How To: Jailbreak iOS 5 Semitethered On iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1G, iPod Touch

Today we told you about BigBoss’s iOS 5 Semitethered Jailbreak for the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. In case you did not read our last post on the iOS 5 Semitethered Jailbreak, basically, what a Semitethered Jailbreak means is that your tethered iDevice running iOS 5 will semi-function if it looses power. Meaning you can use essential apps such as the Phone.app and SMS.app if you loose power or your iDevice crashes while it is Jailbroken tethered.

In this how to guide from iJailbreak.com you will learn how to Jailbreak your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad on the iOS 5 firmware Semitethered using the Semitether Cydia package.

Jailbreak iOS 5 Semitethered

Step 1) - The first thing you will obviously need to do is Jailbreak your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running the iOS 5 firmware. If you are not Jailbroken running the iOS 5 firmware you can follow one of our how to guides by clicking here.

Step 2) - When your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad is Jailbroken running the iOS 5 firmware using a tool like RedSn0w, you will need to launch Cydia from your SpringBoard.

Step 3) - After Cydia has launched go into the manage tab.

Then the Sources section.

Finally tap the Edit button in the top right corner of your iDevice’s screen.

You should now see an Add button appear in the top left corner of the screen. Tap the Add button and type in the following source:

http://thebigboss.org/semitether

After you have typed in the source shown above click the Add Source Button and the source will begin installing to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

Step 4) - Now that the source has been added go into the source by tapping on it and finally tap the SemiTether Cydia package.

Step 5) -Install the SemiTether Cydia package to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and re-boot your iDevice.

Step 6) - As you have a tethered Jailbreak you will need to re-boot your iDevice using RedSn0w. Download RedSn0w0.9.9b6 or higher from the iJailbreak Downloads Section and then launch RedSn0w.

Step 7) - With RedSn0w up and running click the Extras button followed by the Just boot button.

You will now need to follow the DFU mode instructions and your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad will boot into a Semitethered state.

Congratulations! You have just Jailbroken your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running the iOS 5 firmware Semitethered. Let us know if you have any questions or thoughts in the comments section below…

Don't forget to follow iJailbreak.com on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
  • http://www.facebook.com/edilly Edwin Leung

    If I do get this semitethered now, will I be able to get the untethered jailbreak on the very same device?

    Also, with the semitethering, will I be able to unlock a 3GS? Will I be required to mess with the model firmware to unlock it with the semitethering?

  • Red

    it does not work for me. I followed the steps and I ended up on the black respring screen in the last step, To get out of it I had to simply reboot  it again with the redsnow

  • Nic

    you can always restore your phone and jailbreak using any other method at a later time..

    Just backup before you do so

  • http://www.facebook.com/edilly Edwin Leung

     Will I be able to unlock it though? Would I need to mess around with the model firmware?

  • Jahnkeanater

    would this work for iOS 4.3.5?

  • http://www.facebook.com/JavierenArica Javier Andres Arancibia

    For some weird reason, when I get the semitether , itunes don’t recognize my iphone

  • Johnny Hashoul

    try re-installing installous 4 , because semithether deletes the ios5 sync + installous for some reason !

  • Kontol

    Kontol

  • Retrace111

    Not working on iPhone 4 with iOS 5. I installed Semitether and when I reboot the phone it always freezes at Apple Logo. 

  • Samm_ska1988

    i wanna go back on ios 4.3.3 from ios 5 plz help me

  • Rhallquest

    If you saved your shsh blobs then you run tiny umbrella. Hit start tiny umbrella server to trick iTunes. Make sure you downloaded the 4.33 firmware version. Make sure you put your phone in pwned dfu mode then plug into iTunes with tny umb running server. Option click your phone to restore from the downloaded iPhone firmware

  • Pumasmedina7@gmail.com

    Same problem i install this and now i cant install installouos help plez

  • Kroo

    Can someone tell this guy that you spell lose (a loss of something, be deprived of or cease to have or retain ) and not loose ( not firmly or tightly fixed in place; detached orable to be detached: a loose tooth). It is in EVERY post. Can we just make it clear, thank you.

  • Tilak Arani

    Hi, I am following instructions to jailbreak my iphone4 having upgraded to ios5. while doing jailbreak, i am seeing the message No identifying data fetched. Could you please help me out

  • Pingback: How To: Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G, 3G On Official iOS 5.0.1 Using RedSn0w 0.9.9b8 [Mac] — jailbreakjunkie.com()

  • Pingback: How To: Jailbreak iPhone 4, 3GS On Official iOS 5.0.1 Using RedSn0w 0.9.9b8 [Mac] — jailbreakjunkie.com()

  • Pingback: How To: Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G, 3G On Official iOS 5.0.1 Using RedSn0w 0.9.9b8 [Windows] — jailbreakjunkie.com()

  • rdx

    Hey., i m trying jailbreak my iphone 3gs from last 3-4 days, but no succeed, i just upgraded ios 5.0.1 with my iphone, unlock everything, restore my backup after ulocking, but i cant be able to access my carrier(airtel) in my iphone. at upside in carrier i can see only “no service” from last 4 days, please help me out for activate my network in India.
    please write me at rishi_dahiya@hotmail.com… any help will be appricated…

  • Pingback: How To: Jailbreak iOS 5, iOS 5.0.1 On iPad (First-Generation) Using Ac1dSn0w Beta 1 [Mac OS X]()

  • Pingback: How To: Jailbreak iOS 5, iOS 5.0.1 On iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using Ac1dSn0w Beta 1 [Mac OS X]()

  • http://www.facebook.com/PreeTmac Preet Singh

    same problem 

  • Jacksamexican

    hey fuck face it made safari crash fucker

  • Ayubtahir10

    I had that same problem
    First, download redsn0w
    next, download your firmware 5.0.1
    then, click on extras, select ipsw, and find your firmware
    then, go to jailbreak and click on install cydia and install ipad baseband
    wait for the iphone to finish
    congrats your done!

  • Vyasmilan

    I HQAVE IPOD TOUCH4G I WANT TO SYNC GAMES THROUGH ITUNES BUT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO SYNC AFTER JAILBREAKING AND SEMITETHERING. AFTER JAILBREAKING IT SHOWS AN ERROR “FAILED TO TRANSFER” AND AFTER SEMI TETHERING THERE IS NO ERROR AND THERE IS NO TRANSFER TOO…
    WHENEVER I OPEN CYDEIA IT SHOWS ME TO SEMI TETHER MY IPOD AND AFTER DOING THAT THING ALSO IT ALWAYS DISPLAYS ME THE SAME… TELL ME THE SOLUTION REGARDING THIS. AND HOW WOULD I COME TO KNOW THAT I SUCCESSFULLY SEMI TETHERED MY IPOD?
    I DID EVERYTHING WHICH THESE STEPS ARE SUGGESTING TO DO

  • http://www.facebook.com/manitejak Maniteja Kurapati

    same here……