iOS 5.0.1 Jailbroken Using Redsn0w 0.9.9b8, Here’s How To Do It (How To Guide)

by Ahmed Omar on November 11, 2011

Apple earlier today released iOS 5.0.1 to the public for all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. Just like previous releases – iOS 5.0.1 can be jailbroken using the latest version of the iPhone Dev Team’s tool, redsn0w.

Jailbreak 5.0.1

The new software, iOS 5.0.1, can be jailbroken using redsn0w 0.9.9b8 and the SemiTether tool can be used on iOS 5.0.1 to bring semi-tethered jailbreak. For more information about the SemiTether, read my previous post here.

Supported devices for the below guide:

  • iPhone 4 (semi untethered)
  • iPhone 3GS new bootrom (semi untethered)
  • iPhone 3GS old bootrom (untethered)
  • iPod touch 4G (semi untethered)
  • iPod touch 3G (semi untethered)
  • iPad 1 (semi untethered)

Of course the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S jailbreaks are not yet available. If you’re looking forward to fast & future jailbreak, better not upgrade to iOS 5.0.1.

Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Semi Untethered:

STEP 1: Download iTunes 10.5 and iOS 5.0.1 final version.

STEP 2: Backup your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and restore it using the iOS 5.0.1 IPSW file downloaded from the first step.

STEP 3: Download Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 for Windows or Mac OS X from here.

STEP 4: Open Redsn0w and select “Extras” then “Select IPSW” and browse for the iOS 5.0 IPSW file (download here).

STEP 5: Now click on “Jailbreak” then “Install Cydia”. You’ll need to follow the on-screen instructions to get your device into DFU mode.

STEP 6: Once jailbroken, your device will be rebooted.

STEP 7: Now open Redsn0w again and hit “Extras” then “Just Boot”.

STEP 8: Now head to Cydia then search for “SemiTether” and install the tool:


NOTE: The last step about SemiTether is optional for users. It will allow you to reboot your device without need to a computer to connect to. You’ll lose some functions like opening mail and almost all jailbreak tweaks. You can read more here.

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  • everdayhere4jb

    that was fast lol

  • noelstrom

    Not fast – I did it this afternoon long before the article

  • everdayhere4jb

    untethered is the only news i am waiting for….

  • noelstrom

    Seems like that’s a long way off, sadly

  • Satvector

    Where is Joshua Hill – greenpois0n with 5 userland exploits?

  • Kjdesign4u

    Will this update the baseband?

  • eags77

    why is this even released/promoted if we are told to stay away from 5.0.1?????? i sure am confused!

  • John Mortelmans

    This is the best jb ever seen,,works smooth on iOS 5.0.1
    Thanks to the hard working people on this

  • Keele_evangelion83

    i facing the problem of ‘ this ipsw is not supported by the version of this redsn0w’ .
    I downloaded the ipsw from here as well as redsn0w ver 0.9.9b8.
    Why?? help please..
    what is the problem?

  • cojax99

    no identifying data fetched….thats what i get when i am trying to install? what am i doing wrong?
    iphone 4 ios 5.0.1

  • slingo

    same problem here, “the ipsw is not supported by the redsnow” any solutions?

  • citiesandstates

    this is a joke.

  • Jonas Hsu

    Try to select iOS 5.0 ipsw.(not iOS 5.0.1)

  • Keele_evangelion83

    then it is different firmware…. 5.0 not 5.0.1

  • slingo


  • slingo

    i already upgrade it to 5.0.1 can i downgrade?

  • Andy

    Guys, read the instructions more carefully.

    STEP 4: Open Redsn0w and select “Extras” then “Select IPSW” and browse for the iOS 5.0 IPSW file

  • YoYo

    The instruction is telling you to restore/update your iPhone to iOS 5.0.1 and then in redsn0w you select iOS 5.0 IPSW.

  • Keele Ng

    the last step from redsn0w ‘ just boot tethered ‘ the problem of redsn0w with ipsw is not supported ‘
    is there again… what can i do?
    i did everything above correctly..

  • Christian duvall

    you have to manually select the ipsw file again

  • Ieatsyd

    so i did everything above and i cant find cydia on my ipod… i saw it the first time, but it was white so i rebooted it and then it disappeared… what do i do? do i even need that?

  • YoYo

    did you boot it again with redsn0w? this jailbreak is untethered.

  • Keko

    is tether…

  • ree

    so I downloaded the redsnow software and was trying choose the 5.0.1 ipsw and it says it doesnt support it? ugh…someone help please?

  • ree

    okay scratch that, read below comments, is there a way i can get the 5.0 ipsw cuz i can’t find it so im guessing i lost that ?

  • Uyunusk

    thanks ;)

  • Enmala19

    does this work for sprint

  • Ingrid Breault

    When I try to download Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 it just gives me a zip file. I have an iphone 4 GSM with 5.0.1. It seems to be confusing in trying to hit the download button and all the ads here. Help!

  • Trent

    Guys, do what the article says to do. EXACTLY.
    Download Redsn0w 0.9.9b8
    Download the correct iOS 5.0 (Not 5.0.1) for your device
    Click Extras
    Click Select IPSW
    Choose iOS 5.0
    Go back and click Jailbreak
    It should show a loading screen with something like “Loading Jailbreak Data”

  • Paul

    ALSO be sure to manually specify IPSW again before selecting Just Boot.
    That was the only problem I ran into; everything else worked perfectly.

  • guest

    The ios 5.0.1 is not supported by redsnow 0.9.9b8, i am unable to jailbreak my phone as it does not let me select the ipsw which itunes downloaded and installed. i can use some help in trying to jailbreak it

  • Thelover_1981

    i installed it already but cudia icon comes with white icon and not working , then i do install again then unrecognized fault comes

  • Chris Stolfi

    .i used snowbreeze 2.8b11 this go around….but point redsnow at 5.0

  • Chris Stolfi

    I really think some of u below shouldn’y be jailbreaking??? Any know hoe to fix an spinning wheel of death..i bout to restore now…

  • guest

    Why aren’t you guys helping us?
    We get an error of unrecognized build..
    I have Cydia as it’s Right picture.. (Not White)
    But then.. When i click it, it doesn’t work…
    When i booted it said unrecognized build and said that Finger Print: whatever..
    Help us please.. Don’t ignore us.

  • Peter Futaro

    I’ve done exactly….and yes it’s jailbroken….but it always shows “No Service”.
    Need help guys !!!

  • Trickdawg

    Download Redsn0w 0.9.9b8
    Download the correct iOS 5.0 (Not 5.0.1) for your device
    Click Extras
    Click Select IPSW
    Choose iOS 5.0
    Go back and click Jailbreak
    It should show a loading screen with something like “Loading Jailbreak Data”
    Most IMPORTANT be sure to manually specify the same IPSW again before selecting Just Boot.
    That was the only problem I ran into; everything else worked perfectly…..This works…my issue was on the reboot I wasn’t selecting the IPSW again for “Just Boot”

  • Melody

    Does this work if you already have installed 5.0.1 on your iPhone and regardless of baseband?

  • Jav

    The process was peformed as mentioned but cydia logo is white and wont run. I have redone the procedure a number of times still no change.

  • Altec2lansing

    My phone keeps rebooting itself right after jailbreak and i cant turn it off. iTunes wont detect the phone! I’ve tried RecBoot, tinyumbrella-5.00.12a, redo the jailbreak process, it still the same, keeps rebooting!!
    I am using redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8 and iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore. Omg pls Help!

  • Acsblue12

    Have redsn0w ready to “just boot” and when it tells u to turn Off ur idevice hold both power and home buttons and then while still holding it will turn off but keep holding the buttons then click “next” to follow instructions, but still hold the button down. When it says hold power button for three seconds let go of the home button and still hold the power button for 3 secs. Then follow the next steps and it will boot tethered mode. Ur back!
    I recomend SemiTether

  • 001

    i have the same issue does anyone know why there is no service with a tmobile sim?

  • Essahd

    thanks a lot it is working with my iphone 4 ios 5.0.1

  • Amf_genios

    I updated my iphone 4 from ios 5.0 to 5.0.1, on itunes.
    My jailbreak stoped working, of course, but i can’t do it again. I have no shsh backup and when i download the ios 5.0 for downgrade, the zip file doesn’t contain any file *.ispw
    redsnow didn’t work because e didn’t recognize the ios 5.0.1 download with itunes.
    Anybody can help?

  • Alexander Moeckesch

    I just updated to 5.0.1, selected 5.0 in redsnow, click jailbreak but then exploit failed? whats that. Up to now that had never been happened

  • Rodolfo Pua

    you need to go to cydia and add some sources for you to have signal. :)

  • Rodolfo Pua

    just rename the .zip to ipsw.

  • Rodolfo Pua

    exploit mean it didnt get or detect your selected 5.0.

  • Harris2196

    Comments like these that scare most of the avg users to stay away from jailbreaks.

  • Speedmasterjon

    when i search “SemiTether” nothing nothing comes up

  • Jav

    Could someone kindly advise. I have iOS5.0.1 (updated from 4.3.5) on iph 3GS. The jailbreak seems to have worked but the Cydia logo on the screen is white/grey and wont run.
    Any way of getting Cydia to work?

  • Timothy

    Do you mean “Voila. You’re back to 5.0″?

  • Jasuan

    Im having the same problem… seems not working for iphones on firware 5.0.1

  • Sasmaster_j

    white cydia icon once all steps followed, i tried to “just boot” iphone a few times too see if it woud restart cydia, but cydia is still white !!!! What to do nexT?

  • Sasmaster_j

    nevermind, cydia seems too be working once i rebooted my device a few times.

  • Sasmaster_j

    BUT CYDIA IS EMPTY, as in nothing comes up when i select “changes” or when I search for something…. but cydia is opening now… any suggestions?

  • Xponxeuk

    have you rebooted? that normally fixes it.

  • Khalifbakare

    I updated from 4.3.3 to ios5.0.1 on itunes, then I tried to use the redsn0w to jailbreak it, it got all the way to the pineapple screen and it loaded everything. It did not reboot though, it stopped after the apple screen and that’s it. So now I can’t even get to the white cydia icon! What i do wrong?

  • blasph

    He is rigth, MOST IMPORTANT is manually select the same IPSW again before the Just Boot. Thanks a lot :D

  • Df

    Sounds like you need to enter into DFU mode to boot…
    Read Step 7 again…

  • Nico Argcan

    Hey Just wanted to say you guys rock!

    for all those newbies out there if you upgraded to 5.0.1 firmware unintentionally, Ths is what I did to keep all my data intact:

    1. Downloaded sn0breeze (lastest version)
    2. Created a custom 5.0.1 firmware
    3. Restore my iphone to that custom IPSW through itunes.
    4. Restore my iphone to my lastest backup through itunes.
    5. Used redsn0w POINTING TO A 5.0 IPSW to boot-up.

  • Walker Higgins

    does this really work if you are already on 5.0.1? I don’t want to ruin my itouch 4g.

  • Smart Helper

    I finally got it to work!
    People who are getting the unrecognized build…
    Do All the Steps..
    But when you get Cydia on your ipod (white).
    Press Cancel on the Redsn0w..
    Then open it up again (redsnow) then select IPSW 5.0 NOT 5.0.1
    Then it will reboot.
    And it won’t give you the unrecognized build Shitaki. :D

  • Hasansabu

    Hello Guys,

    I have followed all these steps and successfully jailbroken my iPhone4. After the JB, used jus boot and all apps are working fine. But only issue i could find is, the cydia, semitether and installous icons are showing white colour instead of normal icons. But all of theses are working fine. Did couple of re-boots and Just boot and even jailbreak. Still issue continues … any one can through some light on this issue ???

  • ken vox

    it’s not support for ipad 2 thay say

  • Guest

    Nothing is helping, keep having the same message when trying to select IPSW: the IPSW is not supported by this version redsn0w, don’t know what to do!!! any ideeeeers???????

  • elbrujoo

    Comex mother fucker

  • H_edge

    please explain in more detail on
    STEP 4: Open Redsn0w and select “Extras” then “Select IPSW” and browse for the iOS 5.0 IPSW file (download here).
    it seems that i cant find any IPSW file !!!

  • alx

    thankS it worked fine I updated from 4.1 its fine for now ’till untethered comes out, thank you!

  • Spamailbox95

    when is the ios 5 untethered jailbreak coming out?!!!

  • guest

    What do you download when you come to step 4?

  • Ilya Kavtaskin

    Nothing new, move along.

  • Guest

    Same here :( downloaded the IPSW zip file and unzipped but got a normal file with the name farmware but no lego brick that kan JB identify

  • Guest

    Same here :( downloaded the IPSW zip file and unzipped but got a normal file with the name farmware but no lego brick that kan JB identify

  • Dacocovic

    i have a problem.when i go and open my ipsw it says “not supported by this version of redsnow” helpppp :@@

  • alicebell_

    its the second link in step one. :-)

  • alicebell_

    thats what mine says :-(

  • alicebell_

    just try it, you can always back up your ipod to itunes, then restore it to your latest backup :)

  • Hbarnie

    This is exactly what happened on my iphone 4. I used the redsnow 9b8 vesion and the ios 5.0 ipsw, it gets through it, but Cydia icon is white. Is there a 5.01 ipsw that does not give out the error this ipsw file is not supported? Gotta be a simpler way.

