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iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Solution Already Available

The jailbreak community is moving fast these days. Only a day after the new version of iOS became available, hackers managed to develop a tethered jailbreak solution for non-A5 devices, as MuscleNerd informed his Twitter followers.

iOS users "with devices earlier than the iPad2 can test the 5.1 jailbreak waters if they really want to, using redsn0w 0.9.10b6," announces MuscleNerd, reported by TechPP. There are however a few warnings, detailed by the Dev Team.

The team of developers highly-esteemed by the community, strongly suggests that jailbreakers should stay away from the firmware iOS 5.1 version, as a jailbreak and all the perks that come with that it can be instantly lost.

On the other hand, if the die-hard jailbreakers need to test the redsn0w, they should know there are a few caveats.

First, the solution is a tethered version, which means that the user needs to employ the jailbreak to boot their devices at every power cycle, otherwise the jailbreak apps won't work.

In addition, redsn0w can be a little tricky especially depending on previous jailbreak used on the device. "If you use ultrasn0w for your carrier unlock, be sure to use a custom IPSW to get to 5.1 first! Don't ever restore to a stock Apple IPSW! Use redsn0w's "Custom IPSW" button to create a NO_BB_* version of the 5.1 IPSW and restore to that instead of the stock one," warns Dev Team.

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.