Barely two days after the release of iOS 4.3.3, jailbreaks and unlocks for the new iteration of the operating system have already been released. PwnageTool, and redsn0w have both been updated, and still leverage the exploit uncovered by iPhone security expert Stefan Esser – aka i0n1c – last month. These tools are untethered, which means that you won’t need to plug your device to your computer if you need to reboot it. Depending on your needs, you might prefer one tool over the other:
- redsn0w: Version 0.9.6rc15. The easiest way to jailbreak iOS devices running iOS 4.3.1. The tool is compatible with both Windows and OS X. Note that the tool may not preserve your baseband unlock though, if you happen to have an unlocked phone.
- PwnageTool: Version 4.3.3. The tool is only compatible with Macs, but it will preserve your baseband unlock.
The iPad2 jailbreak remains under development. As you may know, the original exploit @comex developed in the first week of the iPad2 release was mysteriously fixed by Apple within days of its development. Partly because of this, don’t expect much public discussion of the iPad2 jailbreak until it’s actually finished and ready for release (and please avoid asking about it). In all liklihood, it will be a userland exploit like the first (unreleased) one, not dependent on bootrom dumps. The first one can’t be released even for those with the original 4.3 firmware due to legal (distribution) reasons.Before you even try to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, make sure to fully backup your device (including your SHSH blobs via a tool such as TinyUmbrella), just in case. As always, even though jailbreaking is considered legal, always keep in mind that Apple sees it as a warranty-voiding act, so do it at your own risk. Please do not use jailbreaks to install copyrighted/paid content you haven’t purchased yourself. The tools are available over at the Dev Team’s blog.