How To Jailbreak iPad On iOS 4.2.1 [Mac]

The jailbreaking season continues with yet another new tutorial this time for jailbreaking your iPad using the PwnageTool. Just follow these 12 step by step instructions precisely and you`ll get the job done.

Step 1 : Download these softwares first.

  • The PwnageTool for the Mac can be found here.
  • The iPad 4.2.1 firmware that can be downloaded from here.
  • It is recommended to download the firmware using Firefox since Safari will often auto extract it.

Step 2 :

  • Mount the PwnageTool by double clicking it and then drag it to your Pwnage folder.
  • Once it is dragged into the folder, double click it to launch the application and click on OK if a warning window pops up.

Step 3 :

  • Now select Expert Mode by clicking it from the top menu bar.

Step 4 :

  • From the list of devices, select your iPad.
  • A check-mark appears over the image indicating your selection.
  • Now click on the blue arrow button to continue.

Step 5 :

  • A new menu for selecting the IPSW comes. Click on the “Browse for IPSW….” button.
  • Now select your firmware from the Pwnage folder and click on Open.

Step 6 :

  • Select General from the multiple choice menu followed by clicking the blue arrow button.
  • These general settings will allow you to decide the partition size.
  • Next, is the Cydia settings menu which allows you to create custom packages so as to avoid the hassles of manual installation later.
  • Click on the Download packages tab followed by the refresh button to display the list of available packages.
  • Double clicking the packages you want will download them and add them to the Select packages tab.
  • Put a check-mark on the packages you want and click on the blue arrow button.
  • The Custom Packages Settings menu displays the listed package settings for your custom IPSW. Please leave these settings uninterrupted for now and proceed further by clicking the blue arrow button.

Step 7 :

  • The Pwnage process is ready to start.
  • Click to select the Build button followed by the blue arrow button to begin the procedure.

Step 8 :

  • Save your custom .ipsw file to the Pwnage folder you created on your desktop.
  • Your IPSW is now building so please allow up to 10 minutes to get complete.
  • You are later on prompted to enter your administrator password, so do it and click on the OK button.

Step 9 :

  • Now you will be asked to connect your iPad to the computer once the building procedure is complete.
  • On detecting your device, the Pwnage tool will be guiding you through the rest of the procedure to put your iPad into DFU mode.
  • Press and hold the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds.
  • Next, release the power button but continue holding the Home button for another 10 seconds.
  • On entering in DFU mode, the PwnageTool prompts you to launch the iTunes.

Step 10 :

  • On launching iTunes, hold the Alt/Options key and click on Restore.

Step 11 :

  • Now navigate to your Pwnage desktop folder from the dialog window and select the custom IPSW that was created followed by clicking the Choose button.

Step 12 :

  • iTunes now restores the firmware on your iPad which might consume up to 10 minutes.
  • Once this is done, you will be rebooted into the jailbroken iPad OS 4.2.1

Happy jailbreaking once again fellows…!!!

How To Jailbreak iPhone 3GS On iOS 4.2.1 Using PwnageTool For Mac.

Jailbreaking has become a sensation now a days right from the Play Station 3 to the Apple TV 2G and now the iPhone 3GS.

Here is one more jailbreaking tutorial for the iPhone 3Gs on the iOS 4.2.1. Please follow the below mentioned instructions in a step by step way to achieve jailbreaking success for your iPhone 3GS. The tool used in the entire procedure is the PwnageTool for the MAC system.

Step 1 :

iOS 4.2.1 Untethered Jailbreak In The Making?

With Jailbreakme being prevented by Apple through a software update, the Dev Team is working hard to bring out an untethered jailbreak not only for iOS 4.2.1, but also for all the future iDevices like iPad 2 and the iPhone 5. An untethered jailbreak would help users to hack into iDevices without the need of a PC.

While the iPhone Dev team is working on a RedsnOw untethered jailbreak, the Chronic Dev team is working on a GreenpoisOn jailbreak. A teaser that showed the successful working of the GreenpoisOn hack on an iPad and iPhone 4 was also recently posted. The best part about these untethered hacks is the easy to use interface that is going to be offered to the users.

With the legalization of these jailbreaks, Apple is finding it tough to keep a lid on these hacks.

GreenPois0n iOS 4.2.1 Untethered Jailbreak For iPhone To Release Soon

Of late, one of the common frustrations among iPhone users looking to jailbreak their iDevices is that the available jailbreak solutions seem to be perennially stuck in work-in-progress mode. This is pretty much expected given that the good folks at iPhone Dev team and Chronic Dev team are contributing to the solution in their spare time and are not exactly paid for this.

We have not heard about any significant development from the iPhone Dev team over the past week. However, in a recent announcement, Chronic Dev Team has revealed that their Greenpois0n untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 4.2.1 will soon be on its way.

While no estimate time of arrival was given, the release should be pretty exciting given that the earlier Greenpois0n was supposed to be a tethered jailbreak. Also, the developers have noted that unlike RedSn0w, the upcoming Greenpois0n release will not require users to save SHSH blobs from iOS 4.2.1 beta 3. That would make the process all the more simpler.

Here is a video released by the Chronic Dev team that showcases the jailbreak software in action.

Is Rubyra1n An Untethered iOS 4.2.1 Jailbreak Application?

Late last month, we discovered the Rubyra1n.com domain name registered by popular jailbreaker George Hotz. The domain name was registered on the same date as Limera1n and had the same WhoIs details as one of GeoHot’s other domains; Blackra1n.com.

Now what comes of Rubyra1n remains to be seen. But if we are to go by something that popular Dev Team jailbreaker Musclenerd has to say, we could be seeing an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 sometime soon. In a tweet posted on his account, the jailbreak developer has said,

“I hear geohot does have an untether actually! Though not for all devices.”

