How To Jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Running iOS 5.1 Using Redsn0w

Jailbreak iPod Touch On iOS 4.2.1 Redsn0w

Apple released iOS 5.1 yesterday, which includes some minor improves and bug fixes.

iPhone Dev team has just released a new version of Redsn0w – Redsn0w 0.9.10b6 that supports iPhone 4iPhone 3GSiPad 1 and 3rd-generation and 4th generation iPod touch.

But if you accidentally upgraded to iOS 5.1 (don’t update to iOS 5.1 if you are on iOS 5.0.1 or lower) and want to jailbreak your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS then you’ve come to the right place. We will take you through the step by step procedure to jailbreak your iPhone on iOS 5.0.1 using Redsn0w.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • This guide is meant for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users. iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 3G users can checkout this guide, while iPad users can checkout this guide.
  • Important note to iPhone unlockers: Please don’t use this guide if you want to preserve your iPhone’s baseband.
  • Redsn0w 0.9.10b6b for Mac and Redsn0w 0.9.10b6b for Windows only supports a tethered jailbreak, which means that you need to connect your iPhone to the computer on every reboot (except iPhone 3GS with older bootrom).
  • Please note that jailbreaking your iPhone may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk.
  • 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 PkgBackup 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, if 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.
  • Known issue: iBooks won’t work if you jailbreak your iPod touch using Redsn0w 0.9.10.b6. Dev team is working hard to fix the issue.

You can follow these step-by-step instructions to jailbreak your iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS with the assumption that you’ve already updated your iPhone to iOS 5.1 (please note Settings –> General –> About –> Version should be 5.1):

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

Step 2: Double click the Redsn0w zip file and extract the application to the Redsn0w folder. Navigate back to the Redsn0w folder and launch the Redsn0w application.

Step 3: After launching Redsn0w, click on the Jailbreak button.

Windows 7 users should run the exe in Windows XP compatibility mode (right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select Properties, then select the Compatibility tab and select Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP). Windows XP and Windows 7 users should run Redsn0w as ‘Administrator’ (right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select ‘Run as an Administrator’).

Step 4: You will now be prompted plug your iPhone to the computer and switch it OFF. Follow the instructions and click on ‘Next‘ to move to the next screen:

Step 5: 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 Home button 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 6: Your iPhone should reboot now. Please remember to release the Home button.

Step 7: Redsn0w will now start preparing the jailbreak data.

Step 8: You will now be prompted to select the jailbreak options you would like. Make sure Cydia is selected and select ‘Next‘ to continue.

Step 9: You iPhone will be rebooted again and Redsn0w will now begin uploading the new RAM disk and kernel.

Step 10: You will now be notified once the jailbreaking process is complete. Click on the ‘Finish‘ button to exit the application.

Step 11: Your iPhone will reboot once again (which could take approximately 5 minutes). After it has rebooted, your iPhone should be successfully jailbroken. You should find Cydia jailbreak app on your iPod touch’s home screen.

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 may not be compatible with iOS 5.1 so please be cautious while installing them.

Tethered Jailbreak:

Once Redsn0w has finished jailbreaking your iPhone, you will need to boot it tethered, which means that if you need to reboot your iPhone it will be stuck on the Apple logo. All you need to do is rerun Redsn0w and this time click on Extras and then click on Just boot from the list of options and follow the on screen instructions to reboot your iPhone.


How to fix the White/Blank Cydia icon issue:

If you notice the white Cydia icon (which fails to launch) after successfully jailbreaking your iPod touch. 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 iPod touch’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.

Hope this helped. Please don’t forget to let us know how it goes and feel free to drop us a line if you hit any issues.

Update (April 15th, 2012):

Dev team has updated Redsn0w to 0.9.10b6b to fix an issue affecting those users running OS X 10.5.x or earlier. So we have updated the download link.

