How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 With RedSn0w 0.9.9b9 [Step by Step Guide]


This new version of RedSn0w makes jailbreaking a lot easier, as you do not have to point to a firmware anymore. The supported devices are the same as they have been for a 5.0.1 jailbreak: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, and iPad 1. Let’s get right into it.

Step 1: Download RedSn0w 0.9.9b9 & run it
Step 2: Click “Jailbreak”
Step 3: Put your device into DFU mode
Step 4: Check “Install Cydia” when prompted, as shown in the video
Step 5: After it boots up, put your device back into DFU mode
Step 6: In RedSn0w, click “Extras” then “Just Boot”

Congratulations, you are now jailbroken! You will need to run Cydia and let it update all the files. If you have a white cydia icon, try to boot tethered again or just respring.

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  • Iphone Dev-team

    i have apple logo freeze up after jailbroke can you please help.

    • FAROOQ_34

      I have the same issue. I have jailbroken my iPhone but after installing Installous the phone reboots then gets stuck on the Apple Logo.

      • just connect ur device to MAC or PC and run redsn0w 0.9.9b9 then goto extras select ipsw and put it in DFU Mode and then just boot it then it will work….if you want to install semitether then go to cydia,manage,edit then to tap on add source :””……intall packages and search semitether and install it…

        • R8er60

          does that source makes it stop freezing when you reboot?

        • Patelyash63

          Will the inatallous work??after installing semi tethered

        • nikedude

          big big thank you men it does work! yes

      • nikedudde5

        same as mine!!!!

  • John Cole

    Hi there i tried to jailbreak my iphone 4 IOS 5 BB 04.11.08 when it finish the matrix things and apple pop up and it stuck there forever, i have tried 3 times but it still the same can you give me an advice how to jailbreak, i followed all your steps but couldn’t help. Do i have to activate my phone first before i jailbreak???

    • iLust4iPhones

      I have iphone 4 IOS 5 BB 04.11.08. I get to step 6 and try to just boot and after 1 second redsn0w gives message “unexpected error” – any help? This is on Windows

  • Elakieifernando

    hi i have a problem i insert the sim card No Service i try to many time not work….plz help me.

  • Jt4life2

    how do you fix week wifi signal

  • Anonymous

    🙂 Good news:

    This lastest version installed the jailbreak (3GS iPhone) when the prior version did not

    🙁 Bad news:

    Getting ‘No Service’ with a SIM that is working fine on my 4S.

    Any ideas? Thanks for your videos.

  • Alwaysamped thanx dude it worked but how do i get insatallus?

  • meow

    The same problem

  • meow

    I got it….its tethered jb right…you just have to repeat step 6

  • tethered or untethered jailbreak ?

  • n_ik_osdrunk

    i have install cydia but after that i don’t know what i’m going to do to jailbreak my iPhone 3gs ios5.0.1….???

  • Rrsuwal

    it work in iphon4

  • Flyxkid911

    Stops at reboot why?

  • tamara

    it says ipad2 is not supported
    what does that mean?

    • mohammad

      it means it dosent on ipad 2

      • mohammad


    • You cannot jailbreak the iPad 2 right now.

  • mohammad

    were is Installous??? isent it supposed to be there after u jailbreak it

    • No, you need to add the source and then install it.

  • Tethered

  • Fireheart550

    why does redsnow stop at “Exploiting with Limra1n”

  • Dylan Bailey93

    Thanks ALot

  • iLust4iPhones

    I have iphone 4 IOS 5 BB 04.11.08. I get to step 6 and try to just boot and after 1 second redsn0w gives message “unexpected error” – any help? This is on Windows


  • Zwatts

    I have successfully jailbroke my ipad 1, but im lost on what to do next

  • bg8200

    is this tethered or untethered?

  • bg8200

    nevermind i watched the video…..

  • MACK


  • m.,mnbm

    i cant use Cydia. wen i tap it it crashes rite away plz help

    • Patelyash63

      Go back and select just boot option it will surely work

  • El-ayoubiw

    I have a verizon Iphone and I am getting stuck at reboot it does not go anywhere from there. Is there something different that I need to do.

  • Young Money

    I did all the steps correct, but after it is giving me the step for “please wait while your build is being identified.” it stay ther and won’t go to any where, and my Iphone stars normaly

    • Flyxkid911

      Ya same problem

    • turbalt

      same here! any help?

