The famous iOS hacking team – iPhone Dev Team has released an ‘untethered’ iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak for the running iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Untethered jailbreak means you don’t have to plug your iOS device to a Mac or PC whenever you wish to reboot it. However, the new PwnageTool 4.3 for Mac and redsn0w 0.9.6 RC9 for Windows and Mac don’t support iPad 2 as of now. The iPhone Dev Team’s new tools will work on Mac and Windows systems. Do note that this untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak doesn’t enable carrier unlock for latest baseband via Ultrasn0w tool from.
New untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak tools – PwnageTool and redsn0w, don’t support or enable possibility of carrier unlock for using any SIM card with iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4. So those who rely on the ultrasn0w unlock need to wait for more weeks else their iPhones would turn into iPod touch – without carrier support. Wait till the new ultrasn0w unlock is released.
The PwnageTool 4.3 and redsn0w 0.9.6 rc9 support following devices:
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4 (GSM Only)
- iPod touch third generation
- iPod touch fourth generation
- Apple TV Second Generation only via PwnageTool 4.3
No support for the freshly launched iPad 2 tablet since it requires a boot level exploit and doesn’t work with known holes discovered. The credit of discovering untethered exploit in iOS 4.3.1 goes to independent iPhone Security Researcher named Stefan Esser also know as @i0n1c on Twitter social network.
Just in case you get a non-functional Cydia 1.1 icon after jailbreak, then you’ll have to start all over again. Do note that jailbreaking your device voids your warranty.
MacXDVD Software has announced the release of its outstanding file transfer software – MacX iPhone Mounter, which is perfectly compatible with all generations of iPhone, iPod, iPad.
As a professional multimedia software developer, MacXDVD Software released MacX iPhone Mounter today, along with giveaway activity on this fantastic iPhone transferring software. Before April 10, 2011, anyone can download full licensed MacX iPhone Mounter for free to transfer video, music, photo, movie, podcast, eBook, etc from iPhone, iPod, iPad to Mac and mount iOS devices as portable hard drive to backup files on Mac. Read more…
I0nic has given his untether for the iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak to the iPhone Dev-Team for testing and integration into their jailbreak utilities.
The iphone-dev-team is already beta-testing the untether. So it is up to them to give you your tool of choice.
Please don’t bother the dev-team now. The deal is: if the beta test is successfull, they are free to do whatever they want with it.
We’ll let you know as soon as we hear more!
Cydia 1.1 has just been released by saurik and is now available in Cydia. This version is nearly a complete rewrite from 1.0 and includes new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements. According to saurik, Cydia 1.1 is faster, slimmer, and more stable; including an improved search algorithm and “resume where you left off”
Cydia 1.1 also removes some of the older default packages. However, Saurik notes this is normal becauserepositories are managed differently, and will not be deleted.
Work on Cydia 1.1 has been ongoing on for some time now. Recently, Saurik posted a detailed comment on the improvements
To install Cydia 1.1, simply open Cydia, and upgrade when prompted to.
Apple will reported release iOS 4.3.1 within two weeks to fix minor issues and close a jailbreak vulnerability, according to a BGR report.
Here are the changes from iOS 4.3:
> Baseband updates for the 3GS and iPad (original)
> Fixed memory hang that results in memory corruption when reading large files from USIM filesystem
> Fixed problem with NTLM authentication in apps and on websites
> Fixed issue with the Springboard and 3rd party apps not recgonizing the gyroscope on the iPad 2
> Fixed iPad 2 jailbreak vulneratbility
It’s unclear which iPad 2 jailbreak vulnerability is being fixed by Apple since none have been released yet. It was thought that Apple would be fixing the Safari based exploit used by Charlie Miller to win Pwn2Own with the 4.3.1 update.
AT&T has dropped the price of the 64GB iPad 3G by $300 bringing it down to $529. The 16GB iPad 3G has also been discounted to $429. The 32GB model is currently listed as sold out.
BGR notes that these are online prices only and inventory may be low. If you were considering the purchase of a first generation iPad you may want to snap one up now.