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  • Untethered Jailbreak by Christmas?


    A now-you-see-it, now-you-don't tweet from @MuscleNerd has again raised hopes that we'll see an untethered 4.2.1 jailbreak by Christmas. Having responded to someone asking about the JB that Christmas was "an achievable deadline," he then deleted the tweet, leaving open questions as to whether he thought that was too confident a statement.

    Earlier this month, @comex had promised a untethered jailbreak by Christmas in a tweet. Soon thereafter, @MuscleNerd showed off a video of just such a jailbreak that used "mysterious 4.2b3 hashes Cydia kept for you." In a tweet announcing the video, @MuscleNerd called it a "backup plan" to the more extensible jailbreak @comex is working on.

    In any case, it looks like the Dev-Team guys are feeling confident about their progress, so chances are good that we'll see an untethered jailbreak for 4.2.1 in our stocking sometime in the week to come.

    Source: Redmond Pie
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Untethered Jailbreak by Christmas? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 122 Comments
    1. TheGrandFinale2001's Avatar
      TheGrandFinale2001 -
      Well, either way, I'm still gonna be patient and not get my hopes up. I'm still pretty satisfied with 4.1 so no huge rush.
    1. moike's Avatar
      moike -
      Quote Originally Posted by Antman217 View Post
      OK but Antid0te isnt a jailbreak. You first need to be jailbroken to install Antid0te either from cydia or from one of the jailbreaks the dev team develops.

      I might be getting an i4 for christmas and it will most likely come with 4.2.1 on it so I hope this gets finished before so that as soon as i open it my jailbreak will be awaiting.
      If musclenerd is talking about his "backup plan" it won't help you since you won't have 4.2b3 hashes stored. You'd need a new untether exploit from comex to get released.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      I want jailbreak for my 3GS and iPhone 4!
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      I believe they are talking about the comex method so everyone should be happy
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Wait... has Apple updated their bootrom yet? I haven't seen any news mentioning it on ModMyi. If not, why do we need a new jailbreak? I hope it doesn't use a new exploit (bootrom or otherwise) just to circumvent tethering. The same exploit with a tether fix is fine, but I think such a thing should be saved for the next major JB (assuming that it might still work on future iOSes).
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      No Apple hasnt released a new bootrom yet
    1. chuk12chuk's Avatar
      chuk12chuk -
      Next Jailbreak: Asscl0wn
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      What I can say is Merry Christmas MuscleNerd.....
    1. mtb29er's Avatar
      mtb29er -
      What about adding a program that needs to reboot your phone?


      Quote Originally Posted by dq13 View Post
      It would be cool, but it is not like we are stuck right now. I have a tethered jailbreak on i4 4.2.1 but it does not make a difference. I never turn the phone off so works exactly the same as my wife's on 4.1. I have never needed the untethered so far in a couple off weeks, phone still on!
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      I think as soon as the jailbreak gets released, we'll see apple release a f/w update to fix this horrible battery drain caused by 4.2.1.
    1. mtb29er's Avatar
      mtb29er -
      What about adding a program that needs to reboot your phone?
    1. back9player's Avatar
      back9player -
      posting a twit that will obviously get everybody's attention and then deleting it (causing confusion & more questions), coupled with this article and we all wonder why dev team gets bugged so much by the jailbreak community...

      does it take a brain surgeon to figure out how this situation is created and played out?
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      You must have 4.2b3 shsh version saved to get untethered IOS 4.2.1, otherwise you will not get this christmas present.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      That depends on which untethered jailbreak they are releasing Yeow
    1. mtb29er's Avatar
      mtb29er -
      I think I did have that. Had to get new phone last week and apple conveniently updated for me. So I had jailbreak last week still so I think I did. Is it worth the chance with redsn0w
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Am I the only one not updating to 4.2, ever?
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Am I the only one not updating to 4.2, ever?
      When the untethered jb comes out, I'll update because I really like free find my iPhone and I have a printer that works with airprint
    1. sucram6791's Avatar
      sucram6791 -
      this will be a great lead into Christmas day!
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      When the untethered jb comes out, I'll update because I really like free find my iPhone and I have a printer that works with airprint
      Yeah, here's the thing. All of the technology in my house was available in the 90's (except WiFi, just upgraded from dial-up a few years ago). Free Find My iPhone isn't enough for me to reinstall everything from Cydia, only to find over half of it doesn't work anymore.
    1. mtb29er's Avatar
      mtb29er -
      I just want my biteSMS back. I hate the stupid stock one