PSA: Apple Still Signing iOS 4.1!

  • August 6, 2011 3:22 am

Just a short note on something that can be very helpful to those of you buying new iPhone 3GS’s from Target or Radio Shack! Apple supposedly is still signing iOS 4.1 for the iPhone 3GS. This is huge for those of you that are currently dropping dollar bills on the 3GS to find yourself with a strict tether only jailbreak.

I can’t verify if this is true as I have completely abandoned the 3GS, but if it is, those of you that are rocking an up to date FW, you’ll be able to downgrade to 4.1 and save your SHSH blobs giving you the ability to downgrade at any point and time in the future. This might not sound like much, but if you buy a newer model 3GS that comes pre-installed with 4.3.5, you are stuck with a tethered jailbreak. This gives you the chance to rock an untethered jailbreak without losing many features. This also gives you the option to downgrade at any point and time in the future, even if Apple stops signing it (as long as you save your SHSH blobs).

This works on any device that supports the 4.1 FW that does not have the Apple A4 processer (excluding the iPad 2). We aren’t sure why Apple is still signing, or even if it is legit. A reader over at iDownloadBlog is reporting the news. If anyone here has a 3GS and can test this, please do and let us know. I am very curious as this is huge for the community currently purchasing 3GS models that come stock with a newer FW.

Head on in for what Burge had to say in a comments section at iDB…

I’ve found out awhile ago that Apple was still signing off firmware 4.1 for my 3GS , I’ve used SHSHit app to test this a few times now for the last 3 weeks and Apple is still signing it off..so if i’am right if you get a iPhone on 4.3.4/4.3.5 there is a very good chance that you could downgrade your device to 4.1 and have a untethered jailbreak..and you will be able to save those SHSH’s

Source: iDownloadBlog



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  • B_____rad

    Tested 100% working. I was running 4.3.4 and 4.3.5 restored to stock 4.1
    And jailbroke with Limerain. This was a saving grace I hope all those with a 3GS running a tethered jb find out about this.