With every new revision of iOS, the firmware modding folk are always waiting to pounce, sourcing ways we can potentially jailbreak, unlock and downgrade our devices. With the release of iOS 6.0.1, the mindset is no different, and while there's real big news on the jailbreaking front, those of you wishing to revert from the latest iOS 6.0.1 back to iOS 5.1.1 can do so with relative ease.
Apple is pretty adamant that once a user opts to upgrade, they don't want them to be able to roll-back the software on their device to a previous version of iOS. In a lot of circumstances, this wouldn't be an issue, but there are a number of legitimate reasons for users wanting to downgrade to an older version, in this case, from iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1.
We're currently experiencing that wonderful, rare period of time where all devices have been jailbroken on the latest firmware, but before you iOS users get too carried away, it's of paramount importance that you save your iOS 5.1.1 SHSH blobs now, before Apple ceases signing the firmware.
Famed iPhone developer ih8sn0w has just released Sn0wbreeze 2.9.4 for Windows which brings support for iOS 5.1.1 untether on A4 powered devices such as the iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G, Apple TV 2G and below.
The iPhone Dev Team has just released it's Command Line Interface (CLI) tool, which enables the jailbreak of devices running iOS 5.1.1. After a tantalizing wait, those anxious to unleash their devices from the clutches of the Cupertino lock and key on the latest firmware now can, and although it's perhaps not as great as the one-click Absinthe solution we've all gratefully become accustomed to, we can finally breathe a sigh of relief in the midst of the eagerly awaited full untether.
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, we have hit that time once again in the jailbreak cycle when we can all breathe a huge sigh of relief and raise a glass to the jailbreak producers while we overload their servers attempting to download the new and shiny utility that will provide our devices with freedom. Yes, that is right, I am indeed talking about downloading Absinthe 2.0, the latest version of the Chronic Dev Team tool that brings an untethered jailbreak to the majority of our iOS 5.1.1 devices.
It's always nice to wake up to some good news relating to the jailbreak scene, and that is exactly what has happened this morning. Continuing the tradition of keeping his fans and users informed, French researcher and jailbreak producer Pod2g has taken to his Twitter timeline to let the jailbreak loving world know that the up and coming jailbreak 5.1.1 untethered should be ready for a public outing in the next few days.
The news of Pod2g's progress regarding an untethered iOS 5.1.x untethered jailbreak earlier this week made for exciting reading, and via a blog post, he revealed which devices will be compatible once released. And now, pod2g has confirmed via a tweet on Twitter, that the iPhone 3GS and the third-gen iPod touch have been tested as working along with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, whilst each iPad iteration will also be supported. Although the iPad 2's jailbreak currently only covers the Wi-Fi model, both the Wi-Fi an CDMA versions of the recently released new iPad will see the untethered jailbreak!
Considering we are right in the middle of that period of uncertainty for jailbreak users, it stands to reason that those who are seeking an iOS 5.1.1 untether for their devices have some questions circling around in their minds. Pod2g, the French researcher who is currently in the community spotlight, has always done an excellent job of keeping people updated on progress and today is no different.
The iPhone Dev Team has released the updated version of their Redsn0w tool which was teased a while back on Twitter by MuscleNerd. The update as you’d expect is a very significant one, and brings with it the support for downgrading the iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and the new 3rd-gen iPad to an earlier version of iOS 5 from iOS 5.1.1.