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How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Posted December 27, 2011 at 2:08pm by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPod Touch 4G on iOS 5.0.1 using RedSn0w for Windows. The Mac version of this tutorial is here.

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. (Note: you do not need to download the 5.0.1 firmware if you are already on iOS 5.0.1)

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Two: (Skip this step if you're on iOS 5.0.1 already)
Connect your iPod to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Select your iPod from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down Shift and click the Restore button. Restore is preferred as it won't create any wasted space on your iPod.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [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 iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

iTunes will now update your iPod 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 iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

**Windows 7 users may want to try running the redsn0w executable mode as an administrator in Windows Vista compatibility. You can do this by right clicking the executable and selecting Properties from the contextual menu.

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Jailbreak button
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Five
Plug your iPod into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [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 iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [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 iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Seven
Your iPod will now reboot
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Eight
RedSn0w will prepare the jailbreak data.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Nine
Select Cydia from the list of options and click Next.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Ten
Your iPod will now be rebooted again and RedSn0w will begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [5.0.1]

Step Eleven
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. When your iPod finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so) it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.
How to Perform an Untethered Jailbreak of Your iPod Touch 4G (Windows) [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 iOS community.
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epple
epple - January 23, 2013 at 5:08am
I am currently on 5.0.1 which I jailbroke using this method a year ago. Now I would like to do it again just so I can "Factory Reset" but still keep jailbreak. The only option I found was to restore the phone via itunes and then jailbreak again. The problem with that is...restoring with itunes will give me the latest 6.1 OS which I don't want. Any advice??
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???? - September 17, 2012 at 6:26pm
??? ????????=) ??????? ????????=) ios 5.1.1
aaron
aaron - January 21, 2012 at 3:36pm
hi i have an ipod 5.0.1 and i can go in DFU mode but Redsn0w wont detect that im in it..can some one please help am i doing something wrong?
RayBob
RayBob - January 15, 2012 at 11:03am
A million thank yous. Will donate.
Javier
Javier - January 15, 2012 at 6:03am
Help, I´ve been trying to run th redsnow and everything goes right until the system tries to reboot the ipod, then windows shows a message saying redsnow stop running and turns it off. I´m running the redsnow as an administrator and with windows vista compatibilty. What may I be doing wrong?
Chester B. Tan
Chester B. Tan - January 7, 2012 at 7:04am
Finally it worked. I had to manually select the IPSW file in the settings. For SHSH error telling you that the IPSW file cannot be downloaded this is the solution
Amir
Amir - January 4, 2012 at 11:07pm
i install cydia and when i want add source i got this eror http://up.vatandownload.com/images/jgdiaceqx3h85prbf67m.png
Amir
Amir - January 4, 2012 at 11:08pm
i got image from this eror here is the link of image http://up.vatandownload.com/images/jgdiaceqx3h85prbf67m.png
Chester
Chester - January 4, 2012 at 7:45am
Mine didn't worked. I have a white iPod Touch 4g 8GB The error said something about SHSH blobs. It occurred while holding the home button after releasing the power button
Chester
Chester - January 4, 2012 at 8:44am
Does it need the 4.2.1 ipsw file. I saw a shortcut with the redsnow program that needs the 4.2.1 ipsw file or should the filename be changed?
megan
megan - December 31, 2011 at 2:58pm
Worked fine, thanks so much :)
paigedetoskey
paigedetoskey - April 6, 2012 at 9:40pm
yeah can you like text me or something lol i need help on this
carl
carl - December 29, 2011 at 9:52pm
This does not work. I have an ipod 4G produced in DEC 2011 and after running Redsn0w and doing the DFU it installs limera1n and stuff then on is just stuck on rebooting. I tried it with 2 different ipod touch 4g both DEC 2011 production and it is in admin and also vista ( with or without) Never works. My phone reboots but redsn0w still says rebooting and stays stuck like that. DOES NOT WORK not on new models I suppose.
Kpoplove
Kpoplove - March 4, 2012 at 5:05am
i had the same problem but i figured it out after fiddling without. So instead of just clickin th jailbreak button, click the extras and the select "manaully select ipsw" Make sure you have the ipod 5.0.1 file downloaded and select it. It should then say this file shall now be used for the rest of the jailbreak. Click the back button to go back to the jailbreak button and now click on the jailbreak button, and it should work.
Krufka
Krufka - March 21, 2012 at 9:05pm
that worked for me! thx!
Pedro
Pedro - December 29, 2011 at 9:07pm
Redsn0w craash on step where is he patching kernel.. obs:the program is open in administrator mod..
david
david - December 28, 2011 at 9:28am
I tried jailbreakin the iPod Touch 4g, and redsnow crashed in the middle, requiring me to restore the iPod.
Jay
Jay - December 28, 2011 at 3:18am
Im stuck at step seven. It installs stuff then stays stuck on rebooting and mi ipod 4g is on ???
jay
jay - December 28, 2011 at 3:24am
to me precise it has rebooted and my ipod touch 4gis ON. P.S. its on 5.0.1
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