iOS 5.1.1 Update Doesn’t Kill The Redsn0w Jailbreak For A4 Devices [Jailbreak]

iOS 5.1.1 Update Doesn’t Kill The Redsn0w Jailbreak For A4 Devices [Jailbreak]

Feel free to upgrade your A4 devices to iOS 5.1.1 without losing the ability to jailbreak.

We’d usually advise jailbreakers to avoid Apple’s iOS updates just after their release, until hackers have confirmed that the latest software can be jailbroken. But one report claims that it’s perfectly safe to update your A4-powered devices to iOS 5.1.1 without losing your Redsn0w jailbreak.

Apple traditionally patches the exploits that jailbreakers use with major iOS releases, but it often leaves them open with smaller updates. That’s certainly the case with iOS 5.1.1, according to Redmond Pie, which claims to have successfully jailbroken the latest release using Redsn0w:

We have tested and can confirm that current latest version of Redsn0w jailbreaking tool can be used to jailbreak Apple’s latest iOS offering tethered on A4 powered devices such as iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G and below, thus allowing you to have continued access to all of the benefits of a liberated iOS device.

The report notes that iPhone Dev-Team member MuscleNerd has also confirmed on Twitter that iOS 5.1.1 is susceptible to the latest jailbreak.

Of course, iOS 5.1.1 is only a minor update, so you may not want to update at all and just stick with your existing jailbreak instead. But for those who do want the bug fixes and patches that the latest software brings, it’s good to know your can jailbreak again after updating.

  • joewaylo

    They’re probably not worried until iOS 6 this October. No need to patch the exploit yet.

  • jessicamoore112

    What a crap post. Its a tethered jailbreak not untethered. Everyone from jailbreak community knows that Apple cannot fix the Limera1n, a hardware based exploit made by GeoHot which is still used by Redsn0w to do a tethered jailbreak on A4 devices.

  • Bguss

    I’m still on 5.0 with no issues with my 4S. However, I can’t download some apps requiring 5.1. I’ve heard some ppl who updated to 5.1 experiencing issues where there wasn’t any for them under 5.0. I know their plight all to well with iOS 4.x.x. Should I bother updating?

  • Saumya Shrivastava

    http://liveoncampus.com/wire/show/3376389
    Now here is an exclusive video demonstration for
    the update. This is just a small version of iOs 5. Many upgrades are yet to
    come befor ios 6 is launched.

    As you can see from the release notes above, the
    54.4 MB update includes: improved reliability for the HDR option when accessing
    the camera app from the lock screen and a number of other fixes for bugs
    affecting AirPlay video playback; the ability to switch between 2G and 3G
    networks on third-gen iPad; and, an “Unable to purchase” alert.

    And a lot about ios 6 is being launched in near
    future is here.

     

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