The much expected and awaited untethered jailbreaking tool for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad running iOS 4.3.1 has been released. The iPhone dev team have released PwnageTool 4.3 for mac to jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 using Custom firmware. PwnageTool can jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, 4G, iPad & Apple TV 2G.

Along with PwnageTool 4.3, the iPhone dev team have released RedSn0w 0.9.6RC9 for Windows, but with PwnageTool, users can retain their baseband and can unlock their iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS using Ultrasn0w. Windows users might have to wait for iH8sn0w to release an updated version of Sn0wbreeze to jailbreak iOS 4.3.1

The 4.3.1 untether works on all devices that actually support 4.3.1 except for the iPad2:

  • iPhone3GS
  • iPhone4 (GSM)
  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPod touch 4G
  • iPad1
  • AppleTV 2G (PwnageTool only for now)

The reason the untether won’t work as-is on the iPad2 is that it requires a bootrom or iBoot-level exploit to install, and the iPad2 is not susceptible to either the limera1n or SHAtter bootrom exploits.

Download PwnageTool 4.3 to jailbreak iOS 4.3.1


Download PwnageTool 4.3 [Torrent]

[How to] Jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 using PwnageTool 4.3

As always, we would like to remind you that jailbreaking your iDevice will void the warranty and you must proceed only if you understand the risks involved. For now, those who are unlocked on Ultrasn0w should stay away from iOS 4.3.1 till Ultrasn0w gets updated (which should happen soon).

Step 1: Download iOS 4.3.1 for your iDevice.

Step 2: Download PwnageTool 4.3 for Mac (link given above)

Step 3: Start PwnageTool 4.3 and click on OK on Copyright warning.

Step 4: Then click on expert mode and select the device from the list and click Next button

Step 5: Select Browse option and click on blue arrow button to browse and select the iOS 4.3.1 ipsw file. Click on open and let PwnageTool verify the ipsw file.

Step 6: At this stage, you may choose the custom package or cydia package to add the custom firmware or go to General options to select/deselect options like multitasking, wallpaper or batter percentage. Choose them according to your needs.

Step 7: Click on Build option and then on blue arrow button.

Step 8: Save the custom IPSW file to your desired location and proceed.

Step 9: Connect the device to your USB when PwnageTool prompts you. Follow the on screen instructions to put your device to DFU mode.

Step 10: Pwnagetool will let you know once your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad is in DFU mode.

Step 11: Now start iTunes & select device from the list.

Step 12: Finally, press the Option key and click on Restore button to browse and select custom iOS 4.3.1 created using PwnageTool 4.3.

That’s it! Sit back and wait for iTunes to complete the process for you. Wait for your iDevice to reboot on completion.


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