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  • City023

    After that long wait for a jailbreak on ios5(5.0/5.0.1) I don’t think anyone is dumb enough to upgrade to 5.1

    • fas

      Well people do it accidentally.

    • Dan

      Hi. So I finally was able to jailbreak my iphone 4 but the only problem is that the cydia icon is white. I followed the directions for redsnow to boot just tethered right now but it gets to the part where its waiting for reboot and my phone reboots but redsnow seems to not notice it and then it just stays at the waiting for reboot till I have to cancel it. Please let me know what I can do

      Thank you

      • Harun

        im afraid you have to restore your your device, in order to restore you have to hold down the power and home button together untill it shows the itunes logo, and then plug your device into the computer and then on itunes hit restore and update

      • mark

        You have to start the iphone 4 using the cydia application. You need to open cydia, use extras, and reboot. IT worked for me.

    • YouLethal

      Heya, Any reason why my Iphone 3gs running on ios 5.1 is jailbroken untethered? I can turn it off and on as I like without having to boot from redsnow. I don’t have semi-tether installed either?

      • Paul

        You must have an old bootrom 3GS. The jailbreak is not tethered for this device. Google 3GS bootrom to find out how to check your bootrom if you so incline.

    • tmartin

      i tried doing this jailbreak, it all seems so familiar but my phone was stuck on the initial startup and i cant get passed the “activation” process, it keeps telling me (no matter what kind of sim card is in there) that it is temporarily unavailable.. is this a phone problem or apple problem!?

    • Lala

      Yeah, I accedently updated to 5.1 is there any way I could possibly go back to 5.0.1?

    • Siraj

      While running the app getting an error that ‘Certain operation (like the A5 jailbreak) are disabled due to incomplete iTunes libraries please be sure that latest iTunes is installed. could not load mobiledevice.dll. I have the latest iTunes installed. Can anyone please solve the problem.

      • NAINOAH


  • jOE

    so here’s what happened. yesterday i tried to restore my unlocked 3gs with custom 5.0.1 firmware i created with sn0wbreeze and at the verifying firmware with apple i got an unknown error (6). The phone is now stuck at restore mode. I tried to kick it out of restore mode using the restore fix in redsn0w without luck. i then tried to restore using the custom 5.1 firmware created with redsn0w that just been released. Itunes can’t get pass the verifying process after extracting the file and gives me unknown error (3194). Is there any help??? TIA

    • Check your host file entries and comment anything with * as it looks like your computer is pointing to Cydia servers or the other option is to try it on another computer ideally that hasn’t been used for jailbreaking.

      • Joe

        Thanks for the reply but what do you mean by comment anything with * And how do I check for the host file entries? I may try again using different computer today. But if you can elaborate more on the first option that would be great. Thanks again

        • paul

          If you have tiny umbrella installed on your computer, open it and click on Advanced tab. Uncheck “set host to cydia on exit”. Apply changes and reboot computer. You can now restore to 5.1

          • Joe

            Many thanks for the tips paul will give it a rum when I get home from work.

          • CESAR


      • JOe

        this is what in the host file

        can you please help me?

      • JOe

        after followed the 2nd method (used a different comp) i was successfully update my phone with the custom firmware keeping the bb and now waiting on the update of ultrasn0w thank you iphonehacks and paul

    • George

      Download iREB and run it

  • Axe

    I really hope this 5.1 solves the calling audio bug. It’s damn frustating.

  • Lahey

    No untether = no jailbreak for many.

    It’d be interesting to see how dependent sales on Cydia are on a truly reliable untethered jailbreak. My guess is fewer are bothering to spend money when they have only a tethered jailbreak. It has to come down to money at some point; money changes everything.

    Unless an untethered jailbreak is released I can’t imagine developers would take the time to release something via Cydia.

