A few days ago, Apple released iOS 5.1.1, mainly as a maintenance release. Sadly, the update closed an exploit that was going to be used in an upcoming 5.1 untethered jailbreak. This means that if you updated to iOS 5.1.1 you might be stuck with a tethered jailbreak – you would not be able to jailbreak your device without plugging it in to the computer every time you reboot. This isn’t good for a lot of people who like their themes, ability to unlock, some cool tweaks, and the ability to reboot without a cable.
MuscleNerd, a huge leader in the jailbreak scene, announced late yesterday that the iPhone Dev-Team will be releasing an updated version of Redsn0w that will allow users of all iOS generations to downgrade to iOS 5.1.
Upcoming redsn0w supports restoring, including iPad2/3 and 4S downgrades (with blobs) twitpic.com/9ixsqv ..also stitches on the fly :)
— MuscleNerd (@MuscleNerd) May 9, 2012
He also tweeted an image of the updated Redsn0w performing its magic on an iPad 2. There was also a tweet from @Redsn0w_JB that explained that the Dev-Team would be releasing an iOS 5.1 untether in the upcoming weeks. In addition to the ability to downgrade, users will also be able to jailbreak their 5.1 devices with Redsn0w in the near future.
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