iOS 4.3.1

Details and Release Times for iOS 4.3.1 Untethered Jailbreak

The Dev Team will be releasing the official untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 very soon. As you might have already heard, the jailbreak was teased on Twitter yesterday.

Today, it has been confirmed that the official release will drop in less than 24 hours. We've got details and times after the break!

iOS 4.3.1 Untethered Jailbreak Will Be Released When #SundayIsFunday Trends on Twitter

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Stefan Esser, the hacker who found the untethered exploit in iOS 4.3.1, says that, "Maybe that would make the dev-team release."

As we previously reported, Esser, who goes by i0n1c on Twitter, provided the untether to the DevTeam so that they could use it in the upcoming releases of RedSn0w and PwnageTool -- the jailbreak supports all devices capable of running iOS 4.3.1, except for the iPad 2...

iPhone Jailbreak for 4.3.1 is Getting Closer

Can you feel it in the air? I surely can. I get the same feeling before virtually every big jailbreak solution.

There's an eerie quiet among the folks taking the lead in the jailbreaking community, demos have been demonstrated, and tweets have been tweeted.

Now all we can do is wait, and wait patiently. Although we're expecting it literally any hour or day now, it's always a nice surprise when it finally arrives...

To tide us over, MuscleNerd dropped a few hints about the imminence of the Dev Team's new version of RedSn0w and PwnageTool; each will support 4.3.1...

iPhone 3GS Running Untethered Jailbreak on iOS 4.3.1 with Sn0wbreeze Beta [Video]

The Windows jailbreak tool, Sn0wbreeze, was recently updated to perform a tethered jailbreak on iOS 4.3.1. We told you about the newest beta release a couple days ago, and many of you have successfully been able to jailbreak your iPhone on 4.3.1.

The biggest downer with the current Sn0wbreeze beta is that it's a tethered jailbreak, and we've recommended holding off on iOS 4.3.1 until an untethered solution is released from the Dev Team.

To our surprise, an iDB reader sent us a video of his iPhone 3GS running an untethered jailbreak after using the latest Sn0wbreeze 2.4b1...

Great Progress Being Made on iOS 4.3.x Untethered Jailbreak

Dev Team member MuscleNerd has made it known that things are looking good as far as the 4.3.x untethered jailbreak is concerned.

On Monday, we reported on the fact that an untether had indeed been accomplished. Shortly thereafter, via Twitter, MuscleNerd confirmed that the Dev Team is implementing that untether into their upcoming jailbreak.

While there is of course no solid ETA for a release of the jailbreak, judging from the screenshot posted on his Twitter account, it's probably not that far off...

Has Your iPhone Battery Life Improved in iOS 4.3.1?

Now that you've had a couple of days with iOS 4.3.1, for those of you that updated, we're wondering how the latest OS is going for you so far.

When iOS 4.3 was released, there were several bugs/issues reported by the iPhone community in the new OS, one of the major ones being poor battery life. At the time, a good amount of early iOS 4.3 adopters attributed the poor battery life to auto-lock issues, causing the screen to stay on for hours at a time. The problem seemed to be affecting only iPhone and iPod Touch 4G owners.

Apple Patched Comex’s Exploit in iOS 4.3.1

The cat and mouse game between Apple and jailbreakers is getting intense. Apple got real serious when they added ASLR to iOS 4.3 and forced iDevice hackers back to their drawing boards. But members of the jailbreak community responded, and a tethered jailbreak was quickly made available with a patched mobile substrate file.

The latest move from Apple seems to be a big one. Comex tweeted about an hour ago that his kernel exploit was fixed in Apple's latest version of the firmware, iOS 4.3.1. It was public knowledge that i0n1c and other jailbreakers were specifically waiting for iOS 4.3.1 to be released to prevent something like this from happening...

New Video Shows Purported iOS 4.3.1 Untethered Jailbreak

It looks like an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 might not take as long as people might have thought.

This new video shows off an iPod touch that's running iOS 4.3.1 with an untethered jailbreak.

If you're still unsure what the benefits of an untethered jailbreak are, check out this article.

Does this mean that the author will release a jailbreak tool themselves? Well, not exactly, but this is still great news for jailbreakers...

Sn0wbreeze Beta Updated to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 [Tethered]

iH8Sn0w has released Sn0wbreeze 2.4b1, and the Windows jailbreak tool will now jailbreak iOS 4.3.1. There's already been a tethered jailbreak for 4.3.1 uncovered in PwnageTool, and both available jailbreaks are still tethered.

Sn0wbreeze is now the more stable option for jailbreak iOS 4.3.1, but there is still no untethered solution available. Jailbreak devs are working hard to release an official untethered jailbreak for the latest version of iOS, but there is no exact ETA set.

iOS 4.3.1 Already Jailbroken With PwnageTool 4.2 [Tethered]

The latest build of iOS has already been jailbroken! Thanks to the work of DjayB6 on the 4.3.1 jailbreak bundle and Universal Ramdisk Fixer, Apple's newest version of iOS has already got the jailbreak treatment.

PwnageTool 4.2 can be used to perform a tethered jailbreak for 4.3.1. This jailbreak method is not for the faint of heart, and is by no means considered a "stable" release for jailbreakers.

You will need several tools to perform a successful jailbreak of 4.3.1, and we have yet to hear about a stable untethered solution...