How To Jailbreak iPhone on iOS 5.1.1 With Redsn0w

Jailbreak iPod Touch On iOS 4.2.1 Redsn0w

iPhone Dev team has released Redsn0w that includes support for untethered iOS 5.1.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It includes Rocky Racoon and untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak developed by pod2g and planetbeing that was used in Absinthe 2.0.x jailbreak.

In this article, we will take you through the step-by-step procedure to jailbreak your iPhone on iOS 5.1.1 using Redsn0w for both Mac and Windows users.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • This tutorial is meant for iPhone users. iPad users can check out this tutorial, while iPod touch users can check out this tutorial.
  • Redsn0w 0.9.12b2 supports untethered jailbreak.
  • Redsn0w 0.9.12b2 supports iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS running on iOS 5.1.1.
  • Please ensure your iPhone is on iOS 5.1.1 (Settings –> General –> About –> Version should be 5.1.1) before proceeding.
  • 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.
  • Please ensure you are running latest version of iTunes.
  • Important: iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS users who 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 iPhone:

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:

1. Preparing

2. Processing

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 iPhone will reboot on its own. After it has rebooted, wait for it respring again.

After the respring, your iPhone 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 iPhone hasn’t been successfully jailbroken, use Spotlight to search for it).

After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your iPhone secure.

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.

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.

If you want to show your appreciation for iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak team’s hard work, then don’t forget to give them a donation using the link on the Redsn0w application.

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  • Andy

    Thanks … it worked without a hitch!

  • Rahul

    It’s not succeed on my iPhone 4 (version: 5.1.1) I tried several times.., can u help me out.

    • Corporal Castillo

      I had the same problem. It worked after I backed up my iphone then I did a full restore, jailbroke my iphone then restored my iphone from back up. Hopefully that helps!

  • benod

    Error 2000 on my iphone 4s

  • Jim

    I’m getting Error 2000 as well on the 4s.

  • DJ

    Does this version of redsnow preserve the baseband?

  • kyy

    i keep getting error 2000 on iphone 4s .. HELP !!!

    • Dust Junky

      If you have your shsh blobs saved, downgrade to 5.0.1 then do a over the air update to 5.1.1 then redsn0w for the jailbreak, worked for me ;)

  • cp

    I also get Error 2000

  • blaze

    guys who are facing a prob with redsnow, try absinth i was getting the same error 2000 but absinth did it without a hitch

  • Sako

    I am getting error 2000 as well

  • Naruo Loh

    ERROR 2000…how to solve??
    absinth cant jailbreak..keep crash on window..

    need help urgent…

    • Dust Junky

      Error 2000 fixed by downgrading to 5.0.1 then OTA Update to 5.1.1 then jailbreak ;)

  • yo

    wtf? I spent hours on this for it nott to work?

  • Vince

    Problem with jailbreak my iphone 4. Put it in DFU mode cuz my phone having too much data… almost done… got to the part that the iphone re-spring and stuck there with the apple icon… every few seconds it re-spring.
    now I got to restore everything again.

  • Dust Junky

    Error 2000 fixed by downgrading to 5.0.1 using shsh blobs then upgrade using 5.1.1 over the air update (not iTunes) then jailbreak using redsn0w ;)

  • Air

    After upgrading your phone to 5.1.1, reset the iphone to factory default before you jailbreak again…. somehow SB settings will let you encounter error 2000, even after deleting it from your iphone….

  • marcel

    mine gets stuck on 80% of the back up on my iPhone 4

  • Phil

    Do I need to run pwnagetool to save the baseband on the iphone 4 or does this version of redsnow already have it?

  • ibr

    how long is it take to jailbreak……

  • ibr

    it ger stuck 97% preparing….

  • ibr

    it get stuck 97% preparing……..

  • Dee

    my iphone wont turn on after holding the power button and holding the menu button… HELP””

  • broqli

    service wouldn’t start (3985)… Any ideas?

  • Ash9009

    Yes! thanks alot it work for me on my iPhone 4.. :)

  • Khaye_khaye21

    i am going to restore and update my jailbroken iphone 4 to IOS 5.1.1. and i am scared because someone said to me that i will not be able to use this as a phone . (i will not be able to call or text) if i update this to 5.1.1 . my iphone 4 version is 4.2 . what am i gonna do . ? i can’t use my iphone too because it is disabled . because i downloaded a theme in cydia and in this theme , it is hard for you to type your password . so i try alot and it became disabled . PLSS HELP guys !!

