How to convert an iOS 5.1.1 tethered jailbreak to an untethered jailbreak using Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether

By , May 25, 2012

If you currently have an A4 device or below that’s jailbroken on iOS 5.1.1 using a tethered jailbreak, you can use the new Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether package to convert your tethered jailbreak into an untethered jailbreak.

This is great, because you don’t have to perform any sort of restore on your already jailbroken device just to change it into a jailbreak of the untethered variety. Even better is the fact that you can download Rocky Racoon from Cydia, and install it just like you would any other package to accomplish an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1.

Inside, we detail the brief steps involved to convert your existing jailbroken device running iOS 5.1.1 into an untethered jailbreak. Join us…

Note: Your device must be jailbroken using RedSn0w for iOS 5.1.1 to perform a tethered jailbreak first. To do this, see our iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak tutorial for RedSn0w. If you’re not already jailbroken using RedSn0w, follow our Absinthe 2.0 tutorial instead.

Step 1: Open Cydia.

Step 2: Search for Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether and install.

Step 3: Reboot your device and verify that you can reboot without having to perform a tethered boot.

You could always restore your device, and perform a jailbreak using Absinthe 2.0, but there’s no need to do this since you can just use Rocky Racoon to convert your jailbreak over to untethered! A5 users (iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPad 3) will not be able to use this initially, because there was no tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 to begin with. A4 users (iPhone 4, iPhone 4S) and iPhone 3GS users should be able to take advantage of Rocky Racoon with no issues.

Be sure not to uninstall Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether, because all devices depend on this package to maintain the jailbreak.

Let us know if the Rocky Racoon jailbreak worked successfully for you in the comments section below.

More iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak coverage can be found here:

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  • http://twitter.com/tciitb TheCatIsInTheBag

    i really dont get it… the topic states

    “HOW TO CONVERT YOUR 5.1.1 TETHERED JB TO UNTETHERED JB”

    then on the comments we see a lot of people who tried on others firmware and got an error… or asking if you can use on firmware XYZ….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/N5QLMRNITR2V7CZTWJGBZY646Y Fuk

    Superb! had some misgiving ’cause it takes SOME TIME to boot, but it does! Thankssss a LOOOOT !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1331823044 Zia Shahid Choudhery

    i didn’t find rocky racoon in the cydia

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1331823044 Zia Shahid Choudhery

    i didn’t find rocky racoon in the cydia

    • Gan ATC

      update cydia

    • gajesh namdeo

      Click on change and update releases.

  • kellen miller

    It worked on both of my phones I have a 4 and 4s. The Iphone 4 has the redsn0w jailbreak for 5.1.1 and updated the 4s to 5.1.1. Thank you Thank you Thank you. I just can not see the point without the Iphone being jailbroken.

  • kellen miller

    Tap on changes until cydia updates for you if you can not find Rocky Racoon in cydia I thought I was replying to someone elses post but it put me up here. Oh well

  • http://twitter.com/Nashafa Nathan

    Shoot. I read this article right after I took a few hours to restore and re-jailbreak with Absinthe 2.1. Next time I need to look for something like this.

  • http://twitter.com/rickz97 Ricky

    working for my ipod touch 4 gen great

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1575155948 Leo Coloma Natividad

    Thanx rocky roch my itouch

  • http://www.facebook.com/kwesi.cornbriggz Frederickqwezi Owusu-nketia Ar

    HEY U GUYS ROCK…IT WORKED SO PERFECTLY FOR ME…THANKS ALOT

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002577874493 Justin Tat

    I couldnt find it?

  • Kari Jobs

    A4 users (iPhone 4, iPhone 4S) up above you have that the iPhone 4S was not available and then you have it posted below that the iPhone 4s is available.

    IE: A5 users (iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPad 3) will not be able to use this initially, because there was no tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 to begin with.

    Then —

    A4 users (iPhone 4, iPhone 4S) and iPhone 3GS users should be able to take advantage of Rocky Racoon with no issues.

    You might want to clarify in the article what class the iPhone 4S falls under. I wish I had the iPhone 4S but for the ones that do might find it confusing and I don’t own one and found that part to be confusing. Overall though this is a very detailed and helpful article.

