PwnageTool, sn0wbreeze, redsn0w – iOS 4.3.1 Untethered Jailbreaks for iPhone and iPad Out

After weeks of waiting, jailbreaks for iOS 4.3.1 were released earlier this morning, at 2 AM Central Time. PwnageTool, sn0wbreeze and redsn0w have all been updated, and leverage the exploit uncovered by iPhone security expert Stefan Esser – aka i0n1c – early last week. These jailbreaks are the first untethered solutions released for iOS 4.3 and iOS 4.3.1, as so far, only tethered methods were effective. Three solutions are available, depending on your needs, and depending on what type of computer you own, Windows or Mac.
  • redsn0w: Version 0.9.6rc9. 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. Windows link, Mac link.
  • PwnageTool: Version 4.3. The tool is only compatible with Macs, but it will preserve your baseband unlock. Mac link.
  • sn0wbreeze: Version 2.5. The tool is only compatible with Windows only. While it will jailbreak your device, the tool is not as stable as redsn0w. Windows Link.
The new jailbreaks are compatible with most iOS devices running iOS 4.3.1, including iPhone 3GS/4, third/fourth generation iPod touch, and first generation iPad. The iPad 2 cannot be jailbroken at this stage, sorry. Before you even try to apply the jailbreaks to your device, 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.