11/26/2010 05:48:00 AM - 2 comments
It looks like the iPhone maker Apple has secretly imbedded “baseband requirements” traps on the freshly released iOS 4.2.1 operating system for iPhone jailbreakers and especially to iPhone unlockers. As reported by Semaphore, the developer of the popular TinyUmbrella program:
"It seems that Apple has decided to put a baseband requirement on iOS. So at this point, if you are using Saurik’s server or tiny umbrella and trying to restore 4.2.1 on an iPhone 4, you will end up in recovery mode and tiny umbrella will not be able to pull you out of recovery. In this case, you will have to restore 4.1 again or you will have to restore 4.2.1 stock and be tether jailbroken. (Of course, I recommend 4.1 and not bothering with 4.2.1 at all). If you are an unlocker, this is a no brainer. Do not update to 4.2.1 even to test it at this point."
Meaning, if you utilized Saurik’s server or the TinyUmbrella software to restore iOS 4.2.1 on an iPhone without upgrading your baseband, you will end up in recovery mode and TinyUmbrella has no capability to pull you out of recovery. So, the best thing to do for all iPhone unlockers out there is to STAY AWAY from Redsn0w 0.9.6b4, the first jailbreak tool developed by iPhone Dev Team that jailbreaks the iOS 4.2.1, and from the iOS 4.2.12 firmware. Do not even tempt to test it o it will lose your ability to unlock your iPhone. As usual, stays tuned for more news and visit our affiliate site, ziPhone News, to know more about iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak and iPhone unlock.