Skip iOS 5.1.1 If You Want an iPhone 4S Jailbreak on iOS 5.1

Apple is pushing out iOS 5.1.1, the latest security and bug fix update for iOS 5.1 out to the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

The new update is available as an over the air download, but users who want to jailbreak the iPhone 4S on iOS 5.1 should avoid this update. iPhone 4 users hoping for the iOS 5.1 untethered Jailbreak should not update to iOS 5.1.1.

Apple typically include security fixes to prevent jailbreaking in small updates like this. In practice, it is best for potential jailbreakers to avoid these patches.

iPhone hacker Pod2g discovered two major exploits needed for the iPhone 4S jailbreak last week, and it’s not yet clear if this update patches these exploits.


Unlike iOS 5.1, which brought new features, the iOS 5.1.1 update does not add new features to the iPhone 4S and apps like iMovie and iPhoto do not need iOS 5.1.1 in order to run. This makes it easy to pass on the iPhone 4S iOS 5.1.1 update.

If the iPhone 4S notification center displays a notification of a new software update, dismiss the update.

If it is ok to update to iOS 5.1.1 on the iPhone 4S or the new iPad, @pod2G, @MuscleNerd or @p0sixninja will give the all clear, and we will relay the message on GottaBeMobile.

Should I Jailbreak the iPhone 4S?

Jailbreaking the iPhone 4S voids the Apple warranty and can cause stability issues, which is why some users do not jailbreak the iPhone 4S.

But, new warranty options cover jailbroken iPhones, and most of the time a jailbroken iPhone can be returned to stock before taking it to Apple for repair.

There are plenty of reasons that users jailbreak the iPhone 4S, including the ability to run apps that Apple does not allow in the app store. Check out the best iPhone 4S jailbreak apps for a collection of great reasons to jailbreak the iPhone.

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  1. So will the jailbreak be released for the IPhone 4s on ios 5.1 this week? Not going to bother with the update as nothing major added to the software.

  2. Hi y’all folks. I’m new to iPhone as off this Tuesday May 8th. Sprint iPhone 4s white 16gb iOS 5.1
    I finally came over to the “Dark Side” from Android. I love this phone. Don’t know why I waited so long to switch. So I jailbroke a buddies 5.0.1 last Saturday and I was so :-( when I couldn’t do mine. Oh well I’m sure its coming. Gotta be worth the wait.

  3. Can anyone tell us or does anyone know when the jailbreak for iPhone 4S 1.5 coming out!?? Please give us a date or maybe when??

  4. Will the iPhone 4s running iOS 5.1 be jailbroken or what? Because I am really lloking forward to jailbreaking my iPhone. Can someone please tell me when will it be jailbroken or IF it will really be jailbroken? -_-

  5. does it really take 10 people asking the same question. obviously there isnt an answer yet. so why does each person have to ask the same question. this is why americans look like fools to the rest of the world.

  6. It will be soon, a few big vaulnerablities were just found. It’s a matter of time but it will be soon. Don’t fall for any of those websites that offer it for money, they are all scams!

  7. Brian walker, your the fooking fool, finding exploits then finding a way for joy public 2 enjoy is two very different things. But then you being an American you must not understand the jailbreak scene . Retard

  8. its 5.1.1 coming out and we still waiting for jailbreak 5.1 on iphone 4s. to slow processing guys , i have visited many sites showing they have done jailbreak on 5.1 but i thinks its a bullshit.

  9. You’re a retard. Watch I bet it will be out by the end of this month. If you haven’t noticed that its all a secret evaluate they’re so close to coming out with it. The last time this happened it was a week later. Just for the record the USA is the STRONGEST MOST POWERFUL country in the world stupid bitch

  10. Most powerful country…LOL…I wouldn’t even know where to start to prove you wrong. Your country is such a joke…

    • Would you care to name me a single country that comes close the military power the United States possesses? Not to mention the economic and cultural influence the US has over the rest of the world. Everyone looks up at America, whether they like it or not.

      I can’t believe how stupid you are.

      • I live in the USA and i know it is a country full of hypocrisy. Having a strong military power is not something to be proud of, it’s something to be extremely ashamed about. The USA is built from slavery yet still it calls itself the land of the free. Big stick diplomacy and a mostly conservative run economic policy has made me feel guilty to be called an”American”, so don’t talk of your country without the slightest idea of what it actually is.

        • WOW, be ashamed of our military? Tell all the loved ones of all the hundreds of thousands of people who died serving our country to be ashamed, get a life. Oh, and go live in a different country if you are are ashamed of it. You should be whipped for your impudence; oh wait, our military fights for the right for you to speak up and say you are ashamed of them so you wont get beaten.

  11. I also see how all of you Americans are totally ran by the government and are slowly having your rights stripped from you. The military isn’t protecting you, it’s protecting the governments monetary interests .

  12. I’m American, and I’m very sad to say our country is going down. Don’t vote for Obama, and we might still have a small chance of saving it.

    • Haha Obama is the one eh? Yes if only we had that good old corporate run conservative policy, maybe, just maybe we’d be able to grow some balls and have freedom. Open your eyes you fool! Obama is only a puppet, everyone in the government is only a puppet. The only way to get things done is to
      do it yourself. Sitting around and voting once every 4 years isn’t doing much, sorry to disappoint you bucko.

    • i am asian living in cali, yeap, everyone from this country already know all the business going slow and down year after years, doesnt know much who the best to vote to but currently are to bad…
      the last 4 years ago i know that business much better than right now, gas better, everyone in california got big pay check because of overtime, look what we see right now? slow jobs, layoff, gas increased cops work harder to bring money to city and state, people breaking one paycheck not enough for an traffic violation etc…
      What next?… i know that more things still coming..

  13. I went on here looking for an update for the jailbreak only to find an argument about America lol. “rights striped from us”?? Last I checked i can do whatever I want in the u.s. And our soldiers not protecting us? Maybe they don’t have too because we’re not being invaded or bullied by other countries and if we were, most of us wouldn’t even need soldiers to protect us. Quit being jealous because our country has luxuries that yours doesn’t.. Now back to the topic, when the hell is the jailbreak coming out -.- I know the team is working hard for free to give us the jailbreak and I appreciate it. Would be nice to hear a date tho. Just saying..

    • Whoa boy you must not be doing a very great job of helping your rights. Ever heard of he espionage act? Well, to explain, it is an archaic world war one era population control tool to help old Woodrow Wilson catch communists. Sadly almost everyone caught and executed were as far away from communist as you can get. The espionage act has so far been used 6 times in Obama’s admin. that means 6 united states citizens have been taken against their will and detained somewhere that most people don’t have a clue about. Ever heard of Bradley manning? He has been detained without a court for almost 2 years, that means habeaus corpus is gone. If you don’t know about any of this, please please read up. You need to know and not be the pompous fool everyone else is. You sound like some nazi in ww2 screaming about how everyone in the world is so jealous of you. I promise you that that is a complete lie.

  14. Mate you Americans are the biggest bunch of idiots. When are you gonna figure out your government controls you all. It’s the most corrupt organized crime business in the world. It’s a disgrace! And your not getting invaded by anyone but your own government. Yeah your military might be powerful but their nothing but puppets played by your own government. And the rest of the world doesn’t look up to you. We’re all laughing at ya. Osama bin lardin my ass. Open your eyes

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