  • Rey

    i custom restored my iphone 3gs to IOS 5.0.1
    and jail broke it using the latest version of redsnow (0.9.10b6)
    once i put my tmobile sim card into my phone, it doesnt connect to any network
    instead it just tells me that it is ” searching..”

    when i try to select a carrier, it tells me “unable to load network list”
    i would greatly appreciate some help or atleast some advice on what i could to to get my sim card to be read..

    modem firmware: 06.15.00

    • JOe

      i believe that you have to wait for the the update of ultrasn0w because its recent version is not for 5.1 but only support up to 5.0.1. If what mentioned in the other post is correct, new version of ultrasn0w will be released in a few days

    • harshdeep singh

      dude,try the process again while your sim is already in the phone

    • Ali Kilic

      Hallo ! Ich habe 3 gs old botroom, und ich habe gestern abend ios 5.1 aktualisiet da nach,((( redsn0w_win_0.9.10b6 ))) JB durchgeführt, Super geklapt, auserdem ist auch untedhered,Zu erst war cydia Weiss , ich habe gestartet , es hat beim erste laden lange gedauert , nach dem laden wurde cydia auch braun geworden wie gewohnt , also ich sage viel spass für old botroom benutzer……

    • Harun

      go to youtube and findout how to install ultrasn0w with iphone 3gs jailbroken and you will get your network
      please reply what happens.

    • rahul

      i have same Problem with modem firmware 04.12.01..

    • Rey

      Rey – Did you ever get your issue worked out?

  • carla

    i cannot get the icon to turn brown! rebooted like five times…

  • Ashley

    After installing THE jailbreak safari stopt working! So i thought that it would help if i resore my iPhone 4 ! Bute after restore safari still doesnt work and also THE Cydia icon is still on my screen but wont open!

    Could you please help me ?

    • Retribution1888

      Not 100% sure but I think You may have ro reinstall cydia! As I have restored your iPhone to a previous sync

    • Olaf

      You may need to run Redsnow and choose the option to Just Boot.
      Since it’s a tethered JB, that is necessary.

      • Olaf

        Just to add, Redsnow tells you after you JB that you will have go through the Just Boot process. Then Cydia and everything else should work. It did for me and always has in a tethered situation.

      • Max

        Hey, I’m having the same problem and I used redsn0w and used the boot tethered, cydia works fine as does everything else, just no safari. I tap the icon, the loading screen thing comes up, and then instantly dissapeares. Any help?

  • rngibb

    newbie here, ive succesfully jailbreak my iphone 3gs… i have a baseband 05.16.05 on 3 network on ireland… how can i unlock my iphone?

    • Joy

      Google this iphone 3gs basaband 5.16.05. Im guessing there is no way to do it… But i don’t want to discourage you

    • zac

      install ipad baseband 06.15.00
      and use ultra snow, and u phone is unlocked.

  • wow that was quick

    good job dev team

  • Olaf

    While the update is nothing to be excited about by any means, I went for it……..and then I jailbroke!
    Thanks iPhonehacks and the Dev team! It works fine on iPhone 4 GSM.

  • sania

    my phone has cydia but its white… and i did all the steps right because my phone did everything

  • Alex

    i followed the instructions and i went well until redsn0w said it was some random error and now my screen won’t turn on even though my phone is on and itunes tells me i have to restore it but it always sais it’s an error.. what do i do now?

    • You need to ensure there is no host file entries pointing to Cydia (check etc/hosts).

      • Raymond

        Hi, I upgraded iso 5.1 to my iphone 4 and download redsnow 0.9.10b6b in my mac osx n performed jailbreak tethered.
        Somehow there is no Cydia but somehow the jailbreaked apps are workable.

        So , my question is, based on your comment, for deleting any apps entries pointing to Cydia, may I know how o check in myiphone if there is any remaining file / apps in my iPhone from Cydia ? PLEASE HELP !

  • Mohammed

    I got this message on Cydia ( this device is in the pending TSS queue ) . The jailbreak is ok and finish but still got Message No service . What i can DO Now ?

