Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak For iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1, iPod Touch 4G/3G Released [Updatex6]

Jailbreak iPod Touch On iOS 5.0.1 Redsn0w

The wait for the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 is finally over.

iPhone Dev team and Chronic Dev team have released the untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G and iPad 1.

iPhone Dev team announced the release of the latest version of Redsn0w that supports untethered jailbreak on their blog. They’ve provided the following details:

A few days ago, @pod2g gave the untether to both the iPhone devteam and the chronic devteam.  We’ve put it into redsn0w 0.9.10 and PwnageTool, and the chronic devteam put it into a Cydia package (the same set of exploits is in all three).

Here are the basic steps for how to get it:

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

You can download Redsn0w 0.9.10b1 for Mac using this link and for Windows using this link.

The link to Chronic Dev team’s post is not working, we’ll update this post with the details about greenpois0n as soon as it is available.

Update 1: 

Chronic Dev team has released a jailbreak app called Corona iOS 5.0.1 Untether that allows users who have already tether jailbroken their iOS devices to install it for an untethered jailbreak.

Update 2:

Please note that pod2G is working on an untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2. He has advised all iOS device users to avoid upgrading to iOS 5.0.2 as Apple is likely to fix the vulnerability that has been used for the untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak.

Update 3:

You can checkout our step by step guides to perform untethered jailbreak using Redsn0w:

Update 4:

Step By Step guide to Convert Your Tethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak To Untethered Jailbreak Using Corona Untether

Update 5:

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

Update 6:

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

If you give it a shot let us know how it goes in the comments and don’t forget to give a donation to pod2G for all his hard work.

[via Dev team’s blog, Thanks LG1 for the tip!]

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  • ger


    Wow Christmas day again

    • Zed Sefi

      Not for me, I have iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Double disappointment 🙁

      • Iguso`

        I think pod2g is already working on solution for you also, be patient, you have no other options =(

        Pod2G thanks, donation already sent, hope a lot of people will do so, even small donation. Christmas should be celebrated today !

        • Scott

          Mines sent as well, love the work you guys are doing, can’t wait for the 4S jb. Have a great new years everyone!

    • naveed

      hi i have iphone 4 i just unlocked do u still need a gevey sim to use this or u can use with any network sim

  • Boszo

    Thx alot kudos and respect 🙂

  • Durdy

    Best news ever!!!!

  • Great Job… Thanks!

  • Micrush.domz23

    Finally??we’ll start the new year with fun!!!

  • Hmmm download link not working for me 🙁

    • nanna

      Use Chrome and then try to download it

  • Mark

    My device is a jailbroken 5.0.0, how do I untether it?

    • nvjnj

      download Corona(or something) from cydia, google it, 2 simple

  • mks

    mine is 5.0 can i do the jailbreak too ?? or do i have to be 5.0.1 ??

    • nvjnj

      u cn, i believe

  • Mike

    I was on a tethered 5.0.1 iphone 4 GSM. Downloaded Corona Untether from Cydia. Installed it and rebooted my iPhone. Reboot was smooth… The knly difference is that I dont see the pineapple anymore.. Just the Apple logo… But my iphone is untethered… Any ideas?

    • kron1k

      Yeah the pineapple is a tethered thing…they didn’t include the custom boot logos

  • nick

    does anyone have trouble connecting your iphone to itunes after doing the jailbreak??

  • rick

    had ios 5.0.1 on ios5tethered jailbreak,corona from cydia did not work nd redsn0w wont work?

    • nvjnj

      wt do u mean nt wrkin?

  • Hansolo

    After 5.0.1 untether, Activator is not working…

    • Mike

      Did you jailbreak via Cydia or redsn0w?

      • 3vilErnie

        I used redsn0w and am having the same problem.

  • r0ni

    Will try with my iphone 4 now

  • stan

    does this preserve baseband for unlocking with ultrasn0w afterwards?
    3gs 06.15.00?

    • nvjnj

      yes, it has an extra function where u cn create a custom firmware which preserves baseband, then u cn jailbreak, it will also hactivate.

  • Marcos

    Done ! Works perfectly !

    • stan

      did it preserve your baseband to unlock with ultrasn0w afterwards?

