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How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 4 (Windows) [5.0.1]

How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 4 (Windows) [5.0.1]

Posted December 27, 2011 at 11:47am · 168 comments · Add Comment
ShittyFace - May 21, 2013 at 8:56pm
Why is this guide up? It is useless because Apple don't sign this version of IOS anymore!
raja.asad - March 30, 2013 at 2:16pm
I have installed tinnyumbrella but an error is displaying "tinyumbrella's TSS server is not running"... pls tel me how to fix it ???
raja.asad - March 30, 2013 at 1:41pm
how can I unlock my iphone 4s as factory unlock???
raja.asad - February 17, 2013 at 2:20pm
I have iphone 4 , t-mobile, how can i unlock ???
orlando torres
orlando torres - April 4, 2012 at 12:50am
ahmed - March 13, 2012 at 7:07pm
plz help me with this i jail-broke my ( iphone 4 - factory unlocked ) successfully some cydia tweaks doesn't working ... that's ok i already knew it before but i realized a drain in my battery life so i tried to get back yo the stock ios 5.0.1 by making a clean restor with iTunes but a had a complete failure with such a stupid errors such as: 3194 ... 21....1601....1603 till now i tried to edit my host file ... tinyumbrella .... iREB.... redsnow........any many suggestions i found it on the internet with no result still stuck on 5.0.1 any ideas !!!!!!!!
Tubagznyven - March 14, 2012 at 9:07am
Just googling man
Ahmed Siam
Ahmed Siam - March 14, 2012 at 11:13am
i did man more than 12 hours without any result yet i even tried this from a different pc has no apple software before
Ahmed Siam
Ahmed Siam - March 19, 2012 at 10:59am
still can't restore back to the stock firmware any idea ????
WALID78 - February 26, 2012 at 8:49am
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 4 (Windows) [5.0.1]
david - February 19, 2012 at 9:33pm
Hey, Anytime i try to run this is crashes at the end of stage one, I did get it completely done once before so i know it's the right one. But i had to restore and lost the jailbreak,.. But anytime i try it now it crashes at the end of stage one.. then i've to run a back up to get my phone working again as it's a blank screen and will not turn off./ or on.
music3000 - February 14, 2012 at 1:41pm
I am going to upgrade iPhone 4 (GSM) currently running iOS 4.3.3 (jailbroke) with modem firmware 4.10.01. I don't need to unlock. Can I simply Restore in iTunes or do I need to Shift+Restore using the firmware found on this site?
Tubagznyven - March 14, 2012 at 9:06am
Shift restore
yayako - February 1, 2012 at 3:10pm
Hi all, i had an iphone 4 baseband: 2.10.04, Itune v 10.5.2. I'd like to upgrade 5.0.1 and follow this tutorial by; downloaded redsn0w_win_0.9.10b3 and iPhone3_3_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw. Then i had problem with the first step when i try to "restore iPhone3_3_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw" with Itune, it's said "this firmware is not compatible". Could anyone help me to solve this out? Appreciate for the next reply.
Amine - February 2, 2012 at 12:16pm
Hi, Check if your i phone is CDMA or GSM. You have to download the correct version of the the fimware according to this.
yayako - February 2, 2012 at 5:09pm
the firmware that i download is for GSM, which is suitable for mind. Please recommend for the right one. I will appreciate for your next reply.
Amine - February 3, 2012 at 7:18pm
Hi, I think that you had download the cdma firmware (according to your first post). You can download the GSM firmware in the link below: http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-3309.20111109.64rtg/iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw
ahmed - March 13, 2012 at 6:51pm
see on back of your i device model A1332 so that should be a gsm if not it'll be CDMA
Yayako - March 14, 2012 at 5:57am
Thanks for all reply now i had update min successfully.
