How to Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 on iOS 5.0.1 with redsn0w or Corona

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We’ve just returned from our vacation so this post may be a bit dated but we’re going to post it anyway.

If you don’t already know, hackers have officially released the untethered jailbreak for all A4 and earlier devices running iOS 5.0.1. Meanwhile pod2g et al will also be releasing the untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Woohoo to Chronic Dev Team and Boohoo for iPhone Dev Team.


Assuming that you have already installed iOS 5.0.1 and already jailbroken it, then the first method below would be a piece of cake.

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Method 1: Untethered Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with Corona

Step 1: Launch Cydia and search for Corona Untether 5.0.1.

Step 2: Tap “Install” and let Cydia do the rest of the job for you.

That’s it! You can now safely reboot your iPhone, iPod, or iPad without using redsn0w or iBooty.


Method 2: Untethered Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with redsn0w 0.9.10b3

Assuming that you’re already on iOS 5.0.1 but have yet to jailbreak it, then this method is for you.

Step 1: Download RedSn0w 0.9.10b3 from the Dev Team’s website.

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

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

That’s all you need to do!

What a great start to 2012! Stay tuned for the untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4s and iPad 2 on iOS 5.0.1. For unlockers, remember to always preserve your baseband with custom firmware!

How to Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 on iOS 5.0.1 with redsn0w or Corona was last modified: January 5th, 2012 by Jonathan

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Comments & Discussion

  1. @Neo When I originally performed the jailbreak on my 3GS, I ran redsn0w and chose jailbreak, install Cydia and Flash the iPad baseband. Redsn0w then performed all of those operations at one time. I then ran ultrasn0w to unlock the iPhone for T-Mobile and it was a tethered jailbreak. I used the iPhone that way for several months until I performed Method #2 above. I followed the directions above with only one change: when I ran redsn0w in Method #2 I selected not only jailbreak, but Install iPad baseband even though my phone was already on that baseband. Basically I re-flashed the iPad baseband to get the untethered jailbreak process to work.

  2. Is there anyway I can jailbreak without a pc? The first time I jail broke I did so via jailbreakme and I didnt need to use a pc is there a way I can do this now?

  3. you are super! Respect you! I’m from Kazakhstan, I ask your advice! to unlock or wait to come out to unlock ios5 4.11.08? Thanks.

  4. Hi, I'm on bb 4.11.08 version 5.0 waiting to be unlock(. If I would like to jailbreak it, do I need to avoid update to 5.01? thanks.

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