Warning! Jailbreakers should avoid updating to iOS 5.1.1

By , May 7, 2012

A few moments ago, Apple started pushing out iOS 5.1.1 to compatible devices. The update doesn’t appear to bring any new features, but it does include a handful of bug fixes and other improvements.

While we’ve already confirmed that A4 devices running the new firmware can be jailbroken, that doesn’t mean you should update. In fact, those of you with with an A5(X) device should steer clear of it…

MuscleNerd just sent out a warning via Twitter, telling jailbreakers with an iPad 2, a new iPad or an iPhone 4S to stay away from the update. As most of you know, pod2g is making great progress with the iOS 5.1 jailbreak, and upgrading to 5.1.1 could ruin your chances of using it.

A4 device owners are welcome to upgrade at their own accord — 5.1.1 is jailbreakable on older devices. But just remember that it is currently, and could remain, a tethered hack.

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  • Kok Hean

    Well, A5(X) devices are now not upgradeable to iOS 5.1 for the upcoming untethered jailbreak.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1024496630 Shawn Stump

      sure they are download the firmware off a site and do a shift restore with it

      • Kok Hean

        No.

      • http://twitter.com/BlueSpArKyB Bhavesh Patel

        You can’t cause you will get restore errors

  • Tanju Hasan

    Thats bad news. Great. This is a “Hello” from Apple to the people saying apple won’t fix the exploits in the upcoming versions. Enjoy your iOS 6 jb now. Those on 5.0.1 waiting for the 5.1 jb to update to finally get a good usage time out of their batteries are screwed aswell. You win this time Apple ( unless pod2g confirms otherwise ).

    • Anonymous

      Did anyone even get better battery from 5.1?
      It’s possible the 5.1 exploits still exist in 5.1.1 or this release could be intended to kill those exploits.
      The jailbreak devs should keep all progress to themselves. Regardless of how many people are whining for a jailbreak. Showing their hand may have been what led to this update.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ChitigaGeorges Georges Chitiga

        My battery never had a life span so big with 5.1 upgrade, even with 3g activated all the time now my battery has a life of 2 days, before the upgrade with 3g activated only 4-6 hours.

  • Tanju Hasan

    Thats bad news. Great. This is a “Hello” from Apple to the people saying apple won’t fix the exploits in the upcoming versions. Enjoy your iOS 6 jb now. Those on 5.0.1 waiting for the 5.1 jb to update to finally get a good usage time out of their batteries are screwed aswell. You win this time Apple ( unless pod2g confirms otherwise ).

  • http://twitter.com/iFunked  Ross 

    Does this mean I can’t upgrade to 5.1 anymore? I’m stil on 5.0.1 waiting for the jailbreak. I’m not sure wether to upgrade now while/if I still can, or do you this @pod2g’s exploits will work on 5.1?

    • Anonymous

      That’s right, Apple is now serving 5.1.1 so 5.1 is gone.

  • http://twitter.com/iKrill Antonio Santos

    Until Apple releases the security information on this update, we won’t know if it’ll work on 5.1.1. Then again, maybe iH8sn0w would use his downgrading solution then for a few moments, since it can be patched.

  • http://twitter.com/iKrill Antonio Santos

    Until Apple releases the security information on this update, we won’t know if it’ll work on 5.1.1. Then again, maybe iH8sn0w would use his downgrading solution then for a few moments, since it can be patched.

  • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

    I think as long as you saved your 5.1 shsh blobs you could stitch a custom 5.1 ipsw with your 5.1 blobs and either upgrade from 5.0.1 or downgrade from 5.1.1. Am I wrong? I assume with shsh blobs you can downgrade using the same process as downgrading from 5.1 to 5.0.1 at least with A4 devices I mean, right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

    I think as long as you saved your 5.1 shsh blobs you could stitch a custom 5.1 ipsw with your 5.1 blobs and either upgrade from 5.0.1 or downgrade from 5.1.1. Am I wrong? I assume with shsh blobs you can downgrade using the same process as downgrading from 5.1 to 5.0.1 at least with A4 devices I mean, right?

    • http://twitter.com/So_Apropos Austin Lear

      Yes but like you said, this only works if you have the shsh saved and put your device into pwned dfu mode to use itunes

  • Anonymous

    5.1.1 is out, if apple stops signing 5.1 iPhone 4S users will be outta luck. Just saying. It seems like all apple have to do to kill a potential jailbreak is a simple upgrade. Major setback for jailbreak community.

  • http://twitter.com/arskka ArthurTT

    Yeah right we already know that… And the jailbreake for ios 5.1?

  • Anonymous

    typically Apple does wait a little while before no longer signing a previous firmware after the release of a new. however with 5.1 that time in between was a lot shorter than usual.

    i wonder if someone could download the 5.1 firmware and update to it manually. this being a time sensitive situation of course

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChRiSgEE.NO1 Chris Gee

    Ok ive just bought a new ipad if it comes out the box with 5.1 will i be ok to jailbreak it if the untether comes out ?

    • Anonymous

      IF a 5.1 jb comes out and you don’t update.

    • http://twitter.com/MohamedHassabo1 Mohamed Hassabo

      If you update: no.
      Stay on 5.1 Pod2g is working very hard on this jailbreak.
      So possibly it will be jailbroken on 5.1.

