How To Perform Untethered Jailbreak On Your iPhone 4/3GS Without Updating Baseband Using Redsn0w For iOS 5.0.1 [Updated]

Jailbreak iPod Touch On iOS 4.2.1 Redsn0w

iPhone Dev team has released a new version of Redsn0w, which finally allows iPhone 4 GSM, iPhone 4 CDMA and iPhone 3GS users to perform an untethered jailbreak.

In this guide, we will take you through the step by step procedure to jailbreak iPhone running iOS 5.0.1 without updating the baseband using Redsn0w.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • This guide is meant for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users who are interested in unlocking their iPhone using Ultrasn0w – a software method. iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 3G users can checkout this guide, while iPad users can checkout this guide.
  • If you don’t care about unlocking your iPhone and/or preserving the baseband then checkout this step-by-step guide.
  • This guide is meant only for GSM iPhone users.
  • This guide is only applicable if you haven’t upgraded to iOS 5.0.1.
  • Redsn0w 0.9.10b5c supports an untethered jailbreak.
  • Please note that jailbreaking your iPhone may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk.
  • It is always a good idea to take a backup of SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella (Windows and Mac) or iFaith before upgrading to iOS 5.0.1 so you can downgrade to the current version if required.
  • Please do not forget to backup your iPhone before you proceed. You can refer to this post for instructions on how to backup your iPhone.
  • If you’ve jailbroken your iPhone then you can use jailbreak apps such as AptBackupPkgBackup or xBackup from Cydia to take a backup of all the jailbreak apps and tweaks so you can reinstall them easily after successfully jailbreaking your iPhone rather then installing them individually. However, since you’re moving from iOS 4.x to iOS 5, it may be a good idea to reinstall the jailbreak apps to avoid compatibility issues.
  • After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your iPhone secure.
  • Please ensure you are running latest version of iTunes i.e. iTunes 10.5 or later.
Update: Some readers are reporting issue with iBooks after jailbreaking their iPhone.

You can follow these step-by-step instructions to jailbreak your iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS:

Step 1: Download Redsn0w 0.9.10b5c for Windows from this link and Redsn0w 0.9.10b3 for Mac from this link and save the application in a folder named “Redsn0w” on your desktop.

Step 2: You need to download the iOS 5.0.1 firmware file (use Firefox or Chrome to download the firmware file instead of using Internet Explorer or Safari):

iOS 5 firmware file for iPhone 4 from this link (iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw)

iOS 5 firmware file for iPhone 3GS from this link (iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw)

Step 3: Double click the Redsn0w zip file and extract the application to the Redsn0w folder.

Step 4: Connect your iPhone to the computer, which should automatically launch iTunes.

Step 5: Navigate back to the Redsn0w folder and launch the Redsn0w application.

Step 6: Click on the “Extras” button.

Step 7: Here click on the “Custom IPSW” button from the options.

Step 8: Navigate to the Redsn0w folder on the desktop and select the downloaded iOS 5.0.1 firmware file (iPhone 4 users – please select iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw and iPhone 3GS users – please select iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw).

Step 9: Redsn0w should now creating the custom iOS 5 firmware file.

Step 10: Once the custom iOS 5 firmware file is successfully created, you will be notified with a dialogue box. Click on the Ok button to continue. You will notice that Redsn0w has created the custom iOS 5.0.1 firmware file with a prefix “NO_BB_”. So custom iOS 5 firmware file for iPhone 4 will be NO_BB_iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw and for iPhone 3GS it will be NO_BB_iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw.

Step 11: You will now need to put your iPhone into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps:

(a) Hold the Power button on iPhone down for 3 seconds:

(b) Now simultaneously hold the iPhone and keep the two buttons pressed for 10 seconds:

(c) Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until Redsn0w detects the device:

Step 12: Redsn0w will run the Limera1n exploit.

Step 13: You will be notified when your iPhone is in Pwned DFU mode. The Pwned DFU will allow you to restore your iPhone using the custom iOS 5 firmware file.

Step 14: Now launch iTunes.

Step 15: From the ‘Devices‘ section on the left pane of iTunes, select your iPhone. Now, hold down the Option button (or Shift button for Windows) and click the ‘Restore‘ button.

Important Note: It is very important that you hold down the Option button (or Shift button for Windows) else you will end up accidentally upgrading your iPhone to iOS 5, so please follow the instructions carefully.

Step 16: Navigate to the Redsn0w folder on the desktop and select the downloaded iOS 5 firmware file (iPhone 4 users – please select NO_BB_iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw and iPhone 3GS users – please select NO_BB_iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw). Click on the ‘Choose‘ button to let iTunes update your iPhone with the jailbroken custom iOS 5 firmware. You will be asked to setup your iPhone either from a previous backup or setup as a new iPhone, select the backup you want for your device (ideally should be the most recent one). Wait for iTunes to finish.

After this, you need to follow the instructions in our step-by-step guide to jailbreak your iPhone on iOS 5.0.1.

If you’re new to the jailbreaking world and wondering what to do after jailbreaking your iPhone, checkout our jailbreak apps category page to find out the apps you can install on your iPhone using the Cydia app. Please note that some of the jailbreak apps and tweaks are still not compatible with iOS 5/iOS 5.0.1 so please be cautious while installing them.

Troubleshooting Tips:

Error 16xx:

If you’re getting error 16xx then it is most likely due to host file entries pointing to Saurik’s server. You can either remove the host file entries or try jailbreaking from another computer.

Error 3194:

You have probably not put the iPhone in DFU mode properly. Try the step by step guide again.

White Cydia Icon:

If you notice the white Cydia icon (which fails to launch) after successfully jailbreaking then follow these steps to fix the issue.

  • Launch Redsn0w again.
  • Click on Extras and then click on Just Boot from the list of options.
  • You will now be prompted to plug your iPhone to the computer and switch it off. Follow the instructions in the correct sequence and click on ‘Next‘ to move to the next screen:
  • You will now need to put your iPhone into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps:
    • Hold the Power button on iPhone down for 3 seconds.
    • Now simultaneously hold the iPhone and keep the two buttons pressed for 10 seconds.
    • Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until Redsn0w detects the device.
  • Your device will reboot and you will see the Pwnage icon on your iPhone’s screen for few minutes.
  • After your iPhone is successfully rebooted, you will see the regular Cydia icon (brown). You should now be able to launch Cydia without any issue.

Cydia Issues:

It looks like some of the repositories are getting hammered due to the surge in traffic, so keep trying or try after sometime.

“No identifying data was found” Error:

If auto-detection fails and you get the “No identifying data was found” error message when you use Redsn0w then you need to manually select the iOS 5.0.1 firmware file before following the step by step instructions mentioned above. To select the firmware file manually follow these steps:

Update 1:

If you’re having issues launching jailbreak apps install the latest version of Corona iOS 5.0.1 Untether. More details available here.

Update 2:

iPhone Dev team has released Redsn0w 0.9.10b2 to fix the launchCtl issue. We’ve updated the download links with the latest version of Redsn0w.

Update 3:

iPhone Dev team has released Redsn0w 0.9.10b3 to fix the problem with MobileSubstrate based jailbreak apps. We’ve updated the download links with the latest version of Redsn0w.

Update 4:

Corrected the links for Redsn0w. Thanks everyone for pointing it out.

Update 5 (17/01/2012):

iPhone Dev team has released Redsn0w 0.9.10b4 to fix the iBooks issue. We’ve updated the download links with the latest version of Redsn0w.

Update 6 (29/01/2012):

iPhone Dev team has released Redsn0w 0.9.10b5 to fix the iBooks DRM issue. We’ve updated the download links with the latest version of Redsn0w.

Update 7 (15/02/2012):

iPhone Dev team has released Redsn0w 0.9.10b5c to fix some bugs. We’ve updated the download links with the latest version of Redsn0w.

Hope this helped. Please don’t forget to let us know how it goes in the comments and drop us a line if you hit any issues and don’t forget to give a donation to pod2G for all his hard work.