    • iPhoneHacks

      If you depend on Ultrasn0w to unlock your iPhone then you shouldn’t restore it as it will update your baseband.

      • Khaye_khaye21

        What will happen if i update my baseband ? Sorry for i don’t know anything about this . Thanks for the reply :))

        • iPhoneHacks

          If you use a SIM from an official iPhone carrier then you don’t have to worry.

  • dimz

    thankyou so much for putting out this jailbreak much appreciated

  • mrdjmoses

    using iphone 4 all went well but cydia icon is white and will not open ???solutions please thanks

    • mrdjmoses

      its ok i think i got it just done a teathered boot n it came up with a pineapple :) …waiting for boot ……………o_0 still waiting ……booted and working :) thanks

  • lester

    you ok mate im running iOS 5.1.1 on my iphone 4s, and im trying to jailbreak it with redsn0w (latest version) and its not letting me it just comes up saying service wouldn’t start (3985) can anyone help me? and can you et back as soon as possible please

  • Peggle1

    I have jailbroken iphone 3gs ios 4.1 bb 06.15.00
    What is best way to upgrade to jailbroken ios 5.1.1?

  • R3E m/

    service wouldn’t start (3985)
    What does that mean???
    What should I do now???
    Please help

  • stevenh

    service wouldn’t start (3985), tried jailbreak on iPhone 4 with iOS 5.1.1 (backup/restore method). iTunes, Windows 7 x64

  • brittany

    I did everything and it all worked great. When I found cydia there wasn’t a picture on the app and I clicked on it and nothing comes up… how do I fix this..

    • Hey_man

      You go to extras and click just boot and follow the instructions :D

      • patrick

        I had to do this to hey_man. It says tethered next to it. Is my jail break tethered? whats that mean?

        • Fred

          A tethered jailbreak means your phone has to be plugged in and connected to Redsn0w to boot. :(

      • acf

        What do you mean go to extras?

  • kjackso1

    it keeps freezing on “Waiting to Reboot” but once my phone reboots, it does NOTHING.!!! HEEELLLPPP.!!!!

  • Lrh99

    Im already in DFU mode, yet it keeps saying that im not in dfu mode and there is no device detected but there was the beeping sound to prove my device was connected. HOW. i really want to jailbreak please help

    • iPhoneHacks

      Make sure you have upgraded to the latest version of iTunes.

      • Lrh99

        Thank you. But will it work if the dont change the accessibility and everything?

        • iPhoneHacks

          Just trying to eliminate possible reasons for the problem. Also ensure that you connect the iPhone directly to your computer’s USB port and not via a USB hub.

  • Tony

    I have a jailbroken iphone 4, software version 5.0.1 (9A405), model MC603CM, and am trying to update to IOS 5.1.1. I tried updating via itunes and got the message, “iphone could not be updated because the firmware file is not compatible”, I then tried directly from my phone and received the message ” software update failed and error occured downloading IOS 5.1.1. Any help on this matter will be greatly appreciated, cheers

    • dfdsssssssss

      connect iPhone to your computer, go to DFU mode and you are able to restore firmware..

  • praveen

    i have downloaded redsnow and run as a administrator , but it is asking password

  • praveen

    while doing the above process , my i-phone 4 is switched off permanently,and tried to power on but still it is not responding, only black screen is seen , help me

  • Blahh

    I cant jailbreak, it says that i need to disable the password in itunes, and i dont know the password, can you help me jailbreak?

  • Austin

    This jailbreak worked great on my 3GS, I even installed a few things from cydis, until one time it asked me to reload springboard I think, and now when I try and turn my phone on it comes up with the apple screen and then after a bit it turns off like it died. Any suggestions?

    • Austin


    • iPhoneHacks

      Try to restart your iPhone with volume up button pressed … it will allow you to reboot in safe mode and remove the problematic jailbreak tweak.

      • Austin

        It won’t let me do that. It’s saying my battery needs to be charged but it was on the charger all last night. And after a minutes of saying its charging it tries to turn itself on and then it just dies again

        • iPhoneHacks

          Hmm … how old is your iPhone … it could be a battery problem?

