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  • iOS 4.1 Out Today: "It's a Trap!"


    The Dev-Team blog posted a warning advising unlockers not to install iOS 4.1, amid a flurry of reports indicating that the update will be available starting later today. Apple's UK site had posted a notice over the weekend - since changed to read "Coming soon" - that 4.1 would be "available on 8 September," and the Spanish site had a similar announcement. Regardless of the specific date, though, the Dev-Team is advising in the strongest terms against an upgrade. “Today you’ll likely start seeing iTunes innocently offer you a new version of iOS…version 4.1," the Dev-Team Blog says. Under a video clip from Return of the Jedi, the post warns "Don’t accept it…it’s a trap!”

    The team's warning is particularly directed at new iOS device owners, who may not have any experience with the jailbreak cat-and-mouse game. "Not everybody knows that accepting new iOS updates is the surest way to lose your jailbreak and/or unlock,” as the post says. In particular, the expected baseband update will break carrier unlocks: "while those of you who have Cydia or TinyUmbrella backups of your FW hashes will always be able to get back to 4.0.1 if you make this mistake, this doesn’t hold for unlockers… there’s currently no known way to revert your baseband — if you update your baseband you’ll lose the ultrasn0w unlock, possible [sic] forever.” However, due to a flaw in very early bootloaders, “a tiny number of iPhone 3G owners” will be able to revert their basebands… and you know who you are.

    After the 4.0.2 update was released, the Dev-team posted an announcement that they wouldn't work on a jailbreak for tactical reasons, explaining that "if the cat & mouse game escalates too quickly, especially during beta FW periods, nobody but Apple benefits." As is usually the case, though, some users are anxious to have a jailbreak as soon as the new firmware is available. One user sent @comex a tweet asking about a "next week userland jailbreak," to which the Dev-Team hacker replied "there's no such thing." In reply to another tweet, @comex said "next jb might not come from me." This touched off a huge amount of commentary on blogs, leading @cdevwill to suggest with some exasperation that users "stop… speculating about the next jailbreak and just wait." Then, @p0sixninja shot back a sarcastic tweet saying "what do you mean? We all know the next JB will be from h0tb33fdev," which started another whole round of "CONFIRMED!" posts. To calm people down, @p0sixninja later had to explain that "h0tb33fdev is a fake fake group to make fun of all the other fake groups out there."

    So, we're passing on the advice to just hang on and wait patiently (and not spam the Dev-Team members with tweets asking when the jailbreak will be available; we'll know as soon as it is) and, of course, making sure your SHSH blobs are backed up. Users are already reporting a slowdown on Cydia as 4.1 approaches.

    Source: Dev-Team Blog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 4.1 Out Today: "It's a Trap!" started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 88 Comments
    1. ajo610's Avatar
      ajo610 -
      What do they mean by there is slowdown on cydia
    1. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
      iphone 3g om 4.0 lags crashes basically what ever could go wrong does
    1. equlizer's Avatar
      equlizer -
      Im guessing there will be a slowdown with cydia as everyone will be re-downloading all their packages therefor slowing down the server.

      And as for 4.1 offering HDR photos and uploading, you can get those programs for free (ProHDR, 720Tube). Actually i think Pr0HDR costs $1 but im sure there are free ones out there.

      Since i bought the SoundID 510 my bluetooth issues are pretty much gone.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      My MacBook deleted the 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.2 .iswp.
    1. skj8100's Avatar
      skj8100 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SOSDD View Post
      extermely rude and uncalled for is what it is.
      There was absolutely nothing uncalled for....
      That question being asked was one of the worst things you can do on a public forum...just randomly posting a question that has nothing to do with the conversation is what was UNCALLED for.
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      Quote Originally Posted by skj8100 View Post
      There was absolutely nothing uncalled for....
      That question being asked was one of the worst things you can do on a public forum...just randomly posting a question that has nothing to do with the conversation is what was UNCALLED for.


      On the contrary, the fact that it's a public forum means anybody can ask for help at any time when they get stuck...since no one person "knows it all", and one never knows when someone with a solution would happen to 'see or read' the question.

      What is unforgivable, is not taking the pains to search for a solution, and thereby expanding one's knowledge base, prior to going on air and expecting to be spoon fed...he/she at least needs to show that he/she's given it a try, and that way, people are more willing to help as it shows he/she's equally willing to learn.

      Where would we all be today if The DevTeam was unwilling to share their knowledge?
    1. Alpha4's Avatar
      Alpha4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLaw-One View Post
      On the contrary, the fact that it's a public forum means anybody can ask for help at any time when they get stuck...since no one person "knows it all", and one never knows when someone with a solution would happen to 'see or read' the question.

      What is unforgivable, is not taking the pains to search for a solution, and thereby expanding one's knowledge base, prior to going on air and expecting to be spoon fed...he/she at least needs to show that he/she's given it a try, and that way, people are more willing to help as it shows he/she's equally willing to learn.