  • harshdeep singh

    hye, i hav iphone 3gs . i followed instructions and went well until redsn0w said ‘the rest of the process will be done on phone’ n ‘done’ option bt then my phone got swicthed on n da ‘finish’ dint appear on the application and my phone is working well bt version is still 4.1

    • Hey Hardeep,

      The assumption of this guide is that you’re on iOS 5.1. So if you’re on iOS 4.1, you will need to update to iOS 5.1 and then use this guide. But before you upgrade you need to remember that this is a tethered jailbreak so you will need to connect your iPhone to the computer for every reboot (using Redsn0w). This guide is also not meant for unlockers so don’t update to iOS 5.1 if you care about software unlocking your iPhone.

      • Martin

        Ey my phone is updated to v 5.1 so can I follow the instructions to jailbreak my iPhone 4? I have a great amount off apps on my phone which I bought on iTunes will I need to redownload it through the jailbreak store?

  • cynara

    i am trying to download red snow and it keeps saying safari can’t open it because no application is available to open it… i am simply trying to re-install the cydia app on my phone it was deleted but my phone is still jail broken … please help i an extremely aggravated and ready to throw my phone out the window… what am i suppose to d

  • bubba

    ok so i just updated to 5.1 and jailbroke using redsn0w 0.9.10b6, and everytime i try to boot up (with it connected) it says “couldn’t download required IPSW! Please check your internet connection. If your internet is working, you may need an updated version of redsn0w. Error with SHSH blobs!”

    idk what to do now ive tried multiple times and im not very tech savvy so im lost.
    Please help

  • Dan


    I upgraded my 3gs newer bootrom to 5.1 today and now it’s stuck in restore mode loop.
    I’ve tried jailbreaking it but the jailbreak hangs on the black and white text with the full screen showing multiple lines of ‘Please wait…..’
    Also, when trying to restore in itunes I get error code 40 or more recently error 3194.

    Please help.

  • i mloved this solution thx very much

  • Shane

    did no one else get the ‘Unrecognized build…’ error? I am using redsn0w 0.9.10b5c, attempting to jailbreak (tethered) A4 with iOS 5.1

    • Mike

      Download and open the latest version of TinyUmbrella (v.5.10.08). Start TSS SERVER on it before going through the jailbreaking process. Rejailbreak. Let me know How it work for you!

      • sam

        it did not work …it keeps saying unknown build…error

    • Harun

      update and restore again and do with redsn0w 0.9.10b6 but this is just tether jailbreak.

  • dave

    hi i have jail broke my 3gs iphone but since then it will not let my kenwood in car stereo read my ipod on my phone any ideas

  • Tom

    Hi guys, I stupidly updated to 5.1 so I’ve followed the above instructions, two problems for me here:
    1: Open Redsn0w and get the message:
    ‘Incomplete iTunes Libraries, Couldn’t load Mobiledevice.dll’.
    2: While ignoring this message and carrying on, the latest version of Redsn0w will not recognise my phone in DFU mode whereas older versions do recognise it, however useless as 5.1 will not work with older versions.

    — I’ve re-installed iTunes (latest version) twice and also downloaded a slightly older version to try.
    — I’ve re-downloaded and re-installed Redsn0w twice however the same error message is coming up.

    — Just need to mention, I have jailbroken before a few times, I’m not new to it and I know how it all works, I’m just having trouble getting past that said error message.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Phil

      Hey Tom,

      I’m a neaby at all this, but I have the same problem has you. Did you solve your problem, and if so would you share it with me??


      • fais

        hey guys any solution to your problem yet ? i am stuck at the same stage with library files error from red snow

    • khah

      Download iTunesMobileDevice.dll from a site on google.

      Extract it into desktop

      Rename it by right clicking it and left clicking rename Rename it MobileDevice.dll

      Place the file after renaming it into the folder that need’s it. (In my case I needed it in the Redsn0w folder in order to use it.)

      Let me know if this helped you!

