is my jailbreak untethered?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by CBillups1, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a

    CBillups1

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    i dont know about any of this stuff but i went from 4.0 to 5.0.1 on my iphone 4 and now am fully jailbroken and unlocked. was there anything else i was supposed to do or am i set and dont ever have to worry about the jailbreak going away?
     
  2. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Before anyone can give you their thought, I think you should give them additional information about your phone,

    Which phone do you have? 3GS or Iphone 4
    What firmware version on it?
    What baseband on it?
    Which redsn0w version did you use?
     
  3. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i have the iphone 4
    1.59.00
    dont know what baseband?
    and i used the newest redsnow
     
  4. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    You listed above that you are now on 5.0.1, your phone baseband is 01.59.00 and you used latest redsn0w 0.9.10b1 to jailbreak, then you should have untethered jailbreak.

    if you want to make sure, reboot your phone and it should start back up normally.

    If you want to keep your jailbreak/unlocked status, don't update the latest firmware in Itunes when the next one come out.
     
  5. labman macrumors 604

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    better yet

    turn device off
    turn it back on wait for it to load
    open cydia

    if it opens your untethered!
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Bam, right there.
    If your phone starts without having to use redsnow to tether boot then you're "untethered'.
     
  7. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    If he unlocked the phone already meaning that he has install Ultrasn0w which contain mobilsubstrate. If it is tethered, the phone won't even boot up pass the apple logo :D
     
  8. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    0.9.10b2
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, just came out.
    I didnt have any of the issues mentioned on the earlier built but always good to get the latest version.
    Here's where to download all the available redsnow versions.
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=16424
     
  10. BlizzardBolt macrumors 6502

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    Just turn off your device.


    IF IT TURNS AND COMES BACK TO HOMESCREEN

    =UNTETHERED



    IF IT"S STUCK ON APPLE LOGO

    =TETHERED
     
  11. Senex macrumors member

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    CBillups1, if you're new to jailbreaking & unlocking, the above is worth repeating.

    I've never been an unlocker, but strictly from the aspect of jailbreaking, DO NOT update your iOS firmware through iTunes when Apple releases an update unless you're sure-for-sure that there's been an untethered jailbreak released for that new version. If you update right away, you likely won't harm your phone, but you will lose your jailbreak and be at the mercy of the stock iOS until a jailbreak is released ...which in the case of 5/5.0.1 took months.

    You're free to sync via iTunes like normal, just don't update.
     
  12. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    im not a noob with unlocking but never knew what tethered and untethered was.

    i jailbroke and unlock a 3G, 3GS, and the 4. but the 4 was the easiest since all i had to do was use jailbreakme.com

    now yesterday was a challenge for me since i never did it and had to preserve my baseband and thanks to a fellow board member who helped me out greatly i did alright and it was a success.
     
  13. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    This is not 100% correct.

    Even you have tethered jailbreak, you jailbreak your device but did not install any package yet, the phone still boot up normally to screen as long as you do not install anything with mobilsubstrate. Once mobilsubstrate is installed, it will hang.

    That the reason we have so many newbie asking that why they jailbreak their device, it boot up normally to screen and see Cydia Icon on it. Because it is newly jailbroken and nothing has been installed.
     
  14. CBillups1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    guess its untethered lol turned off the phone and turned it back on and tmobile loaded up on top and cydia opened.:D
     
  15. labman macrumors 604

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    yup congratulations you are 100% untethered and unlocked! :D
     
  16. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    good job! enjoy your untethered jailbreak & unlocked phone. ;)
     

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