  • adam

    The instructions say deselect cydia. I do not see that option.

    • stan

      its in the extra button on redsn0w

  • Balthasar

    Having some difficulty at the “Exploiting with limera1n” stage. Looks to be frozen although it could just be taking a really long time. Did anyone else encounter a similar scenario?

    • Balthasar

      Scratch that – canceling and restarting the process seemed to be the solution.

  • Boszo

    Corona works like a charm for me on
    Iphone4 5.0.1 tethered before 🙂

    • Iguso`

      Can you tell me the repo, I cant find it in Cydia. thanks.

      • Iguso`

        OK I got it, just refreshed repos. But it`s not working, is there a problem that I`m semi tethered ? While downloading Corona it says SIZE MISMATCH and do nothing =( Guess I have to do “clean” JB using redsnow anyway.

        • Iguso`

          Removing semitether also doesn`t help.

  • Manu

    For people who promised to donate after released, now is the time to do so.

    I’ll wait a few more days to check for stability and compatibilitt

    • Jason

      Will do as soon as I see a 4s version.

  • Deepesh Jain

    I was waiting for this since ages..Great !! thanks to all the members involved…
    I am having 3GS ,Modem – 5.12.01 and Firmware is 3.1.3.
    Jailbreaked with spirit and unlocked with ultrasn0w.
    SSH saved under Cydia are from 3.1.3 ,4.0,…..4.3.3,4.3.5,5.0.1

    Now I want to upgrade 5.0.1,,let me know the steps for that so that I can have flawless upgrade ??

  • don jenson

    THANKS bunches… happy new year you all ROCK!!

  • Leo

    Jb through cydia..works fine for me .thanks

  • Omar

    The Download link .. is not working here!! :/

  • Julie

    Oh, happy day. :’3
    I wanna punch that “I hate Pod2g” guy in the nuts, excuse my French.

  • Hassan ali

    I get error 10 or 20 when updating to custom 5.01 ipsw 
    I downgraded to 4.2.1 custom but can’t go back anyone help please
    Successful help I’ll give a 20 pound UK donation or 50 dollar for USA

  • Toccs

    how do I preserve my baseband, I have BB 4.10.01 and still want to use my gevey sim with IOS 5.01 is this possible, if so can anyone give instructions on how to jailbreak from 4.3.3 to IOS 5 with preserved BB

  • Blaze2k9

    Thank you SO much … best news ever!!

  • Grizzle

    The link is not working anywhere…any news anoyone?

  • ilove

    YESSSSS going to try when I get home from work today!

  • Apple Lover/Hater

    Pod2G you’ve made alot of people happy thanks for all your hard work! Your a legend amongst other JB developers.

    The link is not working, has it been removed?

  • Paradox

    While I realize the release will quiet a lot of A$$es; user: “I hate pod2g” should be hung and set on fire. I think they should have waited till 5.1 when the rest of the bug fixes came in. It took too long to find this vulnerability and will be lost with the next update, then everyone will just start bit chin’ again.

    That said. Hats off to Pod2G .. good job. Thanks for all your hard work. I hope its not in vain.

  • Mitchell

    HELP I have the iPhone 4s using iOS 5.0 should I upgrade to 5.0.1 now in order to jailbreak later ?

  • Axe

    Lol, ionic tweeted that his bugs are kept hidden from pod2g’s untethered release. So it seems we are still blessed with exploits (probably untethered) in the upcoming ios 5.1. Santa still has present yet to gift us !!!

  • john.hawk

    What about the atv2 with iOS 4.4.3 / 4.4.4? Is it also untethered jailbreakable with the latest redsn0w release?

  • Dave

    Is anyone else having problems with Cydia? I cant add sources or even search on Cydia after I updated, it just crashes

    • Jedeoki

      I am. I am hoping that a fresh install of 5.0.1 untethered via sn0wbreeze will work.

  • Flame Red

    We all appreciate all the hard word that was put into this. Sad that they did not wait till 5.1 as no doubt Apple will quickly close this vulnerability.

