If you have been keeping up with your iOS 4.3 news daily, you know that everyone is holding their breath for an official jailbreak and unlock. Although jailbreaking was possible with beta versions of 4.3, it required you to hook up to your computer every time your iDevice rebooted. Yesterday, we showed you a video of an iPad, running 4.3, that was untethered and running the jailbroken app store Cydia.

Well it appears that the iPhone hacker behind that video, i0n1c, tweeted this morning that he will be waiting until iOS 4.3.1 to release his jailbreak. He goes on to say that he believes Apple will release 4.3.1 soon, because everybody saw the iPhone 4 getting hacked at the Canadian Pwn2Own competition this week. So why wait until the next version of iOS?

As i0n1c mentions in his tweet, releasing an iOS 4.3 jailbreak would burn the exploit used. Then, Apple would most likely patch the problem in 4.3.1, sending jailbreakers back to the drawing board. This is becoming a very dangerous game, as Apple begins to really tighten iOS security with features like ASLR. These types of measures are making jailbreaking more and more difficult.

So as before and always, we urge you to avoid updating to Apple’s new iOS 4.3 firmware until an official jailbreak is released. Stay tuned to iDB for all the latest jailbreak news.

[Redmond Pie]

  • iKing

    Ahhh no bueno lol
    Do they need more funding or man power to keep the upper hand on apple?

  • Me

    *queue people complaining that if he has it available then he should release it to everyone because they need jailbroken phones*

    *queue other people complaining that if he waits for 4.3.1 then he’ll push it back and wait for 4.4, 5, 6 etc*

    Funnily enough, these are generally the people that updated their JB’d 4.2.1 the day 4.3 released, ignoring well establish JB procedure because they considered that it wasn’t important for them and someone else will make it alright.

    Thanks for the update iDB, patiently waiting for the untethed JB, whether it comes with 4.3.1 or any iOS version after; 4.2.1 does what I need it to for now 🙂

    • Timm

      Funnily?

  • Link from Zelda

    Seriously, this is becoming a known thing. Musclenerd “I’m waiting for 4.2” Musclenerd “I’m waiting for 4.3” Musclenerd “I have no unlock” Musclenerd “I think we MIGHT have one”

    This dude “jail break for 4.3 coming” This dude again, “no jailbreak until 4.3.1”

    I’m starting not to put faith in anyone but @comex.

    • Binary-Stalker

      You are an idiot for not thinking stratagetically. He is holding back so Apple can’t patch it. If he does wait, there will be one jailbreak for 4.3.1 and below. If such a thing were to happen, they wouldn’t have to make another for a bit.

      Also, the exact reason was right in front of you, in the article.

  • ultimatefighter

    this is becoming a fricking joke!!all these tweets saying they had this and this and were waiting for 4.3 to come out and then they would release jailbreak and unlock,well 4.3 came out and they choked!! again the cat and mouse game, tired of it

    • Binary-Stalker

      You are an idiot for not thinking stratagetically. He is holding back so Apple can’t patch it. If he does wait, there will be one jailbreak for 4.3.1 and below. If such a thing were to happen, they wouldn’t have to make another for a bit.

      Also, the exact reason was right in front of you, in the article.

  • goofygreek

    it looks like apple is winning the fight. these hackers can deny it as much as possible, but eventually, apple will have almost every exploit sealed, and there will be no more jailbreaking for us. not trying to bad mouth the hackers, they did all this for free, so thanks, for how ever much longer you can keep this up.

    • Binary-Stalker

      Granted, this is true, but new one’s keep showing up with each patched one.

      Soon, users will have to downgrade with Umbrella, if that’s the case.

    • Bobajob

      Fortunately you know SFA about programming. This is utter rubbish. New exploits are introduced nearly as often as new features.

    • Bobajob

      Fortunately you know nothing about programming. This is utter rubbish. New exploits are introduced nearly as often as new features.

    • Bobajob

      Fortunately you know nothing about programming. This is complete rubbish. New exploits are introduced nearly as often as new features.

  • willy

    the game is never going to finish thanks for custom firmwares

    • Ffffffffffff

      What the fuck is wrong with you? It’s more strategic to release an exploit for a major update than a minor one. Fucktard.

    • Ffffffffffff

      What is wrong with your brain? It’s more strategic to release an exploit for a major update than a minor one. Fucktard.

    • Ffffffffffff

      What is wrong with your brain you tosswomble? It’s more strategic to release an exploit for a major update than a minor one.

