It seems the Dev-Team is getting closer to having an untethered jailbreak. When the Dev-Team found the untethered jailbreak they dubbed it the “backup plan.” (It’s a “backup plan” because comex is working on a more extensible one, but this method is also generalizable.) Yesterday Musclenerd tweeted, “… the backup plan for those w/legit access to 4.2b3 IPSW is about ready…again though, better to wait for comex.” He also said that;
“Thanks to comex, redsn0w can now handle much bigger files than ramdisk 25MB limit. Useful for “backup plan” 4.2 untether”
“This latest @comex code also allows retrieval of photos+files stuck behind an unfixable filesystem problem…good stuff!”
At one point it was thought we would have the untethered jailbreak before Christmas but, I haven’t heard anything more about that. Though, I am hoping it is released soon! I totally miss my hacked iPhone! Below is the previous video of the untethered jailbreak.