How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

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These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your iPhone 4 on iOS 5.0.1 using PwnageTool for Mac. PwnageTool will let you customize your IPSW to prevent baseband updates and include Cydia packages.

Step One
Make a folder called "Pwnage" on the desktop. In it, you will need a couple of things. PwnageTool 5.0.1 which can be download from here.

You will also need the 5.0.1 iPhone 4 firmware which can be found here.

When downloading the IPSW file, it is best to download it with Firefox since Safari often auto extracts it!
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Two
Double click to mount PwnageTool then drag the PwnageTool icon into the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Then from the Pwnage folder double click to launch the PwnageTool application.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Click Ok if presented with a warning.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Three
Click to select Expert Mode from the top menu bar
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Four
Click to select your device. A check-mark will appear over the image of the device. Click the blue arrow button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Five
You will be brought to the "Browse for IPSW" page. Click the Browse for IPSW... button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

From the popup window select your firmware from the Pwnage folder then click the Open button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Six
You will then be brought to a menu with several choices. Click to select General then click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

The General settings allows you to decide the partition size. Check Activate the phone if you are not with an official carrier then click the blue arrow button.

NOTE*: Deselect Activate if you have an iPhone legitimately activated on an official carrier.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

The Cydia settings menu allows you to create custom packages so you do not have to manually install the necessary them later.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Click to select the Download packages tab. Then click the Refresh button to display all the available packages. Double clicking the package you want will download it and make it available in the Select Packages tab.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Checkmark the ones you want then click the blue arrow button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

The Custom Packages Settings menu displays listed package settings for your custom IPSW. For know leave these settings as is. Click the blue arrow button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Seven
You are now ready to begin the pwnage process! Click the Build button to select it then click the Blue arrow button to begin.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Eight
You will be asked to save your custom .ipsw file. Save it to your Pwnage folder you created on your Desktop.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Your IPSW is now being built. Please allow up to 10 minutes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

You will be asked to enter your administrator password. Do this then click the OK button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Nine
Once your ipsw has been built you will be asked to connect your iPhone to the computer. Once it detects your device PwnageTool will guide your through the steps to putting your iPhone into DFU mode.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Press and hold the power and home buttons for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Then release the power button and continue holding the home button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Once your iPhone is successfully in DFU mode, PwnageTool will prompt you to launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Ten
Once In iTunes, hold the Alt/Option key and click Restore.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Eleven
Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop using the dialog window that appears. Select the custom IPSW that was created and click the Choose button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using PwnageTool (Mac) [5.0.1]

Step Twelve
iTunes will now restore the firmware on your iPhone. This can also take up to 10 minutes. Once done you will be rebooted into jailbroken iOS 5.0.1!


***THANKS: Thank you to iPhone Dev-Team, Chronic Dev-Team, Geohot, and pod2g for their hard work in making this jailbreak and tutorial possible!

ReutM - March 22, 2013 at 2:12pm
try this one, http://www.rapidunlockers.com/ I have unlocked my phone on very very fast (about 6 hours total) and cheap, now i can update to any version without having to worry that my phone will be locked ever again. Only 9.99$ for phone unlocks
jojovan - April 23, 2012 at 2:51pm
Is this method updating baseband? And which version of baseband comes with 5.0.1 on iphone4? Now I'm unlocking phone with gevey and I wouldn't like to lose unlock possibility after updating.
Barbatozer - February 13, 2012 at 9:28pm
People, I just followed this tutorial and I made sure to check for "activate my phone" in PwnageTool, and it DID NOT end up activated. For everybody depending on an activate option make sure this might put you in a tough spot without the original SIM card.
Vishal - January 23, 2012 at 2:57pm
I have unlocked iphone 4 version 4.3.3 bb 1.59.00 can I use this guide to update to ios5.0.1 please reply thanks.
Eifan - January 22, 2012 at 6:35pm
Hi! The jailbreak didn't work for me. It says on iTunes that "This device isn't eligible for the requested build". I have a iPhone 4, it was on 4.3 i thing, I don't remember. But anywho.. Someone please help me.
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