  • Ipod

    does the stock ios apps work on jailbreak e.g ibooks etc

  • Kitcab

    i was able to jb but how do i unlock my iphone 3gs that has been updated to 5.0.1 / 05.16.05

  • Disapointed

    This clearly does not work – it loads cydia but yuo can not boot tethered on an ipad 1 so no functionallity. It does not recognize 5.0.1 on the just boot option… hopfully we will address this soon it has been over a week

  • Darren

    Does not work on IPAD 2 5.0.1 incompatable device

  • Siyx

    I had the same issue on my iPad1 3G. To fix the issue I connected with iTunes and did a sync. The icons have come back again and are in full color :)

  • Siyx

    Point redsnow to iOS 5 … NOT … iOS 5.0.1 (read the instructions word for word, letter for letter)
    It works fine. Upgrade using iTunes to 5.0.1, use redsnow to boot and point to old 5.0
    Hope this helps.

  • Ianthomas

    why is my cydia icon white?

  • Siyx

    What for? You want your device to be on 5.0.1.
    Go download 5.0 for your device from the web (google is your friend)
    Run redsn0w and point to the 5.0 ipsw. It’s not changing your phone back to 5.0 but rather using the loopholes of 5.0 to trick your 5.0.1 (layman’s terms) in to booting jailbroken.

  • Siyx

    you dont point it to the 5.0.1 ipsw, you point it to the older 5.0 ipsw just to use its loopholes to boot.

  • Siyx

    No, he means “Voila” he read the instructions correctly and has a tethered jailbroken iDevice.
    If everyone does what Trent wrote they will work fine.

    YES you need the ipsw of the older 5.0
    YES your phone/iDevice is on 5.0.1 (and wont downgrade)
    YES you need to use redsn0w and point to the older 5.0 (to use its loopholes)

  • Codystrtr

    you need to run redsnow again and choose the enable tethered ipod button (ot whatever it is) instead of install cydia. then just follow the steps again

  • Justinblyth

    EVERYONE has missed an important part here. I stumbled upon it. Do this

    Redsnow 9.9b8
    Make sure you are on 5.0.1
    Download 5.0 (previous verison)
    Run redsnow but specify the 5.0 version not a 5.0.1 (yes even though you are on 5.0.1)
    Jailbreak as per instruction
    When finished
    again specify 5.0
    Just boot option
    BUT SOFT RESET WHEN IT SAYs WAITING FOR RE BOOT!!! I have not seen this anywhere and mine kept crashing or just didnt work!!! When you do that you see the pine apple instead of the apple and all works fine!!!

  • Guest

    Having the same message that IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w. i use the 9.9b8 version.

  • jdf89

    i redid the tethered boot and my icon is still white. ive been jailbreaking my phones for a while now im not really sure whatys going on?

  • Chan

    I got an iPhone 4 and have followed all the steps very carefully. My Cydia icon looks fine. However, I am having problem loading it.
    After I click on it, the app would show loading and then close itself. In addition to that the biggest problem that I am having is that my phone shows “No Service” no matter if I use my own SIM card or a Gevey SIM. Can anyone help me out here?

  • Rapagc

    It happened to me as well, but if you read carefully it says you must load the 5.0 IPSW

  • el_rapa

    Thanks! That worked for me

  • Carl_231096

    i got a problem, i have an iphone 4 jailbreaked but safari doesnt open… i dont know what to do

  • Chan

    What sources? I am having problem even loading the cydia. Any idea? Thx

  • Nikkoflores

    I’m trying to preserve baseband I’m in 5.0 with gevey but I’m trying to use redsnow on mac but said unrecognized build when I’m looking for 5.0.1 any help?

  • Callen Lee

    very bad news

  • Ryan0609


  • Macfearless1925

    i followed the instructions above and it works with my iPhone 4..great!

  • Chan

    and browse for the iOS 5.0 IPSW file…. LOAD THE 5.0 NOT 5.0.1!!

  • Minitrukinman

    This guy figured it out, way to go!!! you need to re-specify 5.0 once finished and all is well!!

  • sam

    i have iphone 3gs and I updated the ios5.0.1 to it. unfortunately my firmware is updated to 05.16.05. can i still unlock my iphone for different career ? or how can i downgrade my baseband compatible with redsnow unlock software

  • zack

    can i jailbreak my phone and use different carrier i have att/?

  • Team Leader_II

    You saved the day man! The Soft Reset (pressing the Power button til pineapple logo comes) does the trick! Thank you.

  • BMR

    Ok mr. Hbarnie, I had the same problem. Which was a white Cydia after reload. After the jailbreak during the reboot there was NO pineapple but the well known apple picture. This might be the cause for the white Cydia. What helped for me was:

    After the jailbreak and the white Cydia:

    1. Shut down iphone.
    2. Go to FDU.
    3. Start Redsnow 0.9.9b8.
    4. SELECT IPSW 5.0 again.
    5. Choose just rebood.

    There the pineapple was again. Now Cydia is in normal state and will start to install some files if you run it for the first time.

    Good luck.

  • Hung Hoang Xuan

    to do that, your phone first is unlocked

  • Ravinder_1215

    I had Iphone4 4.3.5 and was using it with gevey sim, but today i updated it to 5.0.1. Now it need sim of same service provider to make it work and i am in another country.

    What should i do now?

  • Hazziqueeee

    Uninstall safari download manager

  • Anonymous

    download another iOS version

  • abby

    redsn0w 0.9.9b8 crashes on my pc while i’m jailbreaking (Redsn0w encountered a problem and needs to close) :( looks like i’m the only one with that problem.. can anyone please help me? i’m on windows xp..

  • Chapstickman

    im having problems with that, i think its perhaps because i on 5.0.1, and i read you cant downgrade to 5.0.. perhaps thats why, so im currently downloading 5.0.1 so i can try again

  • Tamrazov David

    That IPSW is not supported with this version of redsn0w??
    What does it mean? Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 and ios 5.0.1, but…

  • Ianthomas

    So Wait how do i fix the white cydia app? please someone help im lost! im doing what you say

  • Krįštī Krïśtûłí

    hey man it says its not supported for this version of redsnow

  • Chan

    and browse for the iOS 5.0 IPSW file…. LOAD THE 5.0 NOT 5.0.1!!

  • Chan

    and browse for the iOS 5.0 IPSW file…. LOAD THE 5.0 NOT 5.0.1!!

  • Louis Fortin

    I have selected the file for 5.0 and its the same answer ! It’s not supported !!

  • Louis Fortin

    I have selected the file for 5.0 and its the same answer ! It’s not supported !!

  • Louis Fortin

    I have selected the file for 5.0 and its the same answer ! It’s not supported !!

  • lucas

    use snowbreeze its easier… i had same problem trying redsnow and snowbreeze worked right away

  • lucas

    ehh right now i dont believe ( i could be wrong) that an unlock is possible with 5.0

  • Lucas

    might have to find an older ios and go from there

  • Jason Turner

    Having an issue where my iPad 1 starts the jailbreak process and all the code goes by and then it drops into recovery mode, no pineapple or anything. I am using 0.9.9b8, and the iOS 5.0 IPSW file.

  • Davidalvarez7901

    What’s up, i have the white only cydia app icon also did u find a solution?

  • Juraj

    After successful jailbreak (loog cydia is white and dont start) step:

    Step 5: From the main RedSn0w page, select Extras > Specify Firmware > and point it to the iOS 5.0 IPSW.
    Step 6: Choose “Just Boot” from RedSn0w’s Extras menu, and it will perform a tethered boot.

  • Anonymous

    You’ll need to follow STEP 5 and 6.

  • C&M

    I can not find the “SemiTether” download in Cydia. Help….

  • Hung Hoang Xuan

    I see some of you guys having problems when jailbreak ur iDevices just bc you’ve not followed exactly step by step the article above. Also, to notice, remember “browse for the iOS 5.0 IPSW file” not iOS 5.1

  • Alexandre_oliveira82

    Hi all, I’ve managed to jailbreak my iPhone on IOS 5.0.1 using redsnow, but for some reason it keeps on crashing and going back to semi-tether as I can only call and use messages and official apps. Any ideas?

  • C&M

    I have used the jailbreak application and got cydia, found the semi tether and now it says that activation is required. I am unable to get past this. anyone have any ideas?

  • Stratos Led-akis

    when i hit “Just Boot” after few seconds it says:
    ” Unrecognized build.
    Fingerprint:38b5cbcccf371f102ba2cb2215aaf4b3 ”
    I have the latest version of both itunes and iOS.
    Please help

  • Stratos Fot.

    when i hit “Just Boot” after few seconds it says:
    ” Unrecognized build.
    Fingerprint:38b5cbcccf371f102ba2cb2215aaf4b3 ”
    I have the latest version of both itunes and iOS.
    Please help

  • Lee

    tried this again with downloading the ipsw , link not provided to used on off a random site, still same crap no service , also do i still use my gevy sim as well , im restoring the phone and selling it to another sucker ,pissed off hate iphones and fuck apple.

  • GJ


  • Carterjay2001

    when I run redsnow and try to locate the iOS 5.0.1 IPSW file, I am unable to locate the IPSW. What’s the problem?

  • Juraj

    BEFORE HIT JUST BOOT: From the main RedSn0w page, select Extras > Specify Firmware > and point it to the iOS 5.0 IPSW.

    Choose “Just Boot” from RedSn0w’s Extras menu, and it will perform a tethered boot.

  • Sin5k

    befor you do justboo reselect the ipsw 5.0 and then het jste boot an fallow the tespe but keep holding home botton untill you see the pineapple

  • Glendys Morales

    u have to downloaded it online to your pc or mac

  • Glendys Morales

    ok so i have a iphone 3gs running ISO 5.0.1 . I successfully jailbreak AND UNLOCK the phone with redsn0w. At the time i did this the phone had a At&T sim card ( didn’t know, just bought the phone used). Once i opened cydia after reboot and the system files were downloaded i can’t find the icon for cydia and my phone and message icons are not there either. Help plz

  • Livin1965

    This worked to fix my “unrecognized build” issue. Not only do you have to got to Extras to specify the firmware 5.0 (NOT 5.0.1) during the jailbreak, but you have to then go back and do it AGAIN (select the firmware) just prior to the “Just Boot”. This extra step of RE-SELECTING the firmware AGAIN after the jailbreak is not listed in ANY of the instructions I’ve found anywhere and is not listed above. Perhaps some people are able to tether boot without reselcting the firmware a second time (once prior to jailbreak and once again prior to “Just Boot”) but that did not work for me.

  • Guest

    I don’t think you read what others wrote, the redsn0w don’t recognize the IPSW

  • girly

    Help when i use semi tether it shows no service so i have to boot anyways! any quick fixes to get service in semi tether mode?????????????????????????

  • girly

    Help when i use semi tether it shows no service so i have to boot anyways! any quick fixes to get service in semi tether mode?????????????????????????

  • marcielago

    I jailbroke my friend’s device (iphone 4, 5.0.1), tried to follow the steps carefully, was able to jailbreak, but then when I point to the 5.0 FW and then “just boot” I get the pineapple with the black screen but then I get the “connect to itunes screen”. Where’s the problem?

  • Cbrown313

    please help i caint unlock my phone how did you unlock yours I’m running 5.0.1 baseband 05.16.05 on 3gs

  • EliteGamerify

    Possible wrong version of IPSW 5.0.1?

  • Ernestagyeman13

    please help redsnow show error “that the IPSW is not supported by the version of redsnow pleaseeee HELP ! ” im using redsn0w 0.9.9b8

  • Flash_rules97

    Can’t find the SemiTether

  • marcielago

    Both versions I have saved on my computer are for iphone 4 (iphone 3,1 5.0 & 5.0.1)

  • UnknownGlory

    If any of u cant ‘Just boot’ properly, check the IPSW u selected. Even tho it ish 5.0, there are the build to consider. Go to the settings menu on ur iPhone, select ‘General’ than select ‘About’. Check the version. It should show either ’5.0.1(9A405)’ or ’5.0.1(9A4334)’ the (_____) shows the build. Make sure the IPSW u selected matches ur iPhone’s version. Hope this helps :)

  • ronron

    downloaded (not purchased from itunes) apps “failed to install”. does anyone knows how to fix this?

  • Crackhead

    mother fuckers

  • 24 year old rapist

    To hell with crack head

  • badmanchoo

    This is the missing instruction ^^^

    could have saved me about 2 hours of rebooting, DFU blah blah

  • Patrickpoe207

    I have IOS 5.0.1 on my iPhone 4. I want to jailbreak my phone using redsn0w ( the only one offered). I have two question. When I select the IPSW, why do I choose the 5.0 version? Second, which redsn0w version is needed for the phone and stupid Vista?

  • Athena

    OMG!! I have been going around and around and around this horrible circle for days!!!!!! Thank you so much for not only figuring this out (both the second pointing to 5.0 & the pineapple) !!!! IT SO TOTALLY WORKED!! I had almost given up hope….and you’re right – - in none of the blue million sites I’ve been to did they mention either step! THANKS AGAIN!!

  • Athena

    …”Not only figuring this out”….BUT ALSO POSTING THIS! FRICKIN’ AMAZING!

  • Tony Nguyen

    hey I’m stuck at step 7. It said Unrecognized build …. Does anyone can help me? Do I need to change the IPSW file or keep using 5.0 when doing step 7?

