As promised, a new and improved version of RedSn0w was unleashed just a few moments ago, and one of its primary features is the ability to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 outright without the assistance of any additional firmware.

This makes for one of the easiest jailbreak methods possible for iOS 5.0.1. Check inside for a video walkthrough of the jailbreak process, along with a brief tutorial…

How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 w/ RedSn0w Beta 9

Step 1: Place your device into DFU mode.

Step 2: Download and run RedSn0w 0.9.9b9.

Step 3: Click Jailbreak. Once it finishes the jailbreak, place your device back into DFU mode.

Step 4: In RedSn0w, click to Extras > Boot Tethered. It will boot your device back to your Home screen.

Step 5: Run Cydia to update to the latest files.

For more in-depth details on RedSn0w and its usage, check out our dedicated RedSn0w page.

Aren’t you happy that iOS 5.0.1 is now much easier to jailbreak with RedSn0w? We surely are!

  • 1 question does this automatically unlock my iphone’s sim card or do i need to install ultrasnow from cydia to unlock my iphone 5.0.1 (9A405)???????
    tnx very much

  • Does this work with Ipod Touch 4g running on IOS5.0.1????