      Where would we all be today if The DevTeam was unwilling to share their knowledge?
      Err.... there would be no jailbreak and no Modmyi.com (as no-one would be able to'Mod' any iDevice)?
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      great picture, and thanks for the head's up.
    1. Natedog's Avatar
      Natedog -
      Quote Originally Posted by BlackHoleSlam1994 View Post
      so no fix for iphone 3g running slow as ****
      It's fixed
    1. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
      so how many MBs are free on iphone 3g when running this
    1. MindGem's Avatar
      MindGem -
      Add me on gamecenter: MindGemMMI


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
      yo with 4.1 i heard on another forum that there are bringing back music controls like what the cydia app ipodpop does and the older firmwares on idevices use to do

      is the pop up music screen back on 4.1 i heard on another forum they brought it back for this like what ipod pop does and all older firmwares on idevices had
    1. iPirate8245's Avatar
      iPirate8245 -
      iPhone 3G version 3.1.3 Windows 7

      I attempted the Download/Update option last evening. Knowing that it would take some time to complete, I left it to run all night after selecting 'Ok' to the first few prompts. Leaving the backup process running. This morning it had an error stating that the backup could not be completed. I opted to cancel and reboot my pc.

      After reboot, launched iTunes and selected 'Update'. When the same error backup occurred I selected to continue without backup, since I had sync'd a few days ago. The update process ran for several minutes before returning an error.

      Exited iTunes, deleted the 4.1 iswp file, rebooted pc, and rebooted iPhone. Launched iTunes, connected iPhone, and selected Download/Update option again.

      Went through the usual prompts, and back process has been running for about 4 hours. The attached progrssbar displays about 10% complete.

      Suggestions please.
    1. MindGem's Avatar
      MindGem -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPirate8245 View Post
      iPhone 3G version 3.1.3 Windows 7

      I attempted the Download/Update option last evening. Knowing that it would take some time to complete, I left it to run all night after selecting 'Ok' to the first few prompts. Leaving the backup process running. This morning it had an error stating that the backup could not be completed. I opted to cancel and reboot my pc.

      After reboot, launched iTunes and selected 'Update'. When the same error backup occurred I selected to continue without backup, since I had sync'd a few days ago. The update process ran for several minutes before returning an error.

      Exited iTunes, deleted the 4.1 iswp file, rebooted pc, and rebooted iPhone. Launched iTunes, connected iPhone, and selected Download/Update option again.

      Went through the usual prompts, and back process has been running for about 4 hours. The attached progrssbar displays about 10% complete.

      Suggestions please.

      Try different computer.

      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. BigCol's Avatar
      BigCol -
      Does anyone think that the team will find a way of unlocking the new ios with the new baseband?
    1. mamirza's Avatar
      mamirza -
      So to wait until unlock released !
    1. Host_Killer's Avatar
      Host_Killer -
      How do you back up blobs locally? I'm good to go on Cydia.
    1. iPirate8245's Avatar
      iPirate8245 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MindGem View Post
      Try different computer.

      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
      I'm not trying to be critical, but that was an option that I thought would only narrow down the causes not provide an ideal solution. Not all users have access to additional computers.

      Anyway I gave this a try as well. Had to run a clean install of iTunes on a Win XP machine. The existing iTunes would not allow the self update.

      All ports 80 and 443 are open. Pinged all the usual Apple ip address (phobos.apple.com timed out).

      Disabled firewall and anti virus apps. Commented HOSTS file entry to saurik's server.

      Connected iPhone to iTunes and selected option to Download/Update. Again, backup process has been running for a couple hours with little to show on progressbar.
    1. leonardke's Avatar
      leonardke -
      I decided to update to 4.1 because the proximity sensor issue was a thorn in my ***!!!! Worst cell phone bug ever......besides an attentuated antenna.....but all cell phones do that right? Lol..... Anyways I have been making calls all day with no hang ups, mutes, holds, accidental three way calling, or face dialing and thought everything was great. Until I called my wife and saw the phone light up......then silence......she was on hold....unintentionally this time....lol.....dammit tricked by that turtle neck wearing bastard Stevie!!!!! Should have kept my JB. It's only happened once out of about 15 or 16 calls, so we'll see where it goes from here.....
    1. mosca's Avatar
      mosca -
      Quote Originally Posted by donozo View Post
      NO THIS IS NOT A TRAP YOU CAN JAILBREAK IOS4.1 EASILY I HAVE FINALLY FIND OUT HOW TO JAILBREAK IOS4.1 SUCSESSFULLY !!!!!!!!!!!
      EMAIL ME ON *Removed*
      thanks dude but were just gonna wait for The D Team to get this ready and working, go smash your head somewhere now. thanks.