          • Austin

            I got it to work.i waited until it said my phone was charging and I hooked it up to my computer and opened the redsnow folder and ran the boot file and then clicked on just boot. And then I went through the steps and it came on

      • Austin

        it wont let me do that. it says y battery is low and when its on the charger for a few minutes it tries to turn on itself but then dies before it even turns on, even though it was on the charger all night last night

    • Gary Middleton

      download tiny umberella it get phone out of recovery mode (thats wot it is in)

    • joeybruh

      you have to restore i just restored my 3gs samething happend about to do my 4th jailbreak on it in 1 year

    • Sam

      Hi I’m trying to jailbreak my iPhone 4S I don’t how can somebody help me please thank u

  • Ferro

    Somebody speak spanish here?

  • Ferro

    I´m trying to jailbreak my Iphone 4 with iOS5.1.1 – Everythink looks to works with the jailbreak, but after rebooting the Iphone does not accept the new sim.
    Could somebody help me?

    • Tom

      Get ultrasn0w in cydia, as cydoa itself doesnt unlock networks

      • Zee

        hey Man, I c ur message was posted 2 months ago, could u tell me if your
        iphone was unlocked before u started to jailbreak it or not, cause I’m
        having the same thing iPhone 4 with IOS 5.1.1 but don’t know what will
        happen if I would jailbreak it if it would not accept my sim then I’ll
        be stuck cause I don’t have wifi to install ultrasnow through cydia

  • Kevin

    thanks works perfectly

  • ruiz

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu…. I lost all my pics

    • iPhoneHacks

      You should be able to restore them from the backup … if it’s iCloud then it will take sometime for them to sync.

  • mario

    please help help when the file backing up after 100% it’s always an error ” service wouldn’t start (3689)” why?? what thats mean??

  • jyjl

    I’m a total newb. I just jailbroke my iphone 3GS using redsn0w. Now, email doesn’t work (black screen), Safari doesn’t work (opens for a second then just closes) and this Cydia thing that I was so anxious to try also doesn’t do anything (like Safari, just opens for a sec then closes). Did I do something wrong? Can anyone help me fix this, please? I’m using an iMac, if that makes a difference. Thanks.

  • Arthur

    I Need Help it works all the way till backing up. then is says (jailbreak failed) service wouldnt start (3985)

    • TONI


  • ekshah

    So guys I fixed the error message 3985. Basically go to Jailbreak and say yes to go with DFU mode. hold both power and home for 10 secs, let go of power button, but keep holding the home button for 10 secs, it will take off from there. Pick install cydia, and viola!!

  • cookie-oviedo

    i tried it on my 4s and it said it woulnt start 3985 something someone help me

  • LFE

    saving info??? how long does it take to save the info?

  • KIKI26

    Hi, everything worked well… then i tried to open the cydia app & it keeps rebooting. What should i do?

  • Monica

    How long should it take to reboot??

  • Autumn

    Says it service couldn’t start… Help?

  • Patrick

    I did the jailbreak and had blank cydia app. I read the threads and found that I needed to go to extras and then just boot tethered. I googled what tehtered vs untethered meant. It said tethered was least desireable because i would only be able reboot with this jailbreak. Please explain to me this whole tehtered vs untethered thing. and am I tethered jail broken? Btw, the just boot thing worked. I am just curious about the tethered thing now.

  • amei

    it says sorry isn’t supported on the iphone 4S

  • tj

    It keeps telling me to activate my device first

  • Ankur Mogha

    Will it work for the iphone 3gs manufactured in 2012

  • jason

    before i click run as administrater? shuld iphone b in dfu mode?

  • Kylee Brianne Castleton

    I was having the same problem initially with that error (3985), saying Service Wouldn’t Start. I tried taking the advice of someone else and putting my phone in DFU mode. I got a few different responses, like turn the power off on iphone. Then redsn0w said to exit DFU mode to continue. So I tried it one last time and it worked just fine. Before trying it again with the DFU mode also, I just closed redsn0w and re-opened it. I don’t know if this will help anyone with the problem, but just try something like that, and hopefully it works out.

