Latest News on Untethered Jailbreak of iOS 5.0.1: Redsn0w for Windows and Mac

According to this Wikipedia article on iOS jailbreaking,

jailbreaking is simply defined as the process of removing the limitations imposed by Apple on devices running the iOS operating system through use of custom kernels. Jailbreaking allows users to gain root access to the operating system, allowing iOS users to download additional applications, extensions, and themes that are unavailable through the official Apple App Store. Such devices include the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and 2nd Gen Apple TV.

Many of you’d already be knowing that @pod2g (an iPhone hacker who has discovered several bootrom exploits) released an untether for iOS 5.0.1 for A4 devices. @pod2g has handed over his exploit to both the Chronic Dev Team and iPhone Dev Team. @pod2g untether is now built into redsn0w, PwnageTool and a Cydia package called corona.

The basic steps of getting this jailbreak is as follows.

  • The untether is for iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone3GS, iPhone4, iPhone4-CDMA, iPad1, iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G.
  • If you have one of those devices and are not on 5.0.1 yet, update now!  The SHSH window is still open for 5.0.1  If you unlock via ultrasn0w or gevey, make sure you only get to 5.0.1 via a custom IPSW!  See the guides at places like if you don’t know how.  Once you’re at 5.0.1, use the latest redsn0w 0.9.10 to both jailbreak and untether.
  • If you’re already at 5.0.1 with a tethered jailbreak, you have two choices: either run redsn0w 0.9.10 over your current jailbreak (deselect “Install Cydia” if you do that), or install the Cydia package prepared by the chronic devteam.  The patches are the same regardless of which you choose.
  • Some of you are using a hybrid 5.0/5.0.1 configuration.  If so, do not attempt to install this untether over that setup!  You will most likely get into a reboot cycle.  Do a sync and fresh restore to 5.0.1 then install the jailbreak + untether.

Here are the latest redsn0w download links for Windows and Mac.

PwnageTool Official Bittorent Releases

SHA1 Sum = 32e90607378988cdebb6c76d3acf8ffac6366e35

Here are some good detailed links on how to apply these untethered jailbreak of iOS 5.0.1.

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