Jailbreak iPhone 4.3.2 for iPhone 4 & iPhone 3GS (Windows & Mac)

How to Jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS With iOS Version 4.3.2 Using Redsn0w.

Warning: Jailbreak at your own risk. Please exercise caution and read the comments, as these jailbreak instructions are not guaranteed to work.

See my comprehensive iPhone Jailbreak guide for instructions on jailbreaking another iPhone version.

This tutorial contains jailbreak instructions for both Windows and Mac users, using Redsn0w. This is a tethered jailbreak, which means that you will need to redo the jailbreak each time your iPhone reboots (you will not lose your data each time.)

Windows & Mac Users


  1. iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS
  2. Firmware: 4.3.2 (check your version in Settings » General » About)
  3. iTunes 10.2.1
  4. iOS 4.3.1 IPSW (iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS)
  5. Redsn0w 0.9.6rc14 (Windows or Mac) Update Apr 30, 2011: Download links have been updated to the current version, as recommended by readers in the comments.

Jailbreak Instructions

1. Open Redsn0w, click Browse and select the iOS 4.3.1 file that you previously downloaded.

2. Click Install Cydia and hit Next.

3. With your iPhone off and the USB cable plugged in, click Next.

4. Follow the on-screen instructions to put your iPhone in DFU mode. Your iPhone will restart and be fully jailbroken.

5. Note: This is a tethered jailbreak, meaning you will have to redo the jailbreak each time that you reboot your iPhone. To do so, simply click the “Just Boot Tethered Right Now” option in Redsn0w.

Was your jailbreak successful? Please post questions and suggestions in the comments.

Jailbreak iPhone 4.3.1 for iPhone 4 & iPhone 3GS (Windows & Mac)

How to Jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS With iOS Version 4.3.1 Using Sn0wbreeze or Pwnage Tool.

Warning: Jailbreak at your own risk. Please exercise caution and read the comments, as these jailbreak instructions are not guaranteed to work.

For instructions on jailbreaking other iPhone versions, visit my in-depth guide on how to jail break iPhone.

This tutorial contains jailbreak instructions for both Windows and Mac users, using Sn0wbreeze (Windows) and Pwnage Tool (Mac).

Windows Users


  1. iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS
  2. Firmware: 4.3.1 (check your version in Settings » General » About)
  3. iTunes 10.2.1
  4. iOS 4.3.1 IPSW (iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS)
  5. Sn0wbreeze 2.5.1

Jailbreak Instructions

1. Open Sn0wbreeze and click Next until you get to the IPSW Selection.

2. Find and select the 4.3.1 IPSW file and allow Sn0wbreeze to verify it.

3. Click Next, then click Expert Mode.

4. Click Next, then click Build IPSW.

5. Sn0wbreeze will prepare a custom firmware and add it to your desktop.

6. Once the process is Done, click OK. Follow the instructions to put iPhone in DFU mode.

7. After this is done, connect your iPhone to your computer and click Shift + Restore within the iPhone area in iTunes.

8. Select the iOS 4.3.1 firmware that was placed on your desktop earlier. Once the installation is finished, your iPhone should be fully jailbroken.

Mac Users


  1. iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS
  2. Firmware: 4.3.1 (check your version in Settings » General » About)
  3. iTunes 10.2.1
  4. iOS 4.3.1 IPSW (iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS)
  5. Pwnage Tool 4.3

Jailbreak Instructions:

1. Open PwnageTool and click Ok.

2. Click Expert Mode.

3. Select your iPhone model and click Next.

4. Find and select the iOS 4.3.1 IPSW file that you downloaded earlier.

5. Click Build and Pwnage Tool will build a custom firmware, which should be saved to your desktop.

6. Next, enter the username and password of your system.

7. Follow the instructions to put your iPhone into DFU mode.

8. Open iTunes 10.2.1.

9. On the iPhone screen within iTunes, press option (on your keyboard) + Restore (button on the screen).

10. Now browse to the IPSW file that was placed on your desktop in Step 5. Select it. iTunes will do its thing and your iPhone should be fully jailbroken.

Was your jailbreak successful? Please post questions and suggestions in the comments.

Jailbreak Convention in London is World’s First

Jailbreak Convention MyGreatFest

Four years after iPhone Jailbreak took the world by storm, iOS users the world over will gather in London on September 17, 2011 for the world’s first Jailbreak convention. The jailbreak convention, dubbed MyGreatFest, will teach iOS users how to make the most of their Jailbroken iPhones, iPads and iPod touches.

