Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G, iPad (GUIDE)

by Ahmed Omar on November 2, 2011

iOS 5.0.1 has been released just couple of hours ago and it’s jailbroken now. Below is your full guide to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G, 3G and iPad. iPad 2 and iPhone 4S are not supported yet.

iOS 5.0.1 is currently jailbroken using the latest redsn0w version just by pointing it over the iOS 5 IPSW. Below is the full instructions to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 on all devices running it except iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.

STEP 1: Download the required files:

STEP 2: Connect your device, sync it with iTunes then restore to iOS 5.0.1.

STEP 3: Open Redsn0w, click on Extras, then Select IPSW and point it to iOS 5 IPSW file.

STEP 4: Now hit back, then jailbreak and check on “Install Cydia”.

STEP 5: Follow the on-screen instructions to get your device in DFU mode.

You’ll get your device jailbroken within few minutes of installing some important exploits on your iOS device. You’ll get white Cydia icon once jailbroken, you’ll need to make tethered boot to get it working. In future, when you reboot your device, you’ll also need to tethered boot.

iOS 5.0.1 Tethered Boot

STEP 1: Open Redsn0w, hit Extras then “Just Boot”.

STEP 2: Hit next and then follow the on-screen instructions to get in DFU mode.

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  • Aqibi2000

    Here we go…. IOS 89234 will be as advanced as the Jailbreak community is today with its customising and features via tweaks!

    >>> IOS 5 is just a complexion of popular Cydia tweaks – intelliscreen, wifi sync etc

  • Bodo79

    but the untethered??????

  • Banunricky

    WTF*****! Why they keep iPhone 4s n iPad 2 out side of JB till now?

  • Alex

    If I have base band 6.15.00 will this change it?

  • http://twitter.com/Datchx darwinelguira

    can you unlock 4.11.08 firmware from iphone 4 IOS5 version?????

  • Asas

    instead of a unthetered jailbreak for iOS 5 you put here a thetered jailbreak for 5.0.1? I don’t know what to say. Ridiculous. And new basebands unlocks?

  • Urim Morina

    By the way untethered jailbreak wont released until next version of iOS is released (seems 5.0.1)

  • Terry

    nothing new

  • Gem

    is it working guys ????

  • deezy24

    we don’t care about this tethered jailbreak nonsense!! Give us an untethered jailbreak and that will be considered useful news!!!

  • Nonya

    Again no JB for Ipad 2 wifi or 3G……still waiting…patiently…………………..!!!

  • eags77

    nup…… sadly

  • eags77

    Everything these guys do is a step closer to our wishes….. all in good time peeps, all in good time…..

  • Il Salva

    are we going to get an untethered jb after this release? I’ve 3gs stuck with 4.3.3 and ipad bb, so, no gps.
    are you going to fix baseband issue or not? I need to know if buying a new device or not.
    we are waiting too long guys, let us know please……………..!!

  • JB Digit

    You don’t care but most of us do. With semi thethered tweek, it’s better than nothing. Are you paying for the one you want?

  • Rekawt

    whats new in ios 5.0.1 ?

  • Bundleboy2k

    Hey i Have a 3GS and Ipad Base band and jailbroke . and GPS issue is Fixed . there is a steps to upgrade to ipad base band . then Redsn0w 0.9.9b6 to install the ipad base again . then jail break . it should work.

  • Rekawt

    whats new in ios 5.0.1 for ios 5 users?

  • Atief

    not working

  • Yourshehe

    1) Can someone confirm that Iphone 3G is working with ios 5.0.1?
    3) There will be an anthethered version for this ios?
    2) And with what redsnow version the GPS is working under bb 06.15?

    Thanks in advance!
    Keep up the good work dev team!