  • Yasir

    Ihave updated my iphone 4 to 5.1, when i launch redsn0w 0.9.10b6, it shows an error “Incomplete iTunes Library
    and says that it is not compatible with A5 devices
    could not load mobiledevice..dll”

    i have the dll in right place but what about the other errors

  • Zoe

    Worked perfect for me! Thanks!

  • g crawford

    just jailbroke my iphone 3gs 5.1. you guys make it so easy-many thanks

  • julien

    So i recently. got an Iphone 3gs form Rogers ( canada) and i am with Fido (as a carrier)
    So i got an iphone Sim Card to go with my phone since they are my provider.
    I cracked the phone using Resnow and the phone has unlocked.
    However it says i have “No Service”
    Please help!

  • Falahuddin

    Hey guys..!..I am updating to ios 5.1. I tried updating to 5.0.1, but it was hard with itunes to upgrade to something which was not the latest update. Anyways, Now i have updated successfully, and its time for jailbreak. The 1st problem i face is that i cannat pass the activation screen. If i try to call the emergency number, the call drops. And second, I am unable to put my phone in DFU mode (though i have done it before many times). The redsnow doesnt recognize the phone, while itunes does.

    Help me out of this please..
    Thank you all..

  • pankaj garg

    Everything is ok..I got jailbreak but no network..any idea what should I do??

  • Ameer

    Hey it worked on my ipod touch 4 and im waiting for the ibooks issue to resolve :/ i wanted to knw that will ibooks run on my ipad 2 and iphone 4??is the issue only wid the ipod??

  • sadie

    I just was able to jailbreak and unlock my iphone 3gs with the new bootroom a few weeks ago, but today I was getting “no service” and then I tried to reinstall ultrasnow and it just made it go to “searching.” So I tried to re-jailbreak and now it gets stuck on the step where it is transferring control to jailbreak and the message is Error: no successful firmware download after 6000 ms!! Giving up…

    Please tell me how to fix this!

  • jay

    Does ultrasn0w support 5.1 now???? Is it safe to upgrade??? iPhone 3Gs

  • mike

    please help.. i have a 3gs. its stuck in dfu mode and i dont know what to do. it wont turn on and i tunes wont restore it. it gives me an error message. all i wanted to do was jailbreak my phone so i could put my go phone sim card into it and now i screwed it all up

  • avijit

    stucks at apple logo whenever i restart ..done everything mentioned..

  • noris

    10x. i have an iphone 3gs with ios 5.1 . WORKS BEST

  • kwreck

    hey i need help please community. i followed along with all the steps of redsnow, i get it to work and it loads to the “second stage” then it tells me to wait for a reboot, my ipod reboots in normal mode and nothing happens, please help im stack at this point -.-

    • Nathan

      What you need to do is put your ipod in dfu mode, open redsn0w, and click “Extras”. Then click “Select IPSW”. (On Windows 7) Select your ipod restore data from: C:/Users/(your username)/AppData/Roaming/Apple Computer/iTunes/iPod Software Updates. If you are running ios 5.1 it should be called Ipod4,1_5.1_*****_Restore.

  • farid

    does this also work for iphone 4 on the 5.1 firmware??????

  • what

  • rahul

    waiting for New Ultrasnow version.. coz issue with Newtwork.. 🙁

    modem firmware is: 04.12.01

  • Jeff Fernandez

    Worked perfectly on my phone!!!!! thanks BIG BIG BIG HELP!!!

  • leon

    I follow above you said but at step 7, I can’t pass this step any more. Because at step 7, preparing jailbreaking running. When patching kenel at half, it stops and appers close this program dialog box. Why?

  • Thomas

    So ive completed the jailbreak. but my interface continues to lagg when i scroll between my apps? anyone got a solution?

