How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 [Step by Step Guide]


Here is a text and video guide on how to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 using RedSn0w 0.9.9b7.

Step 1:

Download iOS 5.0.1 from our downloads page (you need to be a registered Apple Developer for the firmware to activate).

Step 2:

Open RedSn0w 0.9.9b8 (download here) and select Extras > Select IPSW > and point it to the iOS 5.0.1 firmware.

Step 3:

Go back to the main screen of RedSn0w and click Jailbreak. Then follow these steps:

a. Hold down the power button for 3 seconds
b. Continue holding the power button and then start holding the home button at the same time. HOLD BOTH for 10 seconds
c. Let go of the power button and continue holding home button for 20 seconds

Step 4:

You will get the white Cydia icon, here is how to fix that.


Congratulations, you are now jailbroken on the new iOS 5.0.1 firmware!

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  • hey i dont want to jailbreak i want to just install ios 5.0.1 in my iphone how can ido it pls help

    • Brandon

      You need to be a registered Apple developer in order to get iOS 5.0.1 or know somebody that can put your UDID into their developer account.

  • i want to install ios 5.0.1 i dont to jailbreak pls hel[p

  • yoyo

    i just jailbroked and downloaded installous 4 and now it rebooted
    its taking forever for the iphone to turn on. its been stuck on apple logo for 15min +.. what do i do

    • Abc321

      reboot it using redsnow to tether it

      • yoyo

        you dont get it…. i have already rebooted to tether. so i got cydia to work and downloaded installous. and it prompted me to “REBOOT” and it turned off my phone and turn on and its stuck on the apple logo?? is this normal? do i wait like an hour??? or what…. ive already restored back and tried again same thing

  • T+

    Thanks for great explanations and videos, I want to unlock my new iphone 4S from AT&T, but I can not find a version of redsn0w which allows to use the file iPhone4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw. Im kind of running in circles here…

  • ReymundoIHSV

    Can I do with this ipod touch 1g? No speakers or side button?

  • Anonymous

    I follow the step and whe I open Redsnow and select IPSW file tells me that the IPSW is not supported redsnow version. what can i do?
    I have the iphone 3gs version 5.0(9A334) modem filmware 05.16.05

    • Ashamsi619

      your suppose to ungrade to 5.01 because this jalbreak is for that version plus the ipsw is 5.0 it worked on my windows computer.

  • Viki

    Help me!!!!
    The IPSW is not supported redsnow version. I have i4 GSM and v5.0.1 final.
    Version Redsnow is 0.9.9b8.

  • Ernest_dolon

    wen i select my IPSW an error says that redn0w does not suppurt the following IPSW…. yes i am on iOS 5.0.1

  • Henrydao72

    I am frustraded!!! downloaded 2 files from ur site for iphone4. One is dmg file, the orther is iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A404_Restore.
    Your redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8 program can’t recognize dmg, and does not support supported iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A404_Restore.ipsw.
    Help please!!!

    • guest

      hey bro, i figured out all of the problems, and there the same with yours, the DMG. file open it and it will open an installer and then it will configure the DMG file to a ipsw file just like the guy has on the video, i just did that to mine, very easy! hope this helps!

  • Chance Stock

    it says ipsw is not supported 🙁

  • Ldallo95

    hey what do i download for the ipod 4g, beta 1 or beta 2?

  • Caveman1573

    my ipsw is not supported and i downloaded it from here and redsn0w

  • Dillancolfax

    im haveing the same problem as everyone ealse, it dosnt support the ipsw…….plzzzz….help

    • Ldallo95

      read my comment below, it will help you, it in the older comments..

  • Huned

    hieee. i have the same issue as sobeoi…i m on iphone4. version 5.0.1.

  • Ocallaghan_caroline

    hey its sayin that redsnow is not supported with the 5.0.1 how do i fix this what beta should i use to jailbreak

  • Monisha0

    i downlaoded all the downloads and when i went to red snow i typed up i typed up in the ipsw selectoin part and typed up ios 5,0.1 redsnnow said that it was not supported to this versoin of redsnow so i typed up ipod4,1….A404 then itried again but typed up ipos4,1……a405 and still said the same thing i tryied all of your downloads none of them work

  • Phucbui12

    hey i have the same problem

  • Phucbui12

    hey my problem it say the same problem like sobeboi .. can u help me plz

  • Theflyingpenis

    same problem. maybe it’s redsn0w?

  • Low Zhengyu

    Hi the ipsw file is not supported by redsnow, could you help me out

    • Jaaronrl

      use 5.0 ipsw file with redsnow 0.9.9b8

  • Grantle11

    When i open redsnow 0.9.9b8 and then try to open the ios 5.0.1 firmware with it it says it cant reconise it y is this?

  • Anonymous

    I am having the same problems that everyone else is having. I used the RedSn0w 0.9.9b8 like the video stated and get the same response. Also tried the same thing with the two different Iphone 4 links. How am I supposed to know which Iphone 4 link I am supposed to download and use? But it looks like either way it does not matter because I used both links and both give me the same answer. Please help me.

  • Anonymous

    I think I know why the jailbreak is not working for us… If you check your version it will say 5.0.1 (9A405) The version these jailbreaks are for reflect the (9A404) or (9A402) If that is the case then can you please put a jail break for that version.

  • Kevin Taba

    it says it is not supported PLEASE HELP ME

    • i helped u

      he said download the firmware watch the whole video xD

    • Jaaronrl

      use 5.0 ipsw file with redsnow 0.9.9b8

      • Orozco23301

        i did that and it said can not fetch data

  • Pantoja 94

    i did everything exactly like the video, but when i point to the firmwhere it asks if my devide is the newer or the older, some adress shit like 40 or 45 up and my final serial number is 17. after that, i tell him to install the jailbreak just like you did in the video but then it says that my device doesn’t support something. i have an iphone 3GS and i tried to jailbreak it like a 1000 times and it never seems to work. what the fuck do i have to do to get that cydia shit working? sorry about the language but i’m so freaking angry with this jailbreaking stuff that i’m almost giving up. mine is IOS 5.0.1, i’ve downloaded the last redsn0w and both the 5.0 and the 5.0.1 firmwares but none of them worked. help me, man, please. if anyone can, my email is thank you.

  • Eckorckzzz

    ahh its says not

  • Avi

    it say this firmware is not supported by the redsnow

  • Anonymous

    Guys, I figured it out.. The problem is that you are using the 5.0.1 firmware with the redsn0w 0.9.9b8… Instead download the 5.0 and use it with the latest redsn0w.. The steps are all the same as in the video.

  • Jackluxuan

    it says it is not supported ???? help me

  • Cooldudecesar

    i cant find the firmware file. help!

  • A369991

    When i open redsnow 0.9.9b8 and then try to open the ios 5.0.1 firmware with it it says it cant reconise it y is this?

  • Psyknight

    not working, ipsw not supported

  • Hugo

    When i go to select the IPSW i cant find mine? How do i make my thing show to select it?

  • Hugo

    How come when i gk to select the firmware of my itouch, it doesnt appear in my computer. How come?.

  • Jason B

    Please help me! I have a 3rd gen ipod touch and I downloaded the IOS 5.0.1 (the version i have) and i tried using redsn0w and sn0wbreeze and It says “this IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w”…. Is this happening to anyone else???

  • tyler

    hey, when you rebot it to get cydia working its says unrecognized build please help

  • Gokulgupta1997

    it says the ipsw file is not supported by redsnow help me out

  • Haah1997

    it says the ipsw file is not supported by redsnow help me out

  • Dual

    It says that it’s not supported … pleasee answerr

  • jailbreak fixer

    okay for all you say its not supported your right i have the right ispw files go to: and select your device and software version then download this wil work 🙂

  • Jaaronrl

    hey it says that is not supported what do i do

  • Jaylen90

    wheres is the download

  • Sledge10

    hey my ipod wont let me open cydia and also on my computer it says unrecognized build for getting cydia to turn colored!

