4s w/5.1.1 waiting 36hrs for a paid unlock, Jailbreak now or wait ?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ZooMan, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. ZooMan macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2008
    Just purchased a 4s from a local shop with 5.1.1 I, waiting for a paid unlock to happen. Three days is the estimate, Its activated as far as I can use it without a sim installed. I'm going to be using it on T-Mobile in the US.

    Can I JB now with Absinthe 2, Modmyi suggests Absinthe 2 when I use the guide for jailbreaking windows.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. seanwebb68 macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2010
  3. mlts22 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2008
    With the 4S, there is no baseband hole for a tethered jailbreak to work, so any future version of iOS will require a completely new jailbreak to work.

    Compound that with the fact that the 4S doesn't use SHSH blobs. If it gets hosed and a restore is needed, you will be dragged kicking and screaming to the latest iOS version.

    Jailbreaks are getting harder and harder to find. The iPhone 4 took about 2-3 months for a working Spirit-like JB from jailbreakme.com, then a low-level hole (actually two, but one got leaked to Apple before it ever was used) was used so iPhone 4 models and earlier could be jailbroken, although tethered. The 4S has only had two jailbreaks, and it could be anytime that Apple releases 5.2, 5.1.2, or something else that will close the JB hole.
  4. tateu macrumors 6502

    Jan 27, 2012
    That is incorrect. A method to downgrade the 4s was released a month or so ago.
  5. ZooMan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2008
    Question..Can I do the jailbreak without a sim card installed?

    Makes life simple...Absinthe will jailbreak the device for you without the need to enter DFU mode.

    Thanks to everyone for the comments and help.

  6. nephron8 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2012

    yes You can jailbreak the phone without sim card.
  7. ZooMan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2008
    thanks, will try to get some time today.


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