How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Untethered with Redsn0w

Dec 27, 2011 - 239 Comments

How to Use Untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1

The untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak has finally arrived, and it’s extremely easy to use. We’ll walk you through the process, but before proceeding make sure you meet the following requirements:

iPad 2 and iPhone 4S are not yet compatible due to their use of the A5 CPU, that is a currently a work in progress.

How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Using Redsn0w

This walkthrough is intended for those who are currently unjailbroken and using a stock iOS 5.0.1 installation. The instructions are the same for both Mac and Windows and for all iOS hardware:

  • Launch Redsn0w
  • Connect the iOS device to the computer and then turn it off
  • Launch Redsn0w and click on “Jailbreak”
  • Put your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into DFU mode: Hold the power button for 3 seconds, continue holding Power button and additionally hold the Home button for 10 seconds, release the Power button but continue to hold the Home button for another 15 seconds
  • Let redsn0w do it’s thing, make sure “Install Cydia” is checked, and let the jailbreak install

The iPhone, iPad, iPod touch will reboot and be jailbroken, find and launch Cydia to verify the jailbreak worked. The untethered solution is obviously much easier than the tethered options, there is no redsn0w boot assistance needed after the device turns on and off, and the installation is simplified as well. Enjoy the jailbreak.

Note for Windows users: be sure to run Redsn0w in Administrator mode, this can be done with a right-click.

Already jailbroken? Here is how to convert a tethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak into untethered with Corona, it’s very easy and doesn’t require redsn0w.


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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPad, iPhone


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  1. Kuda says:

    tryin to jailbreak my iPhone 4.I followed all steps tothe finish, now ther is just an appe showing on the phone screen… where did i go wrong? it won’t rebot

  2. syafickix says:

    actually i’m at 4.3 (ipod4g) already jailbroken using redsn0w. how do i upgrade the firmware to 5 using redsn0w as well??

  3. ConcernedFirstTimer says:

    So, this is my first time jailbreaking anything. I own a 4th gen with 5.0.1 and the jailbreak was going fine until the process switched to my Ipod. It did all the command actions on the black screen, and the pineapple showed up, and at approximately 1/6th of the bar in, it said “moving applications.” It sat there for a while not doing anything, so i pressed the home button to see what would happen. Eventually it rebooted, but without Cydia, and now im missing like half my applications. For example Safari, Mail, YouTube, Settings, Notes, and I have no idea what the F to do.

  4. altaf says:

    i did it wow…

  5. mann says:

    also i dun knw which version is it.i updated the latest version and my phone can i check my iOS?

  6. mann says:

    how long will it takes to identify the built..mine taking too longer :(

  7. dbdab 07 says:

    lol reading those comments about jailbreaking your device i stick 2 fingers up to those critics and installed absinthe truly awsome jailbreak for devices running the new ios 5.1.1 works a treat also downloads cydia and winterboard where i have downloaded an app called installous from cydia allows you to download any app for free so thats that lol

    • dbdab 07 says:

      you will have to unplug it from your pc or device your running it off and do the hard reset a few times

  8. FrankS says:

    ok i jailbroke my iPhone 4 with the newer redsn0w for 5.1 … now its stuck with the apple logo i cant restore it on itunes and dont know what to do now ….Help

  9. Lisa says:

    One more thing I forgot to mention above. I went into Redsn0w and was trying to try to recover or anything and all the “next” button’s where grayed out and wasn’t an option, as if my device was not hooked up. Although it was. I am pretty stupid at this stuff so don’t be too hard on me.

  10. Lisa says:

    Hey I am a newbie and need help. Idk if this is an easy fix or not. I got everything to work FINALLY. Cydia was installed and everything was fine. Me being the dumbass I am, I was curious and tried an app… Like I said I am a NEWBIE LOL!! Well I went into a reboot stage and then NOTHING!! Now my iPhone 4 won’t turn on. Now I am doing a restore from iTunes. Should I have done that? Whats the problem with it? It took me a few to understand how to get through the fingerprint error and finally got that down and it went smooth and pretty easy, but now I think I screwed myself!! :-( Thx in advance for any info!

  11. Julio says:

    i tryed to jailbreak my ipod.
    but when i was doing that thing when you click power off button, then home button, then realese power button.
    my ipod turned off. and it wont turn on any more what do i do?

