The iPhone Dev Team has updated PwnageTool to version 4.3.2 to support untethered jailbreak on iOS 4.3.2 using i0n1c’s exploit. All devices (except iPad 2) are supported. This includes iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G/3G and Apple TV.
Why use PwnageTool over Redsn0w? Its simple. If your iPhone relies on a carrier unlock, you must use PwnageTool 4.3.2 to update to a custom iOS 4.3.2 firmware without the upgraded baseband so that you can unlock using Ultrasn0w.
Windows users should alternatively use Sn0wbreeze 2.6, instructions for which can be found here.
Complete step by step instructions for jailbreaking using Redsn0w on both Windows and Mac can be found here.
iOS 4.3.2 was originally jailbroken last week using PwnageTool bundles (on Mac) but it was limited to tethered boot. But now with the new version of Redsn0w and Sn0wbreeze, you can jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch fully untethered on the latest iOS 4.3.2 firmware.
Step 1: Download PwnageTool 4.3.2 for Mac OS X.
Step 2: Download iOS 4.3.2 firmware for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV.
Step 3: Start PwnageTool in “Expert mode” and select your device:
Step 4: Browse for iOS 4.3.2 firmware for your device as shown in the screenshot below:
Step 5: Now select “Build” to start creating custom 4.3.2 firmware file:
NOTE: If you are with unofficial carrier, and want to preserve the old baseband so that it can be unlocked using Ultrasn0w, make sure you check “Activate the phone” option which is found under “General”.
Step 6: PwnageTool will now create the custom .ipsw file for your iPhone which will be jailbroken.
Step 7: Now follow the following steps to enter DFU mode using PwnageTool:
- Hold Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds
- Now release the Power button but continue holding the Home button for 10 more seconds
- You device should now be in DFU mode
Step 8: Start iTunes, click on your iOS device icon from the sidebar in iTunes. Now press and hold left “alt” (option) button on Mac, or Left “Shift” button if you are on Windows on the keyboard and then click on “Restore” (Not “Update” or “Check for Update”) button in the iTunes and then release this button.
This will make iTunes prompt you to select the location for your custom firmware 4.3.2 file. Select the required custom .ipsw file that you created above, and click on “Open”.
Step 9: Now sit back and enjoy as iTunes does the rest for you. This will involve a series of automated steps. Be patient at this stage and don’t do anything silly. Just wait while iTunes installs the new firmware 4.3.2 on your iOS device. Your iOS device screen at this point will be showing a progress bar indicating installation progress. After the installation is done, your iOS device will be jailbroken on iOS 4.3.2.
How-To Unlock iOS 4.3.2:
Ultrasn0w 1.2.2 for unlocking iOS 4.3.2 is now available for both iPhone 4 and 3GS. You can use it to unlock iOS 4.3.2 (compatible basebands: 01.59.00 / 04.26.08 / 05.11.07 / 05.12.01 / 05.13.04 / 06.15.00) on your iPhone 4 and 3GS, step by step instructions for which can be found here.
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- How to Downgrade iOS 4.3.2 to 4.3.1, 4.3, 4.2.1 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, iPod touch [Tutorial]