iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1 dilemma

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  1. enjoylife1788

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    http://www.redmondpie.com/do-not-update-to-ios-5.0.1-if-you-want-untethered-ios-5-jailbreak/

    As mentioned in the post above, all jailbreakers should refrain from updating to iOS 5.0.1 as it will take longer to get untethered love.

    But I have another problem. I am currently on iOS 4.3.3 and enjoying untethered on my iPhone 4 and iPad 2. Now, it seems quite likely that Apple will release iOS 5.0.1 in not more than a couple of weeks. Hence, will stop signing iOS 5.

    So, if I understand correctly, I will have to update to iOS 5 and remain unjailbroken till Dev team releases the untethered jailbreak. Or Dev team release the iOS 5 untethered before Apple release iOS 5.0.1.

    So options available are: ( correct me if am wrong)

    1) If Dev team can't release before Apple release 5.0.1 then
    a) update to 5 now and stay unjailbroken
    b) tether jailbreak now and later untether when available ( will this be possible because I won't be able to restore as new as Apple would have stopped signing 5.)

    2) if Dev team releases before, then all merry. No issue
     
  2. enjoylife1788

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    So all my jailbreakers friends, please suggest alternatives on what to do. :)
     
  3. Locutus

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    Can't help you there. I too am using a jailbroken iOS 4.3.3. I have no plans to upgrade to any version of iOS 5 until a stable untethered jailbreak is available. There really isn't a lot about iOS 5 I don't already have with iOS 4.3.3 and the Cydia apps I have installed. I will probably be content with my current configuration until the next iPhone is released.
    Unless there are some serious must have options for you in iOS 5, I would suggest sticking with 4.3.3 if you want to continue with being jailbroken.


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  4. fijiman

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    Disagree.....
    IOS5 makes my iPhone4 feel new and fresh with it's many subtle tweaks...added with the new Tweaks from Cydia I'm loving my iPhone4..:):)

    With regards to the OP's problem...make sure you save your SHSH files to enable you to upgrade to ios5.0 when it's not being signed anymore...
     
  5. enjoylife1788

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    Exactly that's the problem. Starting from iOS 5 , u cannot Downgrade to earlier 5.x.x version, Inspite of saving shsh blobs.
     
  6. fijiman

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    I thought saving SHSH files only don't work for iPhone 4S....? it won't matter to me as I am on 5.0 firmware.. I will have to do some homework...;)
     
  7. Kadelic

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    I'm also still on 4.3.3 and plan on staying put until a stable untethered jb is released. With the supposed battery issues plaguing 5.0 would be hesitant to update anyway as I'm quite cozy where I am. I put my faith in the dev teams ability to untether future 5.0.x updates, especially since I plan on getting a 4S soon.


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  8. Europa

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    Moved to iPhone Jailbreak.
     
  9. enjoylife1788

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    Ya I agree iOS 5 has far too many issues to update now.

    So will just wait it out..
     
  10. psylichon

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    This is a very troubling issue. I'm on the fence as well.
     
  11. Lon

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    So do I understand that saving your SHSH blobs will no longer allow you to revert to an unsigned version of iOS? Is that with iOS 5 or with the iP4S?
     
  12. enjoylife1788

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    It's iOS 5 onwards.. It could be any device running iOS 5.
     
  13. Lon

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    Uh oh. Does that mean I can't downgrade my 3GS from 5.0 to 4.x.x?
     
  14. fijiman

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    You can downgrade to 4.x.x firmware using your saved SHSH files but may need to use older versions of iTunes
     
  15. Lon

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    Thanks. I'm not ready to try but may want to when a jailbreak arrives for the 4S.
     
  16. Locutus

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    Well, you're welcome to disagree, but the fact of the matter is that my JB iOS 4.3.3 with the Cydia apps I use still has far more cool features than the stock iOS 5. Plus my iOS 4.3.3 JB is untethered whereas the JB iOS 5 is still tethered and comparably unstable.
    My suggestion to wait still stands.


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