iPhone Dev Team Releases iOS 4.3.4 Tethered Jailbreak

It didn’t take long for Apple to patch the PDF exploit used by the coder called Comex to release JailbreakMe 3.0. But it took even less time for the iPhone Dev Team to answer back.

Apple released iOS 4.3.4 on Friday to patch a security hole that coders were using to hack iOS devices. But on Saturday, the iPhone Dev Team released a tethered jailbreak for the security update.

Tethered means you must connect to your computer every time your device reboots or the when battery dies to restart the jailbreak. Not as good an untethered jailbreak, but for those of you who updated to iOS 4.3.4 , this is your only alternative. Unfortunately, the beta update for the redsn0w jailbreak utility doesn’t work with the iPad 2. Meaning, if you haven’t downloaded iOS 4.3.4, and still want to jailbreak your iPad 2, simply ignore the update.

Jailbreaking gives iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners the ability to hack their devices and use 3rd party apps and themes not approved by Apple. The company frowns upon jailbreaking, and it can void a device’s warranty. Anyone jailbreaking their device should do so at their own risk, make sure to follow all the directions and make an iTunes backup before jumping in.

Comex’s JailbreakMe 3.0 was the first jailbreak utility to work on the iPad 2. It was released on July 6, 2011. For more info on JailbreakMe 3.0 visit Jailbreakme.com and for the iPhone Dev Team, visit their blog at iPhone-dev.org.