  • Commgeorge

    The missing instruction sorted me out!
    Thanks for that. I can;t believe none of the instructions tell you that part!!

  • H2o_slayer

    All of my jailbreak icons are white (myfi, sbsettings) with the exception of cydia. anyone else having this issue. Also MyFi doesnt seem to work with 5.0.1 build. wifi hotspot is broken

  • Teah


  • Dak

    this does not work … I followed all instructions on 3GS … always shows me No Service … Is there someone who has managed???

  • LiamR

    Ive got it to work on my 3gs and my 4. Did exactly as the guide said…. One tip I will give you….

    MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THE IPSW before you reboot tethered!!

    ALSO when your “just booting” I pressed the power button (top one) when Redsnow said “PREPARING FOR REBOOT”

    If you see a SMALL pineapple icon on your screen then its worked.

  • Abdullah

    It went through the jailbreak process but now redsnow is stuck on “exploiting with limera1n”

    what do I do?

  • SKB

    For all those having problems with “just boot” please select IPSW to 5.0 once again. This sure solved the problem for me

  • Yzabitar

    Same here

  • Gio

    Try to run it as Admin

  • Mxi Dns

    same here ,, what should we do ? can anone help us plz

  • Edwinwalberg

    I also had the same problem with unrecognize build over and over again, even after following step 5 and 6. I found out that after agaon download a new 5.0 build it recognized and now jailbreaked again. After installing winterboard I had to reboot and all problem began, but after fresh download 5.0, pointed out in step 5.. it worked!!

  • Tico

    Same problem here

  • Prajyot Bakhale

    i am nt getting semitether in cydia plz reply

  • Tina Salisbury

    I spent about 8 hours last night following all instructions clearly, I was able to jailbreak my husbands newer 3gs running 5.0.1 using redsn0w. i ran ultrasnow to unlock the phone through cydia and am now getting “no service”. I researched many websites before making the decision as to the best method, it was buggy and I had to make about 3 attempts before I finally got it jailbroken. Only to discover when i read the cydia blog on my now jailbroken phone, that if you flash the ipad baseband on a newer 3gs “you may KILL the cellular radio rendering the iPhone useless forever.”!!! Someone please tell me that is not true and there is a way to unlock the 3gs on 5.0.1.

  • Victor Sales

    I trided to jailbreak as the guide, but every time I get an error 2005, I already changed all the USB ports, I have changed the cables and also I tried to use a cable from my Ipod 1st generation without sucess, I use windows 7 as an administrator with the antivirus and firewall off does someone has a possible solution for me?

  • Anonymous

    I’d say you didn’t add the repo.

  • Anonymous

    I’d say you didn’t add the repo.

  • Anonymous

    Well, last time I read it you needed to add a repo. This tut doesn’t say. I dunno. I’m baffled.

  • eXci

    try updating through the itunes/server rather than shift+restoring the firmware update.

  • frank

    has ultrasn0w been updated that way it can be used with other carriers besides att

  • Autocca91

    Dick head hackers you brake my balls

  • Victor Sales

    Thanks for helping me, but do you have some tutorial of this?

  • Hulaii

    Pls Help me . how can I return my ipad2 to I.O.S 4.3.3 from 5.0.1?

  • mark

    after the ‘just boot’ part a pineapple shows up, but after that it’s just stuck in recovery mode. help! :(

  • steven

    so sick of gay semi-untethered. instead of making a jb for 501 should of just made 50 untethered, and when is there gonna be anything for the 4s?

  • waitingtiluntethered

    I thought SemiTether was from Big Boss, which is a repo automatically installed on Cydia when you jailbreak. Maybe I’m wrong.

  • Vaheedbqs

    should have the shsh,and it doesn’t reaised yet..

  • Masu

    And don’t u get No service on ur 3gs? And if u do not… is it old or new model?

  • Masu

    Same here…

  • g13


  • Baol218

    i need help. after in done install cydia. then i did Justboot and it run for little bit and it say unrecognized build. Figure print: 231aa22ae683efbf270c71ebe7fe944ce. please help

  • anonymous

    Ultrasn0w still doesn’t unlock under 5.0.1, whatever BB you have. You will need to wait until Ultrasn0w be compatible with 5.0.1.
    I should advise you to go to BB 6.15 only if you are in BB that Ultrasn0w is incompatible.

  • Dasdasdsad

    Not supported. You Apple guys are so amazingly amaterish…

  • john

    after a successful jailbreak i tried t orestore from back up and my phone is stuck with a loading bar under the apple logo every time i reboot

  • Ipad2


  • tryingtohelp

    try putting it into DFU mode BEFORE clicking on the justboot….thats what worked for me

  • kenny

    My 3gs froze during the rebot after it was jailbroken…what do i do?

  • Hulaii

    For ipad2 user.. don’t try to update the I.O.S 5. before jailbreak released. it’s realy Suck.

  • Babyserene_95

    Same, whenever I try to direct “iPod4,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore” at the “Select IPSW” stage, this always appeare :” The IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w.” Anyone can help with this problem please! Thanks

  • Babyserene_95

    I am trying to jailbreak my Ipod Touch 5.0.1

  • AzRee

    i have an iPhone 3gs (the new models)

    my phone is stuck on the phone activation screen. i can’t use my iphone for anything.
    how can i get past this screen? it keeps saying “could activate iphone”

    my iphone is on ios 5.0.1. i had a baseband of 5.16.00 but upgraded it to 6.15.00 (i think its an iPad baseband) everytime i try and jailbreak it with redsn0w 0.9.9b8 with the 5.0 IPSW, my iphone gets stuck on the loading circle. i try and reboot it, but it gets stuck on that same loading circle

    i’ve tried using 5.0.1 IPSW, but redsn0w doesn’t recognize it.

    i downloaded all my IPSW from jailbreak/unlock websites.


  • NOOB


  • Sky

    I have same problem for my 3GS. NOT recognize!

  • Babyserene_95

    whenever I try to direct “iPod4,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore” at the “Select IPSW” stage, this always appeare :” The IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w.” I am trying to jailbreak a iPod Touch 4th gen version 5.0.1. Anyone can help with this problem please! Thanks


    you have to choose “iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore” IPSW to unable you jailbreaking your device, but be aware that this jailbreak is tethered, so we are waiting for the untethered jailbreak for the ios 5.0.1 .

  • AzRee

    use redsn0w, select 5.0 IPSW, when you go to jailbreak, uncheck install cydia and check install baseband and deactivate

  • Ibrahim_elwaili

    FINALY i figured out how to get rid of the unrecognized build problem. hehe i tried jailbreaking it and followed the steps above about 20 times untill i got it i hope this wont mess up my iphone anyway before the last step before just boot u HAVE TO select ipsw again then just boot and it will work.


    Dear Babyserene_95.

    You have to choose “iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore” ( i’m talking at redsn0w – select IPSW )then you’ll be able to jailbreak your device, but be aware that this jailbreak is TETHERD ( it means that you have to connect your device to your PC everytime you switch it off to boot it again).

    we are still waiting for the UNTETHERED jailbreak ios 5.0.1 ^_^

    Kindest Regards

  • Babyserene_95

    But the device i am trying to jailbreak is ipod touch, Does “iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore” work the same for it?

  • Anad Ahmad

    when ever i try to do tethered jail break for my iphone4 it is said to me that the selected IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w
    and it said also that unrecognized build ?
    can any body help me


    Sorry, my bad, you have to download “ipod ios 5.0″ to select it, then everything will goes well

  • Scoboy 1997

    hi anad back it up and go into computer your account then itunes and somewhee will be a folder which i forgot what its called find that and move it to ur desktop finally find the ipsw on ur desktop and ur done if ur done and cydia pops up as a blank icon on ur idevice ur gonna have to retether it and then ur done if this helps then ur done, if not follow a youtube video

    hope this helps


  • Scoby

    Retether it with redsnow by going into extras and just boot.

  • Babyserene_95

    Thanks in advance for your tips, Hope it will work, will try it tmr , but is it possible to choose “ipod ios 5.0″ when my current ipod version is 5.0.1?

  • Abhishek Sharma

    when ever i try to do tethered jail break for my iphone4 it is said to me that the selected IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w (How do i solve dis crap

  • Anad Ahmad

    thanks i will try it i hope it will work
    but whats the name of the folder ?

  • Gaurav

    not working for ipod 4th gen with ios 5.01 the redsnow does not support this ipsw that i download from the link u provided

  • Ron

    have a close look!
    you need both: 5.0 + 5.01 !!!

  • Ron

    you “can” run 5.01 but in redsnow you´ve to select 5.0
    and like Ibrahim below telled right, just before booting tethered, select ipsw 5.0 again!

  • Chadlee82

    This is really work… Nice try Ibrahim :)

  • Andre De09

    Meu cydia ficou branco o q faço??

  • Guest

    I have an iPhone 3gs and after selecting my 5.0 ispw, it asks if I have a newer model of the 3gs? I do (it’s the new bootrom) It makes me select Yes and then NOTHING. I can’t jailbreak with redsn0w like it says above.

    Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

  • DAK

    where do i find the ipsw to select it

  • Arthurrriee

    where is the download for the iOS 5.0 IPSW file?

  • Jan

    Hey guys, i got a 3GS with the iPad Baseband… My software is 5.0.1 but i actually cannot choose it in the “extras”-menu of redsn0w… How can I manage it to select the 5.0.1?

    Thanks a lot!

  • Carlos santos

    I have a iPhone 4 with the 5.0.1 from factory how can I jailbreak this I being trying everything but says that is is not recognised by redsn0w can anyone help please

  • alex

    I did everything exactly right on this. Then I go to reboot and it says the reboot is done and I see the pineapple and everything. But then after the pineapple it just keeps going back and forth between the apple logo and the loading screen…instead of actually rebooting like it should be. ANY WAY TO EXPLAIN THIS???!!

  • guest

    same here

  • UltimateXC

    Says the one who can’t figure it out.

  • bause

    hello , i upgraded my 3gs to 5.0.1 and did the jailbreak with 5 .0.the jailbreak went on successfully but cydia appears as a white icon and does not work .Safari too will not work also

  • cyber-cliff

    can i install the semitether eventhought im using snowbreeze for jailbreaking?

  • Pepe

    did u realized that no one said “hey ! it works perfectly ”

    what’s the point to post jailbreak if it doesn’t work ??

    still waiting for the unthereted version

    greetings from Argentina jailbreak pals

  • Alexandria

    Will there be an untethered jailbreak for 5.0.1? I herd there won’t be

  • Andy Rew55

    I did mine and all done now its just a pic of a pinnapple

  • Jaegarn

    I’ve jailbreaked my iPhone 3gs with redsn0w it worked fine until I actually got into it. I get the “no service” thing. So I downloaded ultrasn0w in hoping that would solve it. But it didnt, so now I’m not sure what to do. I have a supported baseband according to ultrasn0w.. but it isnt unlocking… What can I do so fix this?

  • Murray

    So (hopefully) as I have the same scenario we Haven’t killed our phones we just need to be patient for you guys you work your magic on the next release of ultrasn0w which, hopefully, will then work with 5.1

  • Jok3ster

    For all of you who are having the ipsw not supported problem .. just use ur 5.0 ipsw , on 9.9.b9 redsnow and just jailbreak it twice ( iw will work beacuse the just boot will not work ) hope that helps if it makes any sense all :) ` jok3ster out

  • Nicolas Curi

    Just Boot

  • Robb387

    for everyone having the unidentified build issue when trying to boot tethered, you MUST “select ipsw” again, after the JB……hope this help guys, took me hours tofigure out

  • Vova4o

    How to fix problem withs iOS 5.0.1
    After upgrade and jailbreak i’m loosing WiFi every 2 minutes, as well as i can not activate unlock with Ultrasnow…

  • Madbee

    Another jailbreak that doesn’t work. Does not recogniz 5.0.1. Why is it that redsnow isn’t even smart enough to test their jailbreaks before releasing them

  • Vova4o

    read comments, use iOS 5.0

  • Vova4o

    Finally after 5 hours of trying to bring my iPhone to life, it’s not picking up network ultrasn0w didn’t unlock phone on iOS 5.0.1

  • Hikcell


  • Carlos santos

    U can’t restart the iPhone after that needs to be kept on at all times or will freeze at boot up

  • Ndeaza

    Just use the 5.0 no the 5.0.1 and will work…

  • J@!LbR3@k BEAST

    i got a error like 0×00000 or sumthn like that why is doing that? PLZ HELP SOON

  • TroyKing

    it says ipsw wont work with this version of redsnow

  • Anonymous

    i dont get this how do u download redsn0w otno your windows 7 thats wht i efin wanna no! >.<

  • Anonymous

    this just irritates me -_-

  • Chellemonroe143

    You Have To Have A Safari To Download The IPSW File To Get It To Work RIght ,

  • Dreamonpowell

    Re-reboot it

  • Arthurrriee

    you need to ‘just boot’ again

  • Arthurrriee

    nice, it works!

  • Daboos3000

    i did but it didnt work

  • patrickafcajax

    so I can’t jailbreak my ipod without an Imac?