    • dbdab 07 says:

      this is a common problem leads to hardware failure if done incorrectly simply do a hard reset holding home and power and also volume buttons all together for 30 seconds should solve any errors if not your hardware has been damaged

  12. doompickle says:

    Yay, finally my Ipod Touch 4th gen is jailbroken for the 3rd time :) I go back and forth alot lol

  13. pr!n[e says:

    hi there, i have an iPhone 4 (verizon ). would that jb work on it .

  14. qio says:

    HI, i have preserved my bb,2.10.04 and upgraded to ios 5.0.1, but i didnt jailbreak it , and i want to jailbreak it now, can i follow steps above to jailbreak it and preserve my baseband?

  15. ShReDdZ says:

    Um i cant find Cydia!!

  16. ShReDdZ says:

    Um i cant find Cydia!!

  17. jake says:

    What would you do if you have just bought a ferrari with the hoods welded so you cant see or customise the engine??? Well it seems like the same for APPLE boys like us!!!

  18. Braymeister says:

    Hey! I am trying to update my ipod to 5.0 or 5.0.1 but the 5.1 is available and i dont know how to update it to just 5.0.1 and need to for all my cydia downloading.

  19. rythums says:

    hey guys help me asap.. i jst jailbroke my fone n after everythng iz done it iz stuck on a window with usb sign waitin to b plugged into itunes az it comes on activating it..plz reply asap

  20. Arjay Carbungco says:

    thanks for the instructions.. this post saved my iphone :D

  21. Staticfire says:

    I am stuck on a screen that says, “Please wait while your build is being identified.” and then below that “Waiting for iPhone 4VZW.”

    There is also a status bar at the bottom that does not register any progress.

    This is the first time I’ve attempted to jailbreak my phone, so I don’t know what to expect. Should this screen stay up for more than 15 mins?

    • Staticfire says:

      Never mind, I got tired of waiting for a response, cancelled the dialog box, and re-started redsn0w.

      It worked beautifully! I am psyched to have a jailbroken iPhone! Thanks for writing this installation guide. Although redsn0w had a guide within their install dialog box, reading this beforehand made me much more comfortable taking the leap.

  22. regan says:

    hey i used this website to jailbreak my ipod this website worked now i have it jailbroken now its greatttt thanks!!!

  23. […] jailbroken yet, backup the iPhone and then proceed with Absinthe for iPhone 4S on iOS 5.0.1 or Redsn0w for iOS 5.0.1 on other iPhones and iPods. Dreamboard is then found as a free download in Cydia, so search for it and […]

  24. Yuan says:

    Is it possible to jailbreak my 4.3.1 ipod 2g with the 5.0.1 software? if not, please tell me some softwares that i can use. Thanks

  25. Tony says:

    Please help me

  26. Tony says:

    it dosen’s detect my ipod ios 5.0.1

  27. MW says:

    Hey evry1 when i click on extras like ur supposed 2 i want to select my ipsw or watever but int the redsn0w folder there is notin 2 select can any1 tell me what 2 select?

    • Jeremy says:

      I was having problems getting redsn0w to jailbreak my iPhone 4, I finally found the solution in some of the earlier comments above. I’ll re-post the info here for anyone having trouble. I am using Windows 7, by the way.

      Apple released the official 5.0.1 IPSW some time ago. Find it and download it. A Google search for [your iphone/ipod/ipad model] 5.0.1 IPSW should do the trick.

      Probably a good idea to make sure iTunes has backed up your phone before you do this, just in case.

      Once you have the 5.0.1 IPSW downloaded, open redsn0w and click on Extras. You need to “point” the program to the IPSW file by clicking Select IPSW. A browse window should open. Simply find wherever you downloaded it and select Open.

      Using the back button, navigate back to the previous screen where you can select the Jailbreak option. From there, let it do its thing and you should be good to go. Worked for me on the first try.

  28. kyle says:

    hey keeps saying it has a weird fingerprint?

  29. TK says:

    I have a Verizon iPhone 5.0.1 firmware and wanting to jailbreak with redsnow and it keeps freezing at the waiting for reboot screen can anyone help plz?!?

