Minutes after the official release of iOS 4.2.1, the folks at the iPhone Dev Team were able to roll out a compatible jailbreak tool for those enjoying the benefits of a hacked device. A compatible version of Cydia is unavailable for the latest iOS right now, but the jailbreak is, in all senses, a go for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad using the Team’s redsn0w 0.9.6 beta 4.
Before users proceed with following the steps below, Pctipsbox would like to note that jailbreaking is not particularly encouraged.
Also, see this post for compatible devices and the particularities involving each device model with respect to this jailbreak. For example, this is a “tethered” jailbreak which, for some, may involve hassle they’d rather avoid. Go here to learn more about the drawbacks involved by a “tethered jailbreak.”
With all that out of the way….
With iOS 4.2 knocking on our doors, the infamous iPhone Dev Team is making sure jailbreakers and unlockers are well informed about the risks involved by updating to Apple’s stock iOS 4.2 IPSW.
In a recent blog update, the group of hackers responsible for PwnageTool confirms that all devices on all iOS firmware versions can be jailbroken, but that jailbreakers should refrain themselves from updating to iOS 4.2 until Cydia and PwnageTool are updated.
“By all accounts, we’re within a few days of Apple’s official public release of Firmware 4.2,” the Team writes. “Here’s what you need to know.”
“Thanks to geohot’s limera1n exploit, and our original pwnage2 exploit, and @pod2g’s ipod2g-MC exploit, absolutely all devices at all iOS firmware versions are capable of being jailbroken,” the iPhone Dev Team elaborates. More »