Sat. May 28th, 2022

How To Jailbreak iOS 5 / 5.0.1 With Redsn0w (Universal Guide)

As we promised to make an Universal guide for this Redsn0w Tool from long time ago. We were waiting for the perfect time and the perfect Jailbreak in order to come up with a guide. So today we got the perfect time and perfect Jailbreak. Today the Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 arrived from no where with a great surprise. The release of the Jailbreak was totally a surprise to all of us, as we expected the jailbreak to arrive on 25th December. It looks like the Dev’s might be enjoying their holidays on that day.

After the full enjoyment of their holidays they made the Jailbreak dream come true for most of the people who were waiting for the Jailbreak for along time ago. The Untethered Jailbreak is only for iPad 1, iPhone 4, iPod 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod 3. Still, there is no luck for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S users on iOS 5 and above.

The only problem with the jailbreak for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S is that they both got the same processor which is not yet vulnerable to Limera1n Exploit. The l1mera1n exploit was founded by GeoHotz on iOS 4.1 for A4 iDevices. The exploit PWNED the A4 iDevices for life. The limera1n exploit was basically a Bootrom exploit.

So till now there is no luck for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S users because no exploit has been found to exploit the hardware yet. The only problem is of injection of  the exploits in the hardware. Any ways, Pod2g is on the works and he will come up with something sooner or later.

Before we proceed on with the guide, I would to tell you that this Jailbreak is only for iOS 5.0.1 and not for iOS 5.0. So you are adviced to update to iOS 5.0.1 before you proceed on.

Why This is A Universal Guide?

The reason that we are making this a universal guide is because this is the Update of Redsn0w which will be carried out for iOS 5.x.x. The version will be updated from time to time but the procedure will remain the same through out the iOS 5.x.x. The changes will made internally like some new features or so and nothing externally would be changed like look or so for Redsn0w.

Will The Guide be Complicated?

The guide won’t be complicated because this is an Universal Guide and it is for Noobs specially. It is for those also who are new in this field. So we made this guide as simple as we could.

So the next step is to follow the steps below and be Jailbroken untethered on iOS 5.0.1.

Steps to Follow:

Step 1:

Download the following files.

Download Redsn0w 0.9.9b10b3  (Direct Link)

Download iTunes 10.5.2 (Direct Link)

Download iOS 5.0.1 for iDevices (Direct Link)

Step 2:

Once you have downloaded the above files, then install iTunes on your PC/MAC. Once you have installed iTunes on your PC/MAC, then prepare to install iOS 5.0.1 on your iDevice.

Step 3:

This is an important step for those who rely on an Unlock and are using Gevey SIM or are on old baseband of iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS which is (1.59.00 and 5.13.02). You need to preserve your baseband in order to gain the Unlock in future. If you update directly via iTunes, you will loose your Unlock. To preserve the baseband we got Sn0wbreeze and Redsn0w. We were using Sn0wbreeze from before and Redsn0w just came into Baseband preservation business.

No doubt, that Sn0wbreeze is old and easy to use. Most of you might not be aware of this Redsn0w new feature. This feature also works the same way like Sn0wbreeze does.

How To preserve Baseband With Redsn0w:

We are presuming that you must have downloaded the Redsnow till now the iOS 5.0.1 IPSW till now. You must be ready to proceed on.

Now open the Redsn0w file that you downloaded.

Untetehred jailbreak

Once the Redsn0w is opened, you will see two options.



We have to go to Extras section in order to preserve the baseband.

Untetehred Jailbreak

Over here in Extras, you will see variety of options, you don’t have to go into any other option than CUSTOM IPSW one.

Now navigate to CUSTOM IPSW and it will ask you for the firmware.

Now browse for the firmware of your iDevice which you downloaded earlier.

Once you have selected the IPSW, the process will start on in Redsn0w.

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Once the process is done, it will show you a message like below:

The CUSTOM IPSW will be created in the same location where you got the firmware.

Step 4:

What should People With Factory Unlocked iDevices Should Do?

They should go to the next step and skip this one. To preserve the baseband is not necessary for you people. You are unlocked for life and can update to any iOS officially. This is only for people who rely on an unlock.

How To restore on CUSTOM IPSW?

The method is simple and easy.

In the previous step we created the CUSTOM IPSW with Redsn0w. The custom firmware must be located in the folder where you have downloaded your Firmware.

The name of the CUSTOM FIRMWARE  must be like this:

**The name must be different because the firmware is made according to your IPSW.

Now you must got the CUSTOM IPSW with you.

Now connwct your iDevice and put it into PWNED DFU Mode.The PWNED DFU Mode is in the same location.

Extras>PWNED DFU Mode:

Untetehred Jailbreak

Once the Device is in PWNED DFU mode, it will show you a message like below:

Once you have received this message, Now it is time to make a restore.

Close Redsn0w and open iTunes.

When you will open iTunes you will see a message like this:

Just press ok and proceed on.

Now press CTRL+Restore for Windows. Option (ALT)+Restore for MAC.

Now it will ask you to browse for the IPSW on which you want to restore.

Don’t forget to select the CUSTOM IPSW which you just made. If you select the orignal one , you will be locked again. So don’t select the orignal IPSW. Just select the CUSTOM IPSW.

Once you have selected the CUSTOM IPSW, your process will start without any errors.

Once the Process is done, you will get a message saying that the Device has been successfully restored.

Step 5:

How Do I Activate (Hacktivate) my iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS Without Official SIM Card? And Perform The Jailbreak?

To activate without the official SIM Card, you need to Jailbreak your IDevice which hacktivates your IDevice and installs Cydia on your IDevice. Hacktivation is only sued for IPhone 3GS and IPhone 4 users. People who own iPod and iPad should follow the steps for Jailbreak.

Now connect your iDevice with PC / MAC and open Redsn0w’s latest version:

This time you need to go into Jailbreak section

Once you are in jailbreak section, it will ask you to enter your iDevice into DFU Mode by following the steps or do it manually, if you know the steps.

You have to put the iDevice into DFU Mode. It is up to you whether you do it manually or follow the steps with Redsn0w.

Once your IDevice is in DFU Mode, Redsn0w will recognize your iDevice with the firmware installed in it.

Once your IDevice is recognized as iPod or iPhone or iPad, The work will start automatically in Redsn0w. It will start to prepare the Jailbreak data for your IDeivce.

Once the above processing is done, you will be navigated to the next screen.

At this screen you will be asked to install Cydia and what ever you want like MT-Gestures for your iPhone, IPod, iPad.

Once you have selected the Features, then proceed next. Now the Jailbreaking would start on your Device. Just sit back and relax.

When the process is done, it will show the message as shown below.

Now rest of the method will take place on your iDevice.

Step 6:

When all the steps are done and your iDevice boots up back, you will be successfully Untethered Jailbroken on iOS 5.0.1.

Now open Cydia and enjoy.

We hope that this noob’s guide helped you out in Jailbreaking Untethered on iOS 5.0.1.This is a universal guide which is for both Windows and MAC. The procedure will be the same.

If you got any suggestions regarding this guide, So feel free to comment below and let us know.