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  • How to Jailbreak Using redsn0w 0.9 (OS X)


    {last updated November 1st, 2012}

    This OS X only guide (Windows guide here) will teach you how to jailbreak various devices using redsn0w 0.9. The current version of redsn0w 0.9 is 0.9.15b3. Note this is an UNTETHERED JAILBREAK, meaning you can reboot your phone just like you normally would.

    This guide should be used with the following device/firmware combinations (if you're not sure, here's how to find your iOS firmware version and how to find your iOS device type):
    • iPhone 3G | 4.3.4
    • iPhone 3GS | 4.3.3
    • iPhone 3GS | 4.3.4
    • iPhone 3GS | 4.3.5
    • iPhone 3GS | 5.0
    • iPhone 3GS | 5.0.1
    • iPhone 4 | 4.2.9
    • iPhone 4 | 4.2.10
    • iPhone 4 | 4.3.3
    • iPhone 4 | 4.3.4
    • iPhone 4 | 4.3.5
    • iPhone 4 | 5.0
    • iPhone 4 | 5.0.1
    • iPad 1 | 4.3.3
    • iPad 1 | 4.3.4
    • iPad 1 | 4.3.5
    • iPod touch 3G | 4.3.4
    • iPod touch 3G | 4.3.5
    • iPod touch 4G | 4.3.4
    • iPod touch 4G | 4.3.5
    • iPod touch 4G | 5.0
    • iPod touch 4G | 5.0.1

    If you prefer the simpler version of this guide with no pictures, click here.

    Alright, let's get started. First thing you'll need to do is download the Mac version of redsn0w 0.9.15b3 from mod.my/redsn0wmac0915b3. Double-click the zip file to unzip it, and open the redsn0w folder to see the redsn0w icon.



    Making sure your device is connected, double-click redns0w to launch it. You will see the redsn0w home screen - press the Jailbreak button.



    Before you do anything on the next screen, power off your device by pressing and holding the sleep button (the button on the top) until the slide to power off screen comes up. Slide to power off. NOTE: As of iOS firmware 5.1.1, this step is not necessary.



    Alright, NOW you can press Next on the redsn0w page which tells you to power off your device. NOTE: redsn0w will IMMEDIATELY ask you to press and hold the sleep button on the device, then continue holding it while pressing the home button, then continue holding the home button while letting go of the sleep button. Make sure your device is in your hands before pressing Next in redsn0w. NOTE: As of iOS firmware 5.1.1, this step is not necessary.



    After successfully following the prompts of holding buttons down (this is entering DFU mode for the device), redsn0w will tell you it is Exploiting with limera1n. You can now let go of the home button on your device. NOTE: As of iOS firmware 5.1.1, this step is not necessary.



    redsn0w will go through a few screens, telling you it is waiting for a reboot, then popping up a new window with various status messages as it jailbreaks your device.





    Once that is done, you'll be shown a screen asking what you'd like to do. The default action (which we'll be doing in this guide) is to Install Cydia. You're welcome to check any other boxes you'd like, but please only do so if you know what you're doing. Press Next when you've selected your choices.



    redsn0w will now tell you Uploading ramdisk, which will take a few seconds, and then say Done! Once it says Done! it is safe to close redsn0w, as the rest of the jailbreak process will happen on the device itself.





    Your device will now scroll a bunch of command line messages as the jailbreak completes. After a minute or so of the scrolling text, you will see the pwnapple logo with some more status updates (the final step before your jailbreak is complete).





    That's it! You're now holding a jailbroken device. Not too bad, eh?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Jailbreak Using redsn0w 0.9.9 started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 119 Comments
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by tsatryan View Post
      I have tried dozens of times now to jailbreak a friend's iPhone 4, on Verizon, running 5.0.1, by using redsn0w 0.9.10b5c. Every single time, I put it in DFU mode, the jailbreak process begins, gets all the way to the "Waiting for reboot" and the phone just boots into normal mode, falling out of DFU mode. I have no clue at this point what to do to get it to stick in DFU mode to complete the process. I continue to end up with the phone simply rebooted normally, running fine, but no jailbreak. Any help would be appreciated.
      When entering DFU keep holding the home button even after you are in DFU. Don't let go of it until after redsnow starts uploading the kernel etc
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      When entering DFU keep holding the home button even after you are in DFU. Don't let go of it until after redsnow starts uploading the kernel etc
      Thanks for the quick reply. I have done just what you suggested... but, if I hold the home button too long, the phone goes into recovery mode (with the display showing the iTunes logo and cable).

      What consistently happens is I see in redsn0w the message that it is uploading the first part, then the second part, and then it shows the waiting for reboot message. But, it pops the phone out of DFU mode then, and I have yet to see the Processing kernel messages, or anything after Waiting for reboot. Shortly after the Waiting for reboot message, the apple logo shows up on the iPhone, and then it just boots fine, but non-jailbroken of course.

      By the way, I'm not a newby at this - I have personally had every iPhone ever made, and have successfully jailbroken at opportunity along the way. My own 4S is jailbroken, as is my iPad. But, this iPhone 4 has be stumped. If you or anyone has any ideas, I'm all ears. Thanks in advance.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Dont let go of the home button until after the "Exploiting with limerain" is finished and it starts uploading the ramdisk. Let go of the home button before the waiting to reboot part though.
    1. the2th's Avatar
      the2th -
      Will the unlock ever be available with a baseband 5.0.1?