  • Rick

    I’m crossing my fingers that this will work tonight. Anyone have any luck doing this yet?

    • zouha

      i did restore my iphone with the iOS 5 firmware file (iPhone 4 users – please select NO_BB_iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw ,but at the welcoming screen the phone kept asking for a valid sim card and i cant get pass it , i was using gevey card to unlock my phone (baseband 04.10.08). please helppppppppppppp

      • happy

        i try the jailbreak and using gevey sim and it work. Thank for all the hard work.

        • http://Iphonehacks.com dev

          And don’t forget to turn off 3G before installing gevey chip.

        • zouha

          how did you pass by the activation screen ????????

      • http://Iphonehacks.com dev

        Rejailbreak without the gevey chip. After jailbreak and restored from backup reinstall gevey chip.

        • zouha

          how can i jailbreak my itunes is stuck on the activation phone, i have shsh blob my iphone before this if i downgrade will i be able to activate my iphone .thank you

      • stan

        you need to jailbreak as soon as you have updated firmware then you can install ultrasn0w

  • i0x13h

    dammit!… i’m stuck on 4.11.08 baseband and waiting for any solution!
    Dev Team please release Ultrasn0w 1.3 with 4.11.08 baseband support! :’( !

    • turbonetics

      u mean we cant jb this baseband yet? wth!?

      • i0x13h

        jailbreak ios 5.0.1… yes, we can!

        unlock baseband 4.11.08… not yet! :(

        • pt

          im newbie on this, i have the iphone 4 ios 5.0.1 with baseband 4.11.08 original unlocked to all carriers. It is possible to jailbreak it once i dont need to unlock it?

        • turbonetics

          which one did you used coz i ised redsnow 0.9.10b1 and it keep saying that iphone cannot detect or be found. what should i do? tnx

          • http://Iphonehacks.com dev

            Delete redsnow completely meaning after deleting go into recycle bin or trash and delete there too. Reboot pc/Mac and use Firefox or chrome to download then reinstall. Step 1: Download Redsn0w 0.9.10b1 for Windows from this link and Redsn0w 0.9.10b1 for Mac from this link and save the application in a folder named “Redsn0w” on your desktop.

        • l33k3d!nfo

          I have the 4.11.08 baseband on ios 5 as well. Does anyone know how to both jailbreak and unlock???

          • iPh.4 NeWb

            Hey l33k3d!nfo,

            did you get a response from anyone? I am also stuck at 5.0.1 with 04.11.08 baseband, which was restored before given to me. Never jailbroken before. I understand that Ultrasnow is used for unlocking, where Redsnow for Jailbreaking. Still unsure if I should go ahead and carry on with this process with the kind of errors people are running into. Not everyone, but that fact that they DO encounter problems means I could be one of them as well. Will never know unless I try, which im not willing at the moment unless a solid procedure/software guideline is available for our situation. Would appreciate an update/follow-up if you have one.

  • hxclos

    It might just be my phone, but I’m only getting one bar with AT&T (in case I want to sell) after jail breaking with a preserved 01.59.00 baseband. Anyone else get this?

    • Rick

      I had that issue with 4.3.3 and ended up just installing Ultrasnow even though I didn’t need it. That fixed my reception issues.

      • hxclos

        Can’t say it works. Stays on “Searching…”

        • hxclos

          Scratch that, it worked! I just forgot to reset the network settings after installing ultrasn0w. Thanks.

          • Rick

            Awesome! No problem at all.

          • Rick

            And thanks for mentioning resetting the network settings. I had to do the same thing. Otherwise my update and jb went pretty smooth. :)

          • Kevin

            Just double check your MMS and FaceTime. This was a known issue with Baseband 1.59.00 if you kept it when upgrading past 4.2.1. If you didn’t use Ultrasnow, you show only one bar of signal. But, keep in mind, this is a display issue only. You really are Getting more than 1 bar. But if you install Ultrasnow, it will show the correct signal, but you’ll lose MMS and FaceTime ability. Last I heard, there was no fix that solved both. You had to choose one or the other. I chose to show 1 bar, and keep MMS and FaceTime. Been that way for about 3/4 of a year and my phone works fine despite the display only showing 1 bar all the time. Just learned to live with it.

    • iPhone4

      Yes I have the same problem. Thinking about redoing JB with normal baseband.

  • Expert

    Damn i’m tired. Try many many times to update 4.3.3 to iOS5 cfw but always get error 1600 in iTunes. Tried everything, Redsnow, Snowbreeze, iReb to get pwned DFU, all software showing everything is fine “entered to pwned DFU”, but it wont work… I even try older iTunes… Whats wrong? :/ How can i update to iOS5 cfw? Itunes is cheking iphone restore on apple servers and after that i’m geting that error…

    I tried to add apple.com to hosts file too. Not working…
    Thanks

    • slongzy

      shutdown your firewall and try again

      • iphone 4 user

        are you going to iOS 5 or 5.0.1 because 5 is no longer signed by apple meaning you can install that version unless you used ifath to store blogs which you say you are coming from 4.3.3 so i don’t think you will have

        • Expert

          Everything is fine know… i already installed iOS 5.0.1, now trying to JB :)

          • Paul

            Help me please! I have similar problem((

      • Expert

        Bro, you are genius :>
        I disable windows 7 firewall, completely cleared hosts file content and wooohoooo it’s working… I think it’s because of tinyumbrella entries in hosts file…

        Thanks a lot :)

        • Diaz

          What about if you have the same problem on a Mac Lion X?

          I have the 1600 error too; but I did everything right and my firewall is off..

          • http://www.iphonehacks.com/ iPhoneHacks

            You probably have some host file entries. Remove them or try jailbreaking from another computer.

        • wil581

          How i cleared the host files?

          • Diaz

            @iphonehacks: You were right- I restored the original host file and it when very well. thank you.

            And for people who want to know if it works with gevey sim, I can attest that it does work. Just don’t forget to turn off 3G before performing unlock.

            Thanks to you all.

          • Kader

            I disabled the fireware for w7 and still get error 1600. I see something about host files but im not sure what that is. please explain
            Thank you.

        • is

          please guide me how to clear host file on win7 i am getting 1600 error all the time when i am trying to update from 4.3.3 to 5.0.1.
          even i have turned my win firwalls.
          please help

    • hxclos

      I know you said you tried the pwned DFU mode but just in case…

      If you see the connect to iTunes, you’re in recovery mode.
      If you’re phone is off, you’re in DFU mode.

      I was getting a 1604 error because I have a messed up power button and kept going on recovery instead of DFU mode.

    • kwamayze

      Had a similar problem months ago when I tried to upgrade to iOS 4.3.3. Solved the problem by downloading the iOS firmware with iTunes. Don’t know why it worked but the firmware from other links never worked

    • Enigma

      Steps to be followed. This worked for me when i encountered the 1600 or 11 error.

      1. Create a custom ipsw using the redsnow.
      2. Launch redsnow->extras->Pwned DFU
      3. Restore with iTunes

      Should work.

  • Roel

    this untethered jailbreak works on gevey sim?

    • iphone 4 user

      if you are already on 5.0.1 then yea use the cydia package search for corona untethered if your not on 5.0.1 use redsnow or sn0wbreeze to create custom firmware and restore to 5.0.1 then jailbreak hope this helps

      • Roel

        ahh ok..thanx ha… i’ll try tonight goodluck for me… hehehe…

      • Roel

        done…thanx friend… perfectly working to my iphone 4 with gevey sim…

        • Karan Bajaj

          Hey Roel,
          Could you help me with the proper procedure you followed?As everytime i start creating custom firmware it shows memory exhausted.

  • shizmirka

    after JB i have a blank mail icon, anyone else have this problem?

  • http://JustwaitingforthenewversionofUltrasn0w Almog

    What about Gevey Users?

