iPhone tethered and non tethered jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by nanogirl21, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a

    nanogirl21

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    What is the different between a tethered and non tethered jailbreak?

    I am on a JB 4s 5.1.1 and I really want to update my phone but i’m not sure if I should I have been waiting and waiting but I really don’t think a JB is going to come out

    The only reason why I am jail broken is for:
    TetherMe
    Bite SMS
    IntelliseenX
    Tom Tom Navigation App

    Is there a tethered jailbreak for 4s? What do you guys recommend I should do?
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    A tethered jailbreak is just as it sounds:
    In order to boot into a jailbreak state, you must use the computer to do so (you are tethered to the computer for that jailbreak)

    An untethered can boot into a jailbreak state with no restrictions or outside assistance.

    There is an untethered jailbreak for 4S on 5.1.1
    Use Absinthe 2.0.4
     
  3. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

    Dwalls90

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    There's no tethered jail break for the 4S. Most up to date is untethered 5.1.1 for your device.

    Check my signature for more details.
     
  4. nanogirl21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    nanogirl21

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    I already have a jailbreak on 4S on 5.1.1

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  5. BlueRaider macrumors regular

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    Tethered jailbreaks for the most part indicate a low level exploit in the BootROM. They are much harder to develop. They make untethered jailbreaks easier because it allows jailbreak data to be injected onto the phone easier. A tethered jailbreak for the 4S is likely to never happen.

    An untethered jailbreak such as Absinthe (what you're using at 5.1.1) is a higher level jailbreak that occurs at the Kernel level and user land level. These vunlerabilities are easier to find and somewhat easier to exploit meaning this type of jailbreak is most likely to be used as the iOS 6 jailbreak.

    A tethered jailbreak for the 4S and 5 would most likely mean somebody found a really low level vulnerability. This would most likely allow the device to be jailbroken (tethered) for life. It would also allow untether exploits to be more easily utilized.
     
  6. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Sorry about that! I guess MacRumors mods either took out their rage on disabling my signature or there was a server side glitch ...
     

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