IOS 4.2 Jailbreak to be Untethered; Delay Possible, Due to Cydia Compatibility

Posted In iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Jailbreak News - By Greg On Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 With 9 Comments

iOS 4.2 is due to be released anytime now, Apple hasn’t officially announced the release date, but they said it would be here in November. Not too long ago, Comex announced on Twitter that the jailbreak for iOS 4.2 will be untethered. While current devices have/can be exploited and jailbroken permanently without the possibility of a patch, the jailbreak being tethered has still been an issue.

The difference between an untethered jailbreak and a tethered jailbreak is that, using a device with a tethered jailbreak, you must reconnect to a computer every single time you reboot, essentially, you must re-jailbreak when ever you reboot or your device powers down.

Comex has developed userland exploits for star, limera1n and greenpois0n, keeping them all untethered.

Comex said that people with SHSH blobs saved for iOS 4.1 should be able to keep their jailbreak untethered for 4.2, he did not mention however, if this would be the case for all users. I have not seen the reasoning yet, but anyone wanting to jailbreak iOS 4.2 make sure their SHSH blobs are saved. iPad users should also save their 3.2.2 blobs in the event that they are required, just in case.

Also, separately, Comex tweeted that there may be a delay with the 4.2 jailbreak release due to compatibility issues with Cydia, which are currently being dealt with.

What do you think? Can’t wait for the iOS 4.2 jailbreak? Drop us a line!

[Thanks to Farbod @ and  @Comex on twitter!]

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  1. Giuliano says:

    Hey John, what´s up?
    You have any news about unlock baseband 02.10.04?

  2. Naleef says:

    Even I’m waiting for unlock for baseband 2.10.xx

  3. Race says:

    Have not decided yet what are the pros and cons of fw 4.2?

  4. GHOUZ says:

    Hey man is there any unlock for iPhone 3G 4.1 baseband 05.14.02 yet???

  5. Greg says:

    As far as I’ve heard, and I could not say for sure, but I think that the 4.1 unlock could possibly be released a few days after the 4,2 release which will be around the 16th. We’ll let you know for sure when we know!

  6. hassan says:

    hey john i need to unlock my iphone 4 baseband 02.10.04

  7. Robert says:

    Any1 else having trouble saving their shsh
    Seen johns utube vid on how to an tinyumbrella
    Won’t start up

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    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

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    I found your entry interesting thus I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog :)

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