  30. […] Remember that retro iOS ’86 concept theme for iPhone that popped up recently? We were hoping it would become an iOS theme, and it has. To use the iOS 86 theme you’ll need to jailbreak your iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 5.0.1, here is how to do that with absinthe for iPhone 4S, or use redsn0w for jailbreaking other iOS 5 devices. […]

  31. Zach says:

    Jailbreaking is the smartest ting u could do for ur iOS device the problem I think I have is putting the iPod in DFU mode …

  32. Matt526 says:

    For the Iphone 3gs it works great
    had to download the ipsw here
    click on Extras then Select ipsw
    when asked if you phone is newer make sure you check this.

  33. Fab says:

    Hey guys.. The jailbreak thingy isn’t working.. It’s giving me ‘unexpected error’ after I release the power button .. What should I do? Help please..

  34. hakiem says:

    hey i followed all the steps at the end it said that the phone is jailbroken but cydia is white and i cant get on safari can someone help please and thank you

    • IFjan says:

      Try these 3 choices to fix the white Cydia icon after jailbreak:

      Open Redsn0w again and click on “Extras” then click on the “Just Boot” option to load Cydia


      Open CYDIA and tap Manage then tap Cydia installer, tap Modify, then tap Re-install


      Open CYDIA and tap on Changes then tap Refresh to update all packages

    • White Cydia says:

      Turn iPhone off then plug iPhone into the computer, open redsn0w, go to Extrasand Just boot. The iPhone will now boot, now launch Cydia and search for “corona” which is the untethered jailbreak and install it, then reboot again and Cydia is Brown again

  35. quinn says:

    Hello, I am trying to jailbreak a iTouch 4G 5.0.1 but when i try to do it it stops at waiting for reboot even though it already is, then I tried to do it with a Extras>IPSW and it says my IPSW for the Itouch 4G 5.0.1 is not compatible with this version of redsn0w. Ive tried redsn0w b3 and b5.

    Please Help!!!!!

  36. Romeo says:

    I have an older iPad 1 jailbroken untehered with redsnow, but can’t get iBooks to work.

    Tried deleting and reinstalling.

    Tried cydia ibooks2 fix.

    I wanted to re-jailbreak …… but I have spent hours organizing folders etc and don’t won’t to lose them.

    Any hep would be appreciated!

  37. Casper says:

    I am trying to jailbreak for the first time but for some reason when I run redsn0w it crashes. anyone have an idea on what I am not doing correctly.
    BTW: it is a iPhone 3GS and just updated it to iOS 5.

  38. Scott Johnson says:

    My jb worked fine but cydia, ifiles and several other apps don’t show up on the springboard. I know they are their since they come up in a search.

  39. akshat says:

    hi! i have an ipod touch 4g and i want to know that when i jailbreak will all my apps&data be deleted ?????????//

    • Reveler says:

      Well, definitely not.. all your data and apps would be in ur pod… but do follow the steps carefully, I jailbroke my iPod 4g (iOS 4.3.3) using Limera1n successfully.. Just updated to iOS5 and planning to jailbreak again.. :)

      Also download iFunbox for installing apps downloaded from apptrackr..

      Happy Jailbreaking!

  40. […] available for your hardware. If you are determined to proceed on the cutting edge of jailbreaking, learn how to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with redsn0w, which is now untethered but took a while to be released. For future reference, most people are […]

  41. Siwy says:

    Elo I try It to jail my Iphone, but it stops at reboot, it is possible tha my I4 is broken??

  42. biggie smoke says:

    help…redsnow freezes at patching kernal..wat do i do…plzzzzzz help me

  43. Joey says:

    i have the ipod touch 4th gen with ios 5.0.1 everytime i try and jailbreak it using redsn0w it gets to the waiting for reboot step. my ipod turns on but the step dosent continue. can someone tell me whats wrong please and how i can continue to jailbreak my ipod. its getting really annoying

  44. Kai says:

    Well the phone works again….but still not reading my SIM card…

  45. ichi says:


  46. Aki says:

    i am having iphone 4 in ios 5.0.1 and whenever i try to jailbreak it using redsn0w 0.9.10b2 it stucks on patching kernel and then suddenly a dialog box appears and it says redsn0w has stopped working ????
    help me ??? what should i do

  47. GRGY says:

    Will this work with my very old ipod touch 2nd gen?

