iOS5 Semi Untethered Jailbreak by Big Boss

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
By OP Editor

Big Boss releases beta semi-tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.

iOS 5 Semi Untethered Jailbreak

iOS 5 Tethered Jailbreak

iOS 5 jailbreak is currently tethered, that means after rebooting a “tethered jailbreak” device, you’ll need to:

  • Connect to a computer
  • Run RedSn0w (currently BETA, that means it has issues)

iOS 5 Semi Untethered Jailbreak from Big Boss

But what if you don’t have a computer with you? That’s what the beta semitethered jailbreak software can help:

The semi-tethered jailbreak will allow you to reboot on the road, but with limited functionality. It is enough that you are no longer stranded, and you can use your phone, text, and many other features. This is just until you get home and can use redsn0w again to “just boot tethered”. Once you do that, you’re back to fully functional state.

There are limitations at this time of course. It is beta and only tested with iPhone 4. Other examples:

  • Can use phone, sms
  • Can use most Apple apps
  • No mail app
  • No mobile safari BUT can use any other app store browser
  • No Cydia, jailbreak tweaks, or JB store apps
  • Requires tethered jailbreak to restore full functionality

Get it by adding this in Cydia:

REPO: http://thebigboss.org/semitether

Of you are jailbreaked with iOS 5 already, then this might be for you. Keep in mind that iOS 5 jailbreak is currently not available for iPhone 4S or iPad 2 yet.

Post in the comment below if you got any questions.

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