  • Williams

    hey community please i need help have not being able to jailbreak my iphone4GS ave tried so many softwares like absenthie and redsn0w , these softwares keep telling me my device is not supported my firware version is 5.1 please what do i do to get cydia on my phone

  • Ajoy


    Thanks for the info. I was able to jailbreak my Iphone 3gs which was accidentally upgraded to IOS 5.1. I was also able to fix the Cydia Icon. I jailed broke my iphone using a sim that it recognizes. However, when I insert other sims it says “no service”. Please help.

  • carlos

    hi im a newbie here.. i recently jailbroke my iphone 3gs 5.1 5.16.05. Now what i wanted to ask is how can i restore back to the way it was. to take the jailbreak off and restore to factory settings. i new at this and still trying to learn. im trying to sell my phone and dont want to sell a jailbroken iphone. if anyone would help me with this id appreciate it.

    • #1jerry

      Looking at EBay jailbroken phones are getting premium prices. Try selling as is, you might be surprised.

  • Autumn

    I followed the instructions and the redsn0w thing quit unexpectedly and erased everything in my phone. I’m so irritated. I retried but now it’s going to take forever to even get my iphone back to its normal state UGH

  • Sami

    i jailbroke my phone using this but it somehow deleted my app store, what do i do??

  • Paul T.

    I just got a new iPhone with ios5.1. Can I jailbreak it without a home computer? And is there a way to put the older software on my phone if I can’t jailbreak it the way it is. One more thing, why isn’t the iPhone 4 4g ready? HELP

  • Jeff

    Fed up with AT&T I went out and signed up with Verizon today and got myself the iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1. The problem: I have a PowerBook G4 1.67 ghz running OS 10.4.11. I guess Lion doesn’t support Power PC Macs. Ergo, I’m stuck with iTunes 9, and can’t sync my iphone with my computer! Somebody please tell me there’s a good work around. I was thinking of Jailbreaking my iphone 4 but is this wise with an older version of iTunes? Please help me!
    Many thanks!

  • Natz

    Can I still jailbreak an iPhone 4 running version 5.1, with modem Fireware 4.12?

    • Dianna

      i have the same problem i accidentally upgraded and now i dont know if i can unlock it using a tmobile sim

  • Ahmed

    Does it work with iphone 4s??

  • chancecow

    hi jailbroke my iphone 4 and everything worked for a while and i had downloaded 1 thing from clydia and then i download winterboard or whatever and it restarted my device once it did now i can’t acess the cylida or winterboard icon help asap?

    • jimmy booby

      just go to redsnow zip and hit extras hit just boot

  • Dixonsuhaimi

    why the redsnow 09.10b07 cannot detect my iphone in DFU mode?
    redsnow 09.10b06 cannot detect my iphone in DFU mode too, but redsnow 09.10b05c can detect my iphone in DFU mode. i’ve jailbroken my iphone several times. i know how to get my iphone into the DFU mode, please someone help me, REDSNOW can’t detect my phone in DFU mode, my iphone has been stucked in the apple logo for 2 months

  • neelesh

    i am scared if anything hapeens to my phone thats why i do not want to jailbreak it

    • james

      you can restore back to factory default if anything happen..

  • Fr33zty14

    Hey Everybody…

    Umm just like to add, i did own a iphone 3gs running 4.1 (jailbroken) and it was just sex…
    I recently completely f-ked it up when creating a new tweak to inhance preformance by moving system variables to local memory, in order to run WINDOWS EXE files…

    Anyway just bought a new iphone
    3gs (ios5)
    Baseband 9b176

    Found HEAPS of bugs with ios5 like bypassing lockscreen with the fantastic camera lockscreen app.

    But i wanna further help the jailbreaking community and i wanna jailbreak..
    I got a brand new iphone 3gs new bootrom
    Activated with ios5.1
    And i would like to know…
    Is it gonna work..

    Cause 1, i really dont wanna buy a new phone

    Cause 2 iv seen the amount of people with harsh errors.. (But its only the people with errors who complain)


  • Joe

    Hi. My problem is I’m receiving 2 error messages with redsnow. First one is redsnow failed to build IPSW, second one is memory failed, and redsnow refuses to go further.
    I’m trying to re-jailbreak my iPhone 3GS, with iOS 4.3.3 to 5.1. Can’t get off sit base????