  • Dave

    Anyone please help, I cant add any sources on Cydia or even search on it, everytime I press the add button or the search bar Cydia crashes

    • Dave

      Problem solved, have to change international setting to US

      • J3rokenMan

        how to change the international settings? @@

  • pamela

    thank you! i’ve been looking forward to this for a while 🙂

  • Pegger

    Waiting for Apple TV2 Jailbreak support 🙂

  • eliraz2001

    I’m an mac user… it’s not letting me open Redsnow!!(((

  • For those who used Corona are you getting Configuration error on Ibooks?

    • Terry

      Yep Ibooks not working and Cydia not seeing my installed packages.

    • Jonserstick

      Yea, my ibooks is now broken on my iPhone4 using the 5.0.1 pod2g untether.

      Configuration error when launching.


    • excalibar

      Yup, IPad 1 jailbroken on 5.0.1. iBooks crashes every time. Lets hope for a quick fix

    • Kpon

      Same here. I4 and Ipad 1 but giving config errors

    • Is any one getting banner problem for phone call notification…..Coz my banner call is not working…..When there is a call the “alert style” remains in alert inspite of changing to banner……
      And there is ibook problem also……

  • Foragter

    Iphone 4, iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak via Redsn0w worked like a charm!

    Should I update my iPad 2 to iOS 5.0.1 or what?

    • Kyle

      did u have your iphone 4 on iso 5.0.1 or did u update it

  • John

    Does it work with snowbreeze custom ipsw??

    • Luis

      Yes, it does. I have an iPad 1 jailbroken with custom SnowBreeze ipsw , just installed the corona app and it works perfect. your iBooks app will crash after that anyways.

  • Sean

    Worked a treat having issues with iBooks tho.

    • Frosti7

      did u use corona or clean jailbreak?

      • Sean

        Clean jailbreak

  • lee

    does anyone have problem adding sources or jailbreak app after installed Cydia?
    I can’t install anything or add any sources pls help

    • Yes! But after a couple of retries, it worked for me. I think it’s the traffic. Just imagine how much those servers are been hammered right now. Wait and retry…
      Best of luck!

  • It worked for me and everything is working fine. Thanks again!

  • Danny

    iBooks not working for me as well after jailbreak.

    • Frosti7

      dude, did u use corona or clean jailbreak?

      • Danny

        I followed instructions given on iphonehacks.com, with redsnow, not sure what difference is between Corona and Clean?

        • Frosti7

          corona: untether an already tethered ios
          clean: untethered a non-jailbraked ios

          • unbekannt

            Same iBooks problem for me.
            iPhone4, 5.0.1, clean JB with redsn0w 0.9.10b1, then twice re-jailbroken with redsn0w 0.9.10b2 (cause of mobile substrate errors running in safe mode). Now everthing runs fine, except iBooks – shouldn’t that have been fixed in redsn0w 0.9.9b9?

  • fas

    When will 4S jailbreak come?

  • JTrip814

    Help! iPhone 4 GSM (just tried jb 5.0.1 untethered) caught in Apple boot cycle. I’ve tried DFU mode and restore (nothing), tried to do the “iTunes and USB cable” DFU mode and surprise…nothing…I’ve also tried using iREb and fixrecovery43 and nothing from those either.. anyone have any ideas? Thanks.

  • GESH

    I have the iPhone 4s running iOS 5.0 should I upgrade to 5.0.1 or should I wait?

    • Jason


    • Frosti7

      u can upgrade to 5.0.1 and untether it already,
      so what do u want to wait for?

      • Dawg

        Frosti7: He has a 4S you silly goose!

        But given that the new untethered jb is on 5.0.1 then he should prolly update to that. Or the window may close and he will have to go to 5.0.2 loosing all hope hahahah!

  • Jon Dee

    After I tried the update I’m stuck on the apple boot logo screen? I tried to redo it again and restore my iphone but no luck?

  • Anonymous :)


    Make sure to select ipsw 5.0.1 in extras on redsnow if it never gets pass the reboot stage!!!!

    I was having this problem!!! Took me too long to figure it out!!!!

    • andrew

      what do you mean, i can’t get pass where it says waiting for reboot

  • Ger

    Activator does not work after jailbreaking. Once open a pop-up window prompts to restart Springboard as it is currently in Safe Mode. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Activator and SBSettings to no avail.
    I had a semi-tethered jailbreak before, but ran redsnow over that, as I could not find Corona in Cydia.