  • thomas

    i had to change my host file back to stock because it was giving me errors. after i did that it worked great. 3gs with ipad baseband. thanks a lot guys

  • dasd

    So after all this you need to jailbreak?!?! Shouldn’t cydia be installed once you do this.
    The link near the bottom “step by step” is for jailbreaking but when you click on it there are instructions with “Important note to iPhone unlockers: Please don’t use this guide if you want to preserve your iPhone’s baseband. We will publish a guide for it shortly.”

    So what to do?

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com/ iPhoneHacks

      You need to follow this guide first to update to iOS 5.0.1 while preserving the basedband and then follow the step-by-step guide to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1. We’ve updated the other article to avoid the confusion.

      • Dasd

        Thanks but the article hasn’t been updated. The “step by step” article for jailbreaking still shows the “don’t use this article….”

  • turbonetics

    does it work on iphone 4 with modem firmware 4.11.08? can be jailbroken? pls let me know. thx

    • i0x13h

      Yes… you can jailbreak ios 5.0.1 with baseband 4.11.08 (i did it)

      you can’t unlock baseband 4.11.08 yet, for use iphone with any carrier!

      I hope a solution soon! :(

      • Eric

        i am running that same base band and im able to log into cydia the problem im having is i cant update Nothing i get this constant scources can not be found i cant install winterboard nothing

    • i0x13h

      for now… i use my iPhone just like a iPod… :’(

      • http://www.moviepastor.com Dave Anderson

        oh please say an unlock is coming soon for 4.11.08. somebody please!

        • iPh.4 NeWb

          Hey Dave,

          any luck at your front with the 04.11.08 unlock? I guess theres still no unlock feature in Redsnow, Snowbreeze for 04.11.08, but i gather the JB will work on our iPhone’s if we are at 5.0.1 as “i0x13h” has mentioned below, but without call features.
          Does JB’ing 5.0.1 affect FACETIME features? Currently I can use that off wifi spots with no problems.. id rather stay locked until something comes out that wont affect this feature in particular.
          Thanks.

  • dice

    WHO CARES ABOUT DAMN IPHONE4/3gs! thats sooooooo last year!…….

    XD

    • Grime

      Maybe so, but we’re jailbroken and you’re not. LMFAO!!!!!

      • Ammarxv

        lol that’s mean XD

      • gohackers

        The iPhone 4 just got Siri ported so it’s now a lot like the iPhone 4s so your probably mad that you bought one hahaha

    • stan

      YES FOOL were all unlcoked jailbroken and laffing in the owers of 4s’s face MUASHAHAHA

      OOH I FANCY A GAME ON MY IPHONE……YOUD HAVE TO PAY 9 QWID FOR IT SORRY U CANT PLAY

  • jmac

    hey guys, new to the whole jailbreaking process. i wanna do this update but i’m still a little weary. i have an iphone 4, baseband 1.59.00 . should i have any issues with this upgrade?

    • jmac

      unlocked* iphone 4

      • Kader

        you will if you dont custom the fw and keep your bb. I keep having trouble restoring to 5.0.1 though. Seems like i have to clear my host files and I’m not sure what that is.

  • stuggi

    I’ve got an iPhone 4 running 4.3.3 and baseband 4.10.01 and I tryed everything, following exactly the instruction but all i get is the warning diolog box from iTunes “The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1600).” and it seems my phone is stuck in a recovery loop which i have to fix with Redsn0w’s Recovery fix.
    And yes, i did put the iPhone in DFU Mode and Redsn0w told me, that my phone would be ready to restore with a custom firmware.
    Please, somebody help me!

    • Rick

      Have you tried turning off your firewall?

      • stuggi

        Thanks for answering!
        If you mean the Firewall in the OSX System Preferences, then yes, it is turned off.
        Any other suggestions to solve my problem?

    • jahaman

      I got exactly the same problem. Tried another mac, but the same.

      • Diaz

        What about if you have the same problem on a Mac Lion X?

        I have the 1600 error too; but I did everything right and my firewall is off..
        I need help please

    • stuggi

      By the way, i’m running Lion (10.7.2) too. Still can’t find a way to get i work…

      • http://www.iphonehacks.com/ iPhoneHacks

        It looks like you have some host file entries. Remove them or try jailbreaking from another computer.

        • stuggi

          I’d appreciate it, if you could give me an instruction how to do this. I’m not really familiar with those kind of things.
          Thanks in advance!

    • DonQuixote

      Same problem here, iphone got stuck on a loop.. all i see is the apple logo and then it restarts. had to restore iphone.. im going to try again and run redsn0w again see what happens.. :(

      • stan

        GO TO REDSNOW
        CLIK EXTRAS
        CLIKE JUST BOOT FOOLW COMMANDS AND THATS IT

        INSTALL CORNIOA OR WHATEVER ITS CALLED

  • Rob

    oki whats going on with cydia atleast 90% of the stuff I try to install comes up internal error or forbidden 405

    • mike

      yea i think cydia is down right now eveything is a error

    • DonQuixote

      every time a new jailbreak comes out cydia’s servers get overloaded i’d wait a few hours or even a few days

      • Eric

        This helps i was getting the same error’s lol couldnt figgure out why i cant install anything now i do

  • hellwalker

    pls guys help i m trying to dowgrade 5.01 to 5.0 using ifath i backed up both blobs but itunes is giving me error 10 what should i do pls some help me :.(

    • stan

      UPDATE YOUR ITUNES

  • lexuzz

    hi : i have 4.35 non jailbeak using gevey sim, just wondering if i can just untethered jailbreak my phone without upgrade to 5.0.1?
    thanks you

    • Taras

      The same question, i have 4.3.5 /04.10.01/jailbreak- will i be able after all these actions to have untethered 5.0.1 and unlocked or unlock remains only with a gevey sim?
      Thanks.

  • hellwalker

    i even build a signed ipsw after i put iphone 4 in dfu mode and try to restore itunes gives error 10 :..( pls help me pls pls

  • meng

    i don’t know what’s wrong but it doesn’t activate

    • DonQuixote

      connect to itunes, on the left hand side right click on your iphone and click restore from back up.

  • tomricci

    Having ibook problem again thought this was fixed, running new Untethered redsn0w jailbreak iPhone 4

  • Roel

    yes. perfect.. i finally done my untethered jailbreak to my iphone 4 using gevey sim… perfectly working…thanx to dev team and pod 2g

    • lexuzz

      so you just jailbreak it , ? did you upgrade to 5.0.1?
      i have 4.3.5. gevey sim unlock, just try to jailbreak it,
      can you tell me details?

    • woop

      did you had to insert your original sim from the unlocked company ? that’s the only reason i wont start now.

  • Olu

    I have already updated my iphone 4 to ios 5.01. can I still preserve my baseband?

    • j3z

      if you preserved your baseband when updating to ios 5 then yes..

      • Olu

        i have never jailbroken my phone before .i only updated it via itunes. would it be preserved?

        • Kevin

          Nope. Sorry. You hav the latest and greatest baseband now, so if your interested in unlocking, you’ll have to wait (probably quite a while actually, as they are still trying to unlock the later iOS 4 ones , let alone the new iOS 5 ones.

        • stan

          OOPS

  • http://www.motorbeam.com/ fas

    Now the old iPhone gets some attention ;p

  • doll

    Ibooks not working after jailbreak

    • Dan

      Same problem here, anyone know how to fix?

  • Ahmed

    to avoid getting error 1600, run tiny umbrella, save your SHSH, then run TSS server.
    It worked with me but now I’m getting Unknown error (11), ideas anyone?

    • Vinícius

      I had the same problem. I´ve tried tinyumbrella, iReb and turned off my firewall. I´m getting the error 11 too.

  • Peter

    If you’re getting the 1600 error, edit your host files (mac: sudo nano /private/etc/hosts) [control-O to save, control-X to exit] in terminal, and # out any apple.com

    • stuggi

      Can you please tell me exactely what you mean by “# out any apple.com”? I only got those tow lines concerning apple.com:

      74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com
      #127.0.0.1 gs.apple.com

      What do I have to do?

      • Norman

        put the # in front 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com.

