How to jailbreak iOS 5 on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad using RedSn0w

by Zaib Ali on October 15, 2011

If you have an iOS device that is running iOS 5 and you want to jailbreak it, then we have got you covered. In this tutorial we will guide you on how to jailbreak your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPod touch 3G, and iPod touch 4G running iOS 5. Follow the steps after the break to successfully jailbreak your iOS device without any problem.

Things you need:

An iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 5. You can update your device by connecting it to iTunes.

RedSn0w version 0.9.9b5

Note: Don’t forget to back up your data before jailbreaking your device. This tutorial is for Mac and Windows users both.

First of all close iTunes, and connect your device to your PC or Mac.

1 ) Once you have downloaded latest version of RedSn0w and are running iOS 5 on your device, open RedSn0w. Now click on ‘Jailbreak’ button on your screen.

2 ) Turn your device off and click ‘Next’ button on your screen to continue.

3 ) Now carefully press the power button on your iDevice for 3 seconds.

4 ) Without releasing the power button, also hold down the home button for 10 seconds.

5 ) Without releasing the home button, release the power button. Keep the power button pressed for 15 seconds.

6 ) Now after you see “Exploiting with limera1n” on your screen, release the home button and wait.

Your device should reboot now. Be patient

You should now see “Preparing Jailbreak data…” on your screen.

7 ) Now after RedSn0w has finished preparing data for your jailbreak, the following screen should appear on your PC. Check “Install Cydia” from this screen and click on “Next”.

8 ) Now you should see the following screen on your PC. Wait while RedSn0w uploads jailbreak data to your device. Be patient it should take 30 seconds to 2 minutes.

Your device will reboot now.

As this is a tethered jailbreak (that means you will have to do the following two steps every time you reboot your iOS device) you should follow the steps below.

1 ) Open RedSn0w and click on ‘Extras’ button your your screen.

2 ) Now click on “Just Boot” button and click on next. Your device should run normally, and you will see Cydia on your homescreen.

Enjoy!

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