iOS 4.3 Untethered Jailbreak Released [How-To]

Last Night, in standard Dev-Team fashion (Sunday=Funday), the much anticipated iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak was released. Here’s a quick how-to on your jailbreak.  First, you’re gonna have to download the latest version of redsn0w or PwnageTool. Next, plug-in your iDevice and let it work its magic, for a detailed guide see below. When using redsn0w it pretty much does the work, providing simplicity in the Jailbreak. If you choose to use PwnageTool what you lose in ease of use, you gain in capability. This means that for the majority of jailbreakers, redsn0w will work perfectly, but for those who look for advanced features, PwnageTool is perfect. Note: for either jailbreak to work, you must currently be running iOS 4.3.1.

See the Step-by-step guide below:

redsn0w

– Download Apple Firmware: See download links below. It’s easiest if you save the file to your desktop.

iPhone 4 (GSM Only)

iPhone 3GS

iPad (1 only)

iPod Touch 4th Gen


iPod Touch 3rd Gen

– Launch redsn0w

– Select Firmware

– Follow Prompts in redsn0w

– Sit Back, Relax, Watch the Code go by: redsn0w will now jailbreak your device, doing all of the work for you.

– Enjoy Your Jailbreak

PwnageTool [For Beginners]

– Download Apple Firmware: See download links below. It’s easiest if you save the file to your desktop.

iPhone 4 (GSM Only)

iPhone 3GS

iPad (1 only)

iPod Touch 4th Gen


iPod Touch 3rd Gen

– Launch PwnageTool

– Select Simple Mode & Follow On-Screen Instructions: PwnageTool will walk you through the process, providing on-screen guidance and even a super-simple walkthough of how to get into DFU Mode, as well as building a custom .ipsw file.

– While in DFU Mode: open iTunes, and select your device. This is where that custom firmware PwnageTool made comes in handy. Hold the Option Key and select Restore, find and select the custom firmware (if you didn’t change the name, grab the most recent saved .ipsw file). Now your iDevice will go through the standard restore process, but will be restored with the jailbroken firmware. After selecting your most recent back-up, you will have your newly jailbroken gadget.

 

It is important to remember that neither of these methods are foolproof, meaning that while it sounds simple, and for most users will be pretty simple, occasionally things go wrong. If this is the case, you can always restore your iDevice back to the original state, so keep the firmware you downloaded earlier handy.