Chronic Dev Team earlier released Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak on Cydia, which enabled users of tethered jailbroken devices running iOS 5.1.1 get untethered jailbreak access. The same hacker team has now released an update for Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether (v1.0-2) to bring support for the updated firmware - iOS 5.1.1 9B208 - released by Apple for iPhone 4 GSM model a few days back.

All users with tethered jailbroken iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1 are required to perform the following simple steps to convert their devices into untethered jailbreak state:

  • Launch Cydia
  • Tap on the Search Tab
  • Search for Rocky Racoon
  • Select Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether from the search results
  • Then hit Install button, followed by the Confirm button
  • Once the tool is successfully installed, reboot your device.

Now, if you are able to boot the device seamlessly without having to do a tethered boot then it is confirmation your jailbroken device has been successfully converted to an untethered version using Rocky Racoon.

As iPhone Hack notes, there is no harm in installing the updated version of Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether, even if your device is already running untethered version or used Absinthe 2.0 to jailbreak your iOS device.

iH8sn0w twitter update
Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether: Update Supports iPhone 4 (GSM) 5.1.1/9B208 Build Photo: Twitter

Meanwhile, iH8sn0w tweeted a confirmation message in response to a user query about the untethered update.

"@SebastienPage It just adds the 5.1.1/9B208 iPhone 4 (GSM) untether payload. :)" tweeted iH8sn0w.

iPad 2,4 Support to Absinthe 2.0 in the Works

Users owning the newer Wi-Fi only iPad 2,4 model are among the unlucky few, besides the Apple TV 3, whose devices cannot be jailbroken using the latest Absinthe 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak tool. Fortunately, iPad 2,4 users can heave a sigh of relief, as the team of elite hackers have stated that iPad 2,4 support to Absinthe is coming soon. Recently, planetbeing - a renowned iOS hacker, tweeted asking iPad 2,4 owners to assist in making the jailbreak a reality.

"Need someone with an iPad2,4, can upload 200 MB quickly, knowledge of FTP. Send screenshot of Absinthe not working for confirmation," tweeted planetbeing.

planetbeing twitter message
Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether: Update Supports iPhone 4 (GSM) 5.1.1/9B208 Build, iPad 2,4 Support Coming to Absinthe Photo: Twitter

As iDownloadBlog notes, one iOS user - @Sharkxp2003 promptly responded.

"@planetbeing i have Mac OS and Ubuntu 12.04 on virtual machine can get windows 7 if needed" read the user's response.

iPad 2,4 is the revised version of the iPad 2 based on a new chipset with lower power consumption, which is likely to be owned by a few jailbreakers. However, the solution for supporting the Absinthe tool on the new version of iPad 2 seems to be just around the corner, which should be great news for the minority users.