iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Already Available For Non-A5 Devices

By: Drew Bowling - March 8, 2012

That didn’t take long.

In between brushing their teeth and washing their face last night, the iPhone Dev Team briefly paused their pre-bedtime ritual to jailbreak the just-released iOS 5.1. According to Cult of Mac, the team released a new version of their Redsn0w tool that includes the update.

Before you set off to chisel away the bars on the new iOS, though, a few cautions:

First, it’s not really worth your time to try this with an iPhone 4S or an iPad 2 because Apple put a lot more security muscle on those A5-equipped devices to guard against jailbreaking. Second, if you do jailbreak your iOS 5.1 device, be aware that whenever you turn it off you’ll need to plug the device into your computer in order to boot up into the jailbroken state again (otherwise known as tethering). So, consider your threshold for inconvenience before marching onward but, other than that, knock yourself out.

If any readers opted to jailbreak your iOS 5.1 device, feel free to share your caveats, thoughts, and disclaimers in the comments below.

Oh, and I guess it goes without saying that this iOS 5.1 jailbreak won’t work on the new New iPad, either.

Drew Bowling

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  • Kenneth Permenter

    Hello. Can you possibly make a ETA on a A5 jailbreak and a ETA on when it will be untethered?

    • Steven Gonzalez

      Took them awhile to jailbreak 5.0.1 on A5 devices and it was released not too long ago. Might see a untethered jailbreak for non-A5 devices pretty soon. If 5.1 has New security packages it could take hem awhile to come up with for for the iPhone 4s and iPad 2.

      Best to not update until that jailbreak is released. Could be a while.

    • Chaos

      No, and stop asking. Fucking newbs.

      • James

        Fucking miserable old bastard!!

      • Khris Allen

        Well, that was unnecessary. They guy was just asking a question. All he needed was an answer. And “newbs”? Are you 12?