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I'm currently on an iPad tethered with RS 0.9.6 and I wanted to know if it's safe to just install GP rc5 overtop the current JB I got now to get it untethered... I just don't want to lose my cydia pkg's since Pkgbackup doesn't work on 4.2.1 yet :-(

I've heard this method is safe but I don't trust what everyone says... I'd appreciate if maybe one of the chronic devs or dev team devs can chime in on this one

Thanx ahead of time n any creible info is much appreciated!!

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asked 06 Feb '11, 00:15

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edited 02 Feb '12, 20:41

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Yes you should be fine my ipad was tethered and I used greenpois0n over the tethered


answered 06 Feb '11, 00:20

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U put it straight into DFU n just used GP without restoring to factory apple 4.2.1? What redsn0w were u jb'd w on ur iPad? U have not experienced any problems by using this method, so far??

(06 Feb '11, 00:49) BeatPimpin BeatPimpin's gravatar image

My iPhone was JB tethered with RS 0.9.6, and I tried GP rc5_2 and didn't work But I didn't lose anything as it only told me that JailBreak failed and left my device in the recovery mode and i just booted it tethered as usual :)


answered 06 Feb '11, 00:55

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I just went n bit the bullet... Just connected iPad, Exited iTunes after a quick backup n put into DFU mode before even starting GP Launched GP n it read the iPad right away... Hit JAILBREAK n now I'm typing this from the iPad 4.2.1 untethered!! Everything works fine... Cydia/gc/safari/etc

I would say it's safe to go from RS 0.9.6 tethered to GP rc5 with no restore needed...

I did see that I got an error about the 60000ms timeout, but after about 20-30 seconds it tries the process again n it worked

I just not have the animated boot icon but I won't loose any sleep over that. ;-p

Thanx Gents!!


answered 06 Feb '11, 14:59

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MuscleNerd has said many times that a jailbreaking with greenposion over the top of a tethered jailbreak is absolutely fine, it's only when going from untethered to untethered that problems will occur


answered 06 Feb '11, 15:03

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