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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Posted December 22, 2011 at 2:13am by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 on iOS 5.0.1 without updating the baseband using RedSn0w for Windows. You may want to do this to preserve an unlock from a lower baseband version.

Please note this jailbreak is tethered for every device but the old bootrom iPhone 3GS which means you will need to connect your device to the computer each time you reboot. Also, it may be prudent to save your SHSH Blobs by following this tutorial before continuing if you haven't already.

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 RedSn0w 0.9.9b9d or higher from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the 5.0.1 firmware from here and place it in the Pwnage folder.

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Two
Launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we just extracted.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Three
Click to select Extras from the main menu.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Four
Click to select Custom IPSW from the Extras menu.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Five
Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the IPSW we downloaded then click Open.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

If you are using the iPhone 3GS you may be asked to identify whether you are on a newer or older model.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Six
RedSn0w will now begin building a custom IPSW for you.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Seven
You'll be notified once RedSn0w has completed building your IPSW. Click the OK button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Eight
Click the Pwned DFU button from the Extras menu.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Nine
Plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Ten
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Eleven
RedSn0w will run the LimeRa1n exploit.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Twelve
You'll then be notified that your iPhone is in Pwned DFU mode.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Thirteen
Launch iTunes by clicking its icon in your dock.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Fourteen
Select your device from the list on the left then under the Summary tab hold down the Shift key and click the Restore button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Fifteen
You will then be asked to select your IPSW for restore. Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the IPSW that begins with NO_BB then click the Open button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Sixteen
iTunes will now restore and jailbreak your device using the Custom IPSW.



JAILBREAK AND INSTALL CYDIA
Follow these instructions to jailbreak your device on the new iOS 5.0.1 firmware.
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 3GS


BOOT TETHERED
Once you have jailbroken you will need to rerun redsn0w to boot tethered.

Step One
From the main RedSn0w menu click the Extras button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Two
Select Just boot from the Extras menu to just boot tethered.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Without Updating the Baseband (Windows) [5.0.1]


UNLOCK:
If you have a supported baseband you can now install UltraSn0w to unlock your device. Instructions are here.