    • kellen miller

      Kari I think they mean that using Rocky Racoon from Cydia is not an option for the A5 crowd, that have the 5.1.1 software already installed. They would not be jailbroken. The A5 crowd now can use Absinthe 2.0 to jailbreak untethered.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JILBO63IOHYY3TMCOD2MKYGXDM Gian Mapa

    rocky racoon is not working on my 3gs 5.1.1 tethered jailbreak.. everytime i install rocky racoon it stucks in apple logo so i have to reboot my device with redsnow again in order to make my device work again. PLEASE HELP ME thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/warren.bennison Warren Bennison

    I have jailbroken with absinthe 2.0 but now have a badge in Cydia for rocky raccoon. How can I get rid of this badge?

  • http://www.facebook.com/durga.dash.7 Durga Dash

    Great dude. It worked .Previously I had a problem when I was switching off the iphone cydia was not working. Now I got what i wanted ! Seriously we cant enjoy with the iphone without CYDIA.

  • Anonymous

    3gs 5.1.1 when i click reboot it says on the logo left it alone for 2 hrs no chane, had to use redsn0w to boot it again, then no service so i uninstalled rocky and boot it again. doesnt work for me

  • http://www.facebook.com/martin.prescott3 Martin Prescott

    hi i have iphone 4 on 5.1.1 jailbreak with redsn0w using 5.1 ispw.
    after installing Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 untethered.
    It hang or crashies at load up after rebooting.
    there for i reboot my iphone 4 and repeat jailbreak 5.1.1 jailbreak with redsn0w using 5.1 ispw. Well it will only work this way for me but its still not untethered……. do you know why or can you help.. Thanks

  • Lesley Donovan

    I’ve downloaded Rocky Racoon and want to download Airblue Sharing but can’t find it in Cydia’s store. I bought it before, before upgrading my iPhone to 5.1.1…then had to re-jailbreak my phone. Just can’t find BigBoss download link, am even willing to pay $5 before ABS worked so well for me in using my Polaroid Pogo printer (which is a blast). Help anyone?

  • http://twitter.com/Mehmood_D Mehmood Dukanwala

    hi
    i am having WiFi connectivity problem with my 3GS newbootrom is their a fix for this

    thanks

  • http://www.twitter.com/Armin_Moeller Armin Möller

    unfortunately it doesn’t work on my iphone 3gs – iOS5.1.1 (9B206) and the iPad Basband 06.15.00 – redsn0w jailbroken, Any ideas? THX

  • http://www.twitter.com/Armin_Moeller Armin Möller

    unfortunately it doesn’t work on my iphone 3gs – iOS5.1.1 (9B206) and the iPad Basband 06.15.00 – redsn0w jailbroken, Any ideas? THX

  • http://twitter.com/theynuts Rene Williams

    device not supported on RR ver 1.03, why is that?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1831431170 Kyle Romero

    Dude, I’m using an iPhone 3GS jailbroken by me using redsn0w. I tried the process above and when Cydia was installing Rocky Racoon, it said that my device ain’t compatible. Why is that? Shouldn’t it be a hassle-free untether?

  • anna bailey

    Oh thats much better, now i can switch my phone off without reloading it from the computer again. Thanks

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/O232PWWTIHRHR7TD44TFZ2Y5YY dewayne

    thank you so much man

  • Jitendra Badgujar

    Error Hash Sum mismatch

  • Victor Corthals

    very usefull!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rennie.papa Rennie Papa

    I was able to follow everything and have my ipod touch jailbroken untethered however I cannot add the applications that I have in my itunes library- the apps for jailbroken ipod touches, however i can use the ones you could download from apple help please

  • http://www.facebook.com/lordbenson Simon Bradley

    Fantastic. This worked first time. Was using redsn0w 0.9.14b1 and was unable to get Cydia working untethered (White icon). Not had problems with other devices but did with this 3gs (New Bootrom).

    After loading on Rocky Raccoon as per instructions above the device is now fully functioning and unlocked after installing Ultrasn0w.

    Thanks again!

    *Edited to add this was for 5.1.1

  • http://www.facebook.com/catchphraze Neo E Ighodaro

    does this work on the new 3gs boot rom, because i have heard stories that new bootroms can NEVER have untethered jailbreak on 3gs

  • http://www.facebook.com/diego.nahrgang Diego Nahrgang

    Great :) it worked!!! Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/stino.matola Stino Matola

    i love it. . .thanks

  • The_Tech_Helpers

    I have an ipod touch 4g 5.1.1 and it didn’t say reboot device, it said return to cydia, I was confused because in the video it showed the iphone say reboot device, so I
    returned to cydia and rebooted it manually and when I turned it back on it took a while but eventually it got back to lockscreen. When device was turned on I immediatley went to see if cydia worked and it did! So if it says return to cydia you have to RETURN TO CYDIA and then Reboot device

