‘Semitethered’ Jailbreak For iOS 5 Released! Here’s How to Get It


What’s the next best thing to an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5? A Semitethered Jailbreak of course!

Just a few minutes ago BigBoss released Semitethered Jailbreak, a new Cydia package that lets you reboot your iOS 5 jailbroken iPhone at will while away from your computer!

It’s not without it’s caveats, but it’s a whole lot better than a normal tethered jailbreak. Details inside…

To use Semitethered Jailbreak, simply do the following:

Step 1: Tether Jailbreak your iOS 5 device with RedSn0w.

Step 2: Add http://thebigboss.org/semitether to your Cydia sources.

Step 3: Install SemiTether and reboot!

That’s it. Now you can reboot your iPhone, even away from your computer!

As mentioned, there are a few pluses and minuses though.

  • Phone will reboot to Home screen
  • Can use every stock app on iPhone except Mail and Safari until boot tether
  • Can’t use Cydia, or any jailbreak apps and tweaks until boot tether
  • Phone can take longer to boot

That’s a pretty good compromise, and sure beats having a looping apple logo if your phone happens to crash or reboot while away from the computer.

Let’s just call it really good jailbreak life insurance, shall we? Video coming shortly!

Have you used Semitethered Jailbreak yet? Are you excited?


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