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Untethered iOS 4.3.2 Available for Windows and Mac [Video]

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If you’re rocking an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad–alas not iPad 2 yet–a new release from Redsn0w makes it dead simple to perform an untethered jailbreak.

Note, you’ll still need to tether for the initial jailbreak of course but after you’ve liberated your iOS device you won’t need to re-tether each time you reboot your device. Watch the video above to see all the steps and then hit up the link below for additional text instructions and the necessary jailbreak files for your Windows or Mac computer.

Jailbreak 4.3.2 Untethered on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Using Rensn0w [Redmond Pie]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/21/11

Comments (11)

  1. johnsonjunk

    I still need a good reason or reasons to jailbreak my ipods, the kids use them and I don’t see or haven’t read any reason to jailbreak…can someone enlighten me?

  2. Flipback


    if you jailbreak you can install any application from the app store for free. Unlimited Games! I think your kids will enjoy!

    Now the biggest reason to jailbreak is to test and see if the application is worth buying! Test out 5 applications that do the same thing and decide which one works best! Best part you don’t have to pay to find out!

    Not only that! Jailbreaking allows you to customize your phone/Ipod/Ipad in ways that are otherwise are not possible!

    in other words: “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”


  3. agus

    Does anyone jailbreak? it works?


  4. johnsonjunk

    Thanks Flipback! I’ll give it a shot on one of the ipods tonight!

  5. rushfan54

    @Flipback: you’d best not talk about stuff like that here. Some of us actually have morals and don’t support piracy.
    The real biggest reason to jailbreak is to do things that Apple said you couldn’t do. Like I can slide my finger over the status bar and instantly have a popup appear to enable or disable the most frequently used options, like Wifi or Bluetooth. I can also install widgets on my lockscreen, or set the device so that when I press the home button on any of my homescreens, it’ll zoom out and show me an overview of all my pages, where I can tap any of them to go to that page, or rearrange entire pages. I also can move multiple icons at once, or add a brightness slider to the fast app switcher. In short, you can do almost anything you want on your device with no need to resort to piracy.

  6. SgtLip

    All of that sounds really cool and exciting. But knowing how to do all of that stuff once you jailbreak it is another story. Those aren’t off the shelf or out of the box upgrades. That is having to get into programming and knowing the inner workings of the devices and programs in order to tweak the device to react out of the norm. So if you don’t know how to make your device whistle while snapping its fingers at the same time I wouldn’t suggest a jailbreak.

    Just my opinion. Thanks have a nice day.

  7. BU55

    I recently jailbroke my iPhone 4 and I have a couple questions. What are the best jailbroken apps you all use and how do I delete a jailbroken app?

    I downloaded a soundboard app to just play with for a minute and no when I hold down on the app it doesnt have the X so I can delete it.


  8. jdnene

    I’ve had my iPhone jail-broken since I got it. (iPhone 3gs)
    I also jail-broke two iPods.
    I love the customization options not available with average iPhone/iPods…

    as far as piracy goes, anyone who knows anything should know that most paid apple app downloads are using pirated/stolen artwork, and just plain fraud apps. Apple’s policy on app creators and what they allow in for apps is full of crap. Just as full of it as the restrictions on music artists and the monies made off of them.
    Just sayin’.

  9. Chiggsy


    You are correct, completely. However, your philosophy truly is, to quote Hayek, “the road to serfdom”. Any device that you pay for is yours. Tinker freely. It’s only Apple’s incredibly effective propaganda that makes you consider your phone any differently than cake mix or a 4×4. Buy the product, and then cut to fit.

    A more important thing to realize is that the iPhone itself would not exist without many thousands of such tinkerers, who all got started taking something apart, hacking it back together, improving it, and eventually forcing companies to take notice. Jailbreakers are in good company.

  10. goforce32

    I agree with some of the posts like rushfan54, don’t do anything illegal- its wrong. I also agree with Chiggsy with the point that it is YOUR device- do with it what YOU want to do. Just be aware of bricking or voiding any contractual warranties.

  11. mikehe76

    I am trying to help a friend out that wants to link ipad to iPhone but shes on an older version of IOS doesn’t want to upgrade it shes afraid she will loose the unlock options she has now, she sometimes travels overseas and likes that she can use her phone if upgrading to latest IOS and jail-breaking will she still be able to have the iPhone unlocked.

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