  • Big Dongey

    why isnt it workinking

  • Nezar_mugahed

    what is this its not working do it right or leave it

  • Cory Gutierrez


  • Jmuench21

    what if u already have 5.0.1 not the beta will this jailbreak still work and i have the iphone 4

  • Bilal

    I follow the same ……… as per the video on my Iphone 3Gs, every thing went successful……………. when i restart the Iphone later it geting stuck in the Apply Logo, however when i do again Just Boot from redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8, it boots but and it workes fine until the next restart……………

    Please Advice

  • Ebustinguish

    please i have a problem with jail breaking my iphone and the lastest version of the redsnow doesnt open the ios 5.0.1 9A405 pls help me

  • Khaledsam33

    iv just download 099b8 & iso 5.0.1 it sed not supported

  • Khaledsam33


  • Young_Angel

    how you kno which firmware to download for the iphone 4

  • Young_Angel

    it says it doesnt support my iphone
    wats up with that?

  • Makuwalaa

    Yes same error coming not a valid IPSW file.

  • Stranger_hot2002

    ***********PLEASE HELP********* I am facing problem to JB IOS 5.0.1 BB 05.16.05 IPHONE 3GS ipsw file is not supported by redsnow 9.9b8 PLEASE HELP

  • Faitinbb55699

    it says not supported show me with the iphone4 and which firmware i need to download thanks

  • Fredrick Jones

    Hey my ipod is stuck in dfu mode and i dont want to restore it as ill loose all my shit i have. is there a way to get round it so i dont have to restore my ipod touch 4g?

  • Monisha0

    you need to use the firm wir for the 5.0jailbreak

  • ipodfreak

    it seriously says… that my firmware is not supported. what do i do?

  • Harpoon_14

    I clicked on all your links and it says – ‘IPSW is not supported this version of redsn0w’. What can I do? Also I have a iPod touch 4g if it helps.

  • Mikhail_acidic

    IPSW is not supported by this version of redsnow..

    is this normal or this is normal?
    cant proceed since its not letting me.

    bbsipodtouchelp any respond? pls email me

  • Mehmi Rohit

    it says it is not supported i need help please

  • Jam4u926

    it says ipsw not supported by this version of redsn0w fingerprint 13c7916459738ab218e320b86bc0df11f45b2390

  • Romulo Monteiro

    hi EVERYONE, you need to select the IPSW 5.0 !!

    I updated to 5.0.1 and when I did jailbreak I selected the IPSW 5.0

    it works!

  • will it work in baseband 4.11.08

  • Ashamsi619

    I like it but when I downloaded my ipsw then go to redsnow it say this ipsw is not for this. so which ipsw to I download

  • Grant

    the ipsw does not work it is so a lie you should say how to to download

  • when it is about to install cydia it says that windows has stopped this program from working help?

  • Sunho Hong

    it says that for me too!

  • Mothafcka

    that IPSW is not suported

    iphone 4


    omg i download iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw 2 hours and not working 🙁 pls help

  • Spideryan_111

    its not supported NEED HELP :$

  • Sam

    keep getting redsnow is not compatible with 5.0.1 software

  • Melton

    mines keep saying unsupported ipsw

    • Bellechanson

      Mine too.

  • Saharsh

    hello, on the youtube video, it says “Tethered” in the video, could you tell me if this is tethered or untethered?

    • Jaaronrl

      is tethered

  • Phil

    I am getting the same message that it’s not supported – any ideas?

  • Kisna Mishra

    Unsupported IPSW
    That IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w.

    am getting above error

    • Kisna Mishra

      Am using redsnow 0.9.9b with ios 5.0.1

  • kenny

    ive tried a couple times.. and it always stops at waiting for reboot!! D’:

  • Providerfrog

    When I search for the firmware, I cant find it, I think it has to do with the way I downloaded.

  • Zhkhan1976

    It says ipsw file not supported pls help me

  • Anonymous

    My iphone 4 gsm ios is 5.0.1 (9A405) i had download ios file and redsnow 0.9.9b8 from your site but it is not reconise ipws unsupported

  • Anonymous

    Pls help me what can i do

  • AcidRa1n5

    Does this version is like the last on on Redmond pie?

    That when u turn it off it cant be turned on unless u REBOOT theraly or w.e????

  • Lori

    kk, im not computer smart at all lol i have an iphone 3gS. clicked download n i got iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9A405_ Restore. i have redsnow 0.9.9b8. i go to extras, select ipsw and it says iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9A405_ Restore cannot be found

    • Jaaronrl

      if you have 5.0.1 in your iphone use redsnow 0.9.9b8 but when you click select ipsw files select the ios5.0 and that should work

      • Lori

        so do i download it first?

  • Berry demas

    hey, I dwnldd redsnow and the firmware from this site, but it gives an error when I select firmwire ipsw. I’ve got a iphone 4 5.0.1(9A405) could you help me explaining, or sending me a working firmwire??


  • Alisalman Shaikh

    dude!!! unsportted ….!!!!mesg…call me 4168287734

  • Mikhail_acidic

    the issue has been resolved.. 4 days ago..

  • Chrisdmcardle

    how do i know what beta my phine is??? i have ios 5.,0,1 idk what bata it is

  • Paris Underwood

    I follow the steps for the white cydia icon but when i just boot from extras and go thru the steps Redsnow comes back saying the below message. Any suggestions? I am using the latest Redsnow with 5.0 firmware.

    “No identifying data fetched”

  • Sujin

    I downloaded the redsn0w and the firmware for iPod 3 generation but the firmware folder just had bunch of other stuffs instead of the Lego looking block thing like the one u have on the video and I don’t know if I downloaded a wrong one or what

  • NekoLover131

    After getting up to the exploiting with limera 1n, the apple sign comes on and goes back to the “slide to unlock” I can’t get any further than that. Please help

  • lalo

    if my ipod 4 is already jailbroken how do i upgrade it because i did all this but nothing happend

  • Jeffrey Taylor87

    for some reason it says my phone is not supported…

  • Christina

    mine says unrecognized build
    fingerprint 231aahae683efbf210c71ebe7fe944ce
    and i have the Iphone 4 ios 5.1 but i did it with the 5.0 since 5.1 does not work

  • alexiphone4life

    Same problem. I’m running on version 5.0.1 9A405 and downloaded redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8 as you description upper.
    When i go to select IPSW it says : That version of IPSW is not supported on this version of redsn0w.
    I’m running on Windows 7×64 and tried to run redsn0w in compatibility WIN XP service pack2 with same error.
    Can someone help me?

    • Jailbreak help 5.x

      you can use an usb and put the ipsw on it the you enter to redsn0w and when mark to select a ipsw select it from the usb that work to me

      • Drmoney547

        i dont get what to do when it says its not supported. do i get a usb, put the file thing on that and then put the file from the usb onto redsn0w or what plz respond asap

      • Drmoney547

        it didnt work for me

      • Orozco23301

        i did that and the same thing happened

    • Porfiriosalas

      its just not suppoted mines is liked that to

      • CrzyBrian

        When using the redsn0w app even if you have version 5.0.1 on your phone you still want to select the 5.0 firmware and then it will ask you if you have a new or old bootroom. I selected no and then everything worked except cydia keeps crashing and won’t open. any ideas??

    • lipe24

      same here…doesn’t work for me tooo. that IPSW is not supported by this version of redsnow. fingerprint:a16109c73dc67834ebf5a67b50c19c79b8db5

    • MirageSci

      look for a 5.0 which will let you downgrade to it
      this sites 5.0 will not work
      once you have the 5.0 installed then the redsnow0.0.09b8 or 0.9.9b7 should work for a semi tether jailbreak

      • yourgirl_75

        PLEASE email me back or call me yourgirl_75 nothing i have done in 6 dasy has worked 🙁 Thank YOU!!!

    • Orozco23301

      me too

    • Guest

      same problem here. I get unrecognized build Fingerprint: 3b200e51e651f70884767de500b1c17f

      • Savreen Mahil

        I had the same problem, and the problem is that jailbreak for ios 5.0.1 is NOT out yet, so you have to go to this link:
        and then scroll down to ios 5. Click your type of iDevice. It will download and when it does, go to redsnOw and click ‘select ispw’ and then pick the ios 5.0. (the one you just downloaded) not the ios 5.0.1. and it should work from there. Hope I helped!


