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    Ok, so I saw today this thing about a semi-tether jailbreak option, and I was wondering if anybody here knows anything more about it?
    My questions are about how this works with certain apps. First off, how does the semi-tether state affect apps like Facebook, Twitter, myYearbook, and others that use internet besides Safari and Mail? I know that many internet apps call another process to view webpages(UIWebView, or something like that?), and I am not clear on whether this is considered part of Safari, and thus affected by semi-tether state or not.
    Also, seeing as jailbreak tweaks, and specifically any jailbreak tweaks related to notification center or also things like SBSettings, cannot be used, and such mentioned jailbreak tweaks supposedly cause a respring loop, how does one goes about deactivating such tweaks before or once in semi-tethered state? Are they automatically deactivated? Or the way I read it, if they are even installed on the device, and one attempts to boot the device to semi-tethered state, then the device will go to this respring loop? Thus effectively, this semi-tethered state is not functional, therefore the device is effectively NOT a semi-tethered jailbroken device, and still just a tethered jailbreak?
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    Ok, so, since I started this thread, there have been a few updates to the semi-tether package, and now, supposedly, notifications center and SBSettings plugins are not a problem, whether they ever were, or not, in tethered-mode, anyhow. So, I decided to go ahead and take the plunge, and I upgraded to iOS 5, and jailbroke using RedmondPie's guide:
    Jailbreak iOS 5 On iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPod touch Using Redsn0w 0.9.9b5 [Final Version How-To Video Tutorial] | Redmond Pie


    And then to install semi-tether, this guide is available(this is simple, straightforward, and easy):
    Jailbreak iOS 5 Semi-Untethered On iPhone, iPad, iPod touch [How To] | Redmond Pie


    Note that this guide is really simple, basic, and easy, basically says, jailbreak, add the following cydia repo:
    http://thebigboss.org/semitether
    install the semi-tether package, and reboot tethered. Personally, with having that repo address, I would not need the guide at all, but for anyone else reading this, if you need to step-by-step guide to spell everything out, OR if you are having ANY trouble at all completing this, then refer to the guide. Btw, the jailbreak guide is not video only, even though that is the title of the page.
    So, now, successfully semi-tethered jailbroken, and it works great! For the record, iTunes syncing is working fine(just finished syncing as I wrote this), and the fix for Safari, as I understand, is to remove sandboxing restrictions on Safari, and then it works in both tethered-jailbreak and non-jailbreak modes. This, however, is removing some security protections in place. Not a GREAT fix, but it is A fix, and I imagine it will get fixed better soon.
    After all this, I have installed several notifications center tweaks, and have had no problems, even in semi-tether mode(also referred to as non-jailbreak mode). Well, then I installed SBSettings, which also installed Activator, and other packages to which SBSettings is dependent. Worked fine for about a day, but then I could only get my phone into either Mobile Substrate Safe Mode or into non-jailbreak mode. Whether SBSettings was the problem, the problem was only fixed after uninstalling SBSettings. So, just a word of caution, be careful with SBSettings on iOS 5!
    Last edited by sailor0703; 11-08-2011 at 01:13 AM.
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