Late last night we saw the promised release of two new jailbreak apps from the Dev Team for almost all iDevices running iOS 4.3.1 (the exceptions being the iPad 2 and the Verizon iPhone).
Today I updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 4.3.1 and then ran the RedSn0w jailbreak on it. The iPhone is successfully jailbroken and is still working just fine, but some of its jailbreak functionality is not 100% right just yet.
I was running my iPhone 4 jailbroken on the 4.2.1 firmware before today. I chose to update to 4.3.1 after an iTunes backup and sync and then downloaded RedSn0w and fired away with the new jailbreak. I followed the basic steps outlined at iPhone Download Blog for this jailbreak – pretty standard stuff if you have jailbroken before with RedSn0w or similar tools.
The jailbreak itself succeeded without a hitch. Since completing it, all the ‘stock’ features of my iPhone 4 seem to be fine – but sometimes issues crop up or get noticed 24-48 hours after jailbreaking, so I’ll come back and update this post if I see any problems.
Cydia is not firing on all cylinders for me so far though. On first launch it needed a number of major updates, as is usual after a new jailbreak. After finishing those and rebooting the iPhone, the first launch of Cydia lead to a complete meltdown in the app. Its screen flickered continually like a room full of strobe lights and showed a status bar middle of the screen that looked like a leftover from a software or firmware update. The status bar in the middle of the screen didn’t advance or go away even when back at the home screen.
A reboot got rid of the phantom status bar and got Cydia back to normal-ish behavior. It is still showing some issues for me though, including:
– Slow loading. Possibly because everyone and their dog is jailbreaking anew today – but it is taking a noticeably long time (up to 2-3 minutes) to finish loading packages and be ready to after opening it. And even when it appears to finish, I often find that when I go to a page to view an app’s details or similar, it reverts back to showing a ‘Loading’ screen.
When I searched for SBSettings the search results showed the app’s entry, but when I tapped on it it took me to an Install page that was almost entirely blank.
Exiting the program, closing it, and rebooting the iPhone got me no farther. In the end, I installed an SBSettings tweak that included the install of SBS itself as my clumsy workaround for this.
I’ve also found that Infinidock does not work for me thus far under this jailbreak. The everythingiCafe forums have a thread going about apps that are incompatible with the 4.3.1 jailbreak, here: http://www.everythingicafe.com/forum/iphone-jailbreak/4-3-1-jailbreak-incompatible-cydia-applications-90738.html
So, a bit of a mixed result thus far for me. I may attempt a new jailbreak with Pwnage Tool later on or tomorrow, or I may just wait for Cydia to be under less strain and see if it performs a bit better and await an update of Infinidock.
I’ve really not been using that many jailbreak apps on the iPhone lately, so none of this is crushing to me.
Have you done an iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak yet? If so, which jailbreak did you use and how did it go for you?
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