Upgrade to 5.1.1

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by gunnerkid107, May 26, 2012.

  1. gunnerkid107 macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2011
    Sorry if this has been talked about before, I'm a noob to this stuff.

    I have a jailbroken iPhone 4S running 5.0.1. I'd like to update to 5.1.1 and then re-jailbreak.

    I've read a Cult of Mac article titled "How to jailbreak your iOS 5.1.1 Device with Absinthe the right way". I'm comfortable with everything on there. I've saved my SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella. I've backed up my phone to iCloud and backed up my cydia apps to Dropbox using pkgbackup.

    The only thing I can't figure out is how to actually upgrade to 5.1.1. I tried OTA but I got an error. Then I connected to my computer and also got an error. I cannot figure out how restore and upgrade.

    Any help would be appreciated. Hopefully my post makes sense.
  2. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    1 Back up your iphone
    2 use the restore option in Itunes
    3 use the setup as new option
    4 Jailbreak
    5 restore from your back up
    6 enjoy.
  3. gunnerkid107 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2011
    When I attempted to restore my iPhone using iTunes, I received an error and my phone was stuck in recovery mode. Thankfully TinyUmbrella was able to exit recovery mode or I would have a bricked iPhone.

    Any other suggestions?
  4. mario24601 macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2010
    Jailbreak before restore from back up?
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    Thanks for mentioning TinyUmbrella. Looks like a great utility.

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