Although a location and specific agenda have yet to be determined (Update: The convention will take place at the Old Truman Brewery), the jailbreak conference planners are already boasting that Jay Freeman aka Saurik, the founder of Cydia (i.e. the “App Store” of the Jailbreak world), will be in attendance. If the Jailbreak king will be there, then surely his devotees will follow.

The event website assures visitors that the Jailbreak convention will not be “just a bunch of tech geeks,” however I have my doubts. Really, who else but tech geeks would pay to go to a Jailbreak convention, especially one with such a ridiculous name?

Nevertheless, I have high hopes that the gathering will produce a new wave of Jailbreak innovations for us “normal” iPhone Jailbreak users.

I will not be attending, since I live a few thousand miles away and couldn’t bring myself to purchase a plane ticket to London for this, but I look forward to hearing more about the Jailbreak conference as it develops.

The iPhone as a device offers limitless potential, but it is hindered by the restrictions that Apple places on the software. Jailbreak’s appeal stems from the fact that it frees your iPhone and lets you use your device however you desire, rather than how Apple desires.

Will you be attending the world’s first Jailbreak convention?

LockInfo for iPhone: Great Productivity App [iPhone Jailbreak]

iPhone Lock Screen

iPhone Lock Screen

I recently jailbroke my iPhone 4 with limera1n and have added a feature to my iPhone that helps me stay productive by making use of an otherwise poorly utilized space in the iPhone OS: the Lock Screen.


The app is called LockInfo and it’s available in Cydia.

What does it do? LockInfo grabs all your important data from your apps and syndicates it on the lock screen that you see when you turn on your iPhone’s screen. You can use LockInfo to display all kinds of data on your iPhone lock screen, including:

  • The weather
  • Recent text messages
  • Missed calls & voicemails
  • Mail
  • Push notifications from any app
  • Calendar items from iPhone’s default Calendar app
  • To-do list items pulled from one of three leading to-do apps in the App Store
  • Twitter
  • RSS Feeds

In my opinion, Apple should take a look at LockInfo and make this default functionality in the next iOS version. Currently, the iPhone lock screen is just wasted realty, and LockInfo makes it much more useful.

LockInfo Plugins

LockInfo Settings

LockInfo supports plugins that expand its functionality. By default, it will display mail, calendar items, text messages, phone calls and push notifications, but everything else is available as a plugin. I like that LockInfo runs on plugins because it gives you the ability to choose what features you want and leave the extra stuff off your iPhone harddrive.

You can customize each plugin individually within Settings, including the order that the information is displayed on your lock screen.

How I Use LockInfo

LockInfo is great because it places a summary of all of your important information just a button-click away. By simply pressing my home button, I can check the time of day, see my upcoming appointments, view and check-off my tasks for the day, and read my recent email messages… all without even unlocking my iPhone.

LockInfo Collapsed

You can customize the way your information is displayed, by adjusting the plugin order, setting the maximum amount of items for each plugin and expanding/collapsing sections on your lock screen.

The app also has a useful feature called InfoShade, which lets you pull up the LockInfo screen no matter what you are doing at the time. You can define how to activate it in Settings. I set it to appear when I pull down on the status bar at the top of my iPhone.

LockInfo also solves another problem with the iPhone, namely the lack of a notification handling system. I have lamented the fact that iPhone lacks a notification handling system before. LockInfo solves the problem by listing all your recent push notifications in their own section on the lock screen. Now, your important meeting alert won’t be erased by the notification about a Facebook message, for example. With LockInfo, all of your push notifications are listed on your lock screen until you clear them.

LockInfo makes checking email way faster, too, because it lets me read and Mark as Read (without reading) messages right from the lock screen. This saves me a lot of time because it prevents me from having to go to the Mail app just to check an email that I might never have read in the first place. For example, say you are busy and you get a buzz on your iPhone alerting you of a new email message. If you look at your LockInfo screen and see that it’s just a promotional email from an online store you once bought from but no longer care about, then you can simply mark it as read by tapping the X and go right back to work without being too distracted, and without ever unlocking your iPhone.

All in all, I am a big fan of LockInfo because it helps me reorient myself throughout the day. I can set my appointments and tasks at any time, and I can constantly update and view my workload right from the lock screen.

Is LockInfo Secure?

One concern I have about LockInfo is the fact that anyone who picks up your iPhone can see all your important data on your lock screen. I tried setting a Passcode Lock to see how much LockInfo would let me access without having to enter a passcode, and it was more than I would like.

