September 30, 2023
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]
Comments (Page 2)

Posted December 27, 2011 at 11:47am · 168 comments · Add Comment
Nnyan - December 28, 2011 at 5:00pm
It took a few attempts but I was able to get this to work and I see a blank (white) icon for Cydia which does not run (looks like it attempts to but then nothing).
wezz69 - December 28, 2011 at 6:57pm
Try restarting the iphone, if that doesnt remedy it, then Perform the jailbreak again
Ranjit - December 29, 2011 at 10:03am
its working .... please do JB with redsn0w_win_0.9.10b2
Razvan - December 28, 2011 at 2:56pm
Hey. i succesfully jailbreak, BUT I GOT A PROBLEM with my carrier. my phone does not find my carrier. this options doesnt even apears in Settings. (usually its in the first part of settings, AirPlane Mode, Wi-fi , Notification service, and CARRIER). I put the mobile on airplane mode then switch it again ,it searches for service for 3 seconds then sais: NO SERVICE. I estart it ,did anything I could..I got same problem. I will try to re-Jailbreak it see if problem will fix. but if someone knows this & can help me..pls let me know.thx!
geronimo - December 28, 2011 at 6:06pm
GOt the same problem. Jailbreak seemd to work fine, but phone can't find any carrier and the option is gone from the settings menu. Sometimes it shows up but not always. WHen it does and I set it to manual I get the message "can't load list"
hari - December 28, 2011 at 9:11pm
Hi, This is hari from INDIA.i too have same problem and can any one replay if u got solution to this Thanks, Hari
PaPPy - December 28, 2011 at 12:58pm
I have an iPhone 4, with version 4.2.1 and unlocked with modem firmware 1.5.9 Should I follow this guide to upgrade to 5.0.1 and to keep my phone unlocked? Thanks!
Marlowe - December 29, 2011 at 6:44am
You should click on Extras > Custom IPSW (make sure that you have downloaded the original ISO 5.0.1 if now, go to and look for the firmware) - then browse the original IPSW then a new IPSW should be created named "NO_BB_iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw" - put your phone in DFU mode - open itunes - hold shift and click restore - locate the NO_BB_iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw file and you should be able to update it. This method will preserve your baseband.
enes - December 28, 2011 at 10:53am
Hi,i have iPhone 4 ,factory unlocked,but im kinda afraid to jb,cuz im new at this. Do i need to restore first at itunes? or i should go directly to jb with redsn0w?like on vid.
CYD - December 29, 2011 at 3:13am
@enes: are yours iphone4 is JB before?if yes, please open cydia before do restore from Itunes. Cydia will save shsh 5.0.1.look at front page of cydia.if done, close cydia and you can do steps from this tutorial.
GsyDonk - December 28, 2011 at 9:36am
Works a treat but still have to boot tethered to use cydia. Cydia just crashes if not booted tethered. Is it me or have i missed something?
Razvan - December 28, 2011 at 2:58pm
I did it like in the vid, & it works fine... no tethred no nothing. cydia works great (tethred)etc. my problem is my phone does not see my service, my carrier....
Harinder singh
Harinder singh - December 28, 2011 at 9:06am
thanku so much for all team .gud job done ...
ahmadsd - December 28, 2011 at 8:18am
itry to jb my ip4 but cannot jailbreak shsh blob error 5.0.1?how to do?help pls..
Meneno - December 28, 2011 at 8:09am
After getting my iPhone 4 to dFu mode, it shows error shah blobs. Please help.
Mike - December 28, 2011 at 7:57am
hey, when i need to preserve baseband do i first make a custom IPSW with redsnow 0.9.10b1, then put iphone to pwned dfu mode and then restore in itunes and after that JB with redsnow ?
valkman - December 28, 2011 at 8:43am
thats exactly how i did it, and it worked.. i am still on 1.59 baseband on my iphone 4
Mike - December 28, 2011 at 9:03am
But when i tried this, itunes got error
valkman - December 28, 2011 at 9:14am
download a program called iREB-r4 it will put ur phone in dfu mode and then u can launch itunes and try good luck
mike - December 28, 2011 at 3:09pm
i dont have Mac , i'm on pc. what program i am going to use then ?
mike - December 28, 2011 at 3:10pm
dont read the last post , my bad
olle - December 28, 2011 at 3:20pm
tried with iReb, but itunes again gives me error (3194), in it means that: Resolve error 3194 by updating to the latest version of iTunes. "This device is not eligible for the requested build" in the updater logs confirms this is the root of the issue. For more Error 3194 steps see: This device is not eligible for the requested build above. i have the latest version of itunes. how can i shift+restore it then ?
valkman - December 28, 2011 at 6:09pm
you got me on that one man... sorry i cant help
Gary Chan
Gary Chan - December 28, 2011 at 5:54am
after jailbreak, cydia crash, when i try to add source or search..
starr - December 28, 2011 at 4:36am
Does this work for itouch?
