Nice Timing

Dec 15, 2008
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http://9to5mac.com/2012/05/25/apple...-for-gsm-iphone-4-available-for-new-installs/

No idea what this update includes nor whether it would interfere at all with latest jailbreak, but the timing sure is interesting.
This must have been what it had me download when I had to restore my iPhone and re jailbreak. I was very confused. It's a revised update of 5.1.1.

For people wanting to make sure it's safe, I restored my iPhone and was forced to this revised update. I then successfuly Jailbroke with Absinthe 2.0.1.
 

Europa

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Dec 12, 2008
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I think the timing is coincidental. If Apple's intention was to interfere with this jailbreak, they would have pushed this to all devices, not just the GSM iPhone 4.

It will cause a 'Device not supported' error in Absinthe, but those with a GSM iPhone 4 who have updated to 5.1.1 9B208 can downgrade to 5.1.1 9B206 in iTunes and then jailbreak with Absinthe. Apple is still signing the original version of 5.1.1 and they should continue to do so until 5.1.2 is released.

Here's the link for 5.1.1 9B206 for the GSM iPhone 4:
http://appldnld.apple.com/iOS5.1.1/041-4293.20120427.3DRyb/iPhone3,1_5.1.1_9B206_Restore.ipsw

Directions:
Download the ipsw that is linked above, Shift+restore (Option+restore Mac) to factory settings, run Absinthe and then apply your backup.
 

Europa

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#4
This is no longer a problem. Absinthe 2.0.2 is now live and includes support for new iPhone4 firmware 9B208.