Can someone please explain the "teather jailbreak" situation to me?

macbrooke

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Jun 21, 2006
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Toronto, Ontario!
Hi


I posted earlier today about my new 3GS that was stuck in recovery after a failed jailbreak attempt.

I am concerned about Jailbreaking it again, but coming from a jailbroken 3G I am resentful that I have to live without my custom theme and backgrounder.

is there a definitive way to do this safely? can someone spell the ramifications out for me and the main difference between a 3g jailbreak and this new "tether JB"

I did try to read other posts but I'm a bit slow with this stuff.


I apologize to make anyone repeat the obvious. :eek:
 

thelatinist

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Aug 15, 2009
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Your jailbreak may not have failed. You may have an iPhone with the new version of iBoot. After jailbreaking, such phones are unable to boot themselves because of a failed security check (the jailbroken firmware doesn't match what iBoot expects). If that is the case, you can get your phone booted by re-running blackra1n, which will bypass iBoot. This is what's called a tethered jailbreak, because any time you reboot your phone you will have to connect to a computer and re-run blackra1n. All your customizations will be intact, you phone will just have lost the ability to boot itself.
 

macbrooke

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Jun 21, 2006
126
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Toronto, Ontario!
Thankyou! :D this most certainly describes what happened to me! it all makes sense now.

I had installed winterboard and it asked me to reboot.. so I did and then I got the recovery mode.

*sigh*

So basically I recovered for no reason :rolleyes: live and learn I guess.

I checked my serial number, I saw in another post in another thread after week 41 your almost surely tethered, my number was 42.

Could jailbreak be in "tether limbo" for a long time? or is a fix surely coming at some point?
 

iPhone-power

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Nov 12, 2009
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Thankyou! :D this most certainly describes what happened to me! it all makes sense now.

I had installed winterboard and it asked me to reboot.. so I did and then I got the recovery mode.

*sigh*

So basically I recovered for no reason :rolleyes: live and learn I guess.

I checked my serial number, I saw in another post in another thread after week 41 your almost surely tethered, my number was 42.

Could jailbreak be in "tether limbo" for a long time? or is a fix surely coming at some point?
At the current time, there is no "fix" as you put it known.
 

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