New iOS 5 Jailbreak is only semi-tethered

New iOS 5 Jailbreak is only semi-tethered

Not thrilled with the idea of people getting stranded without a working iPhone if they use the current, tethered, iOS 5 Jailbreak, Big Boss has come up with an intermediary solution -- and iOS 5 semi-tethered Jailbreak.

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.

Or as Miracle Max might put it: "It just so happens your Jailbreak here is only semi-tethered. There's a big difference between semi-tethered and all-tethered. Semi-tethered is slightly untethered. Now all-tethered, well with all-tethered there's usually only one thing you can do -- Go through your clothes and look for loose dock cables."

In short, you get Phone, Messages, many of the built in apps, no Safari or Mail, but if you have App Store browsers or Gmail apps, you can use those. There are some other trade-offs as well, so hit the source link below and read carefully before deciding to pull the trigger.

"Have fun storming the kernel!"

Source: Big Boss

Rene Ritchie

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kch50428 says:

semi-tethered = a little bit pregnant... or being a little buzzed...

kch50428 says:

semi-tethered = a little bit pregnant... or being a little buzzed...

Cell Bull says:

I tried it on iphone4, it works really good. hope so it work on other devices. to watch complete procedure and video.http://www.cellbull.com/%e2%80%98semitethered%e2%80%99-jailbreak-for-ios...

Cell Bull says:

I tried it on iphone4, it works really good. hope so it work on other devices. to watch complete procedure and video.http://www.cellbull.com/%e2%80%98semitethered%e2%80%99-jailbreak-for-ios...

websyndicate says:

I will wait this one out just a week or so. Let the bugs surface.

websyndicate says:

I will wait this one out just a week or so. Let the bugs surface.

Benn00 says:

Odd, when i originally jailbroke ios5 gm a few weeks ago with redsn0w this is how it worked for me. I couldn't figure out how to get ibooty to work or the just boot to work and it would boot up, unable to access safari, mail or any jailbroken apps but phone and text worked fine.
Guess that was an accidental side effect?

Benn00 says:

Odd, when i originally jailbroke ios5 gm a few weeks ago with redsn0w this is how it worked for me. I couldn't figure out how to get ibooty to work or the just boot to work and it would boot up, unable to access safari, mail or any jailbroken apps but phone and text worked fine.
Guess that was an accidental side effect?

Ca01108 says:

How is it going with the Siri hack for the iPhone4?

Ca01108 says:

How is it going with the Siri hack for the iPhone4?

Freiteez says:

Waiting for 4S jailbreak

Dustin says:

The photo is awesome, great reference.

F.J.K™ says:

Waiting for Untethered JailBreak for sure ! www.techsavvydiary.com

biglu315 says:

"You people" severely over react to the tethered jailbreak. It is damn sure good enough to use while waiting for the untethered. Can't even trust the public opinion anymore, because the only people posting are the ones complaining. All the satisfied people are out enjoying their iphones!

pwns says:

i found this website kinda like netflix, but more advanced for ipads you can literally download anything you want on there. check it out ill stop back in here ina couple days to see what you think of ithttp://tinyurl.com/3u8lbt9

Retrace111 says:

For me SEMITETHER JB is NOT working ! Installed iOS 5 two times. I preserved my BaseBand (4.10) with redsn0w and also tried one more time with sn0wbreeze. Right after I installed iOS 5 and Cydia I installed SEMITETHER but after restart : iphone freezes at Apple Logo.

Jordan Brooks-Delia says:

i know mine TOO!!! SOMEONE HELP US!!!

H0zr says:

Ummmm....Semi? The line was MOSTLY! He was Mostly dead. Not semi dead. At least get the movie quote right otherwise you photochop is pointless!

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