1 might take longer than usual. According to some Twitter updates from the Dev Team, an exploit for iOS 4.0.1 was found found when 4.1 went live.
Crazy timing that @pod2g got latest exploit just as 4.1 went public (lots of work left…keep away from 4.1 for now!)
A concrete jailbreak for iPhone or Unlock for iPhone is not yet available and the Dev Team even went ahead and posted about the iOS 4.1 update being a trap to possibly permanently get rid of jailbreaks and unlocks, you can read the post here.
There is no release date available on the iOS 4.1 jailbreak, however, considering that iOS 4.1 beta versions were already jailbroken, it might come out sooner than expected.
If you have a jailbroken iPhone or jailbroken iPod Touch you are advised to stay away from this update. A jailbreak/unlock for iOS 4.1 should be available shortly.
We will keep an eye for updates from the Dev team on new jailbreaks/unlocks for iPhone and iPod Touch running iOS 4.1. Stay tuned.
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.
A few days ago Jailbreakme.com made it’s second appearance allowing users to jailbreak all Apple devices using Safari. The new jailbreak for iPod Touch also works on the iPhone and iPad on every model available out there. This includes iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 2G and iPad 3.2.1.
If you are looking to jailbreak iPod Touch running any iOS version including iOS 4 or higher, open Safari on your device and visit Jailbreakme.com. You will be shown a screen similar to the one below where you can read through the information.
To start the iPod Touch jailbreak, just slide the arrow key over the text "Slide to jailbreak". Doing that will start the jailbreak process for the iPod Touch. It will take a few minutes to complete the jailbreak after which it will install the Cydia app on your iPod Touch.
Please note that Apple has released iOS 4.0.2 to patch PDF exploit, if you upgrade to iOS 4.0.2, the Jailbreakme.com site will no longer work for you. Also don’t forget to backup your SHSH blogs of iOS 4 or others iOS so that you can restore/recover the iPod Touch in future. By the way, jailbreaking an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad is completely legal according to US laws.
Quite recently we told you about a new jailbreak for iPhone which worked on every iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad model available out there. This includes iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 2G and iPad 3.2.1.
To jailbreak iPhone or jailbreak iPod Touch running any iOS version including iOS 4 or higher just visit Jailbreakme.com through the Safari browser on your device.
When you visit the site you will see a control similar to unlocking your iPhone 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 iPhone/iPod Touch is jailbroken, the Cydia app will be installed on your device.
Please note that Apple has released iOS 4.0.2 and iPad 3.2.2 to patch PDF exploit, if you upgrade to iOS 4.0.2, the Jailbreakme.com site will no longer work for you. Also don’t forget to backup your SHSH blobs of iOS 4 or others iOS so that you can restore/recover the iPhone in future.
By the way, jailbreaking an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad is completely legal according to US laws.