iPad Jailbreak Confusion

heat

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 14, 2011
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I have a iPad 2 WIFI version current on 4.3.3 that was Jail-broken using Jailbreakme.com

I have SHSH saved only for 5.0.1 on Cydia's server.
I don't have a SHSH for 4.3.3

Can I upgrade to 5.0.1 when the jailbreak comes out or Should I do it NOW?
 

youyou

macrumors regular
Sep 17, 2006
101
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I've had 4.3.3 jailbroken for months now.
I've been holding off to update to 5.0.1 until now.
With the Apple event tomorrow and the news we got today and as of late i'm updating as i'm writing this.
Hopefully i won't have to wait to long.
 

seong

macrumors 65816
Feb 11, 2010
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Well, according to pod2g, you SHOULD, or HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, that you should upgrade to iOS 5.0.1, before Apple releases iOS 5.1. Once apple releases iOS 5.1, you wont be able to update to 5.0.1, because Apple won't sign it anymore.
If I were you, I would use package backup, or aptbackup & any other cydia backup app, and update to iOS 5.0.1 now.
 

porcupine8

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Mar 2, 2011
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I am planning to upgrade as soon as one of two things happen:

1) The jb is released.

2) 5.1 (or 5.0.2 or whatever) is released. I've been watching this whole thing somewhat obsessively, since you only have about a day to upgrade to any previous version before they stop signing it, so I want to jump on it as quickly as possible if this happens. I've got the upgrade downloaded, just not installed yet.

What you decide to do will depend on how sure you are that you can catch the signing window and how important 5.0 vs jb is to you.
 

seong

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Feb 11, 2010
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logan59102

macrumors newbie
Sep 25, 2007
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Been trying to jb on my ipad2. Keep getting a white screen when i hit Absinthe. VPN trick does not work. Anyone has that?
 

milbournosphere

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Mar 3, 2009
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San Diego, CA
It worked for me. Opened the app, got a white screen. Hit the home button, go to the Settings tab, tap networking, go to vpn, and toggle the switch. It should take a second as it tries to connect, but should give you an error message. Hit okay and the iPad will reboot. Tadaa! you're done.
 
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