Apple today has released two new versions of iOS firmware, iOS 4.2.8 for Verizon iPhone 4 and iOS 4.3.3 for iPhone 3G[S], iPhone 4, iPad and iPod touch. Good news is Apple has not not fixed ion1c’s untether exploit which was used to untethered jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 & 4.3.2. Famous iPhone hacker Comex has just confirmed that iOS 4.3.3 is still vulnerable to ion1c’s untether exploit. Dev team is working hard to bring the new version of RedsnOw jailbreak tool for untethered jailbreak. Meanwhile you can still jailbreak your iPhone, iPad & iPad but it will be tethered. Here is a complete step by step how to guide on how you can do so.
How to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.3 Tethered On iPhone, iPad, iPod touch using Redsn0w 0.9.6rc14
Before you begin the process you need to get the following files on your PC.
Download iOS 4.3.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Download iTunes 10.2.2
Download Redsn0w 0.9.6rc14 for Windows
Download Redsn0w 0.9.6rc14 for Mac
Step 1: Download the respective iOS 4.3.3 firmware file for your iOS device and restore it to iOS 4.3.3 via iTunes 10.2.2.
Step 2: Once your device is restored to stock iOS 4.3.3, open up Redsn0w 0.9.6rc14 and click on Browse to select the 4.3.3.ipsw file that you downloaded earlier.
Once you click Open, Redsn0w will then indentify the 4.3.3.ipsw file. When identification successfully completes, Redsn0w 0.9.6rc14 will show the following message:
Step 3: Click “Next“. Make sure to check Install Cydia options.
Remember: It is essential that your device is powered OFF and connected to your computer before you click next. Double check, and then click on Next.
- Hold Power button for 3 seconds
- Then hold Power and Home buttons together for 10 seconds
- Release Power button but keep holding Home button till installation starts
Step 4: Redsn0w will now work its magic on your device. A series of automated steps will start, and once they are complete, your iOS device will reboot automatically.
Congratulations Your device is now running tethered jailbroken iOS 4.3.3.