Ryan - December 28, 2011 at 4:24am
i already instaled IOS 501 but i have no signal right now, network not detect please help me....
valkman - December 28, 2011 at 8:44am
if u r supposed to unlock your phone, then u need to install ultrasn0w from cydia, and then power off, and power back on... respring will not do anything after installing ultrasn02
Audrius - December 28, 2011 at 7:30pm
Try reinstaling ios with itunes
Arvids - December 28, 2011 at 3:13am
its work for mea(iphone 4) THANKS
marcus - December 28, 2011 at 1:49am
I tried to jailbreak my iphone 4 (version .5.0.1) using latest version of Redsnow, unfortunately,, upon loading first stage, error msg popped out, stating redsnow experience unexpected error and to be closed. therefore i cannot proceed in jailbreaking my ip4. please help
Adrian Olvera
Adrian Olvera - December 28, 2011 at 4:17am
I have the same problem, can somebody help us, thnxs!
Steven630 - December 28, 2011 at 4:43am
Server is gettin hammered, try later
Adrian Olvera
Adrian Olvera - December 28, 2011 at 5:29am
I just tried it on a different computer windows 7 installed and worked perfectly
marcus - December 28, 2011 at 12:05pm
i try it again.. it no longer show the error msg. but it cannot jb.. it just hang there..
antonio393 - December 28, 2011 at 4:47pm
I had same problem with redsn0w 3 times, then I restarted the computer and next time everything worked fine.
Bio - December 27, 2011 at 10:38pm
hi, i couldnt update my iphone 4, error 3194, can you please help.
oasis98 - December 27, 2011 at 10:28pm
what is the updated baseband ("modem firmware" in settings>general>about) after performing this jailbreak?
ivan - December 27, 2011 at 8:14pm
Does anyone if the personal hotspot is back with this untether jb?
Hey - December 27, 2011 at 7:39pm
I keep getting error 1602 when trying to restore using a custom ipsw since I need to preserve my baseband. I get it after it sits at "verifying with apple for restore" any help is appreciated
Dangsta - December 27, 2011 at 7:06pm
I have a jailbroken iPhone 4, on ios 4.2.1. If I upgrade to 5.0.1 and then jailbreak it, will I keep all my cydia packages from my current jailbreak or will I lose everything and have to start over? Thanks in advance for the replies.
GQ - December 27, 2011 at 9:16pm
You can use Xbackup - its a really good utility, it even saves the configuration of my 12+ icon folders, and all my cydia sources. make sure you save the backup file using ifile rather than just trusting iTunes to save it while backing up tho. I made that mistake once. :S
andrew hebron
andrew hebron - December 27, 2011 at 5:38pm
works a treat, but, dont use aptbackup to reinstall apps on Cydia, as it goes into safe mode everytime you boot up......
mubeengaba - December 27, 2011 at 5:30pm
i have an iphone 4 factory unlocked wid io5 bb 4.11.08 should i folllow this tutorial to get my phone jailbroken
Metal_geek - December 27, 2011 at 6:58pm
Yeah dude.
mubeengaba - December 27, 2011 at 7:20pm
works like a charm thanks a lot pod2g and iphone dev team really appreciate ur hardwork and the time u ve put into it will definatelyy be donating!! thanks once again
James - December 27, 2011 at 5:10pm
Anyone here stock on apple screen? Please help me!
trickdaddy - December 27, 2011 at 7:32pm
Yeah, I had the same experience with the apple logo stuck in a loop. I had try to put the phone in DFU mode and jailbreak it again but no use. I am going to have to restore the phone to the factory.
Nick - December 27, 2011 at 8:58pm
Yeah, same here. Keeps looping on the apple logo. Trying the JB for the 3rd time now. Anyone else?
Nick - December 27, 2011 at 9:52pm
Restore via iTunes and then JB again worked for me. Lost all my apps etc. though :-( Ah well, fresh install!
Bryan Garcia
Bryan Garcia - December 27, 2011 at 5:07pm
It worked well for me too. Thanks alot pog2g!
Eric.C - December 27, 2011 at 4:38pm
It work well for me....jailbreak 5.0.1 success. Thanks a lot!!
PLim - December 27, 2011 at 4:28pm
Hi first of all thx for the brilliant work! I've got it up and running but I notice that my iBooks still crash, anyone facing this issue as well?
