How to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with RedSn0w

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.

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