bill-swift - March 10, 2012
Aside from unveiling the new iPad last Wednesday, Apple chief Tim Cook also announced that the latest version of the OS was now available. iOS 5.1 includes a lot of interference tweaks and bug fixes and packs in some new features like a Japanese Siri, a Photo Stream, new podcast controls, a camera shortcut, and face detection.
As some of you might already know, updating is not recommended if you've jailbroken your device. Doing so will most likely end up undoing the jailbreak and rendering your jailbroken apps unusable. So if you've been hesitating to update for this reason, then here's a bit of news for you: a tethered jailbreak for the iOS 5.1 is already here, signed, sealed, and delivered.
The guys over at Redmond Pie have put together a detailed tutorial explaining the jailbreaking procedure, step by step. If you're new to jailbreaking, the term "tethered" means that you'll have to go through the entire jailbreak process every time you reboot your device. It's pretty inconvenient because of this, so if you haven't updated yet, then it's best you stick with your current iOS version until the guys manage to put together an untethered iOS 5.1 jailbreak.
A quick disclaimer: jailbreaking your device comes with risks, which are explained pretty well in the actual procedure that you'll find on Redmond Pie. If you're not up for it (in short, if you're too chicken) and have a couple of bucks to spare to get the apps you want the legal way, then feel free to pass.
Article by Hazel Chua
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