  • Boyongcute

    thanks took me 2 hours :)

  • U0779405

    I had to reboot PC after initial jailbreak, re-select 5.0 ipsw (not 5.0.1 ipsw), then “just boot” and works as usual. Follow directions in thread and should work.
    -=Running iPAD 1/5.0.1=-
    Asus G73-SW 64-Bit Windows 7 Ultimate

  • U0779405

    Also, If you are having problems, it never hurts to try another USB port. For whatever reason, I have problems when working off of my USB 3.0 ports, possibly a driver issue, but all the same, thought it was worth mentioning.

  • U0779405

    It is worth repeating that if possible avoid upgrading to 5.0.1 , It is much more of a hassle to even simply “just boot” redsnow requires that the ipsw be re-selected every time a “just boot” is desired. Just a thought.

  • sam

    Did this before and cant open cydia. Any help

  • Mustafanasir

    Please reply what if first we download all thenstuff from cydia which we need to like installous sb settings and maybe Siri.and then we semi tether

  • Zahir

    same here

  • Zahir

    where is my Superman? who could tell me how to change “No Service” to carrier name?

    i did 5.0.1 on 3gs. its amazing new stuff.really cute. did jailbreak after working on it for a season. It was very hard even to do that “Just Boot”. It wasn’t just boot. I actually needed to master some street techniques to do that somehow. now only one prob remains- how to get it working with local mobile carriers? Anybody? Somebody?

  • Kinan

    So far iBooks doesn’t work for me on semi-tethered jailbreak. However, when normal booting the iPAD it work just fine.
    I’m using redsn0w 9.9.b8 on iPAD1 running IOS 5.0.1

  • Zahir

    let me know too if u r come out of the “No service” ghost.

  • Gunther

    Installed the latest version 5.0.1 on a 3GS. Selected the 5.0 IPSW on redsnow 9.9b8. Clicked on the jailbreak button. When I had put the iphone in DFU mode it said: “The connected device doesn’t support unthethered options”. How can I fix this.

  • Lee Tran

    White icon bug can be fixed by simply install and/or reinstall icon renamer tweak

  • TroyKing

    It worked!! i just used the ios 5 ipsw instead of the ios 5.0.1 ipsw and is working just fine

  • Carlos M.

    I’ve a problem, It doesn’t restore to IOS 5.0.1, it appears Error(14), can someone help me?? =(

  • Dwalkawalka

    It works fine untill it reboots. Is say first stage done, ect: and then it says rebbot
    And takes forever I still cant get it done. Please help

  • soccerkid

    search makeitmine or make it mine in cydia i forget which it is

  • Ajinkya_manepatil

    i m runnin 4.3.3 on 3gs(old boot).. should i follow the above procedure?

  • Rufalufus

    i did that and the cydia icon is on my phone but is white it will not work

  • Alfred Baggins

    omg finally jailbroke after getting confused for so many hours :) thanks for all the help and comments here :)

  • Babsbote

    I am stuck on the pineapple logo. Been on this for over 12 hours. HELP!!!

  • Vladimir Makarov

    is it safe for 3gs (old bootroom) ?

    iPhone 3gs(Old Bootroom)
    iOs 4.3.5

  •คณาวุฒิ-ชื่นชม/ คณาวุฒิ ชื่นชม

    it safe

  • Piaggio

    where is the download for iOS 5.0? It says Download here but there is none

  • Fadi

    yes it happened to me too, its easy, all you have to do is: when trying to boot tethered, you MUST “select ipsw” again and browse for the ipsw 5.0 you already used when Jbreaking,then go back and boot tethered…and you’re there:)

  • Help

    I need to wipe my Ipod to jailbreak it?

  • ipodtouch 4g

    why does my cydia always crash when installed twice on 5.0 i did exactly the same thing as the instruction??? please help me??

  • Revierer

    After the jailbreak is finished, you have to go back to Select ISPW and choose your file. Then you can go to Just Boot and it should work. Took me awhile to figure that out.

  • Deankirby

    Ok Guys im gonna clear things up here..

    1. When you download the firmware, download 5.0 firmware, not 5.0.1!!!
    use that fimware on your redsn0w jailbreak…

    Tether/semi-tethered/untethered : As cydia grows, the apps, tweaks, and downloads of cydia rarely require rebooting’ll get 1 in 15 apps or updates or any cydia item that you will need a reboot for.

    I never turn off my phone and alot of people dont either so tethered jailbreak is just fine for me.

    on the other hand though, people just dont want to lose the call and msg functions of their iphone if it turns off on a tethered jailbreak so download the semi tether when your in cydia..

    The UNtethered jailbreak will NEVER COME…it hasnt come since 4.3.3

    So for the record: 4.3.4 – no untethered ever released, 4.3.5 – no untethered ever released, 5.0.0 – no untethered ever released, 5.0.1(my firmware) – no untethered will be released…

    why?? why you ask?

    Simple – Apple are releasing updates faster than chronic dev can handle..they’ve started on 5.0.0 and havent gotten close and we’re on 5.0.1 a month after 5.0.0 release.

    For every .1 update means hundreds more code writing for the chronic dev(who do this in their spare time)

    So forget untethered…its gone for good…either accept semi tether or dont jailbreak at all.

  • Ass

    MY SHIT IS GONE! like 90% of the apps put on for the ipod, like safari and mail, are gone! youtube is still there, settings, etc is still there! do i need to restore?

  • Mitch

    Revierer said:
    After the jailbreak is finished, you have to go back to Select ISPW and choose your file. Then you can go to Just Boot and it should work. Took me awhile to figure that out.

    Thx Man!

  • Chris

    im trying to jail break my i phone 4 white att phone on ios5.1 i downloaded red snow 0.9 b8 when i go to select ipsw it will not locate the ipsw i downloaded ios 5 restore any help would be aperciated

  • Joel Scott Furr

    Will this work with iphone 4s?

  • tuyasabes811

    When i Select ISPW RedSnow says me “The ISPW is not supported for this version of RedSnow. Finger print ….” pls help. (Iphone 3GS, 5.0.1)

  • ZIM

    Try installing the 5.0.1 ipsw in itunes by pressing option while clicking on “restore” then after you’ve restored it use the 5.0 ipsw in redsnow, remember to use it both for the jailbreak and for the boot up, otherwise the cydia icon will probably be white and crash. Hope this helps, cheers.

  • Ollie Leahy

    Is the file you downloaded renamed correctly? When I download those ispw files they come as a “.rar” file. All you have to do is make sure that you are showing your extensions in windows explorer and then rename the file to have the extension of “.ispw” and you should be good.

  • Notblack

    does not work, is there a new ver of redsnow?

  • Notblack

    do i need to do the shift restore with 5.0 instead of 5.1 ispw?

  • Notblack

    has anybody got this to work using ispw 5.1 from the DL link provided with redsnow 0.9.9b8? was this tested?

  • helphelp

    please help.
    i have ios 5.0.1 and downloaded 5.0, extracted and renamed it to .ipsw
    but when i try to select IPSW it keep telling me
    that IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w.
    what did i do wrong?!

  • JJ

    got to use the 5.0 restore. download on your desktop and point the select IPSW to 5.0 not 5.0.1.

  • Shannon

    My ipod is dead now… I did everything correctly… jailbroke fine, cydia reloaded fine, then when I downloaded a cydia app (Categories, which I love) it restarted my ipod before I got the chance to tether boot it. Needless to say I got the apple forever. Put it in DFU, rebooted it and redsn0w crashed after first stage. My ipod is completely black and unresponsive. Now, no matter how many times I switch ports, unplug, restart my computer, I get an error in redsn0w or a usb communication error. If I restart and switch usb ports I can get to the same stage, and it crashes. I’m running out of ports!! Help!

  • Kyle Lane

    Attn: PLEASE HELP!! Redsn0w does not show the 5.0.1 update on the “Extras – Select IPSW”. It’s nowhere to be found. I attempted the tethered jailbreak, but after doing so, it states “Unrecognized Build”. I’ve tried doing this several times, and I keep getting the same response. I’m attempting to jailbreak an iphone 3gs. I can’t find the original SIM card. I’m thinking this may be the issue, but I’m not sure. This is my first time trying to jailbreak a phone. I have a T-Mobile SIM card from my Garminfone, and it fits perfectly fine in the SIM slot for the iphone. I can’t, for the life of me, figure out what I’m doing wrong. Everyone else seems to be doing it with no issues, but I’m having trouble. Can someone please help me figure this out? If so, please e-mail me at . I would REALLY appreciate it!

  • Tyrusdevil

    the only way to fix ur iphone or ipad its downgrade it, cuz even if u got a way to install ios 5.0.1 theres no way to unlock it, ultrasnow and gevey simcards dont work. i dont know why but im sure of it. And redsnow 0.9.9b8 works only with a ipsw ios 5.0_9A334 it doesnt work with ipsw 5.0.1. sorry i dont speak englis, i hope this info help u.

  • Notblack

    It does not work!
    tried many time usually it work 3rd or 4th time

  • Notblack

    think theres something fishy going on with ispw

  • tuyasabes811

    I did Restore, but Itunes says me “error 3194″. Plz help.

  • H4voc

    somethings not right keeps coming up with “that ipsw is not supported by this version of redsn0w.” …? @_#”

  • ShahRukh

    Finally doing nothing to My iPad 2 Wifi and iPod Touch 4G as it is just waste of time to upgrade 5.0.1 from 4.3.5 or trying to downgrade it. I am searching and reading hours and hours abut the downgrades and upgrades to just having cydiya and installous but it feels like its still too early to get them JB, I suggest please dont mess with your gadgets and wait a couple of weeks more.

  • Rami Abulaila

    This guide is NOT correct, IOS5.0.1 is NOT supported for tethered JB on Redsn0w 0.9.9b8.

    To have this working you have to point to IOS5 in extras and then it will be recognized and working.

    I hope these tech writers stop copying from one another and test and confirm what they post before posting and causing trouble to people.

    Another recommendation: DO NOT install SEMI-Tethered, it crashes your device, stay tethered and just do not reboot, you will be good.

  • Rami Abulaila

    Point it to IOS5 instead of IOS5.0.1, and it will work.

  • anjum

    how do i do that??

  • :O

    my 5.0 firmware is not supported by redsn0w, please help
    i downloaded it from some site

  • gewgle gewggel

    Hold down both buttons (power & home) until you hear the Windows “disconnected hardware” sound out of your PC speakers. If you hear it, or you get a notification that hardware was disconnected etc, you did it right. All you have to do now is just plug it into your computer and it should turn on.

    So in summary:

    Hold down power+home until device ‘boots out’ of DFU mode, it should still be on a black screen now, if not, it would be on the Apple logo.

    Reboot it again if it gets too far in the boot stage (most likely by now it already is)
    Hold down home+power again and this time when you first see the Apple logo hold down the Home button, now, it should be in recovery mode. Try Exit Recovery or ‘Recovery Fix’ on Redsn0w first, if that doesn’t help, restore from recovery mode. 5.0.1 isn’t going anywhere soon until the ‘delays’ are killed. Annoying.

  • gewgle gewggel

    Pretty strange in my opinion. I’ve tried this several times using iOS 5.0 ipsw, still keeps saying such like ‘Unrecognized build’ and such.

    I even tried ‘Ac1dsn0w’ but that didn’t do much either. No cydia icon.
    I even waited it out after the apparent ‘spinning logo loop’ (on the bottom of the screen) But soon afterwards, I went to sleep leaving the device on and the same with the computer I was testing it on.

    The last bit I believe I got was something like “Device has entered recovery mode , Device has exited recovery mode , Device has entered DFU mode , Device has exited DFU mode, Device (null) has been disconnected (null).”

  • DDeel

    You absolute legend Ibrahim. I would have wasted a lot of time working that out.

  • gewgle gewggel

    Do I really have to restore the freaking iPhone too just to jailbreak it? Wow, sorry, it’s nothing, in my opinion I just think that’s kind of stupid, but of course I don’t think it’s really necessary, I’m guessing just a step for people that are jb’ing it for their first time (on iOS 5.0.1 that is)

  • Mac

    I don’t think the firmware works…

  • gewgle gewggel

    Well, that sucks. So as of now there’s NO jailbreak for iOS 5.1. Freaking liars, then, are they? >:|

  • Ridesociety

    for your IPSW file, it will be downloaded as a zip file. Do not unzip but rename the file to .ipsw…..thats all you need, should be able to find it.

  • Liz

    I used the instructions above last night and had no problems jailbreaking my phone in less than an hour. The semi tether has worked ok, as well. Following the photo illustrations should be enough to get your iphone tethered or semi tethered. (I have iPhone 3GS new bootrom with software iOS 5.0

  • Beto

    How do I know if my 3GS is old bootrom or new bootrom?

  • Susanne Fait

    cydia has installed but i cant open it! why??

  • Mark Combs

    Same Here. I have Iphone 4 running ios 5.01 followed then instruction except pointed to ispw 5 not 5.1. ??

  • Inuthat

    I jailbroke my Iphone 4 on Monday night and when I rebooted the phone bricked. After an hour I was finally able to restore my phone thru redsn0w and phone worked great on Tuesday. Tuesday night installed a few more apps and had to reboot. Phone bricked again and now the same procedure that restore the phone Monday would not work last night. The firmware is recognized and when I attempt to jb the program loads to stage 1 and then encounters an error. Any ideas how to unbrick?

  • Kushagra Gupta

    Again specify the ispw file to ispw5 and try rebooting again. If it doesnt show u the pineapple its not booting in jailbroken mode due to which cydia wont open. I had the same issue too.

