Download Sn0wbreeze 2.8b11 Custom Hacktivated iOS 5.0.1 IPSW for iPhone 4 (GSM) and 3GS

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Unlockers and jailbreakers, get your custom iOS 5.0.1 firmware here. Custom firmware ensures that your baseband is always preserved for unlocking.

UPDATE: Untethered, jailbroken, hacktivated iOS 5.0.1 can be downloaded here. If you have an AT&T iPhone, unlock it right here.

Wait – before you update to iOS 5.0.1, read this warning from MuscleNerd.

Editor's note: learn more by reading our ebook on starting your own iPhone repair & unlock business

These custom firmware were made using sn0wbreeze v2.8b11 [download sn0wbreeze-v2.8b11.zip for Windows only] and they will ALWAYS preserve your baseband.

Preserving your baseband allows your iPhone to be unlocked with supported software such as ultrasn0w or hardware e.g. Gevey Turbo SIM for iPhone 4.

Even if you don’t intend to unlock it now, preserving your baseband will increase your iPhone’s resale value. Your potential buyer may want to unlock it.

Since the jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 is still tethered, you will need to use iBooty or redsn0w to boot your device to a jailbroken state. If you’re new to restoring your iPhone with custom firmware, please be aware that you will need to pawn DFU your iPhone first to allow it to accept custom firmware. Use redsn0w or iREB for this.

Be sure to install the iTunes 10.5 in order to install custom iOS 5.0.1.

Custom iOS 5.0.1 Jailbroken (tethered) and Hacktivated (use this if you DO NOT have the official carrier SIM card)

iPhone 4 (GSM) sn0wbreeze_iPhone 4-5.0.1_hacktivated_jb.ipsw
iPhone 3GS New Bootrom sn0wbreeze_iPhone 3GS-5.0.1_NBR_hacktivated_jb.ipsw
iPhone 3GS Old Bootrom (untethered) sn0wbreeze_iPhone 3GS-5.0.1_OBR_hacktivated_jb.ipsw

Custom iOS 5.0.1 Not Jailbreaken, Not Activated (official carrier SIM required)

iPhone 4 (GSM) sn0wbreeze_iPhone 4-5.0.1_noJB.ipsw
iPhone 3GS sn0wbreeze_iPhone 3GS-5.0.1_noJB.ipsw

Note for iPhone 4 and 3GS unlockers:

  • iPhone 4 – Gevey Turbo SIM works with iOS 5.0.1 as long as you don’t have baseband 4.11.08. Please share this information with your friends! Many people updated to iOS 5 and lost their unlock!
  • iPhone 3GS – ultrasn0w 1.2.4 is not yet ready for iOS 5.0.1. The latest baseband that comes with iOS 5.0.1 is also 5.16.05 (no change from iOS 5.0), and there’s no way to unlock it. Note that the latest ultrasn0w only supports older basebands.

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Comments & Discussion

  1. i use ios 5.0.1 for making custom ipsw only for hactivate.when i try to restore from itunes iphone freeze when apple logo and loading bar shows up.is there any way to make only activated ipsw and not jb?

  2. Hi,I restored my i4 with ireb and shift restore in itunes, and after the itune say the iphone is rebooting, the phone is rebooting and an apple logo and a bar shows up but its freezing and itunes cant see the iphone.what should I do?thx

  3. Should I download this custom 5.0.1 ipsw if I have a Mac and I can’t run sn0wbreaz? I’m trying to update my wife’s phone to 5.0.1 but want to keep the baseband because we use Gevey. I can’t seem to make a custom 5.0.1 with redsn0w on my Mac. Does this help me? iPhone is on 4.3.5 baseband 4.10.01 unlocked with Gevey on T-Mobile USA. Thanks.

  4. Mine work!!!
    device: Iphone 3Gs New Bootrom
    IPSW used: sn0wbreeze_iPhone 3GS-5.0.1_OBR_hacktivated_jb.ipsw
    Baseband: 6.15.00

    Step: (don't put your simcard at this stage!!)
    1) Enter DFU mode. Then applied IPSW through iTunes( mine iTunes 10.5)
    2) Then i use iBooty v2.3 to boot up. After done (mine still got black screen), i open tinyumbrella..
    3) I used tinyumbrella latest version to kick device using fix recovery/exit recovery (until iphone bring the activation screen)
    4) I use Redsnow_win_0.9.10b3 to Jailbreak… i tick install cydia and iPad baseband..
    5) after finish, I install ultrasnow 1.2.5 through cydia..
    6)Then turn on flight mode, disable location service.. Turn on iPhone..
    7) Put ur simcard, on ur iPhone then turn off flight mode.. wait a little while before the carrier finally appeared (bout 5 minutes)

    Gud luck on ur trying!

    P/S: i used oldbootrom 3Gs IPSW eventhough my device is 3Gs new bootrom.. still never failed to unthetered JB and unlock..

  5. hi … can someone please share download link for custom ios 5.0.1. i have original at&t sim with me. i need custom i os for ip 4 (gsm) … i am not able to dnload from filefactory… seems thr is no free option and no registration option …

  6. Hello,

    I have an iPhone 4, Version 4.3.3 Firmware 4.10.01

    I'd really like to update to iOS5 and to preserve baseband. I'm new at attempting to do this and I don't know exactly what to do. I know this is an old forum but if someone who has been successful at doing this, be so kind and guide me the way I would be very thankful.

    xdenise.tran@gmail.com




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