How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.1.1]

Posted June 16, 2012 at 4:09am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 518248 views
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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 4 on the 5.1.1 firmware using RedSn0w for Windows. The Mac version of this tutorial is here.

Upgrading your iPhone to iOS 5.1.1 through iTunes will update your baseband, potential removing or ruining your chances for an unlock. Please follow this tutorial on how to update to iOS 5.1.1 using a custom ipsw if you need an unlock. Remember to save your SHSH Blobs by following this tutorial before continuing.

If you want to jailbreak a lower firmware version you can find the appropriate tutorial here.

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download the latest version of RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the 5.1.1 firmware from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. (Note: you do not need to download the 5.1.1 firmware if you are already on iOS 5.1.1)

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.


Step Two: (You can skip this step if iOS 5.1.1 is already installed on your device)
Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.


Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down Shift and click the Restore button. Restore is preferred as it won't create any wasted space on your iPhone.


Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 5.1.1 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.


iTunes will now update your iPhone to the new firmware.

Step Three
Launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier. You can do this by right clicking the executable and selecting Run as Administrator contextual menu.




Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Jailbreak button


You may be asked to choose between the DRU ramdisk method or the backup/restore method. Click Yes to use the DFU ramdisk method.


Step Five
Plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button


Step Six
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here


Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.


Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.


Step Seven
Your iPhone will now be exploited with limera1n and reboot


Step Eight
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data.


Step Nine
Select Cydia from the list of options and click Next.


Step Ten
Your iPhone will now be rebooted again and RedSn0w will begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.


Step Eleven
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. When your iPhone finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so) it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.



*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team, Chronic Dev-Team, and Geohot for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.

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rohit p - March 3, 2014 at 8:02am
Hi friends... does anyone here already unlocked the iphone 4 from softbank japan and the phone work well on any nework in INDIA? if yes, please let me know how? i really need to unlock my phone. below the iphone 4 config: Capacity: 32 GB (WHITE) IOS 6.0.1 Firmware: 4.12.02 Please email me on wwf100@gmail.com THanks in advance.....
jaiganesh - October 31, 2013 at 4:10pm
i am using iphone 4 japan which was jailbreak by redshow and i update latest ios 7.0.2 then mobile ask about insert sim card, i do no what to da ,i want to jailbreak new ios or old ios help me
althea - July 8, 2013 at 10:47am
hi my iphone4 locked from japan can i jailbreak it using redsnow? version is 4.2.1 modem firmware is 03.10.01 storage 16 gb. Thank you
althea - July 8, 2013 at 10:43am
hi im from philippines i have my iphone4 4.2.1 locke from japan can i unlocked this version is 4.2.1 modem firmware is 03.10.01 storage 16 gb. thank you
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