        Then do the restore again.
        It works for me.

  • sg-jailbreaker

    oh nooo… why all the sources show empty list in my cydia??? anyone facing same problem? i.e. bigboss, sinfuliphonerepo and etc… crappzz

    • el

      reinstall all those sources again after jb. it always happen that way.

  • Paul

    Hey, guys!! I found how to solve problem 1600!! In Tinyumbrella go to “advanced” and turn of “Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit”

    • Cedric

      Thank you SOOOO much for this ~ Had the same problem but now everything worked just FINE!!! Thanx Again.

  • Sumo

    Can you just update from apple if you dont care about the baseband? Beacuse im still on 4.10.01.

    • el

      if you do not care about the baseband, just do what you feel like doing and please report back here the outcome. have fun.

      • Sumo

        It worked great. Thx a lot.

  • Ger

    Im getting this device is not eligible for the requested build, when trying to restore the custom ipsw with itunes. Pls Help!!!

    • Kameniaga

      Install latest Itunes

  • nick

    Does it work on Iphone 4S with iOS 5.0.0 installed?

    • City023

      No! 4S should be ready by next week.

      • deb

        i have a iphone 4s with ios 5.0.0. is it ok to upgrade to ios 5.0.1?
        i want to be able to jailbreak when it is available for iphone 4s.

  • hmmm

    i have an unlocked iphone 4 using t-mobile and running on iOS 4.0 with baseband 1.59.00. if i follow this tutorial verbatim, will my phone remain unlocked? thanks in advance!

    • el

      unlock iphone will always be unlock. no worries.

      • Hmmm

        It’s not a factory unlock though. Does that change anything?

        • el

          if it is not factory unlock, it would be updated to new baseband. but this tutorial here is to preserve your baseband. so it is safe to follow exactly this tutorial steps so not to update your baseband. then you are able to use ultrasnow to unlock it again. cheers.

          • Hmmm

            Is there a tutorial for unlocking with ultrasn0w? Sorry for all the questions, i just don’t wanna ruin my phone.

  • Issoufa

    hi!

    works for me!

    thx

  • jbfan

    everything works fine except facebook it keeps crashing :(

    • el

      facebook problem? revert to un jb config and try facebook again to confirm if the problem if ios or jb or facebook. report back asap. tks.

      • Norman

        no problem with my facebook app.

      • jbfan

        i restored again and everything went well. all my apps working fine but when i restored all my jb apps using xBackup after that most of my apps don’t work fb, chase, bofa, mail, etc. but I’m still thankful @pod2g and Chronic Dev for making this thing happened. you guys are the BOMB!

  • sasa

    after JB i have connect to itunes icon on the screen. anybody else?

  • el

    Thanks for the release of this JB. Many people would be happy for this. Charming.

  • Olu

    Can anyone advice me on what to do pls. I have an iPhone 4 ( iOS 5.01 – 04.11.08),never jailbroken before. I desperately want to jailbreak my phone but i don’t which of the two guides to follow. Help pls

    • tarugo

      i also have 5.0.1 baseband 04.08.11 unlocked and was never jailbroken. which steps will work fine for this case? pls help

  • j3z

    most sources are down because of server overload.. bigboss repo, sinful etc..

    if you need your apps from them then i would just wait a couple days and let things calm down..

  • meng

    new probelm again, it seems when i try to use chinese keyboard then the iphone will automatically reboot

  • Berit

    No cydia logo on boot up?

  • Pat

    how do i restore all my settings and app by using icloud? I know i will have to “Erase All Content and Settings”, but the problem is after JB, seems i could not do that? I wait for about 7~8 minutes, it still didn’t show anything done with “Erase All Content and Settings”. Then i reboot my device. Pls help, thx.

  • Eric

    dangit i stupidly deleted modmyi scource now i cant get it back

    • Eric

      Never mind i got it back ! ! !

  • supra178

    error 1604, 1600 and 3014. thanks to many user’s reply i had finally gotten pass these errors. In your tiny umbrella>advance tab uncheck “set host to cydia on exit and request shsh from cydia”. seems like the upgrade is going through without any error.

    • Kader

      What steps did you take. I did the same thing and I still get error 1600 please help.

      • DaRkos

        same still get the error ant sug ???

  • Jake

    I need some help if you don’t mind, just did the new untethered on ios 5 and cydia won’t let me install winterboard because it has dependencies and for whatever reason doesn’t give me the option to install them… any idea how to fix this? Same thing when I try to install a new bootlogo.

    • j3z

      it’s because the big boss source is down, i’ve been trying also..

      • Jake

        thanks, thats what I was gathering from the other posts but wasn’t for sure.

      • EdgarG

        Would this also pertain to adding repositories unsuccessfully? I tried sinfuliphonerepo to no avail

        • Jake

          same boat… Hoping its just because servers are busy

  • ilove

    I think so too…. usually get a pop up msg requesting major updates. I need updated list of JB apps and tweeks that work

  • Norman

    I’m using iphone 4 GSM. Made a clean restore to stock 5.0.1 and jailbreak using redsnOw 0.9.10b1. All run okay EXCEPT the iBooks app. Get error warning every time I tried to open it. It says configuration error and requires me to redownload ibooks.

  • ingm83

    when i want to restore the custom ios 5.0.1 i get error (1600) . i ave iphone 4 and ios 4.3!

    i am already in dfu mode
    any idea?

    • Norman

      Got the same problem last nite. This is what i did. I edited hosts file by inserting # symbol in front the ip address of XXXXXX gs.apple.com. Looks like below.

      #74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com

      After that the restore process works fine.

      • ingm83

        dont work for me , btw thx

        • mike

          wat i did was delete anything after fe80::1%lo0 localhost
          and that seemd to work for me had no problem. try that see if it works

    • Mike

      Make sure that if u are restoreing to a custom iOS u are in pwned dfu mode if not it will not go thru

      • ingm83

        thx u , i will try this!

  • Norman

    Just to report another bug. iFile crashed on untethered 5.0.1 using redsn0w.

    • sg-jailbreaker

      i just tried. it works fine on my 3gs 5.0.1 (redsnow).

  • Joe

    Why am I getting an error, “Custom IPSW creation failed” “Memory exhausted”?

    Please help!!!

    • Carlos

      I ran into the same problem. Are you using a Windows XP machine? If so there is a problem with the latest version of Redsn0w working with xp when using EXTRAS and Create Custom IPSW for the iPhone 4. I have the 3gs, 4 and 4s.

      I was able to use redsn0w on the PC to work on the 3gs but not the 4. I used a friends MAC and used redsn0w and made the custom ipsw file for iPhone 4 5.0.1 then transferred it via external drive back to my PC and was back in business. By the Windows 7 doesn’t seem to be affected by this from what I’ve read, just XP. Maybe they will get this bug worked out.

      • Mark

        i confirm that … i run redsn0w on Windows 7 installed on va irtual machine in my windows xp to do the custom ipsw file

  • Patrick

    Here is what I did that worked. I followed the above steps to run tinyumbrella, unchecked “set host to cydia on exit” and “request shsh from cydia”. This lead me to an Error 11. Once I failed on that error the phone came out of pwned dfu mode and was a kind of darkish blue/black screen. I then killed the tinyumbrella app then followed the steps above shift, click and restore the nobb firmware and it worked.

  • dust

    After i upgraded to the custom firmware nothing happened and now my phone is stuck in DFU mode. i followed these same steps with my friend who has the same phone, his phone rebooted after the update and he was able to jailbreak. i dont know what to do.

    • Dave

      The same thing happens to me. Tried multiple times. No go after restore. Stays in DFU mode. Maybe it has something to do with baseband version? Mine is 05.13.04. What baseband version worked for sure?

      • Ben S.

        Same problem.

        Went from 4.0.2 to custom 5.0.1 with preserved baseband after itunes install phone still in recovery mode.

    • jays_on

      did you guys ever find a way around this? I am having same exact problem.

      • Dave

        No. I’m thinking to downgrade back.