*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team and Geohot for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.
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Sami
Sami - April 29, 2012 at 12:59am
Hi, can this still be done and is this option of doing through custom IPSW a unthetherrd for new bootram 3GS?
al
al - April 29, 2012 at 6:32pm
u untether by installing corona on cydia... but anyways im reading that this is no good anymore because of release of 5.1 so u have to install 5.1 not 5.0.1 if im wrong somebody tell me because i made the custom firmware and was ready to restore and a double check online came up that its not possible no more
Rooster
Rooster - March 26, 2012 at 3:28am
I keep getting error 3194, error 2005 no matter whatever i do. Somebody pls help!!! Has apple blocked everything?
carles
carles - September 23, 2012 at 5:02pm
hello, i am getting in the same situation as you, could you figure out already?
Wendell
Wendell - March 13, 2012 at 3:41am
this is what i've done n still getting the error 16XX http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-Xen05V74Y&feature=youtu.be
onur simdivar
onur simdivar - March 7, 2012 at 5:34am
Thank u reallyyyy much guys!! no problem, no nothing.. its done! ;))
dagr8don
dagr8don - February 26, 2012 at 4:03am
An error 1601 occured while i-tunes was restoring.....What the heck does that mean???? Help me plzzzzzzzzzz
Dv0rsky
Dv0rsky - March 4, 2012 at 11:29am
same here - 1602 error. looks like apple did some changes over there and we can't update any longer?
fred1moro
fred1moro - February 7, 2012 at 2:51pm
it worked like a charm! I updated from 4.3 to 5.0.1 with a custom firmware. Then I restoed to the custom firmware. Lastly, I jailbroke it. I did it all with redsn0w. Make sure you follow all instructions carefully. Thanks iclarified:
Aris
Aris - February 7, 2012 at 9:11pm
Hello friend Do i need to backup my Cydia/Installous/AppStore Apps/Packages/Tweaks before i jailbreak using Redsn0w (without updating my baseband since i need the unlock)? Best regards
Fred1moro
Fred1moro - February 8, 2012 at 2:05pm
Not do sure about your cydia apps. I only had a few so did not mind reinstalling them. I did however; back up my iPhone in iTunes to keep contacts and other saved info. Then after jailbreak to a cistom firmware I backed up my phone in iTunes it was a fairly easy process. Then launch into cydia and magic I unlocked it with no problems :) I hope this helps good luck!
dylan
dylan - February 9, 2012 at 9:26am
successfully jailbreak with the guide above great thx. but i have an issue here. everytime when i receive mms it will crash and i can't send mms out at all. i'm able to send sms. did you face the same problem as me? anyone have any idea? great thx
dylan
dylan - February 2, 2012 at 2:49pm
hello...need some advice from you'll..im currently using 3gs with iso 5.0.1 (9A405), firmware 05.16.05. can i jailbreak it to tethered iso 5.0.1 and unlock? as above shown?
dylan
dylan - February 5, 2012 at 9:44am
now im stuck at restore mode with error msg 1604 or 2009. can any one pls help here...great thx
dylan
dylan - February 9, 2012 at 9:21am
successfully jailbreak with the guide above great thx. but i have an issue here. everytime when i receive mms it will crash and i can't send mms out at all. i'm able to send sms. did anyone face the same problem as me? anyone have any idea? great thx
Michelle
Michelle - January 21, 2012 at 11:13am
i cannot start downloads for the 5.0.1 update.. the links don't work.. am i too late to use the links?
hamid
hamid - January 13, 2012 at 6:18pm
I got error 11 during upgrade process. I used tiny umbrella for bypassing apple servers. what should I do? iphone 3gs locked/baseband 06.15
Caglar
Caglar - January 12, 2012 at 9:32pm
well i carried out all the instructions to the letter and cannot get rid of the error 2005. i changed the USB ports, reinstalled all apple software but to no avail. still error 2005. can anybody help please?
fateh
fateh - January 11, 2012 at 2:54pm
Hello, I have iphone 4 running on 4.3.5 (BB-04.10.01) and factory unlocked i gess …Please advice, if I can update with custom ipsw 5.0.1 and jailbreak with redsn0w , the sim will still unlocked ?
SRVee
SRVee - January 11, 2012 at 6:14pm
If you have a factory unlocked phone , then there is no need to keep the lower baseband (this is only needed to maintain your unlock using ultrasnow). If youre sure you have a factory unlock then use this guide https://www.iclarified.com/18989/how-to-perform-an-untethered-jailbreak-of-your-iphone-4-windows-501
Janex
Janex - January 11, 2012 at 1:55pm
If I want to keep using gevey sim can I just update to 5.0.1. with custom IPSW without jailbreak?
Aris
Aris - January 10, 2012 at 7:15pm
Hi all....do i need to backup my Cydia/Installous/AppStore Apps/Packages/Tweaks before i jailbreak using Redsn0w (without updating my baseband since i need the unlock)?....can anyone help me pls?
Marcelo
Marcelo - January 8, 2012 at 9:40pm
Hello! I have a 3Gs iPhone jailbreaked and unlocked by myself in the firmware 4.2.1 and baseband 06.15.00 ( the ipad baseband ) and i wanted to upgrade it to iOS 5.0.1. I did everything this tutorial told me to do, but it seems it didn't jailbreaked and hactivated automatically, since I have the configuration screen on my iPhone right now. I want to now what are the next steps and hopefully somebody can help me. I might be wrong but I think I've already lost all my contacts and maybe the use of the phone. Looking forward for some help Marcelo
SRVee
SRVee - January 8, 2012 at 10:49pm
You really have to back up your phone before you restore it. Itunes should do this for you and restore from back up when youre finished. Dont know what you mean by configuration screen ? If you have 5.0.1 installed, open redsnow, click extras, select ipsw, point it at the genuine 5.0.1 ipsw. click back to the jailbreak screen and click on jailbreak, follow the instructions to put into dfu pawned and youre done. once the jailbreak finishes you can go into cydia, search , ultrasnow and install to unlock.
Todd
Todd - January 7, 2012 at 3:13am
After you go through with the jailbreak, are you able to unlock an iPhone 4 which has 04.11.08? If not, there is no way to downgrade the baseband, correct?
jtcfc26
jtcfc26 - January 4, 2012 at 9:38pm
I restored my 3gs with 5.12.01 to the custom firmware and then when trying to jailbreak it, it stays in recovery mode. Redsn0w doesn't recognize that it's in DFU mode and doesn't let me proceed to the next step of jailbreaking it. Please help!
The_Mister
The_Mister - January 10, 2012 at 1:37pm
Use Tiny Umbrella to kick out of recovery mode..
Jorge Solis
Jorge Solis - January 2, 2012 at 5:52pm
Hi. Thanks a lot for your contribution, jailbreak works nice and unlock too. One thing that I've found is that notifications for apps as Twitter, Whatsapp and HeyTell are not working any more. I try to correct this in ajusts/notifications but still not working, any idea what's going on?
EPcy
EPcy - January 2, 2012 at 1:11pm
It's the 1st time I'm going to jailbreak my iphone 3gs on my own and I just need some verification on this. After step sixteen, I will follow the instructions for "JAILBREAK AND INSTALL CYDIA" right? And after I finish that, then I will proceed with the the "BOOT TETHERED". Is that correct?
The_Mister
The_Mister - January 10, 2012 at 1:42pm
Not if you are using redsn0w_win_0.9.10b3 since this enables untethered boot on 3GS.
EPcy
EPcy - January 11, 2012 at 6:26pm
So if i use a newer version of redsnow its going to be untethered? The thing is that I don't want to update my baseband since I need to unlock it later with ultrasnow.
ST
ST - January 2, 2012 at 9:25am
When adding the source "repo666" the applications fails to fetch.
Chan
Chan - January 2, 2012 at 7:16am
I m trying to build the cutom IPSW but when i opne redsnow & click on extras / Custom IPSW...the process intitaes but ends with an error " Memory Exhausted" " Custom IPSW creation failed" I m using win XP, redsn0w_win_0.9.10b3 & iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.
memory
memory - June 12, 2012 at 7:47pm
it's simple if you had windows XP , go to redsn0ow proprieties and chek compatibility with windows 2000 start your redsn0w and create your no BB file easily and without problem tested by me tornaditoo
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