          I did that and it didn’t work, do you have another solution?

          • Headroller

            use the redsnow program at the top of the list

      • hey i have the same problem

    • TweetyTweet15

      redsn0w 0.9.9b8 only supports versions of iOS up to 5.0.1b2. It does not support the final iOS 5.0.1 (9A405).

    • Rafidrahman

      it still didnt work

    • Autoservicetechluis

      what i did is when i start using redsnow go to where it say ipod firmware and it will downgrade to that then do the jailbreak and it will work after it finish the booth go to cydia and go serch and type corona then download so u can re-booth no need a computer good luck

    • Awesome Kidd Johnson!!

      use redsnow 0.9.9b10! Hope it helps!!

    • jf

      same problem im getting

    • KAB

      same thing here .. i am on Ipod touch 5.0.1 and the red snow didn’t support the ” iPod4,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore ” I downloaded it

  • GreenJosh

    so what your saying to not get that error, use 5.0 Ipsw not 5.0.1 Ipsw

  • Xavier Winsor

    for me the problem is that the iPod4,1_5.0.1_9A405_restore file keeps comming up as a WinRAR ZIP archive file

  • Ryanaaron

    i think so,im running version 5.0.1 9A405 but in video shows version 5.0.1 9A402.I think that’s different.cos when i try to select ipsw say not supported.i think just wait for redsnow beta 9..

  • dominic

    how do i find the ipsw 5.0.1?

  • alexiphone4life

    Ok everyone pay attention. For iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 u have to do this >>>
    I resolve my problem.
    Download the latest version of redsn0w redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8

    Then download iOS 5.0 .Do not download version iOS 5.0.1 doesn’t work and keep saying that stupid message, That version of IPSW is not supported bla bla bla…
    So download iOS 5.0,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw , then follow the instruction from the video.
    Good LUCK 😉

    • alexiphone4life

      when you jailbreak with 5.0 iOS in real is the iOS 5.0.1 version.
      After the jailbreak will see the version.
      And for booting Ive try’ed like 10 times to get success. SO be patient

    • dominic

      when i save my ios 5.0 thing to my documents it just comes up with a folder not an ispw

    • mohamad daghagheleh

      this way doesnt work for me.I am using windows 7 downloaded redsnow-win-0.9.9b8 and later I download the ios 5.0 (iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore) and did as what you said and follow the video but still not support.what should i do to jailbreak dude?

      • Chanshuhei

        Me Too~

      • alexiphone4life

        you have to go in the video and follow the instruction.
        my post was about the message That version of IPSW is not supported
        and for resolve “” that “” problem.
        Well for cydia all you have to do is go back to DFU mode then from the redsn0w open in extras the 5.0 iOS Then select boot device.
        Then you are ready 🙂

        • Apple4Life

          Wait, how do you downgrade? Did you use iFaith because that will not work for me.

    • mohamad daghagheleh

      hey man i did it and i think its just about holding the home bottom.i did it in 5th time.

    • Luiscuellar4

      does this also work with iPod touch 4th gen version 5.0.1?

    • Alwaysamped

      after i download ios 5.0 how do i downgrade my ipod 4 from 5.01 to 5.0 please help

    • Andrelundin

      Cheers for explaining mate. Does this also unlock the iPhone to use with other carriers?

  • Matias

    it also works with the normal 5.0.1 or just ios 5 ?

    • alexiphone4life

      its the iOS 5.0.1 but when you jailbreak your iPhone need some files from any iOS to go ahead in next steps. So your iPhone keeps the old version of your iOS have ready installed.
      So that means if you had iOS 5.0 redsn0w jailbreak in iOS 5.0 but if you have the latest version of iOS 5.0.1 trhen redsn0w jailbreak in iOS 5.0.1.

  • Luckyoropel

    same here the red snow and ipsw didnt match,,,,,version 5.0.1 9a405

    • alexiphone4life

      Ok everyone pay attention. For iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 u have to do this >>>
      I resolve my problem.
      Download the latest version of redsn0w redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8

      Then download iOS 5.0 .Do not download version iOS 5.0.1 doesn’t work and keep saying that stupid message, That version of IPSW is not supported bla bla bla…
      So download iOS 5.0… , then follow the instruction from the video.
      Good LUCK 😉
      2 days a go…….

  • Luckyoropel

    need some help over here,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,plsssssss

  • Delgado_noel2010

    this is my first time idk how to do nothing

  • s4ckennels

    i tried doing the same doing the same but im doing it on a ipod 4th gen says the same not supported need help

    • alexiphone4life

      Ok everyone pay attention. For iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 u have to do this >>>
      I resolve my problem.
      Download the latest version of redsn0w redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8

      Then download iOS 5.0 .Do not download version iOS 5.0.1 doesn’t work and keep saying that stupid message, That version of IPSW is not supported bla bla bla…
      So download iOS 5.0… , then follow the instruction from the video.
      Good LUCK 😉 SAME AS ALL

  • Slayer

    hi.I’m an ipad owner and i did download the firmware for ipad5.0.1 (9A405) however things didnt work out whn i tried to choose IPSW i was failed to it showed a pop out regarding that the IPSW is not supported please HELP thx

    • alexiphone4life

      Ok everyone pay attention. For iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 u have to do this >>>
      I resolve my problem.
      Download the latest version of redsn0w redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8

      Then download iOS 5.0 .Do not download version iOS 5.0.1 doesn’t work and keep saying that stupid message, That version of IPSW is not supported bla bla bla…
      So download iOS 5.0… , then follow the instruction from the video.
      Good LUCK 😉 SAME AS ALL

  • Trannguyen

    LOL ! there is NO GOOOD at all ! u should download IPSW 5.0 NOT 5.0.1 !

    • alexiphone4life

      ye i post 2 days a go how to resolve that problem.
      But as you see many spammers here can’t read more then “” THEIR “” posts….

  • guest

    you have to download ios 5.0.1 beta 2


    JAILBEARK 5.0.1
    ALL you need just download IPSW 5.0 not 5.0.1
    and redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8 then open it up select Extras > Select IPSW > and point it to the 5.0
    the GoBack hit Jailbreak and follow all that then you DONE
    then go to Cydia >Manage > Sources> Edit > Add , then enter the > and download SemiTether this step to easy reboot without computer every time you reboot yours iDivce ! but every time you reboot or restart your iDivice you NEED TO RUN redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8 again open it up select Extras > Select IPSW 5.0 then hit
    Just boot tethered right now

    • alexiphone4life

      yea but with thebigboss can’t use safari either e-mails….

  • Jash50

    is this jailbreak tethered or untethered

    • alexiphone4life

      you can choose between tethered and untethered
      installing from cydia thebigboss you can rebot your device without connecting to a PC
      But you cannot use safari or emails.

  • Kingpoobear

    hi every time i try to jilbreak its says unsupported data

  • tyn

    when i did everything till step 3, he says it is not pissible on my device or something…

    but is use the ipad 1… whats can there be wrong?

    het says that i can’t use my firmware

  • Ivan89lobos

    does this work with verizon iphone 4

  • Drmoney547

    when i entered my 3g ipod touch into redsn0w it said that version of IPSW is not supported on this version of redsn0w. what can i do. i dont understand the comment from jailbreak help 5.x. plz help asap

    • alexiphone4life


  • Thomas Ang (Singapore)

    Hi there
    I’ve just stupidly upgraded my iOS to 5.0.1

    I’ve downloaded 0.9.9b8 as stated as well as the IPSW which ends 9A405.
    But when I clicked onto Redsnow, it stated that the IPSW is not supported.

    So I tried to use the IPSW ending with 9A334, but after I clicked on “JUST BOOT” it states that the build is incorrect.

    Am at a loss now, coz my iPAD1 is just like a new device with everything gone.