  • guest

    succes to jailbreak, but after boot with just boot pineapple logo is appear with 2 vibrate, but cannot open thy cydia….why?try to re jail breaking without success, erro mount roots

  • Keaxu

    put your phone Jailbreak or boot with tethered again

  • Rae Meek

    Do i need internet to connection to just reboot? i downoaded mywi 5.0 and it works great but I’m worried if I would need to reboot my iphone it won’t work if the only internet connection is my iphone. I want to get rid of my daughter Hotspot on her phone to save some monthly internet cost.


  • Rae Meek

    would you suggest to add the semi tethering option? i was a little worried about it causing my phone to crash. Tks.

  • Ahmed WazHere

    Yoo u dont need an internet connection to reboot! Dont worry

  • Rae Meek


  • tuyasabes811

    Pls fix errors, RedSnow doesnt support IOS 5.0.1 !!!!!

  • Alaataleb

    check whether uhave the latest version of redsnow and whether this ios version is supperted yet
    why redsnow tell me that when i click on just boot after jailbreaking ios 5.0.1?


    fix redsnow god it dosent support 5.0.1 and hurry up with the full jailbreak shit man

  • Gary

    yes use the semi-tether because without it for any reason your phone would shutoff or have to shut off and your not home at a computer your phone will not turn back on

  • Gary

    google redsnow for windows 7 and it is there through redmond pie. i have iphone4 using 5.o semi-tethered and i have windows 7

  • Sam

    Yep, you are correct. They should update this.

  • URaDumbass

    HURRY: you are a dumb@ss

  • Sam

    Place iPhone in Freezer for 2 hours. Then it will be unlocked. The cold stimulates the circuits. Worked for me.

  • Chemical_love_k


  • Anonymous

    Your “download here” link to iOS 5 has no link. Is it still available?

  • Cath Rain

    tnx so much!! it helps me a lot!!!

  • Inuthat

    Read somewhere that you can try to restore from iTunes using another computer. Did that last night on my wife’s laptop and fully restored my phone to original settings.

  • king192

    when i try to select the ipse file i downloaded from above redsn0w simply says it does not support this? what else can i do!

  • Pulseofhell

    after the pineapple icon,, my phone just reboots my itself and i have a white cydia icon, which doesnt open,, and when i again go to extras and click just boot,, ,, nothing happens,, phone is still not jailbroken, any suggestions?

  • Pulseofhell

    download ipsw of 5.0

  • Pulseofhell

    did you get it correct?
    can you help me in some instructions?

  • Pulseofhell

    i got it fixed ,, just reboot

  • Kingdongmasive

    fuck this going back to 3210

  • Rampage 83

    were do i get my ipsw?

  • Arseblog007

    my baseband is 04.11.xx. will my baseband change if i upgarde to iOS 5.0.1 ?? if not , pl let me know if there is unlock for iOS 5.0.1

  • Grech Kurt

    hi after i jailbreaked and just booted my iphone alot of my apps disappeared including the cydia app any help pls ??:)

  • exb

    did you fix this problem pls ?

  • WaLLy

    Ohh:( Error: that ipsw is not supported by this version of redsn0w. I downloaded iOS 5.0.1(for jailbreak) from tut…I have iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone!

  • YenG

    Hi … i have the same problem ……… i try jus boot , it will say finger print error ..
    then i choose ios 5 psw .. but still it kept of reboot reboot

  • Anonymous

    yesterday i jailbroke my iphone 4, everything was cool until i installed a mario theme, once it rebooted all the icons were white except the cydia icon and it doesnt open. i cant even go on the internet or check my mail, WHAT TO DO???

  • soNDVC

    A couple of questions: I’m trying to crack with redsn0w an iPad 2, is this possible? Also I’m trying to crack iPad 1′s but it’s not working with redsn0w… ideas?

  • Methaqsaleh

    can you send to me your Email brother to me email please this my email
    thank you a lot

  • Methaqsaleh

    i have big problem with jailbreak for iphone4 5.0.1 all redsn0w don’t accept any one if you have any help please tell me thank you

  • Mark Stephenson

    Ive delayed as long as i can, im semi tethering it. You can now be assured the untethered will be available the minute i get my phone how i want it.

    you can thank me later

  • Latoo2560

    If you have the white cydia icon problem, reboot, if it’s still white run the jailbreak again… just worked for me.

  • Cc

    why is everyone’s suggestion to “reboot it”? Like alex, I did everything exactly correct. All that happens is when I do the “just boot” option, I get the pineapple logo, then it SWITCHES to the white apple logo and repeatedly tries to reboot itself over and over again, until i do a hard reset.

  • Hung Hoang Xuan

    My jailbroken iPhone accidentally could not open cydia and other Installous’s apps and lost all apps that I downloaded from Cydia. Plz help me.

  • Yeaidontthinkso

    Jailbreak Iphone 4 IOS 5.0.1 with redsnow 0.9.9b8 and Cydia has installed but i cant open it !
    How to Fix This Big Problem ??? ( sometimes redsnow going to error while uploading fist stage )


  • Yeaidontthinkso

    The Best Solution is Just Try … Try … Try….. and Try………. to Boot Tethered using Redsnow until the Proses success and iphone show pinneaple :)

    I had tried 30 x before ;)

  • Yeaidontthinkso

    The Best Solution is Just Try … Try … Try….. and Try………. to Boot Tethered using Redsnow until the Proses success and iphone show pinneaple :)

    I had tried 30 x before ;)

  • Kevincorvallis

    you dont need 5.1 5.0 is fine too

  • Gunther

    NOOO, do not follow the procedure above. When you are using an old OS like 4.3.3 its much simpeler. Just install redsnow 9.9b8. Click on jailbreak and do a boot. You don’t need to download the ISPW files and don’t need to select the I.O.S. 5.0 ISPW file.

  • UtoPiet

    I have the white cydia as well on my iPad 1 IOS 5.0.1. Tried to jailbreak with iPad1,1_5.0_9A334 IPSW, but no luck. I keep recieving the ‘unrecognized build’ om Redsn0w. booted allready couple of times (with [just boot] in Redsn0w).
    How can I fix this?

  • UtoPiet

    after mayby 10 times rebooting using Redsn0w and the 5.0 IPSW, suddenly the pineapple appered. The Cydia icon was still white, but the app started!

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  • Rohan K

    hi Ahmed. Do you know perhaps why I can’t find semi-tether on cydia? Is there a specific source I need to add?

    also, I downloaded the latest 5.0.1 (1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore ipsw) from this site and redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8 does not recognise it. I could only do a jailbreak with the 5.0 (1_5.0_9A334_Restore ipsw) on my ipod touch 3rd generation

    exact error message is “That IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w”

    In order to try to simply get a working un-tethered version, I tried 1_4.3.2_8H7_Restore ipsw with redsn0w_win_0.9.6rc19 and it failed miserably everytime.

    The link to the earlier versions of redsnow don’t seem to work on their site

  • Guest

    download fimmwire 5.0 not 5.0.1

  • Egeatha

    redsnow says that ios 5.0.1 is not supported, any idea why???

  • Guest

    after the pineapple icon,, my phone just reboots my itself and i have a white cydia icon, which doesnt open,, and when i again go to extras and click just boot,, ,, nothing happens,, phone is still not jailbroken, any suggestions?

  • Hany Z Hanna

    help Pulseofhell
    after the pineapple icon,, my phone just reboots my itself and i have a white cydia icon, which doesnt open,, and when i again go to extras and click just boot,, ,, nothing happens,, phone is still not jailbroken, any suggestions?


  • Hany Z Hanna

    after the pineapple icon,, my phone just reboots my itself and i have a white cydia icon, which doesnt open,, and when i again go to extras and click just boot,, ,, nothing happens,, phone is still not jailbroken, any suggestions?


  • hany

    after the pineapple icon,, my phone just reboots my itself and i have a white cydia icon, which doesnt open,, and when i again go to extras and click just boot,, ,, nothing happens,, phone is still not jailbroken, any suggestions?


  • Guest

    Personally I can’t believe how people blame the dev-team over nothing.
    People who have trouble jailbreaking now should realize they haven’t
    even released the official jailbreak.

    So YOU couldn’t wait, and YOU decided to risk it,
    and now YOU blame your own shit to someone? Huh.

    You guys can’t crack the iOS, then keep your mouth shut
    until they release the official one. Or at least do a research
    then ask nicely.

  • Darran

    hi im running 4.3.5 and BB 04.10.01 using a Gevey Sim card to unlock… have tried using Sn0wbreeze and Redsn0w to upgrade to iso5 and keep my BB of 04.10… but I keep getting error 3194 in itunes.. i already have a tethered jail break on the phone and always reboot using 4.3.4.

    Any help will be greatly welcome


  • tuyasabes811

    Pleaseeeeeeee Help, I try too many times and I downloaded 5.0.1 and 5.0 and I have the same error in Itunes (error 3194).

  • fossda adssof

    something really weird happened, i successfully jailbroke my iPod, i tapped on Cydia, it loaded it but then it went to home screen and some of my apps were deleted, and half of them on the first screen. please help?

  • wildman

    Thank you Rami Abulaila!! I was able to make it work on my IPad. Thanks again for you comment above.

  • Shetos

    IPad 2 jailbreak Plis! :(

  • 57451203

    ME 2,fk the logo

  • 57451203

    In the PC show me down ,but my iphone4 still is a apple logo,

  • Crow

    Just keep trying it took me 5 retries till it finally started working :D

  • Apple Nerd

    in redsnow go into extras boot tethered your welcome :)

  • No man its not workin

    Please help, i jailbroke my iphone 3gs with ios5.0.1 and installed ultrasnow. I am trying to use T-Moblie sim and its saying no service. I have boot my device like 100 X and still not getting the signal. Whats next?

  • Noob killer


  • nick

    don’t you lose your baseband that way? if you arent using a customized firware 5.0.1?

  • Akash

    Hey guys please help i keep getting that the ipsw is not supported and ive tried using the 5.0 firmware and the 5.0.1! what am i doing wrong!!?? please i cant find the answer anywhere

  • Scot

    how do you find the 5.0.1 ISPW file if you first updated your iphone through its settings instead of using itunes?

  • Mick

    screw u asshole

  • Vladimir Makarov

    For god sake, why there’s no good evidence that semi-tethered for iOs 5.0.1 is a good thing
    I wanna update my 4.3.5 3GS(Old bootroom) to iOs 4.3.5, but im confused now

    Is there any safe method? and a tutorial video?
    a little help please, thanks

  • BadNewz730

    I followed your instructions up until hitting “Just Boot.” But when I turned on the iPad the Cydia app is a white square! What did I do wrong?

  • BadNewz730

    Sorry, I read below post and realized I needed to select iOS 5.0 again. Thanks!

  • Retiredassassin

    Does anyone here knows of a reputable site where I can send my iphone 3gs to get this done? I try a couple of sites and I ended up wasting my money. I love the phone but I got T-mobile and I honestly do not have the technical knowledge.

  • Bellagionailspa

    Open tinyumbrell tap advanced make sure you uncheck set host to cydia on exit

  • deadman

    i selected iPhone3,1_5.0_9A5220p_Restore in redsn0w 0.9.9b8 to jailbreak 5.0.1..and its working :D

  • Raj

    I am having the same issue. I have Iphone 3Gs on 5.0.1. I selected 5.0.1 ISPW. Please help

  • Mastilver

    I had the same problem, you need to select 5.0 firmware, not 5.0.1, and now you can jailbreak your iphone as usual!

  • Briannkang

    had the same problem. make sure you selected ipsw before choosing “just boot” and then when ur on the 3rd step of DFU mode make sure to hold down the home button longer than it asks. then it will go pass “exploiting with limera1n”. hope that helped

  • Vytautas Jurgutis

    Do anyone know, when will be available unlck for 3gs 5.0.1 version?

  • Vytautas Jurgutis

    I had the same problem, after run umbrella insted error 3194, i have got error 2005. After many times trying to put custom ipsw 5.0 with no luck,I have install 5.0.1 custom ipsw and lost unlock :(

  • Moblati461

    To anyone having the white Cydia issue. After you have ran the Jailbreak, Turn off your phone and open up redsnow again. Go to extras and click “Just boot” and follow the directions again like you did when you were initially running the jailbreak (Hold power button, then home, then release power. etc).

    Worked for me and I got cydia now.

  • Cloudbeast

    u nead to have the latest redsnow download
    for me the ios 5.0.1 does not let me jailbreak my ipod 4g and i have the latest redsnow

  • Wh473v3r

    I have the pineapple logo up but my phone hasn’t moved from there, how long should it take to actually load?

  • Baseball_d2

    So there is no iOS 5 untethered jailbreak yet? if there is one would someone send me a how to link.. and if there is an untethered jailbreak, is it available to RedSn0w?

  • Baseball_d2

    not too long.. maybe like 5-10 min max

  • Just reached Enlightenment

    Ok one thing people need to remember, before you do the “Just Boot” stage, you need to Select your IPSW 5.0 AGAIN, otherwise you’ll just end up with a White Cydia. Hope this helps.

