Already Have A Tethered Jailbreak On Your iOS 5.1.1 Device? Use Rocky Racoon To Untether It [Jailbreak]

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Install Rocky Racoon today and say goodbye to tethered boots.
Install Rocky Racoon today and say goodbye to tethered boots.

As you probably know by now, today is the day that iOS hackers released the untethered jailbreak for devices running the latest iOS 5.1.1 software.

However, you may have already jailbroken yours using the tethered solution that was released some time ago. If that’s the case, you don’t need go through the whole process again — simply install the Rocky Racoon tweak to turn your tethered jailbreak into an untethered one.

Absinthe 2.0 Jailbreak Now Available For iOS Devices On iOS 5.1.1, iPad 3 Included [Jailbreak]

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Good news! Your iPad 2,4 can now be jailbroken with Absinthe & Rocky Racoon.
Good news! Your iPad 2,4 can now be jailbroken with Absinthe & Rocky Racoon.

Like we told you would happen earlier this week, the Chronic Dev Team has released Absinthe 2.0 today, a jailbreak for nearly all iOS devices, including the third-gen iPad, running the newly-released iOS 5.1.1. Absinthe 2.0 is an untethered jailbreak, meaning you won’t have to re-jailbreak every time you reboot your iOS device.

Chronic Dev Team hacker pod2g told the world last weekend that this latest jailbreak was only a “matter of days” away, and it turns out that he was right.

Hackers Are Making Progress On iOS 6 Jailbreak Before Apple Even Releases A Beta

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Hackers are one step ahead of Apple when it comes to iOS 6.
Hackers are one step ahead of Apple when it comes to iOS 6.

Apple is expected to give us a sneak peek at iOS 6 during its Worldwide Developers Conference this June, and after its announcement, the company is likely to issue the first beta to registered developers. Until then, no one knows what iOS 6 will have in store for us, but that isn’t preventing hackers from making progress on its jailbreak.

They haven’t even released the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 yet — though it’s expected to go live very shortly — and already Pod2g and his team “have a part” of the jailbreak for Apple’s next-generation iOS operating system.

Upcoming Untethered Jailbreak Will Work On iOS 5.1.1, More Questions Answered [FAQ] [Jailbreak]

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The hacker known only as pod2g has been working an a new untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 that’s been in the works for several months. Pod2g’s jailbreak was originally set for iOS 5.0.1, then 5.1, and now it’s been confirmed that it will work on the newly-released iOS 5.1.1. The only catch is that the third-gen iPod, iPhone 3GS, and third-gen Apple TV won’t be able to install the untethered jailbreak while running Apple’s latest version of iOS.

Pod2g has posted a short FAQ detailing some more info about the upcoming jailbreak.

New Redsn0w Release Will Allow You To Downgrade Latest iOS Devices For Jailbreaking [Jailbreak]

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Say hello to untethered jailbreaking again.
This is what downgrading an iPad 2 looks like.

If you’ve updated your iOS devices past iOS 5.0.1, then you would have lost your untethered jailbreak. Hackers are working on a solution for Apple’s latest firmware, but it’s expected to be at least several months before it makes its public debut.

Fortunately, there is hope. The upcoming Redsnow release will allow you to downgrade your A5-powered devices — the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the new iPad — so that you can reinstate your untethered jailbreak.

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

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

iOS 5.1.1 Patches Important URL Spoofing Vulnerability In Safari

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Apple has fixed an important security issue in iOS 5.1.1.
Apple has fixed an important security issue in iOS 5.1.1.

Apple released iOS 5.1.1 for iOS device owners today over-the-air and in iTunes. The update brings several bug fixes and improvements, including a fix for certain iPads that loose connectivity when switching between 2G and 3G networks.

An important security update has also been included in iOS 5.1.1 for a URL spoofing technique in Safari that made the news a couple weeks ago.

Apple Releases iOS 5.1.1 With Bug Fixes For Network Switching On iPad And More

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A new version of iOS just dropped!
A new version of iOS just dropped!

Apple has released iOS 5.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users in iTunes. The update is rolling out right now, so keep checking for updates if 5.1.1 doesn’t show up immediately.

While 5.1.1 is a relatively minor update, it does address multiple bugs, including a problem on the iPad while switching between 2G and 3G networks. Apple also addresses bugs concerning AirPlay, Safari, HDR in the Camera app, and more.