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iPhone 4S Jailbreak: All Clear to Upgrade to iOS 5.1.1

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iPhone 4S owners who want to jailbreak the iPhone 4S are able to upgrade to iOS 5.1.1 without the fear of losing the ability to jailbreak the iPhone 4S.

Previously we warned that users should avoid iOS 5.1.1 in case Apple patched any security holes hackers would use to jailbreak the iPhone 4S, but now that Pod2g has made progress on the iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak for iPhone 4S, it is ok to update.

Pod2g confirmed on twitter that it is ok to update the iPhone 4S to iOS 5.1.1 as long as you can wait for the jailbreak.

Read: iPhone 4S Jailbreak Release on May 25th?

Users with an iPhone 4S jailbreak on iOS 5 would be smart to wait for the release of the iOS 5.1 & iOS 5.1.1 iPhone 4S jailbreak, otherwise they will need to go a few weeks without a jailbroken iPhone.

iPhone 4S Jailbreak iOS 5.1 & iOS 5.1.1 Details

According to Pod2g, the new untethered iPhone 4S jailbreak will work on iOS 5.1 and iOS 5.1.1.

An Untethered jailbreak means users won’t need to plug into their computer every time users turn the device on. This is the most user-friendly jailbreak.

The new iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak tool will work on most devices including the new iPad. There is no firm release date, but Pod2g says testing is underway and we can expect an iPhone 4S jailbreak for iOS 5.1 and iOS 5.1.1 in a few weeks.

Pod2g is one of the primary figures behind the release of the Absinthe jailbreak tool for iOS 5.0 on the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S.

The team is working on a new user-friendly tool that will allow users to jailbreak the iPhone 4S in a few clicks. It’s not clear if the new tool is an updated version of Absinthe or a standalone tool.

What is Jailbreaking?

Jailbreaking the iPhone 4S allows users to run apps that are not available in the Apple App Store and to tweak the way the iPhone 4S works. The video demo below shows IntelliscreenX, one of the most popular iPhone 4S jailbreak tweaks.

Not every users should jailbreak the iPhone 4S because it can cause stability issues and users may need to spend time troubleshooting the otherwise stable iPhone.

Read: Why Not to Jailbreak the iPhone 4S

Never pay for an iPhone 4s jailbreak tool. There are a number of scams selling fake iPhone 4S jailbreaks, including easyrain, a jailbreak that claims ties to Stefan Esser (@i0n1c), a security researcher with private iOS 5.1 jailbreaks.

Read: Watch out for iPhone 4S Jailbreak Scams

Esser has confirmed that he is not part of the easyrain iphone 4s jailbreak.

Stay tuned for a step-by-step iPhone 4S jailbreak guide for iOS 5.1 and iOS 5.1.1 once hackers release the new tool.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

17 Comments

  1. Hasnim

    05/15/2012 at 7:24 am

    Sure ah, i update to 5.1.1 . Make suree the jailbreak come out ah.

  2. Mu

    05/15/2012 at 5:37 pm

    plz inform me on when the new jailbreak for the iphone 4s 5.1.1 will be available I’m def in need

  3. Joe

    05/15/2012 at 8:34 pm

    Cool

  4. harveen

    05/16/2012 at 4:13 pm

    i updated my iphone 4s to 5.1.1. and the jailbreak better come out

  5. hoang

    05/16/2012 at 11:01 pm

    How jailbreak Ip 4s IOS 5.1? and set up IntelliscreenX
    Please help me.
    tks

  6. Jignesh patel

    05/17/2012 at 12:02 am

    Plz infom me iPhone 4s 5.1&5.1.1 I sttil waiting for jailbreak

  7. Santana

    05/17/2012 at 3:38 am

    Please inform me when jailbreak is available

  8. Lee

    05/18/2012 at 9:43 am

    This is stupid I want the jailbreak fr iPhone four s 5.1.1 so when is it coming out instead ignorin us tell us

    • Kembo

      05/20/2012 at 8:14 pm

      He said there is no Release date, chode.

  9. Pod2g

    05/18/2012 at 4:16 pm

    Everyone gets the jailbreak except Lee…

  10. Cory

    05/18/2012 at 7:34 pm

    Hey is there a way to follow you on twitter or emails for when the jailbreak is available, I am really wanting to jailbreak my 4s. Thanks

  11. Jason

    05/19/2012 at 4:39 am

    When is the 5.1 jailbreak be released thanks

  12. Floyd Castaneda

    05/19/2012 at 6:57 am

    Hi, what is the disadvantages of A jailbroken iphone?

  13. Cliff

    05/19/2012 at 8:27 am

    You guys think jailbreak developers have time to just go back and tell everyone on every website that the new 5.1.1 jailbreak is out? You’s are dumb as fuck because it clearly says at the bottom of the article (which many of you’s probably didn’t even read, so you wouldn’t know what I’m talking about) to “stay tuned for a step by step…… Once hackers release the new tool” it’s just a matter of patience. You’re not going to get a random calling from anyone on any website telling you about the new jailbreak, fuxkin kids

    • Cory

      05/19/2012 at 3:09 pm

      If you would read a little closer the primary figure for the hack Did reply on the post. Ignorant people can be so dumb.

  14. Bhuban

    06/05/2012 at 11:48 pm

    I need to Jailbreak my iphone 4S
    Version: 5.1.1(9B206)
    Firmware: 2.0.12

    Please Inform me how can i do this

    • nazc

      06/20/2012 at 7:54 pm

      u can use absinthe 2.0 ar the latest absinthe 2.0.4. all the tutorial can be found in the internet. Just goggling.

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