Jailbreak iOS 5 Final on iPhone and iPod Touch using Redsn0w

by admin on October 13, 2011

As you know Apple released iOS 5, the fifth version of the operating system dedicated iDevice. Following the tradition, iOS GM build was released last week to developer, and  final version released this evening in iTunes for all users. You may remember last week we published a how to guide to jailbreak iOS 5 GM build, since we are talking about the same build, the solution made ​​by Dev Team jailbreak is still functional for users but implements a tethered jailbreak.


Note : Redsn0w jailbreak is based on limera1n exploit and is compatible with: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G. iPhone unlocker stay away at the moment.

Download :

Download redsn0w 0.9.9 beta 4 here:  WindowsMac OS X

Download iOS 5 for your iDevice  here

Download iTunes 10.5 here

Instructions :

Step 1 :

Download redsn0w 0.9.9 beta 4, iOS 5 and iTunes 10.5 from above said links.

Step 2 :

Connect your iDevice with PC/Mac. Go to the folder where you downloaded redsn0w, Launch Redsn0w, click Extras, then Select IPSW and select the iOS 5 ipsw and click Next. Redsn0w will implement and exploit the next step.

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Note Win 7 user : Right-click the Redsn0w executable >> select Properties >> open new menu >> go to Compatibility >> check Run this program in compatibility mode for then select Windows XP >> click Apply >> then OK.

Step 3 :

After selecting the correct IPSW’s hit the Back button to return to the main menu.

Step 4 :

Now select jailbreak and follow on screen instructions to enter the phone in DFU MODE.

  • press and hold power button 3 seconds;
  • without releasing the power button, press the Home button 10 seconds;
  • after passing the 10 seconds release the power button while holding the home button and the phone should already be in DFU mode and will begin to implement redsn0w exploit.

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If everything worked well jailbreak will be implemented successfully and  then redsn0w finish button will appear.

Step 5 :

If all goes well you should have a jailbroken iPhone but unfortunately "fun" does not stop there. Your terminal is jailbroken but applications do not work on it because you have a tethered jailbreak.  You have to follow the steps below to boot in tethered mode and use Cydia, Safari and other applications.

Step 6 :

If you have not closed redsn0w then click Back to return to the Jailbreak & Extras, which is first. If you closed redsn0w then resume from the step 2 to select the ipsw for iOS 5 beta 7.

Step 7 :

Select Just Boot tethered now and click on next.

Step 8 :

Put your terminal in DFU mode by following the instructions in Step 4 and wait for Redsn0wto implement jailbreak exploit.

After the terminal starts you should have access to all applications without any problem. This step must be repeated each and every time when you reboot your idevice because otherwise it will not start at all. The jailbreak is a temporary solution so if you do not want to bother with a tethered jailbreak, wait for untethered jailbreak solution.

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