iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Coming Soon
The word on the street has it that iOS 5.1 will be released on March 9th. For all of those who’ve completed the jailbreak iPhone 4S procedure, or who plan on learning how to jailbreak iPhone 5, what exactly does this mean?
Well, it means different things for the iPhone 4S jailbreak than for the iPhone 5 jailbreak. For people who’ve already done a 4S jailbreak, they should NOT update to iOS 5.1. At least, for now. This is because a way to jailbreak iOS 5.1 has not been found yet. The iPhone jailbreaking community will begin working on a jailbreak as soon as the iOS is released, and not before. This is because the iOS is subject to change and update up until it is actually rolled out to the general public, and if they started working on it now, any exploits that they found could very well be closed by the time of the official release, meaning that they would then have to start over.
As soon as iOS 5.1 is released, the iPhone Dev Team, Chronic Dev Team, and iPhone Jailbreak Plus, will begin working on finding a way to jailbreak iOS 5.1 for those who have already been able to jailbreak iPhone 4S and other other iDevice models.
What’s more, anyone who has done a jailbreak or unlock on any iDevice, whether iPhone, iPod, iPad or other, should NOT update to iOS 5.1 until an announcement is made that a jailbreak 5.1 has been found and that it is safe to do so. If you update before a jailbreak is ready, then your phone will no longer be jailbroken. You will lose your jailbreak, and will be unable to back your phone out of iOS 5.1.
What do I mean by that? Well, it’s said that Apple will stop signing iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1 when iOS 5.1 is rolled out. This means that the only way that you’ll be able to roll back to a previous iOS will be if you’ve backed up your SHSH blobs previously. Unless you specifically know that you’ve done that, and know where you’ve stored your SHSH blobs, and know how to restore them, you will not be able to roll back to a previous iOS. You’ll be stuck on iOS 5.1, and will have to either buy a new phone or wait until an iOS 5.1 jailbreak is available.
Wait, but I said that things were different for those wanting to be able to jailbreak iPhone 5 than for those who had already done an iPhone 4S jailbreak, right? Yes. That’s because those who’ve learned how to jailbreak iPhone 4S will already have a jailbroken iPhone when the update is released and will not want to update initially. On the other hand for iPhone 5 jailbreak wannabes, the way to jailbreak iOS 5.1 should definitely be out by the time that the iPhone 5 is released. So if you’re on iPhone 4S, or any other existing device, and have already jailbroken, do NOT update to iOS 5.1, no matter how tempting the new features may make it, if you want to have a jailbroken phone. What’s more, if you have any iDevice right now that’s not jailbroken, and you want to be able to jailbreak in the near future, you also should NOT update to iOS 5.1 unless you have first backed up your SHSH blobs and are comfortable in restoring them to downgrade to a lower iOS.
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