  • Sagar

    I have an iPhone 3GS with:
    Version: 5.1 (9B176)
    Modem Firmware: 05.16.05
    Bootrom: 359.3.2

    I want jailbreak it and then unlock it to use with a different carrier. Is that possible.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

  • Monish

    Unlocked iphone 4 with ios5.0 using redsnow. Then unlocked using SAM. All was well till i downloaded some cydia apps. Then after a tethered reboot, phone restarted in safe mode and so i deleted all the cydia apps i had downloaded.
    However, the cydia icon disappeared and phone remains in safe mode despite rebooting via tethered redsnow.
    Can someone advise what to do?

    • Monish

      Jail broke with redsnow and unlocked using SAM.

  • Abdul Aziz

    Hey guys can someone please help me, i followed the steps as explained above ba it still says no service i dont know why, Am in The Gambia, West Africa hope it works when am here……..And am having an iphone 4 wiv ios 5.1…Thnx

  • Anish

    I accidentally installed ios 5.1 over ios 4 on my iphone 4. Now when I try to jailbreak using redsnow it is not able to unlock the phone. It gives me “No service” error. How do I actually unlock the iphone 4 with ios 5.1 on it. I could not retain the baseband either. So it changed to 4.12.01. Now I know how to do this upgrade by retaining the baseband but its too late for my case. Any suggestions?

  • tmp

    I jailbroke a 3g last year with no problems, and tonight tried to jailbreak a 3gs. Everything went fine, but when I tap on the Cyndia icon, it spends a ton of time “loading” and then times out. This happens with any app I try to access. Any ideas?

  • sisla

    I have an iPhone 3GS on firmware 4.0.1, jailbroken, old bootrom, bought from Apple, so unlocked.

    I want to update to 5.1 so I can use iCloud etc but I can’t manage this through iTunes. I keep getting an error 11.

    Any ideas out there please guys & ladies as I’m completely lost?

  • tom

    please help…… hi guy i unlocked my 3gs iphone to ios 5.1 but its not accepting my sim card………. no service……. please help

  • Dipesh

    i had jailbreak my iphone 3gs with ios 5.1, i dont know the baseband (where to find baseband of my iphone). after successfully jailbreak i had to reboot with redsnow, if i would not use redsnow for reeboot my iphone jb apps dont work, is there any solution for it

  • Megan

    When will redsnow come out with an update for the 5.1.1 ipod update? Because for some odd reason now that i updated thay version from itunes it will not even show cydia even after I tried doing it tethered. Is there something Im doing wrong? Thanks

  • dre

    I’m having a problem with my jailbreak for my itouch 4g. I can get it t to jailbreak properly with the 5.1 iOS with .9.10b8b redsn0w and got it to work for my uncles iphone 4 and my bro’s ipad, but for some reason after jailbreaking my itouch i can’t reboot it tethered. Clicking “Just reboot” on redsnow goes smoothly right until it needs to reboot. Instead of booting up with pineapple it boots with apple then precedes to go straight into recovery/restore mode. I know i’m putting it in DFU mode correctly, otherwise the reboot wouldn’t even start on redsn0w. I’ve also tried the hard dfu mode and reg dfu mode, both give same results and i JUST did it for my uncle again and had no problem with his phone.

  • cr8tivegal

    I jailbroke my iPhone 3gs, (ios 5.01) used Ultrasn0w to unlock it but the Carrier name remains the same I am in Canada and the Carrier still shows “Rogers 11.0” is this correct or was the unlock not successful, does anyone know the answer I have invested way to many hours already trying to get this to go. Thank you in advance!

