RedSn0w seems to be on a roll here, where the latest iOS 5.0.1 has been jailbroken in no time with the latest 0.9.9b7 version. iOS 5.0.1 is said to contain fixes, and especially addresses the messed up battery life on the iPhone 4, which some users have been complaining about. While iOS 5.0.1 is available for the developers only, once the update is made public, there’s a very good chance that the same version of RedSn0w could be used to jailbreak that as well. For now, however, if you have the 5.0.1 update installed on your device (not for iPhone 4S and iPad 2), RedSn0w 0.9.9b7 will help you jailbreak your device in no time. Please do note the jailbreak is still tethered, and there is no untethered solution in place right now. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of ‘Tethered’ and ‘Untethered’ jailbreak, see our guide on what is tethered and untethered iPhone jailbreak.
If you have jailbroken your device on iOS 5 earlier, jailbreaking iOS 5.0.1 would be no different. If not, we’ll tell you exactly what you need to to, step by step.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- 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.
You should also see our guide on a Semi-tether jailbreak tweak from Cydia.