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  • iOS 5 Beta 4 Over-The-Air Update Not Compatible On Jailbroken Devices


    DISCLAIMER: iOS 5 is in beta and should be treated as such. Choosing to update or use an iOS beta is at your own risk. Be wary, cautious, and fully aware of the issues, consequences, or actions that may come about as a result.

    Today, as ModMyi reported earlier today, Apple has released iOS 5 beta 4 for developer use via the iOS Developer Center. One of the key new features to this update is the over-the-air update capability; an addition that has been long awaited in the community. Although the over-the-air feature is something new and exciting to try, for jailbreak users, you're out of luck for the time being.

    A few minutes ago, MuscleNerd (@MuscleNerd) tweeted out that jailbroken devices cannot update to iOS 5 beta 4 using the over-the-air capability due to some new "surprises" from Apple. This statement may clear the air in regards to people who may be frustrated and curious why OTA is not working for them on their jailbroken device(s).



    According to his statement, the OTA update checks the folder /Applications on your device to check for certain components; possibly sniffing out the jailbreak folders and files - something that he calls:

    Originally Posted by MuscleNerd;:
    ..almost like a present from Apple
    It is unknown whether any of the dev-teams (iPhone Dev and Chronic Dev) are working on a fix or a means of bypassing this issue. Stay tuned and be wary of what is to come. In order to update to iOS 5 beta 4 on your device right now, if you have a jailbroken device, use either of the following two ways:

    • Restore to non-jailbroken iOS 5 beta 3 and use OTA
    • Do the traditional IPSW file update directly from iTunes using iOS 5 beta 4 IPSW


    UPDATE: Venexon (@Vexenon) tweeted out that the redsn0w beta 2 software that jailbroke iOS 5 beta 3 does not work on iOS 5 beta 4. If you're looking to keep your jailbreak on iOS 5, do not update at this time.



    Source(s): MuscleNerd, Vexenon
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 5 Beta 4 Over-The-Air Update Not Compatible On Jailbroken Devices started by Joshua Tucker View original post
    Comments 50 Comments
    1. nebo1ss's Avatar
      nebo1ss -
      What terrible English "Today, as ModMyi reported earlier today, Apple has released iOS 5 beta 4 for developer use via the iOS Developer Center. "

      Much better statement. "Today, as previously reported, Apple released IOS5........"
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      Quote Originally Posted by ihappy View Post
      This is not for OTA. This is for people who who got beta 4 the old fashioned by using itunes.
      Well if you were jailbroken then you'd have had to get the " beta 4 the old fashioned by using itunes". If you were not jailbroken and updated ota, then you can go ahead and still use this tethered redsn0w
    1. PathKiller29's Avatar
      PathKiller29 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nebo1ss View Post
      What terrible English "Today, as ModMyi reported earlier today, Apple has released iOS 5 beta 4 for developer use via the iOS Developer Center. "

      Much better statement. "Today, as previously reported, Apple released IOS5........"
      Chill out
      Its not that bad
      These guys aren't pros
      Theyre just bringing u news

      Should they probably proof read some more ? Yeah but then someone's gonna be the last to get they're news
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      Quote Originally Posted by nebo1ss View Post
      What terrible English "Today, as ModMyi reported earlier today, Apple has released iOS 5 beta 4 for developer use via the iOS Developer Center. "

      Much better statement. "Today, as previously reported, Apple released IOS5........"
      lol or remove one of the one too many "Today"s
    1. PathKiller29's Avatar
      PathKiller29 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatoTheForms View Post
      Well if you were jailbroken then you'd have had to get the " beta 4 the old fashioned by using itunes". If you were not jailbroken and updated ota, then you can go ahead and still use this tethered redsn0w
      I could've sworn it clearly says in bold that u can't jb iOS 5 b4 at all right now
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      Quote Originally Posted by PathKiller29 View Post
      I could've sworn it clearly says in bold that u can't jb iOS 5 b4 at all right now
      "In conjunction with iOS5 beta4 being released to iOS developers, redsn0w 0.9.8b4 is now available for jailbreak app developers (point the b4 redsn0w at the b4 IPSW). Remember, itís a tethered jailbreak right now so youíll need to use redsn0w to boot into a jailbroken state at each power cycle."

