tonight there's going to be a Jailbreak
October 6, 2010 9:13 AM   Subscribe

iPhone 4, iOS 4.1, Jailbreakable? What route should I take? What am I in for?

I'm tentative about the Jailbreak. I'm really pretty satisfied with the walled garden - the reason I want to get Cydia is that I have a Pogo, and as it seems like Apple is never going to embrace Bluetooth file transfer, so to print from the iPhone without a computer in between I need to Jailbreak.
posted by dirtdirt to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
unless it's been jailbroken before, it is not currently jailbreakable. progress is supposedly being made.
posted by duckstab at 9:46 AM on October 6, 2010


No, there's no jailbreak for 4.1 (yet). You're just going to have to wait for the next break and get on board then. Once you're broken, you can save your firmware history with cydia to downgrade back to a jailbreakable firmware release at any time, but if you dont already have the SHSHs on file and are on 4.1, it's a no go.
posted by T.D. Strange at 9:47 AM on October 6, 2010


The iOS jailbreaking entry on Wikipedia keeps a list of which jailbreaks are possible. It looks like you are out of luck (for now).
posted by Gary at 10:02 AM on October 6, 2010


If it's not too much of a derail, I'm in the same boat as dirtdirt - iPhone 4 iOS 4.1 - and if jailbreaking isn't possible now, are there specific websites I should keep my eye on? Who's likely to release a jailbreak one there is one?
posted by Rinku at 10:47 AM on October 6, 2010


If it's not too much of a derail, I'm in the same boat as dirtdirt - iPhone 4 iOS 4.1 - and if jailbreaking isn't possible now, are there specific websites I should keep my eye on? Who's likely to release a jailbreak one there is one?

devteam blog, jailbreakme.com, iphonehacks.com
posted by T.D. Strange at 10:50 AM on October 6, 2010


Redmondpie.com also has decent coverage and jailbreaking guides.
posted by Thoughtcrime at 7:42 PM on October 6, 2010


You may be able to downgrade 4.1 to 4.0.1 without SHSH blobs using a method similar to this one. Might be worth a shot.
posted by samsara at 10:24 AM on October 7, 2010


I am now jailbroken, thanks to Limera1n - worked a treat. But now, of course, there's no sign of iBluetooth or iBlueNova in the Cydia app store. So, I am jailbroken, but my reason for jailbreaking is gone. Argh.
posted by dirtdirt at 8:29 AM on October 10, 2010


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