The new version of has been released redsn0w which allows you to run the jailbreak on the devices Apple with iOS 5.0.1
The jailbreak of type "untethered"(Only needs to be run once) and compatible with iPhone 4 / 3GS, iPad, iPod Touch 3G / 4G. For the moment, the newest devices are excluded, that is iPhone 4S is iPad 2.
If you are among those who have a device Apple recently and you do not yet know the terminology that is used in the article, I recommend, before proceeding, a reading of iOS: Jailbreak, Activation, Unlock.
This simple HowTo, will guide you to jailbreak device with iOS 5.0.1. Not suitable for owners of iPhone foreigners (as it does not preserve the Baseband).
(Update X1)– Updated download to the version of redsn0w 0.9.10b4 which fixes some bugs (problems with ibooks).
(Update X2) – Guide also available for iPhone 4S is iPad 2 -> Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 iPad 2 & iPhone 4S
(Update X3) – redsn0w updated to version 0.9.10b5 (with fix for iBooks DRM)
(Update X4) – redsn0w again updated to version 0.9.10b6 for Windows and to version 0.9.10b6 for Mac
1. Download redsn0w
Download the latest version of redsn0w for Windows / Mac:
Download redsn0w Windows
Download redsn0w Mac
2. Update the device to iOS 5.0.1
If you don't have the version iOS 5.0.1, update your device first via iTunes.
Download iOS 5.0.1 iPhone 4
Download iOS 5.0.1 iPhone 3GS
Download iOS 5.0.1 iPod Touch 3G
Download iOS 5.0.1 iPod Touch 4G
Download iOS 5.0.1 iPad
3. Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1
start redsn0w and click on Jailbreak.
Switch off the device and connect it to the computer via USB. By pressing the button ?Next>?, The program will guide you towards the procedure to put the device in DFU mode.
Essentially you have to hold down the button Power for 3 seconds, followed by the keyHome +Power (simultaneously) for 10 seconds. Release the button only Power, keeping the button pressed Home until the device is detected by redsn0w. To make no mistake, let yourself be guided by the schedule.
See also the videoguide with explanations in Italian:
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The device will come restarted and you will have to wait for the preparation for the jailbreak. At the end of the preparation, tick only "Install Cydia"And proceed by clicking on"Next>".
Once this last phase is finished, you will have the device with Cydia installed and the jailbreak run!