  • John Jonathan Leong

    i’ve previously JB ios5 under Tethered version .. so wanna ask this.. do i have to reinstall to original version to get this Untethered JB??

  • kingrikstar

    works fine bb preserved 3gs on 5.0.1 but no cydia icon at all????????

    • Ozzy

      Hey how did you preserve it? i am getting a no service sign and im not sure why or how to fix it. i followed to steps exactly.

  • Expert

    After 24 of using i notice these problems, maybe someone know how to solve it:
    1. iBooks – after installing it works, but after download iOS 5 manual app crash forever showing same error “reinstall or smth” but it wont help. Fixed only when downloaded ibook fix for ios5 from cydia, but it’s not only fix, but with app, so i uninstall original from iStore and using that from cydia without problem.

    2. Find my iPhone wont work. Everything is enabled and working when we are talking about iCloud, connected, new me.com email is created too, also i try to do me.com/move and i can see my iPhone in iCloud.com “find my iphone” devices list, but it says it’s offline, unavailable and wont work, iPhone not receive any sound or messages from there too. Previous with iOS 4.3.1 everything works fine even in iCloud when i login as i remember and with mobile me of course…
    BTW: location service on iphone works fine, tried to catch signal in outdoor too, everything is fine with it… Phone is always on WiFi and 3G too :>

    3. Before updating to iOS5 i make bakcup, but… i cant to restore backup via iTUNES ;) it’s not so bad, i will have clean iOS5 and rebuilt my programs and files again, but strange… why this problem exist because Apple is guaranteed everything must be fine with it.

    BTW: now iP4 is faster, smoother and i love it… ;)

    • Pat

      I found another problem after JB, when i have an incoming call, I could not mute it by cliking volume button, I will have to answer it or cut it off.

  • Expert

    After 24 of using i notice these problems, maybe someone know how to solve it:
    1. iBooks – after installing it works, but after download iOS 5 manual app crash forever showing same error “reinstall or smth” but it wont help. Fixed only when downloaded ibook fix for ios5 from cydia, but it’s not only fix, but with app, so i uninstall original from iStore and using that from cydia without problem.

    2. Find my iPhone wont work. Everything is enabled and working when we are talking about iCloud, connected, new me.com email is created too, also i try to do me.com/move and i can see my iPhone in iCloud.com “find my iphone” devices list, but it says it’s offline, unavailable and wont work, iPhone not receive any sound or messages from there too. Previous with iOS 4.3.1 everything works fine even in iCloud when i login as i remember and with mobile me of course…
    BTW: location service on iphone works fine, tried to catch signal in outdoor too, everything is fine with it… Phone is always on WiFi and 3G too :>

    3. Before updating to iOS5 i make bakcup, but… i cant to restore backup via iTUNES ;) it’s not so bad, i will have clean iOS5 and rebuilt my programs and files again, but strange… why this problem exist because Apple is guaranteed everything must be fine with it.

    BTW: now iP4 is faster, smoother, smarter and i love it… ;)

  • Tareef

    Easy as pie .. Thanx Pod2G :D

  • Kupoknight

    Im trying to update my iphone 3GS on 4.3.1 with baseband 6.15 to 5.01 but after I created the custom IPSW and when I am restoring on DFU mode and prompts me for an unknown error (11) and can’t ujpdate my phone. Hope you guys can help.

    • Kupoknight

      Successfully updated to 5.0.1

  • Zephyr

    Jailbreak worked. Only problem is the signal shows one bar, though it works just fine as if it had more than one bar. Any way to fix this?

    • Sonu

      I had the same problem of 1 bar after my JB. I added repo666.ultrasn0w to the sources and installed Ultrasnow app. Then I restarted the phone to see 3-4 bars on 3G as usual. Good luck…

  • DaDude

    iBooks and Ifile do not work for me??

  • DaDude

    iBooks and Ifile do not work for me??

    .

  • robert

    hope cydia is fixed soon atleast 90% of stuff i try to install i get some type of internal error

    • Sonu

      Same problem here Robert. Any solutions that you ound so far ? Cydia has been acting weird ever since I jailbroke..

  • Sonu

    Hi all,
    I finally got my iPhone 4 jailbroken using my Mac from 4.0.2 to 5.0.1 while keeping the baseband at 1.59.00. After I was done with the process, the phone seems to work fine – I was trying to install some basic Cydia apps on my iphone like Activator, SBSettings. Looks like I cannot install any of them now…Cydia says some sources are missing. What do you think I did wrong ? The whole JB process took about 4 hours…Is there anyway to reinstall just Cydia ?

    Please help.

  • tomy

    CAN I USE THIS IF I HAVE 4.3.5 FACTORY UNLOCKED????
    SAFELY??????

    • mike

      if its factoy unlocked that means jus update to ios 5 and have fun

  • Adrian

    redsn0w can’t find my iphone after i enter DFU mode, only iTunes says smth about recovery mode. I own a Iphone 4 and am running a PC on Windows 7. Can somebody please help

    • Sonu

      After the phone enters the DFU mode, the next steps are on iTunes. Press Shift + Restore on your PC and select the .ipsw file that you either downloaded or had Redsnow custom prepare for you. Refer to step # 15 in this guide above for the rest. It worked for me.

      • Adrian

        ok i got it, but now i always get error 3194

        • Sonu

          Search for ‘Error 3194′ on this page – they say your phone didn’t enter the DFU mode properly. I didn’t get that error so cant help with the exact solution.

  • LoganExplosion

    AWESOME!! Worked great! Just need my repositories to update. They are backed up badly over on cydia..

  • PK

    Hi jailbreak iphone4 its work but cydia is vvvvvery slow and i have problems to add new sources????????????????????

  • Adrian

    Can somebody tell me please how to hacktivate my iphone after i upgraded to 5.0.1?

  • Sonu

    For all those who have been having problems with Cydia after jailbreaking, try downloading the apps again – they worked for me just now. Looks like Dev-team has fixed the Cydia issues. Thank you all for providing support…I was able to install Activator, SBSettings and WinterBoard.

  • Dmlynn

    It works! Thank you so much :)

  • tomy

    any thing for 4.3.5.?please???

  • salbtj

    Please add dfull support for keyboard access to the jailbreaking apps. It would help people with visual impairements to work with the tools.

  • salbtj

    I just ran Redsn0w to read the custom IPSW file and got an error indicating that memory was exhausted. Any thoughts?

  • willishere

    I have an iPhone 4 running on 4.2.1 and unlocked with Gevey sim. Every time I try to restore the custom ispw, itunes keeps telling me that my iPhone is not eligible for the requested build. I downloaded the iPhone 4 ispw from the link given and followed all the instructions. Please let me know if anyone is having the similar problems.

  • Mike

    Is anyone still getting errors when trying to download anything from Cydia

  • kingrikstar

    NO CYDIA ICON ON 3GS AFTER CUSTOM IPSW?????
    ANYONE KNOW??

    • kingrikstar

      ?????????????????????

  • Rob

    when im trying to restore with custom firmware i get error code 3194 whats wrong

    • Sanjaa

      Yes, I am also having such error every time I try restore step.
      It seems to me that below steps do not work for me(steps 11 to 13):
      “(c) Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until Redsn0w detects the device:

      Step 12: Redsn0w will run the Limera1n exploit.

      Step 13: You will be notified when your iPhone is in Pwned DFU mode. The Pwned DFU will allow you to restore your iPhone using the custom iOS 5 firmware file.”
      Please help me guys ?

  • pedro

    i have an iphone 4 jailbreak and unlock using ios 4.0.1
    baseband 01.59.00. i do not live in the states so i use a sim card from another country.
    if i do this will i be able to upgrade to ios 5 and still maintain my jailbreak and unlock?

    • mike

      if you do it rite u should have no problem

  • vincent

    i’m getting a message the iphone could not be restored. This device isn’t eligible for the requested build.
    my itune version is 10.5.2 (the latest version i suppose) what can i do??