    • Bob

      What is wrong with your brain you tosswomble? It’s more strategic to release an exploit for a major update than a minor one.

    • Bobajob

      What is wrong with your brain you tosswomble? It’s more strategic to release an exploit for a major update than a minor one.

  • Lequang242

    If I have a jailbroken 4.3
    I don’t think I or anyone would update to 4.3.1
    So release the krakin’

    • Binary-Stalker

      If they don’t, Apple can’t patch it. Put into consideration Apple might add new features, such as activating multitouch gestures officially, and more. People can safely update after that as there will be an untethered jailbreak waiting for them. Keep that in consideration.

  • Lequang242

    If I have a jailbroken 4.3
    I don’t think I or anyone would update to 4.3.1
    So release the krakin’.

    • Binary-Stalker

      If they don’t, Apple can’t patch it. Put into consideration Apple might add new features, such as activating multitouch gestures officially, and more. People can safely update after that as there will be an untethered jailbreak waiting for them. Keep that in consideration.

  • Fred

    Some people are just meant to be dumb. Heres an example, ion1c didnt say he’s going to wait until 4.3.1 is out. IDb folks then investigate and post the issue in a question mark. The post is very informative and gives us something to ponder. Then some dumb people would conclude “ion1c said this and that or promised this and that and he didnt do what he said he would”. This is exactly what happened to most dev team’s tweets. They are always magically transformed into “promises” when the devs have in fact said no such things.

  • Thor

    Steve B. Jobs is a keen observer of the crack and heroin pushers strategic marketing practices.

  • mwebsterpgh

    Why are all you Apple Wormheads getting a boner over 4.3. There is NOTHING worth upgrading in this release. 4.2.1 is just fine and it’s awesome there are people like MuscleNerd and Dev Team giving us FREE jailbreaks.

  • Me

    Given the right enhancements (Disputable cos I’ve been drinking…and other answers taken into consideration) I’m sure Android flaw-feedback can be handled much like iOS feedback if it’s important enough,

  • DomPerignon

    Guys, haven’t you learned the lesson yet? Untethered jailbreak takes between 10 -12 for the public release. Well, that was before ASLR, so go figure.

  • Pittlife

    Why wait, theres also new exploits and new patches. Someone else will pobablly find an explit and release it by the time you put yours out.

  • Burge

    The jailbreak wil be out when it’s ready , on 4.2.1/ 4.3 .. I’am in no rush for it…

  • Simmerin

    i0n1c isn’t a member of dev Team, is He? I think he is an independent Hacker from Germany.

  • Binary-Stalker

    If you people are so mad about them denying to release the new jailbreak, just downgrade.

  • Daniel

    So from what I can see there are at least two separate JBs available for 4.3 and peoole are demanding that both be released now and not caring that Apple traditionally releases a minor update to fix up little things (4.3.1) which could completely prevent these exploits.

    Now I don’t know what you guys think but I am happy that one exploit is on pause for 4.3.1

  • Z

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t it a 4.2.1 that got hacked? So this excuse is a no go?

    And I’m sure someone has mentioned it before in the comments, I just didn’t have the time to go through 31 coments =P

  • The Craetor

    @i0n1c should release his exploit because if 4.3.2 comes out it will be patched anyway. There are some desperate iPad 2 users. 🙂

  • FrankieX

    @The Craetor:keep in mind that apple could fix iOS4.3 in a few days and even make fetching SHSH
    impossible. So just a few people can update their phones to utJB iOS4.3 due to a fast firmware update
    to the release of 4.3.X. If we all wait for the next minor update of 4.3 it would always be possible to
    downgrade safely to 4.3 (with a bunch of new features) in the worst case.
    On the other hand they (apple) could also fix up even that exploit i0n1c discovered if it was leaked to them.

  • It’s so dam difficult to find a hole in such a tight system, so this guy knows what he’s doing, better keep hiding than they close it with the new 4.3.1
    waiting that jailbreak dude.. keep it up..

  • madhatter

    ios 4.3.1 has been released, where’s the untethered jailbreak? :))

  • Gizmo

    How many of you actually support these guys with donations? This isn’t easy to do and the simple fact that they do it for the public is amazing. These guys are wizards at what they do, I couldn’t do it and so be patient and STOP complaining.

  • The Craetor

    @Gizmo good point.

  • happyhatter

    i too am actually excited for the untethered jailbreak that is to be released. But Gizmo have said it very well 🙂 all we can do for now is at least be patient until they release the jailbreak.

    cheers guys! 🙂