Dev-Team releasing Redsn0w and PwnageTool iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak tonight!

The Dev-Team will be releasing the official tools for an untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak tonight. Both Redsn0w and PwnageTool will be available within the next 24 hours and will support all iOS devices including the iPhone 4 and latest generation iPod touch, but will not yet be compatible with the iPad 2.

Over the weekend the Dev-Team let the world know that if #sundayisfunday started trending on Twitter they'd release an untethered jailbreak shortly after. It has since been confirmed that they're planning to release the official tools at GMT-8, which should translate for us in the US and Canada to the following times:

  • 12AM Pacific
  • 1AM Mountain
  • 2AM Central
  • 3AM Eastern

It's been a long time coming, but it looks like we'll finally be able to jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 without needing to tether to a PC or Mac each time a reboot is required. We're not sure when a jailbreak will be out for the iPad 2, but we've heard rumblings of something in the works from Comex. The Dev-Team may hold out on an iPad 2 jailbreak to make sure Apple doesn't patch hardware vulnerabilities with the iPhone 5, but with rumors that we won't see the iPhone 5 in June this year they may end up releasing a tool sooner rather than later.

Will you be jailbreaking after Redsn0w and PwnageTool are released tonight? Let us know in the comments!


Andrew Wray

Andrew Wray is a Salt Lake City, Utah based writer who focuses on news, how-tos, and jailbreak. Andrew also enjoys running, spending time with his daughter, and jamming out on his guitar. He works in a management position for Unisys Technical Services, a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation.

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futurecode says:

Can't wait. Had to exchange my original iP4 due to a glass separation issue last week. The new one did come with 4.2.1 on it but it seemed off ( as many iphones out of box do) but I had no shsh's on file so I couldn't do a clean restore and jailbroken what seems to a be a buggy ip4. Hope a clean restore fixes the bugginess otherwise another hour trip to the apple store will be in order.
Oooohhh, and I hope they don't sit on a iPad 2 jailbreak. It's killing me to be stock!

Limegrntaln says:

Return a brand new phone because hacked software isn't acting right. Looool!

mark419ny says:

i am on 4.1 jailbroken and have no problems with my phone. unless im wrong updating to 4.3 will do nothing for me. the only advantage would be airplay but i dont have apple tv so nothing major to want. i dont feel like re installing all my jailbroken apps either. i probably wont update till iphone 5 unless somebody can tell me why 4.3 is so much better. so i will be checking back to see if anyone can tell me what the big difference is from 4.1 to 4.3

just_me#IM says:

Mark I'm also on 4.1 and haven't noticed anything really making me want to upgrade to 4.3.1 but I'm going to do it just to stay current but I'd also like to hear other people's inputs too.

Dan says:

There are quite a few apps out there that do not work with 4.1. Just off the top of my head, iMovie.. Need the latest. If you can live without the specific apps that need it. I wouldn't update either

iBlackdude says:

Yeah same here. I'll be upgrading/jailbreak/unlock only for DJay app. I still don't understand why some dev don't think before putting stupid requirements ....
By the way is the UNLOCK possible ??

Ron says:

Not sure what you mean. I'm running iMovie on 4.1 with no problem.

jobs4 says:

am paitently waiting im uk based im sitting on here waiting for it ,its been a while since last jailbreak ,now still waitting ,c;mon

just_me#IM says:

Thanks Dev Team!!!!!!!!!!! And I'm so glad it's for 4.3.1 and not just 4.3!!

hades says:

Why do you guys keep associating jailbreaking with pirating? The image with the iphone as a pirate is inappropriate.

west3man says:

It's a fair point that you make. I've been jail breaking for some time, but I don't have a single pirated app. I just buy them...just because. I'm not judging or condoning those who do pirate when I say that I would rather we not all be painted (tarred?) with the same brush.

LozBlanko says:

Agreed - good point. Needs a pic of an apple getting hacked or something!

Ryan says:

I appreciate Dev-Team's efforts but this is very childish. Software development is meant to be professional; although they ask for nothing in return, they should keep this in mind.

blyths says:

Which is why the Dev-Team takes great care to make sure their jailbreaks are legal and do not violate copyright. Sounds professional to me...

Keith-IA says:

Cool - now they can release the Verizon iOS 4.3.whatever :)

BLiNK says:

i wonder how many versions will be released before it is "stable" ... that's the good thing about being jailbroken already on 4.2.1, having the luxury of waiting and letting others be the testers

Trip says:

Let's hope gps will work again on 4.3.1

Jus7DoiT says:

1AM Pacific
2AM Mountain
3AM Central
4AM Eastern

blyths says:

Unless they forgot to correct for Daylight Saving and actually meant GMT-7 which would make the original times correct.