  • Ab_ebulfez

    i have iphone 4 ios 5.0.1 i jailbreak my phone..but i dont install packages…GPG errors.repo666,,,
    the following signatures were invalid:NODATA 2….what i do pleas help me

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  • Drew_te3

    i did the dfu and then redsn0w justed stopped working

  • mkspecial

    yes but it doesnt jailbreaks ipad2

  • Tattooedslilbit

    I did all the steps when my phone went to reboot redsnow crashed and said “unexpected error” then I had to restore my iphone. Has anyone else had this issue?

    • Guest

      yes, me too

  • Youtubesketchy

    My ipod goes into DFU mode then red snow does its thing and says waiting to reboot but my ipod turns on for some reason and red snow gets stuck there. What must i do?

  • Davidkoo

    why doesn’t this work after uploading first stage??



  • 3dDy_16

    my redsnow says ‘unexpected error’ when i click reboot what do i do

  • Jeziliceralde

    when i downloaded the red snow i cant open it?

  • Notafraid

    How do u get to the files?!!!

  • Hanhkss25

    I should wait until untethered jailbreak video. Or update…..

  • Ahmed Belakhoua

    PLEASE HELP ME!!! My IPod Touch 4g On iOS 5.0.1 Was Successfully Jailbroken But The Next Mornin It Ran Out Of Charge And It Wont Turn Back On Even With RenSn0w And When I Click Boot Tetherered It Says RedSn0w Has Stopped Working, I Used RedSnow 0.0.0 b9 Please Help I Just Got My iPod 5 Days Ago!

  • Fhjfhjf

    i cannot open cydia it closes and does not open, well it just crashes.

  • Zaytwig

    didnt work

  • Haidar Khan

    sir does it works for iphone 4s firmware1.0.11

  • DanM

    aww man…. my itouch is turn crap now… it show the apple logo all day long… What happend?

  • Slipknot2335

    It doesnt let me download the file.

  • Bruno_oliveira_81

    i done the 1st step and i can’t turn on my iphone, what can i do now ? :s

  • ziggles

    i have an ipad 2..does this work with that?

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  • Nathandanielnahi

    When I get to the stage where it says “Waiting for reboot” My iPod does a regular reboot and redsn0w sits? Any ideas?

  • Condelouis15

    i did everything and it worked, but when i tried installing winterboard it said reboot. i clicked it and my ipod has been stuck on the apple logo all day. please help me

  • Jocon94

    I cant open the firmware through red snow. Im doing this on a pc and it keeps saving the ios 5.0.1 as a DMG file which red snow 0.9.9b8 dosent reconize. Im trying to jail break a ipod touch 4th generation with ios 5.0.1. What do I do?

  • Blaise_judtin

    do you have to unzip the redsn0w file

  • Rgg619

    i can not open RedSn0w 0.9.9b9

  • Taimoney123

    my thing is not rebooting

  • Jr2010

    I have an Iphone with iOs5.0.1 and modem firmware 3.0.03, I have tried to jailbreak it but so far I have not succed, help please

  • Blaise_justin

    This is my first time but on the jailbreak screen with the pineapple is it sopposed to stay on moving applications for a long time?

  • Rogaine032

    i jailbroke my ipod but the program doesnt run when i try to rerun the boot

  • Dabur872

    I have an iphone 4 gsm but with turbo sim . will it gonna make me problems to upgrade from 4.3.3 to 5.0.1 ??
    pls hlp

  • Anonymous

    memory exhausted error Redsnow 0.9.10b1 please help me

  • Anonymous

    memory exhausted error Redsnow 0.9.10b1,, what i do pleas help me

  • turbalt

    redsnow says waiting for reboot, and my iphone4 just reboots normal. tried this like 4 times. same thing everytime. i followed all the steps in order. idk whats wrong with it. HELP?!

    • Mcmahonj05

      Download the 5.0.1 firmware and use redsnow to direct it and load that firmware then jailbreak it… its how i got mine to untether jailbreak 5.0.1

  • Phatav8r

    Guys, a little help, with preserving the baseband using a custom ipsw, when I go to JB, it says it doesn’t recognize the build, am I supposed to trick it and point it to the stock build ipsw for JB? and if I do, it won’t affect my BB?

    I have the phone restored using the custom ipsw, that’s all clean, but I don’t get the steps to use redsnow to do the jailbreak unless I point to the other stock ipsw.


  • Cool guy

    is this tethered or untethered ?