  • http://twitter.com/amad_ahmed01 Amad

    Theres still a chance the exploits that were found in 5.1 still exist in 5.1.1. So lets sit tight and see what pod2g has to say. As always do not upgrade and save your SHSH blobs, you never know when it may come in handy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mattpet Matt Dowdy

    I0n1c has apparently jailbroken his “new” iPad on 5.1.1 but as always he says he doesn’t plan to release the jailbreak (why tell everyone one then?!) that story is on iphonehacks website

    • http://www.facebook.com/MisterJoose Michael Lineham

      For a start, who the Hell IS he? (Anyone either well known for either being able to OR actually DOING anything important that other people of some credibility can vouch for..?) And yeah… DAMNED right! why even bother to tell anyone anything if he won’t release? All that does is give Apple ideas that someone is working towards and has, (in fact??), jailbroken a brand spankin’ new device!!!
      I’d definitely like to hear from someone, (like I said, of known and trusted credibility!), who can vouch for and maybe has even SEEN a working version of any of these things!

      If on the other hand, this guy IS someone of this talent and credibility, (there’s THAT word again..!), I apologize whole-heartedly and wish him the best of luck! All I gotta say though is “Why mate..? WHY?!?”

  • http://twitter.com/JCCechinel JCCechinel

    Listen, my iphone 4 has the ios 5.0.1 and about two weeks ago i unlocked it with sam, and then saved the activation ticket (lockdown). Can i update to ios 5.1.1 and then just replace the lockdown folder to unlock it again? i’m ok by using a tethered jailbreak, until the new untethered come. thx

    • http://twitter.com/MattGregg97 Matt ッ

      Yes

    • http://twitter.com/So_Apropos Austin Lear

      Yes and I believe that it doesn’t have to be fully tethered either, people seem to have forgotten about the semi tether package that BigBoss repo offers.. I believe it should work on anything above 5.x

      • http://twitter.com/JCCechinel JCCechinel

        Thanx!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

    what a surprise, wasn’t expecting 5.1.1 to come

  • http://www.facebook.com/yeyezaw Ye Ye Zaw

    So, when will the iOS 5.1 jb for A5x released? All you guy make me as a dream , I m still in dreaming , dream not come true yet…. Where is it jb?

  • Mark Status

    3GS device with old bootrom can have an untethered jailbreak on iOS 5.1.1, right?

    • http://twitter.com/So_Apropos Austin Lear

      Old bootrom is untethered forever so far.

  • http://twitter.com/arrifjr ArrifAkhmalJamari

    Shit, I just upgraded to 5.1.1.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kovmeister Kovmeister FourTwenty

      me too bro!

  • http://twitter.com/Finalbrez Miles Breslin

    Apple fuck you!!! Quit blocking the exploits, yes it prevents jailbreaking on the new firmware for now. The only way this is good is your making more jobs yes we need that but your only making like 5 new jobs at max. Apple really cares about the US that why they donate…nope apple right now could buy out our government and this is the perfect time for them to do it also. With the government in debt… I got off track easy anyway apple FUCK YOU ╭∩╮(︶︿︶)╭∩╮

    • http://www.facebook.com/MisterJoose Michael Lineham

      You’re kinda right here… I mean it IS MY iphone right?!? I paid for it, no-one else will ever use it and I DEMAND that I get to use the full functionality and capabilities of the thing! It IS a handheld computer after all! Maybe better at that particular job than some actual hand held computers out there at the moment! And jailbreaking only makes it even MORE capable!

      I dunno if I like the idea of Apple taking over the US government! Look at what I just said about the iDevice situation! can you imagine Apple telling US citizens, (and let’s face it… the US government pretty much has a handle on the entire english speaking world in a lot of ways! You might not think so, but here in Oz for example, the US government decisions reflect on the decisions MY government end up making! And if the US economy goes down the plug hole, so does virtually EVERYONE else! So I dunno about Apple ruling the Known world – pretty much anywayz…), what the hell they can do with their LIVES let ALONE the iphones and the rest of it! Don’t think so sport!

  • http://twitter.com/BlueSpArKyB Bhavesh Patel

    After seeing this, saving ssh blobs will help a ton

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sunny-Bharvad/100000906507183 Sunny Bharvad

    ??????

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sunny-Bharvad/100000906507183 Sunny Bharvad

    Tethad jb 4s 5.1

  • http://twitter.com/BurhanKhawaja Burhan Khawaja

    iOS 5.0.1 with my 3GS Sluggish:

    I have an iPhone 3GS (Old Bootrom) & i am relying on unofficial carrier as well… Before i was on iOS 4.1 but then i upgraded to iOS 5.0.1 but that was too much sluggish… after then i had to downgrade my 3gs back to 4.1 and now its not sluggish anymore… i Just want to ask if someone was having the same problem, so please tell me & do iOS 5.1.1 have same problem on 3gs or not…??

    • http://www.facebook.com/jaime.delgado.31 Jaime Delgado

      Have you moved to 5.1.1? I have a 3GS with 4.1 and I cannot upgraded to 5.1.1. Error 11 using tinyumbrella, and if I don’t use it it get stuck on verifying apple restore.

  • Anonymous

    My mom just got the update this morning and her iPad and iPhone is not allowing her to use her keyboard and is choosing settings for her keyboard! Post the message above so that no one else gets screwed!

  • smartphone

    I have Iphone 3GS with jailbrooken ios 4.1(8B117)version…can i update to untethered jailbreak version 5 r not…

    Pls reply….

    Thanks…