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  • "Jailbreak Monte" Ported to iOS 4.1, 4.3 Is Next


    MuscleNerd announced last night that the he has successfully ported the Monte untether to use iOS 4.1 blobs. This means that there is no need to burn an exploit to jailbreak iOS 4.2.1, and that the new greenpois0n previewed by Chronic Dev might be held in reserve. It also resolves ongoing concerns about SHSH piracy that have created controversy in the jailbreak community.

    The "Jailbreak Monte" method is a way to recycle exploits by convincing the device that it's running a given firmware right up to the pwnage step, then switching to the newer firmware thereafter. Currently, you need to have an iOS 4.2b3 SHSH blob - which only people in the developer program legitimately have access to - in order to jailbreak 4.2.1 untethered using Monte. When the next version of redsn0w is released, you'll only need iOS 4.1 SHSH blobs, which redsn0w will fetch for you whether or not you'd backed yours up: Apple is still giving those to everyone from their servers. EDIT 01/23/11: Note: Apple is NOT actually giving out 4.1 blobs anymore.

    Encouragingly, MuscleNerd says that Monte is a lot more versatile than even he had though, noting that he "had seriously overcomplicated things before today." The team is currently working on porting Monte forward to 4.3, which would make "ultra-recycle" even more green than it is today.

    Source: Twitter
    This article was originally published in forum thread: "Jailbreak Monte" Ported to iOS 4.1, 4.3 Is Next started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 145 Comments
    1. Jay316's Avatar
      Jay316 -
      Wasn't the iPhone 4 unlock promised for Christmas Eve?
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Paul Daniel Ash View Post
      When the next version of redsn0w is released, you'll only need iOS 4.1 SHSH blobs, which redsn0w will fetch for you whether or not you'd backed yours up
      Wait does that mean that even if you didn't save your 4.1 shsh blobs on Cydia or TinyUmbrella, redsn0w will somehow get them for you?! If it does then that is amazing, but I think I'm misunderstanding something. I only have 4.2.1 shsh blobs saves so I would like to get this cleared up before I get too excited for this redsn0w. Also does this mean greenpois0n is getting saved for 4.3?
    1. nnh1972's Avatar
      nnh1972 -
      So we can not unlock any more???
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      Quote Originally Posted by x98car View Post
      Apple is not signing 4.1 SHSH. Apple is allowing 4.1 firmware to still be downloaded from their servers. That is what MuscleNerd was saying. This redsnow that uses the monte hack will only work if you have your 4.1 SHSH on file with cydia.
      Yeah that's what I was thinking so I guess I have to wait for greenpois0n or even 4.3 if chronic dev team decide to hold it till 4.3
      On the bright side, if they do decide to hold it off till 4.3 the. I won't need to wait for an exploit for that!
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Antman217 View Post
      Yeah that's what I was thinking so I guess I have to wait for greenpois0n or even 4.3 if chronic dev team decide to hold it till 4.3
      On the bright side, if they do decide to hold it off till 4.3 the. I won't need to wait for an exploit for that!
      Ya, the new greenpoison should help all the people that dont have 4.1 or 4.2b3 SHSH.
    1. willryan42's Avatar
      willryan42 -
      Quote Originally Posted by x98car View Post
      Apple is not signing 4.1 SHSH. Apple is allowing 4.1 firmware to still be downloaded from their servers. That is what MuscleNerd was saying. This redsnow that uses the monte hack will only work if you have your 4.1 SHSH on file with cydia.
      so even downgrading to 4.1 wouldn't help because apple isn't signing 4.1 blobs anymore?
    1. staterunner180's Avatar
      staterunner180 -
      So there really isn't any need for us to use newer exploits until Apple patches the hole that allows jailbreak Monte to work.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by willryan42 View Post
      so even downgrading to 4.1 wouldn't help because apple isn't signing 4.1 blobs anymore?
      Correct, that won't help. You won't be able to downgrade to 4.1 anyway without the required SHSH.

