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Comex Might Wait For Next iOS Firmware Update To Release Untethered Jailbreak

January 3rd, 2011

Comex Might Wait For Next iOS Firmware Update To Release Untethered Jailbreak

Hey Guys, I have some good and bad news for all users who are waiting on Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 from Comex.

An iPhone Italia Italian site contacted Comex of Spirit and JailbreakMe fame to ask him about whether or not he is going to release his untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 4.2.1.

Comex’s reply was swift and simple, just like Steve Jobs normally does in his emails back to users. The news was quite shocking for those who are eagerly waiting for the Comex’s release to untethered jailbreak iOS 4.2.1.

He is going to wait for Apple to release the next firmware update to public before releasing his tool.

Comex Might Wait For Next iOS Firmware Update To Release Untethered Jailbreak

Just like Steve Job’s ones, I would like to really receive a short and direct answer to my question: your next tool will jailbreak ready for iOS 4.2.1 or the next iOS 4.3?

Comex replied:

Depends when 4.3 is out.

The email address of Comex as shown in the screenshot above seems authentic as he posted the same address publicly in a reply to a user on his Twitter account.

Comex Might Wait For Next iOS Firmware Update To Release Untethered Jailbreak

That was bad news, so here is the good about this whole thing; Apple will be releasing iOS 4.3 update very soon because Steve Jobs himself replied back to one of his emails stating that new features will be added to Airplay in the next iOS 4.3 update which will come in 2011.

This way comex will not burn his exploit on iOS 4.2.1 right before Apple releases the new iOS version that will “patch” the Untethered Exploit.

There you have it…

So as things stand now, the only way to get untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 is to use the latest version of Redsn0w 0.9.7, which requires you to have SHSH blobs of iOS 4.2b3 saved.

There is currently no other way to get untethered jailbreak except for Redsn0w. If you don’t have SHSH blobs of iOS 4.2b3 saved, you can use Redsn0w 0.9.6 which can jailbreak (tethered only) all iOS devices on iOS 4.2.1.

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