Windows users, your long wait for an untethered jailbreak for 4.2.1 via Jailbreak Monte is almost over!

Yesterday, via twitter the iPhone Dev Team confirmed that since Apple is still allowing download of the 4.1 IPSW (not blobs) they will at last release a Windows version of RedSn0w 0.9.7 beta…

The Windows version will provide an untethered jailbreak on iOS 4.2.1 via Monte 4.1. This means that you must have saved SHSH blobs for iOS 4.1.

Additionally, the iPhone Dev Team states that the Windows version will be noticeably slower than the Mac version as it uses file systems instead of RAM.

I don’t think that will matter to Windows users (including myself) as we have been patiently waiting since December for this!

Stay tuned for more details; we’ll keep you updated!

  • Dubai_lad

    how soon is soon? can’t wait!

    • dava

      what is mean soon, very soon
      this means 1 year and more or never LOL

  • what models does this affect? I forget. Is this for those who jailbroke on their iphone 4s, that didnt get tethered breaks previously?

    Also…a sidenote…

    On a 3g, going to ios 4.2.1, its untethered, correct?

    • Shrike1978

      If I’m not mistaken, 3GS new bootrom, iPhone4, iPod 3G, and iPod 4G. Anything older is already untethered.

  • Dodgerdeezy

    So what happens if u have a 4.2.1 out The box phone that has no blobs?? Will this work?

    • Rizo g


    • Gunston

      Cannot work for me, ios4.2.1 out of the box

  • Funesto

    And … It will NEVER work … or there is something to come?

    • Shrike1978

      This method won’t work. They seem to know about other exploits that would, but the timing is more critical on them to make sure that the most people get benefit from them.

    • STO77

      greenpoison works out of the box

  • Burge

    What’s the point of this now ? 4.3 is going to be out in a month …

    • Shrike1978

      This exposes nothing new. Every exploit it uses it old so it doesn’t reveal anything to Apple. It’s ready to go, and, according to MuscleNerd, extends to future firmwares as well, so the question is whey wouldn’t they release it.

      • Burge

        What I mean is, with 4.3 out soon every one is going to want to be on that not 4.2.1 … And this can only be used by people who have 4.1 SHSHs .. And if that’s if that’s the case those people will still be on 4.1 for that’s untertherd ..
        Why go through the whole process of upgradeing jailbreaking and putting back all your jailbreak tweaks and mods on your device , and then 4.3 lands and as we’ve read on here Comex drops his jailbreak for that.. 4.3 is not that far away
        And will I use this… ofcause I love the whole process of jailbreaking and restoring , it’s just that it can only be used by those who have 4.1 SHSHs already and there untetherd right now

  • aNdrew

    ‘This means that you must have saved SHSH blobs for iOS 4.1.’ means that if my iphone is 4.2.1 at first, then i cant use this?

    • Shrike1978

      Correct. You’ll have to wait for Comex’s new untether (which he has indicated may come after 4.3).

  • dan

    How about if it’s unlocked?

    • Shrike1978

      Redsn0w doesn’t have the ability to preserve baseband, so you’ll need to wait until there is a Pwnage Tool or Sn0wbreeze version that uses the Monte exploit.

  • Shelby

    Any news on greenpoisOn?

  • Goofygreek

    What if I’m still on 4.0?

  • Basit

    Hey People I need a little help here,

    Right after an hour I am going to purchase an Iphone from a friend locked on AT&T 4.2.1
    Please let me know if this release will help me unlock it on any carrier, as I am not in the US.
    reply soon,

    Thanks !!

    • This release is a jailbreak not an unlock, it is a step in the right direction but you will have to wait a longer for an unlock solution.

  • DomPerignon

    Rumors and speculation have been running around since Nov. 23, 2010 and iOS 4.3 is around the corner, so go figure!
    RedSn0w and GreenPois0n people have been leaking news like this for 3 months now, with just partial end results. Apple is winning the cat and mouse race and maybe, as some people are saying, sooner than later is going to be impossible to jailbreak the iPhone.

  • Basit

    That is the Iphone 4 Perhaps ^^^

    • What iPhone are you buying and what baseband is it on?

  • Before you all get naked, go nuts and start updating to 4.2.1 because a new jailbreak is coming out, don’t forget that updating iOS also updates your BB. Think before you regret!

  • Angry

    Fucking crap. How much longer I don’t want to downgrade. I will be stuck on stock forever at this fucking rate!

  • aNdrew

    Bernam, what u mean by that??

  • Nate

    I’m pissed man! Screw saurik! I had 4.1 and had tried to save my shsh blobs through cydia but for two months it was in pending mode. I was having major issues with greenpoison screwing my phone up so had to restore, and of course apple made me restore up to 4.2.1! Now I can’t downgrade and I’m stuck her til 4.3! And they can’t even gaurantee me that I can jailbreak that without 4.1 blob. Even though my phone was pending through cydia on sauriks server is it possible my blob got saved and I can somehow get it? Or am I screwed?

    • Save blobs with tinyumbrella, don’t rely on cydia.

  • Basit

    I am buying the Iphone 4 with baseband 2.10.04 locked on AT&T 4.2.1


    • There currently is no carrier unlock for your device.

      • funesto

        however I hope that there will be also a carrier unLock soon or later… I don’t want to sell my Iphone 4!

    • Gaurav

      No dude…..there is no unlock for it. I have been wsiting for 4 months now…..i am in india and i bought it from US for 662$. Wait till unlock comes

  • Basit

    I think I would buy the phone today for using all of it except the ‘Phone’ app 🙂

    And wait for the unlock,

    Thanks so much !!

  • police

    fuck iphone get a nokia 3310.

    • This is n0t called for, go to a different forum please!

