iOS 4.2.1

The Dev Team Updates RedSn0w Beta Untethered Jailbreak, Fixes Skype Issues

Another day, another update from the hard workers on the Dev Team. Right after releasing RedSn0w 0.9.7b5, they've turned around and released RedSn0w 0.9.7b6. The good news about this latest beta is that it fixes the issues with Skype, which made the app crash as soon as you tried to open it.

Now that the Bluetooth issues have been fixed, and Skype has been fixed, what's next for The Dev Team's untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 4.2.1?

New GreenPois0n Untethered Jailbreak on the Way, No Beta Firmware Required

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...

RedSn0w 0.9.7b5 Untethered Jailbreak Fixes Bluetooth Issues

One of the biggest reasons that I chose to stick with the tethered RedSn0w 0.9.6 release for my iPhone 4 is because of the beta version's ongoing problems with Bluetooth support.

Up to this point, all of the beta versions of RedSn0w 0.9.7 -- an untethered jailbreak released by the Dev Team -- have thus far been devoid of Bluetooth capabilities. When using the beta, the Bluetooth option simply stated "Not Available."

With the Dev Team's latest update to the RedSnow beta, the Bluetooth hurdle has finally been eliminated, and now you can enjoy an untethered jailbreak with full Bluetooth support...

Comex is Most Likely Saving His Next iPhone Jailbreak for iOS 4.3

So far, RedSn0w has been the only publicly released tool that can jailbreak iOS 4.2.1. The Dev Team warned users about the dangers of updating their iOS firmware to 4.2.1 before the RedSn0w beta was released. Around that time, the iPhone hacker, P0sixNinja, said that the GreenPois0n jailbreak would be ready for 4.2.1 around the same time as RedSn0w.

The GreenPois0n jailbreak has still not come out for 4.2.1, a LimeRa1n update is nowhere to be found, and all we have had is a somewhat unstable RedSn0w beta. Luckily, PosixNinja has recently said that the GreenPois0n (most likely tethered) jailbreak will actually be ready very soon. And Geohot could always come out of the woodwork and surprise us like he did with LimeRa1n.

After some drama about a leaked SHAtter exploit in mid-December, the jailbreak developer community has seemed to be a little more divided. Comex, a prominent personality in the jailbreak community, was supposed to be working on an untethered jailbreak tool for 4.2.1. However, it seems he might be saving his hack for iOS 4.3...

Does Geohot Have an Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1?

Well, well, well. Look what we found while perusing MuscleNerd's Twitter account... This could be an indication that prodigy iPhone hacker Geohot might be doing yet another come back, this time with an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1.

This tweet was sent by MuscleNerd a couple of days ago in reply to someone telling him, Chpwn and others to stop all the drama. Now this could be MuscleNerd's way of getting people off his back, or it could very well be the truth...

RedSn0w 0.9.6rc7 Released to Include ‘One Click’ Support

One bad thing about tethered jailbreaks, besides the obvious fact that you have to be near a computer to reboot your phone back into jailbreak mode, is the time it takes to perform a tethered boot.

No doubt the Dev Team has received numerous requests asking for a more streamlined approach to performing a tethered boot. The results of such requests is RedSn0w 0.9.6rc7, which includes one click support that will make booting your iPhone slightly less time consuming.

Check inside for the full how-to...

Warning: You May Want to Set a Second Alarm for Tomorrow Morning

There have been reports of outrage from iPhone users who weren't woken up by their iPhone alarm on New Year's Day morning. There is still mystery surrounding why this problem has occurred, but it seems to be widespread enough to raise concern.

As of 1/1/2011, users began complaining on Twitter that their alarm in the iPhone's clock app didn't wake them up like normal. After the clock struck midnight to usher in the new year, all non-repeating alarms in the clock app failed to sound. This problem sounds like the Daylight Savings Time issue that the iPhone had back in November.

The point is, you if set your alarm clock on your iPhone to be woken up tomorrow, you'll be getting more sleep than you intended...

Dev Team Releases RedSn0w 0.9.7b4 Untethered Jailbreak

The Dev Team just released RedSn0w 0.9.7b4, the latest version of their untethered jailbreak, which let me remind you, is still in beta. This updated version of RedSn0w brings the untethered jailbreak to your iPhone 4, iPad, and iPod Touch 4G for those of you on iOS 4.2.1.

The major improvement in this update is that you no longer need to run usbmux, which was very confusing for many of you (oh yeah, me included)...

How to Make biteSMS Work on iOS 4.2.1

Now that more and more jailbreakers are making the jump to iOS 4.2.1, courtesy of Redsn0w, a lot of people are wondering what's up with biteSMS? The app installs fine, but right off the bat you'll start to notice something's not quite right with our #2 favorite jailbreak app of 2010.

In fact, for me, attempting to send a message with biteSMS 5.0 while on iOS 4.2.1 crashes the app outright, rendering my fiendish text messaging habits useless.

Of course, if there's anything we know about the biteSMS crew, it's that they're always on top of things; in fact they've already released a beta version of the app that works well with Apple's latest firmware. Check inside for the quick and easy how to...

How to Untether Your iPhone 4.2.1 Jailbreak with RedSn0w

The long-awaited RedSn0w untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 was released earlier today by the iPhone Dev Team. As we mentioned before, it is still a beta version, which means it is very unstable and causes a few noteworthy bugs.

We're aware that some of you are true dare devils so we thought it'd still be a good idea to post a guide on how to untether your iPhone. This step by step tutorial will show you how to untether your iPhone 4.2.1 using RedSn0w. This only works for the iPhone 4, iPad, and iPod Touch 4G...

Warning About RedSn0w Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1

The Dev Team released RedSn0w 0.9.7b1 this morning, an untethered jailbreak for iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4G on iOS 4.2.1. When we first reported about this updated version of RedSn0w, we advised you not to use because it is still in beta, and most importantly, comes with a few issues worth mentioning.

We still think that you should hold off and be patient. A more stable version should be released soon. In the meanwhile, if you are curious about what problems you might encounter after "untethering" your iPhone, here are some of the issues that have been reported: