Untethered Jailbreak vs. Tethered Jailbreak vs. SemiTethered Jailbreak

There was a Tethered Jailbreak, and an Untethered Jailbreak. Now there is also a Semi-Untethered Jailbreak. Which has lead many to ask the expected question what is the difference. Well we at SmashiPhone have the answer to that question. We will walk you through each type of jailbreak explaining what they are and what the differences are.

In previous posts we had for you a “how to tutorial” on how to semi-untether jailbreak your iOS 5 device, and we also had for you “the benefits of your semi-tethered iOS 5

So what are the differences? Please watch the video below and then we can complete our discussion.


Here is a quick explanation of what each is:

The Untethered Jailbreak

This is the best type of jailbreak as many of you are aware. It is the most desirable jailbreak, as it allows you to jailbreak your device, run Cydia apps and tweaks, and reboot your device at will with no consequences. So basically you can use your device as you which with no strings attached. Great right?

But we have to wait to get it, that is always the downside to it.

The SemiTethered Jailbreak

This type of jailbreak allows you to reboot your device, but there are some consequences. After rebooting, you will not be able to run any Cydia jailbreak apps, and even some stock apps. It basically allows you to reboot away from your computer but with only limited use until you can get back to your computer and perform a normal tethered boot. To understand this you can see the video posted earlier, click here.

So it is not as good as the untethered but a better solution than the tethered and this is why.

Finally, The Tethered Jailbreak

This is the desirable type of jailbreak. With a tethered jailbreak you will be unable to reboot your device at all without doing a tethered boot, which you will need a computer that has RedSnow on it. This means that if you are out or away from your computer and for any reason you need to reboot your device, it will make it useless as you will not be able to access any applications until you get to your computer and preform a complete reboot.

We hope this has explained everything for you. If there are still any questions you can post them below and we will happily reply.

Via iDownloadblog


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