iPhone Iphone 4s jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by retireddad, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. retireddad macrumors newbie

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    I've jailbroke phones successfully before. This one has me stumped. I hook up the phone and the jailbreak tab on redsnow goes grey and won't work. Absinthe says my device isn't compatible? What's the deal?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    It must not be running iOS 5.0.0, 5.0.1, or 5.1.1. iOS 5.1 and 6.0 are not jailbreakable on the iPhone 4S.
     
  3. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    You really should include your iOS version when posting a question like this. As Intell points out above, the firmware version makes all the difference.
     
  4. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for giving us no information. I guess we will give you no advise for this too.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Guess what's the deal?
    Most likely your device is NOT compatible then.
     
  6. retireddad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am running IOS 6 but why do they say the jailbreak is out when you guys say it isn't? I guess I'll just revert back to IOS5?
     
  7. jacobss macrumors 6502

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    There is a jailbreak out there that works on IOS 6 but only for A4 devices (iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G) I believe, so that means there's no jailbreak for the iPhone 4S yet.

    btw you can't go back to IOS5.
     
  8. TouchArchive macrumors member

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  9. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm no expert and I don't play one here, but...

    When I "jailbroke" my 4S, I read a lot of posts here and elsewhere to make sure it would work on my phone and OS before I started. Jailbreaking a phone is not like downloading and installing something off the app store.

    I've got an iPhone 5 on order and I "unjailbroke" my 4S in preparation for selling it. There are only a few Cydia apps I really like, but I really like them, so I will be looking forward to a solid jailbreak solution for my "5" and I won't try it until I've read extensively here about the experiences of others jailbreaking their 5's.
     
  10. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    You just didn't read/research carefully enough.
     
  11. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    You can't go back to 5 from 6 on an iPhone 4S. Always read before updating so that you don't fall off the jb train next time.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You cannot do either. You can't revert back to ios5 on a 4S now that your on 6.0 and you cannot jb either.
    Who said you can jb? Every device is different. The i4 and 3GS is a different story.
    Would be nice if you researched a little and found out some info.
    It's not just plug it in and jb any device with any program you find first on the net.
     
  13. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Yes, but only for certain 4+ firmware, 5+ is absinthe, and for the 4S on iOS 6 there is no jailbreak possibilty at the moment

    Same for you, readup before you post something.
     
  14. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Don't want to sound mean but if you are clueless to what you advise then don't.
     
  15. Siggen macrumors 6502

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    I think he firmly believed he was right. Anyways, I miss the days of JailbreakMe, it was so quick and elegant.
     
  16. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    While that was easy enough, so is punching a single button on Absinthe
     

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