Only less than 15 minutes away from Apple’s event today, the iPhone Dev Team posted a new article on their blog warning jailbreakers from upgrading to iOS 5.1 GM which is expected to be released today along with the iPad 3 launch.
iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak for A4 devices has been released by pod2g followed by iPhone 4S and iPad 2 jailbreak on iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1. Most of jailbreakers has already upgraded to iOS 5.0.1 so that they can the untethered jailbreak but once Apple release iOS 5.1 to the public, you might lose your jailbreak if you updated to the new firmware.
In all likelihood we’ll see the GM “gold master” version of 5.1 this week. DO NOT UPDATE TO 5.1, because you may lose your jailbreak! The rest of this post details the subtleties with this rule, but if there’s only one message to take home, it’s the overall “do not update” message!
The iPhone Dev Team advices jailbreakers to save iOS 5.0.1 SHSH blobs because as soon as iOS 5.1 appears on Apple’s public servers, Apple will stop signing iOS 5.0.1 SHSH blobs.
So now you’re warned! Keep away from iOS 5.1 unless you’ve SHSH blobs and want to give it a try!If you found this post useful, hopefully hit the +1 (recommend) button ⇉
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