iPhone-Dev team released an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 in the form of redsn0w 0.9.30b1 for Windows and Mac OS . This untethered jailbreak is based on Pod2G’s exploits, he was working on iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak from quite some time now.
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 3GS
- iPod Touch 3G
- iPod Touch 4G
- iPad 1
Note: Before you proceed you should know that this jailbreak does not support iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.
Things you will need during this process:
- iTunes 10.5.2,
- Redsn0w 0.9.10b3(download redsn0w for mac HERE , download redsnow for windows HERE)Step 1: Connect your iOS device to computer and make a backup all your contacts and phone data .
Here are the official download links to iOS 5.0.1:
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
- iPhone 3GS
- iPad 2 WiFi
- iPad 2 GSM
- iPad 2 CDMA
- iPod touch 3G
- iPod touch 4G
Warning for unlockers: Restoring a stock IPSW file will update your baseband and you will loose your unlock. If you want to update your device to iOS 5.0.1 with your baseband preserved,follow this tutorial .
Step 3: Launch redsn0w 0.9.10b3 .
Step 4: Click Jailbreak
Step 5: In this step make sure your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is completely turned off.
- Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
- Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until (approx 15-25 sec) your device’s screen turn black.
That was it guys, you don’t need to boot your device in tethered mode anymore.
Update #2: The b2 version of redsn0w includes the launchctl-related fix by @planetbeing as mentioned by @saurik here and here. As usual, you can just re-run redsn0w in jailbreak mode over your existing 5.0.1 jailbreak (even a PwnageTool one), making sure to de-select “Install Cydia” if you do. Always be sure to do a controlled “slide to power off” shutdown of your device before running redsn0w.
Update #3: The b3 version of redsn0w fixes a problem where re-running redsn0w over an existing jailbreak would cause MobileSubstrate-based apps to stop running until MS was installed again. Now you can re-run the redsn0w jailbreak step without worrying about that (but still remember to de-select the “Install Cydia” option if it’s already installed).
TIP: If auto-detection fails and redsn0w tells you no identifying data was found, you can always pre-select the appropriate 5.0.1 IPSW using “Extras->Select IPSW”.
You can download redsn0w 0.9.10b3 (download for windows and for mac) to jailbreak your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G and iPad 1 on iOS 5.0.1