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.
Up until now, iOS4.2.1 users could only tether’ jailbreak their iTouch device. A tethered’ jailbreak is a temporary jailbreak and will last only until a reboot. After rebooting, the jailbreak will be lost and the user will again need to jailbreak his iTouch using a PC/Mac. Now, the Chronic Dev. Team has finally released a tethered jailbreak for iTouch devices running iOS4.2.1.
Today, the Chronic Dev. Team tool GreenPois0n was updated to RC5 which will allow users to jailbreak their iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G/4G and the iPad running on iOS 4.2.1. Unlike Redsn0w, users don’t need SHSH blobs of any previous iOS version to jailbreak. Users, who already have tethered’ jailbroken their iTouch, can directly use GreenPois0n to jailbreak their device.
iPhone 4 owners who are new to the jailbreaking scene and have unlocked their device are recommended to stay away from this jailbreak. They may accidentally update their baseband while updating to iOS 4.2.1 thus losing their unlock. They are suggested to use TinyUmbrella to preserve their baseband whilst upgrading to iOS 4.2.1.
Sadly, at the moment GreenPois0n is only available for Mac. A PC and Windows version is in the pipeline and should be coming soon. Mac owners simply need to download GreenPois0n from here and follow the on-screen instructions.
The iPhone Dev. team has explained in a pretty lengthy blog post about Geohot’s limera1n exploit for the iTouch devices, updated version of redsn0w, iOS 4.2 and unlocking your iTouch device on iOS4.2. First and foremost, Geohot’s limera1n exploit is capable of jailbreak-ing all iTouch devices on any iOS version.
The latest version of redsn0w incorporates the limera1n exploits along with custom boot logos for the iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod 2G devices and an option to apply DFU’ button in PwnageTool. iTouch device owners who have unlocked their device are recommended not to tinker around with any of the latest exploits until an easier method comes out.
If users make any mistake, they might lose their unlock permanently. The blog post also mentions that the iOS 4.2.x jailbreak is untethered at the moment. Users need to wait until @comex manages to come up with a way to untether it.
For now, only the iPhone 3G, older bootrom based iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 2G (non-MC) can be untethered jailbreak by redsn0w on iOS4.2.x.
Earlier yesterday, we told you that Sn0wbreeze 1.8 would be released soon and as promised @iH8sn0w has released an updated version to jailbreak iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G and iPod Touch 2G. iPhone 3G users will have to use redsn0w 0.95 to jailbreak their iPhone.
Currently sn0wbreeze 1.8 only supports jailbreaking the iOS 4.1 beta based devices including iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G and should not be used by general public. Once again, this jailbreak is only intended for developers, so stay away from it if you are not one.
If you are looking for a iOS 4 jailbreak you will have to use redsn0w for iPhone 3G jailbreak or iPod Touch 2G jailbreak and sn0wbreeze 1.7 for iPhone 3GS jailbreak and iPod Touch 3G jailbreak. If you have updated to iOS 4.0.1 you can jailbreak iOS 4.0.1 on iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G and also unlock iPhone 3G 4.0.1 with Ultrasn0w.
If you haven’t upgraded to iOS 4.1 yet, you might also want to backup your iOS 4 SHSH blogs, before Apple stops making them available so that you can downgrade iOS 4.1 to iOS 4 in future. We will keep you posted when a new jailbreak for iOS 4.1 becomes available, stay tuned and subscribe to our Mobile News to know when it happens.
Download sn0wbreeze 1.8 from here, here or here.
If you have updated to iOS 4.1 you can jailbreak iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G (non-MC model) using redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5. The iOS 4.1 jailbreak won’t work for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod Touch yet.
Here is some good news from the Dev Team, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G (non-MC model) users who have upgraded to the latest iOS 4.1 beta can jailbreak their devices using redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5. The process to jailbreak will remain the same, however, users will have to point redsn0w to use the 4.0 IPSW (the public one, not the developer GM one) instead of iOS 4.1 IPSW.
This couldn’t get any more simpler for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G users. We are expecting an iOS 4.1 jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G soon too. Also don’t forget to Save your iOS4 SHSH Blobs to jailbreak iOS 4 in future, you can learn how to save iOS 4 SHSH blobs.
