How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, and iPod touch

If you have updated to your iDevice to Apple’s latest software update, iOS 5.0.1, and want to jailbreak your device, you have come to the right place. We’re here to help and we’re going to take you through the process, step by step.

The recent iOS 5 update fixes bugs associated with loss of battery life, brings Multitasking Gestures to the original iPad, fixes some bugs that have been plaguing Documents in the Cloud, and improves voice recognition for Aussies.

It’s a great update and even greater is that there is a jailbreak available right this moment in the form of Redsn0w.

JailbreakBefore we get started, a few things.

For those that aren’t familiar, jailbreaking frees your iPhone from limitations put on it by Apple and by the device’s carrier. And while it has been made legal, jailbreaking will void your warranty so keep that in mind before you take the plunge.

You can read our 5 Reasons to Jailbreak guide, and be sure check out the Top hidden Cydia gems and Top 5 Cydia apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Also, if you’re the proud owner of an iPad 2 or an iPhone 4S, this will not work. If you own an iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, or iPod touch, you’re in business.

If your device is supported and you’re still interested, keep reading.

  1. Install iTunes 10.5.
  2. Connect Your iDevice to your computer and back up your files.
  3. Update your device to iOS 5.0.1.
  4. Download Redsn0w for Windows or for Mac.
  5. Open that file, select “Extras” then “Select IPSW” and point to the iOS 5 firmware file that you can download for your device right here.
  6. Select “Jailbreak” then “Install Cydia” and then go on through DFU mode and the jailbreak will install.
  7. Then, you’ll want to open Redsn0w with your tethered device, select “Extras” and then click on “Just Boot.”
  8. Enjoy.

Because this is a tethered jailbreak, you’ll have to open up Redsn0w and go to “Just Boot” every single time you turn you turn off your phone so keep that in mind.

A small price to pay for having a completely functional, jailbroken iPhone.

Via: Redmond Pie