      Quote Originally Posted by staterunner180 View Post
      So there really isn't any need for us to use newer exploits until Apple patches the hole that allows jailbreak Monte to work.
      This monte hack only helps people with 4.1 or 4.2b3 SHSH to get untethered. It doesn't help anyone who didn't save those SHSH or got their device after Apple stopped signing those firmwares.
    1. L00i3's Avatar
      L00i3 -
      I think the article should be re-written from scratch. If the 4.1 SHSH blobs aren't avaiable from apple, redsn0w won't be able to get em for people that don't already have them. Also, 4.2b3 SHSH blobs were available to *everyone* with an iDevice that supports iOS 4.2. The 4.2b3 *firmware (IPSW)* however, was only legitimately available to developers.

      Seems like the author got confused between IPSW & SHSH. Honestly, it's understandable, jailbreaking different firmware versions on different devices is getting retardedly confusing ever since the 3G[S] and OS 3.0. Can't wait to see what kinda hoops I'mma have to jump through to jailbreak my iPhone 5. Actually, I hope it's called the iPhone 4G.
    1. iliveudie's Avatar
      iliveudie -
      Ok, so...my boner has officially been killed...still no way to JB a 4.2.1, iPhone 4 that is brand new, untethered, from what I am reading now :,(
    1. mschwachter's Avatar
      mschwachter -
      I had problems with Monte and Winterboard as camera and photos and maps icons would not change. There are file differences even after a clean restore with monte. Strange.
    1. brbortscheller's Avatar
      brbortscheller -
      I don't care. Just HURRY UP! (please?)
    1. CaptBojank's Avatar
      CaptBojank -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      I wish the courts would tell Apple they have to leave a JB exploit so not to cut off legit Competition to Apple...... For some reason some people in the community still don't see how wrong and illegal Apple's actions are.

      We need JB for the other Apps we want to use, Apps that Apple will not carry or allow in the App store, their right to not carry but not their right to tell us what we can or cannot do......... The courts already ruled this.
      Several of the jailbreak exploits are security lapses that do need to be plugged. The jailbreakme exploit for example, if not closed, would have left a huge PDF security issue. It's not cut and dry.

      BTW, what is "SHSH piracy"?
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      Disregard

      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. iliveudie's Avatar
      iliveudie -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      I wish the courts would tell Apple they have to leave a JB exploit so not to cut off legit Competition to Apple...... For some reason some people in the community still don't see how wrong and illegal Apple's actions are.

      We need JB for the other Apps we want to use, Apps that Apple will not carry or allow in the App store, their right to not carry but not their right to tell us what we can or cannot do......... The courts already ruled this.
      You are correct on this, it is legal to jailbreak...that doesn't mean apple has to leave an exploit...not at all. The courts told us we can legally jailbreak, meaning we wont be sued by apple.

      Apple still has the right to void warranty on a jailbroken device, and they have the right to patch every hole used to jailbreak.

      It's like counting cards in a casino, "frowned upon" by the owner, but not necessarily illegal.
    1. jdm.accord's Avatar
      jdm.accord -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      I wish the courts would tell Apple they have to leave a JB exploit so not to cut off legit Competition to Apple...... For some reason some people in the community still don't see how wrong and illegal Apple's actions are.

      We need JB for the other Apps we want to use, Apps that Apple will not carry or allow in the App store, their right to not carry but not their right to tell us what we can or cannot do......... The courts already ruled this.
      lol don't start this again. Apple can do whatever they want with their firmware updates. Don't update if you don't like it.

      Most of these exploits could be used in a malicious way so why would they leave them open? Then they'd get sued by someone who got hacked because they didn't close a known exploit.
    1. romeoz's Avatar
      romeoz -
      will someone with a new ipad that came on 4.2.1 be able to use this and jailbreak? thanks
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by romeoz View Post
      will someone with a new ipad that came on 4.2.1 be able to use this and jailbreak? thanks
      No, they won't. The new greenpoison should work though once it is released.
    1. TristianLyons1022's Avatar
      TristianLyons1022 -
      Quote Originally Posted by aen View Post
      people complain about things not happening fast enough


      i took a poop and theres a new post about jailbreak!
      Holy Crap!! Same here lol. Modmyi is the best manthrone read ever lol.
    1. jdm.accord's Avatar
      jdm.accord -
      Quote Originally Posted by x98car View Post
      No, they won't. The new greenpoison should work though once it is released.
      Which is why this is a pretty useless tool. If you have your files saved you can go untethered on 4.1 anyway. Basically this just allows for the features of 4.2 while being untethered. 4.2 is nothing to write home about though so them working on this seems really unnecessary.