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iPhone jailbreak iOS 4.3.4: PwnageTool or RedSn0w, unlock in tact

We have only just told you about Apple’s latest iOS release in relation to their iOS 4.3.4 update, but now we have some unsuprising news to share with you as the software has already been jailbroken, in a move which is sure to frustrate Apple.

It was just yesterday, July 16 that Apple decided to unleash their surprise update to iOS 4.3.4. We say surprising but we knew that Apple would try and get JailbreakMe fixed up as soon as possible.

Right on cue, their update does indeed fix up the PDF file loophole which allowed users to jailbreak their device using the jailbreakMe software on 4.3.3, you can find out more details on the release of 4.3.4 in our previous report here.

Now moving on to the unsurprising news, as it was only a matter of time until clever individuals had the last laugh at Apple, and quicker than you can say ‘we’ve outsmarted you again Apple’, users now have the option of jailbreaking their iOS device either using PwnageTool or RedSn0w.

If you are a newcomer to the jailbreak scene, you are probably mulling over which software to choose between PwnageTool or RedSn0w. The easy decision from where we are standing is PwnageTool, as using this method will allow you to keep your baseband, a crucial requirement if you later wish to unlock your device using additional software such as UltraSn0w. RedSn0w on the other hand will jailbreak your device on iOS 4.3.4, but it will mean you can’t unlock it so you may want to avoid it.

If you are not too bothered about unlocking your device and just want to jailbreak it by any means possible, you can select either method as both will jailbreak your device on iOS 4.3.4 in a fairly quick manner, with both giving you direct access to the hugely popular Cydia store where you’ll find countless apps and add-ons available for your device.

From an iOS user who has never jailbroken a device to date yet, it must be particularly fascinating watching this endless cat and mouse game between cunning developers and Apple, as one team tries to unlock the full capabilities of the device at no extra cost for the public, while the other (Apple) seeks to restrict access as much as possible, as if to suggest that users are with Apple or against them.

How many of you have already jailbroken your device sucessfully on iOS 4.3.4? Was it an easy process for you or did you run into some problems? Apple are probably planning their next move right now, so it will be interesting to see the jailbreak adventure develops.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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