iPhone Dev Team has finally taken the lid off the A5 jailbreak and have released Redsn0w 0.9.10b7 for both windows and Mac OS X. This latest version of redsn0w supports jailbreaking both iPhone 4S (GSM and CDMA) and iPad 2 running on iOS 5.0.1. It won’t work with iOS 5.1 IPSW.
The process appears to be different from conventional redsn0w jailbreak but it is pretty straightforward. Don’t worry, though–we’ll show you how to do it from scratch. However, if you follow the instructions for the jailbreaking method you use carefully, you shouldn’t have a problem. Of course, before attempting any sort of jailbreak, make sure your iPhone 4S and iPad 2 data is backed up. Windows users can follow our guide to jailbreak iPhone 4S, iPad 2 on 5.0.1 using redsn0w. Mac OS X users can follow the instructions below.
- An iPhone 4S or iPad 2 on 5.0.1
- Latest iTunes installed on your computer.
- Download Redsn0w 0.9.10b7
Step 1: Download the latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.10b7 and save onto your desktop. Extract the RedSn0w file by double clicking it.
Step 2: Connect your iOS 5.0.1 iPad 2 or iPhone 4S to your Mac OS X via USB cable.
Step 3: Double click the file (extracted in step ) to run Redsn0w 0.9.10b1.
Step 4: Now click the Jailbreak button to start the process. The screen shows you it as a three step process
- Install Mobile Configuration
- Prepare Jailbreak
- Trigger Jailbreak
Step 5: All these steps will be initiated automatically. As a first step, on your iPad screen you’ll be prompted to install the ‘Jailbreak Profile’. Install the VPN profile. To install it – Tap ‘Install’ -> ‘Install Now’ -> ‘Next’ -> ‘Done’. During the process you will be prompted to enter the password. Be sure the VPN is on.
Step 6: Follow the on-screen instructions to jailbreak your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S on Mac OS X.
When your iPhone 4S/iPad 2 finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so) it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard. We sincerely thank pod2g for all his hard work towards untether 5.0.1 jailbreak! In case you are facing any sort of issue, sound off in comments or on Forums.
Note: Redsn0w 0.9.10b7 now shows a lot more info about your device such as; if your iPhone 3G has the vulnerable baseband boot loader, or whether your iPhone 3GS has the old exploitable bootrom. Eric McDonald (aka Musclenerd) is working to package some innovative features into the redsn0w like a built-in restore support, to provide an alternative to iTunes restores.
Tip: In order to escape the apple boot loop logo problem, just hold the volume up button when your iPad boots, it will bypass any of the horribly broken extensions (ones that prevent the device from starting up at all) that you may have installed so you can open Cydia and uninstall them.