  48. byrdy says:

    i jailbreaked my iphone 4 5.0.1 but wen i go into cydia
    sources – edit – add it wount let me add installer and it wont get me search aswell why is that ???

  49. Jay says:

    I jailbreaked my iphone 4 cdma but i dont see cydia??

  50. Maribel says:

    Itunes says that the card inserted does not appears to be supported

  51. Maribel says:

    After jailbreaking the phone works well with it original sim card (Telcel Mexico) but not with the sim that I have from telefonica Movistar Mexico. What should I dod?

    • Sr says:

      Jailbreaking isn’t an unlock

    • Wiclies says:

      Hi Maribel.

      I successfully unlocked my Telcel iphone. You have already jailbreak it, now you have to unlockit.

      I don’t remember the exact procedure, but visit from your iphone using Safari or Cydia

      (Mi iPhone es 3G de Telcel, y llevo casi un año usandolo en el extranjero)

  52. Michael says:

    Hi does anybody Knows if redsnow is working also for iphone 4s?

  53. […] Again, this is for A5 CPU hardware only, other devices can jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with Redsn0w. […]

  54. Porkman says:

    People who say negative comments about Jailbreaking are those who don’t know how to Jailbreak or are just too afraid to Jailbreak because they are noobs..

  55. […] is simple enough, all that is required is to download and run Redsn0w 0.9.10b4 over an existing iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak to apply the […]

  56. vairesh says:

    please you gotta help me, i have a iphone 4 ios 5.0.1 whenever i try using redsn0w 0.9.10b3 it keeps getting stuck at preparing jailbreak data and then redsn0w would say it has stopped working i tried using custom ipsw but no success also no activity goes on the iphone nothing shows on the scree when this problem happens

  57. sY says:

    after i click install cydia and the application show up waiting for reboot. thn i stuck there d. its a auto reboot or manual reboot?

  58. Lou says:

    Ok I jail broke my iphone 4 but not sure how to down load android apps like mr numbers and things like that. I have a friend who has a jailbroke iphone 4 and he can get it when I go to the app store they want my apple info How do i get free stuff. Can some one please help. Thanks guys

  59. Sarah says:

    When i enter DFU mode it just keeps saying unexpected error. I dont understand, i am doing everything right, my phones up to date, my computer has the right software. what am i doing wrong?

  60. Gary says:

    Ok, so i know you are probably really all getting sick to death of the questions, but, i have to ask… I just got an IPhone 4 today, and want to jailbreak it, i did everything the above said, and it seemed to work at first, but when it got to the waiting for boot it never did… Even after i did the manual IPSW, Please help?

  61. kinglou says:

    I jail broke my iphone 4 and my sons 2nd gen touch. How do I get installous on them/ My son says we need it to down load games. Thanks for your help

  62. Hossein says:

    Can i jailbreak iPhone4s with redsn0w?!?!?

  63. hasib says:

    it works with my iphone 4 os 5.0.1….. thnx man

  64. Zinc says:

    help i got a problem when i use “redsn0w_win_0.9.10b2” and i click install jailbreak it just stops working and exits it goes to “Redsnow has stopped workng Windows is checking a solution” or something like that

  65. zendalz says:

    i have problem when doing jb… when i pres select IPSW.. it says your os not supported with redsnow…
    my os already 5.01..
    can somebody help me.. thank u..

  66. Zeeya says:

    Hey all.
    Need some help, Untether. JB ios 5.0.1 on iPhone 4 (gms), currently not JB…
    Using redsnow 0.9.10b3 (currently latest version), and selecting the ipsw be4 trying 2 JB, when i get it 2 DFU mode and the “JB’ing starts”, it get stock on “exploiting with limerain” and the phone just turns on again (after being turned off for the JB and trying 2 enter DFU mode), and no JB on my phone…
    Pls help some1, if u got some prob, or know whats wrong…

    • Zeeya says:

      I’ve now tried JB another iPhone4 gms 5.0.1, with same redsnow version and same ipsw, and this jailbreak’d fine… But then the phone-funktion is bugged… Can’t hear anything doing calls, and others can’t hear me…
      Also sometimes when trying to end a call it just puts it in standby, (like if i hit the home-button) and even if i close it in multitasking it doesn’t end the call…

      But it still can’t jailbreak the other phone…
      Help pls, Thx!

