How To Jailbreak iPhone 4S & iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1 on Windows With CLI [Guide]



The iPhone Dev Team has released a RedSn0w CLI tool that allows Windows users to jailbreak their iPhone 4S or iPad 2. This tool will allow you to perform an untethered jailbreak using the Windows command prompt. Let’s get right to the tutorial.

Step 1: Download the CLI tool for Windows from our Downloads page

Step 2: Extract the cinject_0.4.3 folder into the system folder (i.e. C:\)

Step 3: Connect your iPhone 4S or iPad 2

Step 4: Go to the start menu, click on run and type in cmd.exe 

Step 5: Execute the CLI by typing the following commands:

cinject -i payloads/jailbreak.mobileconfig
cinject -j payloads
cinject -w

Step 6: Go to Settings > Network > VPN > ON. You should get an error and then it should reboot.

Step 7: You should see that Cydia on your home screen

Common Errors and how to fix them:

  • FATAL(_LINE_): Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content And Settings. Then re-do the whole procedure.
  • Error Establishing Database Connection: Follow this guide.

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  • Renegold

    Why, when clic open de .exe open and falls!

    • Try re-installing or running as admin

  • Heltoncva

    I jailbreak my iPad 2 and it all went fine, cydia work as well, but i have a white pictures icon. can you tell me how to fix that, please

    • Have you tried to reboot/respring?

      • Heltoncva

        yes but it it still given me a white pictures icon

      • Heltoncva

        forget about it, i install installous and it back to the normal color. but thanks anyway

  • Ace71488

    InstallDir not found!

  • Ace71488

    iPhone 4s 32gb CDMA Sprint

    InstallDir not found!

    after putting in first command in cmd


  • Step 2 I dont get what to do!!! 🙁 Please help me!

  • aren’t you going to make a video about it

  • Aditzu_george20

    Please post a video tutorial with all the steps it does’t work for me help

  • Aditzu_george20

    Thanks It works for me. I don’t have white icons and cydia works perfect. 🙂 🙂

  • Izak217


  • Frulla

    the question!
    If I jailbreak my IPad2 3G can I download App Store apps for free?

  • justkidding96

    InstallDir not found helppp ????

  • john

    same error here InstallDir not found.. Kindly advice