Can jailbroken 3GS be reliably upgraded to iOS 5?

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  1. Ugruk

    Ugruk New Member

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    I recently purchased a "like new" 3gs from a local jailbreak guru. The phone was untethered and running ios 5.0. He said that he jailbroke under an earlier ios version, then upgraded ios while maintaining the jailbreak. I guess this would make it "semi-tethered" but I'm not sure what that means since the phone could be turned off and on without assistance. The phone worked great for a couple of weeks while I was traveling. When I got back to a 3G area, I tried to update apps via Cydia. This basically killed the phone -- it would not boot and could not be restored. This was confirmed by diagnostic tests at the Apple store, which replaced the phone for $150.

    The Question: The new phone is running ios 4.3.5. I must update to ios 5 in order to synch because that's what my old phone was running when I backed up everything. I would really like to have the new phone jailbroken first, but am wondering if there are known issues with the scenario I described -- i.e., jailbeaking on ios 4.* - then updating to 5.0 while maintaining the semi-tethered jailbreak. I'd hate to do this, then have the phone fry the first time I update on Cydia.

    My technical knowledge on this is limited. Any advice would be appreciated!
     
  2. fijiman

    fijiman Contributor
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    Just update the iPhone in the normal way to IOS 5..... once done, look to use one of the current jailbreak methods Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze... to jailbreak your device...then resync/backup all you stuff from iTunes..
     
  3. Ugruk

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    Hey - I appreciate you getting back to me. The thing is ... I need an untethered jailbreak because I travel a lot and often to not have ready access to a computer. My understanding is that only tethered jailbreaks are currently available for ios 5. The phone that crashed was untethered (or semi-tethered / I'm still not sure what that means) and running ios 5. Maybe I just just go ahead and update to 5.0 in hopes that an untethered jailbreak will be available to the public soon?

    My main issue is that I will need the phone to be unlocked so I can use international sim cards, especially during summer travel. It would also be nice to be able to use MyWi again.

    Thanks
     

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