  • saimonchaula

    how to remove there is no sim cad installed in the iphone you are attempting to activate

  • AntY

    OMG Thank U SOOOO MUCH, I have recently got my iphone 4 and I am totally new to iDevices, but I followed all the instructions and it worked, TY TY TY TY TY

    • iPhoneHacks

      That’s great

  • jarheadjohn0923

    I got an error that it wouldnt start either. i tried multiple different things. it seems that even if i tried to downgrade it wouldnt work because everytime i wanted to downgrade i couldnt get the remote connection for the ios thru cydia. however id rather not downgrade if i dont have to. cant seem to get it to run even in DFU mode. I’m not a newb when it comes to tech but im totally stumped here

  • jasmine

    why cant i download the link from the download page ?

  • Udayan Reddy

    i have an iphone 4s .it is not connecting to itunes am getting an error you’r request could’nt be processed.what to do.

  • chaz

    how long does it reboot? the apple logo has been displayed for 10 minutes now -_-

  • dbeliard27

    wont reboot

  • J :)

    hi, mine seems to have jail broken as my screen back on now and when i open cydia it does all its installing/updates, but i cant find intallous on it to down load? as all my apps are gone… as from itunes when i try to restore from back up to get everything back, it doesnt work… (even though it used to be jailbroekn?!) any advice pls?

  • J :)

    hi, mine seems to have jail broken as my screen back on now and when i open cydia it does all its installing/updates, but i cant find intallous on it to down load? as all my apps are gone… as from itunes when i try to restore from back up to get everything back, it doesnt work… (even though it used to be jailbroekn?!) it says it was done and successful but on my phone it doesnt seem jailbroken?? any advice pls?

  • akash

    hey if i jailbrk my i phone 4……..den wud i be able 2 update it to the nxt version wenever ……. rly me at

  • Lantasea

    Worked great!!! Except Cydia has no image in it’s icon and wont even load.
    How can I fix this?

    • iPhoneHacks

      Install iWipe Cache from Cydia. It should fix the no image/blank/white icon issue.

  • MaJD

    i have iphone 3gs and i jailbreak it 100% and then i connect it with itunes to restore and update he done 100% without any errors and give me this words :D :-
    your iphone has been restored to factory settings and is restarting .please leave your iphone connected .it will appear in the i tunes window after it restarts
    **then this is the big problem he give me :

    itunes has detected an iphone in recovery mode . you must restore this iphone before it can be used with itunes
    what ishould i do please anyone can help me
    i make restore more than 20 times :
    Please Help And thanks :)

    • iPhonehack

      conect your iphone with pc or mac open latest version of itunes and clikck restore, if you are on older version of ios it should apper messegs ” restore and update” just click “OK” and wait to finsh. I had excatly problem with iPhone 4 on 4.3.5 and i just restore it over i tunes, and itunes update my iPhone on 5.1 atomaticly itunes wil restore on version that is latest. Sorry for my english. Good Luck

  • nobodiez

    Tried jailbraking my iphone 4s, downloaded latest itunes, when i clicked jailbreak, it asked me hold power button for 10s, then 15s the apple button together with power, then 10s only apple button, and then got an error message saying my phone doesnt support this service yet, ever after my phone doesn’t turn on, or do anything at all, has this happened to anyone? any solution please???

    • Luke Skjønnemand

      Hold down your power button and the home button at the same time and wait 10-15 seconds and your phone will turn back on.

  • jeremy

    i did what it said and then open cydia and all it does it go back to the lock screen and never even saw the three steps like it says what do i do now

  • Amin

    I have iPhone 4, 5.1.1 I follow all steps but in first part which is “Preparing” it goes up to 65% and give me error : “Service Wouldn’t Start (3985)” please advice

  • Sonu

    I have an iphone 3gs after the jailbreak at 5.1.1 i activated it on wifi but when i insert sim card it says searching and sometimes no service. On 4.1 phone is working fine but im unable to install skype. Any solution for either of them.

  • milly

    I cant access my back up & I lost everything. what do i do ?

  • trixcz

    while jailbreaking it, my laptop went dead.. and now my iphone 3gs is stock in reboot mode.. help please!!!

  • andy

    can you help me im getting (3985) can anyone help me with this plz

  • aaz_rockin7

    need help… i am unable to jailbreak my iphone4s (ios 5.1.1) have jailbroken it earlier but after updating the os to 5.1.1, dont know whats going wrong. Redsnow shows error4000 and absinthe 2.0 stops working on windows just after a few seconds. Can any one suggest what can be the issue and how do i jailbreak my phone??

  • larisa

    what does jailbreak mean? does it unlock ur iphone for it to work on any network anywhere in the world?

