May 08, 2012

Apple iOS releases 5.1.1 update, and Jaibreak tool is also avialable

Apple just release an update to to iOS which is not 5.1.1 the updates includes the following:

The iOS 5.1.1 update is now available to users as both an iTunes and OTA update.The update is easy to get just plug your iOS device on your pc/mac and then run iTunes and you will be prompted with the update, or you can do it directly on your iOS device by simply going to Settings – General – Software Update. This update will get rid of your jailbreak, but not to worry jailbreak tool are already available for this update.

 How to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 using Redsn0w

Step 1: Download the latest version of the iPhone Dev Team’s Redsn0w tool for your operating system (Windows / Mac).
Step 2: Not a requirement, but it is always good practice to connect the device to iTunes and perform a backup of the contents. Alternatively, users can opt to back up the device to iCloud if enabled.
Step 3: After the backup is complete, upgrade the device’s firmware to iOS 5.1.1. Users can choose to either do this via an OTA update on the device, or by plugging the device onto your PC or Mac, firing up iTunes and accepting and installing the update, or by downloading the iOS 5.1.1 device-specific firmware file and doing a manual install through iTunes.
Step 4: Download the iOS 5.1 (not iOS 5.1.1) IPSW file that corresponds to the specific device you are using.
Step 5: Locate the Redsn0w download folder from Step 1, unzip the contents and run the executable file to launch Redsn0w.
Step 6: Select ‘Extras’ on the Redsn0w GUI and the choose the ‘Select IPSW’ option.
Step 7: When prompted, point to IPSW file from Step 4 (which is iOS 5.1) and select it.
Step 8: On the main home screen of Redsn0w, select ‘Jailbreak’ and then make sure the ‘Install Cydia’ option is selected before proceeding.
Step 9: The on-screen prompts will now walk you through the process to put the device into DFU mode. This is a requirement for the jailbreak process to be successful. Make sure to follow all steps carefully.
Step 10: When DFU mode is detected, Redsn0w will automate the rest of the process on-screen before finishing off on the device. During the process, it is entirely normal to see white lines of text scrolling down the device’s screen. When the device reboots, the jailbreak process is complete which should be evident by the presence of the Cydia icon on the home screen.
Since this is a tethered jailbreak, you will have to boot your device into tethered boot mode on every restart. You can do this by launching Redsn0w, select "Extras", then"Just Boot" in order to boot your device tethered.

source: Redmondpie

The update will take you a couple of minutes to finish just make sure you backup first your iOS device in iTunes before doing this. The jailbreak on the other hand is pretty much simple too just a reminder that there is a possibility that this could brick you iOS device and void your warranty.

Happy Updating...

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