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

Posted June 4, 2012 at 12:05pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 106657 views
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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 4S on the 5.1.1 firmware using RedSn0w for Mac. The Windows version of this tutorial is here.

Please be aware that updating to iOS 5.1.1 will cause you to upgrade your baseband potentially ruining your chances for an unlock. Once on iOS 5.1.1 you should save your SHSH Blobs by following this tutorial.

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 Option 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.


Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Jailbreak button.


Step Five
The Rocky Racoon jailbreak will now go through three steps to complete.

1. Preparing:


2. Processing:


3. Finishing up:


Step Six
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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Candace - April 18, 2013 at 4:29am
i cant jailbreak my iphone 4s 5.1.1 it says jailbreak failed "service wouldnt start (4234)
itaymis - March 19, 2013 at 5:13pm
try this one, http://www.rapidunlockers.com/ I have unlocked my phone on very very fast (about 6 hours total) and cheap, now i can update to any version without having to worry that my phone will not be locked ever again. Only 9.99$ for phone unlocks
Kaushal Mistry - January 24, 2013 at 11:48am
wen I restore my iphone 4s to 5.1.1 it is showing "This device isn't eligible for the requested build" plzz need some help...... reply as soon as possible...!!! :'(
jackelin - January 12, 2013 at 1:17am
para iphone 4s iOS 6.0.1 swisscom
jackelin - January 12, 2013 at 1:19am
help me please iPhone 4s ios 6.0.1 swisscom
qwe - November 27, 2012 at 10:57am
"Please Activate the Device First" I get this error can anyone please help?
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