Not only can anyone see my upcoming appointments, to-do items and text messages, but they can actually manipulate the data by marking emails as read (but not read the content of emails), marking to-do list items as complete, and sending out messages from Twitter, without even having to enter the passcode. (Update: David notes in the comments that you can make the Mail plugin more secure in the Settings.) If you are dealing with sensitive information or are very strict about your privacy, then LockInfo is probably not for you.

How to Install & Customize LockInfo

LockInfo Cydia

LockInfo is full of functionality and is highly customizable. Is there a catch? Yes. LockInfo is not free. In fact, it’s a little on the high end for an app at $7.99, however you do get a 14-day trial.

You can find the app and plugins in Cydia by searching for “LockInfo.” For detailed instructions on how to install and use LockInfo, check out this LockInfo how-to guide by iClarified.

For more info on jailbreaking any iPhone, see my Ultimate iPhone Jailbreak Guide.

iPhone 4 Unlocked

iPhone 4 has been unlocked. That’s the news coming via Twitter from the developer of Linux on the iPhone, who tweets under the alias planetbeing:

iPhone 4 Unlocked

The iPhone 4 unlock software allows you to use your iPhone on any GSM carrier. The only problem: Planetbeing’s iPhone 4 unlock solution has not been released to the public. Furthermore, iPhone 4 has not yet joined the list of jailbreak solutions.

The tweet that bore the news about the iPhone 4 unlock achievement also boasted this photo of the unlocked iPhone:

First Unlocked iPhone 4

Watch planetbeing showing off “the world’s first and only carrier unlocked American iPhone 4” in this YouTube video he recently posted:

Will you attempt to unlock your iPhone 4?

Once-Great ZiPhone Jailbreak Software Now Sadly a Scam

ZiPhone Scam

Update: For accurate jailbreak instructions, see my iPhone Jailbreak guide.

A video I once created about ZiPhone now has nearly half a million views on YouTube because it cleverly showcased a Jailbreak solution that could be installed in under a minute. Although ZiPhone was once a fast and useful iPhone Jailbreak software, this utility has since become obsolete, and its creator is profiting off of confusion over the old software.

What is ZiPhone? ZiPhone was the first (free) iPhone jailbreak software I discovered, and it was in fact one of the first truly easy jailbreak solutions. I saw that a lot of people were demoing ZiPhone on YouTube, so I added a video to YouTube to show how easy it was to jailbreak with ZiPhone — so easy a caveman could do it, and in under a minute at that!

Jailbreak is Tough Business

The video went viral and Zibri from ZiPhone enjoyed some much-deserved recognition for his iPhone jailbreak software. But as it turns out, jailbreak is not an easy business to be in when you are constantly playing cat and mouse games with Apple.

Every time Apple issues an iPhone update, you have to update your jailbreak software to get around some new restrictions. I can imagine how time consuming it must be to develop jailbreak software and I commend Zibri for his work as well as the Dev-Team for their tireless efforts to distribute free jailbreak software for every iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

ZiPhone Creator Quits

The ZiPhone creator, however, seems to have given up on jailbreak. Now, ZiPhone.org is a butchered, ad-infested version of what it used to be. While Zibri used to constantly post updates to his blog about Jailbreak software improvements, his posts are now absent from the site and it seems others have been hired to post general blog updates.

The link to “Download ZiPhone” is still in the navigation, though, and clicking it takes you to a page where a couple of download links (Windows and Mac) are hard to point out in the flood of advertising banners (six!) tempting you with the “Easiest Way to Unlock.”

iPhone Jailbreak Ads

If you are able to get around the ads and download the ZiPhone jailbreak software, you’ll come to an application that was last updated March 2008. Something tells me this software is severely out of date.

No Support

If you plug in your iPhone, click “Jailbreak” and then end up screwed, you’ve got nowhere to get help. ZiPhone.org offers no support, and clicking the Contact link in the navigation does nothing.

A thread at modmyi reveals that ZiPhone is in fact “extinct.” Yet Google still ranks the site well for jailbreak-related terms, therefore many visitors are likely deceived by ZiPhone each day.


Now, I’m not saying a guy can’t make a living, but it seems ZiPhone.org is turning a profit at the expense of iPhone users. ZiPhone is unsupported, outdated software, and the deceptively placed ads on ZiPhone.org point to jailbreak software that you can get for free in plenty of places. For these reasons, I withdraw my support for ZiPhone and I don’t recommend you download it.

My YouTube video got a laugh out of a lot of people, but after it became outdated, ZiPhone confused the hell out of iPhone owners looking to jailbreak. It’s time I set the record straight about this iPhone jailbreak software. Sorry for any confusion it might have caused.