Just a few days after Apple released iOS 4.3.2, the folks at the iPhone Dev team have upgraded their tools for jailbreaking most recent iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. You can now download redsn0w 0.9.6 rc14 and use it to jailbreak a device rnning iOS 4.3.2. This is an untethered jailbreak, which means you don’t have to plug your iDevice into a computer and repeat the process every time you reboot.

If you’re using Windows and a carrier unlocked phone, such as an AT&T iPhone which you’re using with T-Mobile’s wirelesss network, you’ll probably want to use sn0wbreeze instead of redsn0w, since it will preserver your baseband.

The steps for jailbreaking iOS 4.3.1 are pretty much identical to the steps for jailbreaking iOS 4.3.1.

In a nutshell, you download and run redsn0w and follow the on-screen instructions carefully. You’ll need to have the latest .ipsw file, which is probably hanging out in your iTunes directory if you’ve recently upgraded your phone to iOS 4.3.2 anyway.

The process takes less than 10 minutes, and you can pretty much watch the whole thing in the video after the break. Note that I edited out about 50 seconds of staring at a screen so you wouldn’t get bored watching the “preparing firmware” section. But the rest of the video was recorded in real-time.

For some reason after jailbreaking my iPod touch, the home screen icons for the App Store and Cydia are blank, but both apps function exactly as they should.

Redsn0w 0.9.6 rc14 is available for Mac or Windows and supports the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM model), iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G, and first generation iPad.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

One reply on “How to jailbreak an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 4.3.2 (untethered)”

  1. Why would I ever jailbreak an iOS device? The way Apple wants me to use it is the best way to use it!

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