I know that some of you are eager to upgrade and jailbreak the latest iOS version, 7.1.1. But sadly only some of us can benefit from this, mainly because what I am going to present you is a jailbreak that will give you not tethered or untethered jailbreak but something in between. It is a semi untethered jailbreak only for a specific segment of the iDevice world, to be more exact this iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak is only for now for iPhone 4. This jailbreak tool is called GeekSn0w. Just like any previous tools this is quite easy to use but if you have second thoughts you can follow step by step this complete guide.
Step 1. In order to run GeekSn0w we will need to download and install some software like .NET Framework from Microsoft, JRE and JDK both the x86 versions.
Step 2. After installing the much needed software download GeekSn0w, before doing this some antivirus software may interfere with our process so in order to avoid any future problems it is best to deactivate your antivirus and firewall software.
Step 3. Run GeekSn0w with administrator privileges.
Step 4. Connect your iPhone using your USB data cable. If you don’t know what iPhone you have you should know that A1349 is iPhone 4 (CDMA model) and A1332 is iPhone 4 (GSM model). After connecting your phone hit the Jailbreak button in GeekSn0w.
Step 5. Now enter in DFU mode by pressing Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds where after this release the power button and continue pressing the Home button for another 10 seconds. On your iPhone there is no visual suggestion that you are in DFU mode, just a blank screen, but you will see in GeekSn0w that the jailbreaking procedure has started.
Step 6. Beside the message from the GeekSn0w that will flash on your screen after 1 minute you will see on your iPhone 4 the Apple logo. After another 1 minute you will see the recovery mode on your device and GeekSn0w will advise you to enter DFU mode. Follow again Step 5 to enter DFU so that the tool will continue with the jailbreaking procedure. You will see on your device the Apple logo again and then some text scrolling and then back at the Apple logo.
Step 7. Right about now you will have your iPhone booted. Unlock your screen and keep your device connected because the procedure did not finish. It will stay in the iOS for 2 minutes until it will reboot into recovery mode. In this time your device will download cydia.
Step 8. Once in recovery mode we need to get back in DFU mode by doing again Step 5. You will see that GeekSn0w continues the process.
Step 9. The screen will show again the scrolling text. This is a good sign because you will know that your iPhone is semi tethered again.
Step 10. Right now you should have a jailbroken iOS 7.1.1 and you can safely disconnect the USB data cable.
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