Help with jailbreaking and Cydia for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches.

Pangu provides an iOS 9.0 untethered jailbreak. TaiG provides an iOS 8.4 and 8.3 untethered jailbreak.
Check @PanguTeam, @taig_jailbreak, @saurik, and /r/jailbreak for news and updates.
You can use Cydia Impactor if you need to un-jailbreak an 8.1-8.4 device without restoring.
Instructions for jailbreaking iOS 8.0-8.4.
Before asking a question, check Frequently Asked Questions to find quick answers!
How to fix some mysterious problems.

I'm currently on 5.0.1 and I'm jailbroken with AT&T as my carrier. I've noticed my 3G speed is getting slower and slower. I know that 5.1 upgraded the iPhone to use hspda+ which some Call 3G 1/2 My question is can I upgrade to a newer iOS that has the hspda+ and is jailbreakable. I'd So then how? Thanks much in advance!


asked 05 Dec '12, 12:29

Jared%20Devillier's gravatar image

Jared Devillier

To upgrade to further iOS 5 versions, you need to have the SHSH blobs saved. Being jailbroken for a while now, Cydia might have already saved the blobs for you. Just open Cydia and tell me what all firmware versions you see listed on the top.

(05 Dec '12, 12:31) iFlames ♦ iFlames's gravatar image

The only way is to have the 5.0.1 and 5.1.1 SHSH blobs. You need 5.1.1 to be untethered. If you do not have these SHSH blobs then you cannot upgrade.


answered 05 Dec '12, 12:31

iAdam1n's gravatar image

iAdam1n ♦

It says shsh: 5.0.1, 5.0.1r1, 5.1, 5.1.1, 6.0.1

And yes I'm untethered jailbroken currently. I believe I went through absinthe if that makes any difference.


(05 Dec '12, 13:00) Jared Devillier Jared%20Devillier's gravatar image

You can upgrade to any iOS 5 version as you have all the required SHSH blobs. Just follow the instructions in the faq:

Make sure you dont upgrade to iOS 6, or you wont be able to downgrade your device back to iOS 5.


answered 05 Dec '12, 13:22

iFlames's gravatar image

iFlames ♦

edited 05 Dec '12, 13:23

Great thanks much! Which iOS 5.x is best for untether jailbreak? 5.1.1? Thanks again


(05 Dec '12, 13:41) Jared Devillier Jared%20Devillier's gravatar image

5.0.1 or 5.1.1 are your only choices (only 2 that can be jailbroken on a 4s even), so the choice is kind of obvious?

(05 Dec '12, 15:17) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

Best to get 5.1.1

(05 Dec '12, 15:27) iAdam1n ♦ iAdam1n's gravatar image

@theiphoneguy 5.0 is untethered for 4S' as well. I know it's not the best version but thought you should know. ;)

(05 Dec '12, 17:50) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

Great thank you. I didn't know until now that 5.1.1 is the only other jailbreakable iOS for 5. Thanks all for help and input. This is the first time I've ever posted a question and must say that I'm well pleased with how fast everyone responds. I'll keep it in mind for future Q's. Thanks again


(05 Dec '12, 20:01) Jared Devillier Jared%20Devillier's gravatar image
Your answer: (please use the "add new comment" button unless you are actually answering the original question)
toggle preview

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text]( "Title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "Title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported



Asked: 05 Dec '12, 12:29

Seen: 1,333 times

Last updated: 05 Dec '12, 20:14

JailbreakQA is by chpwn and comex.
About JailbreakQA. Powered by OSQA.