pod2g: It’s Safe For Jailbreakers to Upgrade to iOS 5.1.1

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Now that it has been confirmed that the pod2g’s untethered jailbreak is almost ready and works with most iOS devices (except Apple TV 3) running iOS 5.1.1, he has tweeted that it is safe for jailbreakers to update their iOS devices to iOS 5.1.1.

But pod2g has warned users who depend on Ultrasn0w to unlock their iPhone should avoid updating to iOS 5.1.1.

Absinthe 2.0 or upcoming version of Redsn0w won’t support iOS 5.1, so if users want to jailbreak their iOS device, then they will have upgrade to iOS 5.1.1.

pod2g tweeted:

Some facts about 5.1.1 jailbreak : http://t.co/Tk6Rrpow . You can safely upgrade to 5.1.1 now if you want to be ready.

Huge warning as usual for unlockers that want to preserve their baseband to keep their unlock.

So who should upgrade to iOS 5.1.1:

  • Users who don’t care about unlocking their iPhone

If you care about unlocking, then you should wait for iPhone Dev team to release Redsn0w which supports the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak. You to create a custom iOS 5.1.1 firmware file using the upcoming version of Redsn0w, that will allow you to update to iOS 5.1.1 without updating your iPhone’s baseband.

  • Users who don’t care about losing the jailbreak  

If you’ve a jailbroken iOS device and don’t want to lose your jailbreak by updating it to iOS 5.1.1 then you should wait for Absinthe 2.0 or Redsn0w to be released.

Update: If you do decide to upgrade to iOS 5.1.1, remember to first:

  • Ensure that you’ve backed up your iOS device either to iTunes or iCloud
  • Taken a backup of SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella before upgrading and then after upgrading to iOS 5.1.1

pod2g and iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak team are widely expected to release the untethered jailbreak sometime this week. We’ll let you know as soon as we’ve any further updates.

Related: You can check out this post for details about Absinthe 2.0.
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  • ifwat

    will wait for Absinthe 2.0!

    • Que

      Would be funny if pod2g convinced thousands of 5.0.1 users to upgrade to 5.1.1 and decide to not release the jailbreak because Apple gave him 2 million dollar not to. Okay, that probably wouldn’t be funny.

      • Haga

        This probably won’t happen because he worked hard to make the jailbreak he wouldn’t be trade us for money

        • markymark

          “Wouldn’t be trade us for money” I would trade anyone i do not know for money at any time any day.

          • mathew

            he is not like U

          • Angiras

            Pod2g isn’t a cheap stake like YOU

            Like markymark and JCLGUY

        • JCLGUY

          I would sell my jailbreak for $2mil instantly. Lmfao

        • Andrew

          I really dont think it’s about money in pods case. I think he does what he does because he feels that people are entitled to use their phones the way they want too. Although donations for the mans work are appreciated. He has been busting his ass to make this software for us.

          • Boat Boy

            How do you donate? I also do not want to end up on some list that apple sues for. This is what has kept me from giving money in the past, even though I really want to “help” make jail braking worth it for the people that do it. They spend so much time and have to read so much crap about how long it is taking; they need something for all they do for us free loaders!

      • Jaybeatsz

        I swear I was thinking of this to wow

      • Axe

        Well it depends on which currency 🙂

      • Gelo

        I think this what happened to unlocks for some basebands of iphone4!

    • savna

      so how do we jailbreak with iphone 4s and ios 5.1

  • Getittt

    so even when they release the jailbreak if i want to unlock my iphone i have to wait even longer for them to update redsn0w?

    • Axe

      I think redsnow will follow in a matter of hours after absinthe 2.0 release. I give max one day delay.

      • Getitttt

        ok! phew!!! sounds good I got kind of worried cause im heading to europe the second week of june and i need to unlock the iphone before i get there!

    • Ivan

      Do not get your hopes high because they are only delivering a jailbreak and not unlock which means that if your device is not already unlocked with a preserved baseband then you wont be able to unlock because the new tool wont unlock devices.

  • Marc

    If I want to use this jailbreak do I have to upgrade o I can directly use it with a jailbroken Ipad?

    • Axe

      U hv to upgrade to 5.1.1. Absinthe 2.0 is written specifically for 5.1.1 to work. Dun forget to backup b4 u upgrade. Ifbu rely on bb unlock, dun use it. Use redsnow when it comes out later.

      • Marc

        What will i use to back up my tweaks?

  • rik

    Will this work for iPad 1?

    • Sweeeeet


  • Katar2

    Come on pod2g…release the kraken….

    • Tinman

      Hahaha Gotta say it with more flim in ur throat

  • CJ

    Is the iphone 4s 5.0 baseband even worth saving? or should i just update to 5.1.1. its not like they have found an unlock for it

    • Axe

      It’s always been the rule of thumb that the lower yr bb, the higher exploitable chance.

      • August

        So on the upcoming redsnow, even a5 devices can preserve bb? Im currently on 1.0.13 ip4s 5.0.1. Untethered. Should i wait for redsnow? I still got my sam activation tickets.

        • CJ

          im thinking the same. but i have the lowest baseband. i think im just going to upgrade. its been 8 months so its safe to say no unlock is coming. not like i needed it, just for resale value.

    • Ryan

      i am using iPhone 4S 32Gb on 5.1.1 newest baseband, unlocked with gevey turbo S.

  • Julesrif

    i’m scary about it. I’ll wait ’till jb is out to upgrade.

