Today, Redmond Pie reported on an interesting tidbit of news for those of you who have decided to wait it out for an untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 4.2.1. The Chronic Dev Team, the folks behind the popular GreenPois0n jailbreak tool, is actively working on an untethered jailbreak that will require no beta firmware.

As you’re no doubt aware of, the Dev Team has released a number of beta versions of their RedSn0w tool that is already capable of accomplishing the untethered jailbreak on iOS 4.2.1.

Of course, with that tool being beta, there are some caveats, such as the fact that official 4.2b3 firmware is required; that firmware is only available to developers…

Below are excerpts of the interesting parts from the Twitter conversation regarding greenpois0n:

One of the good things about greenpois0n, is that if the past is any indicator, multiple platforms, including Linux, will be supported in fairly quick fashion. This is great news for the jailbreak community, as the more options we have, the better.

What do you think? Excited about news?

  • crossing my fingers!!!

  • KraftWiz

    So., Does that mean RedSnow and Greenpois0n are competing to crack the code ??

  • Mono

    Great news. I wonder how long it will be though…

  • Tj

    Whatever! Tired of hearing stupid reports of new jailbreaks about to come out when nothing happens. Get your fucking time lines right for once.

    • Fluffybunny

      Doublepost AND abusive
      Quality newb

    • i agree ….we found this we found that ….fuck all this bickering beef , release the shit or shut the fuck up !!

  • Tj

    Whatever! Tired of hearing stupid reports of new jailbreaks about to come out when nothing happens. Get your time lines right for once.

  • Burge

    On what idevice ? A4 chip only ? Or all 3GS 3G i4 ipt4 iPad

  • Icyhotonmynuts

    I think dev team is wasting both their time and the community’s time with beta AND tethered jailbreaks. Hellooo? Who wants a tethered jb these days? If greenPois0n comes out before RedRa1n, ill go with that (as long as it’s stable. Let the race begin! Err..continue.

    • Zigge

      Redra1n? it’s rubyra1n
      And their not wasting their time. You shouldnt say something, you’re not the one doing the work!

      • Icyhotonmynuts


    • Chris

      If a tethered Jailbreak is all that’s available…I’ll take that anyday vs. no Jaulbreak at all.

      I have a tethered Jailbroken iPad on iOS 4.2.1 and an untethered iPhone on iOS 4.1

      Either way, I am happy because I am Jailbroken. Do I wish my iPad was untethered? Yes. But, being tethered is better than nothing, IMO.

  • Darkhorse

    Fingers crossed 😀

  • iMex

    They came out with two new redsn0w updates in 24hours. Hopefully Greenpois0n isn’t too far away.

  • josh

    im not a developer, but i still have the 4.2b3.

  • JAK

    The untethered jailbreak in mid March would be just perfect… That’s when I’m finally breaking down to get a couple iPhone 4’s… Hehehee an da contact’s are ripe at that time too!! Lock me in AT&T… Might as well go for a couple more years!!