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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. MindGem's Avatar
      MindGem -
      4.1 supporting iPod 3G?


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Haha... Love the typo in the post....."itits"... Ha....I would love apple to make that! Now that would be magical!
    1. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
      is this the long awaited speed update for iphone 3g where it can finally handle 4.0 bettr
    1. SiFO's Avatar
      SiFO -
      So what about us guys that got the i4 with 4.0.2?

      Lol seems like 4.1 update isnt that bad since we r stuck on the middle
    1. xJayMe's Avatar
      xJayMe -
      So am i screwed since i haven't backed up my shsh blobs for 4.0 or 4.0.1 because when i jailbroke my iphone i accidentally did not accept the make my life easier thing. and just recently i found out how to back up shsh using umbrella right after reading apple stopped signing 4.0.1
    1. MindGem's Avatar
      MindGem -
      It can't Contact with the update server!


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    1. Vfitz59's Avatar
      Vfitz59 -
      I am the biggest mistake and update to 4.0.2 and i lost my Cydia. Can anybody tell me how to get it back.

      Thanks in advance!!!
    1. mmurphmsu's Avatar
      mmurphmsu -
      Quote Originally Posted by Vfitz59 View Post
      I am the biggest mistake and update to 4.0.2 and i lost my Cydia. Can anybody tell me how to get it back.

      Thanks in advance!!!
      Throw your phone as hard as you can against the wall and see if it shows up.

      Then before you say it didn't work, do like everyone else does on these forum's and read threads and search the site. If you aren't capable of doing that then you don't need to be jailbreaking your iDevice.
    1. cheet0's Avatar
      cheet0 -
      I have no desire for the Ping iTunes 10 offers or the Game Center 4.1 offers so I'll just stick with what I have.
    1. leonardke's Avatar
      leonardke -
      I'm sorry.....I can't agree with you guys. I think the Iphone 4 is the greatest phone ever.......with my antenna (free case) problem resolved and now this proximity update......can't wait for this download finishes. I have been waiting for this update since that first press conference and now finally......I'll have to do without the jailbreak for now....sacrifices.....one time or another....we all make them.
    1. iNT3Rv3NTiONZz's Avatar
      iNT3Rv3NTiONZz -
      Quote Originally Posted by mmurphmsu View Post
      Throw your phone as hard as you can against the wall and see if it shows up.

      Then before you say it didn't work, do like everyone else does on these forum's and read threads and search the site. If you aren't capable of doing that then you don't need to be jailbreaking your iDevice.
      That my friend, is the best comment I've EVER seen!
    1. Kaid's Avatar
      Kaid -
      Hi Guys

      Must admit that I am really tired of this game. The iPhone was the best phone when I bought it last year but things have moved on. I have decided to get a Desire but just waiting for the final app which I need to be released (Pocket Informant).

      Not bothering to upgrade to iOS or iTunes content as it.

      It's a shame I am sure that many people like the hardware and the OS but its just been too restrictive for me and the Android UI seems to be coming on a treat.

      Phones are never for ever
    1. delizaza23's Avatar
      delizaza23 -
      BAD BAD BAD. I have a big fault on my iphone 4 and I spoke to apple, they are going to replace it or repair it. They will update to 4.1. what can i do. fuk you apple. and fuk you again.
    1. stesteste's Avatar
      stesteste -
      had chace to buy cheap iphone 4 came with 4.0.2 .now waiting for jailbreak donation at the ready for jailbreakers .worth every penny.iphone 4 ace bit of kit mow the wifes got my 3gs
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      I have a new (in the box) iphone 4 that I want to JB (it came with 4.0.2) but have been here long enough to know that the dev team spends exploits very carefully. To folks that are new at this you must learn patience it goes with the territory, harassing the dev team will not get you what you want. Remember they do this for free (wish you guys would do a pay pal or something so we wouldn't feel so guilty). Thanks again for your hard work.
    1. 1hihum's Avatar
      1hihum -
      Quote Originally Posted by delizaza23 View Post
      BAD BAD BAD. I have a big fault on my iphone 4 and I spoke to apple, they are going to replace it or repair it. They will update to 4.1. what can i do. fuk you apple. and fuk you again.
      If you have already jailbroken it then save your blobs before you take it in to Apple (or restore it). I could be wrong, but if your getting your same phone back, you should be able to downgrade back to a Jail breakable firmware. I would do a little research before taking it in.
    1. SOSDD's Avatar
      SOSDD -
      Quote Originally Posted by MaxxyBoii2K10 View Post
      That my friend, is the best comment I've EVER seen!
      extermely rude and uncalled for is what it is.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      4.1 will have:

      -Game Center
      -iTunes TV Show Rentals
      -iTunes Ping
      -HDR Photography
      -HD Video Upload to YouTube and MobileMe

      Source

      I think its a pretty good update with just those, plus the bugs it'll be fixing.

      Quote Originally Posted by mmurphmsu View Post
      Throw your phone as hard as you can against the wall and see if it shows up.

      Then before you say it didn't work, do like everyone else does on these forum's and read threads and search the site. If you aren't capable of doing that then you don't need to be jailbreaking your iDevice.
      Yeah you don't have to be rude about it, everyone's been a noob. It's possible to be nice and get a point across if you're trying to help someone.
    1. akafred's Avatar
      akafred -
      heck its been 6months since i last jail broke a apple device and pretty much everything changed. i am a born again newb...



      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      4.1 will have:

      Yeah you don't have to be rude about it, everyone's been a noob. It's possible to be nice and get a point across if you're trying to help someone.
    1. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
      so no fix for iphone 3g running slow as ****