The @UnthreadedJB Twitter account has been stirring up iOS 6.1.3, 6.1.4 and iOS 7 untethered jailbreak hopefuls over the last month, and I have to hand it to the community for remaining skeptical about this latest "jailbreak" team. Nevertheless, some people would still like to know what exactly this latest "jailbreak release" is all about, who can use it, and whether it actually works.
(For new jailbreakers who want to know how to jailbreak iPhones, iPads and iPods with Redsn0w or Evasi0n, and which devices do it, scroll to the bottom of the post for an earlier article with those details)
I wrote a post when UnthreadedJB first arrived on the scene, discussing my thoughts on the new jailbreak community member, as many were hoping they would bring the next jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 or iOS 7. Now I think it might be time for another. This post may contain things many people know, but for those who don't, I hope it is helpful. I will start by discussing the most recent jailbreak release, then share my thoughts on the team itself as those thoughts have changed somewhat from my earlier post.
UnthreadedJB Latest Release #Unthredeh4il: Is It An iOS 6.1.3 or iOS 7 Jailbreak for iPhone, iPad, iPod?
Okay, first things first: #Unthredh4il. Like all of the jailbreaks before, it is a bizarre mixture of relevance and ridiculousness. Though this latest jailbreak does not include an untethered jailbreak iOS 6.1.3, 6.1.4 or iOS 7 on any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch as many around the web seemed to believe it would, it does have a certain level of legitimacy - albeit insane and incomplete.
The latest jailbreak release via UnthreadedJB is for a wide range of devices — that is if you have the right computer and firmware to utilize it. In a nutshell, people owning any iPod touch 3G or 4G, iPhone 3GS or 4, iPad 1 or ATV2 AND own a Linux machine, "can" jailbreak using this tool. The tool works support iOS firmwares 4.2.6 through 5.1.1
Check out the listing:
iPod touch 3G - 4.3.0 (8F190)
iPod touch 3G - 4.3.1 (8G4)
iPod touch 3G - 4.3.2 (8H7)
iPod touch 3G - 4.3.3 (8J2)
iPod touch 3G - 4.3.4 (8K2)
iPod touch 3G - 4.3.5 (8L1)
iPod touch 3G - 5.0 (9A334)
iPod touch 3G - 5.0.1 (9A405)
iPod touch 3G - 5.1 (9B176)
iPod touch 3G - 5.1.1 (9B206)
iPod touch 4G - 4.3.0 (8F190)
iPod touch 4G - 4.3.1 (8G4)
iPod touch 4G - 4.3.2 (8H7)
iPod touch 4G - 4.3.3 (8J2)
iPod touch 4G - 4.3.4 (8K2)
iPod touch 4G - 4.3.5 (8L1)
iPod touch 4G - 5.0 (9A334)
iPod touch 4G - 5.0.1 (9A405)
iPod touch 4G - 5.1 (9B176)
iPod touch 4G - 5.1.1 (9B206)
iPhone 3GS - 4.3.0 (8F190)
iPhone 3GS - 4.3.1 (8G4)
iPhone 3GS - 4.3.2 (8H7)
iPhone 3GS - 4.3.3 (8J2)
iPhone 3GS - 4.3.4 (8K2)
iPhone 3GS - 4.3.5 (8L1)
iPhone 3GS - 5.0 (9A334)
iPhone 3GS - 5.0.1 (9A405)
iPhone 3GS - 5.1 (9B176)
iPhone 3GS - 5.1.1 (9B206)
iPhone 4 GSM - 4.3.0 (8F190)
iPhone 4 GSM - 4.3.1 (8G4)
iPhone 4 GSM - 4.3.2 (8H7)
iPhone 4 GSM - 4.3.3 (8J2)
iPhone 4 GSM - 4.3.4 (8K2)
iPhone 4 GSM - 4.3.5 (8L1)
iPhone 4 GSM - 5.0 (9A334)
iPhone 4 GSM - 5.0.1 (9A405)
iPhone 4 GSM - 5.1 (9B176)
iPhone 4 GSM - 5.1.1 (9B206)
iPhone 4 GSM - 5.1.1 (9B208)
iPhone 4 CDMA - 4.2.6 (8E200)
iPhone 4 CDMA - 4.2.7 (8E303)
iPhone 4 CDMA - 4.2.8 (8E401)
iPhone 4 CDMA - 4.2.9 (8E501)
iPhone 4 CDMA - 4.2.10 (8E600)
iPhone 4 CDMA - 5.0 (9A334)
iPhone 4 CDMA - 5.0.1 (9A405)
iPhone 4 CDMA - 5.1 (9B176)
iPhone 4 CDMA - 5.1.1 (9B206)
iPad 1 - 4.3.0 (8F190)
iPad 1 - 4.3.1 (8G4)
iPad 1 - 4.3.2 (8H7)
iPad 1 - 4.3.3 (8J2)
iPad 1 - 4.3.4 (8K2)
iPad 1 - 4.3.5 (8L1)
iPad 1 - 5.0 (9A334)
iPad 1 - 5.0.1 (9A405)
iPad 1 - 5.1 (9B176)
iPad 1 - 5.1.1 (9B206)
Apple TV 2G - 4.2 (8C150)
Apple TV 2G - 4.2.1 (8C154)
Apple TV 2G - 4.3 (8F191m)
Apple TV 2G - 4.3 (8F202)
Apple TV 2G - 4.3 (8F305)
Apple TV 2G - 4.3 (8F455)
Apple TV 2G - 4.4 (9A334v)
Apple TV 2G - 4.4.1 (9A335a)
Apple TV 2G - 4.4.2 (9A336a)
Apple TV 2G - 4.4.3 (9A405l)
Apple TV 2G - 4.4.4 (9A406a)
Apple TV 2G - 5.0 (9B179b)
Apple TV 2G - 5.0.1 (9B206f)
Apple TV 2G - 5.0.2 (9B830)
