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How to Untether Your iPhone 4.2.1 Jailbreak with RedSn0w

December 27th, 2010

How to Untether Your iPhone 4.2.1 Jailbreak with RedSn0w

The long-awaited RedSn0w untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 was released earlier today by the iPhone Dev Team. As we mentioned before, it is still a beta version, which means it is very unstable and causes a few noteworthy bugs.

We’re aware that some of you are true dare devils so we thought it’d still be a good idea to post a guide on how to untether your iPhone. This step by step tutorial will show you how to untether your iPhone 4.2.1 using RedSn0w. This only works for the iPhone 4, iPad, and iPod Touch 4G…

Note: You will need a Mac to use this tutorial, this currently does not work on Windows machines.

These are instructions on how to untether your jailbreak of iOS 4.2.1 using the iPhone Dev-Team’s ‘backup plan’ method on Mac OS X.

Once again: Currently this beta is limited to iPhone4, iPad, and iPod touch 4G. Bluetooth functionality is disabled for the time being until some issues are resolved.

Requirements:
You will need to have access to the iOS 4.2b3 ipsw and your iOS 4.2b3 SHSH blobs saved. You also already need to be jailbroken on iOS 4.2.1. MAKE SURE YOU BACKUP BEFORE ATTEMPTING THIS AS IT IS A BETA!

Step One
Create a folder called Pwnage on your desktop and in it place:
- Xcode (also found on your Mac OS X Install DVD)
- MacPorts
- Usbmuxd
- RedSn0w 0.9.7b3
- iOS 4.2.1 (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)
- iOS 4.2b3 *Only iPhone developers have legit access to this firmware

Step Two
Double click the Xcode dmg to mount it then double click the pkg to install the application.

Step Three
Double click the MacPorts dmg to mount it then double click the pkg to install the application.

Step Four
Open Terminal from Applications:Utilities then input the following. If asked for a password then enter your administrator password.

sudo port install libusb

Once libusb has installed then input the following command: sudo port install cmake

Once cmake has finished installing input the following command: sudo port install pkgconfig

Step Five
Double click the downloaded usbmuxd archive to extract it.

Return to the Terminal window and input the following commands to install usbmuxd: cd ~/Desktop/Pwnage/usbmuxd-1.0.6

mkdir build

cd build

cmake ..

make

sudo make install

Step Six
Disconnect and then reconnect your jailbroken iPhone to the computer via USB. Make sure OpenSSH is installed through Cydia then input the following into the Terminal window:

cd ~/Desktop/Pwnage/usbmuxd-1.0.6/python-client/

chmod +x tcprelay.py

./tcprelay.py -t 22:2222

*Make sure to leave this running as you continue the tutorial…

Step Seven
Double click the RedSn0w archive to extract it. Then launch RedSn0w from the extracted folder.

Click the Browse button

Select the iOS 4.2.1 ipsw from the Pwnage folder on your Desktop and click Open.

Click the Next button to continue.

RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data.

You will now be presented with a list of checkboxes.

Select Jailbreak Monte (untether) from the list of checkboxes. You will be asked to select the iOS 4.2b3 ipsw from the Pwnage folder on your desktop then click Open. Click Next to continue.

Please plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button

RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.

RedSn0w will prepare Jailbreak Monte files, exploit with Limera1n, Upload RAM Disk and Kernel, and Send Jailbreak Monte files.

Notice that during this time usbmuxd will facilitate the connection to your device.

RedSn0w will inform you when it has completed successfully.

  1. sury
    December 30th, 2010 at 08:02 | #1

    i get error invalid 4.2b3 IPSW
    on Select Jailbreak Monte (untether) from the list of checkboxes. You will be asked to select the iOS 4.2b3 ipsw from the Pwnage folder on your desktop then click Open. Click Next to continue.

    Read more: http://www.iphonetechie.com/2010/12/how-to-untether-your-iphone-4-2-1-jailbreak-with-redsn0w/#ixzz19bUArywo

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