How To Jailbreak iOS 5.1 On Non A5 iPad, iPhone And iPod Touch With Redsn0w 0.9.10b6 [Guide]
This was quick! iPhone-Dev team has released an updated version of their jailbreaking tool redsn0w to jailbreak iOS 5.1. Apple released iOS 5.1 update yesterday after the new iPad’s launch event. Redsn0w 0.9.10b6 brings a tethered jailbreak for non A5 devices including iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G and iPad 1 running iOS 5.1. This is is ONLY for A4 devices, those who have already jailbreaked their A5 devices (iPhone 4S and iPad 2) are advised to stay wherever they are. iPhone 4S and iPad 2 owner if you want to keep your jailbreak DO NOT update to iOS 5.1.
Redsn0w 0.9.10b6 Release Notes:
With all of that in mind, we realize that some of you non-A5 jailbreakers are itching to get to 5.1, even though there seems to be no compelling new feature there. Because of geohot’s limera1n exploit, those with devices earlier than the iPad2 can test the 5.1 jailbreak waters if they really want to, using redsn0w 0.9.10b6.
Note For Unlockers:
If you rely on iPhone unlock then do not restore a stock version of iOS 5.1 to your iPhone. iOS 5.1 comes with a new baseband 4.12.01 for iPhone 4 which is still not unlockable right now. If you want to update your iPhone to iOS 5.1 then create and restore a custom IPSW file of iOS 5.1 using redsn0w which will preserve your baseband.
An updated version of ultrasn0w will be released in coming days to unlock supported baseband only.
Note: Before we go any further you should know that this is a tethered jailbreak which means you will have to connect your iOS device to computer every time it restarts to boot it in jailbroken state.
How To Jailbreak iOS 5.1 With Redsn0w 0.9.10b6:
Things you will need during this process:
- IPSW file of iOS 5.1 (Download)
- Latest version of iTunes (Download)
- Redsn0w 0.9.10b6 (Windows | Mac)
Step 1: Connect your device to computer via USB cable, download and restore iOS 5.1 on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
IMPORTANT: If you rely on unlock then do not restore stock IPSW files
Step 2: Launch Redsn0w 0.9.10b6 (Windows users: start Redsn0w in Administrator mode) and click Jailbreak
Step 3: Put your device in DFU mode
To enter DFU mode:
- Hold Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds
- Now release the Power button but continue holding the Home button for 10 more seconds
- You device should now be in DFU mode (black screen)
Step 4: Redsn0w will automatically detect the firmware version on your iOS device and start the kernel patching process
Step 5: Check install Cydia and click Next
Step 6: Redsn0w will now jailbreak your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running iOS 5.1
Sit back and relax and you will have your iPhone iPod Touch or iPad jailbreak on iOS 5.1 in couple of minutes.
As this is a tethered jailbreak you will have to jailbreak boot your iOS in jailbroken using Redsn0w
How To Boot In Tethered Mode With Redsn0w:
Once you have jailbroken you will need to rerun redsn0w to boot tethered.
Step 1: From the main RedSn0w menu click the Extras button.
Step 2: Select Just boot from the Extras menu to just boot tethered.
Step 3: Follow the instructions on screen to put your iOS device in DFU mode and boot tethered.
That was it guys you should have your iOS device kicking iOS jailbreaked iOS 5.1
If you face any problem during thins process feel free to bug us!
We will keep you updated on this, stay tuned!