  • Nah

    w8ting too :O 3gs with 05.16.05

  • Roxanne

    Just fix the iOS 5 for baseband 4.11.08
    I still stuck here guys. Help! Needs some solution..
    I still have “NO SERVICE” here. Come on Dev Team. Help me out of here!!
    Im using my iPhone as an Ipod now! How pity is that??
    Any advice will be great.. Thanks

  • Joe

    Hello. I have a disabled iphone 4 phone (son did it trying to get into phone to play angry birds) and I would like to NOT do a restore with itunes because I’m afraid that Apple will update my baseband. I have no idea what software version or baseband my phone is on, since I now cannot get into it. Question is can I do the steps above, skipping step #2? I don’t care if I loose anything on the phone, I just need the phone working again for work and I want to avoid the chance of a baseband upgrade. Any info would be great.

  • Yourshehe


    Nobody tried? Dev Team do you comment about this ?
    All of us with BB 06.15 is waiting a fair answer: Will 06.15 bb be downgraded? When? And if not it’s ok . At least you tried but please just give us a straight answer!!

  • Il Salva

    I’m sorry to admit I’m gving up about iPad baseband issue. Gps won’t work anymore as apple this time made things very good. Unfortunately dev-team can’t downgrade our BB. No proper fix.
    At least hope to be able to upgrade to an untethered ios5 on my 3GS one day ;)
    The same thanks to dev-team

  • Lolo the banker

    I think the jailbreak teams r beaten by apple this time. it’s been over a month and they’re still spinning around but can’t (untethered) jailbreak ios 5

  • Nah


  • eags77

    **CONFUSED** My iphone4 (Model MC605X ios5.0[9A334] Firmware 04.11.08) accepts ANY sim card here in Australia. I just need to jailbreak then for Cydia etc?? If my phone takes any sim I don’t have to worry about my baseband?? Am I on the right track???

  • Aqibi2000

    Baseband is only a concern for unlocking purposes, so if that’s not a concern then your good to go mate!

  • Kingchaseiphone

    All u have to do is upgrade the phone with either tiny umbrella or make a custom iOS 5 ipsw that way when u upgrade u will preserve ur baseband look how to do it on goole

  • Kingchaseiphone

    Yes if ur phone is factory unlocked u don’t have to worry about baseband

  • Aqibi2000


  • Aqibi2000

    Some PEOPLE are complete utter MORONS!! For this teathered jailbreak the hackers do nothing, they are still working on other projects…

    If you weren’t so blind you would understand and see that this is nerely pointing the IOS 5 (original IPSW) in order to jailbreak using pre existing exploits limerain etc!!
    Therefore they haven’t wasted any time on this
    (YOU MORONS COMMENTING SAYING -Again no JB for Ipad 2 wifi or 3G……still waiting…FUCK SAKE STOP WASTING TIME…………………..!!!’

    Blind Bats!

  • Aqibi2000


  • eags77

    Thanks for that……. Im still learning

  • Shavkat89

    It is unthreated ot threated?

  • Xhaferrbrahelika


  • Curlysrt

    agreed! been waiting for untethered jailbreak for iso5… i have not update my iphone 4 yet because i want untethered jailbreak :-) am getting tired to check online everyday when it will come out?

  • Raggamuffin-

    When ultrasn0w unlock comes to 4.11.08 ?

  • Ryuoni

    when i try to boot as teathered my ipod touch 4g in 5.0
    it say no identifying data fetched
    do any of you know what it mean?

  • Ramraj Pmk

    i also have same problem

  • iphone lover

    everything perfect. but when into installous the time its reboot the device its hang with the white apple on the screen. what is going on? any solution for this? im using windows 7 pc for this. pls help

  • http://twitter.com/AydanGTFO Aydan Taylor

    It is a tethered jailbreak for now.

  • http://twitter.com/AydanGTFO Aydan Taylor

    So far it’s just a fix for battery issues with iOS5 and iPhone 4G. Any other new features will be announced if they are going to be probably before release or on release to the public.

