updating jailbroken iOS
I've had my iPhone 4 jailbroken for some time now (used jailbreakme).
It's worked fine and I have a ton of apps etc that I've downloaded and got saved on the phone.
The only thing is my phone is running iOS 4.0.
I was hoping there's a quick and easy way to update my iOS (to 4.1 or whatever is the latest and greatest one), to get knew features and also download apps that require iOS 4.1 or higher.
Can anyone please help me, or give some advice as to what is the best, or only, course of action.
If possible, is there a jailbreak me version that I can use... because I know its safe and pretty risk free.
Many thanks, and I hope someone can help.
- 01-13-2011, 10:07 AM #2
You will not be able to update to iOS 4.1 because Apple has stopped signing that firmware, you can only upgrade to iOS 4.2.1, which you CAN still jailbreak, but it is a tethered jailbreak, a lot different than the jailbreakme on 4.0. Before you upgrade and jailbreak 4.2.1, do a little research on tethered jailbreaks to determine if its right for you or not.
Thanks jdavis530, that's cleared up a lot of stuff that I've been reading on the net so far (finding it hard to find any clear info specific to my situation).
I will do a bit of digging and see if a tethered jailbrake it is gonna be for me.
Does anyone know if there's going to be a non-tethered solutions (like jailbreakme) out at some point... might I just hold on?
- 01-13-2011, 01:09 PM #4
OP: download Tiny Umbrella, then save your SHSH and see what it says you have. You may very well be able to update to 4.1 for an untethered JB.
- 01-13-2011, 01:26 PM #5
You can update to 4.1 if you have SHSH blobs backed up. Go to cydia and look at the top and see if it lists 4.1 among the others. You just either have to change the host file on your computer or use tiny umbrella to fool itunes into thinking it is contacting the apple servers for sign the firmware.
If you go to 4.1, limera1n is a breeze to run and jailbreak the device. I personally still am on 4.1 on my iPhone 4 until an untethered jailbreak becomes available for 4.2.1.
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