How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with PwnageTool [Custom Firmware]

PwnageTool 5.0.1 can jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 untethered on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1, and iPod Touch 4G, 3G. These are steps on how to jailbreak ios 5.0.1 firmware untethered with PwnageTool for Mac.

PwnageTool lets you create custom firmware which preserves iPhone baseband and jailbreak the device as well. PwnageTool/Sn0wbreeze is considered best jailbreak solution for iPhone users who depend on Gevey SIM or UltraSn0w unlock.

PwnageTool 5.0.1 Supports

Let’s create custom firmware for iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad and iPod Touch to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1.

NOTE: PwnageTool jailbreak is recommended for iPhone unlockers only.. iPad, iPod Touch and those iPhone users who doesn’t depend on unlock and don’t want to preserve baseband, follow the easier RedSn0w guide linked at the bottom… iPad 2 and iPhone 4S jailbreak guide is also linked at the bottom…

How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with PwnageTool 5.0.1

Step 1

Step 2

Open the downloaded PwnageTool.dmg to mount it and copy the PwnageTool.app to your desktop and execute it from there;
Hit the OK button if presented with a warning;
Now select Expert Mode from the top left side of the window;

and then click to select your iDevice (a check mark will appear on the selected device). Hit the Next button.

Step 3

You will be brought to the “Browse for IPSW” page. hit the Browse for IPSW button and select iOS 5.0.1 firmware that you downloaded in Step 1.;
On next screen, Select General and hit the Next arrow button;
iPhone users:

  • Select Activate the phone option if you’re on UNOFFICIAL carrier.
  • Do NOT select Activate the phone option if you’re on official carrier e.g. AT&T.

Keep hitting Next button until you’re back to the same screen where you selected General.
You’re now ready to begin the Pwnage process. Select the Build Option and Hit Next.

PwnageTool will prompt you to select a destination folder to save custom iOS 5.0.1;
PwnageTool will start building your Custom IPSW;
During the build process it’ll prompt you for your admin password.

Step 4

Once the custom IPSW has been built, PwnageTool 5.0.1 will ask you to connect your iDevice to your computer. Once connected, you’ll be instructed to put your iDevice into DFU mode.

  • Press and hold the power + home buttons for 10 seconds.
  • Release the power button but continue holding the home button for 10 seconds.

Once the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad is in DFU mode, the follow popup message will appear. iTunes will also pop-up.

Step 4

In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and hit Restore. From the popup window, browse to the Folder where you saved custom iOS 5.0.1 and select your custom .ipsw file that you just created and click Open Button. (Make sure you’re selecting custom firmware, Not stock one)

iTunes will now restore the firmware on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. This can take up to 10 minutes.

When done, you have successfully Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 firmware untethered with PwnageTool 5.0.1.

How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1

1 comment… add one
Bora January 24, 2012, 4:49 am

After restore with the custome firmware, our previous jialbreak is still or do we need to jialbreak again? Pls help coz I want to upgrade my iphone4 v.4.33 to 5.01…and I afraid that I can not use gevey any more?

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