Untethered Jailbreak for iOS4.2.1 To Be Released On Christmas
It was previously thought the 4.2.1 untethered jailbreak wasn't going to be released on time for christmas when comex made this tweet;
I think I'm going to miss my Christmas deadline...
Luckily, the iPhone Dev Team had a back-up plan a while back and are now planning to release it over Christmas week-end. This backup plan will utilize the 4.2 beta 3 blobs Cydia was saving earlier this year. Before they do a public release, the iPhone Dev Team is looking for testers to find any bugs before the public release. Their blog post below explains the requirements to be a tester;
There you have it. Stay tuned for more updates.
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!
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