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  • Chronic Dev Team Confirms Untethered 4.2.1 Jailbreak


    It looks like the Chronic Dev Team has confirmed an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1. This comes as great news to many current-generation iOS device owners who are waiting patiently for an untethered jailbreak that does not require saved SHSH blobs and the ISPW file for iOS 4.2 beta 3, the latter of which is only available to developers. They've just a released a video showing off an iPhone 4 restarting, and then launching Cydia.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5qNray7FHU[/ame]


    The release comes after a public dispute between @p0sixninja, one of the creators of this jailbreak along with @0naj and @pod2g, and @MuscleNerd. @MuscleNerd had challenged @p0sixninja to "come up with [a jailbreak] in say, 10 or 20 days," and it looks like he's delivered in even less time with that. Now, I certainly don't want to put myself in the middle of that argument, and I don't think it's good to have the people that so many people in the jailbreak community (including myself) rely on fighting, but regardless, it's very exciting that their appears to be a major breakthrough for an untethered jailbreak.

    The demonstration video says to keep checking GreenPois0n.com for an update. I'm sure we'll hear more about this very soon. To all of those waiting for untethered freedom, it appears that the wait should soon be over. It seems like the only issue left is that the wi-fi logo does not show up, but I for one have faith they'll get it worked out quickly.

    Update: It looks like MuscleNerd has congratulated the Chronic Dev Team. Hopefully it means everyone's getting along a bit better.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Chronic Dev Team Confirms Untethered 4.2.1 Jailbreak started by Matt Savoca View original post
    Comments 307 Comments
    1. sickntired1821's Avatar
      sickntired1821 -
      ok found it it's the old one ^ ^
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Seriously people, for the latest info on it:http://twitter.com/p0sixninja/it will also be on the front page of this site (probably a few hours after the twitter though).
    1. devesstate's Avatar
      devesstate -
      Quote Originally Posted by Turnamental View Post
      I would personally keep it right there for the moment. Only go to 4.2.1 when UNtethered is released.

      You would then need to upgrade to 4.2.1 using custom ipsw. Create a custom 4.2.1 ipsw via Pwnagetool and shift+restore to that only in iTunes.

      Soon to come...
      Thanks for the response. Yea I will wait for the untethered to come out. So creating the custom firmware does not upgrade my BB? just wanna double check.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Yeah it doesn't upgrade it. Just upgraded a 3GS yesterday and kept the 5.11.07 baseband.
    1. p3eps's Avatar
      p3eps -
      Looking forward to the release.
      If theres a PayPal link, then I'll definitely slip a few 's their way to show my appreciation.
    1. Kupe's Avatar
      Kupe -
      Quote Originally Posted by johnr9412 View Post
      My suggestion? Go to Cydia and download Pkgbackup. Sync your stuff with that. Sync phone with iTunes. Update to 4.2.1, restore as backup of previous phone, then jailbreak. First thing you do, go to Cydia and download PKGbackup again then sync and bam! You're back
      I totally understand the process as you describe it and it sounds simple. But I see others referring to having to use a custom 4.2.1 IPSW, etc. Two ways to do the same thing? Or not?

      Thanks!

      Kupe
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      HEY!! LISTEN ALL OF YOU!!! stuff and irrelevance and whatever. thanks reporter guy for this story cuz i literally just F'ed up my hot dang phone by updating to4.2 etc. so. thanks.
    1. efi2nr's Avatar
      efi2nr -
      Shigh it's no ones fault you can't read
    1. texan's Avatar
      texan -
      And the point of just teasing people with it is??
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      i didnt blame anyone. that was random
    1. chris52204's Avatar
      chris52204 -
      Quote Originally Posted by p3eps View Post
      Looking forward to the release.
      If theres a PayPal link, then I'll definitely slip a few 's their way to show my appreciation.
      This is their donation link from their greenpois0n site

      https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FTJ3UDH2LP4HU
    1. Jasey12's Avatar
      Jasey12 -
      Waheyy, nice to know we've gotten a step further. Is the SHAtter exploit jailbreak now useless? I know it got leaked during that argument between MuscleNerd and p0sixninja but does that mean it will never be used?
    1. Noba's Avatar
      Noba -
      I'm personally waiting for George Hotz new jailbreak which I read about. It's an actual jailbreak which he will not be releasing at the same time as this. I've been a fan of both limera1n and blackra1n, so I can't wait for the next.
    1. pentatonic145's Avatar
      pentatonic145 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ej3ffrey View Post
      yup, i can make a tutorial if people are interested. unlock will only work if you have baseband 01.59.00 tho
      Dude - I have iPhone 4 with 4.0.2 and BB 01.59.00. I have SHSH blobs for 4.2b3 on Cydia and TU. If you have a way for me to update to 4.2.x AND still unlock AND be untethered, I would really appreciate you sharing how! Can you point me to a thread or a link or something? AFAIK this could not be done.

      Thanks!

      PS I have a Mac too
    1. virus1225's Avatar
      virus1225 -
      Geohot already jailbreaked IOS 4.3b1 hopefully he upload it soon
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Love to know when MuscleNerd is going to tell the community just how bad that humble pie tastes. Glad to hear it's possible and surprised how quickly it came, but MuscleNerd really should make a public apology to every member of Chronic Dev. Multiple times.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by virus1225 View Post
      Geohot already jailbreaked IOS 4.3b1 hopefully he upload it soon
      @Musclenerd also confirmed JBMonte worked for 4.3b1 (when it was first released!) so GeoHots news isn't that big a deal....
    1. onlinegamesnz's Avatar
      onlinegamesnz -
      When is this released for 4.2.1? Do you think there will be one soon for 4.3?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Nobody knows when it will be released yet.
    1. onlinegamesnz's Avatar
      onlinegamesnz -
      Would you agree that apple is winning the fight against jailbreakers.