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  • iOS 4.2 Jailbreak Status Update


    With the release of Firmware version 4.2.1, rises the concern of jailbreaking and unlock compatibility. If your waiting for an unlock, wait for the ability to create custom 4.2.1 firmwares. If you’re not an unlocker, then there is good news for jailbreaking your devices.

    Those of you who own an iPhone3G, older iPhone3GS, and non-MC iPod touch 2G will benefit the most with this news from the Dev-Team. They explain that due to a combination of the original pwnage2 exploit, the arm7_go exploit, 24kpwn, and limera1n, your device is “just as jailbreakable as ever.”

    For those of you with the newer devices, geohot’s limera1n exploit, will actually work just fine. The unfortunate news is that, as of right now, the 4.2.1 jailbreak is *tethered* on new devices. What is a tethered jailbreak? "A tethered jailbreak means that each time your device loses battery power or needs to be rebooted, you must attach it to a PC or Mac to boot into the jailbroken state."

    @comex, the guy behind creating tether hacks, is working hard as usual on an untethered 4.2.1 jailbreak, but unfortunately at this point, it will require you to have your 4.1 SHSH blobs in order to use it.

    So when does all this 4.2.1 jailbreak action happen? Well if you’re a JB developer or tinkerer, you’ve already probably used the redsn0w mentioned in our last post to jailbreak 4.2.1 and at least get SSH working. But beyond that, there are still some last minute issues with MobileSubstrate and comex’s kernel patches that are being fixed. We’ll tweet and post a blog update when it’s all available (we hate to give ETAs, but barring any unforeseen problems, probably later today).
    As usual, it is important to make sure you have your 4.1 SHSH blobs for all your devices saved at least via Cydia. It's going to start to be even more important to make sure your SHSH blobs get saved as new firmwares come out.

    ultrasn0w unlock: After redsn0w is officially released with the new Cydia and kernel patches, we’ll be able to assess the unlock situation. It’s already looking very promising though, so expect the unlock for the 3G and 3GS to be coming this week. The i4 unlock is taking more effort though, and no further concrete info is available about that yet.
    Source: Dev-Team
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 4.2 Jailbreak Status Update started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 186 Comments
    1. ihearkat's Avatar
      ihearkat -
      Go go go! I'm out of a phone right now cause I'm a ******' retard.
    1. ShredNasty's Avatar
      ShredNasty -
      I'm totally over jailbreaking for now. I've been in the scene since the 2G days, but I'm tired of it. Some problems due to me, some Apple and some the devs. From 3Gs to i4 was a pain. Compatibility issues with Cydia apps. Then 4.0.1 to 4.1. Just a time consuming update. Then rock acquisition. Epic asspains. Then i4 replacement for prox switch. Epic asspains round 2. Then bad jailbreak, needing restore. Annoying. Now, 4.2 + new Cydia? I can already see what's up. 5.0 will be out before the devs catch up with app compatibility. I'm tired of cat and mouse, tired of worrying so I can have SB Settings and winterboard. Im tired of constantly having to f*ck with my goddamn phone. I just want it to work maintenance free. I'm goin stock for a while, maybe permanent.
    1. alpawa's Avatar
      alpawa -
      Newbie question here... I have my SHSH blobs saved via Cydia and TinyUmbrella, so no problem... well, kinda. How do I use those SHSH blobs, when and where??? I have a factory unlocked iphone 4, so I guess I don't update via iTunes? How do I update to 4.2.1 then?
    1. piston597's Avatar
      piston597 -
      I probably wont upgrade if it is gonna be a tethered jailbreak. I don't wanna have to use a computer to boot my phone... Plus I need the jailbreak so unless untethered is available I guess I'm stuck on 4.1
    1. farfromovin's Avatar
      farfromovin -
      Quote Originally Posted by ShredNasty View Post
      I'm totally over jailbreaking for now. I've been in the scene since the 2G days, but I'm tired of it. Some problems due to me, some Apple and some the devs. From 3Gs to i4 was a pain. Compatibility issues with Cydia apps. Then 4.0.1 to 4.1. Just a time consuming update. Then rock acquisition. Epic asspains. Then i4 replacement for prox switch. Epic asspains round 2. Then bad jailbreak, needing restore. Annoying. Now, 4.2 + new Cydia? I can already see what's up. 5.0 will be out before the devs catch up with app compatibility. I'm tired of cat and mouse, tired of worrying so I can have SB Settings and winterboard. Im tired of constantly having to f*ck with my goddamn phone. I just want it to work maintenance free. I'm goin stock for a while, maybe permanent.
      I feel ya! Your rant here is the sole reason I don't apply all the slick arse themes to my iphone. They look great, but you have to constantly mess with them, and then you end up deleting the wrong files, wrecking things, restoring, essentially turning your Apple product into a MS product judging by how much maintenance you have to perform fixing it. That's Apple's beauty, it just works. I love the JB scene for it's progressiveness, but when purchased JB apps have conflicts with each other, or just bugs, safe mode gets annoying. The things that keep me jumping through the JB hoops are:
      intelliscreen
      mywi- seldom used on road trips, emergencies, etc...
      my3g- facetime and HD youtube is nice on 3g and I use it often.