  • lr1022

    Can some one help me? I used redsnow to up grade my iphone from 4.3.3 to 5.0.1 my bb is 01.59.00…. the problem is that i have no cydia!!!!! there for i can’t unlock my iphone :(
    if some one has an idea it would be great!!!!!!

  • oj

    cydia app does not show after jailbreak, did the process twice still same thing. anyone know a fix??

  • Vinny

    Wow. My friend and I had tons of trouble with this. He has a 3GS with the Old Bootrom and he had to use the New Bootrom IPWS for it to work.

    We encountered the 1600 Error many times. When the IPWS would finally install, the iPhone wouldn’t restart out of the DFU. We were unable to turn the phone back on from the results of different combinations of button presses. Further multiple attempts to install iOS 5.0.1 would result in an error.

    Removing the Hosts will not work as we never had Apple Hosts in the first place. The only thing we could do was use iREB to fix the 1600 error. Fortunately the iPhone was already in DFU so we didn’t have to do it ourselves. We then tried to use the New Bootrom when we were not supposed to, and it worked perfectly fine.

    TLDR: Use iREB to remove 1600 error if the Host file fix doesn’t work. If on 3GS, give the opposite Bootrom a try.

    • x

      Wow, it did sound very tedious. Is it possible that your friend had new bootrom to start with?

    • Hussein

      Vinny, your a life saver….i had the exact same problem, then after reading all the comments and all the blogs, i got no answer..then i found your simple solution and it worked like a charm!!

      Now all i have to do is to figure out how to hacktivate my iphone…any ideas?

  • Alex

    I have an iphone 4 software unlocked running on basebend 1:59:00…. just a question: do my iphone need to be connected with my laptop when redsnow is creating the BB custom IPSW or i can do that before connecting the iphone to itunes and when redsnow has created the custom file i plugin the iphone….reason is when i connect my iphone and use redsnow for cretion of the BB file the laptop just hangs….plz reply ASAP….thanx

    • Alex

      *creation

  • bally

    Guys please help me.SO far all went well.Restored to custom 5.0.1 on my 3gs and already jailbroken but how do i get pass the Applestart screen to get to Home screen since i cant even access Cydia to use ultrasnow….Please help

    • stan

      just clik next and next answer the questions THEN it will ask to activate if not orginal sim it wont

      thats the point u put ni dfu mode and jailbreak and on reboot you will be on the home screen after you restore from backup or not

  • stan

    SMOOTH sailing saved modem firmware updated to ios 5 then jailbroke absolutely flawless even without updating itunes dident need to edit any hostfiles or nothing ? cant see how your having issues
    phone seems smoother

    BUT even on 4.3.5 i got reception issues 3gs 06.15.00 same now i think little to early to tell if is as bad?

  • Rebin27

    I have a Iphone 3gs on 4.1(8B117), and on Firmware 05.14.02, will I be able to Jailbreak and then Unlock?

    Thanks

  • Raven

    Thank you. Everything worked perfectly and installed easy. Only issue I found is that while I have a white I phone, the icon i get when the phone is plugged into a PC is black instead of white as before.

  • craigx

    100% working on iphone 3gs baseband 6.15
    thanks to the developers!

  • Error 10 Problemer

    Got an Error 10 from iTunes after trying to restore using the custom IPSW

  • Garett

    I did a successful jailbreak and unlock on an iPhone 4 to iOS 5.0.1. I live in Germany and need to use a Vodafone SIM. The phone works but none of the notifications or push works. I read that I can use SAM to fix this but the repo to download it does not work. It times out every time. Two questions:

    Is there any other way to fool the system into thinking I have an AT&T card to activate?

    I have an AT&T SIM from the phone that is on hold back in the States. Would it work to call AT&T and reactivate my SIM then re-jailbreak with that SIM in the phone. Then when it is all JB and unlocked, switch back to my Vodafone SIM?

    I would rather not re-JB, but a phone without push notifications is pointless. Anyone with similar issues or know a fix?

    Thanks

  • sad_red

    Created a custom ipsw for my 3gs (old bootrom), restored using itunes and now stuck in a dfu loop.
    can’t use the device :(

    just a heads up if you have similar setup.

  • Joe

    in Step 1, the links are reversed for windows and Mac…
    just an FYI

  • Madas

    I keep getting 3194 error on my 3GS.it was put on dfu properly and I turned off my firewall and still get the same error

    • Steve

      Did you ever find a way around the 3194?
      I turned off the firewall(if that would even make a diff) and Im pretty sure i keep putting it into DFU correctly

  • streemline68

    is there instructions missing? is there a step inbetween step 10 and 11 missing? after the custom ipsw is created what do i do? do i launch itunes and use the custom firmware? im currently on 4.0.1 (3gs old bootrom).

  • Justin

    When I run RedSn0w and get to the screen where the dialogue box prompts me to either Install Cydia or do the custom bundle, the top part is saying choose an option for your iPhone3,3_5.0 but I have an iPhone4 on iOS5, and when I did this step last time before I restored it back the icon was white. I followed the necessary troubleshooting steps and it isn’t working, I need help!!

  • is

    please guide me how to clear host file on win7 i am getting 1600 error all the time when i am trying to update from 4.3.3 to 5.0.1.
    even i have turned my win firewall.
    please help

  • is

    Thanks a TON
    its working thanks thanks thanks
    GR8 work keep it up

  • Biver

    You have the links reversed. The Windows link is for the Mac Redsn0w and vice versa.

    Step 1: Download Redsn0w 0.9.10b3 for Windows from this link and Redsn0w 0.9.10b3 for Mac from this link and save the application in a folder named “Redsn0w” on your desktop.

  • Nero

    uhmm … PLsssssss……………………. and Kindly Send me a iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw .. because i cant download it .. i use only broadband stick.. and it has a high Memory.. i need it now… Thank you!! :DDDD

  • Ozzy

    Hey guys i followed the instructions exactly and while i was syncing it my Iphone 3GS is saying that i have no service. Any clues on how i can resolve this?

  • Erik

    Ok. I’ve done everything. I believe I have received every error here. I don’t consider myself a rookie seeing as I’ve been running Jailbroken for about 3 years. I guess my real issue is, I’ve always used PWNGE custom Firmwares to upgrade. I’ve never updated the baseband on my I4. My current firmware version is the tethered 5.0 (9A334), with BB 3.10.01.

    I’ve changed the hosts file on my mac, both to and from Saurik’s server. The error I’ve been getting is The Update Server is currently unavailable. I’ve commented everything out in the hosts file. I’ve left only 127.0.0.1 gs.apple uncommented and tried that. I’ve tried Saurik’s server with TinyUmbrella. I’ve tried without Saurik’s and Tiny. Usually when I run it with Tiny I get Error Code 10 or 11. When I don’t run Tiny I get the update server is unavailable. I created the custom firmware with RedSn0w and tried to use that in iTunes and get the server is unavailable. I’ve created a custom firmware with Pwnge and I get This device is not elligible for this upgrade. I read here to try it on another computer. I tried it on my Windows 7×64 machine (Not Boot Camp), and I got error code 1600. I’ve also tried to go into Cydia and use the 5.0.1 Corona. It won’t let me download that b/c I’m not running 5.0.1 as a minimum requirement. I’ve really ran to my last thread. Is there something I’m missing or any other suggestions? Thanks in advanced.

  • SERGIO

    hey Dev, I am having trouble unlocking my iPhone 3GS. It is already jailbroken with the latest update, I have the 5.0.1 software, the baseband is 05.16.05 and it is a mexican iPhone used with Telcel, and I am trying to unlock it to get it to work with an U.S. carrier.

  • DOOM26

    Anyone know if this guide works for CDMA Verizon iPhones? I read at the top it’s a guide for GSM users only..I need to preserve my baseband as well (1.0.06 ..is this an early firmware?) and I’m researching as much as possible to make sure everything goes right. If I update to iOS 5.0.1 on my phone, will it also update the firware? Please help and thank you for the advice everyone!