  67. jesse says:

    remember guys if your stuck on the itunes logo when rebooting on rednow, just goto “extras” then “recovery fix” to get out of the restoring process.

  68. dave says:

    Hey all, Just wanted to say two things. First with anything related to jailbreaking…. you have an issue? Stop searching Yahoo Answers and Googling knock-off sites. Go to the source, namely Cydia help for your answers. This jailbreak works fine for unbroken iPhone4, the problem is that most sites don’t tell you that the first step is to open redsn0w and click on “extras”, select your ipsw, and LOAD THE IPSW INTO redsn0w. THEN you continue with the instructions they give (which is clicking jailbreak, selecting Cydia, and continuing. Without that step, you will be stuck with the waiting to reboot issue and your phone will not be jailbroken.

  69. Earl says:

    Hi! I want to know if after Jailbreak I can return my iPhone 4 to previous state like it was not jail broken. This is just in case something went wrong or I don’t want to use anymore the jail broken OS. BIG BIG THANKS!
    I also inform you that my iPhone is not LOCK PROVIDER; I can free use any GSM networks. The only thing I want to Jailbreak because I am angry to apple there are some previous software on Apps that are not anymore supported due to some insane reasons.

  70. Adrian Rivera says:

    hey whats up? tell me what i need to use when i want to jailbreak ipod touch IOS 5? please help me..! thank you!

  71. gubba gubba says:

    go Adrian… you from Chicago?

  72. Adrian Rivera says:

    hey! i have the latest version of ipod touch. what i .IPSW i needed to use? please help! Thank you !!..

  73. claire says:

    hi went to jailbreak and when puting my phone in dfu mode it tuened off and it wont come back on can anyone help pleaseeeee

  74. mackdeezy says:

    hey, im on 4.2.1 jb on iphone 4. if i update to 5.0.1 that unjailbreaks it, right?

    • NTa says:

      restoring the iPhone will unjailbreak it

      • Mackdeezy says:

        So how should i go about it? Install 5.0.1 over it or what? Just trying to make sure

        • nta says:

          Unjailbreak by restoring first, then update to iOS 5.0.1, then jailbreak again with this version of redsnow

          • mackdeezy says:

            Thanks, however stupid me made the mistake of hitting UPDATE instead of restore, ios 5 came up but it acted funny….. then it went to hell when i tried jb, semi-brick…. good news is that im not a techno noob znd im in the process of restoring my phone

  75. Jawad says:

    Hi!, Can I use redsnow latest release to jailbreak IOS 4.3.5 or I need something else. Please help.

  76. Rafi says:

    My iPod is FROZEN on boot logos, I can try dfu , and then goes back to a logo , and never goes past it, I’ve tried hard resetting it, doesnt let me . Someone please help.. Redsn0w never failed me before, whats up ?

    • ShadowaneM says:

      i have the same problem, i finish everystep and then i get to boot logo for redsnow, however as soon as it gets to it it stays there for easily a HOUR, then goes to normal boot mode, no cydia, not jailbreak just a regular dumb iphone

  77. […] is the same developer who uncovered the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 that was released in a variety of popular jailbreak tools, including redsn0w, PwnageTool, and […]

  78. PAKO says:

    Anyone has any ifo about unlocking 05.16.05-6.4_M3S2 ?
    ios5.01 ?
    Ultrasn0w won’t work at all.. phone keep searching …
    thanks !!!!!

  79. iPhone user says:

    I’m facing d same problem too!!! I selected d ipsw but in d end it keep telling me exploit failed! Zzzz

  80. matt says:

    I tried jailbreaking my 3gs and i get not identifying data fetched so i try pointing to the firmware and then i get exploit failed? any ideas ?

  81. […] Only need a jailbreak? If you don’t need a carrier unlock, use this guide to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 untethered with redsn0w, it’s faster and doesn’t include the baseband […]

  82. Adam says:

    Looks like there are a few trolls on this site. The new jailbreak works just fine and is safe.

  83. Mahmud says:

    i think you guys shouldnt have itunes opened when you try to jailbreak it.
    might help, also, can you unlock baseband 05.16.05-6.4_M3S2?
    ——->thanks in advance.

