Getting prepped for iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak

We’ve been closely following developments with pod2g and efforts to get the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak to release. We now know from the man himself that it is expected within the next few days and yesterday told how the jailbreak will be called Absinthe 2.0. We know how many of our readers are patiently waiting, so today we thought we’d take a look at what you can do to get prepped for the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak.

A few days ago we gave you the updated complete device list that the untethered jailbreak will work for so check that out if you want to know if it will be compatible for your device. As the public release could come at any time now there are certain things you can consider in readiness so you’re raring to go as soon as the jailbreak is made available. Some people are wondering if they should update their iOS devices to iOS 5.1.1 now or wait until the jailbreak comes out?

A helpful iDownload Blog report points out that for iOS devices with the A5 processor (ie. iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPad 3/new iPad) the jailbreak is only supported with iOS 5.1.1. So far it’s not known if this also applies to previous devices with the A4 processor but it seems likely that iOS 5.1.1 will be required for the Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak across all devices. The recommendation then is to download the iOS 5.1.1 firmware for any devices that you intend to jailbreak and save if where you easily locate it later, maybe using different folders for different devices.

A further recommendation is that if you have the new iPad/iPad 3 then you should actually update to iOS 5.1.1 now as there is no current jailbreak for it anyway. For owners of the iPad 2 or iPhone 4S the situation is more complex. Those people might prefer to hold off on the update to iOS 5.1.1 if they have already jailbroken those devices running iOS 5.0.1 or they will be without a jailbreak until Absinthe 2.0 arrives. As this seems imminent that might not be an issue for some but remember, although all expectations are that the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 will arrive at any time, nothing is guaranteed.

Whatever you decide to do as far as updating to iOS 5.1.1 is concerned, it’s always a good idea to save your SHSH blobs. For more info or download links to iOS 5.1.1 firmware check out the iDownload Blog article at the earlier link. In the meantime we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground for the arrival of the untethered jailbreak and of course will let you know as soon as we do.

Are you waiting for the Absinthe 2.0 untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 5.1.1? We’d also be interested to hear your thoughts on the endeavors of the hackers that bring their jailbreaks to the public domain so send us your comments.


30 thoughts on “Getting prepped for iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak”

  1. Just waiting patiently here,can’t wait as I accidentally updated my jail broken IPad 2 to OS 5.1 and it’s boring without the jailbreak.It seems we don’t really own these devices ,because if we did we would as they say be able to restore back to factory settings,hmm maybe we could get them on a legal technicality ,Because if it did restore back to factory settings we would have the original firmware from which we could jailbreak.Waiting in anticipation,thanks team.

    1. Uniquepassword says:

      Just bought a new cell last week and its a iphone 4. It had 5.1 from the store, now i updated it to
      5.1.1 this past week.

      I am waiting for this untethered jailbreak as i won’t use a tethered one as i have no pc
      to assist in bootups.

      Great work you guys are doing.

      Now is there a way to Unlock This Device after jailbreak, the phone is locked now

  2. Richardd says:

    Can’t wait for the jailbreak. accidently updated to 5.1 from 5.0.1. Regret doing it but hearing how close untethered is I can’t wait! I hope it is out this week so I can finally stop using my computer to use my iDevices.

  3. James Harcourt says:

    The jailbreak will give my 4s a new least of life, will make it my baby once again.. and i’ll tire of it just in time for the iPhone 5.. great timing.

    Massive thanks has to go to Pod2g for the effort!!

  4. I hate when these stupid websites are the first ones that pop up when I google the jailbreak. Stop releasing news on it! We know pod2g will have it out soon, you’re just making duplicate news posts! Shut up and post when the release is out! (Sorry, word vomit… very anxious and waiting) Keep up the good work hackers! 😀 Really appreciate everything you do for us uneducated enough to even begin to attempt what you do!

    1. Joe says:

      Look guys, if you actually follow Pod2g on his Twitter account you would of found out that he said that he is waiting to have the tool to implement the jailbreak be one hundred percent user friendly. Just wait for it to be released. 

  5. Ronnieg says:

    I’m new to the jailbreak thing but am glad I found it because there are too many limitations to the iphone and I like to make mine reflect ME!! Need advice though. Where is a good site to go to that is reliable for downloading the jailbreak once the release is out (I found out about jailbreak AFTER I got the 5.1.1). Anyways, does it usually cost money or is it for free? I just don’t wanna go to the wrong website and have something go wrong with my phone. Thanks for any help!!!!

    1. Angels977 says:

      Usually jailbreaking is free wait a few days for the untethered jailbreak 5.1.1 to come out so you cn get tht from redsnow or absinthe(those are reliable) there are a few website who supposedly have the untethered jailbreak already but require surveys,those are usually false

  6. Kenny says:

    So what you guys are saying is if I have the iPhone 4S running on the iOS 5.1.1 I don’t need to download Absinthe at all in order to jailbreak the untethered version of the iOS 5.1.1. Thank you.

  7. Tracey says:

    I am definitely ready for it! Bring it on! I’m having cydia withdrawals. My iPhone just isn’t the same without it. Appreciate all of your efforts seriously.

  8. Preston says:

    when absinthe 2.0 comes out will i just run the jailbreak again or will i have to have a tweak from cydia like corona,  in other words how will i untether my tethered ipod touch 4g with absinthe 2.0. please answer me im am confused thank you…

  9. Omar_sam7007 says:

    I dont save my SHSH for my 5.0.1 and im now updated my phone to 5.1.1 so what should i do to jailbreak my phone or to downgrade it plz i need help i cand live without jailbreak

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