The devices and firmwares this untethered jailbreak will not support, however, are as follows:
iOS 6.0 and above (This means Unthredh4il will not offer iPhone 5, iPhone 4S iPad Mini, iPad 2,3,4 and newer iPod Touches an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3, 6.1.4 or iOS 7.)
So for the majority of us, this jailbreak is basically useless - yet, legitimate.
A word of warning to those who will attempt to use Unthreh4il: I've been told on good authority from someone notable in the jailbreak community that this latest release has some issues. It is NOT recommended for any novice jailbreak by any means.
In addition, the ATV jailbreak has an issue and can cause some devices to panic, so those are not recommended to use AT ALL.
Is UnthreadedJB For Real Or Just A Troll? Will They Release An iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 or iOS 7 Untethered JB for iPhone 5/4S?
After reading that, most of you by now have determined UnthreadedJB is nothing more than a troll, unduly raising the hopes of those who keep wishing for an iOS 6.1.3 untethered for iPhone, iPod and iPad or hoping for the quick release of an iOS 7 jailbreak. And to a degree you would be correct.
The only thing I would warn is this. Don't berate this newbie. Yes, the releases are ridiculous. Yes, they've done some unconventional things. But all the releases thus far have been legitimate. How long has it been since we've seen any team pulling together something legitimate, even if it relies on older exploits or vulnerabilities? I mean everyone starts somewhere right?
Even with their latest "oopsy" with the Evasi0n and Absinthe code from @pod2g and @planetbeing (there is more to this story than is being told btw), it's worth mentioning @unthreadedjb has yet to make its way onto @MuscleNerd's fake list. And by now they certainly should have if these the Evad3rs believed @UnthreadedJB was totally fraudulent, as both @MuscleNerd and @planetbeing have been quite vocal about the unauthorized use of that code in the previous UnthreadedJB release.
So where does that leave us? I think the same place it leaves developers like @Planetbeing, @MuscleNerd and @Saurik. Watching. Not hoping, not cursing, just watching. It's really the only thing that can be done.
You have to admit the whole account has been one of the best and funniest parodies we've seen in a while. That, at least, is worth something in my book.
What About The iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 and iOS 7 Jailbreak Videos? Are They Real?
The last thing I want to address are the videos that have been released. People are also having opinions about these that range on two ends of the extreme spectrum. They are either total fakes, or certain proof that an iOS 6.1.3/6.1.4 untethered jailbreak is coming to iPhone 5 and other newer iOS devices. I have to applaud the community for not getting too wrapped up in these guys and for doubting these videos as we all know the number of fakes we saw surface last go around.
That said, I think the truth lies in the middle. Now, at this point, I am truly only speculating. But based on what I've seen, and conversations I've had with people most of you would respect, these videos are very likely "real," although likely dressed up and horribly filmed to make them appear as fake as possible.
My thinking is, either the tool is using some kind of "developer only" stuff like the "failbreak" we saw produced by @chpwn last fall, or it is partially working but the maker is uncertain he, she or they will be able to complete it. In short, there is nothing certain with this team whatsoever!
If you haven't picked up my drift yet, here's my synopsis.
1) UnthreadedJB and it's tools are "real," as confirmed by multiple reputable sources.Therefore, claims that they are fake are completely unwarranted (They tell the truth — #We #r #not #fakr)
2) UnthreadedJB is NOT currently releasing anything terribly useful. Therefore, don't really get your hopes up when you see them tweet. Don't start ranting or praising excessively! Just enjoy the humor!