  • Steve

    Is there any clear benefit of upgrading to 5.1.1 ? I’m using 5.0.1 and just can’t see a good enough reason to upgrade my devices.

    • Sweeeeet

      apps that rely on 5.1+ firmware (editing the file SOMEtimes works)
      Better battery. thats it.. haha

  • sasa

    if i have iphone 5.0.1 with ipad baseband, is it possbile to upgrade to 5.1.1 ? i mean i dont care if i will have jailbreak after.

    • Sweeeeet

      Yes, just update using tinyumbrella with preserve BB ticked or a jailbreak to to make a custom ipsw

  • javatechnic

    hello…..my iphone 4 is ios 5.1 and is manufacturing unlocked and tethered jailbroken. if I want to upgraded to 5.1.1, do I lose my jailbreak? please advise….thanks

  • Salman

    Is it possible to upgrade to 5.1.1 without loosing your jail broken apps and cydia tweaks?

    • Sweeeeet

      u need appbackup

      • elim

        you mean APTBACKUP?

        • Sweeeeet

          Thats the oneD

        • Sweeeeet

          Thats the one

    • steve

      PkgBackup works a little better than AptBackup as it preserves your settings as well as redownloading your Cydia apps, it does scheduled backups too.

  • Brnxmade

    What if you bought a new Ipad with 5.1 already on it and have not the Taken a backup of SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella

  • CJ

    i wonder if this version of absinthe wont come with with white icon glitch. it gets really annoying and sometimes when i delete an app a bunch of them pop up

  • MrX

    I have Ipad 3 (new ipad) WiFi+4G EU version i can install jb 5.1.1 ?

    • Sweeeeet

      more than likely, if there was a problem im sure the team would of pointed that out for us 🙂

  • Evan

    If I have a 5.1 tethered jailbreak what would I have to do to get the 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak?

    • wait for the jailbreak to be released then update through itunes and jailbreak it again.

      • Asim

        Try to update your iDevice as soon as possible, because if apple released a new update to ios 5.1.x then your screwed

  • Pedro Niza

    Hello i’ve my ip4 unlocked via sam. When i proceed with the update to 5.1.1 how to proceed to recover the unlock? Tks

  • Kingz

    Do I need to save shsh blobs or is it just if u want to?

  • Xena

    hi people.They work to hard make you guy free jailbreak .please dont say nothing just say thanks.OK

  • Hassan

    Will this work for iPad 2?

  • Rico

    Read read , see see, still nothing.

  • cliff


  • RockTheBeat

    will the absinthe 2.0 support iphone 4 gsm??

  • Believer

    so we don’t have to preserve BB to upgrade to 5.1.1 ??

  • kanatohodec

    if every one will givee 1 $ to this guy apple wont be able to compete with the price

    • Hookie

      I bet if everybody give $1to this guy going to beat bill gate soon….

  • jay

    im on 5.1 tethered and my iphone 4 is unlocked using SAM …. is there a way to get an untethered jailbreak on 5.1 without messing the sam unlock up ??

  • Dada

    Feel like crying cause I’ve been waiting so long. I couldnt reboot my 5.0.1 jailbreak and had no shsh blog back up. So Apple gave me a full restore. Now it’s just a matter of days I can’t wait to rejoice!!!

  • Dada

    Feel like crying cause I’ve been waiting so long. I couldnt reboot my 5.0.1 jailbreak and had no shsh blog back up. So Apple gave me a full restore. Now it’s just a matter of days I can’t wait to rejoice!

  • Dada

    Feel like crying cause I’ve been waiting so long. I couldnt reboot my 5.0.1 jailbreak and had no shsh blog back up.

  • Dada

    Feel like crying cause I’ve been waiting so long.

  • Umar K M

    If I were Pod2g I never release it…

  • Stanleyj

    I did the roll back to version 5.0.1 from 5.1 so that i could jailbreak and now i cant upgrade to 5.1.1? What gives. Has anyone else experienced this? I cant do a restore or an upgrade

    • Stanleyj

      Never mind. I needed to clear the host file on my pc. Update to 5.1.1 is successful.

  • Nick

    I’ve been waiting ages!!!!
    i have 2 phones.. 1 4g running OS4.1 Jailbroken & a new one 4s running 5.1.1 (not Jailbroken)
    Need to cut over and use only the 4s but need it jailbroken first. I upgraded the 4g last night to 5.1.1 because i suspect the day that podg2 releases the jb for 5.1.1, apple will screw everyone not already upgraded by releasing OS6.
    So now i have 2 un broken iphones running OS5.1.1, and am patiently waiting
    Please release it soon.

  • CK

    The time is now, the wait is over !!!

  • Candace

    Im a new jailbreaker I jailbroken one phone on 5.0.1 but i cant remember the website i used to get it can you guys provide a link so i can get on board for the new jailbreak? Thanks

  • Marc

    Is the Ipad 2 wifi+3g sim locked?

  • Umar18

    Hy plz reply me i had purchased brnd new iphone 4s on ios 5.0.1 when i came bck to hme i accedantly updte it on ios 5.1 on tht day without jailbreak it & nw i wnt to jailbreak it on 5.1.1 i knw tht abstine 2.0 works only on ios 5.1.1 so i hv to upgrade my iphne to 5.1.1 can i jalbreak my iphne with abstine 2.0 & can i updte my basebnd there is no need to wait for releasing redsnow bcz u mnsn tht of ultrasnw unlck as i also said tht i purchsd my iphne brnd new factry unlckd? plz plz reply me i m waiting