While the iOS 5 got released in the beginning of October and the Tethered Jailbreak was available almost instantly, we haven’t yet seen any Untethered Jailbreak for it. A new package called SemiTether is now available in BigBoss repo in Cydia which allows us to boot into the Jailbroken mode with limited functionality without having the need to connect to a PC or Mac.
it is protection for if your device reboots while you’re on the road.
The Trick does not work with the device which could not be Jailbroken by SnOwbreeze or RedsnOw and hence does not support iPad 2 or iPhone 4S. Also by limited functionality it means that you can reboot your iDevice but native functions like Safari and Mail will be disabled. Also all the Jailbreak Tweaks and Apps will not be working on your device.
To get all the functions and tweaks you would have to connect your iDevice to a computer having RedsnOw and reboot it. This is a must have for any Jailbroken iDevice and we suggest all our readers to install this tweak as a precautionary step.
How To apply Semi Untethered Jailbreak On your iDevice :
Step 1: Give Tethered Jailbreak to your device using RedsnOw. The step by step tutorial is mentioned here.
Step 2 : Once jailbroken, start Cydia and add http://thebigboss.org/semitether as a repo in Cydia.
Step 3 : Now search for SemiTether and Install it.
That’s it !! Now if you are stuck on the road and want to reboot your Jailbroken device on the go you can do so easily using this tool. However with limited functionality it will be imminent for iDevice users to connect to RedsnOw and use the Just Boot option to get full functionality. Also SnOwbreezwe users need to use iBooty for the same purpose.
Supported Device And Firmware’s :
The SemiTether trick will work for all iOS 5 decvices except iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. All the supported devices for now are :
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 3GS New Bootrom
- iPad 1
- iPod Touch 4G
- iPod Touch 3G
What Functions cannot be used using SemiTether :
1) Can use phone, sms (text messages)
2) Can use every other stock app on iphone.
3) Cannot use mobile safari
4) Can use other appstore web browsers such as atomic web browser
5) Cannot use mail app. You could install a gmail app from appstore or such instead.
6) You cannot use any jailbreak tweak, app, cydia until you boot tethered.
7) While in the semitether booted state, you should not add a jailbreak ios5 notification such as sbsettings to notifications during this state or your device will be stuck in a respring loop until you get home to “boot tethered”.
The stage of development for a completely Untethered Jailbreak is still unknown yet. With iPhone Dev Team members claiming that it is covered there are still no reports about an announcement. All the apps and services which now claim to Jailbreak your device are actually fake. We suggest our reader’s to keep visiting for further information about Untethered Jailbreak.
Changes in SemiTether v0.9.1 includes:
- More stability with new MobileSubstrate.
- Patches Safari so it works properly in non-tethered jailbreak mode.
- Ability to monitor the status of SemiTether jailbreak for iOS 5.
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