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07-22-2011, 06:53 PM #1
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;
- 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
Last edited by Joshua Tucker; 07-22-2011 at 07:12 PM.
07-22-2011, 07:06 PM #2
I've wondered for a long time why Apple just didn't do a simple file or folder check.
07-22-2011, 07:12 PM #3iPhone  64GB Black 6.1.2
07-22-2011, 07:17 PM #4
I wonder if you temporarily remove the jailbreak components of /Applications if you can use the OTA and put the components back laterName? whereswaldo
iDevice + Firmware? 32GB Black iPhone 4 iOS 5.0
Computer + OS? Dell Inspiron 15R 2nd Gen i5, 2.3 Ghz, 750GB HDD, 8GB RAM Windows 7 HP
Found yet? No
07-22-2011, 07:55 PM #5
Did anybody really think you'd be able to update OTA with a jailbroken device? Like, really...
07-22-2011, 08:00 PM #6
It's not like jailbreaking is illegal
They shouldn't be doing these checks
Not if apple wants anything new for the next update
07-22-2011, 08:10 PM #7
We are screwed. 4.3.3 for life.
07-22-2011, 08:36 PM #8
Do you guys not know what OTA updates are?
If, OTA updates works for jailbroken devices, as soon as the update was applied your precious jailbreak would be gone. Just as if you updated in itunes with a stock apple firmware.
Muclenerd has said he would "disable" these updates just for this reason. Now apple has decided not to "enable" them for jailbroken devices, hence the "present from apple".
OTA updates are not something jailbreakers should be desiring. Its the exact opposite in fact..
07-22-2011, 08:45 PM #9
maybe now we wont hear i accidentally upgraded my device as much lol
07-22-2011, 09:13 PM #10
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07-22-2011, 09:49 PM #11
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?
Last edited by Untaken; 07-22-2011 at 09:51 PM.
07-22-2011, 10:28 PM #12
We need a jailbreak over the air... lol
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07-22-2011, 11:23 PM #15
Okay can someone tell me why when I reinstall 5.0b3 not jail broken and go to update Ota it tells me it's up to date?
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