  • Josh 1991

    dnt understand how u run the restore thru the downlaod that u get from here

  • Josh 1991

    just says that its not supported with this version and its the 0.9.9b8

  • Jota

    This jailbreak for iOS 5.01 is big headheck!
    I ve done it and the iPhone stays a big Che…t
    With the smitethered th phone wen you start installing apps from
    cydia it will crash and has very very bugs!
    The phone stays with very apps not working like google maps, safari, sms…
    When they launch a unttethered jailbreak for ios 5.0 or higher don’t do it.
    Wy they launch this when since the iOS 4.3.3 the jailbreak it’s a fake!
    The iPhone works very good without the jailbreak and working iPhone that the battery gives for 3 days without charge.
    Continue working but like the 4.3.3 untethered.

  • Spartan

    i get “Unrecognized build” when i try to Jailbreak. I had jailbroken it before but I just upgraded to 5.0.1 today, so trying to JB again. I also can’t find any IPSW file. Help please

  • NS60

    hi all, this may a dumb question but the firmware file donload is a zip file. if i unzip it i dont see any .ipsw. how does redsnow read this?

  • Ahmedy

    Hi guys im using 4.1 on my iphone4 and unlocked with gevey sim.. would like to update it to 5.0.1 but is the preserve baseband works with this??

  • Ozjliu

    Hi Guys
    It seems that redsn0w 0.9.9b8 does not support iOS 5.0.1 final version. Where can I download the lastest version of redsn0w, such as redsn0w 0.9.9b11?

  • Mrcyunes

    Same here, says it is not supported on 0.9.9b8

  • Jenkinsjason007

    hey im using a iphone 3gs with baseband 05.16.05 and 5.0.1 i keep getting the error mentioned below anyone figured it out am i running non compatable things? im new to jailbreaking haha

  • Coex321

    change the .zip to .ipsw without unzipping it.

  • Coex321

    It works… but you have to try to reboot several times because you get errors … keep trying… it worked on my fifth attempt.

  • Beckjsn

    Just installed everything as suggested
    , Cydia icon was up touched it and said it was rebooting or something like that and then boom! lost everything. Tried “Just Boot” still nothing ….Need some Help PLEASE!!!!!!!

  • Jaykumar097

    Redsnow cant read the ios5.0.1 file

    someone help please

  • Wingfai87

    hey i installed cydia and all… But some of the apps like : ‘youtube, itunes, app store is not working on my phone…
    do i have to jailbreak it again? Cause i wanna use those apps. Could anyone help me?

  • Wingfai87

    it can ONLY read the IOS 5.0.0 file.

  • Ahmedy

    Hi guys im using 4.1 on my iphone4 and unlocked with gevey sim.. would like to update it to 5.0.1 but is the preserve baseband works with this??

  • Ahmedy

    you just have to boot it up using the Redsn0w and do this whenever you want to reboot the phone.

    means never reboot your phone without Redsn0w

  • NS60

    Thanks. I ended up trying it on my mac and it worked. Have to say the instructions are pretty bad but hey it’s free right ;) .

  • Elizabethannbrate

    How do you do this jailbreak? When I do this for my ipod touch 4g its in iOS 5.0.1 and I get an error with the RedSn0w saying an error. When I look for my firmware I find it and all but it says the firmware but then says restore.ipsw and when I click on it thats when I get the error saying it cant do it etc. I need help. Someone please help me with this.

  • Reena Rana

    I tried every possible way u guys told me to….


    you have an iphone 4?


    if your using an iphone 4 running 5.0.1 on a windows computer sn0wbreeze is waaayyyy easier


    this is what i did on my iphone 4 running 5.0.1 on windows xp..

    Step 1: download sn0wbreeze, your ios 5.0.1 ispw file, and save it all to your desktop to make it easier to find it all.

    Step 2:Once you’ve downloaded your IPSW for iOS 5.0.1, run Sn0wbreeze. Click the blue arrow. Find the downloaded IPSW file your IOS device or simply drag the ispw file to the box and click on the blue arrow again.

    Step 3: Sn0wbreeze will now show the details of your device to a verification screen. Click the blue arrow again.

    Step 4: Now, if you are planning to preserve the baseband of your iPhone to unlock the SIM Gevey Ultrasn0w unlock, choose Expert Mode option. Then click the arrow again.

    Step 5: In the next screen, select Build IPSW and click on the blue arrow again. This step may take a while, but you will be notified when the process ends.(i think you can even play pacman while you might take awhile but just be patient and play pacman to help ease your mind while you wait)

    Step 6: Connect the device and click OK, then follow the steps to slide the device in DFU mode. If all goes as planned, you will receive a confirmation message.

    Step 7: Open iTunes, select the device in the list, then hold down the left Shift key on the keyboard, press the Restore button, which lets you navigate to the custom firmware file that you created through Sn0wbreeze.

    With the process completed, you now need to know how to boot tethered.

    Step 1: Start iBooty, which by default should be on your desktop, select the device and press Start.
    Step 2: Follow the onscreen instructions to insert the device into DFU mode.
    Step 3: Finally iBooty do its job. Now you can go to Cydia and install all your favorite applications and settings!
    Before concluding, it is also worth noting that the patch also works on iOS 5.0.1 SemiTether

    this way seems a little techy but its actually super easy i promise…i use this way because of all the errors i got with redsn0w and plus i even get to play pacman while i wait!! : ) like if this helped you


    hey i just posted instructions that may help you… dfu your phone restore with itunes and try my method


    btw this method should work with iphone 4, 3gs, ipods, and even ipad. just make sure u use ur ispw and also feel free to google sn0wbreeze and double check the instructions to make sure this is right for you

  • Gears2525

    hey i have a jailbroken iphone 4 on 5.0.1 redsnow and i can’t get the semi untethered jailbreak to work


    follow my steps below after you do a dfu reboot in itunes

  • fantom

    this is work for ipad2 wifi?

  • iLove iTouch

    Hi guys,

    I tried to jailbreak my ipod touch 4G on iOS 5.0.1(9A405) using Redsnow 0.9.9b8. But when I selected the IPSW file iOS 5.0.1(9A405), it says ” That IPSW is not supported by this version of redsnow. Fingerprint: 13c7916459738ab218e320b86bc0df11f45b2390 ”

    Why is that ? Can someone help me with this ?

  • Jason Jenkins

    use iOS 5.0 instead of iOS 5.0.1 when selecting your IPSW

  • Jason Jenkins

    use iOS 5.0 instead of iOS 5.0.1 when selecting your IPSW

  • Jason Jenkins

    use iOS 5.0 instead of iOS 5.0.1 when selecting your IPSW

  • Pian

    mee to how??

  • heonix

    i have a uk iphone 4 any ideas which ipsw file i have to download cant tell the difference between gsm and cdsm versions i use my phone on the three network cheers

  • Laccotio

    How long does it take to load? It takes like 10 minute now on the white circle???

  • Elizabethannbrate

    how i do that?

  • Jenkinsjason007

    Do everything as the instructions say, except instead of using the 5.0.1 IPSW download the 5.0 IPSW and import that to Redsn0w and it should say the file it detected and then warn you thats the file its going to use from then on after you imported that follow the threads instructions to the letter! Hope that helps! :)

    Just to let you know this is Jason Jenkins who replied below im using my phone not pc to reply

  • Elizabethannbrate

    So I did this with my Ipod 4g on the ios 5.0.1 and it worked but then i get an error afterwards stating i need to go back to my restore point for apple cause it cant id my ipod etc this is after i install my snowbreeze firmware updated and all i dont get what im doing wrong?

  • Elizabethannbrate


  • Orbital Gibbon

    yes mine is too, seems like its been longer than that

  • Laccotio

    After 40 minutes i canceled it.. i cant seem to get it to work.. I havve an iphone 3gs on 05.16.05!

  • Jenkinsjason007

    Well its the same as your IOS it will be one of 4, 4.3.5, 5.0, 5.0.1, dont hold me too it tho like i said before in a different post im new to this stuff but im over 70% sure thats correct to find out what iOS your running simply go to Settings > General > Version, and thats the iOS software! Hope this helps! :)

  • Jenkinsjason007

    Settings > General > About > Version

    Just woke excuse me if thats incorrect tho!

  • Abbottcouple

    Is it possible to JB without the Restore file? internet connection is bad and hard to get such a large file.

  • Robin048

    When is iPad 2 jailbreak coming?

  • ClaudiaL

    I’ve had my Iphone 4 for a few days now, and i wanted to jailbreak ios 5.0.1, will i loose all my files and saved games (Angry Birds, Tiny Tower, etc). Thanks

  • Orbital Gibbon

    Yes I let it run all night and it still was spinning the next morning. Ive tried the recovery fix on redsnow too and it didnt workeither. would really appreciate any help on this or even just how to get it back to normal now.

  • Cjadams51

    Sorry if this is a dumb question. I have an iphone 3gs (newer baseband) running 5.01 with a tethered jailbreak. Can I still have ATT unlock the sim, because I am traveling to china and need to use an international sim card.

  • Jenkinsjason007

    No you shouldnt loose anything! :)

  • Jenkinsjason007

    I dont think there is but i could be wrong sorry i cant help

  • Ney_cfue

    You can flash it with iPad baseband to make it unlockable by using ultrasn0w :)

  • SilentiPod

    Thank you so much!!! This worked!!

  • Cjadams51

    Thanks. I was hoping to be able to unlock without messing with the baseband. Is this my only solution? If so I may have to give it a shot. Can u direct me to a tutorial? Thanks again.

  • Tonyc415

    take care, if you flash ipad baseband, your gps may have problem

  • Tonyc415

    take care, if you flash ipad baseband, your gps may have problem. about tutorial, you can search it with gxxgle

  • Jaydream182

    allot of people seem to be having problems with this jailbreak.. Should I still do it??

  • Anonymous

    iPad 2 jailbreak please. :

  • Roblaners

    does not work, tried jbing, went thru and got to 1st stage, then error report

  • Jaykumar097

    i tried that too but redsnow still could not recognise the ipsw file

  • Gymchicks

    I have an iphone 4 and used redsn0w to jailbreak 5.01. I got the cydia icon – all seems good, but still have a “no service” at the top. any suggestions?

  • Sarun Thehunk

    i am stuck too… some body help plz

  • Sarun Thehunk

    i am stuck too… some body help plz

  • truth

    if cydia is stuck on “device is in the pending tss que” does that mean it is not unlocked

  • ian carr

    I have a question I have a iphone 4 5.01 did the semi tether using these instrucions. Everything was fine then I had to reboot due to a sync issue with iTunes. I did the semit tether instruction but to no avail. I was stuck in devo mode for over a hour. Now im back up semi tetherd still where everythgin works except safari, stock email, and youtube. What can I do o get back to ether fulltethered or stock. I don’t have the blobs due to the computer crashd.

  • Hipster315

    had that problem too, until I used Ac1dSnow 2 to boot tethered and it works every time!

  • Joshreyna

    HELP it says unreconzied build

  • Nmzubi

    I have attempted this several times for my iPhone 4 running on ios 5.0.1… i have not succeeded at all – it continues to ay unrecognized build

  • Michael

    try to reset all settings on your iPhone first, then try restoring it.

  • Diverdown

    Use the ios 5.0 NOT 5.1 – in resdn0w. Even though your iphone is on 5.1


    update your phone to 5.1 through itunes. download the custom ispw for 5.0 and select that with redsnow. then jaoilbreak

  • Diverdown

    go back to redsnow and select ipsw then “just boot tethered” – all will work until your phone gets reset again.

    Each time you need to reboot you must go to computer. the semi tethered is a “limp mode” to get you home.

  • Phelan_z06

    Don’t flash the iPad baseband on it because Ultrasn0w is not updated for 5.0.1 yet!!!

  • SomeGuy

    Ok one thing people need to remember, before you do the “Just Boot” stage, you need to Select your IPSW 5.0 AGAIN, otherwise you’ll just end up with a White Cydia. Hope this helps.

  • Jb31273

    I need some help. I wouldn’t classify myself as an “expert” or anything, but I have jailbroken and unlocked 3 iPhones, 2 iTouches, and an iPad (v1) – so I am somewhat familiar with the process…. The 3 iPhones that are unlocked are 3GS’ running iOS 5.0 (9A334) with BB 06.15.00. They are all the new bootrom (359.3.2) and as such are “tethered” jailbreaks. We have T-mobile service and as stated, all work fine. I bought a “used” un-jailbroken 3GS for my daughter (for Christmas) that had been updated to 5.0.1 and I went through the processes with both Redsn0w (0.9.9b8) as well as sn0wbreeze v2.8b11 (with iBooty) and successfully jailbroke (have Cydia) and upgraded the BB to 06.15.00. However my issue is that – even after installing (multiple times) ultrasn0w, the phone still does not recognize the SIM. I get an “invalid SIM” error when I put in the T-mobile SIM and then it states “no service” in the upper left hand corner. I have turned off 3G and locations services – but no joy. Still keep getting the error.

    Can anyone help? PLEASE?

  • Jb31273

    I actually found a way to work this out and am happy to say it works great. So for any of you that may be having the same issue I was having – here is what you do:

    go to hxxp:// and download the following file to your PC: Fix ultrasn0w for iOS 5.0.1 (3GS).deb
    Sign up for a DropBox account if you don’t already have one and place the file in the DB account
    On your iPhone – in Cydia – search for, find, and download the program “iFile”
    On your iPhone – in the App Store – search for, find, and download the App for “DropBox”
    Set your DropBox (“DB”) App on your iPhone to link with the DB account you set up on your PC so you can see the .deb file you down loaded.
    VERY IMPORTANT: Do NOT have ultrasn0w installed! If you do, uninstall it
    On your iphone, in your DB app, launch the “Fix ultrasn0w for iOS 5.0.1 (3GS).deb” file in iFile. (to launch in DB, pick the pick the “Open In” arrow/pompt in the bottom right hand corner and choose iFile).INSTALL the .deb file and then reboot your phone
    Once you’ve rebooted, go into Cydia and install ultrasn0w 1.2.4

    This should set you up. Only 6 1/2 hours of research and trial/error – but now it works!

