Dev-Team reminds Jailbreakers to steer clear of iOS 4.1... for now.

The iOS Dev-Team, the folks behind a lot of the Jailbreak technology, have issued an Admiral Ackbar-style warning to Jailbreakers and unlockers about the impending iOS 4.1 update -- stay away for now:

This time of year there are lots of new iPhone owners, and not everybody knows that accepting new iOS updates is the surest way to lose your jailbreak and/or unlock. While those of you who have Cydia or TinyUmbrella backups of your FW hashes will always be able to get back to 4.0.1 if you make this mistake, this doesn’t hold for unlockers. There’s currently no known way to revert your baseband — if you update your baseband you’ll lose the ultrasn0w unlock, possible forever.

On the plus side, sounds like a safe, ultrans0w-friendly Jailbreak upgrade path for 4.1 is in the pipeline. Maybe a clean 4.1 Jailbreak as well?

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  • Since I never JB my iP 4 I've been on iOS 4.1 GM since last week. I'm kind of anxious for a JB for 4.1 I must say.
  • not installing until I can jailbreak. I need mywi
  • It has always fascinated me the number of people who "accidentally" upgrade their firmware, losing their jailbreak. What exactly is happening here? Are these people tripping over a piece of furniture, grabbing the mouse to break their fall, and then "accidentally" clicking the upgrade button in iTunes, which happens to be open in this rare series of events?
  • @Cj, here's what I think is going on. I've jailbroke many of my friends phones over the years, and most of them were noobs that just wanted free ringtones and backgrounds.. They didn't have any idea what jailbreaking really was, so when they plug their device into iTunes, and they get that pretty little reminder they just go ahead and do it without knowing any better... No vet hacker ever "accidently" updates
  • Haven't jailbroken since 1.1.4. Since then each iOS update has given me less reason to even think about it. IOS 4.1GM has been great for me over the past so I'm sticking with it unless jailbreaking can unleash some hidden builtin features.
    @CJ these "accidental" upgrades are dine by people who don't pay attention to what they're doing. They should be jailbreaking anything in the first place. All they want is to run their iPhone on another carrier or have the ability to do some neat little things but don't know the implications of making a mistake or how to correct it.
  • I hope it comes soon so I can sell my 3gs on ebay.
  • If they'd let me fiddle with /etc/hosts or allow adblock type software on itunes I likely would not JB.
  • @cj. My gf clicks before she reads. I jailbreak and tell her not to update. And she just wants the pop-ups to go away.
  • Hoping that the dev team has the jb ready to go and just wants to make sure what worked with GM works with the released version.
  • With all the new features in 4.1 there is very little reason to hassle with JB anymore. The Dev-Team days are numbered
  • @CJ, the only other reason I can think of is when they need to restore their phone due to software issues, maybe, or they really just don't have a clue what they have when their phone is jailbroken..once I did my jailbreak there was no turning back.
  • @John... Little boy, please!!! That's baby talk... In what way?
  • Lol @ John!!! You must not realize how many people JB simply to unlock their 's. Obviously your brain cells are "numbered". The Dev Team will never be done. Many people jailbreak for more than just unlocking BTW.
  • @John- you are showing your ignorance at the scope of jailbreaking.
  • I hope they get the next jailbreak set soon, I'm excited to try the new features and see what bugs have been fixed. (however of course, none of that is worth giving up my jailbroken-ness!!! :D)
  • John, I wish you would've thought about your proclamation statement before you started typing. "With all the new features in 4.1" -- uh, so.. Game Center, a new camera feature, and a mess of features that have been "fixed" because they didn't work correctly in the original 4.0 release?
    Yeah, okay.
  • Wow one little "no need to JB post" and I am suddenly "baby talk/ignorance/brain cells are numbered. People need to relax and remember that most users never JB and are very happy with the amazing device Apple has put out. Thanks for your understanding for us who must not be as "enlightened" as the JB people. LOL
  • Is there a way to ssh the new version on game center over and run it on 4.0.1 without upgrading?