debbie - November 13, 2012 at 9:47pm
how do you find out it your iphone is cdms or gms ?? help pls think thats why am no getting to jailbreak my fone :( been tryn for days now lol
Coose - January 28, 2012 at 6:00pm
To answer some common questions: Make sure you Update/Restore with the correct iOS version! Make sure you use the same version of resn0w (redsn0w_win_0.9.10b1). Make sure you run redsn0w as admin (win vista/7) by right click-> run as admin. back you shit up, don't be an idiot. Remember, this is made simple and it's not rocket science. read the tutorial and do exactly what it says. Also Google is your friend
Amine - January 24, 2012 at 7:11pm
I have I Phone 4 ios 4.3.5 witch I have update to ios 5.0.1. After jail break with redsn0w 0.9.10b4 it can't reboot, I just have the logo blinking. please help (I successfully restore with itune but can't jailbreak)!!!!
racer1698 - January 21, 2012 at 8:16am
after i jb my iphone 4, open cydia and try to search apps, it will get out of cydia and back to the main screen, when i try the " aout " button, it go back to main screeen also. what is the problem. anyone can help? it also happen when i try to add a new source
Bruce - January 20, 2012 at 9:56pm
everytime i download redsnow and try to open it keeps telling me application not found, what am i doing wrong
john - January 11, 2012 at 12:27am
i have an iphone 4 cdma verizon and i upgraded it to the ios 5.0.1 and now im trying to use redsn0w and every time i do it, it gives me a pop-up saying that i have to close redsn0w.exe. also when i try changing the capability but my windows xp doesnt have the option for "service pack 3 or 2" ive ran it as administrator and still when i try to jailbreak it, it doesnt work.
pavan - January 10, 2012 at 6:03pm
jail breaking with 5.0.1 everything gone very smooth, but Bluetooth is not working for me. my iPhone 4 is keep searching for devices all the time. my car is able to identify the phone, but phone is not identifying it
Zeb - February 3, 2012 at 4:51pm
Which Firmware did you use to JB your iPhone 4 5.0.1? Thanks!
pavan - February 3, 2012 at 7:09pm
yes, it is 5.0.1
T4tanvir - January 10, 2012 at 10:18am
Hi guys, how can i enable push notifications? I m on ios 5.0.1 untethered
Abhishek - March 14, 2012 at 10:47am
Hi, Follow these steps as it is... You will enjoy push notifications on your phone. http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/fix-imessage-facetime-push-notifications-on-hacktivated-iphone-4-3gs/
Zeeshan - January 10, 2012 at 9:13am
I am using currently IOS 4.3.5 tethered on iPhone 4. I want to upgrade with 5.0.1 untethered version. I am following the steps given in this tutorial. When I am trying to restore my iPhone to the ipsw firmware provided here, i received an error 3194. I tried many times but the same error appears. I am using the latest version of iTunes 10.5.2 . Please help me in this issue.
Tubagznyven - January 10, 2012 at 10:08am
Just search on google error 3194 n choose 1st link,i think from that link is clear enough Hope thats help
t4tanvir - January 6, 2012 at 12:24pm
can anyone pls tell me how to make push notifications active on jailbroken ios 5.0.1, it does not work on mine though everything is on
itaco90 - January 5, 2012 at 4:16pm
my computer dosent seemto read when the phone is on dfu mode im sure im doing it right but then nothing happens it tells me to look on google or youtube to find out how to put my phone on dfu mode any suggestions???
tubagznyven - January 10, 2012 at 10:11am
If u think it's right,just try again then maybe your timing for entering dfu mode just incorrect
Coose - January 28, 2012 at 6:02pm
Same for me. It does go to DFU, but the PC needs to re-identify the USB device. wait for windows to finish and then do a back, next. Redsn0w will see the DFU mode and do its thing
Tubagznyven - January 5, 2012 at 7:39am
Of course u can't,coz this jb for iphone 4
lucky005 - January 4, 2012 at 11:23am
I have successfully jailbreaked my iphone 4 with baseband 4.11.08 but when i cut my sim and place it in the phone it shows no service please help me.
