Just the other day we reported that iOS users who have updated their iOS devices to version 5.1.1 would be able to jailbreak their devices thanks to the redsn0w jailbreak tool. Granted it’s a tethered jailbreak, we’re assuming that it’s still better than nothing, right? Either way the good news is that if you’d prefer an untethered jailbreak and you don’t mind giving up on iOS 5.1.1, the upcoming redsn0w update will allow users to downgrade their A5-powered iOS devices (i.e. iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and the new iPad) to iOS 5.0.1, thus providing them with an untethered jailbreak solution.
If this sounds too good to be true, there is a slight catch. In order for you to downgrade your iOS to 5.0.1, you will require the SHSH blobs for the iOS 5.0.1 firmware. If you bought your iOS device and it came with iOS 5.1 preinstalled (like the third-gen iPad), the best you can do (assuming you upgraded to iOS 5.1.1) is downgraded your firmware back to iOS 5.1. However if you’re sitting on an iPhone 4S or iPad 2 that had iOS 5.0.1 before, this is your lucky day. No word on when the updated version of redsn0w will be released, but be sure to check back with us for updates.
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