BeAn - December 27, 2011 at 9:59pm
i am having the same issue with the ibooks cant get it to work get the same message.
lordofring100 - December 27, 2011 at 4:02pm
hi all
lordofring100 - December 27, 2011 at 4:05pm
anyone try this new JB with his iphone4 over IOS 5.0.1 , please confirm its working probably thank you all
Morten Thureby
Morten Thureby - December 27, 2011 at 3:59pm
I get some problems when i trying to restore my iphone, when i just plugin my iphone 4 and shift click on the restore botton i get error 21 , then i tryed to put the iphone into Pwned DFU mode, now i get pass the error 21 but now error 1600 comes. im upgrating from 4.3.1 jailbreaket and i dont need to unlock my iphone.
Shakeel the iPhone guy
Shakeel the iPhone guy - December 27, 2011 at 6:24pm
Clean your charging port with an old tooth brush, upgrade your iTunes, and reboot computer. Also run iTunes as admin if you have a PC that will usually fix that issue. Of it does not. Then download ireb from And use that to pawn the phone and then restore. After wards use redsnow to jailbreak hope that helps. Let me know I will do my best to monitor the thread :))
Morten Thureby
Morten Thureby - December 28, 2011 at 11:17am
Thank u , i just had to update itunes Lol :) , But thank u mate :)
Ad - December 27, 2011 at 3:15pm
No "restore from backup" option after jb. Itunes only detect it as new phone. Anyone have the solution for this?
Ad - December 27, 2011 at 3:18pm
previous backup still available in apple computer folder and shows up in itunes list. but the "restore from backup" option is missing when i right click the iphone icon in itunes
Kayvon - December 27, 2011 at 11:19pm
mike - December 27, 2011 at 3:03pm
hey, when i need to preserve baseband do i first make a custom IPSW with redsnow 0.9.10b1, then put iphone to dfu mode and then restore in itunes and after that JB with redsnow ?
Njoni - December 27, 2011 at 1:55pm
Is anyone else having the Cydia Unable to load (time out) issue after jailbreak? I've restored to 5.0.1 iPhone 4 officially unlocked, did the jailbreak but I'm having this issue. I did it 2 times.
T3traPak - December 27, 2011 at 2:12pm
i am having the same problem on 4 on my iphone 4
iClarified - December 27, 2011 at 2:20pm
Cydia is likely getting hammered...
Njoni - December 27, 2011 at 2:23pm
Well I've deleted the sources and now the homepage of cydia is appearing but now I'm trying to add new sources (going slow). I guess something is wrong with the jailbreak because I just installed installous now :D
CYD - December 29, 2011 at 3:17am
@njoni: no..cydia is working..problem now is Cydia's server is can try again to add source later :) repo which work so far: hackulo, xsellize, sinful (just work a few hours ago).
twisted - December 27, 2011 at 1:40pm
i dont have IOS 5 on my touch 4g, but when shift click restoring via iTunes and when it finishes extracting the software i get an unknown error 21!!! please Help
Ahsan Saeed
Ahsan Saeed - December 27, 2011 at 1:42pm
Retry the process again and again until u got that right..It happend to me as well..Its nornal so dont worry
Romario - December 27, 2011 at 1:54pm
Just modify hosts file under c/Windows/System32/Drivers/etc remove ( save file ) Make sure you run with administration previlage
phixsius - December 27, 2011 at 2:33pm
ensure ur itunes is upgraded to the latest version.
Morten Thureby
Morten Thureby - December 27, 2011 at 4:39pm
Thank u, now it worked :)
Jessica - December 28, 2011 at 2:49am
Updating the hosts and running iTunes as Administrator (even if you are an Admin already with your account) fixed the issue. Thanks, Romario!
joseerj - December 29, 2011 at 7:05pm
Thank you all, this solved my problem too :)
Madcow - December 27, 2011 at 1:30pm
Is this compatible with the semi tether? Does that need to be removed first and if so is it as easy as uninstalling via cydia? There are old links on google requiring ssh for that uninstall but I think that was before the Saurik update. Anyone try this?
wezz69 - December 27, 2011 at 12:16pm
Sites Attachment error We're sorry, but we were unable to locate the attachment you requested.
iClarified - December 27, 2011 at 12:26pm
Where are you receive that error? If its when downloading redsn0w. Make sure to select the latest version. RedSn0w 0.9.10b1
mkg - December 27, 2011 at 12:40pm
Same here. Get the error from RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 (Windows) link. We're sorry, but we were unable to locate the attachment you requested.
mkg - December 27, 2011 at 12:42pm
Works now. I have downloaded the file.
Dudley - December 27, 2011 at 1:05pm
I was stuck at Moving applications for a bit but then device rebooted and seems Normal. Will test this and compare to non JB ipod 4 checking stability and other issues.
You must login or register to add a comment...
Add Comment
Would you like to be notified when someone replies or adds a new comment?
Yes (All Threads)
Yes (This Thread Only)