    Please help

    • alexiphone4life

      you have to try reboot many times.
      with my iPhone i did successfully reboot after 10 try’s.
      I think its some bugg with the time to enter to a DFU mode.
      Try to push more time than 10 sec home button for enter DFU mode.

  • Mysnuggiesonfire

    could i still jailbreak it even though my home button doesn’t work?

    • alexiphone4life

      you cannot enter to DFU mode.
      That means you cannot jailbreak to any edition. :/

    • alexiphone4life

      DOWNLOAD iOS 5.0, not that 5.0.1.
      you just need iOS 5.0

  • Fraagsy

    I keep getting ‘That IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w.’

  • IpodStuck

    hello, thanks for the vid! it worked! but i went installing installous and i had to reboot the ipod, but now it’s stuck on the reboot/start-up screen.. any suggestions? im dutch so sorry for my bad english

    • IpodStuck

      Btw; im new to jailbreaking, so maybe there’s a special way to reboot it every time?

      • IpodStuck

        never mind, got the solution!

  • jumpacat

    every time i try and enter DFU mode my phone reboots. Can anyone help?

  • Cambell Anderson

    so what happens if you have 5.0.1 okay and your meant to download the 5.0 firmware. will it still work?

  • HelpmePLEASE

    alexiphone4life i have the same problem like you im using ipod touch 5.0.1

    • alexiphone4life

      well, i don’t know what version of iPod you are using. Anyway you can download both here 3G, or 4G all you need is download iOS 5.0 >>> iPod 3G,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

      iOS 5.0 >>iPod 4G,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw

      Basically is same but maybe some drivers will be different, i won’t risk for that.
      Once you downloaded “” VERSION 5.0 “”
      this is important YOU HAVE TO DOWNLOAD iOS 5.0 from links upper then go to redsn0w –> extras –> and select IPSW iOS 5.0 from the folder you downloaded before.
      After you done Jailbreak, close redsn0w. Open it again go back to –> extras –> select IPSW and then upper select just boot.
      Go to DFU mode and after your device start you DONE.
      I jailbreak my iPhone only for GPS. i won’t pay for that sh1t 200$.

  • is this tethered or untethered?

    • alexiphone4life

      both of versions.
      if you want go to tethred, you will lose safari and mail.
      If you don’t care, from cydia install thebigboss

    • @alexiphone4life


  • Mcmullinandrea

    I was able to complete all processes. However, it never showed “preparing file systems.” It appears to be jailbroken, but I am unable to use my sim. Thoughts?

  • Eric_basket_23

    say is no supported by RedSn0w version :SS

  • alexiphone4life


  • Luiscuellar4

    it says that the file i downloaded for the iPod4, is unsupported by the redsnow that i downloaded from here as well (0.9.9b8). What do i do? Someone help please!

    • alexiphone4life

      Ok everyone pay attention. For iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 u have to do this >>>
      I resolve my problem.
      Download the latest version of redsn0w redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8

      Then download iOS 5.0 .Do not download version iOS 5.0.1 doesn’t work and keep saying that stupid message, That version of IPSW is not supported bla bla bla…
      So download iOS 5.0… , then follow the instruction from the video.
      Good LUCK 😉

      A Liked


      • Ynegra

        I worked until I showed the apple logo and then went to black screen with the waiting circle, and not out of there. I have a iphone 3g.

  • MirageScience

    he is using some nice special firmware, you cant have it unless your a developer (99$)

    1) Find a ios 5.0 which is signed so we can downgrade from 5.0.1
    (5.0 from this site will not work)
    2) then use his beta 8 redsnow to jailbreak

    (I’m trying with a few, if I get one I will comment)

    You can find me on youtube, just some random guy, MirageScience

  • guest

    doesnt work? it says…

    this device doesnt support untethered options

    help anyone?

  • anjum

    Firstly i like to thank all people for posting their videos on jailbreaking and unlocking because its helpful and saves a lot of money and i like to thank you for making the video and helping me but i have one problem i did everything right on that video but after i did “just boot” the iphone booted and then just went into dfu mode and now i have no idea what to do?? Btw i have an Iphone 4 verizon CDMA please help

  • Jerrycleveland

    i downloaded the filmware for ios 5.0.1 for ipod touch 4th generation but as i went to use manual ipsw it said it was not supported with this version of redsn0w and i have 9.9.b8

  • ADawood

    am stucked here ..
    i tried to upgrade my 3GS iPhone from 4.3.3 to 5.0.1 but it’s blocked and refused to b activated .. kept requesting for simcard while it’s already installed ..
    then i tried to downgrade it to 4.3.3 and i succeed .. but i had that problem which is continues booting .. the white apple logo on that black screen is always there .. and i tried many ways but i always get the same result ..
    i don’t want the 5.0.1 anymore … i don’t want my data back .. i just want it work again ..
    i was trying for more than 15 hours till now :S
    PLZ am seeking for your help …

  • 123

    it deleted on my iphone the appstore and there is no cydia icon

  • Cisco

    Whenever I download the IPSW it’s in zip format and when I decompress it it isn’t in .ipsw format. I cant specify the ispw therefore I cant even jailbreak my phone, help ?

  • slytang36

    Do all the apps become free when I jailbreak?

  • Mrasellers

    Hey, I have downloaded the .ipsw for 5.0 and 5.0.1 and neither of them are working with redsn0w 9.9?

    Both are saying ‘That ISPW is not supported by this version of redsn0w’ when I use the ‘Select ISPW’ button.

    Can anyone help me out, or is there something like redsn0w that’ll work?

  • Brokkenglass

    Yes Finnaly got to get the ipsw recognized but if i boot it then start up my ipod after a while i open cydia and everything but CYDIA,CAMERA,APP STORE, ITUNES etc.

  • Anonymous

    hi,i jailbreaked my ipod touch 4..two days ago,day after white apple logo showed up so i restored my ipod touch now up and running i want to re jailbreak it doin the same as i did the first time and now it says my build is not reqongnized how can i fix this?? thanks

  • Anonymous

    hi,i jailbreaked my ipod touch 4..two days ago,day after white apple logo showed up so i restored my ipod touch now up and running i want to re jailbreak it doin the same as i did the first time and now it says my build is not reqongnized how can i fix this?? thanks

  • yourgirl_75

    doesnt work gets stuck on retrivin Apple something can anyone help THANKS

  • Daddyyankee773

    ey hows it goin… i tried to jailbreak my ipod touch but for some reason when i try to dwnload the firmware 5.0.1 it doesnt show up when i try to select ipsw ..can u help me get that

  • Daddyyankee773

    need help dwnloded redsnow did wat u said but when i selected ipsw brngs up a screen to browse for ipsw…how do i fix that

  • Swatne10

    When I go to look up the ipsw nothing shows up. I am using a mac. I have also downloaded everything that is mentioned in your steps and still wont show up.

  • iphone

    where do u download redsnow

  • Charlescoon608

    when u was jailbreaking my ipod it would not turn back on after i held the buttons down , do you know how to fix that ?

  • Fernandotirado23

    when i try putting it in dfu mode, it says that i must have misunderstood the instructions but im not doing anything wrong:( what up?

  • Fernandotirado23

    it says that i have an unrecodnized build:(

  • Semual123

    it keep saying its not supported what do i do??

  • ipodtouch

    I accidently deleted my sources how do I get them back.

  • Amzi-G

    if my firmware on the ipad is 5.0.1 do i have to download the ipsw file or can i just skip straight to the jailbreak?

  • K Adeniyi

    hey there.. i have done everything right till when i put in my Rogers sim card.. and it says” no Service”.. what should i do?

  • Jesse

    if we have a 3gs and we have ios 5.0.1 and a old bootrom will this be a untethered jailbreak

  • Beaan_

    This doesnt work..

  • taylor

    the jailbreak works fine, cydia is white as expected, but when i try to just reboot, it does everything normal till the very end then it goes to the apple logo and just keeps vibrating and reloading, any thoughts?