      Or do I need to travel with my 3?
    1. tomo0449's Avatar
      tomo0449 -
      Can anyone please tell me where I can find the IPSW file? I have updated my Iphone 4 through the device itself, and the files are not in \Users\owner\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

      Originally I wanted to jailbreak using redsnow but it crashes EVERY TIME I start the jailbreak, therefore decided to use snowbreeze... but now I need the IPSW.

      Thanks to anyone that can help!
    1. ShelaghDB's Avatar
      ShelaghDB -
      For anyone unable to get their iTouch 4 (9A405) into DFU mode, you MUST make a new IPSW file first. I found one though google, iPod4,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw When you download that to your desktop all you need to do is open up the redsn0w app and press on EXTRAS, SELECT IPSW.....browse to the IPSW file you have just downloaded and as soon as you do, it takes over and tells you it will use that from here on in. Then just follow the DFU mode instructions that didnt work the 100x you tried before but now it will work and before you know it you will be jailbroken..........the IPSW file is the key. You dont need to go through iTunes with it. Everything is done just through redsn0w

      How To Perform Untethered Jailbreak On Your iPhone 4/3GS Without Updating Baseband Using Redsn0w For iOS 5.0.1 [Updated] You need to know what version you have which you can tell if you go ito SYSTEMS PREFERENCES, GENERAL, ABOUT, VERSION...in my case I had 5.0.1 (9A405) I just bought the iTouch yesterday so I guess thats the latest version. Go to the page listed here and scroll down until you find your version and it will give you a link to that IPSW file you need. For my version, it was called iPod4,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw PROBLEM SOLVED. I am not a newbie but I could not get into DFU mode no matter how many times I tried until this
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Dont let go of the home button until after the "Exploiting with limerain" is finished and it starts uploading the ramdisk. Let go of the home button before the waiting to reboot part though.
      It never gets as far as uploading the ramdisk. After the Exploiting with limerain is done, it says Waiting for reboot, and the phone reboots as normal.
    1. Archun's Avatar
      Archun -
      Hey All!
      Im using my iphone 4 with 4.3.3(8J2), 03.10.01 baseband and GEVEY to Unlock.
      Im I allowed to intall 5.0.1 on my phone? If so, will it unlock it? If not, will I still be able to use GEVEY to unlock it?
      THANKS!!

      Hey All!
      Im using my iphone 4 with 4.3.3(8J2), 03.10.01 baseband and GEVEY to Unlock.
      Im I allowed to intall 5.0.1 on my phone? If so, will it unlock it? If not, will I still be able to use GEVEY to unlock it?
      THANKS!!
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Archun View Post
      Hey All!
      Im using my iphone 4 with 4.3.3(8J2), 03.10.01 baseband and GEVEY to Unlock.
      Im I allowed to intall 5.0.1 on my phone? If so, will it unlock it? If not, will I still be able to use GEVEY to unlock it?
      THANKS!!

      Hey All!
      Im using my iphone 4 with 4.3.3(8J2), 03.10.01 baseband and GEVEY to Unlock.
      Im I allowed to intall 5.0.1 on my phone? If so, will it unlock it? If not, will I still be able to use GEVEY to unlock it?
      THANKS!!
      Do you have 5.0.1 SHSH?
    1. Archun's Avatar
      Archun -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Do you have 5.0.1 SHSH?
      No, I dont have any SHSH
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Then you cant go to 5.0.1 sorry
    1. Archun's Avatar
      Archun -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Then you cant go to 5.0.1 sorry
      Thanks
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Archun View Post
      Thanks
      You should check with tiny umbrella if you have 5.0.1 SHSH just in case. You never know cydia may have saved them for you without you knowing. When using tiny umbrella go to advanced and select the box that says request SHSH from cydia then press save SHSH with your phone connected to see.
    1. Archun's Avatar
      Archun -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      You should check with tiny umbrella if you have 5.0.1 SHSH just in case. You never know cydia may have saved them for you without you knowing. When using tiny umbrella go to advanced and select the box that says request SHSH from cydia then press save SHSH with your phone connected to see.
      I guess NOT "Cydia does not have your shsh for iPhone 4 4.1 (8B117) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE"
      Thanks
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Did it say that about 5.0.1 shsh too though?
    1. Archun's Avatar
      Archun -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Did it say that about 5.0.1 shsh too though?
      Thats what it said when I connected it and pressed SAVE as you instructed
    1. energiesource's Avatar
      energiesource -
      Mine just says waiting for reboot and doesn't do anything
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Try using the latest redsnow
    1. jesstaticx's Avatar
      jesstaticx -
      Hey guys, last night I jailbreak my ipod touch 4th gen 4.1 with redsnow but after jailbreaking the I noticed that the cydia icon is white and I cannot open it. There were no error during jailbreaking process but then again I can't access cydia. I tried tethered booting with redsnow but it didn't solved the problem. Is there a way to fix this? Help me guys. Thanks a lot.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Does Cydia open at all?