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Jailbreak iOS 5 /5.0.1 Untethered for iPhone 4 GSM/CDMA, iPhone 3GS, iPad1, iPod Touch 4G/3G as mentioned below. If you are already having tethered jailbreak 5 just go to Cydia and search and install Corona 5.0.1. If you want a new jailbreak for ios 5 follow below 3 easy steps.
Jailbreak ios 5 is done using newly released RedSn0w 0.9.10b3, and it supports following devices running iOS 5.0.1:
iPhone 4 (CDMA)
iPod Touch 4G
iPod Touch 3G
Before proceeding to the jailbreak process please note the following important points: This jailbreak is not for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S.
Steps to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 over iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
1. Check the version of your device go to settings —> General —-> About and version it should be 5.0.1 if it is not update your device with iOS 5.0.1.
3. Unzip/extract the RedSn0w downloaded file and open the folder (see below screen). Double click RedSn0w.exe executable file:
4. RedSn0w will run and you will see following screen on your computer.
5. Now Click “Jailbreak and Install Cydia”
6. Now connect your iDevice with the computer and turn it off by pushing power button and sliding to power off. you need to put your device in DFU mode, before pressing the Next button on next screen make sure your device is turned off and plugged into your computer.
7. Now you have to do the following steps as shown on screen shot. Do whenever these are highlighted while processing.
Hold Down the Power button for 1 second.
Without releasing the power button press and hold the Home button (bottom center) for 10 seconds.
Without releasing the Home button release the power button but keep holding the Home button for 15 seconds.
Important: At this step most of the people are confused and unable to put the device in DFU mode. You may see the following screen. Also your device may be showing Apple icon flashing or device is restarted. Don’t panic just click Back button and again Next. Don’t follow onscreen sequence do as under:
Press and hold both Power and Home buttons and count 1-10 normally (even if device is On).
Release Power button and keep Home button pressed until you see any activty on computer screen. Repeat same if no activity observed.
Redsn0w will process itself to complete the jailbreak process if there is no error.
8. Now you will see next screen to install Cydia select the first option “Install Cydia” and click Next. You can select other options also if you need.
9. After the RedSn0w installation is completed you will get a done message. Congratulations Your device is now jailbroken.
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What is jailbreaking?
Jailbreaking is a process of removing the restrictions Apple has forced on iDevices (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) gain root access. Mostly jailbreaking is done by installing an application RedSn0w that installs Cydia which acts same as app store in Apple. Users can customize their apps, tweeks, themes, and things not possible in the Apple App Store.
If you want to unlock your phone to work with other carriers you need to use Pwnage tool for jailbreaking your idevice that preserves your baseband. This jailbreak is a bit complicated as compared to the other where you don’t care for unlocking. If you don’t want to unlock your phone to work on other phone carriers then you can follow this procedure.
Also you have to note that Pwnage Tool is for mac users only and this jail break works for iPhone 4/3GS, iPod Touch 4G/3G and iPad 1 running on 5.0.1
Following are the steps you need to follow for doing jail break:
Today some questions about the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak were answered by Pod2g which he has posted on his blog, I am giving below the summary of that post:
Question 1: How could pod2g have an untethered 4S and dev teams still haven’t released tools to achieve this at home? Answer: The exploit I used to inject the untethering files to the 4S relies on having a developer account, and can’t be released publicly. It’s the same reason why @MuscleNerd has an iPad 2 tethered jailbreak but couldn’t distribute it. So, we need to find a distributable exploit to remount the system partition read/write and to set Corona files at the correct places.
Question 2:Why A4 version of Corona was easier to release?
Answer: Because a tethered jailbreak is a good way to install Corona!
Question 3: Why don’t you do a tethered jailbreak then?
Answer: A tethered jailbreak also relies on an exploitable vulnerability that we still haven’t found yet !
He also replied indirectly by answering himself like below: ” pod2g, release this stuff quick, I’ve waited enough now.” ” If I could, I would !”
Since new untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 has been released yesterday other related tools and tweaks are also now available, today Dev team has updated PwnageTool 5.0.1 for untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak that allows users to generate custom IPSW while preserving baseband that makes unlocking possible with UltraSn0w or Gevey SIM.