  • Mnola44

    same problem

  • ThomasBreaking

    DUDE i got ipod 5.0.1 4th gen and i downloaded every thing and when i open the ISPW it says its not supported by this version or resnow and something with fingerprint what am i suppose to do?? HELP PLS ( i also send u a msg on youtube ) p.s im ganna try downloading 5.0 ipsw and see if that works.

  • Orozco23301

    i downloaded the ISO 5.0.1 version to jailbreak and that didn’t work so i downloaded the 5.0 version and i got feather in the process but it said that the data could not be fetched. so what do i do?

  • Orozco23301

    says its not supported

  • Orozco23301

    can someone tell me how to downgrade my ipod 4th gen ios 5.0.1 to 5.0 pleas give me a web site

  • Rainman439236

    I tried it. It says unsupported ipsw This ipsw is not supported by this version of redsn0w fingerprint 13c7916459738ab218e320b86bc0d11f45b2390

  • Elliehennerley

    my iphone is stuck on the waiting for reboot stage, please help!

  • Jt4life2

    how to fix wi-fi on iphone 4

  • Alandiedrich

    i cant get past the rebot stage. can anyone help plz?

  • martin zach

    I have redsn0w and it was okay but the firmware that you gave was not supported on that version of redsn0w (redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8)it says : That version of IPSW is not supported on this version of redsn0w.
    I’m running on Windows 7 profesional.Please help me

  • Omarninganaruto

    thats happened to me and all i did was download both betas and tryed each until the redsnow could reconize one of them

  • Ynegra

    After two days trying It work for me, i downloaded redsn0w 9.9b8 and ipsw 5.0. redsn0w recognized the ipsw. After installed the ipsw it will boot up, apple logo and then the waiting cicle, this is the tricky part after the apple logo appears and the waiting cicle all you have to do is reboot the phone one again thru redsn0w, just open redsn0w go to select ipsw and the reboot the iphone one again, after that you will get the pineapple logo and all you have to do is wait. It work fo me on my 3GS…

  • Djrone007

    i have iphone 4 5.0.1 i have follow as u say but when i am about to open itouch 4thgen its says it dont support can u plz tell me which firew i put and which redsnow thkx

  • Gev

    Hi I am having trouble with ispw, I have registered as developer with apple -> downloaded the ipsw file -> however, when I decompress it says some file could not be encrypted and then I cant find the ispw file. I am downloading x3 from apple developer site but I am not sure if I need that. Can you please advise how to solve this

  • Chris91321

    Same problem. I’m running on version 5.0.1 9A405 and downloaded redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8 as you description upper.
    When i go to select IPSW it says : That version of IPSW is not supported on this version of redsn0w.
    I’m running on Windows 7×64 and tried to run redsn0w in compatibility WIN XP service pack2 with same error.
    Can someone help me?

  • bkeene

    @bbsipodtouch ok, here’s the scoop, when i select ipsw (5.0.1) it says that version of IPSW is not supported on this version of redsn0w. I’m running snow leopard… help please

  • Ynegra

    Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 will not work with IPSW 5.0.1, you guys need to download the 5.0.

    Redsnow 0.9.9b8 select IPSW 5.0 then go back and jailbrake it will go to the same process, you will get all the letters then apple logo and finally it will stuck on the black screen with the little circle, after you see this. Open one again Redsnow 0.9.9b8 select IPSW 5.0 and select Just Boot, that how it work for me and I’m running my 3gs with 5.0.1 firmware.. and running Snow Leopard..

  • Adam Casperson

    hi when my limera1n is exploiting, it just freezes and i don’t know wat to do. please help!

  • Dan Negura

    why does it work for you tubers and not for me?

  • Robert

    Did jailbreak goes fine then it gets to apple logo and hangs for about 5 min. then goes to spinning wheel and freezes up.
    IPHONE 4
    Base band 04.11.08
    Firmware version 5.0.1
    Thanks Robert

    • Ynegra

      While spinning wheel freezes up then, open again redsnow 9.9b8 select the IPSW and select Just Boot, after that you should get the pineapple and wait.

  • Mandy

    My Cydia is blank and wont open? i need it to unlock.. how do i fix this

  • ImChris005

    i also have the same problem, as i watched your it said you where running version 5.0.1 9A402? how? on mine it says im running 9A405.

  • Crazy_flip_17

    I cannot select the 5.0.1 ISPW, mine is 4.3.5

  • Jshirl

    Anyone know where to find a good 5.0 ipsw any information would be greatly apporeciated

  • J? Mathis

    Quick question-
    I’m new to attempting to jailbreak. I have downloaded the firmware and restored the iPad, but the firmware is not saved in ipsw format. Therefore when I bring up red snow>extras>select ipsw….there is no ipsw to select. Please help!

  • Cma008

    I keep getting stuck on reboot but i know I’m running everything else right

  • Micahroscoe

    when i download the firmware it doesnt look like yours how do i get that part to work for me

  • Dragonhunter53

    ok downloaded 5.0 for it because 5.0.1 wasnt working but know when i download lockscreens they do not go to setting plz help

  • do u download the ipsw of the ios 5 or iso 5 beta?

  • Lopez Adrian0725

    im getting stuck at the loading circle

  • Lopez Adrian0725

    now its stuck at the coding screen

  • Lopez Adrian0725

    it gets stuck at the rebooting circle and when i go to “just boot” it says unrecognized build


    It says “That version of IPSW is not supported on this version of Redsn0w

  • Ballls Boing


  • dannish

    how the hell do u open the zip files on a windows 7?

  • P3p3dark95

    i did all the steps and cydia still white…

  • P3p3dark95

    unrecognized build.
    please check whether you have the latest version of redsn0w
    and whether this iOS version is supportedd yet

    • P3p3dark95

      please help me is a ipod 4 :/

  • mohammad

    please help i downloaded redsn0w 0.9.9b8 and i have ios 5.0.1 and i downloaded the ipsw and when i clicked on “Select IPSW” and picked the one i downloaded here it says it is not supported with this version of redsn0w help!

  • Santirodriguez98

    hi!!! is an emergency.. i already had cydia and i was downloading installous and whe the download finished it said like reboot now and i did than and it like restart and it appears all the time on the screen like the apple logo…
    im very scared because it have like thet since wednesday!
    please HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Christophr Percival

      It just means your iPod Touch is bricked. I think the solutions are to hold Home and the Sleep Button at the same time until something happens (I forget what) or plug it into your computer and Restore Settings.

    • Braiden777

      use the redsn0w just boot mode in extras, you have to do that every time it restarts.. you can still respring though without having to do that.. but if it says reboot device or it dies you have to use redsn0w to boot it again.

  • Blackdstang96

    ipsw not supported here

  • Gitinkerbell

    does this delete your apps and songs and everything once you jailbreak it and can you restore it back to the regular fireware if you ever need to

  • Leszek

    I’m an owner of ipod touch gen 3rd and windows.
    I downloaded the redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8 for windows and the iPod3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore. However when I went into redsnow, and clicked extras, went to select IPSW and selected the iPod3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore, the program said,
    “that IPSW is not supported by this version of redsnow.

    I tried it with the rednow beta 7 version and the same thing happened. Can anyone help me with this problem

  • Usawrestler11

    i cant get the firmware to work what do i have to do

  • Tonyperalta313

    it says it wont let me reboot my device

  • Josephoverbey68

    hey bro does this work for the i phone 4 from sprint and if it does what firmware do i download

  • sam

    hi brandon i got problem with Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 i use windows 7
    i download ios5 is not working when i go to select iswp no thing appear

  • sam

    hi brandon i got problem with Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 i use windows 7
    i download ios5 is not working when i go to select iswp no thing appear

  • Monkey

    where is the ispw

  • Blackdstang96

    mine did the same thing as Leszek.

  • not working..please anyone help me.i want to jailbreak my iphone

  • i tried putting the ipsw on redsnow 0.9.9b8 and it keep telling me its not supported. what should i do?

  • ChanceB

    Will this mess up the service on the iPhone 3GS?

  • Dontwakme

    i downloaded and when i click on it nothing happens only that it opens up itunes.

