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Untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.4 might not land anytime soon

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Untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.4 might not land anytime soon
We would probably not be wrong if we say that the release of Jailbreakme 3.0 sent the iOS community into a frenzy. Over 2 million jailbreak attempts were registered over the course of only 4 days after the tool was launched, which meant that it was time for Apple to step in and do something about it.

Sure enough, iOS 4.3.4 was released in an effort to stop the jailbreaking spree and fixed the PDF security hole, which was not only a potential security risk, but also the flaw in Apple's mobile platform that allowed for an untethered jailbreak to be performed. This is bad news for everyone who has been enjoying the advantages that come with setting your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch free as it means that an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.4 may not be released anytime soon.

How will the hacking community deal with the issue is not clear for now, but something tells us that it is only a matter of time until iOS 4.3.4 meets its match. Until then, it is advised for jailbreak enthusiasts to restrain themselves from updating until an untethered jailbreak gets released, or go with a tethered iOS 4.3.4 jailbreak and bear with the inconvenience of having to perform it every time their iDevice needs to reboot.

A tethered jailbreak using redsn0w can be downloaded from here.

source: Twitter via RedmondPie

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posted on 18 Jul 2011, 04:17

1. ilia1986 (unregistered)


The very second JBing dies permanently (assuming this might happen at sometime) is the very second I switch to Android. Contract or not.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 05:41

2. medalaster1 (unregistered)


What is this?gsm arena says jail break is available http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_releases_ios_434_update_gets_jailbroken_instantly-news-2897.php

Whom to believe? phone arena or gsmarena?

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 05:44 1

3. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Tethered jailbreak works.
Untethered doesn't.
Means you have to jailbreak it every time you restart your device.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 10:24

6. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


that's not what it means at all, but I wouldn't expect a fandroid to be intelligent enough to understand

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 18:11 1

7. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


It hurts to see that someone without an iOS device be more knowledgeable.
Don't you feel embarrassed that a "fandroid" knows more about your own iOS device than you?

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 05:48

4. baldilocks (Posts: 505; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


It means take the time and actually read....

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 07:58

5. tedkord (Posts: 4716; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Amateur Devs > Apple

Don't worry. It'll be jail broken again.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 23:51

9. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I dunno man. It seems that most iPhone users are iSheep - like taco here - who are so insanely in love with dieOS that any though of changing it may just cause them to fall dead on the floor.

Of course there's Saurik, but he's not the one who makes the JBs.

Remember they used to have JBme until 4.x as well - and only recently it became available again - only to be seemingly gone via Apple.

Apple patching security exploits = good.

Apple closing JB possibilities and thus leaving users without the ONLY way to somehow use their device other than a feature phone = bad.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 20:15

8. theBankRobber (unregistered)


So this is thanks the devs get for making everything the iPhone is today, they can't stop the devs, it will only be a matter of time.

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 19:03

10. o cd (unregistered)


So what exactly happens when a tethered phone is restarted or the battery dies? What would i see? What exactly needs to be done with a computer to get the phone up and running. is this an Itunes type thing or a using the jailgreak software?

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