mark - January 3, 2012 at 2:34pm
crashed 2 days later after a call.. I'm on b3 factory unlocked but i suspect a cydia tweak is causing a crash which sends the phone into a boot loop(apple logo freeze). i suspect it's qtweeter coz i just installed it yesterday. Careful not all cydia tweaks are working
ahmed siyam
ahmed siyam - January 5, 2012 at 11:45am
it happen with me too after 2 days it crashed my iPhone 4 is factory unlock
mark - January 5, 2012 at 12:03pm
yeap i think it's either qtweeter, hide clock, transparent slider, or one of the boot logos
Abhishek - January 3, 2012 at 10:17am
Thank you very much pod2g for amazing jailbreak. Almost all apps are working fine from Cydia and Installous. I have upgraded my iphone4 from 4.3.5(Gevey SIM for unlock) BaseBand 04.10.01 to 5.0.1 with preserved baseband facility provided by Redsnow 0.9.9b9d. Jailbreak done with 0.9.10b3. For those who have unlocked their phones using Gevey SIM : upgrade to 5.0.1 even with preserved BaseBand will lock your phone to original carrier. When you jailbreak your device Redsnow will ask you to deactivate lock. Uncheck Deactivate Tab to remove lock and start using with your carrier.
red - January 2, 2012 at 6:08pm
hi guys..i have iphone 4 version 4.3.3,firmware 04.10.01.its factory unlocked,i want to upgrade to 5.0.1. my question is should i preserve my baseband or it doesnt matter..coz i dont want to lose my unlock,please anyone can tell me what to do????
mark - January 2, 2012 at 7:32pm
factory unlocked will stay unlocked no matter what
Ahmed Siam
Ahmed Siam - January 1, 2012 at 6:16pm
I have iphone 4 8 gb Factory unlocked iOS : 5.0.1 Modem firmware : 04.11.08 Is this could cause lost of gps or wifi Is my phone will still work on every carrier What is the gonna happen after this jailbreak
tubagznyven - January 1, 2012 at 11:53pm
your iphone is factory unlock,it's okay todo JB,u canstill use any SIMcard u want.It's not causing error,lost signal of wifi/gps,after JB u can install many tweak on cydia,which will make your iphone feel more personally.........
Ahmed Siam
Ahmed Siam - January 2, 2012 at 11:27am
thanks tubagznyven for reply still afraid to do so i did that with my old 3gs it was locked and lost gps with 6.15 baseband do you think should i jailbreak it and preserve the existing baseband
Mark - January 2, 2012 at 12:00pm
Ip4 works fine, idk abt 3GS. Follow the list of compatible ios5 cydia tweaks and you should be fine. Stay away from graviboard, your tube, YouTubetomp3 for the moment. I posted a link where you can find tested tweaks that will/won't work.
ahmed siyam
ahmed siyam - January 3, 2012 at 1:03pm
done i think it works fine i will test some cydia tweaks feed u back after thanks everyone how gave me advices
mark - January 1, 2012 at 1:16pm
here's a link to check if the cydia apps/tweak that will work. my JB crashed multiple times due to some old cydia tweaks that may not be compatible. If crash there's no way to save it except restore and JB again. CHECK CYDIA iOS5 COMPATIBLE BEFORE INSTALL https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0AsbX6Mjabf0idHJRSk51NW9KUjJabTZVcTNZekVqSmc&type=view&gid=0&f=true&sortcolid=-1&sortasc=true&rowsperpage=250
Abhishek - January 3, 2012 at 11:50am
Hi Mark, Thank you very much for valuable inputs. Please let us know any specific apps not to installed in 5.0.1 JB ?
Lee - December 31, 2011 at 3:14am
i cant get red snow to do anything after reboot i have tried several versions of red snow they all do the same. i tried to tether it and use corona but i cant find the old tetherd version i need help!! it was simple when i broke my 4 before the 5.0.1 update
Phil - December 31, 2011 at 1:04am
i4, backd up & restored to 5.01. JB with Redsnow. Alls good but I have 4 blank/ghost apps that pop up every once in awhile for field test, iOS diag, set up & another. Then there's an app for BBsettings that pops up? Wtf. ReJB with beta3 & still have same issue. My only issue, everything else is money. Someone help!