  • church

    i attempted to jailbreak my iphone4s and upon the start up screen i was told to hold down the top button and the home key my phone flashed and now it wont cut on at all pls help me…

  • annoyed1234

    I have followed all instructions exactly (been over 3 hours now trying to do this) and finally thought it worked after it said installing Jail breaking data and rebooting there is NO cydia at all! Not even a white one. WTF why cant i get this to work!

    • annoyed1234

      i have an iphone 4 runnin on 5.0.1 update

  • Iboy

    My ipod 4gen wont get jail broken, when trying to jail break it comes up with waiting rebooting then the ipod reboots it goes back to normal and doesnt jail break

    • Iboy

      running on 5.1

  • Sommy

    Hi. Please, does this procedure work for the 5.0.1 version or just the 5.1 version? Just got an iPhone and I want to jailbreak it. It’s running 5.0.1. Thanks.

  • jojo

    recently my fren gift me iphone 4 with iOS 5.1. when i insert SIM it shows “No Service” i thought if i jail break it may work so i did, cydia with brown colour is also displayed on my screen but still there is no service when i insert SIM Card. Could anybody help in this?

  • cindy

    i have an unlocked 3gs on a prepaid puretalkusa. there is a message on my phone that says the update is available do i have to do it? I don’t want to the phone works perfect as it is. the version on the phone now is 5.0.1 and model firmware is 5.16.05. if i connect to data or wifi will it do it automatically?

  • jake

    i got cydia but it wont let me get apps for free. need help!!!

  • Armando B

    Hola tengo Iphone 3Gs EUU, Pero soy de mexico el iphone a sido liberado y por error lo actualice a 5.1 me dice que el iphone se a vuelto a restaurar de fabrica no me detecta la tarjeta Sim ya se la quite y se la puse de nuevo y nada tambien la reinicie y nada, me dice que no se a podido activar el iphone por que el servidor de la activacion no esta disponible temporalmente que lo vuelba a intertar ya lo e echo y nada; Ayudemen por favor Como le puedo hacer para que funcione

  • Bob

    I upgraded my 3gs and even tried to unlock it using iparelhos – then ultrasnow fixer for 5.1 & NOTHING. The ultrasnow fixer for 5.1.1 wont install for me. What do I do to get cell service using tmobile after jailbreaking it onto the 5.1.1??

  • kanan

    I followed all steps and got a iphone screen with all apps but im missing network then if i switch off my iphone. it stuck on apple logo. and no response..
    please assist..

  • ahmed

    am using iphone 4, i’ve followed the directions but the cydia icon is white & when try to launch it nothing happens.

  • Rose

    I had restored my iphone 3gs n it got updated to 5.01 i thnk but the main problem is that i took it to a shop where they repair all the stuff so they tld me they had to upgrade it to a lpwer version due to wwhich they upgraded to 4.1 now if i try to download any game or ibooks it says needed to have a higher version what to do ……………………………………… And if i back up my iphone 3gs will it get restored again plzzz help

  • marco

    I am really confused . I had a problem with my Iphone 3gs(MC131T) and when I took it to a shop the guy jailbroke it to an old version(4.1 (8B117). Now a lot of my app don’t work anymore .plus he didn’t tell me I was gonna lose all my conctact… anyway does anydody knows whats the right procedure I should use to update my jailbroke Iphone ? i believe the procedure in this page its only for whos already on 5.0.. thanks in advance

  • Edward Fabian

    Hello. Im using an unlocked iPhone so that I can use with Movistar. What baseband does this version of Redsn0w have? Or how can I jailbreak my iPhone (which is already jailbroken and running on iOS 4.1) so that I can still make calls and the phone can read the SIM card?

    Yeah Im new at this.

  • parry

    hey there
    I updated my 3gs with custom firmware 5.1.1 ipsw using redsnow latest version….all went good during process…but at the time when i try to get my gets stuck with apple logo and empty filling line below it……i tried several times and updated again and again….even it shows on the screen the estimated time but after restart it get stuck everytime at the same point…plz help