If I stay tethered, what are the implictations?


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
May 25, 2010
I'm on 5.0 and tethered right now. I could update to 5.01 and restore and all that, so that I can get the untethered JB (I know a "fix" is coming for 5.0, but it's not guaranteed).

I'm completely fine with being tethered, as I don't really ever run out of battery and if I do, I'm okay with the limited functionality that comes with being in a tethered boot.

My question is whether or not it will affect me in the future? If I don't update to 5.01, will it be harder for me to get the latest updates/jailbreaks in the future?


macrumors member
Nov 10, 2011
You won't have the option to update to 5.0.1 once apple stops signing it. So be 100% sure you are fine without updating til the next jailbreak is released.

moldy lunchbox

macrumors 6502a
Sep 9, 2010
Raleigh, NC
Idk dude I would update while Apple is still signing 5.0.1 and the untethered gate is still open, it may not open again for a long time. Your phone though.


macrumors 65816
Dec 23, 2008
London, UK
Run TinyUmbrella, save the blobs plus Apticket and you're good to go. This way you ensure that at any time you can always go to 5.0.1.

If you run iFaith you will be able to go back to 5.0.