Apple released iOS 5.0.1 to the public today, and with it comes the need to jailbreak. Fortunately, we’ve got that need covered using the latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.9b8.

Keep in mind that many are warning those wishing to jailbreak to stay away from iOS 5.0.1 — especially iPhone 4S owners and those who have no way to downgrade firmware back to a prior version.

This is a tethered jailbreak, so those wanting untethered only need not apply. But if you’re happy to use tethered to hold you over until then and if you’ve read all of the warning labels, check out our video tutorial that shows your how to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 inside…

How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Final

Note: You will need iOS 5.0 firmware (download here) to jailbreak with RedSn0w 0.9.9b8. This should be remedied with the next RedSn0w update (presumably RedSn0w 0.9.9b9)

Step 1: Install 5.0.1 Final.

Step 2: Open RedSn0w 0.9.9b8 (download here) and select Extras > Specify Firmware > then point it to the iOS 5.0 firmware IPSW.

Step 3: Go back to the main screen of RedSn0w and place your device into DFU mode. Click Jailbreak, and then select Install Cydia.

Step 4: Your device should then jailbreak, but note that your Cydia icon will be white because it is a tethered jailbreak. To boot tethered you will need to place your device into DFU mode again.

Step 5: From the main RedSn0w page, select Extras > Specify Firmware > and point it to the iOS 5.0 IPSW.

Step 6: Choose “Just Boot” from RedSn0w’s Extras menu, and it will perform a tethered boot.

iOS 5.0.1 Final should now be fully jailbroken. If you’re in need of a more in-depth RedSn0w guide, venture over to our RedSn0w page.

Are you planning on jailbreaking your iOS 5.0.1 installation? Tell us why below.

  • im trying to do this and it is not working.. i cant seem to download redsnow that works.. and i restored my phone and now it is stuck on a screen with an itunes symbol and a picture of a usb. pleaseee heeelppp!!!

  • Anonymous

    Iphone 4, IOS 5.0.1(9A405) with baseband 04.11.08

    is it possible to untethered jailbreak ?

    Unlocking ?

    or Downgrade to 4.3.3 for untethered jailbreak&Unlock?

  • Jayson Alvarado

    Winterboard not working on 5.0.1 iPod Touch 4G any ideas ?

  • ipad 5.0.1 JB done 🙂

  • Alright, I rebooted and everything cydia was on all that god stuff, and I downloaded an app and it had to be restarted so i did but im stuck on the apple screen. PLEASE HELP ME!

  • please help me i cant palce my iphone into dfu mode

  • i neeeeeeeeeeed help please help m e
    my iphone s alreay in dfu modes but the redsnow is saying its not in dfu modes what should i do !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Emma Odgaard

    how do i install ios 5.0.1 ?

  • Emma Odgaard

    how do i install ios 5.0.1?

  • K131

    Can I reboot the iPhone 4 without a computer and are all my apps away after the jailbreak is finished??????????

  • oh god ! i jailbreak it i open cydia then when i exit it it automaticully reboot when its power on everything deleted no photos icon no call i con no itunee nothing what happend? what should i do pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee hellllllllllllllllllllllllppp

  • Anonymous

    please help..
    i am trying to jb my 3gs iphone and after i did the first dfu and show the white cydia icon, iam trying to do the second dfu and the phone is turned off and not opening
    what can i do??

  • iphone 4s can jailbreak?

  • Anonymous

    Hello Every body , i can’t find the I OS 5 on my mobile when i put it under DFU mode and starts redsnow , he can’t detect the IPSW file

  • Anonymous

    Hello, please can someone tell me what to do, i an’t find the IPSW file when i select specify firmware under the DFU mode, what to do??

  • Anonymous

    hi jeef thes ali i download th redsnow but wen i click in extars and click in Specify Firmware it not sho me the ios 5.0.1 but i have in my computer what shoud i do thanks

  • unlock iphone4 ios5 .0.1 downgrade to 4.3.3

  • Jean Yves

    Hi there,

    A little late on the uptake, but I’m trying to JB my iPhone4(GSM). I go through redsn0w perfectly fine, but then my phone stays stuck on the black screen with white writing. Hopefully someone can help me with this. Please help!

    Thanks for everything! 🙂

  • LeryBoyz Cx

    why my model is not in here..?? iPhone 5.0.1(9A406)