How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Untethered with RedSn0w - iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPod Touch

How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Untethered with RedSn0w

RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 is now available to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 untethered. In this guide you’ll learn how to untethered jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 firmware on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G and iPad 1 with RedSn0w.

Hit the jump for Step-by-step instructions…

Supported Devices & Firmware

This untethered jailbreak works on the following devices and firmware:

  • iOS 5.0.1
  • iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
  • iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G
  • iPad 1


If you’ve already updated to iOS 5.0.1 + tether jailbroken your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, the only thing you need to get Untethered jailbreak is to install ‘Corona 5.0.1 untether’ from Cydia.

Corona is a Cydia package that contains the Pod2g’s untethered jailbreak which is developed by the Chronic Dev-team, the team behind Greenpois0n jailbreak.

Here’s how to: jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Untethered using “Corona 5.0.1 Untether” jailbreak tweak.

If Corona 5.0.1 untether doesn’t work for you due to any reason or you’re not sure, you can always try RedSn0w steps below. Let’s jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 untethered with RedSn0w 0.9.10b1…

How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Untethered with RedSn0w


Download iOS 5.0.1
Download RedSn0w 0.9.10b1

Step 1

First of all connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and backup your personal data before restoring to iOS 5.0.1.

Attention iPhone Unlockers

UltraSn0w or Gevey SIM dependant iPhone users need to preserve their baseband before updating to iOS 5.0.1. You can do that by creating a custom firmware with RedSn0w. Here’s how to do it:

How to: create custom firmware with RedSn0w

*** iPhone unlock dependant users MUST always use custom firmware instead of Stock iOS firmware

Step 2

Connect your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad to iTunes 10.5 or later, hold down the Shift (Windows) or Alt/Option (Mac) key and hit the restore button on iTunes and then browse select the downloaded iOS 5.0.1 IPSW file (Unlockers MUST use Custom Firmware).

Step 3

Once the restore process is completed;
Run RedSn0w;
Select Jailbreak;
Then check “Install Cydia” and hit the next button.

Step 4

Now make sure your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is turned OFF and Plugged in to your computer. Hit Next.

Step 5

Now follow the on-screen instructions to enter your device in DFU mode.

  1. Hold Down The Power (Corner) button for 3 Seconds
  2. Without releasing the Power button, also hold down the Home (Bottom Center) button for 10 seconds
  3. Without releasing the Home button, release the Power button BUT KEEP holding the Home button for 15 seconds

As soon as your iDevice enters DFU Mode, RedSn0w will start jailbreaking it, which should be completed within few minutes. That’s it!

Enjoy iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak on your iPhone, ipad or iPod Touch.

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