cydia saved 4.2.1 for me?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by GD825, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. GD825 macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    i am running 4.1 and had 4.1 saved by cydia previously.. today i went into my cydia and said i also had 4.2.1+ saved.. if im running 4.1, how did that 4.2.1 come up and why does it say 4.2.1+ ?
  2. WhatAmI macrumors 6502a


    Sep 2, 2009
    Once you've allowed Cydia to save your SHSH blobs it does this automatically for every new fw, even though you are still not on it. Nifty eh?

    The + sign was prolly added through the Cydia update that went live yesterday. Mine lists all fw from 4.0.1 to 4.2b3, no + sign tho.
  3. WelshBluebird macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2010
    Didn't know that :).
    My cydia has done the same, so does that mean if I can get hold of the iOS 4.2.1 b3 file, I can get an untethered jailbreak? (I've stayed on 4.0 for now until I'm sure its ok to upgrade).
  4. WhatAmI macrumors 6502a


    Sep 2, 2009
    As long as your Cydia frontpage states 4.2b3 then your good to go untethered :D
  5. scirica macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Technically yes, but it's not for the faint of heart. Based on what you didn't understand of the SHSH save process, I'd suggest waiting for a more stable option.
  6. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Cydia only need your phone ID to request your SHSH to Apple servers, it have nothing to do with what firmware you are running, but instead with what firmware is Apple currently signing.

    The "+" is because the 3GS had two releases of 4.2.1 (4.2.1 & 4.2.1a) those firmwares generate 2 different sets of SHSHs and Cydia is saving both.

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