November 23, 2010 by James
Now that the iOS 4.2.1 is available from Apple (you can download iOS 4.2.1 for your iPhone / iPad / iTouch here), what you must be wondering is where you could download a jailbreak hack for it.
You can download redsn0w 0.9.6b4 for your idevice directly from our local servers below.
* PLEASE UPGRADE TO iTunes 10.1 FOR BEST RESULTS
* WINDOWS 7 USERS SHOULD RUN redsn0w IN “XP COMPATIBILITY” MODE
Also please do read these important instructions from the iPhone Dev Team below.
With Turkey Day a few days off, today Apple publicly released FW version 4.2.1. As always, ultrasn0w unlockers please stay far far away from this official firmware (and all official firmware). Wait for the ability to create custom 4.2.1. IPSWs that don’t update your baseband! If you’re not an unlocker, read on!
The best news of all is for owners of iPhone3G, older iPhone3GS, and non-MC iPod touch 2G. Due to a combination of our original pwnage2 exploit, the arm7_go exploit, 24kpwn, and limera1n, your device is “just as jailbreakable as ever.” You reap the full benefit of an untethered 4.2.1 jailbreak.
Next are the owners of all the more recent devices. The good news there is that due to geohot’s limera1n exploit, all recent devices can be jailbroken (this will be true until Apple released new hardware that fixes geohot’s limerain exploit in the bootrom). The bad news is that right now, the 4.2.1 jailbreak is *tethered* on all of these recent devices. A tethered jailbreak means that each time your device loses battery power or needs to be rebooted, you must attach it to a PC or Mac to boot into the jailbroken state. @comex is working hard on a method that may untether the 4.2.1 jailbreak, but it will require you to have your 4.1 SHSH blobs in order to use it. No word on how much more effort it will take though (please don’t bug @comex about it!). (We also have an alternative method that may work, but @comex’s method is much more elegant.)
In the meantime, please make sure you have your 4.1 SHSH blobs for all your devices. These will be important even for firmware beyond 4.1 (using both comex’s method and our alternative, depending on how each of them turn out.)
ultrasn0w unlock: After redsn0w is officially released with the new Cydia and kernel patches, we’ll be able to assess the unlock situation. It’s already looking very promising though, so expect the unlock for the 3G and 3GS to be coming this week. The i4 unlock is taking more effort though, and no further concrete info is available about that yet.
- Download: redsn0w 0.9.6b5 iPhone / iPad / iTouch iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak [Mac / Windows]
- Download: redsn0w 0.9.6b2 jailbreak for iOS 4.1 iPhone, iPad, iTouch [Mac / Windows]
- How to jailbreak iPhone, iPad, iTouch iOS 4.2.1 with redsn0w 0.9.6b4: guide and video tutorial
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