Does that mean we could be seeing a public release – similar to the Limera1n release – soon? All this is mere speculation at the moment since GeoHot is an independent hacker and so Musclenerd’s guess is only as good as ours. In any case, we would like to see if an untethered jailbreak from GeoHot is on the way.

GreenPois0n iOS 4.2.1 Jailbreak Launch Shortly

The Chronic Dev team has announced that a new version of their Greenpois0n jailbreak software shall be released soon. This is expected to enable users of iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS (with new bootrom), iPod Touch 2G (MC model) and older and iPad to jailbreak their devices. But this release is not exactly groundbreaking considering that this is a tethered jailbreak tool – a similar solution already exists from the iPhone Dev team.

In any case, Joshua Hill from the Chronic Dev team has tweeted stating,

“Updated version of greenpois0n coming whenever I finish adding these new sandbox patches, sorry this has taken so long”

Like the publicly available version of RedSn0w, this new version of Greenpois0n too is expected to make use of the Limera1n exploit to jailbreak the iOS. Limera1n, as you may recall, is the bootrom exploit that was discovered by George Hotz, known widely as GeoHot. We will let you know when the tethered jailbreak solution from the Chronic Dev Team is released.

RedSn0w Untethered Jailbreak Gets Bug Updates

The iPhone Dev Team has been fervently working away on a number of bugs that were reported on the first beta tester version of RedSn0w for iOS 4.2.1. The latest beta 3 version named RedSn0w 0.9.7b3 fixes a number of things including third party app crashing, embedded videos, etc.

In an update to their redsn0w blog, the iPhone Dev team writes,

” The third beta is now available (testers ONLY please!). This version extends the fix made in beta2 over to the non-GUI programs too (like the daemons that handle media content). That should cover things like Facetime, Winterboard themes, and embedded videos in iTunes. If you had trouble using the usbmuxd in previous betas, please wait until we incorporate that into redsn0w itself (i.e. don’t bother trying this beta3, just wait for the integration).”

An earlier beta 2 version had fixed the native app crashes. Although this won’t be the last of the beta releases, you can still check out if you are a seasoned jailbreaker who can manage all the eventualities. Otherwise, it is best advised to stay put until a general release is announced.

Untethered Jailbreak For iPod Touch 4 & iPhone 4 With RedSn0w Released

So as we had expected, the iPhone Dev Team is out with their ‘back up plan‘ version of the RedSn0w untethered jailbreak solution this Christmas weekend. But before you proceed, the iPhone Dev team have warned that this is a “beta tester” program that could potentially go wrong if you are not careful. The team has come up with some nuggets of advice that you can use to decide whether you really want to go ahead and jailbreak

  • This is a beta tester program. It’s not a general release!  Things can go very wrong, so please don’t even consider testing if you have pictures or other media on your device that you haven’t backed up!
  • For the same reason, please don’t participate if you rely on the ultrasn0w carrier unlock.  Wait for the final version!
  • Until we fix some sandbox issues with bluetooth, the bluetooth functionality is disabled.
  • Cydia must have your 4.2b3 SHSH blobs saved on file.  (As we approach a general release, we’ll provide a way to let you use locally saved hashes too).
  • You must already have the usbmuxd software installed and running on your Mac (this requirement will eventually go away too). The correct invocation of the relay is just as that page says: “./tcprelay.py -t 22:2222”.  If the relay isn’t installed or running correctly by the time the redsn0w ramdisk has started, you’ll need to restore to stock FW again to try it again. Please test it beforehand to save yourself some time!

This tester program is apparently limited to just the iPhone 4, iPad and iPod Touch 4th generation. You can check out the RedSn0w download link here. Have some trouble or questions? Post them here.

RedSn0w Untethered Jailbreak For iOS 4.2.1 Releasing Tomorrow

Comex from the iPhone Dev Team had only recently revealed that the untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4 and the other new generation iDevices could be delayed. But here is some good news if you had been desperately looking for an update from the Dev Team. We have now heard from MuscleNerd, the popular iPhone hacker who is part of the team that an alternative untethered solution will now be released on Christmas day. He has said,

“Over the Christmas weekend we’ll be releasing a version of redsn0w that implements the “backup plan” to the 4.2.1 untethered jailbreak.  We’re seeking your help to test this redsn0w and find any bugs before we do a general release!”

Some points to note here if you are willing to volunteer as a tester. Firstly, this will be a Mac-only test program. Secondly, those users who need an UltraSn0w unlock may run the risk of losing their unlock and are hence advised against volunteering. He further notes,

“Right now, the “backup plan” requires that you have the 4.2b3 IPSW on your Mac, and that Cydia has your 4.2b3 SHSH hashes.  Please don’t pirate that 4.2b3 IPSW!  (We’re also working on a way that this technique might apply to all those with 4.1 IPSWs, but that’s not the first goal right now.)”

Details regarding the test program is expected to be available on a new Twitter account @redsn0w_testers. In any case, the public release is scheduled for just a day from now. So get ready to jailbreak this weekend.

Untethered Jailbreak For iPhone Is A Cydia Package?

The untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 may no longer be available by Christmas. But that does not make its release any less exciting. If what we are hearing is true, this jailbreak solution could come with a lot more sophistication than earlier releases. According to Comex from the Dev team, the upcoming untethered iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak could come as a Cydia package. He is noted to have said on Twitter,

“it’s probably going to be a Cydia package. if I can get it to work.”

What does this mean to users? If things go right, you can simply download the jailbreak package like you would download and install any application from Cydia. Also, that would mean you will not require to perform a system restore.

Comex’s statement however does carry the disclaimer that the jailbreak tool will be offered in package form if he could “get it to work“. Nevertheless, we feel this is a great move forward and will definitely be worth the extra wait.