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iOS 4.3.5 Jailbreak Now Available But…

August 1, 2011

Apple released two new firmware upgrades in less than ten days apart from each other to patch a security loophole that had been detected and used by to allow users to easily Jailbreak their iDevices but which could also be used by, say a malicious website, to infect users devices.

If you have a jailbroken iPhone or iPad and were considering downloading the update beware that while a jailbreak option is available it is only tethered, which means that you’ll have to plug your iPhone into your computer every time you power it on or reboot it. The tethered jailbreak only works with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, third & fourth gen iPod Touch, and the original iPad (iPad 2 is not supported). Naturally the advice from the iPhone Dev Team is to not update your firmware at all, as it contains nothing new for you, the user, it’s purely intended as a security fix and you will lose the ability to jailbreak untethered.

The latest firmware that supports an untethered jailbreak is 4.3.3 but can we expect to see an untethered jailbreak for 4.3.5? The iPhone Dev Team is currently working on one for iOS 5 which is set to be released this fall so I wouldn’t expect one anytime soon. For now its best to keep your current firmware (unless you truly feel the need to patch up that security loophole).

J. Castillo

Via PCWorld


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