mark - December 30, 2011 at 11:34pm
jb fine but now crashed after playing around with sbsetting and stuck in a apple logo mode. it wont start up at all. I was just at the end of my epic restore/jailbreak/update/sync/customize which took 9 hours!! now what do i do
Tubagznyven - January 1, 2012 at 10:22am
Try to enter recovery mode By holding power+home
Mark - January 1, 2012 at 10:31am
I think it's one of the cydia tweaks causing it. I cut many tweaks now ok. Graviboard no. Transparent slider no. Hide clock no. Qtweeter no. When in boot loop nothing can save it, even tethered boot and recovery fails
tubagznyven - January 1, 2012 at 12:46pm
Well if u think the problem from cydia tweak,i don't know maybe thats right coz everytime i download update 4 cydia,it's always error Hope cydia will fix the problem
marc - January 1, 2012 at 1:11pm
6 restores and 36 hours of testing, narrowed it down to a few problems, either transparent slider, clock hide, your tube, qtweeter.
madcow - January 9, 2012 at 3:25pm
it's not yourtube I have that fine. yourtube 2 NOT 1. no need for hide clock if you use the newest springtomize. This isn't cydia's problem saying you hope cydia fixes it isn't right. It's the tweak developer's issue. That's like blaming a crappy app on the appstore. Some of these tweaks are just outdated and better new ones have come around since.
mr mack
mr mack - December 30, 2011 at 9:29pm
i'm going to jb my iphone4. i bought it before jb was out and installed 5.0.1 my question is, should i do this on my laptop running XP or on my laptop running windows 7? or does it not matter? thanks for any help
tubagznyven - January 1, 2012 at 11:55pm
it doesn't matter u use win xp/7 they all work fine u just follow the steps correctly and your iphone will be fine
nick - December 30, 2011 at 12:29pm
Please help!!! I try to jailbreak my Iphone 4s but it does not work. redsnows Says: Sorry, auto-detection isn't supported yet on the iPhone 4s Please specify the IPSW for the currently installed firmware with the ''Select IPSW'' button before proceding. But the Select ipsw butten does not appear?!?!?!?! What do I need to do?
Bodoh - December 30, 2011 at 12:39pm
Of course you can`t. It was mean for iphone 4 and below
Nick - December 30, 2011 at 1:17pm
Damnit, Thanks Bodoh does anyone have any idea when Iphone 4s can be jailbroken?
tubagznyven - January 1, 2012 at 12:41pm
@nick Well now we should wait news from pod2g for JB A5....
fmcasado - December 29, 2011 at 5:11pm
I have jailbroken over a thousand iphone since the first generation iphone and I appreciate very much pod2g endeavor writing the script to jailbreak 5.0 & 5.0.1. I know it must take much effort and time to achieve that. However, I would like to say that the current jailbreak fom pod2g has many glitches. The springboard crashes among other problems therewith. I am not trying to undermine his hard work, I am only saying it because the jailbreak needed more testing before it was released. So far, I have jailbroken 3 iphone 4 with his jailbreak and they all work fine until I start installing the Cydia apps such as intelliscreenX, BiteSMS, etc. Some of the icons where white but I was able to fix that issue; nevertheless, the other issues I have are permanent and consistent.
iPhoneLover;) - January 6, 2012 at 7:04pm
Thanks for comment. Just like I thought, this jailbreak came to soon, it's not really ready to be used... I was so happy when I read the news about JB on iOS 5.0.1, but then I started to read sad comments from people having weird issues after jailbreaking iOS 5.0.1... There were some positive feedbacks but I prefer to wait until this jailbreak is 100% bugless;) I keep my finger crossed for making this JB perfect soon:)
Fmcasado - January 13, 2012 at 6:16am
After further testing and debugging several iphones, the jailbreak now is working flawlessly! However, I would be very cautious restoring your jailbroken applications with Cydia, as some are creating serious issues to the jailbreak. I would recommend installing each application separately!
Steve - December 29, 2011 at 10:33am
I told you so look at all the problems obeyed donkey releasing his job soon lol
Ranjit - December 29, 2011 at 9:39am
thanks for JB good job waiting for long time........! Everything works. But not cydia. Cannot install apps from Installous anymore?
