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Thread: Why is there going to be a jailbreak for 4.1 but not 4.0.2?

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    Exclamation Why is there going to be a jailbreak for 4.1 but not 4.0.2?
    We all know that the iPhone Dev Team announced that they will not release a jailbreak for 4.0.2, but yet why is there going to be one for 4.1? It would make sense that apple would put more security patches into its newest firmware right? Please share your thoughts here.

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    If they release the JB now, Apple gets a chance to patch it for 4.1. And when people buy new iphones with 4.1 preloaded, they wont be able to JB.

    If users who dont have their SHSHs upgrade or are forced to upgrade due to issues to 4.1 they wont be able to jailbreak.

    Its the best time to release when a new more "major" firmware is released. 4.0.2 was such a useless release and getting the JB out now would just lock 4.1 up for everyone else.

    For how many people who got stuck on 4.0.2, there will be just as many if not more who will get stuck on 4.1 when its released and then theres just gonna be another round of "why arent the devs releasing a JB for 4.1"?
    Last edited by i.Annie; 2010-08-29 at 06:50 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Ohhh! Thanks. Would you also mind explaining SHSH blobs to me? I get what they are and everything I just don't get how itunes verifies it for a lower firmware.

    Why don't they release a jailbreak for 4.0.2 after 4.1 comes out?
    Last edited by blake305; 2010-08-29 at 06:51 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    In simple terms, you need them in order to restore without going up to 4.0.2 (depends on device really, like 3G/2G phones dont need them for 3.1.x but 3GS and 4 needs them for any fw version).

    4.0.2 is not jailbreakable for 3GS and 4 phones so thats why people want to avoid it. So SHSHs are needed to restore if anything goes wrong or to downgrade if desired.

    You can save them via TinyUmbrella and/or Cydia. There are timeframes to save them. Once Apple stops signing a certain fw, you cant get the SHSHs anymore. As of 08/19, Apple stopped signing 4.0.1 so the only (useless for now) SHSH to save is 4.0.2. But save them now anyway just in case for future use.

    Edit: the jailbreak for 4.1 will probably work for 4.0.2 as well. If by some small chance it doesnt (Im sure it will) it wouldnt hurt to go up to 4.1 to JB anyway.
    Last edited by i.Annie; 2010-08-29 at 06:57 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Is there a link that explains SHSH in great detail?

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    Thanks! You have been a real help.

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    Glad to help

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    Watch out Annie, someones gonna steal your post now!

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    How do I downgrade?

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    From what firmware? To what firmware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulthoughts View Post
    Watch out Annie, someones gonna steal your post now!
    Youre very very funny, you know that? Lol.

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    Annie? Ok,Annie: I wish that my girlfriend knew so much about tech as you.

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    Dont we all? Haha. Im the one who fixes the computers and iphones not only in my home but for my parents too ahaha.

    Theres always one person who has to do it all :P

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    My dad doesn´t speak to me since he works for Apple...

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