Welcome to JailbreakStation’s iOS 5.0.1 / 5.0 /5.1 jailbreaking guides. Our guides are free and easy to follow.
You can use below guides for jailbreaking your iPhone4S, iPhone4, iPhone 3gs, iPod Touch 3, iPod Touch 4, iPad1 and iPad2 for all versions of iOS including iOS 5.1 jailbreak. The latest jailbreak for iOS 5.1 is RedSn0w 0.9.10b6 which is tethered that means you need to use computer to reboot your device whenever is required. Also this iOS 5.1 jailbreak is not compatible with 5.1 on iPhone 4S and iPad 2 therefore I suggest to use Absinthe ios 5.0.1 jailbreak for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S users and don’t update to iOS 5.1 until untethered ios 5.1 jailbreak is released.
The next tutorial is for iPhone4s and iPad 2 jailbreak using Absinth released by greenp0ison.
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What is jailbreaking?
Jail breaking is a process of removing the restrictions imposed by Apple on their iDevices. You will use redsnow 0.9.10b3 for jailbreaking your iPhone 4, iPhone3g, iPod Touch and iPad, that installs a program Cydia on your device. So you can customize your device for apps, tweaks, cheats, unlocking etc. This jailbreak is untethered it means you can use your device normally even if restarted which was not in the case of tethered jail break.
I know you are curiously waiting for using your iOS 5.0.1 jailbroken devices to use as untethered and the wait is over here is the guide to convert your tethered jailbreak to untethered.
The new software for upgrading currently jail broken devices is Corona 5.0.1 Untethered that is available in Cydia Store. This application supports:
iPhone 4 (CDMA)
iPod Touch 4G
iPod Touch 3G
Section 1 for already jailbroken device on 5.0.1
If you have already jailbroken iPhone or iPad or iPod touch on iOS 5.0.1. Open Cydia and search for Corona and tap Install. Huh. That’s all so simple, this is self completing package and you don’t need to use any external tool and now your iOS 5.0.1 is untethered. Watch this video for better understanding.
Section 2 if you want to Jailbreak first time or want reinstall:
Jailbreak iOS 5.1.0 For iPhone4S and iPad2 is already done and you can watch this video where iPhone4s is running Cydia and Siri is also working very well. This jailbreak is for ios 5.0.1 on iPhone4s therefore if you want to jailbreak your device keep it on 5.0.1 because first jail break for ios 5.0.1 will be released and immediately for ios 5.1.0.
Tonight, @planetbeing on Twitter tweeted that the application that will be used for jailbreak iphone4s and ipad2 will be released very soon and is extremely close to release. You can see below tweets from Planetbeing, Nikias and Musclenerd.
Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 for iphone 4 and iPod Touch Semi Untethered
This jailbreak has been tested and it works for iDevices running iOS 5.0.1 but not with iPad 2 and iPhone 4S which will be available soon.
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Please note: This is a tethered jailbreak this means that you need computer every time you boot your idevice. And before using your device you will have to run Redsn0w again.
Many people possessing iDevices are not aware of what is jailbreak? Jailbreaking is the process of removing the limitations imposed by Apple on iDevices i.e. iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad running on iOS 5.0.1 and 5.0 etc. By jailbreaking a device users can gain root accesses to their devices while cracking Apple’s harsh resections. Jailbreaking is actually installation of a third part application called Cydia that allows users to customize and install their devices with apps, tweeks, themes, and many things not available through Apple’s App Store. Also to run the software that is not allowed by Apple.
Currently Supported Devices are:
iPod Touch 4G
iPod Touch 3G
iPad 2 and iPhone4S are currently not supported by jailbreaking which may be available soon.
Tethered and untethered jailbreaks
There are two kinds of jailbreak available:
Tethered jailbreak that requires the device be connected to a computer each time it needs to be booted due to any reason may be battery exhaust or else you need computer to restart your device.
Untethered jailbreak allows users to power on their device computer assistance.
Is Jailbreaking Illegal?
Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, jailbreaking Apple devices is legal in the United States, although Apple has announced that the practice “can violate the warranty”.