  84. Kristine says:

    After I followed your procedures here for my friend’s iPod, it worked but when I was going to do this for my phone, the Cydia icon is just white. :|

  85. ok wtf says:

    redsn0w just stays at waiting for reboot.what do i do.Redsn0w 0.9.10b2

    • can says:

      Restore and rejailbreak with redsn0w

      • Jake says:


        Please give instructions on how to “restore”. Do you mean enter the DSU mode and when ITunes comes up, click on the restore in ITunes??????
        Then, enter DSU again, after ITunes opens, minimize it and click “Jailbreak” again????????

  86. daniel says:

    what do u mean by hybrid config?? i wanna clarify all dis b4 jailbreakin…

  87. Benji says:

    Will this work for the 3g?

  88. Mark says:

    I have successfully jailbroken my iPhone 4 5.0.1, my question is, i just bought a new iMac and the iTunes is to old to sync with 5.0.1 (10.4.1)will there be any problems if i update (10.5.2) the iTunes?

  89. […] Nothing else is different about this release, it continues to be an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3rd & 4th gen, and iPad 1. If you’re not sure what to do, read our guide to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 untethered using Redsn0w. […]

  90. rahid says:

    “If auto-detection fails and redsn0w tells you no identifying data was found, you can always pre-select the appropriate 5.0.1 IPSW using “Extras->Select IPSW”.”

    From the dev team! it works if you hae the error

  91. Charisse says:

    Where can I find the IPSW file from? Are you referring to one that’s already on my computer, or should I download it from somewhere?

  92. Makuwala says:

    Dear Techis,

    I have Iphone 4G and installed tethered jail break IOS 5.0.1 from redsnow, now I am trying to install unteathered jail break but at the time of completing the first stage it gives error, could anyone please help me out.


  93. Demon says:

    why after updateing to iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore my iPhone say that i have IOS 5.0?

  94. cisco says:

    SalT right on!
    it worked thanks a bunch!!

  95. SalT says:

    Yo must first go to extra select ipsw and them do the jailbreak

  96. Jordan says:

    Well the jailbreak works great, the problem that I ran into is that after the jailbreak I download ultrasnow through cydia but it still won’t recognize that I have my T-mobile sim card in and in the “about” menu it says “no sim.” Any suggestions?

  97. Christopher says:

    Can you give us a download link to (what looks to be) that beautiful wallpaper of yours? PLEASE!!

  98. wendigox says:

    Hi… Is it posible to downgrade now an Iphone 4 with Baseband 04.11.08 to 04.10.01 with this jailbreak?


  99. Charisse says:

    Hi! I have an iPhone 4 with Verizon running 5.0.1, everything works fine until I get to the step where it says “Waiting to Reboot”, it reboots fine, but doesn’t finish the jailbreak. Keeps getting stuck here. Any ideas?

    • 671 says:

      Download and save the ipsw file. Then you must first go to extras and specify the ipsw file and then go back to start the jailbreak process. I too had a difficult time, as this was not included in the guide, but after multiple restores and I tried this and it worked out.

      Hope this helps…

  100. ambriss says:

    my installous is giving api error permission dinied..

  101. raggs023 says:

    Hey guys, some help here? I just Jailbroken my iPhone4 with the untethered 5.0.1 version. But the Cydia app crashed when I try to search or add sources… HELP PLEASE!!!! THANKS!!

  102. i3gs says:

    Do I still need to download ios 5.0.1? My iPhone 3gs is already at 5.0.1. Some sites are saying you need to download a stock firmwarer(ios 5.0.1) as a requirement. Thanks!

  103. loong29 says:

    same problem here too.. Keep on restart with apple logo. Hope this problem can solve today. Luckily i kept my old nokia phone to save my life

  104. MFC says:

    Mine will not jailbreak, after uploading 2nd stage redsnow says waiting for reboot and my phone boots normal, same thing when I try tethered too. please help. Verizon Iphone 4

    • Charisse says:

      Same exact things is happening to me! I wonder whats going on!

