Guide to Jailbreaking iPhone 4 and iPad
How to Jailbreak iPhone 4 on iOS 4.x and iPad on iOS 3.2.x with Jailbreakme.com
Jailbreakers can rejoice again as not only has the iOS4 jailbreak been updated, iPhone 4 users can now jailbreak as well! iPad users are also included, whether you're running 3.2 or 3.2.1, the jailbreak should work for you either way. If you haven't done so already, here's a list of things to do before and after jailbreaking!
And before you proceed, here's the normal disclaimer;
Backup your iPhone/iPad
The first thing you should do before doing any modifications to your iDevice is back it up! Simply connect your iPhone or iPad to iTunes and sync it. This way, if you have an issue or your jailbreak goes wrong, you'll be able to restore as you were before without the headache of resyncing everything.
Jailbreak Your iDevice
This jailbreak is probably one of the most dead simple ones you'll ever use. Simply go to www.jailbreakme.com with Safari on your actual device. You will see the webpage like above. You'll slide to jailbreak, and wait. If all went well, when it's done, you'll be jailbroken. The easiest way to tell is if you now see a Cydia icon on your springboard.
Save your SHSH Blob
Your SHSH ID should always be saved within Cydia. This could save you if you ever accidentally upgrade to a newer firmware (keep in mind, that's never guaranteed). Future jailbreaks could also require that you have this blob saved in order to jailbreak future versions of iOS. In order to save your SHSH blob, you'll see this on the main page of Cydia -
You'll want to click that. You may see a message at the top of Cydia for a few days saying you have a request in. This can happen when the servers are overloaded with requests. Saurik has also taken down the server in the past when it gets hammered. If this is the case, just keep trying until the top of your phone says you have an SHSH on file for whatever OS you're running. It'll look something like this -
You're done! If you guys had any issues, be sure to check out our jailbreak forums for common problems and questions. If you still can't find an answer, drop us a line!
I almost forgot something pretty important, whenever you jailbreak (especially if you plan on SSH'ing), always change your root and mobile passwords! As of now, users are reporting problems with Terminal under iOS4 while jailbroken, but you can change your root passwords still, there's a thread here explaining how to do this. Let us know if you have any issues in the forums! There's lots of great members willing to help you with the process.
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I did the "make my life easier" thing, and now I see: "This device has a pending TSS request."
Could take a couple days but usually a day or so
whoops! i knew i meant to add something else and forgot! i'll update with links as to how to change your root password and whatnot!
Of course you can. I thought the same thing back in the early days of jailbreaking
Intelliscreen (trial, $9.99)
Everything else will just clutter up the phone (themes and that garbage). Obviously the techie types will get SSH and Terminal and things like that but everyday jailbirds should just get the basics.
I haven't heard anything. You should be able to just restore via iTunes and be back to normal. Only time you really get problems is when you are downgrading and messing with basebands/bootloaders etc in this case, you aren't, so you should be ok.
@ jeffw it doesn't unlock the phone if I'm not mistaken the dev team said they would release it tomorrow
For some reason, when I try to install a keyboard from Cydia and Winterboard(ANY KEYBOARD) none of the them seem to be showing up. Am I the only one with this problem and when will it be fixed? Ive even tried installing themes with keyboards and they keyboard will not change no matter what.
@JYM this is nothing new, keyboards have not worked since 2.x
Yup, the easiest way by far, just download the Rockapp and it will do it for you!
A few list compatibility, but most don't specify. I have had to do a lot of trial and error to figure out what works.
I specifically want an app that will enable video out for Slingplayer (and other apps), and not just ipod and youtube.
I found a bunch of those apps, but I can't get any of them to work properly with iphone 4.
it happened to mine too. i had to put the phone in recovery mode just to get the computer to recognize it. this is not a good jailbreak. no i"m going to have to wait forever for it to reload all my apps and music.
oh, and in case you don't know. when the phone is plugged in to the computer push the sleep and home button simultaneously until the screen turns black. immediately release the sleep button and continue to hold the home button when this happens. this will put it in recovery mode and all will be well.
After doing the jailbreak and saving the shsh blob in cydia, do another hard reset before installing anything else.
I did the jailbreak as described above a few nights ago, and it worked fine. although sms didn't work, which I need, so I did a restore using itunes, which also worked fine. I don't really have a need to jailbreak, so may skip it until i find a need for MyWi or anything else like that.
can I unlock it , or I have to wait until the device is fully jailbreaked ?
I put SBSettings on with Autolock because they were the main things I jailbroke for, but (morally ambigious things like emulators aside), what is there to do next?
Apagetti123: Purplerain/Blackrain were intended only for the 3.0 OS's. I recommend Blackrain for the 3.2, it was literally just a click. If you have 4.0 or 4.0.1 I recommend Redsn0w 5.5
So, what do I do after the TSS request has been granted? How do I upgrade from 3.2 to 3.3.1 avoiding 3.2.2?
By the way, I didn't have to pay for the phone. If you want a free iPhone 4, just follow the instructions in the link below:http://freebiejeebies4u-freebiejeebies.blogspot.com/
At the beginning, I was skeptical but when I got the phone delivered to my house, I was shocked.