  • Olsen33

    when i jailbreak my ipohne 3gs with redsnow….. alls fine but when i go on my iphone cydia isnt there???????? why

  • Olsen33


  • Racevedo1979

    im trying this on windows and im having problems downloading ipsw

  • chubby

    how come my IPSW is not supported on this version of redsnow?

  • Androidadrian

    did all steps and after jailbreak dont start and have error(ffffffffffffffff70c71ebe7fe944ce) unrecognized build.dont stuk,please help

  • Rvndr_malviya

    how do i get installous on it so i can get free games

  • Taylah_keaveny


  • Jasmin_ako

    same here as alexi 😮 what do i need to do?

  • xpxp2012

    I just jailbreak my i pod touch 5.0.1 and every thing is working fine, but there is a small problem= when i download somestuff from cydia i just can’t find them, like i can’t find the i cons please help I re-jailbreak like 5 times and still having the same problem

  • Ericlizama1

    where do you get the ios 5.0.1 beta 4th generation fiemware

  • Zachary Carrasco

    All it says is that the ipsw is not supported by our version of redsnow

  • Melmass007


    when i go thru the process of redsn0w after step 3, its tells me an unrecognized build fingerprinte231aa2ae….

    how do I fix this please.

  • Ressanareswari

    it was hard

  • Dudeshiv

    The IPSW could not be identified.
    What should i do?

  • Xnumzx

    how do you open the file it just shows as a cube on my desktop and i have windows

  • Benwayne96

    When I select the ipsw for the 5.0.1 it says “That IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w.”

  • Benwayne96

    Never mind realized i needed “ios 5.0.1 beta” not “ios 5.0.1”

  • ok I am getting really frustrated here. I am trying to jailbreak my iPhone 4, IOS 5.0.1
    First I couldn’t download redsnow, now I finally downloaded it and I am extremely confused by the whole IOS 501 firmware beta crap. I downloaded iOS 5.0.1 firmware but when I do the whole thing like you show on the video with redsnow it says that ISPW is not supported by this version of redsnow (fyi my redsnow is 0.9.98b). So can someone help me here what in the world???

  • I am stuck after my phone said that the tethering was complete after an attempt to jailbreak my iPhone 3GS with 5.0.1….now I get the spinning icon and it hasn’t done anything for hours. HELP

  • Saif

    same problem…..jus fix it as soon as possible…!!

  • Saif

    dai thevdia paiya….fix tat fucking problem fast….

  • ok I finally downloaded all the needed programs but its still not working. It keeps getting stuck at rebooting.The line is not loading at all. I waited for it more than 30 min but nothing s happening. Help!!!!

  • pupuso13

    hello there i got the cydia whit and went to just boot and happen the cydia logo don’t change color

  • Sora_tsuki1

    i need help i keep trying to jail break it but each time i go 2 DFU mode i get that there was an error& it wont turn on afterwards

  • Sigatoka1001

    I tried using the ipsw 5.01 for ipad 1 and redsnow 0.9.9b8 won’t recognize it. Then I tried using ipsw 5.0 and although it was recognized, it did not work. My ipad, got stuck in dfu mode… Any ideas of what the problem was. PS. my ipad runs 5.0.1 (9A405), and i have windows laptop

  • Aaronfrodge

    unreconized build on just boot

  • Aaronfrodge

    unreconized build on just boot


    My ios is 5.0.1, when I downloaded the link that is provided at the top, redsnow didn’t identify the fingerprint. So then I did what somebody else suggested and downloaded the ios 5, for my ipod touch 4g, and it still didn’t work. What do I do?!!!

  • Forrestsamsel

    hey i downloaded the ios 5.0 with redsnow b8 everything worked untill the reboot, it just gets frozen in the reboot stage. what should i do?

    • Israelruiz_30

      i keep getting the same thing

    • Israelruiz_30

      i found it just hit ispw n choose 5.0 then hit just reboot andn reboot it like it says

  • Israelruiz_30

    everytime i download an app or install something my iphone freezes in rebooting mode

  • BetR10U

    Hey I just recently updated my iPod touch 4G from 4.1 to 5.0.1 and jailbroke my iPod.
    After jailbreaking my device, my Cydia icon is blank/white with 11 updates.
    When I tap on the icon, a small pop up shows up and goes back to my springboard immediately.

    So I tried jailbreaking my device just to have the same results. This is weird because before I updated my device to 5.0.1, the Cydia icon was blank with 11 update notifications, since I didn’t update my Cydia apps for a while and I deleted springboard theme so it was blank.

    Care to help me out with my problem?

  • Kzhockeystar

    once i get to the part were it says first step it like freezes almost and stops and say error. so it wont let me finish the jailbreak. how do i fixs this?

  • Gewgegfgfdgfdg

    does it work for 4s?

  • Gerawar17

    when I did the power botton & home botton thing my ipod just stayed off & now it won’t turn on again?

    • Joshxtreme13

      same here!

  • Joshxtreme13

    my itouch 4 wont turn bac kon after the jailbreak! what do i do?!

  • BetR10U

    So I was successfully able to jailbreak my device, but however, every time I unlock my device, the springboard goes on safemode.

    So I tried respringing my iPod only to get the same message over and over again.
    Tired of the same message, I tried rebooting my device and booting tethered through my conputer and I was on safe mode again.

    Can you help me out with this problem, I’d like to use my themes and tweaks for my iPod.

  • Guest

    Hey I have done a successful jailbreak on my iPod touch 3g but I am having trouble with the sources in Cydia. When i click on a source a blank screen pops up where the sources links should be. I also had trouble when I added the source the same problem happened with the source. I am new at this and have no idea what I am doing if it wasn’t for your video I wouldn’t even have been able to jailbreak my iPod. Please help!

  • Matthew

    the source in the cydia is all blank after i jailbreak. just wondering how to fix this problem?
    p.s. this is version 5.0.1

  • Bb13thst

    how do you know if you have beta 1 or beta 2

  • Viankaliquigan_1681

    i just cant do it…

    • Coverroberts

      what are you doing wrong

  • iOS

    I’m running on iOS 5.0.1 9A405 and I have already downloaded redsn0w 0.9.9b8 and I’ve downloaded the firmware from your website.Later after that it says ipsw is not supported on this version of redsn02.PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kevin

    when i select my ipsw it opens itunes what do i do???

  • guest55

    do you have to click “just boot” on redsn0w after every time your iphone turns off?

  • try downloading beta 9 works great so far

  • Andy_biscuite97

    Can I get installous on a tetherd jailbreak (5.0.1)?

  • Shanialove96

    I need help : i.o.s won’t open. pleasee help

  • Shanialove96

    it’s stuck on the pineapple :

  • Zeroskter72

    my ipod only stays on the lock screen. i let it die and tried turning it back on but nothing seems to work. please help!

  • Zeroskter72

    my ipod wont turn on. the apple sign comes on but it just stays like that. i even tried letting it die and turning it back on. but it didnt work. please help!

  • Saleslol

    I have a question . to jailbreak a ipad 1 do you use the same programs to jailbreak a iphone or itouch ios 5??

  • Saleslol

    i have a question to jailbrake a ipad 1 do you use the same programs as you would to jailbrake a iphone or itouch ? thanks.

  • thesikkestkid214

    when i downloaded the ipsw for ipod 3rd , and went to redsnow and cliked select ipsw and clicked the one i donloaded , it didnt work ?

    • Coverroberts

      dont worry about any of the ipsw just download red snow and hit jailbreak and follow instructions and your good to go.

