Fans of jailbreaking have long known that Sundays are traditionally reserved for major iPhone jailbreaks. Following yesterday’s tweet by a team member MuscleNerd, Dev-team released a set of updated tools for an untethered jailbreak of iOS devices. The news comes a week following the release of tethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak via Pwnage Tool. Here’s what you need to know if you’re into jailbreaking plus a video right after the break…
Untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 supports iPhone 4 (GSM only, since iOS 4.3.1 isn’t available for the Verizon iPhone yet) and 3GS, third- and fourth-generation iPod touch, second-generation Apple TV (via PwnageTool only, for now) and the original iPad. New versions of Redsn0w for Windows and PwnageTool for Mac OS X are out to jailbreak those devices running iOS 4.3.1. Unlike a previous tethered jailbreak, this one doesn’t require you to tether the device to a computer each time it’s restarted. While the updated tools won’t let you jailbreak iOS 4.3 or 4.3.1 on iPad 2, a solutions is in the works and should be expected in the coming days.
Also, ultrasn0w users are advised against updating until Dev-team puts out an update to fix incompatibilities when iOS 4.3.1 is used on the older basebands supported by ultrasn0w.
Comex, the well-know iPhone hacker, and the guy behind Spirit and JailbreakMe, has unveiled some good news for iPad 2 users, as we reported you earlier that Comex has successfully jailbroke iPad 2 running iOS 4.3 with his upcoming userland jailbreak, today he just confirmed that there’s new bootom exploit has been discovered by someone to jailbreak iPad 2 running iOS 4.3.
Someone asking Comex: is your new iPad 2 exploit in the boot rom? Or a userland exploit? Kinda curious. I am one of the lucky ones who landed one day one.
Comex replying: Userland, but I hear someone has a bootrom vulnerability that they might have exploited.
Comex didn’t announce about the hacker who have this bootrom exploit. On the other hand you have to know that also Stefan Essar (iPhone hacker) also has confirmed that he will release his untethered iPad 2 jailbreak on iOS 4.3 by the next weekend.
It’s highly expected that hacker behind this exploit will keep his bootrom exploit until iPhone 5 releases to make it effective for the longest period as much as they can, as this kind of exploits is only patched by a hardware upgrade. But the userland exploit is a software exploit which can be patched on any iOS update.
Installous 4.3 has been released today bringing support for iOS 4.3. It lets you install cracked apps on iOS 4.3 by downloading .IPAs of the apps and install it directly to your iOS device. Once you install it, you’ll be able to download and install cracked apps (.IPA) files directly on your iOS 4.3.
What’s new in Installous 4.3:
– Fixed native installation bug
– UI improvments
– Localization support (German translation)
– Performance enhancements
Your device must be jailbroken on iOS 4.3 so you can add http://cydia.hackulo.us as a source then search for Installous 4.3 and install it.
Disclaimer: Use it at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong. We also encourage you to BUY apps from the iTunes Store.
In less than 24 hours hackers could achieve untethered jailbreak on iPad iOS 4.3. A new video was uploaded on Youtube by the well-known hacker i0nic shows untethered jailbreak on iPad iOS 4.3 in action. Check the video after the jump.
For those who don’t know, untethered jailbreak is a jailbreak which enables you to reboot your device without need to re-jailbreak your device as it was on iOS 4.2.1 before Greenpois0n RC5.
As the hacker notes in the description of the video, the jailbreak is still in alpha stage and not ready for a public release.
TinyUmbrella now supports all three new models of iPad 2. I’ve also added a much-needed tweak per saurik’s request. If you don’t update to the latest version, you may experience /significant/ slowness when saving your SHSHs in the future. With this release, 4.3 is supported. I plan on making some changes to the UI to help out the poor saps stuck on vertical resolutions < 900. I’m also going to be removing the proxy section of the app and simply using the system proxy settings.
Notcom recommended users to upgrade to the latest version of TinyUmbrella as they may experience significant slowness when saving SHSH blobs.
The hackers is working hard, the well known iPhone hacker MuscleNerd of iPhone dev-team has just announced that the newly released iOS 4.3 will get its untethered jailbreak solution from one of the following hackers i0n1c, pwn2own or comex.
The 4.3 untether JB could come from many sources.. @i0n1c, the pwn2own contestants, @comex are 3 possible (maybe more?)
Till now there’s still no ETA about dev-team untethered jailbreak, and also you have to know that chronic dev-team is working now on upgrading Greenpois0n to jailbreak iOS 4.3, stay tuned.
Want to upgrade to iOS 4.3 which Steve Jobs told us about yesterday but don’t have adeveloper account? Well, we’ve some good news, you can get it right now thanks to the powers of the internet. You do not need your UDID to execute the installation. Just follow our steps right below and don’t forget that iOS 4.3 needs iTunes 10.2.
STEP 1: Download and install iTunes 10.2.
STEP 2: Now, you need to download the right gold master version for your device:
- iPhone 4, from here.
- iPhone 3GS, from here.
- iPod touch 4G, from here.
- iPod touch 3G, from here.
- iPad 3G and Wi-Fi, get this one.
STEP 3: Connect your iPhone into your computer via USB and iTunes hold Alt (Shift in Windows) and click on the ‘restore’ button then point it to one of the gold master files you download above. Wait for between 10 and 15 minutes for the new OS to be moved over.
[Huge thanks to Brian Sweet for uploading the files]