  • http://www.facebook.com/bekimmm Bekim Qyra

    working great on my 3gs

  • Jimmy

    Hi,
    If anyone can help, I had iOS 5.1.1 on my iPod, jailbroken with Absinthe 2.0.1 and have been trying to troubleshoot some battery issues that arose in the past few weeks. I recently upgraded Rocky Racoon in Cydia and thought that maybe had something to do with it and thought that uninstalling the update (since it was part of the jailbreak anyway) would roll it back…well, I realized after I uninstalled it that it did more than roll it back, and my battery died before I could reinstall it. Now I’m stuck at the Apple logo. I have been on the road (away from my computer) and have photos and videos from 3 weeks in 3 continents and a bunch of 1st baby pics on here that were going to be backed up as soon as I got home tonight. For this reason, I would rather not just opt for a restore without trying all other options. Is there a way to perform a tethered boot from my current status?

    Thanks!

  • Jimmy

    Hi,
    If anyone can help, I had iOS 5.1.1 on my iPod, jailbroken with Absinthe 2.0.1 and have been trying to troubleshoot some battery issues that arose in the past few weeks. I recently upgraded Rocky Racoon in Cydia and thought that maybe had something to do with it and thought that uninstalling the update (since it was part of the jailbreak anyway) would roll it back…well, I realized after I uninstalled it that it did more than roll it back, and my battery died before I could reinstall it. Now I’m stuck at the Apple logo. I have been on the road (away from my computer) and have photos and videos from 3 weeks in 3 continents and a bunch of 1st baby pics on here that were going to be backed up as soon as I got home tonight. For this reason, I would rather not just opt for a restore without trying all other options. Is there a way to perform a tethered boot from my current status?
    Thanks!

  • alim khan

    I have jailbreak phone 3gs, with 4.1 version baseband I dint check. Some how I re-jailbreaked it and upgraded to 5.1.1 with BB 06.15.00 with redsn0w 0.9.14b and ipsw iPhone2,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore…
    With lots of difficulty i ended up upgrading it, but it has no-service or searching… problem where my network is not recognized.
    in cydia I downloaded Ultrasn0w 5.1.1 untether also Ultrasn0w 5.1 and tried as instructed, somewhere i read to instal ROCKY RACOON, did that too..but I am having same issue.
    I tried everything on earth, but I am stuck here.
    Major issue is when i restart its a tether so i have to start with my pc, which is such a pain in ass…
    If possible please help

  • http://www.facebook.com/deadjoey69 Aung Zayar Ye Htay

    working perfect on my iphone 4!!
    thanks!!!!

  • phil snow

    Works Perfect

  • http://www.facebook.com/najat.mokdad Najat Yassine Mokdad

    Thank you. worked for me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/debbie.pieters.7 Debbie Pieters

    Works perfectly! Thank you so much. x

  • wierdcloud

    THIS IS THE BEST THING EVA!!!! OMFG I CAN’T BELIVE I DON’T HAVE T WRR ABOUT M BATTERY ENDANGERING MY IPOD’S LIFE!!! THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!

  • Chelsey

    how do I unjailbreak my phone when I have already deleted the Cydia app?! And now I can’t download the rocky racoon

  • dsdanys

    worked for my iphone 3gs 5.1.1. Just had to remove commcenter patch from cydia

  • Nazdhulk

    Sir , I hav my iphone stucked in recovery mode , may i know from u the procedure to make it work again(bring it to normal mode) … Itz jailbroken at 5.1.1

  • jeniel

    i jailbreaked my ipod touch 4g ios 5.1.1. i accidently deleted the rocky racoon file in cydia. when i switched off and on it it stucked on the apple logo and redsnow also not working. i try to restore but in vain. the ipod refreshes after every 5 minute so that i cant restore it . it disconnects and connects.kindly help me in this matter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/souissiwissem Wissem Souissi

    thx a lot, worked for my iphone 3GS

  • Leon

    Not workin for me. Snowbreeze jb iphone 4 on 5.1.1. (Downgraded from ios6.0)

  • Naveed

    Awesome work guys. It works like a charm. TYVM..:D

  • Tom

    doesn’t work on my 3gs iphone. I install Rocky Racoon an still needs Redsn0w to boot.Also , after the jailbreak with Redsn0w, , when i go to repo666.ultrasn0w, it doesn’t have ultrasnow and can’t find it .