1. mkk255's Avatar
    When trying to jailbreak my iPhone 4s it says that it is already jailbroken. I want to restore my phone but if I do will I be forced to update to 5.1?
    03-09-2012 12:22 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    yep. you're best bet is to just wait until an Untethered JB comes around (if jailbreaking is your thang)

    i hope you have patience like a nun!
    03-09-2012 01:00 PM
  3. BLiNK's Avatar
    wait, why are you trying to jailbreak an already jailbroken device?
    03-09-2012 01:01 PM
  4. mkk255's Avatar
    It's not already Jailbroken, but for some reason it is being read as if it is.

    The jailbreak is the iPhone 4S 5.0.1 jailbreak found here: Untethered A5 jailbreak - Absinthe | greenpois0n.com

    Right now my iPhone is running 5.0.1, and is brand new, I don't get why it is saying it is jailbroken...
    03-09-2012 01:07 PM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    uhh, that's really odd.. and this is after you have put the device into DFU mode?
    03-09-2012 01:12 PM
  6. mkk255's Avatar
    Nah the jailbreak process doesn't even start, right after pressing the jailbreak button it waits a second then says "Device already Jailbroken. Detected Stash" or something.

    So essentially the fix to this problem would be to restore the iPhone and then run the JB process, but this is impossible because if I restore the phone I automatically update to 5.1 and then can't jailbreak the phone.

    I'm screwed for the most part, but I downloaded an iPhone 4s iOS 5.0 backup. Could I somehow enter DFU mode and use the file i downloaded to restore to 5.0?

    I'll quote the original reply I got the above idea from:

    Download the ipsw here iPhone, iPod, iPad and Firmware/Software Download and you have to restore manually. Mac, Hold down Option and click Restore. Windows, hold down Shift and click restore. Where ever you saved it, find it and it will ask you if you want to restore and click restore.
    Would that work?

    EDIT: just learned it's for iPhone 4 and below only

    eh **** looks like im gonna get stuck on unjailbreaked 5.0.1 or unjailbreaked 5.1 either way im screwed
    Last edited by mkk255; 03-09-2012 at 01:28 PM.
    03-09-2012 01:20 PM
  7. BLiNK's Avatar
    yeah that sucks. sometimes this cat & mouse game gets old. don't get me wrong, jailbreaking is fun, i just wish it was more consistent

    hopefully by the next untethered jailbreak there will be a way to save SHSH blobs on A5 devices. if not, then this will be a vicious cycle

    if i were you i'd investigate a little more into your situation. maybe there's still hope. good luck!
    03-09-2012 01:42 PM
  8. mkk255's Avatar
    Yeah dude thanks for the information though.

    I'm not too familiar with the jailbreaking community and it's ways, but do you have a opinion on the ETA for a 5.1 jailbreak on A5 devices?
    03-09-2012 03:54 PM
  9. BLiNK's Avatar
    I'm not too familiar with the jailbreaking community and it's ways, but do you have a opinion on the ETA for a 5.1 jailbreak on A5 devices?
    nobody ever knows. in fact even the hacker who is working on it would have a difficult time putting a time frame on it. then when there is known knowledge of a ETA it is NEVER disclosed due to Apple closely watching (i'm sure). then out of the blue someone will post a image or video of a device running iOS X.X.X and evidence that it is untethered, basically tease us. at this point is when you'll know it is getting close

    it's a waiting game that devoted jailbreakers are accustomed to and stay with previous firmwares until the next one is untethered, which can be days or months. you never get to join the excitement of when a new OS is released

    if you have a Twitter account you can follow some of these hackers and get info here & there
    03-13-2012 12:56 PM