  • kk

    it worked great for me

  • Xiiaoyii

    work perfectly on my iPhone 4 ! Thanks !

  • Ravi B Lee

    Bozzzz Thank You very much..

  • baby

    was having the same problem with the 3985 service not starting and i went into extras and cleared cache then restarted redsn0w and is now working great, phone was not in dfu mode

  • TONI


  • Qqqww

    Should my phone stay on??

  • Nisha Patel

    is it chargable and if yes than how much

  • Mathew Ledbetter

    im getting the same error message. it worked 2 weeks ago on a different iphone 4s 5.1.1…. got a replacement today…… iphone 4s 5.1.1 and error message. Ive restored, backed up, cleared cache, administrator moded, and still get error message…… any help would be great.


  • Jeremy

    It said that my jailbreak was complete, but Cydia is not on my phone. How do I fix this?

  • Ryan

    It said I sucussfully jailbroke the phone but I can’t find the cydia app anywhere on my phone

  • Britt

    im jailbreaking my iphone 4 and it said i need to use the DFU method and i did and i folled every step and it says please wait while your build is being identified…and my home screen is black…what does this mean am i doing this right???

  • kenben32

    hey i just did it and my screen is still stuck on the apple pg. i have a iphone4 …about how long does it take?

  • DannyRyan

    When I did the steps, i think it worked. but then it said chose and IPSW before proceeding, and idk what or how to fix it. please help! ;( i’m stuck and i can’t recover my phone, so now it’s just black..

  • Raj

    Jailbreak is good or not ?? Why ????

  • psaddi

    My screen is stuck while trying to reboot with the apple image.I can’t even shut it down and restart as it’s not responding. I am using iPhone 4, 5.1.1 , please help.

  • Christy

    Mine wont turn back on it just and the apple symbol page. Any help!

  • matthew51beast

    mine is jailbroken 5.1.1 but cydia wont pull up

  • Kelbz17

    I am getting the “Service won’t start (3985)” message and I have closed Redsn0w and reopened it and made sure I was on the home screen. Can someone help?

  • majid ahmad

    when i entered dfu mode,after that my iphone wont open

  • maddog

    I’m trying to jailbreak my iphone 4s with 5.1.1. it said successfull and I was waiting for the cydia icon to show up after its respring for more than 15mins, but i never see it. could you tell me why?

  • gfg

    how many minutes its preparing

  • lia

    I’m scared to jailbreak mine.. is there going to be anything wrong with it? like viruses and such?

  • Killa

    Is there anyway to jailbreak iPhone 4s 5.1.1 with no computer?

    • iPhoneHacks

      No, its not possible

  • HamsterGirlAbroad

    Very easy to follow along! I’m traveling abroad for 6 months and this will now let me get a new sim card!!

  • Monica M1323

    Okay so I jailbroke my phone and everything went fine and then whenever the app came up it came up white with nothing on it and it wont allow me to click on it. can someone please help me and tell me what to do? thank you!

  • poptart

    ugh help! The cydia app will not open, any suggestions? and my safari will not open either

  • Pankaj

    I have iphone 4s jailbroken, and then upgraded to 5.1.1.again jailbroken.
    after that it as working fine. and in morning suddenly off (as dead)
    i tried every thing. now it goes in recovery mode but i tunes cant restore it. saying error. I dont hav shsh blobs so redsnow also giving error.
    phone starts only if i connect it to power supply bur with wrong date and wifi n/a.
    Can anybody help me please.

  • Paul Suciu

    hello i have been trying to jailbreak my iphone 4s on ios 5.1.1 md239b,
    it wont let me do it and it says error 3648.
    can anyone give me some help or a program for jailbreak my iphone??

  • harley

    i go in do it but then it says sevice woulden’t start:( can somebody please answer

  • Claudia Gallegos

    when cydia was installed I have a blank app… what should I do?

  • Murali

    HI, I jailbroke the 5.1.1 through mac. I am not able to get the network of a service provider. It says as no service. Can anyone help???? I have restored everything from my itunes to 5.1.1.

  • Claudia Gallegos

    Here I go again, since I am DESPERATE!!! My phone has several apps not working among them mail!!! How do I fix this??? I can’t restore my phone. I can’t open cydia. I can’t open emails. Randomly my text works. What should I do??????
    Please Please Help!!

