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iOS 4.3.3 for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad to Fix Location Tracking Bug Dropping Within Next Two Weeks

Yup! As promised in an official statement on location tracking, Apple will be pushing another iOS update dubbed as iOS 4.3.3 to fix location tracking bug on all cellular iDevices. Once again folks at BGR managed to get hold of an early private build (8J2) of iOS 4.3.3 which according to them will no longer backup the location database to iTunes and will decrease the size of database file which is known to store the GPS coordinates of your iDevice.

Apple iOS 4.3.3 [BGR]
For those who don't know, last month researchers at O'Reilly discovered that Apple is storing the GPS coordinates of all cellular iDevices locally in an unencrypted and unprotected file called consolidated.db. To answer why this database file is created and why it is logging the coordinates, Apple responded in an official statement that the main purpose of storing the coordinates of Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers is to help your iPhone rapidly and accurately calculate its location when requested. Apple DO NOT track the location of your iPhone in any way and have no plans to ever do so.

The next question that comes in our mind is that if Apple is not tracking our location then what Apple will be fixing in iOS 4.3.3? In a nutshell, Apple will be just reducing the size of location database file and will no longer backup it to the iTunes. Also when you will turn off Location Services feature, Apple will delete the location database file entirely from your iDevice. iOS 4.3.3 will also bring some improvements to battery life for all supported iDevices and will fix some minor iPod bugs.

We will be updating you with the direct download links for iOS 4.3.3 as soon as Apple will release it publicly. Stay tuned!

UPDATE#1: Download iOS 4.3.3 for iPhone 4/3GS, iPod Touch 4G/3G and iPad 2/1st-Gen
UPDATE#2: Jailbreak iOS 4.3.3 on Windows & Mac with Redsn0w 0.9.6RC14 [How-To Guide]
UPDATE#3: Jailbreak iOS 4.3.3 on iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool Bundle [How-To Guide]

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    Vidur5 years, 4 months ago

    Hey ….
    Wanted to ask u…. I am on iPhone 3GS ….. Wanted to upgrade my firmware…. And I was wondering if I should wait for ios 4.3.3
    Or should I just upgrade to 4.3.2…..

    And plus ….. What do u think will ios 5 be compatible with iPhone 3GS or 4.3 is gonna be the last update for 3GS

    Thankz

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      Wolverine5 years, 4 months ago

      Apple is known to test iOS 5 for iPhone 3GS as well but again there is no official confirmation about this. I will recommend you to stick to iOS 4.3.2 as untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.2 is available via Sn0wbreeze, Redsn0w and PwnageTool. iOS 4.3.3 is released but only tethered jailbreak is possible for now!

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        Vidur5 years, 4 months ago

        So I need o have the 4.3.2 shsh blobs for that….. I do have them saved….
        But how do I use them to upgrade to 4.3.2….
        Is there a different guide for that or I just do I according to your ios 4.3.2 sn0wbreeze(I have windows and want the unlock) tutorial …

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          Wolverine5 years, 4 months ago

          Just use this guide http://bit.ly/gBOM7o to create iOS 4.3.2 custom IPSW for your iPhone. After that download TinyUmbrella and click on “Save SHSH” button. If you see iOS 4.3.2 SHSH blobs, click on “Start TSS” button. Restore iOS 4.3.2 custom IPSW and your done :)

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            vidur5 years, 4 months ago

            Thanks :D