  • http://twitter.com/AydanGTFO Aydan Taylor

    To this minute there is no untethered jailbreak for iOS 5, 5.0.1 beta 1 or beta 2. Although the guys workin on it have found a bit of a break @pod2g (a jailbreak developer) said this “Hey jailbreaking friends, I’ve found a bug that can untether iOS 5. Don’t expect a release soon, but I’m gonna work hard in it.” So it’s just a matter of time before we get an untethered jailbreak.

  • Vasquez2k6

    helo , can you explain me one thing , i Jailbroke ma iphone 5.0 and is there any way to prevent “In future, when you reboot your device, you’ll also need to tethered boot. “

  • Etr69

    when can we expect unlock for 4.10.01

  • jievan

    thank’s for sharing this software…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/eddy.rooney Aaron Eddy

    hey guys im new to all this, i cant seem to find the file on my computer the ispw thingy! there the fuck is it! what is it? how? haha confusing!

  • Maggie Bond

    Usually in C:Documents and settingsuser(your user name)application dataapple computeriTunesIPhone Software updates
    Or you could StartSearch for the .ipsw file!

  • Maggie Bond

    put his back to the top – This doesn’t work on ios 5.01 for my iPhone 3GS. I have managed to install cydia on ios5.00, but definately not redsw on ios5.01

  • Brock Cousin

    i cant find it either

  • Tomm

    es un muy complicado esto!

  • Joseale_156

    Buenas el redsn0w no me deja seleccionar el ios 5.0.1 dice que no es compatible

  • Arbiter661

    i manage to install cydia but the icon is white and when i try to just tether redsnow crashes >:(

  • Ianthomas

    mines the same way why?

  • Anonymous

    I got the same problem, the system crashes once i press on cybia app on my ipad, plus for cybia i just see a white square is that normal people or should i be having a picture?

  • Nike_onn

    you haven’t done just boot then probbly (from extras in redsn0w)

  • Skylighter15

    um it dont work for me

  • Flat

    Where’s the “power button” ?? I didn’t find it :sssssss

  • Ericksrobles

    I cant jailbreak mine…I bought a att iphone, and im trying to use it on tmobile…but redsnow 9.9b8 says it doesnt reconize the fingerprint…

  • http://twitter.com/mohammedhindi77 Mohammed Hindi

    I followed all the steps, I got the Cydia White icon. then I tried to ( just boot ) but a message appeared in Redsonw saying ” unrecognized Build ” !! what should I do now ?? Iphone 4 with 5.0.1

  • Anonymissevil

    That is so true…I sometimes brag that I was beyond ios5 since the day I got my ipodtouch 4g last year and jailbroke it with greenpo1s0n the same day on 4.1 straight out of the box and had to be very aggressive making sure it didn’t get updated to 4.2 (my bro in law already had it downloading thinking he was doing me a favor….i freaked out and literally pulled the plug lol …although its true i can be jailbroken on 4.2 i just think they tell you not to update for a reason…and once your jailbroken….you can pretty much make your idevice do the same features as 4.2., or higher, wait a minute….no…you can do everything and ANYTHING you can possibly IMAGINE!!!!!!!!!!! i freaking love my itouch and would NEVER trade it not even for a white one! just glad i got it when i did not sure if they even still sell with 4.1 out the box ;/

  • Jas2olidz

    ckick again the Redsnow 9.9b or 9.9b4 application if your version of iphone is 5.0 this is the Iphone 3,1_5.0_9A334Restore.Click the redsnow apps click extras you will see just boot then click.Then prepare for DFU mode.but version 5.0 below is tethered once you’ll install the cydia u will know again do the Unthedered because if u dont do u will see a apple icon crash.

  • Jas2olidz

    Yeah dude Your on the right track

  • Jas2olidz

    Try reconnecting again or reboot the pc.As you do the teathered just click extras,you will see a just boot click it and be ready for DFU mode.