      Dev-Team Blog - redsn0w iOS5beta
    1. ihappy's Avatar
      ihappy -
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatoTheForms View Post
      Well if you were jailbroken then you'd have had to get the " beta 4 the old fashioned by using itunes". If you were not jailbroken and updated ota, then you can go ahead and still use this tethered redsn0w
      But how many people using beta 3 trying to update to beta 4 OTA are non jailbroken?? As I stated before it will not work this way.

      But yes you are correct. Technically the jailbreak will work if you successfully updated OTA and want to jailbreak and weren't jailbroken before. It will work if you manually updated in itunes regardless.
    1. chad daddy's Avatar
      chad daddy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Untaken View Post
      Isn't this a good thing? I mean, it prevents someone from "accidentally" updating their device and hosing their jailbreak. My guess is that's why MuscleNerd referred to it as a "present from Apple".

      EDIT: Didn't see some of the posts above which pretty much said the same thing, I only saw one comment to the article. WTF is up with this new site layout?
      I think they changed the site to work with IDE ices better since it's an I site.
    1. PathKiller29's Avatar
      PathKiller29 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatoTheForms View Post
      "In conjunction with iOS5 beta4 being released to iOS developers, redsn0w 0.9.8b4 is now available for jailbreak app developers (point the b4 redsn0w at the b4 IPSW). Remember, it’s a tethered jailbreak right now so you’ll need to use redsn0w to boot into a jailbroken state at each power cycle."

      Dev-Team Blog - redsn0w iOS5beta
      Thank for that
    1. Rokesomesmeefer's Avatar
      Rokesomesmeefer -
      Quote Originally Posted by PathKiller29 View Post
      ...Should they probably proof read some more ? Yeah but then someone's gonna be the last to get they're news
      LOL!!! ModMyI is usually last with news anyway. It couldn't possibly hurt to add some proofreading.
    1. RandyTG's Avatar
      RandyTG -
      Since Jailbreaking has been deemed legal by a branch of the US Government, isn't what Apple doing then illegal, by interfering with a legal process?
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PathKiller29 View Post
      What do u call jailbreakme.com?
      That is very nice but apple keeps on patching the exploit. >
    1. ihappy's Avatar
      ihappy -
      Quote Originally Posted by RandyTG View Post
      Since Jailbreaking has been deemed legal by a branch of the US Government, isn't what Apple doing then illegal, by interfering with a legal process?
      Jailbreaking is deemed legal but the software (firmware) still belongs to Apple and so they are gonna try every effort to block jailbreaking it.

      Its all for personal gain if you ask me.
    1. rocky5's Avatar
      rocky5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JoeStorm View Post
      I've wondered for a long time why Apple just didn't do a simple file or folder check.
      Because when you install a custom firmware there are no unusual apps in /Applicatons, until after cydia is installed, by that time it's to late to check & the with OTA updates you already have cydia installed, so they can check.
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      That's it- the last Apple product I ever bought was an iPod Touch 4g
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by JoeStorm View Post
      I've wondered for a long time why Apple just didn't do a simple file or folder check.
      There wasn't ever anything to check. before, all updates required essentially reinstalling the entire OS. None of your settings were saved (that was up to your iTunes account on your computer).

      absolutely not. Jailbreaking is legal, so they can;t sue you for jailbreaking. They can do whatever they want in terms of updates. Your warranty is still (technically) voided when you jailbreak, and no law is going to change that.
    1. Them3this's Avatar
      Them3this -
      Quote Originally Posted by PathKiller29 View Post
      What do u call jailbreakme.com?
      The worst, most unstable JB to date...
    1. PathKiller29's Avatar
      PathKiller29 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Them3this View Post
      The worst, most unstable JB to date...
      chill out there tyler....
      its just a JB
      no need to get angry at it :P
    1. ericwall's Avatar
      ericwall -
      Quote Originally Posted by Them3this View Post
      The worst, most unstable JB to date...
      WRONG! JailbreakMe.com is the BEST jailbreak!
    1. psilocybin's Avatar
      psilocybin -
      Quote Originally Posted by ericwall View Post
      WRONG! JailbreakMe.com is the BEST jailbreak!
      Disagree