      • francis says:

        Before clicking on Jailbreak in Redsn0w, click on ‘Extras’ first and click on ‘Select IPSW’ to manually select the 5.0.1 firmware. Once that is done, try to perform the jailbreak. It should work

        • Felix says:

          Same problem for me. Keeps in apple logo loop.
          I already manually selected IPSW 5.0.1
          I am now trying to restore to Apple original 5.0.1 firmware but iTunes do not recognize iPhone 4.

          • Nick says:

            The best way, in my opinion, is to download redsn0w, open the program, click extras, then just boot. Follow the instructions, and your iOS device should run fine. Hope this helps!

            And from now on, don’t restart the iPod with sleep button, or let it run dry, if this happens, do these instructions again. If you must restart, Go to cydia, and download winter board. Now, if you need to restart, run application, turn summer board mode off then back on, and click respring in the top right corner. This will do the trick:)
            Hope this helps.

          • Milan says:

            I was having the same problem, but fixed it by ending all services/processes related to itunes (Bonjour and Ipod Service or something like that), downloading the 5.0.1 firmware (just google it), going to extras, and then manually selecting the downloaded firmware.

        • Jannes says:

          Thanks! This worked! Finally!
          I was intensely looking for this for about a week now!
          x1000 thanks!

  105. slay says:

    after jailbreak my iphone4, i’m stuck on boot screen. apple logo keep refreshing there. few second showing apple logo and then black screen for a secong and back with apple logo.. help me!

    • kouji says:

      I’m having the same problem. Anyone know how to fix this?

    • Nick says:

      The best way, in my opinion, is to download redsn0w, open the program, click extras, then just boot. Follow the instructions, and your iOS device should run fine. Hope this helps!

      And from now on, don’t restart the iPod with sleep button, or let it run dry, if this happens, do these instructions again. If you must restart, Go to cydia, and download winter board. Now, if you need to restart, run application, turn summer board mode off then back on, and click respring in the top right corner. This will do the trick:)
      Hope this helps!

      • inwahs says:

        it didn’t work, my phone not jailbroken.. and i tried restoring to ipsw 4.3.3 using itunes i got error 3194 and i fix using tinyumbrella and editing the host but still i have this error.. need your help.. tnx! same problem..

  106. iGMX says:

    I’m getting the “Exploit failed” error on my end, using 10.7 + iPad 1.

  107. […] Update: An untethered version is now available, here is our guide: How to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 untethered with redsn0w. […]

  108. shibs says:

    i can’t do it w/ my itouch4g everytime i try it.. an critical error always occurs :( can some one help me

  109. Kaely says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! This worked like a charm.

  110. Rus says:

    Hi People
    Can somebody help me with jailbreak
    the redsnow just keeps staying on “waiting for reboot” part, even though my ipod touch 4g is already turn on.
    I did everything by instruction couple of times but no luck.

  111. […] Here is a guide on how to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 untethered with redsn0w stLight.options({ publisher:'fe5e0a84-1fac-40de-8014-9f89fc1cbe6a' […]

  112. apu says:

    Hmm good comment

  113. honeys says:


    will this work with iphone 3gs iOS 5.0.1 with the 05.16.05-6.4_M3S2 installed baseband?

    • TnT says:

      “Some of you are using a hybrid 5.0/5.0.1 configuration. If so, do not attempt to install this untether over that setup! You will most likely get into a reboot cycle. Do a sync and fresh restore to 5.0.1 then install the jailbreak + untether.”

      That is from the Dev Teama

  114. Joe says:

    Jailbreaks are inherently unsafe. Look, folks, either you embrace open source software like Linux or you accept the limitations of closed source. Trying to jailbreak or pirate closed-source software is stupid. It’s a temporary cheat that does not win you anything, because you are putting trust in hackers who think you are a sucker.

    • A Mangy says:

      Don’t you have a bridge or rock to crawl under? Do what you want to your equipment and let others do the same. Opinions are like bathrooms. Everybody has one.

      • John Doe says:

        ^ [+1]

      • Reggie says:

        So you’re angry because somebody told you not to scam and steal? Wow, I had no idea this site was frequented by the criminal class.

        • Idoits says:

          Jailbreaking is not stealing fyi.

        • jonah says:

          Look man, why the heck are you even on this site if you think jailbreaking is a scam? Go waste your time elsewhere.