3) UnthreadedJB may never release anything terribly useful ... but then again, they MIGHT (lol). So, once again, don't get your hopes up, don't curse them, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
As a final note though, if I had to place money on @p0sixninja, @UnthreadedJB or @evad3rs, there is a 99 percent chance we'll see something released from the @evad3rs. All others, however, a complete game of Russian roulette.
Jailbreak iOS 6.1.3, 6.1.4 On iPhone, iPad and iPod: Which Apple Devices Can and How To Do It? [TUTORIAL & VIDEO]
Posted May 20, 2013
Can I jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 on my iPhone 5, iPhone 4S or iPhone 4? Will it be tethered or untethered? These are questions a lot of people have been asking ever since they purchased their T-Mobile contract free phone. As most people know jailbreaking an iPhone, iPod or iPod is one of the best ways to take control of your Apple device and customize it to your hearts delight as well as add a lot of cool developer apps called tweaks found in the Cydia jailbreak app store.
Well for those who have recently purchased and iPhone 5, 4S or 4, if you were lucky enough to get a phone with iOS 6.1.2 installed then you just won the lottery. The current Evasi0n jailbreak will allow users with a iOS 6.1.2 or below installed on their device to jailbreak it untethered regardless of the make or model. This means not only can iPhone 5, 4S, and 4 receive an untethered jailbreak but also devices such as the iPad Mini, iPads 2, 3, and 4, old 3GS iPhones, iPod Touches and all other iOS devices - 22 in all! (To get an iOS 6.1.2 untethered jailbreak on your iPhone iPad or iPod Touch check out this tutorial)
However, if you purchased your iPhone and 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 was installed unfortunately only the iPhone 4 can get a tethered jailbreak with redsn0w. Evasion will not work on the iPhone 4 running iOS 6.1.4 or 6.1.3.
Also the iPhone 5 and 4S, because they have updated A5 or A6 chips, also are unable to be jailbroken on iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 untethered or tethered due to the lack of a bootROM exploit.
All members of the evad3rs jailbreak team, who are responsible for the evasi0n iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for all iOS devices have stated that they will not be working on an iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 untethered jailbreak and that likely the next jailbreak to look for will be in iOS 7.
You may see many claims around the web and on YouTube that an iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 untethered jailbreak is available for iPhone 5, 4S, iPad, 2,3 and 4 but do not be fooled by faulty claims. These sites will either take your money and give you nothing of value in return, require you view numerous ads and fill out surveys with still no jailbreak or install malware on your device so please avoid any claims of an iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 untethered jailbreak for A5+ devices (iPhone 5, 4S, iPad 2,3,4 iPad Mini). There are even some claims that will disguise themselves as the evasi0n jailbreak or the redsn0w jailbreak but if they boast a 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 for these unjailbreakable devices then you must realize they are false.
However, for those of you who did purchase the iPhone 4 you can install a tethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 on your device. The instructions for installation are listed below. There is a nice video tutorial I've added as well. Here are the instructions for jailbreaking iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 via iClarified
How to Jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 using Redsn0w
1. Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage
2. Visit iPhone Dev Team Blog and Download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3. and place it in the Pwnage folder.
3. Extract the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.
4. If you haven't already updated to iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 then launch iTunes and perform a backup of your device.
5. Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left then hold down Shift and click the Restore button
6. Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 6.1.3 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
7. iTunes will now update your iPhone to the new firmware.
8. Right click or control-click the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier and choose Run as administrator from the popup menu that appears.
9. Once RedSn0w opens click the Extras button.
10. From the Extras menu click the Select IPSW button.
11. Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the iOS 6.0 IPSW then click Open.
12. You'll be informed that the iOS 6.0 IPSW will be used for the rest of the session. Click OK.
13. Click the Back button and then click the Jailbreak button from the main menu.
14. RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data.
15. Ensure Install Cydia is selected from the options menu then click Next.
16. Turn OFF your device then click the Next button
17. RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here.
Reboot With Tethered iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 jailbreak
1. Once you have jailbroken you will need to rerun redsn0w to boot tethered.
2. From the main RedSn0w menu, click the Extras button.
3. Choose Select IPSW from the Extras menu and select the iOS 6.0 IPSW. Next, choose Just boot from the menu and follow the instructions to put your device into DFU mode again for boot.
Your are finished! Keep in mind the iPhone 4 iOS 6.1.3 and 6.1.4 jailbreak is a tethered jailbreak so should you have to restart your device for any reason it will require re-jailbreaking.
Once you are jailbroken, for some ideas about how to theme your newly jailbroken iPhone or listings of some of the best jailbreak tweaks check out the articles posted below.
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