iOS 4.3.3 Gets Untethered Jailbreak

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iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users waiting to upgrade to iOS 4.3.3 until an untethered jailbreak was available are in luck. The iPhone Dev Team released an updated version the redsn0w utility that lets users maintain their jailbreak state on iOS 4.3.3 between reboots without first connecting their device to a computer.

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Jailbreaking is a process where users hack their iPhone, iPod touch and iPad so that third-party apps Apple hasn’t approved for App Store distribution can be installed.

The redsn0w 0.9.6rc15 utility supports jailbreaking the GSM-based iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS, the third and fourth generation iPod touch, the first generation iPad, and the second generation Apple TV.

Apple doesn’t support or condone jailbreaking, so don’t look to the company for help should something go wrong with the hack.

The redsn0w jailbreak utility is available as a free download at the iPhone Dev Team Web site.

Comments

Ted Landau

As you note, the iPad 2 remains the lone major product that is MIA from the jailbreak list. A jailbreak for the iPad 2 is under development, but no ETA has been given.

PorthosJon

... remains the lone major product that is MIA from the jailbreak list

Ummm.. the Verizon iPhone 4 is also a major product MIA from the jailbreak (not that I have one, I have the GSM).

Ted Landau

the Verizon iPhone 4 is also a major product MIA from the jailbrea

By golly, you’re right. I hadn’t caught that. Interesting. I guess whatever Apple did to block jailbreaking in the iPad 2 is in the Verizon iPhone as well. Presumably, this will be in all new hardware going forward ? which means (as usual) the current jailbreak hack will no longer work. Oh well. The cat-and-mouse game goes on.

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