We will update you when a new jailbreak becomes available for the above devices, till the subscribe to our Mobile News section to get regular updates on iPhone jailbreaks and unlocks. You will find the latest details about redsn0w 0.9.5 beta 5 and downloads for redsn0w 0.9.5 beta here.
If you have been facing problem after jailbreaking your iPhone running iOS4 using redsn0w, you might have faced issues with the iBooks application from Apple to read e-Books.
If you are someone who has been facing issues with the iBooks app, the dev team has released a new redsn0w update version 0.9.5b5-4. To fix the issue, download redsn0w 0.9.5b5-4 from here for Mac OS X or Windows and re-run the redsn0w jailbreak for iPhone 3G or iPod Touch 2G.
Please note that you should de-select the option to Install Cydia as it was already installed with the earlier iPhone jailbreak, so you do not have to install it again.
Just a couple of days ago Apple had released the iOS4 for its iTouch line-up. Yesterday, the folks behind redsn0w released an update of their application which allowed users to hacktivate iOS4 on their iPhone 3G, and jailbreak iPhone 3G/iPod Touch 2G. Now the folks behind PwnageTool have released an updated version of their application.
The PwnageTool works only on previously jailbroken iPhone 3GS having an old bootrom. The application does not support the latest bootrom. Therefore, users who are still stuck on jailbroken iPhone OS 3.1.2 can now upgrade to iOS4 via PwnageTool 4.0. They will retain their jailbreak after the update. iPhone 3G owners can update to iOS4 by restoring an ipsw created from PwnageTool 4.0 via recovery mode or DFU mode.
Sadly, the Pwnage Tool 4.0 does not support the iPhone 2G, the original iPod Touch, and the iPod Touch 3G. Here is the link to the post with detailed instructions for different iTouch devices from Apple.
Earlier today we told you about the new redsn0w update coming soon, and it has arrived with pomp. The new Redsn0w beta can be used to hactivate iOS 4.0 for iPhone 3G along with jailbreaking iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G.
Once you jailbreak you device you can then unlock iPhone 3G running iOS 4.0 for baseband between 04.26.08 thru 05.13.04 using Ultrasn0w 0.9.3 from the Cydia store. The new jailbreak will also allow you to activate multitasking, wallpaper and battery percentage on the iPhone 3G.
Sadly iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G users will have to wait for a little while more before redsn0w will be able to jailbreak or hactivate their devices.
Redsn0w beta is available for both Windows and Mac, download links for the same can be found here.
The latest iOS4 update for iPhone 3G does not enable multitasking and wallpaper support due to Apple restrictions, however, the iPhone jailbreak tools sn0wbreeze 1.6 and redsn0w 0.9.5 beta will allow users to enable Multitasking and wallpaper support for the home screen while jailbreaking the iPhone.
Screenshots for the new updates were shared by the iPhone dev team and the sn0wbreeze developer. The screenshots show options for users to enable multitasking, wallpaper support and battery percentage on iPhone 3G.
So rest assured, once these tools are out you will be able to enjoy both multitasking and wallpaper for the home screen on the iPhone 3G. The wait for these jailbreaking tools for iPhone for iOS4 should not be long now.
iOS4 was released to public earlier today and we shared some screenshots and tips on how to use folders with iOS4 along with multitasking with iOS4.
Along with that, the dev team also announced the Ultrasn0w unlock for baseband between 04.26.08 thru 05.13.04, however, the redsn0w tool to jailbreak iPhone has not yet been updated.
This means that there is no way to jailbreak the iPhone as of now, and of course because of that you cannot unlock your iPhone too. However, the good news is that the iPhone dev team posted an update that jailbreaking tool for the iPhone was being updated and will be released shortly.
Remember that the redsn0w jailbreak did work on the iOS4 GM, so it should not be long before it will also work for the official iOS4 release.
So if you have not yet updated to iOS4, you better hold on till a jailbreak update is available, because if you do and rely on a carrier unlock, you will not be able to use your device.
Have fun, we will keep you updated when the iOS4 jailbreak is out for users to download.
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