MuscleNerd and iPhone Dev-Team Save the Day. Promise “Backup” Untethered Jailbreak by Christmas Weekend. #ios

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Yesterday, iPhone hacker @Comex tweeted that he was uncertain of the Christmas timeline for a true, untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 on later devices. Such news was obviously disappointing. Though there was some hope brought forth by iPhone Dev-Team’s @MuscleNerd. MuscleNerd stated that they (Dev-Team) had a “Plan B” backup solution in case Comex could come through.

Today, that plan is now public. While the inner workings of the backup jailbreak aren’t known, the more important fact to highlight is release date, — MuscleNerd is we’ll all see it sometime this weekend

In the meantime, MuscleNerd is requesting some beta testers of the new jailbreak before things go completely public to ensure nothing blows up or turns into shiny bricks of uselessness. Some words from MuscleNerd:

Over the Christmas weekend we’ll be releasing a version of redsn0w that implements the “backup plan” to the 4.2.1 untethered jailbreak. We’re seeking your help to test this redsn0w and find any bugs before we do a general release!

(If you have an iPhone 3G, or an old-bootrom ipt2g or iPhone 3GS, you already have an untethered jailbreak! Just use the latest public redsn0w.)

To keep things manageable, this will be a Mac-only test program. We also request that any volunteers *NOT* need the ultrasn0w unlock (in case things go very wrong).

Right now, the “backup plan” requires that you have the 4.2b3 IPSW on your Mac, and that Cydia has your 4.2b3 SHSH hashes. Please don’t pirate that 4.2b3 IPSW! (We’re also working on a way that this technique might apply to all those with 4.1 IPSWs, but that’s not the first goal right now.)

If you fit all the above qualifications, please follow @redsn0w_testers on twitter for announcements, and use the comments section here for feedback. Thanks very much for your help, and Happy Holidays!

We’ll be sure to update you when it drops. Stay tuned!


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  • December 24, 2010 8:49 am
  • by: Mike
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