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How to Boot iOS 5.1 iDevices into Tethered Mode Using iBooty 2.3? [Tutorial]

As you may already know, iOS 5.1 has already made available by Apple for quite some time now. As per usual, the firmware is now jailbreakable although one has to settle with the fact that it is just a tethered jailbreak. In case you have jailbroken iOS 5.1 in your device using Sn0wbreeze 2.9.3, then you will need to use iBooty so you can boot your iPhone into its tethered state for every shutdown or reboot.

Sn0wbreeze iBooty

Where Can I Download iBooty 2.3?

Whenever you use Sn0wbreeze to create custom IPSW for iOS 5.1, you should be able to see iBooty-for-5.1 on your desktop directory. If for whatever reason you can't manage to find iBooty on your desktop, feel free to download iBooty 2.3 for iPhone 4 (GSM) from here.

Steps to Boot iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad Using iBooty 2.3 on iOS 5.1:

  1. Once you have managed to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using Sn0wbreeze 2.9.3, Launch iBooty.exe and select the appropriate iDevice found in the drop-down menu on the bottom-right of the interface. Click Start.
  2. iBooty 2.3 Home

  3. Now you will need to place your iDevice into DFU Mode. Simply follow the onscreen instructions provided by iBooty.
  4. iBooty 2.3 DFU Mode1
    iBooty 2.3 DFU Mode2
    iBooty 2.3 DFU Mode3

  5. Once the program detects that you have successfully entered DFU Mode, iBooty will have to go through a couple of steps as seen below:
  6. iBooty-2.3-Waiting-for-iDevice

  7. Once you see the Done! message displayed, your device should now reboot and you will see the Apple logo on the screen. That's pretty much it! You have successfully boot your device into tethered mode using iBooty 2.3.
  8. iBooty-2.3-Done

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    christian3 years, 11 months ago

    link is down

    John Doe4 years, 4 months ago

    How to Boot iPhone4 using iBooty 2.3 when your iDevice is totally Battery Depleted?
    When iDevice is connected to Laptop running iBooty v2.3, I cannot put it in DFU mode since the iPhone4 is totally Battery Depleted… and it won’t get charged, it only lights up and shows the Apple Logo and gets stuck there… please give detailed instruction