If you were unable to jailbreak ios 5.1 using RedSn0w as mentioned my previous post and you were having some unexpected errors in jailbreak 5.1. You can jailbreak your ios 5.1 using the updated version of Sn0wBreeze 2.9.2 jailbreak software download. iH8sn0w has recently released his jailbreaking tool for ios 5.1 that works on a principal of building a custom firmware like we do in RedSn0w by using the option of “Custom ipsw”. This is a tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1 that means every time you need to restart your iphone or ipod touch or ipad, you will need your computer to reboot your device.
Open Sn0wbreeze by double clicking the executable file, click the blue arrow to go to the next screen. (no need to connect your device to computer at this step)
Now locate and select your 5.1 ipsw and click the next arrow.
Select the mode carefully in which you want to run in. If you are relying on a carrier unlock, you should select “Expert Mode”. If you are not confident about the options just leave the default and don’t change anything and Click next.
Sn0wbreeze will create custom IPSW file for your device, wait for completion of process.
Now connect your iphone, ipod touch or ipad to your computer and follow the on-screen directions to enter the DFU (device firmware update) mode.
Open iTunes and wait while your device is detected and displayed in iTunes main Window. After your device is detected and a window appears showing that a device has been detected in DFU mode, hold the shift key and click “Restore” button. iTunes will ask about the custom ipsw file which you created using Sn0wBreeze browse and locate it and click OK/Next. iTunes will start restoring your device with the new ipsw. This will take some time.
Last step is to Booting Tethered for which you will use iH8sn0w’s iREB, just download and run it while your device is connected to computer it will restart your device and it will be tethered jailbroken.
This is a tethered jailbreak for ios 5.1 that means every time you need to restart your device you will do step 8.
Yesterday we got information about another new feature of iOS 5.1that is a new lock screen camera icon. Previously Apple has been known to send a copy of pre-released versions of iOS to carriers and other parties for tests before an official public release therefore this was reported in a recent post on a Portuguese blog that they have a Pre-GM build and this new feature was discovered. In the latest iOS 5.1 version we know that we can directly open the camera app by double tapping the home button and then tapping the camera icon on lockscreen. This new feature is basically same but only difference is that you need to swipe the icon to upper side instead of tapping so it brings a little bit change or innovation whatever you can say. It is also reported that the Camera icon may be permanently provided on the lock screen and you only need to slide it upside to start the camera app. Similarly another feature that was discovered in the new build is a Japanese language support/setting fors Siri application.
Now it is the fact that Apple is testing iOS 5.1 pre-GM version which indicates that release date of iOS 5.1. for the general public must be very close and as I reported earlier about the iOS 5.1 release date, that it is believed to be together with the release of iPad 3 in first week of March or may be 7th March 2012.
Welcome to JailbreakStation’s iOS 5 / 5.0.1 jailbreaking guides. Our guides are free for ever and no need to pay for unlocking and jailbreak.
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.
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.