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  • Should iOS Hackers Release the Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.1; Wait for iOS 6?


    There are untethered jailbreaks for iOS 5.0.1 and iOS 5.0 (iOS devices vary), but there is not yet one for iOS 5.1. A5 iOS device users can't jailbreak iOS 5.1 at all. The only jailbreak available for iOS 5.1 is a tethered jailbreak for A4 devices and an untethered jailbreak for older bootrom iPhone 3GS models. However, thatís not to say an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 isnít coming. iOS hacker pod2g is considering it very thoroughly.

    While the iOS 5.1 firmware is widely distributed on newer iOS devices being sold in stores, large quantities of people are comfortably jailbroken in the untethered manner, running iOS 5.0.1. Users with older iOS devices such as those of the A4 breed can easily restore their iOS devices back to iOS 5.0.1 after an iOS 5.1 upgrade, assuming their APTickets and SHSH blobs are saved (if you donít have them, youíre out of luck) Ė this gives them the incentive to re-jailbreak at their leisure. Unfortunately, A5 device owners do not have the ability to downgrade firmware due to the lack of a bootrom exploit. Because of this, some people are now stuck on iOS 5.1 after upgrading.

    If you take a moment and head over to pod2gís blog, a poll post will welcome you. The poll wants to know if you think pod2g and the rest of the Dream Team should spend their time finding a way to create an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 (wasting exploits as they go), or if they should wait until the release of iOS 6 to start building a new untethered jailbreak.

    Illustrating the jailbreak community, the majority of people seem to be voting toward the iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak (currently around 55% of votes want it), however waiting for iOS 6 is followed closely behind (currently around 41% of voters would prefer it). Do you think pod2g should wait for iOS 6? Ė or should he get started with iOS 5.1?

    Sources: pod2g's Blog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Should iOS Hackers Release the Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.1; Wait for iOS 6? started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 195 Comments
    1. expl0itfinder's Avatar
      expl0itfinder -
      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      Don't release the jailbreak. We can wait it out until iOS 6 to see what happens. A few months until the new iPhone comes out won't hurt anyone.



      If he had his shsh and apticket files backed up then what's the problem? If he didn't then that's a big "I told you so" to him.
      No, the ipod was shipped with 5.1. I was just putting emphasis on the fact that when we tried to tether it, everything ran smooth for about 30 minutes and then it simply stopped working
    1. kawasakizx636's Avatar
      kawasakizx636 -
      Sucks not being able to jailbreak, i just bought my phone and it came with 5.1
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      iPhone 4S or iPhone 4?
    1. kawasakizx636's Avatar
      kawasakizx636 -
      sorry, it's an iphone 4s
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Ah that sucks bro
    1. expl0itfinder's Avatar
      expl0itfinder -
      Why does apple still sign 4.1 for older devices?
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      I believe because it was the last version compatible with the 2G or 3G. Not sure.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by X H4CK3R X View Post
      I believe because it was the last version compatible with the 2G or 3G. Not sure.
      The 2G (Original iPhone) ended at 3.13 and the 3G went on to 4.21
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      I'm a freaking dummy. I knew it lol
    1. expl0itfinder's Avatar
      expl0itfinder -
      Hacker, did you get your posts hacked? The irony!
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Quote Originally Posted by expl0itfinder View Post
      Hacker, did you get your posts hacked? The irony!
      Yah lol. Now it's stuck on "What's Jailbreak?" (Which is a pretty dumb title, duh) asked Broom to fix it but he hasn't got the PM yet. Anyways yah ot was irony all the way. We honestly think spam-o-matic did it.


      By the way 2k, I saw that!
    1. expl0itfinder's Avatar
      expl0itfinder -
      Quote Originally Posted by X H4CK3R X View Post
      Yah lol. Now it's stuck on "What's Jailbreak?" (Which is a pretty dumb title, duh) asked Broom to fix it but he hasn't got the PM yet. Anyways yah ot was irony all the way. We honestly think spam-o-matic did it.


      By the way 2k, I saw that!
      Back to normal
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Yah it is. Just PMd Annie to see if she could fix my title. (The irony of this title I have now is so incredibly dumb)
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      One more troll on anything than chit chat you will have to pm her to take away the infraction I will give you. Back to topic!
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      I've attempted to say that many times. Anyways iOS 6 will be cool.