  • Kat

    Hello, I decided to jailbreak to be able to install iBlacklist. Can someone explain to me, as a complete amateur and non-technical type of person, what that means for me in the future? Will I be able to use iTunes updates, software updates and iCloud as in the past? What difference other than being able to install outside appstore will it bring? Thank you, need to be sure before I start =o)))

  • shanikhan9000

    wtf my iphone 4s deactivated and i cant activate it now

  • jessica

    Help!! Just got my iPhone 4s jailbroken today.. New theme has locked my phone up on the lock screen & minimized my keypad down so that I can’t use the numbers. It will only let me make an emergency call. I cant get into my phone at all. Tried cutting it off & when it comes back on it’s doing the same thing. I don’t know what to do now..

    • iPhoneHacks

      Turn off your iPhone and then restart it while holding the volume up button. This will start your jailbreak iPhone in safe mode and allow you to uninstall the theme from Cydia.

  • shazam

    it really works thanks guys

  • gurtula

    hahahaha thanks guys it works

  • pirdh pirdh se lirohesh

    its great it work

  • Aram

    please help! when click on jailbreak it will be stop working and automatically close!! i have iphone 4s and iwant to install cydia please help.

  • erin

    my phone won’t turn on at all. it’s fully charged. what do i do?

  • hihi

    do you have to wait very long for cydia to appear?

  • Vinay08

    I can’t jailbreak for my iphone4

  • voytek

    try with RedSn0w 0.9.14 beta 1 NOT beta2

  • stacey

    how long is it going to reboot? its been going forever. i havent even got it jailbroken yet? please help…

  • richdog102

    hi i am running 5.1.1 on my iphone 4 i ran the redsn0w_win_0.9.14b2 but it is giving me the teathered version…i would like to run unteathered what am i doing wrong…thanks

  • Guest

    My phone is constantly showing the apple logo and is not rebooting. Can anyone tell me how to tackle this. i used the redsnow jailbreak as per the steps above.

  • Yangster

    I forced removed my cydia by mistake and was trying to reinstall it however, the app said I could not when I tried to click jailbreak (the pop up said my iphone is already jail broken w/Rocky Raccoon) so question is HOW do I reinstall cydia as my Saudi Arabia SIM card is not being recognized…pls help…

  • Yangster

    and it was recognized PRIOR to me removing cydia…

  • Laron

    I am using mi iPod and it’s not working

  • zesmexybxtt

    after installing cydia, it seems my cydia is blank. why do i do?

  • kar

    It’s not letting me jailbreak my iphone 4s when it clearly says that it can, it keeps saying that it cant do the 4s yet. wtf. i really just want to jail break my phone, hellp

  • nomais

    hey guys i have iphone 4s bb 2.0.12 using gsm sim card here in philippines and i want to jailbreak using redsnow if it safe?

  • Robin

    i tried to jailbreak but the phone went off and has not come back on again

    • indie

      same! did you find a way to fix it?

  • Help jailbreak

    Hi i No cydia Icon after finishing all step with redsn0w 0.9.14b2 (iphone4 ver 5.1.1)
    (the last message is:
    The rest of this process takes place on your device
    key next is inactive (back or cancel is active????

  • mohsen

    i have a question when i make these steps them my i phone will work on all carriers like ( o2- vodafone) ??? please reply

  • Tim D.

    this worked great for me…Thanks!

    • iPhoneHacks

      That’s great

  • ii

    thank you even though it did not work

  • Maaz ullah

    amazing it works for me

  • Disappointed

    People this is spoiling your iPhone 4s! Don’t use!!! The traps that are saying to use it and it works tried it and spoiled their iPhone 4s!!! They just want other people to lost their phone also!!!

  • panoulisgr

    it gets stuck in the backing up(3%)…..
    what do i do?

  • blessin kojo

    Please I have the software redsnow and its latest version nyet I cant jailbreak my Iphone4 5.1.1.. when I try it says Exploit failed…. Please help Me .

  • Birat Pant

    Hi, I have iphone 3gs, jailbreak iOS 4.2. Before 3 months, mistakenly i tried to update it from itunes to iOS 5.1.1.

    But it can’t upload iOS 5.1.1. While restoring the previous iOS, different errors like 37, 3014 and so on. I tried to restore many times but i couldnt.

    Now my iphone is not working, its on DFU mode.


  • Schuyler Clayton

    awesome!! worked great!! thanks for sharing!!