  • Catherine

    Will this work with an iPhone 4 4.3.3 unlocked with a Gevey Sim?

  • pete

    i can complete 11 but dead in he water when 12… and get error 16..

  • Stefan

    any solution for gevey users with bb 4.11.08 ???

  • Imran Chagani

    Can anybody tell me while performing untethered jailbreak on iPhone 3GS on Windows 7 platform, shall Redsn0w.exe be run directly or in Windows XP compatibility mode?

  • rocky

    Update to 5.01 already and my Baseband still 4.10.01 but when is put Gevey Sim in , it always appear Invalided Sim . Please help :(

    • DaRkos

      try ultrasnow china

  • Bob

    I jailbroke my iphone4 today using this guide for “untethered”, turns out as soon as i finished running the application, it lets me know that i have just jailbroken my phone as “tethered”…WTF?! im running iOS5 and thought id get an untethered jailbreak….

  • dablo

    POD2G recommended that we update to 5.0.1. I would like to do this so I do not miss out on the opportunity to jailbreak my device when it is released but… How, if in any way, can i update from 5.0 to 5.0.1 and preserve my 1.0.11 baseband? I have searched google far + wide and I can not find the answer to this question. Would someone who knows what they are talking about, pleace enlighten me with your knowledge. I’d greatly appreciate it.!

  • ratedking

    I don’t know if other people have the same problem as me, but when I go to change my wallpaper I am greeted with a black screen where the other wallpaper options used to be.

  • Gargoylewiz

    Having problems. I have already redsn0w_win_0.9.9b8 with ios 5.0; when i put in DFU mode i get “the iphone could not be restored” error 1604

  • ekeke

    Hi guys, does anyone now’s if there’s going to be an updated version of Pwnage to upgrade to 5.0.1, to me Redsn0w is too complicated and I’ve always used Pwnage (not saying anything negative about Redsn0w) don’t want to upset anyone’s feeling, just wondering. Thanks

  • stan

    anyone else having a mental message tone as if ur getting like 10 sms’s at the same time?

  • yaCHim

    I jailbraked my 3GS as per the instructions, also installed ultrasn0w and corona 5.0.1 untethered 1.0.3 but my iPhone 5.0.1 (9A405) with 05.16.05 BB is not able to detect my network. I got Searching… message for the whole time.
    It was used in US with AT&T and trying it now in Europe without success.

    Can anyone tell me if it’s really possible to unlock my 3GS ?

    • ron

      I think baseband 06.15.00, 05.13.04 or below are supported by ultrasn0w for iOS 5.0.1.. should upgrade to 06.15.00 if your iphone has baseband 05.14.xx, 05.15.xx or 05.16.xx but others said gps functionality may be lost for that upgrade.. you can research on how to downgrade baseband to 05.13.04 but not sure if possible so gps will still be functioning… not sure if there is already fix to that gps issue.. that’s why i have restored my iphone 3gs to my to iOS 5.0.1 with its current baseband 05.13.04. hope this helps..

  • CW

    I was stuck with 1600 and modifying the host address

    like this helped me out

    # 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com

    • ron

      just try and remove it.. update also your itunes

  • kishor

    what a great post, i successfully Jailbroken my iphone 3GS 5.0.1 Unthethered,

  • lourash

    please help !!! itunes keep saying the iphone cannot be restored at this time because the iphone software update server could not be contacted or is temporarily unavailable. my internet connection is fine an i can even access the apple store and download application on the internet

    • ron

      try if there are any word “apple” in your hosts file (located in C:\system32\drivers\etc\). If there is, back up that file then open as admin in a notepad and remove that line or even everything… so it is clean.. save and restart PC(some pc didn’t need restart so you can try again restoring before restarting)… if this doesn’t work you can put back the original hosts file. make sure your itunes is also the latest version… hope this helps..

  • Gregory

    I installed using Redsn0w, but no cydia icon. anybody had the same problem? I had already installed 3 times and nothing happened.

  • zasz

    hi
    i have an 3gs with ipad base band….i’ve upgraded to 5.0.1 with the latest redsn0w. it work fine…no errors..but i am stuck with the set up screen..i bypass the set up screen with the emergency call and my home screen its there nice..but here appear the problem.

    after the phone it locks and i try to slide to unlock it pop up the F$$$$ set up screen. any ideea how to bypas or skip the setup screen for good?

    ty vm

  • jacob d

    i screwed up and the host files on my jb ipod are wrong and safari won’t work HELP, what are the orig. host file look like or what is it

  • FoGSoftware

    I have an iPhone 3GS that was jailbroken to 4.3.3 and unlocked with Ultrasn0w. Everything was working fine. Now I tried to jailbreak on 5.0.1 but I’m stuck on the activation screen asking for a valid sim card. What can I do from there ?

    Thanks !

    FG

    • ron

      I think baseband 06.15.00, 05.13.04 or below are supported by ultrasn0w for iOS 5.0.1.. should upgrade to 06.15.00 if your iphone has baseband 05.14.xx or 05.15.xx but others said gps functionality may be lost for that upgrade.. you can research on how to downgrade baseband to 05.13.04 but not sure if possible so gps will still be functioning… not sure if there is already fix to that gps issue.. that’s why i have restored my iphone 3gs to my to iOS 5.0.1 with its current baseband 05.13.04. hope this helps..

  • Naveen

    Works like a charm…!! Waiting for Ultrasn0w next version to unlock my 3GS firmware 05.16.02. Thanks a looooooooooooot Dev Team for your hardwork…!!!

  • Keith

    I am having difficulty starting the processs.. I begin the Jailbreak process holding down pwr for 3 sec then keeping it held down holding home key for 10 and letting go of power while holding home key redsn0w says waiting for reboot my phone reboots and nothing happens. phone is like nothing every happens.. any help would be great

  • jomeezy

    After doing this on my 3gs it’s asking to be activated. When I right click the phone in iTunes, it just says Eject. There was no mention of activating in the tutorial. How can I fix this?

  • Michael

    For Iphone 3GS, Will this work on both bootrom’s? New and Old? Thanks

  • http://NA Terry

    Hi,
    Will this solution work for new iPhone 3GS 8GB with Toshiba baseband? I recently purchased a new iPhone 3GS manufactured in 2011, 43rd week . (Serial # xx143XXXXX, modem firmware: 05.16.05; version: 5.0)
    May I use this software to unlock the same? Please reply.

  • Mike

    Where in the world in the “Extras button” when i launch the redsn0w application?? I cant find it any where help!!

  • Pete

    No dice on Windows XP for me either. Memory exhausted

  • pradeep

    Hi I have iphone 3gs +4.2.1 iso +bb 6.15.0. I want to upgrade to iso 5.0.1. I will try above instruction. but i have one question. there is no option specify about untethered. The latest RedSnow will automatically do during installation or i have to rerun tool again.

    Please help

  • shrikant

    :-* :-* :-* Flawless….
    upgraded iphone 3gs oldbootrom withiOS 5.0.1 without updating the baseband 05.13.04. then jailbreaked and then unlocked.

    Thanks DEV team.

    Tips for others:
    1. Read read and read as may related post as possible.
    2. Also read the comments, and try to analyse and read any other post which you feel can be of help.
    3. backup and shsh back up using tiny umbrella.
    4. Again read 5 times al the steps and understand…

    Thanks all for making this possible …

  • r4rennie

    When I try to create the custom firmware file it says “you must have an iPhone 3gs or iPhone 4 and then it doesn’t create NO_BB file for me?????

  • Ka C

    My Iphone 3GS is on bootrom version 359.3.2 and IOS 4.0.1 which is already jailbroken and unlocked. Will this guide work in my case?

  • James

    I am a neophyte jail-breaker and you can color me a bit confused.

