iOS 5.1.1 released for public & jailbreak warning

Back in March Apple released iOS 5.1 alongside the new iPad and since then the jailbreaking community has been hard at work to find a solution to the software, and now Apple has released iOS 5.1.1 to the public but it comes with jailbreak warning.

This latest software update from Apple is available for owners of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, and according to iDownloadBlog it has a build number of 9B206 that brings with it several bug fixes, which include the frustrating network switching issue with the new iPad.

There has also been some minor AirPlay issues fixed and the reliability of HDR photography taken using the lock screen shortcut has been improved. Problems when syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List have also been addressed.

An issue where an ‘Unable to purchase’ alert may be displayed after a successful purchase have also been fixed. The update can be installed by connecting your device to iTunes via a USB cable and selecting the check for updates option found in the info section of the device information panel.

While the update doesn’t bring any new features jailbreakers are advised to avoid updating the device to iOS 5.1.1, even though it has already been confirmed that A4 devices running the new firmware can be jailbroken, and as iDownloadBlog are suggesting if you have an A5X device you should also steer clear of it.

Muscle Nerd took to Twitter warning jailbreakers that own an iPhone 4S, iPad 2 or a new iPad to stay away from the latest update. Pod2g is currently making good progress with the iOS 5.1 jailbreak, and upgrading may harm your chances of using it once it is available. While A4 device owners can upgrade to iOS 5.1.1 as it is jailbreakable on these older devices, but this could remain a tethered jailbreak.

Have you updated to iOS 5.1.1?


5 thoughts on “iOS 5.1.1 released for public & jailbreak warning”

  1. Reply
    Guest says:

    So when is the jailbreak for the iPhone 4S running on IOS 5.1 coming? Hopefully sometime this week.

  2. Reply
    Sosg says:

    OK, PPL. Apple Sucks! Why? I applied the new version of ios 5.1.1 and
    my phone is just a brick. Apple’s (Westfield London) response? “Pay an
    extra £180 and get a new one”. Even though it was their own software
    that caused the issue. Anyone had the same issue?? 

  3. Reply
    Sagebistro says:

    I have an iPad … Should I upgrade to iOS 5.1.1 I am confused by all the jargon … Don’t understand what a jailbreak is. Can someone help this idiot out???

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