  • Emilie

    Hi i tried to jailbreak my Iphone 4, using redsn0w.
    When i start the program, i get an error, (127), saying it couldn’t load Mobiledevice.dll
    It doens’t recognise my phone in DFU mode, although my computer itself does.
    Anyone who could help, please?

  • disqus_vpS8CYLBFG

    jailbreak software karan hai thear download kar k massege kar de

  • jw

    my iphone 4 wont reboot the apple logo just shows without ever booting up. everything looked like it was working until it rebooted please help

  • Devin V.

    I used the latest version of redsn0w. I didnt back up on itunes, because i was afraid it would update it to 6.1, i have 5.1.1, and it gets stuck on the backing up iphone4s in redsn0w, either at 66% or 71%. redsn0w isnt working for me, i will try absinthe… Any reasons why in redsn0w it gets stuck on backing up?

  • Shehryar Khan

    backing up is stuck at 91 %

  • jessiekay

    just jailbroke my phone however the cydia icon did not show up and now when i try to plug it into my computer it is not recognising it. What should i do?

  • Niaz

    I use an iphone 4s 5.1.1, the jailbrake starts but the backup process gets stuck in 55% and nothing happens from there. Please suggest a solution

  • hardyise

    I have iphone 4 v.5.1.1 tethered but when i want to change to untethered by using redsn0w last version the process will be finished but i can’t open cydia and safari
    can any one
    help me

  • Gehrig

    Ok just tryied the latest version of Redsn0w and I have a “Jailbreak Filed” Service wouldn’t start (4234) I was not sure if it was the same as below but I tried the DFU mode and it made me go back to exiting the DFU mode and still the same error.
    Please help 4S 5.1.1

  • Salim Ismail

    (iphone 4 version 5.1.1) from london to iraq but I can’t open? how can I open

  • manjil

    Is it safe to jailbreak iphone 4 with version 5.1 using the above method

  • Ken

    will this jailbreak version work on an Ipad 1st generation running on ios 5.1.1

  • robert

    my phone is stuck on the start up apple logo with a black background, what do i do?

    • iPhoneHacks

      If you depend on gevey then you should avoid upgrading.

  • Gerr

    Hey there every time I open this Redsn0w i get please activate the device but it’s already plugged in?? Whatt can i do?

  • Go

    Please help me i have iphone 4s ios 5.1.1 and i don’t have the original simcard and i want to unlock the iphone but when i open redsn0w they asking to activate the device but my iphone is already plugged in, can someone help me with this??

  • kyle

    im trying to jailbreak my ipod with ios 5.1.1. should i use the DFU method or the restore/back up method.

  • Curri Barceló

    How long am I supposed to wait for until the phone reboots?

  • iphonelove

    did u find a solution for that?

  • Ali T

    Make sure you are on iphone home screen not on lock screen. I was having the same problem when my phone was on the lock screen.

  • Dudewithabrick

    I used absinthe2.0.4, or shall i say tried using it. I made a backup of my iphone on itunes and then went to settings and deleted all files and settings. as it says in the instructions to do.. little did i know, that this would result in having to activate the iphone again.

    I live in Germany but bought my iphone3GS in England from a friend as a replacement for my 3G, which broke. It was activated, when i bought it and my old Iphon3G worked fine with my SIM card i still have today. My problem is, I cant activate my phone now beacuse i dont have a “compatible SIM card from a supported carrier” and i cant jailbreak my phone with absinthe because my iphone needs to be activated first…. can anyone help me? will Redsnow work without having an activated iphone?

  • Help YOU

    Yeah you can.

  • Chad Fuller

    i would have same problem my cousin gave me his old iphone 4 to use as an ipod so it has no sim card so what can i do someone

  • anonymous

    I had the same problem (same error message). Did a recovery of the phone before, and it worked afterwards.

  • 4s 5.1.1

    How ?

  • Claudia Gallegos

    my recovery does not work, nor reseting the phone. And the phone is not working well. Any help anybody?

  • iPhoneHacks

    What do you mean it doesn’t work? Do you get an error?

  • Claudia Gallegos

    Thank you asking. I don’t have any error. Mail, Safari, and many other apps don’t work at all. Cydia is blank and does not open. The phone is all messed up. I cannot even reset the phone!

  • menacer

    Did you try a Restore in Itunes?