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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New iOS 5 Jailbreak is only semi-tethered

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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?

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?

"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!

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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.

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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