Can someone please explain what the current jb story is?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by MacChinoNyc, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. MacChinoNyc macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2008
    So I been away from the iphone for a few months. I had the iphone 4 but left right before the jb came out for it. So what is the current state of jb for the iphone, if I was to buy one again or even wait for the iphone 5? Tethered or untethered? Wth is a blob? lol. There isnt really a faq to read or is there? But any help would be greatly appreciated. :)
  2. fuzion11 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2008
    Hamilton, Ontario
  3. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Current Jailbreak for 4.2.1 is Tethered (using Redsn0w) and there is a Beta out that is currently untethered but required you to have access to the 4.2b3 IPSW and SHSH blobs.

    You can read the following FAQ for more info on terminology:

    Jailbreak FAQ and commonly use Terminology + Guides

    The Official Tethered Jailbreak FAQ
  4. huck500, Jan 24, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011

    huck500 macrumors 6502


    May 10, 2004
    Southern California
    It looks to me like that jb still requires 4.1 blobs, just not the 4.2b3 developer blobs.

    However, the chronic dev team released a video of an untethered, jb'n phone that seems to only have the 4.2.1 blobs saved in Cydia. That was two days ago, so there may be a real untethered jb coming.

    Check Redmond Pie and scroll down a bit.
  5. MacChinoNyc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2008
    Thanks guys, good start for me to read. As I said before I had the iphone 4 and didnt get a chance to jailbreak it so its been a while since I've jailbroken an iphone.

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