  • Carmilleecrazyle

    After i Jail Break It With The Pinapple Saying Loading Applications The Apple Sign Comes Up And Juss STAYS THERE ! Help :/

  • Condelouis15

    Everytime i turn off my ipod, ill turn it back on and then cydia and stuff wont open back up. idk how to solve this so i can just always have my stuff without problems like this. please help?

  • jayster

    can u do it with ipod 4th gen ?

  • Suazomelvin09

    where do you download ios 5.0.1

  • thin1998

    i used the redsnow beta 0.9.9b9 and when i was doing my dfu,the last 15 econds kept going till 0 then it said device not found and now i cant on my phone. please help me

  • B_lady_ice02

    what is “select IPSW”???

  • steph123

    So it worked but i still have the white cydia screen. And I
    did the same steps u did. But it said unreconized build. Fingerprint:
    Please check wether you have the latest version of redsn0w and
    whether this iOS version is supported yet.
    I have the updated iOS.
    did i do the wrong thing cas i have a ipod touch 4th generation


    • steph123

      sorry I mean to say I have iOS 5.0.1

  • CobofCorn97

    This is my first time ever attempting to jailbreak anything. I have downloaded the redsn0w beta 9 one for windows and all it shows is 2 folders and options up at the top. I dont know what DFU mode is either, or how to get redsn0w to the point where it say jailbreak. Please help! Thanks (:

  • Dmac117

    its says i have the wrong code when i hit jailbreak at the redsnow page how do i get the right code

  • Bloodienightmare

    this wont work with my ipod touch 4g 5.0.1 why?

  • hello my name is jye and i caint get the redsnow 0.9.9b9 to run.

  • Guest

    When i plugged my iPod in out in dfu mode,  it said error… now my ipod wont start how do i turn it on? please help! i have the 4th generation.

  • Emily

    When i plugged my ipod and put it into dfu mode it said error… now myipod wont turn on or start… i have the 4th generation how do i turn my ipod on?! please help!

  • it says no device detected

  • Msxnunya

    I did all of that , and the cydia icon doesn’t show up … ?

  • Rumina Rizvi

    I have the same issue. I have jailbroken my iPhone but after installing Installous the phone reboots then gets stuck on the Apple Logo.

    • Rumina Rizvi

      I did it!!!!

      Alas it did get jail broken and I can use my iphone4 back without using any sim after a disastrous upgrade to ios 5.0.1… Thanks a ton!!!!

  • Rlindsey28

    mines does not reboot

  • Iqaliyana

    CAN SOMEONE HELP? They keep saying ”unexpected error”
    It really irritates me.

  • Eminem78788

    when i try to jail break it says exploit failed how do i fix that?

  • David Ponce

    i have ipod touch 4g 5.0.1 and i have the blank cydia i tried to do the reboot and unexpected error and sometimes it start doing the reboot by it self and it stops on wating to reboot

    • and also says no identifying data fetched

  • thatcher T

    help! i opened cydia and it says     

    Unable to Load(The certificate for this server is invalid. You might be connecting to a server that is pretending to be “” which could put your confidential information at risk

  • Buckly896

    i have ipod 4g touch and everytime i get to the final stage of rebooting it says my build is unidentifiable but it is 5.0.1

  • frank

    i did it right and cydia was installed but when i tap it it blinks and doesn’t open and idk what to do

  • Rumtopt2

    I have a 3gs with firm ware 6.15 and 5.0.1 version. followed you instructions n have cydia installed n then just boot then ultrasn0w with no luck. Any advice?

  • Www

    Every time it says unable to load content!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • torreyu

    excuse me the 

  • Omgitslyly

    okay so for the iPod 4gen. i tried to jailbreak it then when it got to the Reboot part on redsnow it never rebooted, instead my ipod just turned on. please help!

  • Thehacker9999

    i did all of this and my cydia wont open up help please

  • Rancekennethdaguisosanmiguel

    can someone help me it says there missing keys.plist data for this build please help

  • Oraclep09


    I have jailbroken my iphone 
    Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 With RedSn0w 0.9.9b9 but now ihave a problem in Network it says No Service, can you please help me on how to FIX i it.

    Appreciate your response.

    Thank you

  • Bishwomani Khanal

    will it work on ios5.1.1????

  • countrygirl77

    please help, it keeps on saying missing keys.plist data…. not sure what to do :/ please help

  • sako

    i did everything and when it reboots it just reboots normal. then i downloaded the firmware and all it does it open itunen help

    • sako

      opens itunes*