Does 4.2 beta now mean 4.1 jb abandoned?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by silroc, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. silroc macrumors 6502

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    Noob here so feel free to rip me- but does the imminent 4.2 sort of obsolete 4.1 progress? Doesn't it seem to make sense to ditch 4.1 jb and just work on 4.2?
    Tx
     
  2. thespazz macrumors 6502a

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    To be honest, I don't mind waiting another month for 4.2 to roll around and have the JB for that instead of 4.1. Seems like 4.1 only fixes some bugs, whereas 4.2 adds some features.
     
  3. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    This new JB doesnt rely on any version... its a hardware jailbreak so apple cant really stop it without changing the hardware. It will JB 4.1 and 4.2+
     
  4. mansanas macrumors regular

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    that sounds awesome! i need iOS 4 JB!
     
  5. Cinemagic macrumors 6502

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    Not entirely true. There is an unreleased jailbreak that will work on all devices now and forever - until a new hardware version is released. But this is a tethered jailbreak. There are exploits that can be used for untethered jailbreaks. These can be closed by Apple. So the untethered jailbreak will be version specific while the tethered jailbreak will be version non-specific. Of course this is what I've picked up from Chronic Dev-team's posts. What actually will happen and when, only they know for sure.
     
  6. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    4.2 is set to release in November and the exploit being used by the dev team and the chronic dev team is a bootrom based exploit. Apple cannot close it without a hardware refresh.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I thought they posted they're not sure yet if the hardware exploit is going to be a tethered or untethered JB.
    So did they confirm its tethered? :(
     
  8. Tensakun macrumors 6502

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    Far-freakin' out! Getting hard to stay patient:rolleyes:
     
  9. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    It's easier to be patient when your iPhone 4 is already jailbroken. :D
     
  10. pixelated macrumors 6502a

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    Any bets on how fast apple will update the bootrom...
    pretty sure it was in or around a month for the 3Gs
     
  11. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    That's weird. How does having an erection help your anxiety level?

    LOL
     
  12. Kayan macrumors 6502

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    Please don't be tethered...that would significantly reduce my chance of using this JB.
     
  13. Narse77 macrumors regular

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  14. esadb macrumors 65816

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    Every time you reboot your device you gotta be by a computer and plugged in otherwise its useless and cant use phone until plugged in.
     
  15. PhantomZone macrumors 6502

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    Can't see anyone with any sense 'upgrading' to a tethered jailbreak....totally pointless....really can't see any release going that way!
     
  16. maturola macrumors 68040

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    No, all it means is that there is a second beta for the 4.2 version of the OS

    4.1 added several new features, some of them a big deal for some.
     
  17. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    What? That's not been true in the past when I JB.
     
  18. maturola macrumors 68040

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    That's because you haven't used a "tether" Jailbreak them
     
  19. esadb macrumors 65816

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    maturola!! Hows it going buddy? I havn't seen you on these forums in a while! Good to see yah back and posting :)
     
  20. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Tethered as in connected to a PC to do the JB? If that's what you're saying, then yes I have.
     
  21. esadb macrumors 65816

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    That's right cause you probably used a untethered jb.

    If the jb becomes tethered its gonna become completely useless to me, as I cannot rely on the fact if i reboot my phone that im ***** out of luck until i get to a pc..
     
  22. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    No, he means you'd need to connect to a computer EVERY time you reboot your phone.
     
  23. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Ok...perhaps we are talking about 2 diff things. When I JB my phone in the past, I had to connect it to my PC via USB and ran quickpwn or something similar that hacked the boot rom. Is that not a tethered JB?

    When I did this in the past I could reboot w/o issue. What I couldn't do was wipe it.
     
  24. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    No, that's not what "tethered jailbreak" means. There's the web-based jailbreak like jailbreakme.com, there's the regular jailbreak which is what you are describing, and then there's tethered jailbreak, which means you not only have to be connected to a PC during the initial jailbreak, but you have to be connected to a PC each time you reboot/restart your iPhone.
     
  25. esadb macrumors 65816

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    Thats untethered there champ.

    tethered works the same way you gotta plug into a PC to Jailbreak it.. but however it hacks into the bootrom or whatever kind of stuff gets done... it gets lost after a normal reboot so you gotta plug back into the pc to get back up and running..

    ***Dont take my word on that second paragraph****
     

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