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Dev Team Releasing Test Version of Untethered Jailbreak for 4.2 This Weekend


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The Dev Team is prepping a test release of an untethered version of their redsn0w jailbreak for the latest iOS devices running iOS 4.2, for release this weekend.

The test release is intended to help the Dev Team to find any bugs in the new redsn0w version and fix them all before a full public release.

There are already untethered jailbreaks around for the iPhone 3G, and old-bootrom ipt2g or iPhone 3GS. Untethered jailbreak, by the way, means one that ‘sticks’, as in does not require you to re-jailbreak each time you  reboot your iDevice.

There are some very specific requirements for who can take part in this test release. For starters, it is Mac only at this stage. They also ask for testers who do not need the ultrasn0w unlock, and those that have legitimate (registered developer) access to the iOS 4.2 Beta 3 .ipsw (firmware) file and have got their 4.2b3 SHSH hashes stored via Cydia.

If you feel sure you fit the bill for this testing and you’d like to help the Dev Team work towards a stable and bug-free release of redsn0w for latest devices and 4.2, then here’s what you should do:

— Check out their full blog post on this – titled redsn0w tester invitation – here: http://blog.iphone-dev.org/redsn0w

— Follow their Twitter account for this testing for latest details and announcements: http://twitter.com/redsn0w_testers

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  • sherwin

    im so pissed off., i thought 4.2.1 untethered jailbreak is going to show up today.,

    • Santa Glock

      i know me to like waking up to get your christmas precents from santa hahahahah

  • jr.

    so wats the story with us that hav 4.1 2.10.4..no xmas?:(

  • bovino

    Ifeel a vibe to want it now too, but it is irrational if you have the tethered now, especially if the jailbreak isn't to require reinstall

  • Janna

    You need to restore it using custom firmware then use recboot to get out of recovery mode.

    • P.L

      Can you tell me how to use custom firmware or download ? this phone never jailbreak before i just bought it yesterday it come with 4.2.1

  • khusan

    hi…redsnow cant recognise custom firmware for 4.2.1……i have same problem as P.L….pls help

  • search

    how long will the testing last?

  • bhat

    i had the same thing happen to me i had to use a computer that i didnt use for JBing and it downloaded from apple an reset my iphone4

  • Brandon

    So is there any update on when we believe the test will be over and the tether will be released?

  • David

    Hey for all you jailbreaker out there who know how to create software why dont you try to creating a software to trick ios 5 into thinking it running on a older verison to then use a old untether jailbreak