    I have an Apple-unlocked 3GS (that is I bought it unlocked at an Apple store) ver 5.0.1 (9A405), modem 05.16.05. The 2nd paragraph of this article states “In this guide, we will take you through the step by step procedure to jailbreak iPhone running iOS 5.0.1 without updating the baseband using Redsn0w,” and that sounds exactly like what I want to do as even though my phone is unlocked for voice I cannot change the proxy push, authentication, and GPRS values necessary to use my providers Data Service. Under “This Guide is meant for…” is a bullet stating “This guide is only applicable if you haven’t upgraded to iOS 5.0.1.” So being that my 3GS is ‘out-of-the-box’ 5.0.1, I should not have any problems jail-breaking it using Redsn0w 0.9.10b5c. Now to my question:

    Has anyone jail-broken, or know of someone who has jail-broken, an Apple unlocked iPhone with Redsn0w 0.9.10.b5c, and if so, what was the result?

    Given the procedure does not mess with the baseband, I presume it should work just fine… but I don’t want to be the first to find out that Apple has done something that would cause Redsn0w to break factory-unlocked iPhones. The fact that Apple sells a “UNLOCKED” phone but does not allow for changing web-service values as Cydia does is worrysome. Turning my phone into a paper weight would piss me off.

  • Joshua Workman

    I am currently using a 3GS new bootrom, with baseband 05.11.07 and iOS 4.1 unlocked using ultrasnow. I am trying to upgrade to atleast 4.3.2 or higher and continue with unlock and baseband preservation. I have used redsnow, downloaded the ipsw and used tinyumbrella. While running iTunes shift+restore it stops and gives me error 1604 and wont go further. I have tried moving it to different USB ports with no prevail. Is there a fix for this, sitting at 4.1 is keeping me from moving to newer apps. I highly appreciate the help.

  • Shelly

    Hello-
    I am somewhat new at updating my iphone to the newest IOS. I had an older iphone and could always find a video or something that walked me through it step by step, but just so unsure now that I have my 3gs. So what I have is a 3gs unlocked/jailbroken on 4.3.2 it did hare the 06.15.00 baseband when I got it. I’ve had NO issues with the phone, but so would love to get it updated. I’ve just been scared and unsure with so many different things stated out there about bootroms etc… Can anyone be of help to me in letting me know if this will be a sure bet way to get my phone updated to the 5.0 IOS, for my particular situation? Thank you SO MUCH in advance for any help you can give me.
    Thank you!

  • Princessa

    how can i change my iphone 4.3.5 to 5.0.1 and then get cydia

  • rAhul

    after putting my iPhone 3GS on dfu mode..when i open my itunes d itnues says dat d iphone is in recovery mode and all d fields such as software version, seriel no. etc are n/a..What to do M not able to recover d way its mentioned in ur post..It just gives me d option to recover from d original apple

  • Sam C.

    Hello guys,

    I have an iPhone 4. I have not hacked it yet. I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy 4g with tMobile. My question is, If I hack my iPhone, will I be able to use my data plan and make use of my internet on the iPhone?

    Also, will I be able to update the iPhone OS whenever there are new software updates available? What about the App Store? Will i be able to download apps without problems?

    I know these may be very basic questions, but I am not too familiar with hacking stuff.

    Thanks!

  • Negia

    Oh my gosh, need help please asap. I tried jailbreaking my iphone 4 just now and it would not turn on again. What did I do wrong and how do I fix it please.

    Thanks

  • DaRkos

    i try all the impassibility
    last itunes
    another Windows
    enter to pwnd dfu and the normal dfu even the Recovery mode
    add # after 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com
    turn off the firewall
    create custom by Redsnow and Sn0wBreaze
    Still get 1600 Error ???WTF

  • crzygrl4u

    Hi! I’ve been trying to jailbreak this iPhone 4 (iOS 5.0.1) on a win7. However, I keep on getting error 1641 (The iPhone could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible). I already tried to turn off firewall and looked at the hosts file (there was nothing on it). Is the only solution to try a different laptop?

    Thanks

  • Bruno

    Hi
    I followed all steps, but when I’m on DFU MODE and start itunes to upload the new ipsw always pressing shift key, itunes always checks the ipsw with apple and can’t move on.
    The iphone is already jailbroken
    Please some help.
    Thank you

  • PELS

    “No identifying data was found” Error:

    If auto-detection fails and you get the “No identifying data was found” error message when you use Redsn0w then you need to manually select the iOS 5.0.1 firmware file before following the step by step instructions mentioned above. To select the firmware file manually follow these steps:

    Download the appropriate iOS 5.0.1 firmware file for your iOS device:
    iPhone 4 GSM – iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw
    iPhone 4 CDMA – iPhone3,3_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw
    iPhone 3GS – iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw
    Click on Extras instead of Jailbreak
    Then click on the Select IPSW button
    Select the iOS 5.0.1 firmware file that you had just downloaded.

    I’m a little bit confused with this, if I select the correct firmware for my device, will my device restore to the firmware I just selected from there? I need this because I’m having problem installing Spire.

    Whenever I install Spire from i4Siri, after installation it requires a reboot, then on the reboot i’m stuck on the apple logo forever. So I restored to custom ipsw 5.0.1 without the Spire tweak.

  • malik

    im gettin error 3194 again and again in itunes while upgradig my iphone 3gs 4.1 with baseband 06.15.00

  • Ahmed Hussein Khalifa

    My jailbroken iphone is always restarting when i enter any application so what i can do to fix it
    plsssssss reply:D

  • Aron

    I got a i phone 4 runin 5.0.1 after jailbreaking it using redsnow( am not sure ifi did nway) am left with a white cydia icon now wat next?? Yua help will be apreciated please!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • andre

    Can i set up this as a new iphone?

  • andre

    can i set up as a new iphone?

  • William Matsiko

    Please help. I jailbroke my iPhone 3GS with Redsnow and attempted an unlock with SAM. It nearly worked as it is showing my carrier in the settings instead of AT&T. However, I am having trouble unlocking. What could I do for the unlock? iPhone 3GS 5.0.1 baseband 05.16.05 new bootrom.

  • Kevin

    My iphone before at ios 4.3.5 tethered jailbreak. For upgrade to 5.0.1 i tried this guide but i stuck at step 16. With get error 3194. But sure my phone still DFU mode. But i tried to change host file to add there at last:
    127.0.0.1 localhost
    74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com
    74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com
    127.0.0.1 gs.apple.com

    But after that retried restore from itunes i get error 1601. Now i change my host file to default with delete
    74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com
    74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com
    127.0.0.1 gs.apple.com
    but i get back error 3194.

    How to pass this error to restore custome ios 5.0. Please help me. Now my phone stiil zombie (stuck at recovery mode)

    tq

  • Kevin

    My iphone before at ios 4.3.5 tethered jailbreak. For upgrade to 5.0.1 i tried this guide but i stuck at step 16. With get error 3194. But sure my phone still DFU mode. But i tried to change host file to add there at last:
    127.0.0.1 localhost
    74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com
    74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com
    127.0.0.1 gs.apple.com

    But after that retried restore from itunes i get error 1601. Now i change my host file to default with delete
    74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com
    74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com
    127.0.0.1 gs.apple.com
    but i get back error 3194.

    How to pass this error to restore custome ios 5.0. Please help me. Now my phone stiil zombie (stuck at recovery mode)

    tq

  • unoh

    guys help me… the custom ipsw doesnt work… the error is “Custom IPSW creation failed” “cannot close compressed file in IPSW” what does it mean?? what can i do??

  • Jayde

    Hi there, i’m totally new to all of this jailbreaking thing and i need help, my phone is a vodaphone but i want to unlock it to Meteor, i have already had it jailbroken but the phone start telling me to connect it to itunes so my uncle restored it and it’s back to the activation part. so i how do i get it sorted? please help as i need me phone back ASAP! thank you!

  • Sonu

    Just tried installing SBSettings and Activator. Seems to have worked fine. Looks like the dev team fixed Cydia issues. Try installing apps again. Now trying to see if I can install Spire to get SIRI working but it seems like a lot of effort and I dont want to mess up my JB and phone.

  • jacob d

    i tried and it kept saying sorry i don’t work