Ranjit - December 29, 2011 at 10:02am
its working .... please do JB with redsn0w_win_0.9.10b2 thanks to Devteam
JJohane - December 29, 2011 at 3:57am
My question is: Can this new "untethered jailrbeak 5.0.1" jailbreak AND SOFTWARE UNLOCK iphone 4 with 4.1 (with locked baseband 02.10.04) -5.0.1 (with locked baseband of 04.11.08) OR it's only can unthered jailbroken up to 5.0.1?
Kenn_323 - December 28, 2011 at 11:45pm
Everything works. But not installous. Cannot install apps from Installous anymore? Help...
Romario - December 29, 2011 at 12:51am
install installous from www.sinfuliphonerepo.com repository for iBooks delete , install again , and install iBooks fix from Cydia
CYD - December 29, 2011 at 3:07am
you can install installous from hackulo.us it work..no need to remove ibooks.
Romario - December 29, 2011 at 5:16am
Hi, I mean ibooks also problem in this untethres JB beside the Installous. This 2 app problem in this JB The solution is : 1. Install the latest Redsn)w 0910b2 ( just release ) unchek cydia 2. Go to Cydia : remove Mobile Subtrate 3. Reinstall again cydia application include installous and ibooks fix
hari - December 28, 2011 at 9:17pm
This is Hari frm INDIA.I have IPHONE4 which i got frm US and iam using with GEVEY in india.Recently i updated OS to 5.0.1 and phone got locked.As for information what i got we have to use AT&T sim to unlock it.One day back i used JB softwar...e to Jb and successfuly it completed.But it is not able to activate SIM and it is showing No Service.To use this iphone do i need use At&T to activate it ....once i upgraded to OS 5.0.1,i Did JB with latest REDSNOW.But still not able use it...can any help on how to resolve it
Tara - December 29, 2011 at 4:11pm
Hari: You can not unlock iphone with iOS 5 or 5.01 using gevey. Gevey will only work with iOS upto 4.3.5. You just have to wait and see if someone may find an unlock. Nobody knows when that may happen.
haris butt
haris butt - December 29, 2011 at 4:56pm
Brother you just updated your base band.So that the updated base band is lock now and you lock your phone but DEV team is working on it.You Can use this mob in America With AT&T sim
Abhishek - December 30, 2011 at 6:11am
@ Hari : I have also brought iphone 4 locked with AT&T. I have upgraded it to 5.0.1 with preserved baseband using custom IPSW. With the help of Gevey SIM, i am able to use it with Vodafone Mumbai. Pls check Settings -> General -> About -> Modem Firmware : If it is 04.10.01 or less you can use your phone. If it is 04.11.08 or above unfortunately it is locked. Note : AT&T don't allow official unlock for any iphones.
Bodoh - December 30, 2011 at 12:43pm
You JB on your own risk. If you don`t like it then restore back IFW. So what is the problem?
Abhishek - January 1, 2012 at 4:52am
@ Hari : If you have AT&T SIM card, it should work for activation of your phone.If you are in Mumbai, I can give you AT&T SIM card. I have used it after I got SIM invalid error in ITunes. Insert it once for activation and then use other SIM which you want to use.
Worst jailbreak ever
Worst jailbreak ever - December 28, 2011 at 8:23pm
GLITCHES - December 29, 2011 at 12:44am
no he is telling the truth. cydia crashes and phone freezes from time to time. This is an absurd jailbreak.
Romario - December 29, 2011 at 12:58am
No. JB is wonderful , I have JB 5 iphones without any problem, Just be patient since a thousan iphone are jailbreaking in the same time. Cydia become busy at this time. pod2g just release the update of redsn0w to fix the error. Thanks to pod2g , and iphone DevTeam
CYD - December 29, 2011 at 3:10am
@worst jailbreak, @glitches: no..this JB is worked. you guys might be do wrong JB.try again..
Abhishek - January 3, 2012 at 11:47am
Hi, This JB really works. It has worked for me. I have installed almost all previous ver apps except SBSettings(Few comments saying, SBSettings don't work properly in 5.0.1). Pls try to make process clean & clear... It will surely work.
wezz69 - December 28, 2011 at 7:05pm
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