  • Jb31273

    see my post above (Jb31273). I was having the same problem, but figured out a way to correct it. Works great.


    hi guys.. im using iphone 4 .. ios 5.0.1 and bb 4.11.08.. i have tried jailbreak using redsnow beta 8, but i end up with “no service” on my iphone.. i have tried tethered jb many times but the problem -no service remains.. at present im using my iphone as an ipod.. please help me solve this issue..

  • Anonymous

    Ok my Friends, I need Help with this. I have had the Motorola Razor v3 since it first came out. I recently was talked into upgrading to iPhone. So, I now have iPhone 3gs. I have tried to jailbreak from this page and have run into a couple of problems. When I download the iOS 5.0.1 final version, extract it, and there is no .ipsw file there. I have tried just pointing to the .ipsw file that it is using, and it goes ok until reboot, then it says “Cannot recognize thumbprint”. What am I doing wrong or not doing? I don’t wan’t to screw this iPhone up. I already have an iPod touch. Don’t need another one. Please Help!

  • Greg

    Hii… i have tried several times and it says “That IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w”. help. thx

  • Paul

    I have done this so many times, and I still can’t get it to work. My 3Gs New BootRom has official iOS 5.0.1 Installed. Directed redsn0w to iOS 5.0 and all installs ok the devise, however after when I use the Just Boot Option to boot into the Jailbroken state, I get error message Unrecognised Build, redsn0w is still pointing to iOS 5.0 and I don’t know what else to do. I have never had a problem in the past using redsn0w to jailbreak my iPhone 3Gs.

  • mizcutie101

    use 5.0 it’ll work fine

  • mizcutie101

    make sure its for your correct device…

  • Anonymous

    Wish I could! iTunes won’t let me downgrade to iOS 5.0. And, every iOS 5.0.ipsw file I download doesn’t have the .ipsw file after I unzip it. :(

  • BazookaCZ

    Hi, i installed this JB on my iPhone 4 and it doesnt work. I did the install of the JB, my phone restarted but Cydia wasnt working so i booted it up, my custom boot logo showed but then i got back on apple logo and after a sec there was a rotating circle and its fucked up again. -.-

  • Corona3cf

    damn .. i want to jailbreak my ipad 2 !! :’(

  • WhySoSerious

    You can’t downgrade to iOS 5.0. What you do is download the IPSW file for 5.0 to your computer and select it in redsn0w. (Even though you have 5.0.1 on your phone)

  • KenT@main

    Thanks..It’s Works Fine and many many help…

  • Adam

    Hey can you repost that link? It got cutoff. Glad to know there’s a solution here.

  • $$$T-MON3Y$$$

    My iphone 4 has ios 5.0.1….I got the redsn0w_0.9.9b8 with iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore ipsw….
    Works fine…it’s semitether BUT the semitether only works maybe for about 3 to 5 hours the most then my phone reboots on it self and goes back to stock ios 5.0.1…..I get it to work again with the JUST BOOT on redsn0w…. But hate doing this method like two or three times a day….Any advice or update?????

  • Anonymous

    Ok, I have downloaded the iPhone2, file. But, when I extract all, there’s a bunch of crap in there, but NO .ipsw file. Is there a trick to the extraction? Or, do I just change the extension of the unzipped file to .ipsw?

  • Anonymous

    Ok, I have downloaded the iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw. Followed the above instructions. I selected “Just boot tethered right now”. Now, the redsn0w window says “The connected device doesn’t support untethered options”. My What am I doing wrong? I can’t turn my phone on at all now.

  • Deset

    rename from .zip to .ipsw

  • Esihkaaa

    hej there…
    i download everything ipsw 5.0.1 and Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 for Windows .. i have a trouble is not accepted so .
    when i select ipsw they say is not supported so i need help ..

  • tony lee

    STEP 4: Open Redsn0w and select “Extras” then “Select IPSW” and browse for the iOS 5.0.0 IPSW file
    use 5.0.0 ipsw
    repeat step#4 before apply step#7
    work good on my 3gs os 5.0.1

  • Anonymous

    Hey Guys…SUCCESS!!! I have successfully completed a Tethered Jailbreak on my iphone 3gs iOS 5.0.1 I think I will stick to Tethered for now. Will wait for the Untehered tutorial before I do anything else. Thanks to everyone here for your help! Great Community! :) ))

  • Anonymous

    Hey Guys…SUCCESS!!! I have successfully completed a Tethered Jailbreak on my iphone 3gs iOS 5.0.1 I think I will stick to Tethered for now. Will wait for the Untehered tutorial before I do anything else. Thanks to everyone here for your help! Great Community! :) ))

  • LeKwame Bester

    I have been waiting for this for a long time. Got it done on my iphone 4 running ios 5.0.1

  • L1V3W1R3_

    i tried to jailbreak my ipod touch 4g running on ios5.0.1 and when i touch the cydia app (its blank whit btw) it expands as if it was gonna open up then it just exits to the home screen again i need help….

  • L1V3W1R3_

    ok nevermind i kept reading comments and figured out that before goin to just boot you need to put the 5.0 data back on the ipsw on extras then just boot very important step

  • ticoman

    Hi all,
    I successfully applied the jailbreak and unlock, but the current modem firmware is 05.16.05 and I need
    Version 06.15.00 for the iPhone to work in my country (costa rica), anyone knows how to fix this? Thanks!

  • mossy

    So are you guys saying once your on 5.0.1 you need to select 5.0 IPSW? The Instructions give a 5.0.1 link not a 5.0 ipsw….can someone please confirm the procedure? I keep getting the error “that IPSW is not supported” – thanks!

  • mossy

    BTW I was trying using a 5.0.1 IPSW I downloaded…I am reluctant to hunt down a 5.0 ipsw and download it if thats not the right version.

  • Brisingr32

    You have to restore your iPhone back to factory settings using iTunes because it is in recovery mode…I know because it just happened to me.

  • Alex

    i am using an iphone 4 ios 5.0.1 and tried jailbreaking and everything goes fine until the end, it just stays at the apple logo then it shows the circle loading thing then it just freezes forever. anyone know how to fix?

  • Likwid14

    PLEASE PLEASE how you did it…Mine keeps telling me that this version of ISPW is not supported by this version of redsn0w……….so where do i get the correct version??????

  • paicolman

    Sorry, no help here, just having the same problem exactly! No service, other than that everything fine. Have you solved your problem?

  • tony lee

    confirm.. yep your iphone os 5.0.1 but when use redsnow
    STEP 4: Open Redsn0w and select “Extras” then “Select IPSW” and browse for the iOS 5.0.0 IPSW file .
    as far as i know redsn0w 9.9b8 not support os 5.0.1ipsw yet but it does support 5.0ipsw

    do Open Redsn0w and select “Extras” then “Select IPSW” and browse for the iOS 5.0.0 IPSW again before apply step # 7 else same message ..” redsn0w not support …..”
    it work for me on my 3gs os5.0.1 baseband 5.16.05Semi Untethered.
    i’m happy with it for now… and wait for untethered jailbreak.

  • Anonymous

    Do a Google search for iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw That is the correct 5.0. Version. It will download as a .zip file. DO NOT Extract it. Just change the .zip extension to .ipsw A window will pop up saying “If you change a file name extension, the file might become unusable. Are you sure you want to change it?” Click “Yes”. DO NOT Remove or replace the 5.0.1 .ipsw that’s is your itunes Apple Software Update file. Just point to where you have the 5.0. .ipsw file saved at. Worked like a charm for me!

  • Sebastien LeBlanc

    you need to boot tethered stupid, its a tethered jailbreak

  • Vicv

    Awesome, thanks guys, back in business!!

  • Lb0708

    Push the IPSW to desktop,Good luck!

  • brar_loves_you

    After jailbreak when apple logo appears…go to red snow again…extras…select iOS 5 again and just boot tethered ….DFU mode …that s it….u have jail broken iPhone….

  • Nadhir Batna

    I downloaded the official firmware 5.0.1 for GSM for iphone 4 , when i open it with redsn0w 0.9.9b8 , this message pop out : This ipsw is not supported by this version of reds0w . and a long fingerprint with a long serial . are you sure this works on 5.0.1 ?

  • DaStef

    I have the same problem with my 3gs. Who can help?

  • Tinybee1988

    mine is 5.0.1 and jb using redsn0w and downloaded semi tether tool from cydia then after i restated my device there its hangs at apple logo

  • Mjwaldschm1

    I’ve had the same problem and none of the unlockers/jailbreaks will respond at least saying this is a known problem and what needs to be done (new code breaking/software development, etc.). So frustrating as I gave my son who lives in Germany my old AT&T 3gs and thought I was being proactive by updating it to the new iOS 5. Basically shot myself in the foot as he has a brick until someone responds what the issue is.

  • Ouster M B

    It’s a jailbreak for 5.0.1, but you need the iOS 5.0 IPSW? I don’t get it. I’m confused.

  • Tinybee1988

    i have a iphone 4 ios5.0.1 and jailbreaked with redsn0w after jailbreak i made “just boot”, then i added repositor in cydia and install semi tether application
    every thing is running good but when i reboot it hanging up at apple logo
    when i run just boot in redsn0w its working fine

    the thing is semitether is not working for me

    please help me

  • shotty577

    i am having the same problem as well, installed semi tether and when reboots it just hangs at the apple logo, i checked the semi tether app and it says device is protected, i also installed installous and appsync but removed both prior to downloading semi tether, is H1Siri the problem?

  • shotty577

    Tiny i read around a lil bit and found out it has something to do with the mobile substrate, which is not only downloaded by the BigBoss Semi-Tether repo but from the Cydia/Telesphoreo source as well

  • Tinybee1988

    sir i didnt got Cydia/Telesphoreo source

  • Adu_andrei2

    CYDIAHELP SUCKS!!!! This guy is a stupid spammer who just copies content from other real jailbreak sites. He filled the site with advertising!!! 2 in text advertising? Both Kontera and INFOLINKS? WHY IS THAT NOOB? Why are you so greedy and you don’t think of user experience? STUPID SPAMMER!!!

  • Chicag0kid

    Thanks SomeGuy. This seems really simple, but it wasn’t that intuitive for a first timer. I have been banging my head trying to get this jailbreak to work but I couldn’t until I followed your instructions. I hope that others with the “unrecognized build” problem will find this helpful.

  • Kingfromdubai

    hi guys need help as usual i got i pad2 wi fi 3 gs and it is ver 5.0.1 can i jailbreak it with this tutorial plz help

  • Kingalando

    You have to use 5.0 not 5.0.1 . It still works.

  • Lelakiabsurd

    Hello. I’m Jailbreaking iPod 4G iOS 5.0.1 with Custom IPW 5.0. 9A334 although my firmware 9A405 (I tried to use the same Firmware 5.0.1but redsnow reject it said not compatible) and then, the jailbreak was success. the iPod reboot successfully without giving me any chance to do ‘Just Boot’ option. The Cydia icon appear with only white, can’t click, can’t tap. something wrong? is because im using diffrent IPSW or i’m missing some steps? Please help.. really confusing…

  • Anonymous

    Ok, I’ve decided to “Semi-Tether”. However, when I open Cydia and search for “SemiTether”, it cannot find it. Now what?

  • Anonymous

    Question from a newbie: Probably a dumb question but if I jailbreak my iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1 using the semi-tethered option, can I restore and re-jaibreak using the un-tethered jailbreak when it becomes available (I need to be able to use my phone in a different part of the world on the weekend).

    Thanks in advance.

  • Brisingr32

    It automatically boots once and then you shut it off and go to extras and click the just boot option after that it should work

  • Brisingr32

    You dont have to worry about that now a new beta has been released for redsn0w so it will recognize ios5.0.1 with out having to manuelly select an ispw so just search redsn0w 0.9.9.b9 on your search engine and you should find after you visit a couple of sites because some of them just talk about the new redsn0w

  • Brisingr32

    Just search redsn0w 0.9.9.b9 and download it that will work because it recognizes ios 5.0.1 without having to manuelly selecting an ipsw making it much simpler this however is still a tethered jailbreak so u will have to boot it up using ur computer or else youll just see the apple logo

  • ODuron

    I’m using iPhone 3GS on 5.0.1, baseband 05.16.05 I received an error, Unrecognized build. The jailbreak seemed to work but Cydia did not install correctly, tried it a couple of times with the same results. So I restored back to 5.0.1 I was using redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8 would the b9 version work on my newer 3GS model or should I wait for the real deal?

  • Robert Bolt-norris

    you have to add a repo (google it ) :)

  • Coreyt08

    will I break my GPS on my iphone3gs old bootrom if I install the iPads BB? Thank you

  • Marcus721

    So, I did all of the above successfully.. I think. So, now that I’ve done it all and have Cydia, is my iPhone 4 unlocked and able to be used with another network?

  • Ivankravtsov37

    is it posible to jailbreak a iphone 4s?

