Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Can I update to 4.2 and then re-jailbreak?

This is a discussion on Can I update to 4.2 and then re-jailbreak? within the iPad Hacking forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Here is my dilema... I did the jailbreak with 3.2 on my iPad. I didn't upgrade to 4.2 because, seriously... what was the point? I ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    iPad Enthusiast!
    Member #
    Join Date
    Nov 2010

    Can I update to 4.2 and then re-jailbreak?

    Here is my dilema... I did the jailbreak with 3.2 on my iPad. I didn't upgrade to 4.2 because, seriously... what was the point? I have a better backgrounder and all the functionality of 4.2 without the upgrade, so who cares? Well, now that more and more apps are coming out which require 4.2 in order to install, I'm looking to go that route.

    My problem is that I'm worried if I upgrade at this point it will go to 4.3 and I won't be able to do an untethered jailbreak.

    Is it possible to upgrade just to 4.2 and then do the jailbreak again from there? I know I could downgrade, but I don't want to wipe everything out on the iPad right now. It is silly, but I've got a couple games I'm playing that I really don't want to have to start over on, so wiping everything out isn't something I want to do.

    So what are my options? Tiny Umbrella?

  2. Ads

  3. #2
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    632 times
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Troon, Scotland
    4.3 is not released yet, so if you upgrade now it will be 4.2.1 only.
    You should make sure that your SHSH blobs are being saved through Cydia. If for some reason you skipped the "make my life easier" question when you jailbroke 3.2 you should certainly download tinyumbrella now and save your 4.2.1 blobs. That way you will always be able to downgrade to an untethered jailbreakable OS (4.2.1) if for any reason you upgrade to 4.3 or beyond in the future. Using tinyumbrella for the first time will also kick start Cydia to start saving your blobs (if not already done).

    Also, I know you said you want to upgrade so that you won't wipe everything and start again. This should work, however it can be problematic upgrading between major OS releases (i.e. 3.x to 4.x). Sometimes OS and App settings are not compatible, and also there is no guarantee all your Cydia apps and tweaks will work. One of the most common symptoms of the upgrade is very poor network performance, so if you feel the iPad is not performing well after the upgrade I strongly advise a full restore to stock 4.2.1 and then re-sync from iTunes. You can also use something like pkgbackup in Cydia to help restore all your Cydia applications in one fell swoop.

    Hope that helps.
    Last edited by f4780y; 02-17-2011 at 12:38 PM.
    15" MacBookPro with Retina Display 16GB 3.4GHz i7 256GB | iPad4 WiFi 32GB 6.1.2 (evasi0n) | iPad3 4G 64GB 6.1.2 (evasi0n) | iPad2 3G 64GB 5.1.1 (redsn0w) | iPad1 3G 64GB 4.3.3 (jbme) |
    iPhone5 32GB 6.1.2 (evasi0n) | iPhone4S 64GB 5.1.1 (absinthe) | iPhone4 32GB 7.0b2 (stock) | iPhone3G 16GB 3.1.3 (jbme) | iPod Classic 6G 160GB (stock) | AppleTV 2G 5.0.2 (seas0npass)

    Please review the hacking section rules and our main rules before posting!

  4. #3
    iPad Enthusiast!
    Member #
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    That is very helpful. It is really just my silly CityStory game I don't want to lose, but I believe they even let you restore that game if you switch to a new i device, so I really shouldn't be worried. As for all my jailbreak apps, I'm ok reinstalling those. I've got too many things I've put on this thing that I don't use right now anyway, so hunting them down again and rearranging the springboard will actually be fun.

    I really do appreciate the help. I did click the make my life easier button, but I'm not sure what that really did for me. Basically all I need to do is sync with iTunes and accept the update, right? After that I can jailbreak it again and start putting stuff back on the device which may get lost in the update? If that is the process then that sounds good to me. Sounds like a fun weekend for me.

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-04-2010, 04:14 PM
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-19-2010, 03:18 PM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-12-2010, 07:22 PM
  4. How To Jailbreak iPad in the way you jailbreak iPhone 4?
    By Paul Gardiner in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-17-2010, 03:01 AM

Search tags for this page

can i upgrade to 4.2 using itunes then rejailbreak

Click on a term to search for related topics.