How to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with RedSn0w

By , May 7, 2012

iOS 5.1.1 was just released, and with it come a few bug fixes. If you’re worried about maintaining your untethered jailbreak, then it’s important not to update.

If, on the other hand, you have a device that’s currently jailbreakable on iOS 5.1, you can use the latest version of RedSn0w to perform a tethered jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with a few easy steps.

Check inside for the full video tutorial…

You will need your 5.1 firmware for the device that you want to jailbreak, as RedSn0w currently doesn’t recognize iOS 5.1.1. This is for A4 devices only.

Step 1: Download the latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b from our download page.

Step 2: Connect your device to your computer, place your device into DFU mode, and run RedSn0w.

Step 3: Go to Extras > Select IPSW > and point to your iOS 5.1 firmware for this device.

Step 4: Once RedSn0w successfully identifies the 5.1 firmware, head back to the main page of RedSn0w and click Jailbreak.

Step 5: Once it identifies the build, click Next where it asks you to install Cydia.

Step 6: Cydia will be installed, and your device will reboot. Upon reboot, place the device back into DFU mode.

Step 7: Perform a tethered boot via RedSn0w by going back to the Extras page and clicking Just Boot.

Step 8: Your device will reboot, and you will have a usable Cydia icon on your Home screen.

Note: This is a tethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak. Once RedSn0w is updated for iOS 5.1.1 you will no longer have to follow step 3.

Remember this is only for iOS 5.1 jailbreakable devices. Meaning it won’t work with the iPad 2, the iPhone 4S, or the new iPad.

For additional help with RedSn0w, DFU mode, etc. be sure to visit our dedicated RedSn0w page.

Have you tried it?

More coverage of the iOS 5.1.1 update:

  • Share:
  • Follow:
  • Ousso Ch

    :(:(:( i went through this tether jailbreak just to see how 5.1.1 looks and lost my unlocking ability made through SAM before 21 days before Apple Server fixes that BUG even thought i did back up those Tickets and i am restoring them as i used to do but no hope since the Modem Firmware got upgraded in turns from 4.11.08 to 4.12.1 :(:(:(:(

    Any hope or solution here? are those tickets collected though SAM before are dedicated to the firmware that was on my Phone that day when I unlocked?

    Jeff Did not warn us this time :(

  • Anonymous

    I’ve accidentally updated my new ipad to 5.1.1 will i able to jailbreak it

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=774595141 Timmy Patarca

    When i perform the tethered boot by clicking “Just Boot” my ipod keeps turning back on from the DFU mode. What can i do??

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=695071902 Sophistiqué Kayorcity

    I mistakenly downloaded ios 5.1.1. I tried doing all the steps but it didn’t work. Any solutions

  • Anonymous

    every time i try to run 5.0.1(9A405) it brings me to itones to restore i dont know whats rong
    opiedopie420@hotmail.c0m

  • http://twitter.com/SurfSongFest Surf & Song Festival

    Worked great. Thanks to all!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/haian.aljoudh Haian Al Joudh

    i still have a white Cydia icon after I reboot the device what i have to do

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1698486665 Ahn Tae Woong

    when i try to use redsnow, they say check my itunes whether it is newest version but mine is newest version. what should i do?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000036630078 Choo Hong Wong

    jailbreak untethered…..that’s cool!!like it….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KWNWXCSKXOVM6QCNWOOKNHOGA4 Nasser

    thnx alot !!!

  • Ish Agbay

    I need your help,whenever I try to reboot my cause I just jailbreaked it using tethered jailbreak then,when I reboot it to get the working cydia icon,a SEND ERROR REPORT always pops up and interrupts it o when I try to reopen it it say Unexpected Error….Help!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667805610 Nicole Catherine Floris MacAul

    I really don’t understand this. So i updated my iphone 4… Stupid me… I got as far as DFU mode…. But when it told me on your tutorial to hit select IPSW… I can’t find the IOS update on my computer to get redsn0w to recognize my iphone… :( When i hit the button it opens to my documents and I can’t find the folder or file anywhere. Please help. I’m so confused and frustrated. >> If someone could tell me where this file is to “downgrade” to 5.0.1 or whatever was before 5.1.1…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=599708984 Darren Lala

    Why my cydia does not have installous when i search ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/blazzin.theory12 Shortii Blaze

    I dont if this would be the right place to post this but i updated my iphone 3gs to the untethered 5.1.1. Update and it worked except my cydia, installous, app store, contacts and game center apps are gone and i redo the jailbreak and still nothing any ideas in what i did wrong?

  • http://www.facebook.com/thorpedo2009 Christopher Thorpe

    it is getting to 78% back up and then freezing