Romblesteed says:

Quick question, does 'untethered' just mean you don't need to connect to a computer everytime a reboot is performed or does it also mean you can use any sim card/carrier with the device? I'm using my UK iPhone but living in Canada so need it to support foreign sim cards. Thanks!

fayek says:

if you have a locked phone and your baseband version is 3.10 then you can't unlock your phone to use different sim cards...yet.
think about it this way: all unlocked phones are jailbroken, but not all jailbroken iphones are unlocked.
im waiting for the unlock impatiently! i don't know why it's taking so long!

Karolisk says:

02.10.04 is also unlockable

Aj says:

Where can I get my hands on a copy of redsnow once it's released????
Thnks to you all!!!!

Jus7DoiT says:

"Untethered" means you dont need to connect your device to a computer everytime you reboot your device.
Using your iPhone with any sim card/carrier (that
s if your iPhone is locked) means - unlock.
They`re gonna release untethered jailbreak only,not unlock. :)

Romblesteed says:

Thanks a lot man, that was in a language I can understand! So I still need to wait basically... god damn it!

Joel ramirez says:

Will the pwnage tool be the same as redsnow or will I have to create a custom firmware again

Crunch says:

Thanks a million to both Dev Teams! Love the Apple-style release time. :D Is it too much to ask for a damn Countdown Clock or something? :D

Marlon_NYC says:

What time on the east coast will this take place???????

Crunch says:

All iOS devices except iPad 2? I didn't see anyone mention Apple TV 2, so may I ask if this means that this will also cover the ATV2?
My girlfriend "accidentally" upgraded the firmware. So much for that engagement idea...

Dave says:

Yes, it will cover ATV2.

Dav1d says:

What ever happen to Sunday is funday? midnight, 1 am, 2 am, 3 am, 4 am is no longer Sunday! That's Monday where I went to school......

Karolisk says:

We need unlock!!! Who cares about jb when half of the world(I mean people living out of usa) cannot use iphone 4 as a phone( I myself got a replacement iphone from usa with 4.1os and cannt use my sim...)

Johnnyreb09 says:

Unlock is coming tonight as well. Twitter update via @MuscleNerd

Johnnyreb09 says:

 I was wrong. Ultrasn0w is gonna be updated to work with 4.3.1 with old preserved baseband

OutSpoken says:

I live outside of the USA (UK to be specific)and I don't need a unlock.
I'm on 4.1 limera1n, it's been faultless but can't wait to update... am starting to witness more and more apps relying on newer firmware.

heph4estus says:

Sorry but no, the update for the ultrasn0w only fixes the 4.3.1 compatibility, tha basebands it unlocks remains unchanged :-(

LozBlanko says:

There's one very good reason to upgrade to 4.3.1 and that's Personal Hotspot. Possibly depends on your carrier and country of course. Time to rejoin the JB world now for me.

Mike says:

Stoked on the personal hotspot too... I am tired of the dam USB or bluetooth tethering: wifi tether- the way it should be! Yayy for tetherMe!!
And I'm also stoked on 3G FaceTime. I hate not being jb... It's like crippling for me and my ip4

Limegrntaln says:

Oh cool, then you'll be real tired when you get a tethering bill in the mail

Chris Parsons says:

sigh Need some iPad 2 love.

nano2909 says:

will this jb work with vzw iphone????

drdang says:

Is there any difference between the two or are we supposed to use any one?

chasemyprov1 says:

Maybe I'm just the new guy, but if these are untethered where do we go to do it? What site?

just_me#IM says:

You still need to plug your phone into the computer to run the software. Untethered means once the jailbreak is complete you will not need to jailbreak again every time your phone gets reset or turned off.

blyths says:

You're probably thinking of "userland" - that's the type of jailbreak where you navigate the phone browser to a particular URL to jailbreak.

Kenneth T. Bruseth says:

Thanks, BLiNK! It sure is. Thanks again for the heads up.

swsmpbaby985 says:

What exactly is Pwnage Tool for Mac for? And do I need it if I decide to jailbreak on a Windows computer? I previously jailbroke with Greenpois0n on my Mac. But I may have messed something up because my Mac would refuse to restore ANY of my iDevices. So I was thinking it might be better to use a Windows machine rather than my Mac.