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

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by macbrooke, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. macbrooke macrumors regular

    macbrooke

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    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:
     
  2. thelatinist macrumors 603

    thelatinist

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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.
     
  3. macbrooke thread starter macrumors regular

    macbrooke

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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?
     
  4. iPhone-power macrumors 6502a

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    At the current time, there is no "fix" as you put it known.
     

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