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How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

Posted December 27, 2011 at 1:06pm by iClarified · 131812 views
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Instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPhone 3GS on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware using RedSn0w for Mac. The Windows version of this tutorial is here.

This procedure will cause you to upgrade your baseband potentially ruining your chances for an unlock. Please follow a tutorial on how to update to iOS 5.0.1 using a custom ipsw if you need an unlock.

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 RedSn0w 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 Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Two: (Skip this step if you're on iOS 5.0.1 already)
Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

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.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 5.0.1 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

iTunes will now update your iPhone to the new firmware.

Step Three
Launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Extras button
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

Choose Select IPSW from the Extras menu.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

Select the iOS 5.0.1 firmware ipsw from Pwnage folder on your desktop and click Open.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

Click OK to dismiss the confirmation window.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

When asked tell RedSn0w whether you have a new model or older model of the iPhone 3GS then click the the Back button.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

Press the Jailbreak button to continue.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Five
Plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Six
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Seven
Your iPhone will now reboot
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Eight
RedSn0w will prepare the jailbreak data.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Nine
Select Cydia from the list of options and click Next.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Ten
Your iPhone will now be rebooted again and RedSn0w will begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]

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.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPhone 3GS (Mac) [5.0.1]


*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team, Chronic Dev-Team, pod2g, and Geohot for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.
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Jon
Jon - April 9, 2012 at 1:10am
Step Two yields me the following message: The iPhone "*****" could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build. I am using the 3GS 5.0.1 IPSW on a 3GS that still has the original 4.3 i got it with. This led me to believe I should start with the 4.3.1 IPSW and work my way up but I got the same message anyway. Seen this before?
regef2009
regef2009 - January 27, 2012 at 8:50pm
I get "the connected device doesn't support untethered options" when Hacktivating my 3gs with redsnow. Details: BB 6.15, 5.0.1 iPhone, old model. Does it mean that I cannot untether boot up my phone? P.S. I follow iclarified, and selected "install cydia"
Trent Lamb
Trent Lamb - December 29, 2011 at 9:59am
i have an old bootrom 3Gs, did the custom build, restore, all not problem, now on 5.0.1 with my preserved baseband so I can unlock. BUT, I can't jailbreak because redsn0w when it check the build check for the _09404 build (a beta build) instead of the _09405 stock build (which is what everyone is using). So, my jailbreak stops because it says the build isn't supported. I think it's just a simple error that the dev team could fix it they knew about it. But I don't know how to resolve it. I guess I could just use pwnagetool instead and cook up another custom ipsw and then restore again... Any thoughts, help?
R
R - December 29, 2011 at 1:56am
I am following every single step and I am activating the iphone but I keep geting the 'Sim not valid' message. What's happening?
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