A few weeks back, Apple released the iOS 5.0.1 to the developers on account of the few bugs and issues that the consumers were reporting back, including the shabby battery life on the new iOS 5. While the response was a mixed one, Apple has now made the iOS 5.0.1 available for the public as well. You can easily update via iTunes easily, and the jailbreak while being available for all iOS 5 devices excluding the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, is still untethered. We’ll show you hot to do that, but before you decide to update to 5.0.1, you need to understand the risks involved.
pod2g – iPhone hacker and a member of the Chronic Dev Team has warned people who plan on jailbreaking their device to stay away from the update, as the exploit found for an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 due to arrive soon, has most likely been patched up in iOS 5.0.1. The tweet says:
“Note about 5.0.1 : don’t update if you plan on jbking : the bug Charlie MILLER found can simplify exploits dramatically and will be closed.”
So, you have been warned, but if you want to risk it or have already updated to iOS 5.0.1 and want to jailbreak it, be it untethered, let us show you how.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- RedSn0w 0.9.9b8 for Windows | Mac.
- iTunes 10.5 or later installed.
- iOS 5.0 ipsw for iPhone 4 GSM or CDMA | iPhone 3GS | iPad | iPod Touch 3G | iPod Touch 4G.
- To begin, make sure you have iTunes installed and the iOS 5 firmware file on you computer.
- Launch RedSn0w, hit the Extras tab and click Select IPSW to choose the iOS 5 firmware. (No, not iOS 5.0.1.)
- Once done, go back and hit the Jailbreak button.
- There on wards, simply follow the onscreen instructions and you will have your device jailbroken in no time.
- Once your device boots up, you may see Cydia installed but it may not run. To rectify this, plug in the USB cable and power off the device.
- Launch RedSn0w and hit Extras. (Make sure that iOS 5 was selected in Select IPSW.)
- Select Just Boot and follow the on screen instructions. Cydia will be up and running this time around.
If you use the GEVEY SIM interposer to unlock your iPhone 4, you will need to create a custom .IPSW file to preserve your baseband. Do so by selecting Extras in RedSn0w and hitting Custom IPSW, pointing to the iOS 5.0.1 file as RedSn0w cooks the firmware up for you. Finally enter pwned DFU mode and restore to the custom firmware via iTunes. Once done, you will be able to unlock your device with GEVEY once more.
You may also want to see our guide on a semi-tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.