  • aj

    i didnt get the white cydia icon… is my ipod jailbroken

  • butface

    amazing just amazing

  • Rickies2010

    Hey there….so I found a iPhone 4 (from Verizon) and it was locked so i restored the whole thing and updated to 5.0.1.then when it was updated i came to the part were I had to activate the phone in order for the phone to work properly (which I haver yet activated it) so I found this process in YouTube were its says to dial 112 and do this other thing in order to bypass the activation screen (which it did worked) but every time I locked the phone or it accidently gets locked I have to do the same process over again to bypass the screen. SO my question is if there’s any way to bypass the activation screen without having to do the same proccess of dialing 112 and the other steps every time the phone locks!? (also if I jailbreak the iPhone would it help to bypass the activation screen?)
    -Thank You

  • iphoneman552

    dude you can download redsn0w_win_0.9.9b7 and do the same thing , it will work cause in the video the guy is using redsn0w_win_9.9b7 and has IOS 5.0.1

  • Zakosek25

    i cant evan find red snow on the download links

  • Eddie_in_love

    I’m having a MAJOR problem. When I tried jailbreaking my iPad, the device just turned off and just restored it. Why is this happening? I downloaded everything I needed. The redsn0w, and the download firmware thing. May you please tell me why it doesn’t work?

  • TommyBoyy

    omg my ipod has got a little bit of water damage from the shower so i can’t turn it of :S

  • Ken

    PLEASE HELP ME!!! It said that the IPSW is not supported for this device Please respond to this

  • guest

    can you please help…i did everything up to where it says to hold the buttons and it won’t respond now. it won’t turn on or anything..

  • Maaz

    on my laptop it says when i go on itunes that i cant use this ipod on itunes????
    should i download a newer itunes?? HELP!!!

  • Nau975

    In step 2, when it says “point it to the iOS 5.0.1 firmware” where exactly do you find it? I’ve been looking through all the itunes and ipod folders and I’m not exactly sure where to start looking, advice?

  • Brandon87

    i downloaded redsnow and it says that its “not supported on this system” when i try to open it. why is it doing this? any kind of help would be much appreciated

  • dave

    i successfully jailbroke my ipod touch 4g, and after i just booted the cydia app wouldnt open. what should i do?

  • Rafidrahman

    I have the same problem it couldnt recognize it

  • Jgallagh

    thanks heaps love jailbreaking you guys are amazing!

  • Akguigui

    how do i register to Apple Developer for the firmware????

  • Jahqwanwoolford

    i have a problem everytime i do it stays on exploiting limerain wat do i do after its stuck there

  • Awesome Kidd Johnson!!

    Rather than using redsn0w 0.9.9b8 try using redsn0w 0.9.9b10!! Mine worked hope urs work! But this one is an unthethered!! So try it!!

  • Awesome Kidd Johnson!!

    Rather than using redsn0w 0.9.9b8 try using redsn0w 0.9.9b10!! Mine worked hope urs work! But this one is an unthethered!! So try it!!

  • Dalton Ekler

    i have the latest version of 5.0.1 and i am trying to use my windows prossessor computer to do this but i cant download the firmware that will work for my computer.. everything else works but the firmware… what do i do

  • Kyle

    Wow! I get the jailbreak and Cydia! AND ONCE I GOT IT MY INTERNET CONNECTION WONT WORK. I can’t even get anything with cydia because im not connected. This happened right after I jailbreaked my ipod. Help! I can’t connect to app store, itunes store, youtube, safari. Whats wrong? It says I am connected to linkys and it says 3 bars but I still can’t connect please help!!!

  • Kyle

    Wow! I get the jailbreak and Cydia! AND ONCE I GOT IT MY INTERNET CONNECTION WONT WORK. I can’t even get anything with cydia because im not connected. This happened right after I jailbreaked my ipod. Help! I can’t connect to app store, itunes store, youtube, safari. Whats wrong? It says I am connected to linkys and it says 3 bars but I still can’t connect please help!!!

  • Pinkmonkenator

    Ok this is probably a really stupid question but, when I get to the screen that asks what I want to do? “Install cydia, custom bundle, etc.” what happens if I select enable multitask gestures on my iphone 4??

  • Pepe Izzo

    its going threw ALL THE CODES AND IT JUST STOPPED and at the bottom it says panic:hanging here. what do i do ?

  • Ajramirez904

    How much data does the jailbreak take ?

  • Ajramirez904

    How much data does the jailbreak take ?

  • Jared Panuco

    So the whole process went well, I installed Cydia and everything but half of my apps were deleted…


  • Notndman

    hey i have a iphone 4 (iOS 5.0.1) but it dected me as a iPhone 3….how come. help!

  • LOL

    do u need to be full batt to do this?

  • LOL

    y my ipod 4 gen crashed now someone help!!!

  • Sporky1305

    redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8 wont download on my computer

  • Felipe

    what do you mean by you need to be a registered Apple Developer for the firmware to activate

  • Hadassah

    I do not understand your directions or the file I downloaded I can’t even figure out how to open it.HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jahqwanwoolford

    i need help every time i run redsnow it goes and stop at exploiting limerain i need help

  • Brannonmedina

    i get error 60000 ms

  • Gabbypogi25

    Im stuck on recovery mode, how can i fix this ? i failed jailbreaking on my ipod touch 4g

  • JR_1263

    Hey, My ipod went through the installer just fine, but when it booted up the “Cydia” icon is just a white box, and Cydia wont boot… The screen goes white for a second and then it returns to the home screen.. please help

  • Chloesmomma10

    ok i tried it and now my ipod touch wont turn on at all!!!!! help please!!! im dying over here!!!

  • John_23_december

    it says my ipoad could not be restored (21). please help.

  • Brooktekle19

    it keep saying wait while your build iid being identified and it says waiting for reboot and ipod just turned on and i have no cydia

  • Potatoejackson

    Hello well um my computer freezes at exploiting limrin please help

  • Zackancona24

    I’ve done everything and i have Cydia downloaded.  Its got to color and everything, but when i click it, it says “loading software” or whatever, but then resets my phone.. i have a 3gs and this has happened like 20 times….any idea what the problem is.? thanks 

  • manav bhondekar

    hav jailbroken my ipod as suggested but still wen i install games my ipod says fail to install….help

  • allen

    thank you, i just jailbreak my itouch 4g 

  • Crazy_babies_1991

    i phone 4s can jailbreak ?

  • Maaz

    when i try to enter dfu mode it says device not found 

    help please

  • Bart Geron

    Where will i put the “iPod4,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore” File? Im using windows. Will i just put it on the desktop or in the iphone touch? please help.

  • Laci

    I have an Iphone 3G can I upgrade it, to IOS 5.0.1 ? I can’t find the 3g firmwares in the download section

  • Im using the newer version of Redsn0w 9.10… and i am using the 5.0.1 ipsw from the download link above… but when i try to jail break it lets me select the option Cydia and then it gets stuck on WAITING FOR REBOOT.
    Please help.

  • Ep1charry

    Im trying to get the 5.0.1 firmware for ipo 4 gen but wen i click link it wont open

  • Orensharony

    use redsn0w  0.9.10b3  it will work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fabian Amezquita

    how can u fix when the cydia is white? on the ipod i keep trying buti cant?

  • Itsmanny123

    same problem,it says the ipsw is not supported by this version of rednow…what do i do?

  • hopsin4life

    yo i got the same problems :/

  • Khalia1996

    i just tried doing this, and my whole ipod shut off and it won’t turn back on !!

    • D Estein

      Its probaply in DFU mode i thought the same thing try the steps again but after you let go of home button press power until you see the apple sign

  • crazypenguin


  • Drotomas

    it sead redsnow dose not run that version of the IPSW

  • D Estein

    Well my IPod Touch 4G  is in DFU mode but redsn0w 0.9.10.b4 doesnt see my device and i downloaded the ipsw folder as instrurcted but what do i have to do when i download it.

                                    Any Suggestions please reply back ASAP

    • D Estein

      NVM on my last post i was using wrong RedSn0w now i have the same problem as everyone else Ispw is not supported by this version of RedSn0w and the the fingerprint thing
                                                    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE POST SOMETHING TO HELP ALL THE PPL WITH THE SAME PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D
                                                          Thanks if someone posts something to help

  • Justin

    my powerbook g4 with 10.5.8 says it cannot run. it says it cant run with my architecture!!!! i have the redsnow 0.9.9b8 as well!  
    please help someone

  • asad iqbal

    why does my say ipsw is not supported by this version of redsn0w

  • Andrewdrumright

    Download the new Redsn0w

  • Karla

    Can your ipod die and will it turn back on ?

