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  1. adabo's Avatar
    Hello iMore community. I wish to restore my iphone (having problems with tethering). It was jailbroke using GreenPois0n. The original firmware was 4.2.6 8E200 (and still is). I don't know much about the verizon firmware. What would happen if I restored it to a different version?

    After restoring, I would like to jailbreak it again.

    Basically, what recommendation would you guys have in my situation? I appreciate any help. Thanks in advance. -adabo
    Last edited by adabo; 03-15-2012 at 04:10 AM.
    03-15-2012 04:07 AM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    if i understand the process correctly you can only restore back the the 4.2.6 firmware (which you currently are on) but that is ONLY if you save your SHSH blobs via iFaith or TinyUmbrella

    if you have never been on 5.0.1 then you surely did not save your SHSH blobs for that specific firmware

    otherwise, when you go to update or restore--hello 5.1!
    03-15-2012 08:34 PM
  3. adabo's Avatar
    BLiNK, thanks for the response. I know I didn't save SHSH blobs because I have no idea what it is. I'm just curious if there is a better version than 4.2.6 that will work on the Verizon phone. Does 5.1 have an untethered jailbreak?
    03-16-2012 01:43 PM
  4. BLiNK's Avatar
    from a stock point of view, personally, i like 5.X better than anything 4.x.x had to offer

    regarding jailbreak for 5.1; there is no Untethered jailbreak as of yet. however, there is a Tethered jailbreak (iPhone 4) which i was doing, with SemiTether, but i was having an issue with Activator (not fully compatible w/5.1) so now i am stock 5.1 waiting for the Untethered

    maybe it is a good time to take a break from jailbreaking, go to 5.1 stock and wait for the Untethered?
    03-16-2012 01:57 PM
  5. adabo's Avatar
    I have no real reason to take a break from jailbreaking :3 It was jailbroke the day I bought it (untethered jailbreak) and haven't touched it since. Almost a year now.

    What is life like outside of jailbreak?
    03-16-2012 02:02 PM
  6. BLiNK's Avatar
    haha! well a lot better on 5.x than previous firmwares, that's for sure. for me it seemed like a good time to take a break due to me getting a little burnt out on the whole process. the littlest imperfections are starting to get to me--ranging from a tweak not working properly so a reboot was in order to just a minor flicker or stutter due to a wonky tweak

    i have been jailbreaking for as long as i owned an iPhone so its nice to not have to worry about the little things. i know i will jailbreak when/if there is an untethered for 5.1, but for now i am happy stock as well

    jailbreaking for me is more of a hobby than a necessity, and that's how most should look at it due to the major inconsistency of jailbreaks ( their availability and length of time it takes ) i know the jailbreak faithful would disagree with my theory but that is my take on it
    03-16-2012 03:16 PM
  7. sherlock's Avatar
    What is life like outside of jailbreak?
    Bland and boring. It is a cold and desolate wasteland my friend...
    03-16-2012 03:28 PM
  8. adabo's Avatar
    Hahah at the both of you (cold and desolate..)! I like this forum already Good times.
    03-17-2012 12:17 AM
  9. BLiNK's Avatar
    went back to 5.0.1 annnnd i am jailbroken again...i should seek professional help
    03-17-2012 11:09 PM
  10. sherlock's Avatar
    went back to 5.0.1 annnnd i am jailbroken again...i should seek professional help
    Welcome (back) to the dark side... muhahahahah
    03-17-2012 11:39 PM
  11. adabo's Avatar
    How is 5.0.1? I heard rumors of battery problems on some 5x version. Is it true?
    03-18-2012 04:03 PM
  12. BLiNK's Avatar
    personally, i've never had any battery issues with 5.0.1
    03-18-2012 06:09 PM
  13. sherlock's Avatar
    personally, i've never had any battery issues with 5.0.1
    Me either. Maybe some people have location services going constantly or something?
    03-18-2012 06:56 PM
  14. sbddude's Avatar
    If you are on 4.x you can use iFaith to restore back to the same version as you are on.
    03-23-2012 09:01 PM