Don’t Update To iOS 5.1 Today, Dev Team Warns!

by Ahmed Omar on March 7, 2012

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!

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  • Hamza Anwar

    wtf happend it means i cannot update my iphone 4..?

  • Christian

    You’re dumb.

  • Ambiluvscherries

    Do I need to save my shsh also even tho im already on bb4.11.08 and ios5.0.1??? I am one of the many hopin for a unlock solution


    ^^ Extremely.

  • Victor Castelo

    But can’t I upgrade just for tests and downgrade after this? .-.

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  • Fred

    If I have a 5.0.1 will I still be able to jailbreak it?

  • Anayafernando2

    U guys shut up I had that problem to I tryed to update but itunes kept on saying there was no new update.

  • Sky

    Again, hoping for Jailbreak for iOS 5.1, and also “the new iPad”.

  • guest

    When will there be a jb for 5.1?

  • Aso

    Woo … Being serious, U r truely a dumb Fu@k

  • Christ

    Are you just joking or pretending to be dumb? …

  • Cobaltthegreat

    You wont be able to downgrade because there is no 5.1 jail broken firmware yet to downgrade from. :-p

  • Cobaltthegreat


  • sheen

    im having problems jailbreaking my ipad 2 with 4.3.3 (jailbreaked) to 5.0.1 because of the release of the latest 5.1
    Is it now hopless for me to update to 5.0.1 and jailbreak my ipad2? Itunes wont let me update to 5.0.1 anymore…please help me :(

  • Andre

    So I told my friend to save her shsh blobs a while back and now not to upgrade to 5.1.
    When I go to jailbreak her iPad 2 (with a Mac) will I still only have to do that simple jailbreak or will I have to do something will the blobs as well since apple stopped singing

  • wrx7182

    yes, Apple imediatly stopped signing 5.0.1 when 5.1 came out. There was no cross over time as they wanted to kill the 5.0.1 jailbreak.

  • Ludovic

    la version 5.1 est jailbreakable avec redsnow 0.9.10.b6 vaudra telecharge la version 5.1 est le mettre dans redsnow est sa marche je l’ai fait y a 3jours

  • Foreignergrl

    Damn, saw the post too late. Upgraded my Ipad to 5.1 and lost everything. God, I feel the dumbest woman on the planet. I got this app saying that it couldnt be installed because it required a newer version of the iPad software, so i just looked for updates and ran the damn thing. ALL my freaking cydia apps are gone. All the cool tweaks, gone. Damn you, Apple!

  • Ghost_Face_0621

    Not necessarily. You can download the 5.0.1 IPSW on google. Just simply type “iPad 2 5.0.1 IPSW Download” and it’ll come up.

    Then on iTunes what you have to do is press shift + click update

    Locate the IPSW and double click that one. It’ll update to that firmware.

  • Tarnished

    Shit shit shit! Too late…arghhh

  • Guest

    that doesnt work anymore. How would I know? I’ve been trying to find a way to force update to 5.0.1 for the past 2 hrs.

  • BigRedNips

    I never update once my device is jailbroken waste of time 5.01 will be good enough for a couple years heck my parents are still on 4.0 and can still download aps and everything

  • Donnie Mo

    I switched to an unlocked iphone 4 and i was giving my 3gs to my kid, i made the mistake of restoring unlocked jb 3gs, now it’s in recovery mode. Is there a way to re-jb and unlock or am i screwed?
    Thank you