5.0.1 and a tethered jb

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  1. nickcuban

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    If we are tethered (and don't mind staying tethered) can we update and not lose the jb/tweaks? I am on an iPad 1 3G with the tethered jb on ios5...
     
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    No. You must re-jailbreak.
     
  3. nickcuban

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    Do I need to restore the ipad to remove the JB before I update?
     
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    You can't upgrade a jailbroken device. So you MUST use the restore feature, therefore you should restore 5.0.1.
    By design, that means you jailbreak will be wiped from the device. Once you have restored 5.0.1, then you can re-jailbreak it using redsn0w.

    If you have a good working JB configuration on 5.0 which you want to preserve then you should probably invest in an app like PkgBackup which will allow you to backup your JB apps and settings, then restore them once you update the OS and re-jailbreak. I've used it for a long time now and it is invaluable...
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the advice. Looks like when I get home from work I will be hooking up to itunes and syncing then hitting the restore button and going to .1.
     
  6. Sonicrobby

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    So does this mean us JBkers can't take advantage of the OTA updates? We must restore on iTunes and install it that way?
     
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    Correct. This has been widely reported since the first OTA updated was released in b4. You cannot do them on a jailbroken device. Just like you cannot "update" a jailbroken device through iTunes... You must restore.
     
  8. Ballaith

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    Please do not update your iPad if you need the JB otherwise you will lose your soft wear.
     
  9. nickcuban

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    So we can just go to itunes and hit restore... nothing to do through redsn0w?
     
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    Even if you downgrade your iPad to the old version you will not be able to JB. My advice keep the existing JB and make good use of it.
     

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