With the release of RedSn0w 0.9.12.b1, you now have the ability to perform an untethered jailbreak on almost every iOS 5.1.1 compatible device. RedSn0w 0.9.12b1 even works with A5 devices like the iPad 2, the new iPad, and the iPhone 4S.
The only requirement for A5 devices is that you use the non-DFU method when using RedSn0w. RedSn0w also includes support for the older DFU-based limera1n method as well, but that is for A4 devices and below only. In this particular tutorial, we will showcase how to jailbreak your device using the universal non-DFU method that works with all devices.
This is the simpler of the two methods included with RedSn0w, and is recommended unless your device happens to contain a lot of media, as noted by the iPhone Dev Team.
Check inside for the full how-to...
The iPhone Dev Team has released a command line interface tool (CLI) as an alternative for the Absinthe 2.0 untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak. The CLI tool is capable of performing the exact same jailbreak that can be accomplished with Absinthe 2.0, but the difference is that it's completely command line based.
The CLI tool is for more advanced users who prefer to have more control over the jailbreak process. We recommend that you stick with the Absinthe 2.0 GUI tool, but it's nice to know that a CLI tool exists if you happen to be a more advanced user.
If you can remember, the Dev Team provided a CLI tool as an alternative to the previous version of Absinthe for the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak as well. It's safe to assume that you can expect a similar experience to that of the previous CLI release.
As of this post, at about 4:45AM EST, it is 10:45AM in Amsterdam where the Hack In The Box conference is currently taking place. Just as pod2g alluded to in a previous post on his blog, it looks like the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak will be demonstrated live at the conference, along with its highly awaited released before the conference concludes.
The official Twitter account for the Hack In The Box Security Conference just sent out a tweet confirming "Jailbreak Live" will take place tomorrow, and they are offering special 1-day passes if you happen to be in the area and wish to watch history take place.
What time can you expect to see the untethered jailbreak released in your neck of the woods? We analyze the likely time for the release inside...
Let's be real. The folks behind such projects as the upcoming iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak put in some major work, and aren't compensated beyond what they receive in donations.
In the various posts that we've created on the subject of the upcoming jailbreak, we've seen a host of generous comments asking where and how to donate.
MuscleNerd recently revealed some additional information about the upcoming iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak, and with it, he included a link that appreciative people could use to donate.
The link was in the prior post, but it kind of got buried along with the other information. For that reason we thought a dedicated post was warranted highlighting the opportunity to donate to the team as a means to compensate for their time and effort.
Now that a video showcasing the Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak has finally surfaced, we can glean additional details about what to expect when the tool is released to the public.
If you haven't already seen our posts outing the name of the highly anticipated tool, or our post with the video of Absinthe in action, then be sure to take a look at those respective posts.
The nice thing about seeing the tool in action for the first time, is that we can have a clearer idea as to what to expect once the tool is released.
Here is what we've found so far...
Good news for those of you with A4 devices that recently updated to iOS 5.1.1. The Dev Team has just released RedSn0w 0.9.11b4 with a handful of improvements, including full tethered jailbreak support for the new firmware.
The Team has certainly been busy over the weekend, as this is the fourth iteration of the 0.9.11 version of the software, which was just released on Friday...
Yesterday, the Dev Team released one of the biggest updates to their RedSn0w utility in recent memory. The new version included a feature that allows A5 device owners to downgrade their firmware to one that is jailbreakable.
But those with an iPhone 4S who only had SHSH blobs saved from iOS 5.0.1 (build 9A406) haven't been able to use the new feature to downgrade. Until now. RedSn0w 0.9.11b2 brings support for the forgotten firmware...
It's finally here folks, the official downgrade tool for A5 devices!
Indeed, you can now downgrade your iPhone 4S, iPad 2, or new iPad (iPad 3) with the latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.11b1. Downgrading will allow you to perform an untethered jailbreak on your iPhone 4S, or iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 firmware.
Check out our tutorial for the step-by-step downgrade instructions inside...
Two weeks ago, the Dev Team released RedSn0w 0.9.10b8 with the ability to backup your iPhone's activation tickets. The tickets were a crucial part of the popular SAM unlock method.
Today, the Team has released another update to the jailbreaking utility, bringing it to version 0.9.10.b8b. But this time around, the new software only features a couple of bug fixes...
Many readers are reporting that — as suggested last night — Apple has fixed its issue with its activation server that the SAM unlock method relied on.
I've tested the tried and true unlock method that I posted yesterday, and indeed, it's not working for me either.
For those that did successfully use the SAM tool to unlock your iPhone before today, congratulations. Now we just hope that you are proactive enough to backup your activation ticket either manually, or via RedSn0w...
Backing up your iPhone's activation ticket was a step suggested by iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd. Fortunately for us, his team has made it even easier to perform such a backup using the latest version of RedSn0w.
This step is suggested for those who take part in the recently uncovered SAM iPhone unlock method. If you followed our tutorial to unlock your phone, we suggest you follow through on preserving your activation ticket as well.
Check inside for a full video tutorial that shows how easy it is to successfully backup your iPhone's unlock activation ticket, and any other file that you want to save locally from your iPhone...
Earlier this morning iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd recommended that all who unlock their iPhone using the SAM method backup their activation ticket for future use.
To do so, he suggested that we backup everything contained in this folder: /var/root/Library/Lockdown/ for each SIM card that we use. If you have iFile installed on your jailbroken iPhone, then you can securely backup your activation ticket in less than 5 minutes.
Check out our video how to inside...