Upgrade To iOS 5.0.1 Right Now If You Want To Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S or iPad 2

Upgrade To iOS 5.0.1 Right Now If You Want To Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S or iPad 2

Are you still rocking iOS 4.3.3 on your jailbroken iPad 2? Time to bite the bullet and upgrade to iOS 5.0.1. If you don’t, you might lose your window to jailbreak iOS 5.

Here’s the deal. Thanks to the efforts of pod2g and his hacking dream team, an untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4Ses and iPad 2s running iOS 5.0.1 is just BigBoss explains:

Apple is due to release 5.1 soon. When that happens, they will stop signing 5.0.1. This means you will only be able to restore to 5.1. 5.1 breaks the upcoming jailbreak. If you are currently a 4s owner or an ipad 2 owner, you will want to get your device to 5.0.1 ASAP. This way when the jailbreak is released, you will be able to use it. If you do not restore to 5.0.1 now, in a few days when 5.1 is out, you may never be able to get from 5.0 to 5.0.1 and only option will be to wait again.

We know the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are definitely coming, so if you want to make sure you have an iOS 5 jailbreak this year, better try to live without your jailbreak tweaks for the next couple of days and take the plunge into iOS 5.0.1.

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  • rsorbo

    Do you actually have to upgrade to 5.0.1 or can you just download it and have at the ready when the jailbreak is released?

  • Guest

    Hmmm, how about just saving the SHSH blobs of 5.0.1 via TU and then update when the JB released. 

  • idevices1

    rsorbo, yes you need to upgrade, or once Apple releases 5.1 you wont be able to get 5.0.1.

  • idevices1

    Guest, SHSH blobs do not work with the iPad 2 or iPhone 4S over iOS 5.0, so you need to upgrade ASAP if you want to jailbreak.

  • . .

    That’s the question I’d like to see answered as well!

  • . .

    That’s the question I’d like to see answered as well!

  • Jeremy G

    You  need to upgrade, Apple verifies on the install, not the download.

  • Joe X. Wang

    What about people with 4S that’s waiting on the unlock? Does 5.0.1 have a different baseband from that of 5.0? 

  • NoelSarah

    I upgraded.  If the jailbreak falls through, I’ll cry!

  • truth863

    Here is a Video on how to JailBreak..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… 

  • truth863

    Here is a Video on how to JailBreak..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v… 

  • truth863

    heres a link on how to jailbreak ipad 2  5.0 / 5.0.1  for windows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

  • truth863

    Ipad 2 / iphone 4s Absinthe Jailbreak for Windows in action

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

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