Update! Confirmed: Untethered Jailbreak to be Released by Christmas
Update! @comex tweeted today that he may be missing the deadline for Christmas. A few weeks ago iPhone hacker Comex said on his Twitter account that an untethered jailbreak should be available before Christmas. Now with Christmas exactly a week away, MuscleNerd has confirmed the news that Comex released earlier this month that an untethered jailbreak will in fact be available within the week.
In a reply to @scotty6kids78 MuscleNerd said, “ it’ll [the jailbreak] be here by Xmas (not that we’re sitting waiting for Xmas, but because it’s achievable deadline)”
Merely minutes after Tweeting this, MuscleNerd deleted the post, there is much speculation as to why he chose to do so, but my money rides on that he answered the question, gave the person reading the answer time to read it, and deleted it before a barrage of questions could ensue.
Whatever the reason may be, it is good news for jailbreakers who are patiently waiting for an untethered option. There are a few devices that have had the ability to jailbreak untethered, but for most of us it has been tethered or nothing. I myself have been tethered since the release, but its gets annoying sometimes. I have heard that most people have waited to update to iOS 4.2, all together (which is a good thing ultimately because it gives time for Apple to iron out bugs that those users didnt have to deal with )until an untethered option is released. I couldn’t wait, and Im happy I didn’t. Yes having to reconnect my iPad to my Mac and booting tethered every time I reboot is annoying, but it doesn’t happen very often, and my MBP is always nearby.
So what about you? Have you been waiting for the untethered jailbreak just to update, or did you impatiently jailbreak tethered like me? Maybe you dont plan to jailbreak at all, whatever the case, let us know! We love feedback.
Update: 12/21/10 More information about this jailbreak was just released.
IDB said that in a tweet MuscleNerd stated that users that download the untethered jailbreak should not have to restore they’re devices to utilize the new jailbreak. Which is good news for jailbreakers, as a restore is often a time consuming, and painful process, especially to those of us that have a lot of jailbroken applications. I myself have had ongoing issues with activator crashing every time I accidentally shake my device, hopefully re-jailbreaking will solve this issue, but I doubt it. Also, despite MuscleNerd stating the jailbreak should be available before Christmas, be prepared for a delay, not that there are any indications of one, but hackers celebrate the holidays too.