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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.1.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.1.1]

Posted June 4, 2012 at 11:57am by iClarified
These are instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 4S on the 5.1.1 firmware using RedSn0w for Windows. The Mac version of this tutorial is here.

Please be aware that upgrading your iPhone to iOS 5.1.1 through iTunes will update your baseband, potential removing or ruining your chances for an unlock. Remember that once you're on iOS 5.1.1 you should save your SHSH Blobs by following this tutorial.

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 version of RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the 5.1.1 firmware from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. (Note: you do not need to download the 5.1.1 firmware if you are already on iOS 5.1.1)

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.1.1]

Step Two: (You can skip this step if iOS 5.1.1 is already installed on your device)
Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.1.1]

Select your iPhone 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 iPhone.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.1.1]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 5.1.1 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.1.1]

iTunes will now update your iPhone to the new firmware.

Step Three
Launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier. You can do this by right clicking the executable and selecting Run as Administrator contextual menu.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.1.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.1.1]

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Jailbreak button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.1.1]

Step Five
The Rocky Racoon jailbreak will now go through three steps to complete.

1. Preparing:
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.1.1]

2. Processing:
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.1.1]

3. Finishing up:
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.1.1]

Step Six
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 Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.1.1]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4S Using RedSn0w (Windows) [5.1.1]

*As usual a big thanks to the iPhone Dev-Team. Chronic Dev-Team, and Geohot for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.
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harry - November 1, 2013 at 4:29am
jimboy79 - July 28, 2013 at 1:34pm
why does nobody reply to the questions on here?
pozmans - February 27, 2013 at 4:30pm
Is there a way of downgrading back to 5.0.1 (stock IOS of iPhone 4S) - Without blobs? I upgraded to 6.1.2 and its horrible!:(
irsheekhan - January 14, 2013 at 8:21am
so plz show in videos
irsheekhan - January 14, 2013 at 8:19am
Munir - January 10, 2013 at 7:16pm
Hi my friends I have iPhone 4S 6.0.1 I try for downgrade to 5.1.1 But there is a problem HSHS File is not save Please help me Thanks
rakeshgohel44 - December 19, 2012 at 5:23am
Have you all tried to unlock using redsnow or pwnage tools?
rakeshgohel44 - December 19, 2012 at 5:22am
hey guys..Recently, i've purchased iphone 4s. But don't know how to unlock.. Any one let me know how to unlock this.
Barack - December 4, 2012 at 3:35pm
Everyone, there's a difference between "jailbreaking" and "unlocking" a device. Do a little research before throwing the 'bullsh*t' flag, okay? Sometimes you can unlock after jailbreaking, but they're totally different processes.
tinkujadhav20 - November 26, 2012 at 3:04pm
Hi team, I have iphone 4s 5.1.1 version and wanted to unlock it. I have tried this process so many times with no go..! Initially, started with DFU mode then click restore and apply the 5.1.1 firmware then after few seconds got 3194 error which resolved by tiny umbrella method but later it thrown me up to error 1600 then 11 etc., if i look into this it says dont use tiny umberella. Please suggest.. I am getting round and round behind this. Atleast can some one let me know whether i can unlock my iphone 4s 5.1.1 ?
FREOOY - November 26, 2012 at 8:57pm
I can help You to Factory Unlock ur iPhone... permanent florever so u can always update to the lasted iOS without worries.. if interested text me at (347)630-2913
Tinku - November 27, 2012 at 11:20am
Thanks for the response. I am from india. so can you reply me.
FREOOY - November 27, 2012 at 3:50pm
Hey, Tinku can you let me know your email to talk about it?....
bruno - October 15, 2012 at 11:54am
bruno- its not working the phone is still sim-locked !!!
Girr - October 5, 2012 at 11:33am
How do i jailbreak my iphone 4S which isnt activated?
Billy - October 2, 2012 at 10:11pm
I cant get Cydia to open, if anyone has some tips please post here, I also cant restore it and re-jailbreaking it has the same issue. 4S iOS 5.1.1
dylan - June 19, 2012 at 9:24am
from error 200. below some finding from the other forum. - Use absinthe 2.0.4 and it will work fine - I had the same problem. turn off your iphone and put it in DFU mode than start redsnow, jailbrake and let it install. it worked for me. - From Apple support base: “Error 2000-2009 (2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, and so on) If you experience this issue on a Mac, disconnect third-party devices, hubs, spare cables, displays, reset the SMC, and then try to restore. If you are using a Windows computer, remove all USB devices and spare cables other than your keyboard, mouse, and the device, restart the computer, and try to restore. If that does not resolve the issue, try the USB issue-resolution steps and articles listed for Error 1604 above. If the issue persists, it may be related to conflicting security software.” Do that and also try to put the device into DFU mode before beginning next time. thats all i know n can help. i'm not sure whether it work or not. no harm trying. just hope it help anyone out there. cheers
FreeJuice100 - June 16, 2012 at 5:55pm
Lol this will be my first time Jailbreaking any type of apple device and every tutorial I read, everyone has the same answer, "error 2000". When people ask how to fix it, no one answers! Is their anyone living on earth today that's knows how to fix it? Lol it's rediculous
nico - June 8, 2012 at 2:10pm
same. error 2000
Biohazz - June 7, 2012 at 9:13pm
Same here. Error 2000. Can somebody plz respond to us.....
yv4dgn - June 7, 2012 at 3:35pm
Hi Everyone, I updated an iPhone 4G to 5.1.1 and did the Jailbreak using the last windows version of RedSn0w 0.9.12b1 but I got an error 2000 after that, I can't do the Jailbreak again, even using the windows version of absinthe 2.0.4. I do appreciate your very help in this regarding. Best Regards to everybody.
Leadfoot - June 5, 2012 at 9:30am
same thing here error 2000
Jose - June 5, 2012 at 4:07am
Also getting error 2000 during processing..
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