      So, I just try not to tweak the phone too much. There is a nice balance between functionality and dependability, you just gotta find it. And of course, it means us JB'ers are a couple-few weeks behind on the updates...
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Great to hear!!
    1. str8upblayzin's Avatar
      str8upblayzin -
      so hey when will the unlock for the iphone 4 2.10.04 baseband be released .. i have 4.1 jaibroken but i use tmobile nd i need the unlock .. been waiting since halloween ive had no phone ..my iphone 4 hss been an itouch
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      In a couple of weeks.
    1. ihaveabu's Avatar
      ihaveabu -
      were there any bug fixes with 4.2? my i4 still has some issues with jawbone icon headset. not nearly as bad as it used to be in 4.01, but still annoying sometimes.

      and the phone still crashes every few weeks lol
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      why I jailbreak:
      /bin/bash
    1. Deroelsikario's Avatar
      Deroelsikario -
      Quote Originally Posted by iYeow View Post
      You can jailbreak with jailbreakme 2.0 at 4.0.1



      You can unlock at 4.1 if you preserve your baseband below 4.1, the baseband itself at 4.1 cannot be unlocked.
      Ever or just until further notice ?
    1. off10hot's Avatar
      off10hot -
      Quote Originally Posted by farfromovin View Post
      I feel ya! Your rant here is the sole reason I don't apply all the slick arse themes to my iphone. They look great, but you have to constantly mess with them, and then you end up deleting the wrong files, wrecking things, restoring, essentially turning your Apple product into a MS product judging by how much maintenance you have to perform fixing it. That's Apple's beauty, it just works. I love the JB scene for it's progressiveness, but when purchased JB apps have conflicts with each other, or just bugs, safe mode gets annoying. The things that keep me jumping through the JB hoops are:
      intelliscreen
      mywi- seldom used on road trips, emergencies, etc...
      my3g- facetime and HD youtube is nice on 3g and I use it often.

      So, I just try not to tweak the phone too much. There is a nice balance between functionality and dependability, you just gotta find it. And of course, it means us JB'ers are a couple-few weeks behind on the updates...
      yall are a bunch of babies. All you do is benfit from somebody elses scripts and exploits and you just b!tch about it like there is no tomorrow. Oh it was so soooo hard for you to use somebody elses hard work how dare you. Leave the community. it's @$$HOLES like yall that made geo almost not come out with a jailbreak for iphone 4.
    1. Boznian's Avatar
      Boznian -
      ^^ I wish I could "like" that comment, completely true. Don't ask how long ask how we can help.. you bums.
    1. corkey20000's Avatar
      corkey20000 -
      3G on 4.1 with 05.13.04 SHSH blobs. Will ultrasn0w still work and can i jailbreak and preserve baseband? I know it will be untethered correct?
    1. realtimedeath's Avatar
      realtimedeath -
      I don't get it. Why do people waste there time asking for answers in the forums when the site has an awesome guides section. For god sakes I'm so tired of people not just in the forums here but people in my circle of friends asking how to perform even the simplest tasks. Wether it's a problem on there laptop(pc/Mac) or on there smartphone. The web is so overrun with guides to help u step by step so anything from hackintosh guides to wiping your arse properly. Instead of always asking how, or when. Why don't some of u use the smartphone in your hand, choose your search engine and do some reading. U just might surprise yourselves and have an "ah ha" moment. All anyone seems to care about is the destination and not the journey. Not saying this is the type if place u shouldn't ask for help in. Just look around I'm sure the question your about to ask has been answered already. Don't set yourself up to be ridiculed in post such as this one.


      Sigh..... I guess I'm saying I'm tired of lazy douchbags who ask the same questions time and time again. Don't they know that anything below an iphone3s is better served to stay on 3.1.3 and use the many tweaks in Cydia to get the features of the newer firmware. I don't get it at all. I got to go shoot someone on black ops. Lol. Damn what a long post. Sorry for the rant you guys.
    1. corkey20000's Avatar
      corkey20000 -
      It's just a phone?
    1. wrcsti's Avatar
      wrcsti -
      i have to say i want to update but not so much for the features but rather ive been having an odd boot problem. phone will start booting then get the spining wheel of deat halfway through. Then it will reboot itself and then finally boot up to the lockscreen. takes a while for this compared to the 5 second boots before.
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by Deroelsikario View Post
      just until further notice ?
      That.
    1. chrodriguezmarydown's Avatar
      chrodriguezmarydown -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ahaka View Post
      can 3gs unlockable for 4.1 yet ??
      If you were at 4.0, or 4.0.x you could have prejailbroken the 4.1 firmware with pwnagetool and not updated your baseband. As of now that the 4.2 firmware is out the dev team should have an unlock for the 4.1 baseband soon
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Green Chicken View Post
      Soo.. I'm confused. I have an iPhone 4 with blobs saved for 4.1.
      Do I need to wait..?

      yes u need to wait. y ppl r so curious abt loosing their jailbreak nd updating to 4.2. just bc theres jailbreak tethered why wouldt u want to give up on untethered. if u feel the need to go to 4.2 try it nd see how u like running to ur pc each time u reboot unless ur out of your house. day will be very long for all of you that try this.