  • 620omen

    hi.. where did u get the custom IPW 5.0 9A334..? i try to jailbreaking iPod 4G iOS 5.0.1 till now, still no progress.. (No exp. jailbreaking before)

  • Arslanhawn


    I’m writing you this after several failed attempts to jailbreak ios 5.0.1. My iphone 4 is LOCKED now.
    Before all of this, I had a jailbroken ios 5.0 (with preserved baseband of ios 4) with gevey sim working fine for a few days until Cydia crashed and would not open (along with cydia related apps and safari browser). So I thought it turned semi-tethered somehow and i needed to jailbreak it to tethered. I downloaded latest itunes, the latest version of sn0wbreeze 2.8b11 and ios 5.0 ipsw. I made a custom firmware through sn0wbreeze and put my phone in dfu mode and tried to jailbreak it but i got an error 3194 and it returned to the same state as before (i.e. ios 5.0 unlocked with gevey sim with baseband ). I tried everything but it did not work.
    A friend recommended me to jailbreak ios 5.0.1 through same procedure. Before the attempt I luckily downloaded ifaith 1.4.1 and dumped the shsh blobs. After that i tried to jailbreak ios 5.0.1 and itunes successfully installed it BUT It’s LOCKED now because gevey sim is not supported.
    Then i made a custom firmware ios 5.0 with shsh blobs using ifaith and tried to downgrade it to 5.0 but i got an error 1604. I tried everything to solve this with every possible solution to 1604 error (I changed pc, my firewire, clean new installation of itunes, changing host file and restarting my PC, etc.) but nothing helped.

    Now, i’m completely stuck and have no access to the phone. I need HELP!!!!!!! Please, give me some glad tidings that i would be able to downgrade since i have shsh blobs though iFaith.

  • galapong

    hello. i’ve successfully jailbroken my ipod touch. but when i rebooted (using the “just boot” option in redsnow), only the pineapple logo appears, then returns to another stage where the connect to itunes command appears. my ipod doesn’t boot anymore. what has happened? please help.

  • Guest

    i’m having problems with cydia… when i jailbroke my ipad 1 (i did everything in the guide except for semi-tether because of this problem) and I got cydia. When I open it and it starts to download the packages it crashes after it finishes downloading. If I cancel it, I can’t search or add sources and it’ll crash. Please help.

  • Emmavickers77

    Hi all, I could do with some help. I have always had a jailbroken iPhone and recently updated my iPhone4 to 5.0.1 so I have a tethered jailbroken phone. The problem I am having is that when I try to download a purchased app from the app store it says ‘waiting’ for a long time and then says that it cannot connect to iTunes. I have added Appsync to Cydia but that is still not working, if anyone has any ideas that would be amazing.

    Many thanks,

  • Rope

    Yes. You just restore your phone via iTunes to factory settings and then install the new jailbreak.

  • Mugy7

    once you reboot into semitether, you boot tethered, you don’t jailbreak it again

  • Ericka8villa

    is it possible for me to jailbreak my 4s?

  • Naveenkumargnr

    hey friend restore u r iphone to factory settings and jailbreak with redsnow


  • Djshnady

    what do i do when i cant find corona on cydia? I searched for it and all i can find is theese 4.

    Corona HD LS
    Corona Lockscreen
    Corona lockscreen

  • Chickenlover83

    i jailbroke mine but cydia isnt appearing

  • Lzseeker

    update on redsn0w 10. after jailbreaking and installing Cydia, power off, power on works.

  • Lzseeker

    I am having some problems with Winterboard installing. and also can not find my arronnash barrel. hmmmm any suggestions??

  • Adrian Wong

    i keep having this exploiting failed problem. anyone has tht?

  • Angelito_1991

    Jailbreak for iPad 2 5.0.1?

  • Limtl90

    mine keep on reboot and stuck on apple logo.. :( what should i do?? ANy helps

  • lhajm

    fuck this. cydia is crashing all the time whenever i try to install, search, add or just leave it there for no reason

  • Weatherbee

    I saw a corona deb file online…

  • Chethan Rao

    Folks remember to select iOS 5.0 IPSW before going forward with the Just Boot stage. Else you’ll be stuck with the white cydia icon. I was stuck there, but thanks to a user named SomeGuy I have finally jailbroken my iPod Touch 4G. Great :)

  • Ssushant9

    guys i jailbroken my iphone3gs and now carrier option is not shown in settings and no service is shown in my network….!!! guys please help… screwed rite now…!!!

  • Ssushant9

    dude same problem here…. did u solve your problem????? please reply…

  • Ssushant9

    dude same problem here…. did u solve your problem????? please reply…

  • Soccermagic0

    You bricked your device (I think).

  • BlackHawk

    i need help every time i try to restore my 3gs to 5.01 it gives me error 1600 .. my bb was(is) 05.16.02.. i dont care if i upgrade the bb or not but i would like to fix this.. my iphone is stock in the black screen…
    at the beginning everything was fine but then after it show me the apple logo and itunes restart my iphone it went black :s.. if u could give any advice i would really appreciate it..( i have tried…. tiny umbrella shsh…redsnow…snowbreeze…) Thanks in advanced…

  • BlackHawk

    …. update still doesnt work :( …. ive been trying to do this since yesterday its been 10 hours xD…. HELP :(

  • Hrai21

    Try to uninstall the itunes and reinstall it. if it’s still doesn’t work then. Try to use different computer. It same thing happen to me and gave me error 21 then 1600 then 1601 then 1602. after all that i searched the net and found out if i use the different computer it will work and it did work for me


  • BlackHawk

    update… thatnks to a windows xp i could restore my iphone hahahahahah xD.. thank u Windows xp :P ….

    ps: if u have probles just use windows xp and it should be fine :D

  • nightmare12

    Were you able to resolve your issue? I have the same issue

  • Nikitas Sayegh

    Did you figure it out cause i have exactly the same problem with exactly the same iphone? Thnx!

  • ODuron

    Yes, had to use a newer version of redsn0w, redsn0w_win_0.9.10b1 and the ispw I used was, iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw Had to try it a few times because the phone kept going into the Restore mode Vs. the DFU mode. Also check your iPhone, is it newer or older bootrom. My 4th and 5th digits of serial number were 44.

  • Nikitas Sayegh

    It is a newer bootrom! will i still be able to do it? And one more question, did u try to untether it by using corona afterwards? Thnx for the help so far! Will tell you how it goes!

  • ODuron

    I didn’t need to do any thing else, redsn0w_win_0.9.10b1 gave me an un-tethered jailbreak, (I think they are up to 10b3 version now). I saw ‘corona’ mentioned in other atricles, just use redsn0w. There are other ways of jailbreaking so don’t get confused by reading about other methods. :)

  • Anonymous

    USB 3.0 dont work, better use USB 2.0

  • mike6

    i updated my 4th gen ipod to 5.0.1 and jailbroke it with redsnow and i got cydia fine, but my safir wont work it comes up as a blank whitte screen and closes after a min or two, also when i open any folder it slides up and the only way to get out of it is to hit the sleep button, alot of other lil problems and crashes what do i do?

  • Misahnov

    for the last 24 hours I was trying to figure out why the update wasn’t working with my T-Mobile sim card. I was able to finally get it all done. I have a 3GS with a firmware 06.15.00. Here is what I did: 1) Downloaded IOS 5.0.1 and redsn0w 0.9.10b3. 2) updated my phone with iTunes. 3) On redsn0w I clicked on jailbreak (I lost all my info about 20 hours ago so I said what the hell) I followed the instructions and when it asks what I want to download I checked Cydia and iPad baseband (my phone was made before the 35th week deadline so I was able to check that box). 4) After your phone does all the magic go back to redsn0w, click “Extras” then “Just Boot” follow the steps and let it do the magic again and after the phone restarts your t-mobile carrier should show up. 5) Make sure your 3G is off and ultrasn0w is installed from Cydia. (Do note that after many attempts with “Custom IPSW” it never worked for me and I was getting the error 1600, 1601, 1603, 1604. And by many I mean about 10 times. So I gave up on Custom IPSW and just started from beginning and did the jailbreak like it was never jailbroken before.) I am now on the new IOS 5.0.1 with T-Mobile and already made some calls to make sure it worked. I hope this will help some of you who are still having problems.

  • Misahnov

    Sorry on step 2) Not updated but restored the phone with the iTune (just in case that makes a difference)

  • Misahnov

    if you still need help read my post above

  • Hazem Ahmed

    i have the same problem with the carrier what to do?

  • Quanzye

    i try to jailbreak my ipad, after jailbreaking it using readsnow 0.9.10b3.
    my ipad keep on rebooting. i try to restore but itune cannot detect my ipad
    Need help please

  • Lovelycael

    im tryin to jailbreak my IPHONE 4 ios5.0.1 with redsn0w 0.9.10b3 and im getting the following error..

    Error: Couldnt required IPSW
    Please check your internet connection

    if your internet is working you may need an updated version of redsn0w.

    Error with SHSH blobs!

    all i know is that my internet is working just fine…what might be the problem..!

  • Lovelycael

    im tryin to jailbreak my IPHONE 4 ios5.0.1 with redsn0w 0.9.10b3 and im getting the following error..

    Error: Couldnt download required IPSW
    Please check your internet connection

    if your internet is working you may need an updated version of redsn0w.

    Error with SHSH blobs!

    all i know is that my internet is working just fine…what might be the problem..!

  • Akong84

    sounds great, but what do i do if my phone was made AFTER the 35th week? please help! thanks!

  • Lahabiamin

    I had my iphone 4 cdma jailbroken. Since I done that , I can’t send messages . SMS crashes every time i try to send one …. Any help , please ….

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  • Aroundaworld503

    Use iREB-r4 and place the ipad on DFU and go back to itunes, press shift and restore..

  • Kyperion

    So I’m trying to Jailbreak my iphone using redsnow with an iphone 4s 5.0.1 but when I enter DFU mode it says Iphone dosent have Autodetect on it and that it needs an IPSW. What do I do?

  • Guest

    i cannot believe this was the problem…:P

  • dfsfdsfggffgf

    you cant use the 4s it has an a5 cpu

  • Anonymous

    Hi Ahmed,
    I have 3gs 32gb with 6.15.00 baseband unlocked. I already update to 5.0.1 (9A405) with itunes and jail break through redn0w and then restore with itunes now I tried unlock by cydia-manage-sources-utras0w 1.2.5. Now its showing either No Service or searching. I have no idea what to do? Please help.

  • Gussaltman

    I have the same problem. 3gs 4.2.1 repo is blank.

  • Srinivas

    Hi Ahmed,
    recently I have taken i phone 4 5.0.1 version , through online(plimus) i have applied for unlocking the same but till now it is not unlocked they have taken the imei number and other details but when i check the status its showing in process it has been almost 1 and a half month i am not able to use my i phone… from there website i have downloaded and cydia is installed but when i try to add the resource in manage i am getting an error some files are not downloaded could you please help which rep…. i need to add to unlock my iphone please do help me on this waiting for ur valuable suggestions.

    Thanks & Regards

  • Ralphhadida

    i have done the steps above but when i click select ipsw file where do i find it i have looked in my mac and dont where it is? please help it says to TEP 1: Download iTunes 10.5 and iOS 5.0.1 final version.

    STEP 2: Backup your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and restore it using the iOS 5.0.1 IPSW file downloaded from the first step.

    STEP 3: Download Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 for Windows or Mac OS X from here.

    STEP 4: Open Redsn0w and select “Extras” then “Select IPSW” and browse for the iOS 5.0 IPSW file (download here).
    please what do i do next where is this file ?i am stuck on number 4 it says download here… where is here?

  • Ralphhadida

    i also have not used my phone for a couple months can it really be unlocked yet? are all these sites fake? i sure would love to use my phone can anyone out there help? thank you all have a great day….

  • Graham

    I have the ipod touch 4g.and i jailbroke it with redsnow.(5.0.1)but when i tap cydia it brings up a blank page and then it goes back to the home menu.if you know how to solve this,please help at

  • Burhan27

    my working friends got they iphone4 iso 5.0.1 jailbreak…they show me restart as like normal….fk where they get the jailbreak…is cool dun need to use redsnow..iso 5.0.1 untethered…who even got the jailbreak iso 5.0.1 pls shared as ur jailbreak..or tell as the web…that we can download it….

  • Akash Jaan

    It should be under, My Documents, on the left top corner you will see Downloads, click that and then hit “Ctrl+F” and type “ipsw”. hope this helps

  • Crisllerena

    Hi Ralphhadida. I am trying to find the ipsw file as well but can´t find it on a mac… did you have any luck?

  • Maddy_yd

    ipsw for XP os systems can be found at C:Documents and SettingsuserApplication DataApple ComputeriTunesiPhone Software Updates

  • Rl2210

    I have IPhone 4 with 5.0.1 which has already been jail broken my firmware is 04.11.08 can It be ulocked. My carrier is tmobile. Please help I haven’t been able to use this phone for several months since I upgraded it to 5.0.1.

  • Evitts Brandon

    My ipod touch says ”unrecognized build” whats wrong?

  • Chrislite2010

    ohkay so i jailbroke my iphone 3gs and it was working until it cut off, so I tried to Just Boot, and my computer said unrecognized build. So then i clicked Select IPSW, and then a pineapple popped up and now its just on here. what do I do next?