How to Semi-Tethered Jailbreak iPhone 4 Running iOS 7.1.1: GeekSnOw

Maybe an untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 doesn’t exist, but there are still semi-tethered solutions. Using the GeekSnOw tool allows you to reboot your device away from your computer so you can at least run some of your apps.

This iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak download has become very high in demand. Those Apple users with iPads and iPhones running the latest iOS operating system have not had Cydia for a long time. Although you’re in luck if you happen to be running on legacy hardware, in particular the iPhone 4. Apple’s initial all glass device can be jailbroken regardless of which iOS version it’s running, because the device uses the A4 chipset. Because of this, GeekSnOw’s tool can successfully unlock your iPhone 4. Most tethered options need you to be attached to a computer to restart, however semi-tethered lets you reboot and run only some of your apps; remembering that not all tweaks and apps work with the untethered iOS 7 jailbreaks. Yes, you’ll have to attach to your computer when restarting in order to use all your apps, but many will find this trade-off worth it.

Don’t forget that the GeekSnOw tool for iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak also works for the iPhone 4. There is a beta available for Mac, but this tool runs on Windows. Since Windows is the stable version, we’ll cover this one. Using the Mac version of the jailbreak should be very similar to that of Windows. So let’s start!

Start Semi-Tethered Jailbreak on iPhone 4 – iOS 7.1.1

  1. Don’t forget to BACK UP! – This will always be the first step and you absolutely must remember this;
  2. Now open the downloaded file from GeekSnOw and run as administrator;
  3. Put your iPhone into DFU mode at this point. For ten seconds hold the Sleep/Wake button and Home button. When the 10 seconds have passed, release the Sleep/Wake button, then continue holding the Home button for a further 10 seconds. You’ll see a black screen, however a progress bar will begin to move on your computer;
  4. Leave you device connected, and wait – GeekSnOw will ask that you again put your phone in DFU mode;
  5. Once you’ve done this, the progress bar will continue;
  6. Now you should see scrolling white text on your device; then your device will move to rebooting. Once this has completed, unlock your device and let it remain on the home screen. On your computer the progress bar will start moving and your device will again reboot;
  7. After the iPhone enters Recovery mode you’ll be asked to enter DFU mode again. Because most of you guys are professionals at this now I probably don’t have to remind you how to do this. Continue watching as the progress bar moves forward;
  8. Now that your iPhone is booted, you should have Cydia on your device. That’s it!

When you open Cydia you should see a ‘Preparing Filesystem‘ screen. Give it time to do what it needs to do.

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