  • Steve

    Whee are all the haters now? You are all using jail broken devices now I guess. Useless wastes of space if you ask me.

    Thanks pod2g, dev team and chronic dev team

  • Murat

    Hey everybody

    does anyone else allso have issues with cydia
    i can’t add sources gettin errors like ¨host unreachable cached failure¨
    tried hackulo sinfuliphone insaylei xsellize, it downloads some packages but at the end its giving errors.

    pls anyone help with this issuse

    hope anyone can help

  • Amazing news ! I am always get scared a bit when someone is saying JB for 5.0.1…. for some reason I always think I should upgrade from 5.0 to 5.0.1 because “they” saying JB will for for 5.0.1 …..yes I do understand if it works for 5.0.1 I’ll work for 5.0 ….RIGHT ? 😀 It happened to me with iPhone 4 I had 4.0.1 and I updated to 4.1 just because of that reason …and go bye bye software unlock and $200 in value of the phone :'(

  • Anguh

    Clean jailbreak for me on iPad 1 and iPhone 4 = broken iBooks on both, and Winterboard refusing to install. =\

  • jking

    mine is ok but when i get to the jailbreaking part redsn0w says waiting to reboot then it just sits there and nothing happens

  • 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… 😉

  • Zig

    Awesome. Thanks Pod2g and all others involved.
    iPhone is pretty much useless to me without Lockinfo.

    Amazing that Apple can take a smartphone, remove basic PDA functionality that was available on Palm Pilots 15 years ago, sell it to unsuspecting punters for an exhorbitant price, and then expect said punters to pay for apps that should have been baked into the OS.
    The they have the balls to refuse to allow such basic productivity functionality as Lockinfo on their phone, so we have to waste ridiculous amounts of time jailbreaking.

    I will never buy another product from this evil company.

  • Kevin

    I’m curious about that. We want to hear from the Dev on this. Either post or tweet

  • Kevin

    Should 4s and iPad 2 upgrade to iOS 5.0.1 or stay at 5.0? We need to hear from Dev ASAP either make post or something

    • Ben

      Any updates/responses?!?

      This lack of advice is incredibly frustrating!

  • rkazli

    nice and thanks. 1 question. i have done a tethered jailbreak on my Ip4 earlier and the JB file installed perfectly but back then was unable to reboot as it was giving exploit error. Anyhow my ip4 can reboot normally but with white cydia icon. Now my question is do the untethered JB. Do i just need to to deselect cydia and let it run or do i need to do full restore 1st and do a clean JB again. ? pls help as i do not want my ip4 to be a paper weight 🙂

  • Bean

    Couldn’t update with a custom ipsw so I wiped the whole phone, updated to 5.0.1 through iTunes then jb with redsnow. Anyone having issues with MyWi 5.0 installs afterwards? Progress wheel just stops after a respring, and after I turn off hotspot, the phone can’t connect to the net afterwards. It’ll need a hard reset and/or reset network settings. Thanks for the jailbreak! I can finally use iMessage lol

  • Dave


    I have an iphone 3gs on 3.1.3 and since 8 days ago have had minimal service from O2 and had 3g for the whole of 1o mins, I have today received my new sim from O2 and registered it, It prompts me to connect to itunes, this will obviously wipe my jailbreak which Ive had on since December 2010, I got the phone in May 2010. What should I do about upgrading and restoring my service to my phone? Whats the newest firmware for 3gs? is it 5.0.1?

    If anyone can post a speedy response I would be very grateful

    Many thanks

  • Haydar

    what’s the meaning of ios 5/5.01 hybrid ?

  • Ben

    Has anybody established whether 4s users still on iOS 5 (as we were originally instructed to do!) that wish to jailbreak, should update before Apple stop signing 5.0.1?

    Why have the demi mods suddenly gone rather quiet?!?

  • ezen05

    if i will upgrade my ipodtouch from IOS 4.3.5 to IOS 5.0.1,n can i still untether jaibreak my idevice???


  • DB

    Winner thx! [iPod 3G]

  • Adam smith

    Send me link to email can’t jailbreak my iPhone 4

  • Jacob

    I have a Ipod touch 4th gen with the newest update on it, the IOS 5.1.1, is it the software you use for the 5.0.1 update or is there is a different one?