  • Deee

    When I go to add the IPSW it keeps opening files

  • Ray

    Will it work on an ipad 1 that is running the ios 5.0.1?

  • Jonathanlopeznona

    didnt work i dont know if its is because i am useing a windows pc or i dont know i need help please 

  • darrendafung

    where do i download redsnow?

  • Kristennx3you

    Okay… I did everything and I it deleted all my apps that orginally come on the ipod such as pictures settings music camera….etc. all i have now is my apps ive downloaded before. HELP!!!! Should I just restore my ipod. ??

  • Jomago89

    my ipod touch 3G gets stucked on the pineapple… it stays there for like 10 minutes and then a the itunes sign appears… I’ve done like 5 times and it the same thing always happens…. can somebody help me?

  • Krystal

    Alright so when i go to Extract my firmware files, it says that the file can not be Encrypted. This is perventing me from Jailbreaking my ipod. What should i do?

  • Scholtesg

    ok so my iphone 4 is not taking me trying to jailbreak it easy it turns 100% on when it says waiting for reboot and gets stuck there

  • Dee

    Very first of all thank you very much for your time and effort for this.

    I am trying to unlock my iPhone 4. I did jailbreak before I unlock it. 
    I followed the procedure described by you and able to install Cydia.

    I did install ultrasn0w as well. 

    But when I tried with another network sim it says invalid sim.

    Please help me unlocking my iPhone 4 with iOS 5.0.1


  • Sthomsen3321

    For some reason when i try to open the ios 5.0.1 it will not let me???.0/

  • Caitlan

    I do everything dfu mode says but i can not get it into dfu. HELPME?????

  • D-ocana

    can i jailbreak my macbook air

  • Amendez51974

    Hello, I have a Mac running on 10.5.8 and when I download the redsnow I get an error message that reads “You can’t open the application “redsn0w” because it is not supported on this architecture.” What can I do?

  • Soccerplayaz17

    how do you set up cydia?

  • Odrid

    What do i do if when i go to open the folder through the manual IPSW it says no matches found. Im on a windows 7 laptop

  • Anonymous

    i have the right firmware and the right version of redsn0w but im on windowsxp and i cant find the ipsw when i go to find it manually

  • Dancers Win

    i always get stuck on the waiting to reboot part and it will never go it just stops there and i have to wait and wait and then i just have to restart and it never will work

  • Ricky1998

    after it says waiting for reboot it says exploit failed. im on a mac using the latest redsn0w 0.9.10b5c and my ipod is 3rd gen. please help.

  • Iamawsome1425

    do you have to have to be an apple developer to jailbreack

  • XoWELCHoX52

     why does it take so long for these to download

  • Shadowdude85

    why is the firmware downloadin as an “” document

  • yolomain12

    I am on Windows and when I downloaded Redsn0w 0.9.9 beta 8 and clicked on EXTRAS->Select IPSW it says it is not supported.

  • Ahmed


  • International090

    Hey man thanks for the tutorial. My problem is that every time i try to use the redsn0w i get up to “waiting for reboot” stage. At this point my iphone 4 ( iOS 5.0.1) just turns back on (no cydia) and the resn0w application remains unchanged at the “waiting for reboot stage. Can you help me with this??

  • Guest

    after i select the ipsw and click jailbreak button, it says there is a usb connection problem… help?

  • Guest

    after i select the ipsw and click jailbreak button, it says there is a usb connection problem… help?

  • Kbeespy

    Im using the redsn0w program and all, and i put it in DFU mode(i think thats what it’s called) and now it wont reboot. Im not sure if it’s just taking a superrr long time or it just wont work.

  • Justin Bieber

    Does this restore your phone?

  • Justinaverzosa

    I can’t really jailbreak my iTouch. It says that it only applies on iPhone 3g and 4g. Help me. 🙁

  • Moniikiiux_04

    hey it says that the firmware iOs 5.0.1 is not supported by the redsnow version 9.9b8? :/

  • I<3jailbrake

    i jailbroke my ipod and the it turned off after a while and it wouldn’t open cydia so i unjailbroke it then jailbroke it again and the cydia is white i di the just boot and it tells me to connect to itunes what do i do

  • Noahfarlow

    if you have alot of games or if u have games and pics…. and you jailbreak it will u loose a thing????

  • Abhinavgpt17

    F*** this doesn’t work at all !! After i followed the above instructions it told me to switch on my net, as i did it it went boom and i had it to restore it again! Waste of time!

  • Nasser A-1999-

    hey i downloaded it but when i enter IPSW the restore is not there

  • Jamesoutlaw23

    Use the Ipod touch 4th gen IPSW…


  • swedish guy

    same here im running 5.0.1 9A405 and the redsnow but it says that version of IPSW is not supporter by this vesion of redsnow.(sry for the bad english)

  • Antonhansolo

    my redsn0w kept saying that “Certain operations (like the A5 jailbreak) are disabled due to incomplete iTunes libraries. Please be sure the lastest iTunes is installed. Failed to load required function(s): CFPropertyListCReateData , CFPropertyListCreateWithData” yet I have the latest iTunes installed (6.1) What do I dooooo?

  • 1800 mad lad

    i have the same problem it says ipsw is no supported

  • Alex_wood39

    can’t find the ipsw where is it?

  • IphoneUser

    Hi, I have my Iphone 3Gs jailbreak in 4.3.5. What do I have to do? just update it to 5.0.1 and then Jailbreak again?Thanks

  • Caros

    Thank you! my iPod is 5.0.1 (9A405), Download RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 andiPod4,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw works great!

  • IphoneUser

    Hi, I have my Iphone 3Gs jailbreak in 4.3.5. Can I put it in IOS 5.0.1 and then Jailbreak again? Or waht do I have to do?

  • pindahunter

    same problem lik alexiphone4life

  • Julian-falk

     Hey.. what is the difrence from beta 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9? .

  • Firestonepotter

    My ipod doesnt even turn on now can you help me?!?

  • aa

    Before i install the new iOS 5 for ipad i must backup first or start immediately.

  • Jaymercado89

    hi i jus updated my iphone 4 from 4.3.3 to 5.1 i have to unlock it to use the gevey sim, the unlock went smooth but now im trying to jailbreak it and it goes through the whole process but when all the writing pops up on the phone it doesnt go away. do you know how to jailbreak my iphone 4 5.1 so i can use the gevey sim?

  • Blakekirbos

    my iPod the will not turn on 

  • John Ryan Iannuzzi

    When I go to select the ipsw in the redsnow program it doesnt let me select it it just said that no items match your search???

  • Gonzaleselisa18

     is this teethered?

  • drizzyTC

    how come its a link to itunes

  • Camaes13

    i downloaded redsnow and i cant find it. what do i do ?

  • what does untetherd mean

  • what does this mean

  • Chuck Norris

    i have 5.1 so i downloaded the program for 5.1 but i can’t open it on my desktop (help)

  • Olsi20

    Hi, I had my iPhone jailbroken and Cydia asked me to download some updates. I did but then i did not have signal. So i choosed to update it through iTunes but it stucks at “preparing iPhone for restore” same happens if i go for restore. The icon of iTunes stacks at the screen with usb icon to. i tryed everything until now but nothing. can you help me

  • Slapakangaroo

    why is my firmware ios 5.0.1 folder zipped? please help?

  • Anupam Kumar

    i have a iphone 3gs and i jailbroke it to the latest iOS 5.1.1 … The pineapple screen comes up and all is fine till then. But, then the apple logo comes and the iphone seems to get stuck. What do I do ? Does it mean I made a mistake somewhere ? 

  • Foz

    I was wondering how to get from 5.0.1 to 5.1.1.  I have some errors itunes when I try to restore to 5.1.1 (error 1394 & 1600).  I even did the changed the host file.  Thank you.

  • Elite x ReMiiXX

    what i need to know about the jailbreak is when i have finished the jailbreak where can i find sources and how do i find and download apps?