By now you’ve probably read our earlier report that there is finally an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1. This is thanks to the amazing work of iOS hacker pod2g, but also thanks to GeoHot, who found some of these exploits a while back.

As we mentioned in our previous post, there are two ways to untether iOS 5.0.1. If you’re already jailbroken, you may want to use Corona Untether 5.0.1. If, however, you’re still running a stock iOS 5.0.1 version, then this RedSn0w tutorial is for you…

Before going forward, I advise you read our post about the specifics of this iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak.

Note that unlockers who need to preserve their baseband while updating to the latest iOS version will have to first create a custom firmware using RedSn0w > Extras > Custom IPSW.

How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Untether with RedSn0w

Step 1: Download RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 from our downloads section.

Step 2: Plug your iDevice in and put it in DFU mode.

Step 3: Launch RedSn0w and click on “Jailbreak” and select “Install Cydia”.

Let RedSn0w work its magic. In just a few moments, your iOS device should reboot and run an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1.

Feel free to ask any questions about jailbreaking iOS 5.0.1 with RedSn0w below.

  • gerorge rocha

    I had my iPhone jail broken on this with ios 5.0.1 and I restored to factory reset and I want to jailbreak it again but every time I try to it go to iTunes and says I need to restore and redsn0w stops working how can I jailbreak it again?

  • gerorge rocha

    Same here wish I could help

  • how do i get the ipad baseband to unlock my iphone to use with my tmobile sim card?

  • Anonymous

    I followed your instructions n fliptoast has installed instead tell me how to get it off

  • after i install custom ipsw 5.0.1 i want to jailbreak. when i launch redsnow and select the ipsw file which one do i choose?? the original one or the custom one???
    please help

  • its not letting me open the download

  • how can i watch flyers hockey on com cast in a app>

  • in other words how can i get or is there an app that has comcast sports net in it?

  • i’m currently with AT&T and i was wondering if by jailbreak my iPhone i would be able to used international just by changing sim card?

  • okay what do I do if i have 4.2.1 on my iphone and i want to update to 5.0.1 then jail break?

    From what i understand I need to download a custom 5.0.1 ispw update via itunes then jailbreak through redsnow right? I assume that was a correct statment so I will continue with one I can not answer myself which Is where the heck can I get a custom 5.0.1 ispw?

  • FOR THE IPSW, ITS SAYS DOWNLOADING FROM SITE APPLE.COM but uts taking to long ? should it be taking that long ?

  • Anonymous

    hi all was using iphone 4 on a dualsim setup but lost phone now have another but it only is running 4.3.3 and i need 5.0.1 to run the dualsim but itunes are up to 5.1.1 so how do i upgrade to 5.0.1 please if any one has a fairly easy guide on doing this it would help
    ps very new to this so easy easy would help