PwnageTool and redsn0w updated for iOS 4.3.3 – just like that, another untethered jailbreak

That didn’t take long, did it? PwnageTool and redsn0w will now support iOS 4.3.3 users who want an untethered jailbreak solution. I can’t remember the last time three successive jailbreak solutions for the iPhone came out just days after Apple updated its software. One has to wonder whether Apple has bigger things in mind, or whether it rushed these updates out for reasons very well known.

Either way, the exploit used for iOS 4.3.1 still works, so the iPhone Dev-Team was very quick to get to work:

Today’s PwnageTool and redsn0w incorporate @i0n1c’s port to 4.3.3 (it’s ironic that such a long-lasting untether doesn’t even have an official name!).  It also of course uses geohot’s limera1n bootrom exploit to inject the jailbreak.

If you were reluctant to update, even though you might have been bothered by the location tracking fiasco, because of your jailbreak, you’re good as gold. Here are the devices supported by the PwnageTool and redsn0w untethered jailbreak solution:

  • iPhone3GS
  • iPhone4 (GSM)
  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPod touch 4G
  • iPad1
  • AppleTV2G (v4.3 8F202)

The iPad 2 isn’t included, so for those of you on older jailbroken versions of the device, I’d suggest you wait. Also, if you’re rocking an unlocked device with ultrasn0w, keep your distance from redsn0w. Otherwise, your device, which is likely unlocked and already using some other network, will not work properly.

Here are some key details provided by the iPhone Dev-Team:

  1. ultrasn0w unlockers must stay away from redsn0w!  Use only a custom IPSW to update to 4.3.3, to avoid updating your baseband. There are plenty of tutorials for both redsn0w and PwnageTool at sites like  Or feel free to ask away in our comments section below.
  2. ultrasn0w has been updated to v1.2.3 to be compatible with iOS 4.3.3 and earlier (the ultrasn0w update does not include any new baseband support!). Please reboot your iPhone using the normal “slide to power off” swipe after installing ultrasn0w 1.2.3.
  3. By popular demand, redsn0w now allows you to enable multitasking gestures (although most will find it useful only on iPads).
  4. iPad2 update:  The iPad2 jailbreak remains under development.  As you may know, the original exploit @comex developed in the first week of the iPad2 release was mysteriously fixed by Apple within days of its development.  Partly because of this, don’t expect much public discussion of the iPad2 jailbreak until it’s actually finished and ready for release (and please avoid asking about it).  In all liklihood, it will be a userland exploit like the first (unreleased) one, not dependent on bootrom dumps.  The first one can’t be released even for those with the original 4.3 firmware due to legal (distribution) reasons.

If you’ve read this far and you feel confident that you can go ahead and jailbreak your iOS 4.3.3 device, or that you can now upgrade thanks to PwnageTool and redsn0w, go right on ahead!

[Via: Dev-Team Blog, redsn0w for OS X, redsn0w for Windows]


  • Gaju

    I had a lot of trouble finding the right bundle or ipsw file.

  • Lizzardking

    I am using a iphone4/gsm with firmware 4.01 with i used jailbreakme. i did not find need to upgrade the firmware to a higher level, however there are updates to some of my apps that need a newer firmware so i used this tool to create a custom  4.3.2 ipsw in install onto my phone. I went into DFU etc.. when i wanted to restore the custom file i got a error message.  Do i need to incrementally install all of the updates or can i just go from 4.01 to 4.3.2?

Back to top ▴