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I currently have a jailbroken ipad at version 3.2 and I want to update to 4.2 Can I go on iTunes and update my iPad right away? Or do I
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    Default Can I update my firmware while it is jailbroken? I'm confused!
    I currently have a jailbroken ipad at version 3.2 and I want to update to 4.2

    Can I go on iTunes and update my iPad right away? Or do I have to remove the jailbreak (restore?) and then install 4.2 and jailbreak it again?

    Please help me out!

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    Well you can just go ahead and update.... But when you try jailbreaking it on 4.2.1 it will need to be "rejailbroken" every time it turns off.

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    So, nothing will happen when I update on iTunes? And why would I have to jailbreak it every time I turn off my ipad? I mean, I don't ever do that, but I'm just wondering.

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    Thats because right now that jailbreak is tethered. Meaning, if you power off, or battery dies, you will need to re-jailbreak to boot
    If you can i would just hold out and wait for the untethered
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    Alright, so I got some answers, but no one has answered the most important question...

    If my iPad is already jailbroken and I want to update to 4.2, can I update through iTunes right now (will there be a problem?) OR do I have to remove the jailbreak AND THEN update through iTunes?

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    No go ahead and restore/update. That is actually how the jailbreak comes off. But if you are going to jailbreak again you will have to plug it back in every single time.

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