  • Jas2olidz

    They are still working on it dont worry about that

  • Hussainjaj

    thanks its work for me iphone 4

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R4WIEXVWYZOTGLQHAYJ7AMHERI George

    it works perfectly but brings smaller windows when i open all apps in my ipod touch

  • Anonymous

    i did it correctly. The only way it works for me is when i download iFlie and Safari Download manager and it works. I can download apps, only problem is that safari crashes now… :S

  • Torrey Johnson93

    after i hit Jusst Boot.and followed the DFU instructions, i guess im waiting for it to reboot but the apple keeps appearing for about 4 secs and then is replaced by the little cirlce thing that spins. do i just let it keep doing whatever its doinbhg or did i F up???

  • Kreekster

    How can I untether it ?

  • Gbuchheit87

    i have cydia on my iphone 4 but it will not open.

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  • Xwantedx2002

    Download Greenpois0n unthethered redsn0w is tethered

  • Xwantedx2002

    Green poison is unthethered but redsnow is thethered

  • Kareem_hanman123

    I want for IOS5

  • Xwantedx2002

    GREENPOISON unthethered

  • Xwantedx2002

    GREENPOISON unthethered

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FMK4JU25AKKIDLQTL5VX2EOWYQ Jamae Ramirez

    consider urself flagged!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FMK4JU25AKKIDLQTL5VX2EOWYQ Jamae Ramirez

    There is not yet an untether out for ios 5 :(

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FMK4JU25AKKIDLQTL5VX2EOWYQ Jamae Ramirez

    This version of redsn0w is not compatible with ios 5.0.1 like has been said :(

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FMK4JU25AKKIDLQTL5VX2EOWYQ Jamae Ramirez

    If you have already jailbroken your idevice then that is when u just boot.. but u must jailbreak and install cydia first.. then you have to choose your restore from your downloads again and then just boot.. it will work then :) hope this helped

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FMK4JU25AKKIDLQTL5VX2EOWYQ Jamae Ramirez

    redsn0w is not working for the 5.0.1 yet I have had the same problem, but it does work for the 5.0 and to get rid of the cydia white icon (we all hate that, and have all had that problem) just rejailbreak it using 5.0, there is not much of a difference in 5.0 and 5.0.1

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FMK4JU25AKKIDLQTL5VX2EOWYQ Jamae Ramirez

    will need to unlock it before you will be able to use it on att

  • Torrey Johnson93

    I downloaded cydia and have the white icon.how long does it usually take to finish after I just boot?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FMK4JU25AKKIDLQTL5VX2EOWYQ Jamae Ramirez

    lol.. hold down the button on the top of your phone

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FMK4JU25AKKIDLQTL5VX2EOWYQ Jamae Ramirez

    es porq no es compatible :( tienes q usar 5.0 por mientras..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FMK4JU25AKKIDLQTL5VX2EOWYQ Jamae Ramirez

    nope dont work yet.. kinda sux too

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FMK4JU25AKKIDLQTL5VX2EOWYQ Jamae Ramirez

    not yet.. they are still working on it.. just dont turn your phone off or let it die

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FMK4JU25AKKIDLQTL5VX2EOWYQ Jamae Ramirez

    sweet!! just make sure it works and wont crash our devices before you blog it please

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FMK4JU25AKKIDLQTL5VX2EOWYQ Jamae Ramirez

    need to use redsn0w to reboot your device.. dont turn it off!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FMK4JU25AKKIDLQTL5VX2EOWYQ Jamae Ramirez

    is it free? and is there an untether for iphone 4 with ios 5?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FMK4JU25AKKIDLQTL5VX2EOWYQ Jamae Ramirez

    never lol

  • Vietnamesemail89

    No. Redsnow can jailbreak ios 5.0.1 already. I just did it

  • Harryvizcaino

    Hey i jailbreak my iphone with all the seps.. cydia worked but when I tried to download ultrasn0w so GSM would work, the respring is no tworking, it doesent appaear the lockscreen, the whit apple surreonded lack remains still! please help me with this!

