Getting ready for 5.1

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by andy2141, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. andy2141 macrumors 6502

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    Given it's highly likely we'll see 5.1 released along with the iPad 3 later this week, how are we fixed for 5.1 and downgrading to 5.0.1 should the need arise.

    Last time I looked having blobs saved was useless and there was no restore path back to 5.0.1 once Apple has stopped signing it. Is this still the case, and I will now need to be extra careful about installing new stuff going forward?
     
  2. negativzero macrumors 6502

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    Whatever the case, be extra careful when adding plugins cus you're royally screwed if you are forced to restore.
     
  3. labman macrumors 604

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A406 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Save shsh blobs for now just because. And wait to here from the dev-team or chronic before updating to 5.1 or else you'll be telling people you accidentally upgraded to 5.1 (embarrassing)
     
  4. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

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    more than likely anyone with a 4s will be screwed if they need to restore for awhile as the dev teams probably won't jb the ipad until the next iphone comes out.

    Hopefully they figure out the way to use blobs on the 4s and allow restores/downgrades soon!
     
  5. Cortezbanks macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Use redsn0w stitch blob feature(I believe that's what it's called). It creates a custom fw where your 5.0.1 blobs are saved in the custom fw
     
  6. gotluck macrumors 603

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    you have a 4s or a 4? afaik a 4 can be restored using stitched blobs /w the apticket post 5.0.1

    please correct me if I'm wrong. I thought my 4 had a safety net :p
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That doesn't work with the 4S.
    Just i4 and 3GS.
    I'm looking forward to all the accidentally update threads:D
     
  8. scirica macrumors 68020

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    Yep. Always entertaining. Unless it's you! :eek:
     
  9. toasty hoodie macrumors 6502

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    I'll probably update my iPad 1, but my iPhone is sticking with 5.0.1 until the next major version.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I don't think any of us that know a few things would accidentally update:)
    But if something goes wrong on my 4S and I'm stuck restoring I'm sol.
     
  11. PhazeII macrumors member

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    What plugings are we talking about that could make your saved SHSH blobs useless. Thought this blobs with the Custom IPSW "signed" was good enough in case something went wrong.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Currently shsh boobs are useless for the 4S.
    They're saved but can't do anything with them.
     
  13. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    What is useless ? :D
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    LMAO:D
    Boobies are not useless:D
    Damn typo:)
     
  15. andy2141 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is my main concern. Not accidentally hitting upgrade, waiting for the download to complete and then applying it.

    Time to get my 4S set exactly how I'd like it and not go playing in Cydia for a while until a method of restoring to 5.0.1 is found.
     
  16. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a

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    I am not sure what shsh and blobs are but why wouldn't someone want to JB to the newest firmware IF there is a JB method for it? What do you guys mean be careful adding plugins? Are you talking about apps from cydia? How could adding them when the new firmware comes out any more dangerous than adding them now? Also, someone said that 4s users are basically out of luck. Why is that?
     
  17. iToNe24 macrumors regular

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    i used tinyumbrella to backup my iphone 4s ... but not sure if that will help much ... i hope 5.1 gets JB ... needs to be able to restore device after i mess it up ... haha

    i will have to be very adamint with my backups until then
     
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