  • aNdrew

    bro, my 3gs now is 4.2.1. my BB is 05.15.04, will i be able to Jb my phone in future? untethered*

    • Depends if they will let Geohot have access to his laptop whilst he is in solitary confinement. Seriously, all good things come to those who wait. Untethered JB is coming soon, for hope, read the post on the top of this page.

  • SamJY

    If I have already jailbreak my iPhone 4 using redsnow tethered, when the untethered is out, then I just jailbreak again, will it work? Or there is other extra steps I have to take? Thank you.

    • If I remember correctly @MuscleNerd tweeted that if you are JB tethered with redsn0w, you will just have to run the newer untethered redsn0w on top of the old. We’ll soon know for sure.

  • Rick Marz

    Thanks for the news but this doesn’t mean that you have to have your SHSH for iOS 4.1 saved in cydia. It means that you need iOS 4.1 firmware to do it.

  • James

    So I guess this doesn’t/won’t work for iPad? iPad never had a fw 4.1 released for it. It does have the 4.2b3 shsh saved, but I never had any of the beta firmwares.

  • Sy

    I want to know for iPad too! Currently jailbroken on 3.2

  • Fabio

    I Jbroke my iPhone 4 when it was 4.1.
    On cydia, i used “make my life easier”… Does that means i have saved my shsh??? I had to up grade to 4.2.1 because of a bug. I samba know if i can jb again

    • Kickstar13

      You can launch Cydia and it’ll tell you what SHSH blobs are currently saved for your device. Another alternative is to use TinyUmbrella. It’ll show you all your saved blobs for your iDevice and save them on your computer as well. TinyUmbrella does it require your device to be jailbroken.

  • I got 2 Iphone 4’s … 4.2.1 Firmware. 1 BB is at 2.10.04 and other at 3.10.01… I believe there is no unlock for these basebands yet. Are they going to release unlock for these versions or for upcoming 4.3?

    These are fresh out of box piece and i’m waiting for so long !

  • tom

    So I have a 3Gs on 4.2.1 after having to upgrade (don’t ask), I have 4.1 blobs saved locally and on Saurik’s server but can’t for the life of me get TinyUmbrella to downgrade. Is TU broken for 4.2.1?

  • What if I dont have SHSH 4.1 blobs? My ipad came straight with iOS 4.2.1 installed! 🙁 what should i do? than..

  • At times I feel like the only one who doesn’t care about Baseband, my 3GS is unlocked from my provider. when i update/restore i get a congrats message in iTunes and away I go.

  • rdcbr

    hi im just just wondering if there any way to fix 4.1 iphone 3g to get the simcard working cause i just bought this phone from one of my friend an he has at&t an i have tmobile an i jail break it an put my sim card to it now my phone wont read my simcard any way to fix this im noob to this type of stuff please help up.. thnk ..

    • tom

      Ultrasnow will unlock it (search in Cydia).

  • Ramzi

    Dears, i opened Cydia as advised and it says “SHSH: iOS 4.2.1” does that mean i won’t be able to make it untethered? mine is redsnow jailbroken and unlocked… will appreciate a reply. Thanks 🙂

    • Ramzi

      It’s iPhone 4 by the way.

      • Burge

        If all you got is 4.2.1 SHSHs then no , you need 4.1 SHSHs and you can not get them now apple stop signing that off long ago .. Sorry..

  • Thomas

    So how do we save the SHSH or whatever it is? I’m still on 4.1 with my iPhone 4.

    • Burge

      Are you jailbroke ?
      If so you should of pressed the make my life easier in Cydia that will save them on Cydia
      .. You can also use tinyumbrella to get you SHSHs and save them on you computer .. If you are not jailbroke and did not press the make my life easier then you can not them now.. I use tinyumbrella to save them and there on Cydia aswel
      You need to find how to use tinyumbrella on this site ..I think there is a how to and download section on here

  • tanee

    question: being that you guys are saying this redsn0w jailbreak is only working with mac products…what if I was too jailbreak it via Macbook or whatever but do all my normal iphone downloads and iTunes account via windows, will everything still run smoothly? bc I have a friend that is good at jailbreaking with the proper mac computer and devices but I use windows by default. can someone reassure me heifer I let him JB my phone.

    • Have no fear, you can JB / Unlock with a Mac, then use your iDevice normally on any other PC.

  • Fahim

    What if I dont have SHSH blobs? My iPhone came straight with iOS 4.2.1 installed! what do do…….

    • Wait, nothing else to do for now, soon as there is a release this is the best place to know about it. RSS Feed is worth following.

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  • Sngry

    Well if u need 4.1 blobs then I am Sooooo screwed! Can’t they do one that doesn’t require blobs or a downgrade via this or via that. Limera1n!

  • Coming soon to an iPhone near you, watch this space for news as it happens.

  • Yacine

    I have a new bootrom 3GS on baseband 5.15 and iOS 4.2.1. The phone is locked to 3 in the UK. Is there a way to unlock the phone?

  • Drackeetee

    Does anybody know if I have 4.2.1 if it is possible to go back to 4.1 if I don’t have my shsh saved? Supposively I will not be able to get an untethered jb for windows if I can’t go back to 4.1

  • PanchoPaco

    i got two questions. 1. i have ipod touch 4g n i updated to 4.2.1 right away then jailbroke it with tethered redsn0w could i use the untethered? 2. my sister has ipod touch 2g mc model n updated to 4.2.1 it hasnt been jailbroken could she use the untethered also?

  • Zigzag

    Hai guys..mine ip4 4.2.1 with bb my country “Malaysia” iPhone is not lock by carrier I can simply jb my phone..can I jb my phone with redsn0w?.

  • ItsmyI

    I vaguely remember “make my life easier”, how do I find out if they were saved?