          • Bomber says:

            Seriously, if you don’t know what Jailbreak is then why be on here?? The only thing Jailbreaking does is allow you to do all the things to your phone that Apple, for some crazy ass reason, doesn’t want you to be able to change, like font, font color, icons, themes, all that good stuff. You don’t use Jailbreak to steal credit card information or some crap you moron. You use it to customize your phone that you paid so much money for but are not allowed to change in any way for some retarded reason. Learn before you speak you freaking douche.

          • Jim Corkery says:

            The “Some Retarded Reason” makes sense if you read Steve Jobs’ Biography. He certainly was a control freak, and he did lock it down for a great business reason. I’m not saying don’t pull the cover off, and make it your own, but if you read the book, you’ll understand the “Some retarded reason”. You certainly won’t agree with it, but will understand it.

        • Josh says:

          Well you just must be pretty f’ing retarded, huh? Jailbreaking is not illegal, since it was made legal by a US court 2 years ago. It is not scam, because it doesn’t do any harm to anyone else (except yourself, if you do things wrong), and it is in no way “stealing”. You are confusing jailbreaking with PIRATING APPLICATIONS. Stupid motherf’er, do some research before embarrassing yourself.

      • Trenton says:

        My iPod touch just crashed when I tried to jailbreak and now my device won’t turn on

    • SaxDaddy says:

      Thanks very much for your opinion. Hey guess what, if you’re on this page you probably WANT to jb your device. And if you do, “caveat emptor” is always implied. So STFU and go on your way. If you want to post opinion, save it for FB.

    • andro000 says:

      I paid for the damn thing!
      I will do what ever I want with the damn thing!

    • fatcom4 says:

      Either you’re quite a good troll (If so, congratulations) or just that you’re annoyed by people’s opinions. If the latter, it’s okay to have an opinion, but expressing it in such a matter is only making you look stupid.

    • Zach says:

      Please just go hide in the closet. Jailbreaking is completely legal and safe.

    • Bella says:

      Just did it and LOOOOOOOOOOOVE the hell out of it!

      • nick says:

        i downloaded everything and got to the screen where it says waiting to reboot…well my ipod reboots and doesnt get cydia or anything what should i do about it??

        • emma says:

          I have this exact same problem… Anyone know what to do?

        • Juzz says:

          Same here but i hot 5.1 it came out on th seventh of march. I tried to jail break but when it reboots it doesn’t have cydia and on my pc it just says waiting to reboot while my f’ing iPod is already turned on

          • dont update to 5.1 says:

            dont upgrade to 5.1 this is apple doing so you cant jailbreak your device. the only jailbreak available right now is upto 5.0.1 if you upgrade you have to wait couple of months for the jailbreak software. hope this helps.

          • same prob here but... says:

            i got the same prob. .except i got iOS 5.0.1 and i didn’t upgrade to iOS 5.1.. wtf? anyone could help me?

        • galleon says:

          You have possibly jailbroke your appliance using tethered, you need to look for an untethered version. Hope the answer is of help.

    • Salah Al-Din says:

      do you know that Apple closed the ability to have Personal Hotspot via WiFi in iPhone 3GS and the only way to have is through an app that is blocked by Apple.

    • Scott Johnson says:

      I jailbreak my itouch everytime a new ios comes out and have never had a problem… butthead. Let me guess that you have never jb a device and have no clue about the benefits.

    • yousuck says:

      then why do they continue to post it for free i can under stand if they tried to make people pay for the jail break then it could be a scamming project but my ipod has not had any problems with the jail breaks they post on redsn0w

    • Justin says:

      I am currently having troubles with my ipod touch. It got all the way past the jail breaking stage where the picture of the running pineapple shows and it is doing things there. Now it is trying to restart and it is stuck on the apple, what do I do?
      Please help!

    • chris says:

      whu cant i download redsnow? it doesnt want to load. what do i do?

    • me and you says:

      Blimey… Joe I would advise you to go back to Apple and sit in the corner and shift paper around for the rest of your lonely life.

    • naryco says:

      its funny how uneducated you are about this…how can sum1 be so damn stupid! research you stupid f*ck!

    • naryco says:

      and it does win you sh*t…how does getting everything on the app store for free sound? (with installous) you could get a free gf app…trust me you my friend will need it! troll!

    • Joe says:

      I agree Joe

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