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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. The Amazing Atheist's Avatar
      The Amazing Atheist -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      lame...

      tethered isn't bad...I've had no problems with it and it seems to br more stable 0.o

      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. Nemeses's Avatar
      Nemeses -
      Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
      I'm on 4.1 right now and jailbroken. Should I even bother going to 4.2.1 because it's going to be a hassle to install all the stuff from Cydia again??
      PKGBackup on cydia
    1. Willsey's Avatar
      Willsey -
      Quote Originally Posted by PermaBan View Post
      Great news! But wait... IOS 4.2.1 has been out for months! IOS 4.3 is right around the corner! Are you kidding me? JUST NOW they have come up with untethered? and it took them less than 10 days to do it? This infuriates me. They could have done this when 4.2.1 first came out. Sure, they have some buggy crap versions of redsn0w untethered FOR MAC ONLY. Why? That helps almost nobody.

      I'm seriously tempted to go and get a "Coding for Dummies" book or something like that and make me my own jailbreak. Ridiculous.

      Well please do, then make your own little forum with your own little friends and stop being such an ungrateful ***** around here! You can't code, hence the reason your here waiting for them to do the work...
    1. onlinegamesnz's Avatar
      onlinegamesnz -
      Haha what about 4.3?
    1. Freckless's Avatar
      Freckless -
      Is guess this for later iphones and cannot solve my problem? I cannot find a way getting my already jailbroken & tethered 3GS 3.1.2 untethered (done with blackra1n, it has 3.1.2 firmware and 05.11.07 now). I never saved my SHSHs on file in Cydia why I understand this guide is no help to me since requirement: http://modmyi.com/guides/restore-iph...cydia-windows/
      Is there a way of solving this by upgrading? I was thinking of using Spirit but since I first need to restore getting off the Jailbreak I guess I do not get back to a clean Iphone with 3.1.2 not having saved my SHSHS on file in time (when still possible in Cydia)?
      Any help highly appreciated.( or tell me a better place in forum to post this)
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Why don't they want that few more hours/days then release the actual thing instead of a video?
    1. chriswtburke's Avatar
      chriswtburke -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      Why don't they want that few more hours/days then release the actual thing instead of a video?
      It's all about building up the anticipation.. It's no different than when a car company releases a commercial for a car that isn't quite available yet... To make you make it..
    1. dhamien's Avatar
      dhamien -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      no I don't think so, the same story is posted here on MMI too, as well as the software I have DL from that site in past was legit......

      What makes you say its fake?
      The site is fake, don't trust it. Same goes for ultrasn0w.ca.
    1. uh duh's Avatar
      uh duh -
      Ive read that there is a tehered jailbreak (redsnow) followed by an unlock that people are using now.
      The unlock is after the baseband is upgraded via the ipad option and then ultrasnow via cydia is used.

      So my question is that can this jailbreak be used after the first process? therefore we can then reboot our phones without a problem?

      Uh
    1. jose060789's Avatar
      jose060789 -
      Will we have the option for boot and recovery logos?


      Sent from my iPhone 4 using ModMyi
    1. magusxxx's Avatar
      magusxxx -
      Quote Originally Posted by PermaBan View Post
      Great news! But wait... IOS 4.2.1 has been out for months! IOS 4.3 is right around the corner! Are you kidding me? JUST NOW they have come up with untethered? and it took them less than 10 days to do it? This infuriates me. They could have done this when 4.2.1 first came out. Sure, they have some buggy crap versions of redsn0w untethered FOR MAC ONLY. Why? That helps almost nobody.

      I'm seriously tempted to go and get a "Coding for Dummies" book or something like that and make me my own jailbreak. Ridiculous.
      Did you ever think they may have wanted to make the jailbreak at least somewhat compliant with 4.3? Maybe instead of making code for 4.2.1 and a separate code for 4.3, they decided to make one code which worked for both. It's called forward thinking. (It works for forum posts as well.)

      Good luck with the coding. Your first app should be a timer showing how past due the next jailbreak is. I'll expect it to be done by the time 4.3 is out. But it won't because you coded it for 4.2.1 and there were changes......oh!

      See what I did there?
    1. steve7sisters's Avatar
      steve7sisters -
      How do I actually get this untethered jailbreak then?
      I got iPhone 3GS and 4.2.1 with mc anyone help me with video or explanation would be good ta on advance

      Where's the video showing how to jailbreak then?

      Just don't update be fine then lol

      Hi devteam can you show me how to jailbreak untethered for my iPhone 3GS 4.2.1 mc. Ta
    1. efi2nr's Avatar
      efi2nr -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      Why don't they want that few more hours/days then release the actual thing instead of a video?
      Hype = more donations

      Please wait for 4.2.5 when the verizon iphone drops
    1. Obi1unome's Avatar
      Obi1unome -
      Thanks guys!! I've been stuck on 4.2.1 for to long and can't wait to jb again!!thanx again.
    1. dbldare's Avatar
      dbldare -
      I'm in! Thanks!!!
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by chriswtburke View Post
      It's all about building up the anticipation.. It's no different than when a car company releases a commercial for a car that isn't quite available yet... To make you make it..
      But then they sometimes complain when people hassle them for dates. Or when people who don't understand the process of developing and debugging ask "Why aren't you releasing yet?!"
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by efi2nr View Post
      Hype = more donations

      Please wait for 4.2.5 when the verizon iphone drops
      The Verizon iPhone is going to have patched hardware. They won't even be able to get a tethered jailbreak on it at first most likely.
    1. stlcaddie's Avatar
      stlcaddie -
      Awwwwww , the storm begins once again.
    1. jerry69's Avatar
      jerry69 -
      Quote Originally Posted by efi2nr View Post
      Hype = more donations

      Please wait for 4.2.5 when the verizon iphone drops
      I personally hope they make tons from donations, without them and peeps like them, there would be no here
      I donated, did u?

      And friendly competition is a good thing, first out wins the biggest notoriety prize!
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      At least they're keeping us updated, they're trying to do something nice. I don't understand why ppl are complaining that they haven't told us a release date or that they should have waited til they actually had it done. They're doing us all a big one by just working on this for us. A little gratitude goes a long way.