iPhone New 4S with 5.1

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by blindside191, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. blindside191 macrumors newbie

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    Posted in wrong Forum the first time. I just bought my wife a 4S off Ebay and it came with 5.1 is there anyway to upgrade to 5.1.1 or 6 to be able to jailbreak this phone. thanks
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Nope. iOS 6.1.3 (can't be jailbroken) is your only option.
     
  3. blindside191 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i would keep on 5.1. its a pretty stable firmware and isn't obsolete yet. plus you get youtube native :)
     
  5. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65832

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    Isn't the App Store app better ?
     
  6. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    No you cannot upgrade to a specific firmware for the umpteenth time
     
  7. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Jailbreak it with absinthe. It'll run great.
     
  8. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Absinthe is for 5.01
    Absinthe2.0 is for 5.1.1

    A 4S on 5.1 can't be jailbroken.

    I you have SHSH/blobs for 5.1 and 5.1.1 or 5.0.1 you can re-restore to 5.0.1/5.1.1 otherwise only 6.1.3 is the only restore option but without a JB!
     
  9. dhlizard macrumors G4

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  10. Bear macrumors G3

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    I'm starting to feel like iOS 5.x is starting to be obsolete - I'm starting to run into more apps that are iOS 6 or later. So since 5.1 can't be jailbroken, they may as well upgrade to 6.1.3 and not run into issues with apps that require iOS 6.
     
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    5.1 can be jailbroken for older devices (3GS and iPhone 4 - but not a 4S) but essentially your conclusion is correct - newer devices and newest firmware is required to guarantee access to the cutting edge apps and their newest features.
     
  12. twilostud macrumors newbie

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    I have a 4S on 5.0.1 already jailbroken. It was working fine for a year or so and now it's really sporadic, apps continually crash. I really don't know what I'm doing but I want to keep the jailbreak and just stay on 5.0.1 until the next iphone and/or jailbreak comes out. Can anybody help me with this? :(

    Thanks,
    Joe

     
  13. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Have you downloaded any tweaks as of recently of this crashing problem?

    You always have the option to semi-restore, ilexrat, or if you have iOS 5.0.1 SHSH blobs (check via cydia) a re-restore. I'd recommend the re-restore if you do decide to go down the route of making a new device
     
  14. twilostud macrumors newbie

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    I don't so, when this started (like two months ago) I went into Cydia and started removing whatever I didn't need/use. That included installuous (I think that made it worse).

    Do you know of a step by step guide I can use to do the restore to 5.0.1? When I say step by step i mean like tutorial for infants, lol....I really don't have a clue how the coding stuff works.

    Thanks so much!!
     
  15. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    I've never done a rerestore before. You can always google for a tutorial

    Open cydia and click TSS center, what're the iOS SHSH blobs you have?

    http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/33546509336/restoration-reinvigoration
     

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