  • Shariliyah33

    the seconds steps of just boot not recongnized. any solution???

  • Passant Atef

    the just boot step is not recongnized what can i do ??

  • Anonymous

    I have Iphone 4 iOS 5 and Cydia 1.1.1 installed. But i dont know what to do from now on to get my phone jailbreaked to use another phone company then its looked too. Please help me out!!

  • Noone

    Doesn’t install in my iPad. Is this something to do with needing a developer account?

  • Noone


  • Phil Champ

    I found it impossible to jailbreak my iPad iOS 5.0.1 using the tutorial above. Hopefully, my version will save other users the time I wasted.

    Before you begin
    * redsn0w can’t automatically jailbreak iOS 5.0.1. You need to point it to a iOS 5.0 IPSW.
    * STEP 1 in the tutorial above tells you to download iOS 5.0.1 for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This is wrong: the screenshot in STEP 3 correctly shows an iPhone 5.0 file.

    1. Find and download a 5.0 IPSW (for example, iPad1,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw).
    2. Run redsn0w. (I’m using redsn0w_mac_0.9.9b7.)
    3. Click Extras.
    4. Click Select IPSW, and then browse to the iOS 5.0 file you downloaded in my step 1. A file called something like iPad1,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw is no good: you’ll get a fingerprint error.
    5. Click Back.
    6. Click Jailbreak.

    Once your device is jailbroken, you need to enable Cydia and get rid of its white icon:

    1. Run redsn0w.
    2. Click Extras.
    3. Click Select IPSW, and then browse to the iOS 5.0 file you downloaded in my step 1.
    4. Click Just boot.

  • Aaroncouey

    piece of CRAP

  • Fallenondeafears27

    You just did it the wrong way maybe, worked for me :)

  • Fallenondeafears27

    You have to point it again to firmware 5.0 before you reboot using just boot option.

  • Fallenondeafears27

    You have to point it again to firmware 5.0 before you reboot using just boot option.

  • Marispaskevics

    I have jailbroken my iphone 4 and white cydia icon is on the phone but when i try to just reboot it the redan0w shows unexpected error and phone screen stays black. I have managed to get it back on but every time I try to jailbreak it now it says unrecognized build as well. Anyone knows whats the problem?

  • Itguy3

    The people with the ipad 2 5.0.1 is waiting a long time for the jailbreak and this is taking extremely too long to come out, we are waitimg what is going on.

  • http://twitter.com/zxbenzx Ben R

    Cydia its white icon what is going on

  • Naneishka

    I was triying to do jailbreak but everytime I try to do it Redsnow send an error (No Identifying Data Fetched) at the second step of Jailbreak I try Redsnow 0.9.9b6 0.9.9b7 & 0.9.98 and still do nothing. I have iOS 5.0.1 iPod Touch 4G please help me thankz

  • Kmendoza1982

    what happenes if i try on a 4s?

  • Jka21112

    chill out they are working hard to give us the freedom of freeing our i devices. it will come out when they are done. good lord, they are giving it to us for free what else does everyone want. be patient it will come

  • Newerakidz10

    how did you do it?

  • Puniet

    Thanx Bro!!! It worked

  • Anonymous

    It won’t work since the 4S (as well as iPad2) are on A5 chip-set. The jailbreak will work only on A4, but I believe that soon enough we’ll hear news about the A5 as well ;)

  • Michaelrdavis

    why is it when it gets to waiting for reboot it just turns my divice back on and does nothing else

  • Benlandgrave

    I dont understand where to find this file (step 3) i got a mac

  • jhuna

    will this work on ipod touch 2 ?

  • jhuna

    i believe the steps you posted above are the working right? for 5.0? sorry. just a newbie here :)

  • Antony

    I am using iphone 4 running ios 5.01 and i need WinterBoard only is there any way to get the WinterBoard with out jail breaking my iphone Pls let me know. thanks