In this article, we will take you through the step-by-step procedure to jailbreak your iPod touch on iOS 5.1.1 using Redsn0w for both Mac and Windows users.
Here are some important points to note before you proceed.
- This guide is meant for iPod touch users. iPad users can check out this guide.
- Redsn0w 0.9.12b2 supports untethered jailbreak.
- Redsn0w 0.9.12b2 supports iPod touch 4G, iPod touch 3G running on iOS 5.1.1.
- Please ensure your iPod touch is on iOS 5.1.1 (Settings –> General –> About –> Version should be 5.1.1) before proceeding.
- Please note that jailbreaking your iPod touch may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk.
- Please do not forget to backup your iPod touch before you proceed.
- Please ensure you are running latest version of iTunes.
- Important: If you have a lot of media on your device, then you can jailbreak your iOS device by putting it in DFU mode (we’ll update this guide with additional instructions for it shortly).
You can follow these step-by-step instructions to jailbreak your iPod touch:
Step 1: Download the latest version of Redsn0w from this link and save it in a folder named “Redsn0w” on your desktop.
Step 2: Double click the Redsn0w zip file and extract the application to the Redsn0w folder and then launch the Redsn0w application.
Windows users should run Redsn0w as ‘Administrator’ (right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select ‘Run as an Administrator’).
Step 3: After launching Redsn0w, click on the Jailbreak button.
Step 4: Redsn0w will start the jailbreak process and go through the following three steps:
3. Finishing up
Step 5: Once the three steps are completed, Redsn0w will inform you that the jailbreak was successfully installed. But please wait, leave your device alone. Your iPod touch will reboot on its own. After it has rebooted, wait for it respring again.
After the respring, your iPod touch will be successfully jailbroken and you should be able to find the Cydia icon on the Home screen (please note that the Cydia icon may not be on the first page, so don’t assume that your iPod touch hasn’t been successfully jailbroken, use Spotlight to search for it).
If you’re new to the jailbreaking world and wondering what to do after jailbreaking your iPod touch, checkout our jailbreak apps category page to find out the apps you can install on your iPod touch using the Cydia app.
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.
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