Upcoming iOS 4.2 Jailbreak and Unlock – Here is what you need to know before Apple releases the iOS 4.2
Up to this point there were many rumors about the new Apple iOS 4.2 and many predictions were way off up to this point but there is a very good possibility the new Apple iOS 4.2 will be released this Friday along with the new updated iTunes version 10.1 which is a requirement for the iOS 4.2 Firmwares.
New Jailbreak for the iOS 4.2 will be available for all iDevices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and of course the new Apple TV) but before you jump the gun and update your iDevice to this version you should read this article and take some precautions as well.
The new iOS 4.2 Firmware version will bring a huge update to the iPad with features such as: Multitasking, Folders, Game Center, New Search and Finder for the Safari Browser, AirPrint (With AirPrint you will be able to print Mail/Photos/Web pages directly to any printer on WiFi network) and AirPlay (Stream Media to Apple TV / AirPlay speakers)
The iPhone Dev-Team has issued a statement in advance of Apple releasing iOS 4.2 to the public. Please read the following carefully to ensure you will be able to retain your untethered jailbreak and unlock into iOS 4.2.
Here’s what you need to know:
Thanks to geohot’s limera1n exploit, and our original pwnage2 exploit, and @pod2g’s ipod2g-MC exploit, absolutely all devices at all iOS firmware versions are capable of being jailbroken.
The untethered jailbreak of those very latest FWs and latest devices depends on @comex hacks. His hacks so far extend only to 4.1 and 4.2beta3. He’s working on a way to extend it to 4.2 and beyond. Just wait for him to work out his method.
iPhone 3G and 3GS unlockers will be covered by our upcoming unlock. Stay away from any updates to Apple FW until our official release and you’ll be okay. Just stay away from all Apple IPSWs
iPhone4 unlockers are not left out in the cold. @sherif_hashim has found some very promising avenues to pursue. Those will be explored as soon as possible after all the 4.2 madness.
What does this mean to you?
If you’re an unlocker, just stay where you are. Please, just stay where you are. Any mistakes you make now may be permanent.
If you only care about the jailbreak and you’re absolutely sure you have your personalized 4.1 SHSH hashes, feel free to experiment but keep in mind that any mistakes you make may result in your losing pictures or notes or bookmarks that you’d rather keep. Honestly unless you love living on the bleeding edge, it’s better to just wait for official updates from Cydia/redsn0w/PwnageTool.
Don’t buy or donate to any unlock or jailbreak scammers. Every legitimate solution you will find for unlocks or jailbreaks will be offered without an extended hand. That’s how the iPhone jailbreak/unlock community has succeeded. It’s about freedom to do what you want with your $300 device — not about donations, egos, tweets, or “interviews.”
What you need to do right now is make sure you are future proofed, first thing you need to do is save your SHSH blobs for all your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices.
I have posted a very detailed tutorial on how to Save your SHSH blobs for iPhones, iPad and iPod Touch. You can find this tutorial HERE.
This is a big one: If you rely on your unlock then you should stay away from this update and wait until the new unlock is out for new Basebands or until you can get your hands on a Custom Firmware (IPSW File). You’ve been warned… I don’t want to hear no crying about this later on.
Also, the Jailbreak for iOS 4.2 Might be delayed a bit because last time we checked the Cydia was not ready for the new iOS 4.2 Firmware so Saurik and others were working on getting up to speed and prepare everything for the new iOS 4.2 update.
You can read THIS article on possible delay on the new iOS 4.2 Jailbreak. Last week Saurik and others have posted an update as well as a screenshot of the new and improved Cydia Click Here to read Cydia update post.
Additionally, I would not recommend upgrading to the iOS 4.2 if you’re an iPhone or iPod Touch user because there is really nothing you will gain from this update for your device. This update is targeted towards the iPad more than anything. If you have an iPad then I would strongly recommend updating it to the iOS 4.2 but only after the Jailbreak solution is available.